Guide to Starting a Corporation

Fenwick & West LLP

Guide to Starting a Corporation

Introduction... 1

A. Selecting the Form of Business Organization... 1

1. Corporation... 1

2. Sole Proprietorship... 3

3. General Partnership... 3

4. Limited Partnership... 4

5. Limited Liability Company... 4

B. S Corporations... 4

C. Choosing a Business Name... 5

D. Selecting the Location for the Business... 5

E. Qualifying to do Business in Another State... 6

F. Initial Capital Structure... 6

1. Structure... 6

2. Minimum Capital ... 7

3. Legal Consideration... 7

4. Valuation... 7

5. Use of Debt... 8

6. Vesting and Rights of First Refusal... 8

G. Sales of Securities... 9

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