Doing Business in the U.S.

In This Issue:

- Preface

- Chapter 1 Choice Of A Business Entity

- Chapter 2 Introduction To Federal Securities Laws

- Chapter 3 From Let’S Go Shopping To Closing: U.S. M&A Process

- Chapter 4 Employment Considerations

- Chapter 5 Equity Incentives For U.S. Employees

- Chapter 6 U.S. Immigration Law

- Chapter 7 U.S. International Trade And Investment

- Chapter 8 Commercial Real Estate Transactions

- Chapter 9 Intellectual Property

- Chapter 10 Energy Regulation In The United States

- Chapter 11 Clean Technology In The United States

- Chapter 12 Environmental Law

- Chapter 13 Taxation In The United States

- Chapter 14 Litigation And Other Dispute Resolution Mechanisms

- Chapter 15 Products Liability

- Chapter 16 Insurance

- Excerpt from Choice of a Business Entity:

An important question that a non-U.S. business faces before doing business in the United States is the selection of an optimal business structure. Selecting the best type of entity helps maximize the chances of financial and operational success.

There are four main types of business entities in the United States, namely: corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships and sole proprietorships (a form used exclusively by natural persons). A non-U.S. investor may choose among any of them, but in most cases the corporation is preferred and recommended. The non-U.S. investor may also join forces with one or more other businesses to create a joint venture, which can take the form of a corporation, a partnership or a limited liability company. Finally, a non-U.S. investor may conduct business in the United States through a branch.

This chapter provides a brief introduction of each type of business structure and discussion of the factors to consider in choosing a business structure and the mechanics of organization for each structure.

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