When starting your own law practice in California, one of your first decisions is what business form to use—should your practice be a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or a corporation? Don’t underestimate the importance of...more
The questions that invariably come up for all my start-up clients is: Do I have to form a legal entity, if yes, what kind and why? Entrepreneurs have a number of legal structures available when seeking to capitalize on a...more
Companies can come in all different shapes and sizes. They can be traditional C corporations, limited liability companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, S corporations, joint ventures (“JVs”) or various...more
The Tennessee Department of Revenue has issued Notice 13-06 to clarify the tax treatment of single-member limited liability companies (SMLLCs) owned by entities checking the box to be treated as corporations for federal tax...more
A DBA name or doing business as name is a fictitious business name that is different from your personal name. When you create a business, your company’s name defaults to the name of the person or organization who owns it. To...more
In this Issue:
- Limited Liability Companies — The Best of All Worlds?
- Employees Are Responsible for Beneficiary Designations
- Protect Your Plastic
- HOA Can Regulate Common Area
Branching off from our discussion of whether you need an entity for your business, one related issue that’s important to keep in mind is what types and amounts of insurance you should obtain and maintain with respect to your...more
(*Note: this discussion presupposes a basic understanding of limited liability entities and alternatives, which have been discussed before and which we will discuss more in the future.)
Many people starting a business...more
After many years of working for other people, you’ve decided to strike out on your own and start a small business in your home town. You have the financial means and some initial ideas to get things going, but you are unsure...more
Whether starting a business or operating an existing enterprise, business people should consider the legal form of their business and the need to protect their personal assets from business liabilities, while also considering...more
The amount of taxes that you have to pay is one of the key reasons that individuals select one business entity type over another. The term “tax” though is a bit too general for a business as “tax” could refer to federal tax,...more
As a Certified Public Accountant (C.P.A.) and Attorney, I have had my share of questions from clients regarding which type of entity a person should set up if they want to start a business. Moreover, as this is a complicated...more
Things to Consider Before you Start Business Operations as a Sole Proprietorship, C Corporation, S Corporation, or LLC - How do you start business on the right track?
Selecting the right type of business entity is an...more
Canadian business laws are well developed. Several different types of business structures are available in Canada. Each features unique advantages and disadvantages.
Business Corporations -
The corporation is the...more
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