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Business Formation Limited Liability Company (LLC)

Business formation is the process of establishing a legal entity to carry out a particular entreprise.  The law provides several entity options, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Limited... more +
Business formation is the process of establishing a legal entity to carry out a particular entreprise.  The law provides several entity options, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Limited Liability Corporations (LLC), Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP), and S-Corporations are a few examples of available options. When forming a business, founders can choose whichever entity-type best aligns with their specific tax and liability needs and considerations. Other important aspects of forming a business include drafting a comprehensive business plan, choosing appropriate insurance, establishing personnel policies and protecting intellectual property.  less -

Pennsylvania Act 170 of 2016: Implications for Real Estate Transactions

by Blank Rome LLP on

In late 2016, Act 170 of 2016 (“Act 170”) was signed into law, heralding changes to the existing laws covering unincorporated entities in Pennsylvania. Act 170 went into effect on February 21, 2017, for newly formed general...more

10 Steps to Brewery Start-Up: A Step-by-Step Guide to Start-Up A Brewery In Maryland – Step 2 Forming A Business Entity

by Miles & Stockbridge P.C. on

In this ten-part blog series, I will explore the ten steps that you should take to start-up a brewery of your own in Maryland. If you follow these ten simple steps, you will be able to start-up with a great foundation for...more

Is a Series LLC Right for Your Business?

by Mintz Levin on

The Series limited liability company (the “Series LLC”) is more nuanced than an ordinary limited liability company, and for the right user, it provides flexibility that will streamline administration better than other...more

New District of New Jersey Case Shows Importance of Requiring Drivers to Form Corporate Entities in Misclassification Cases

by Genova Burns LLC on

Late last month, District of New Jersey Judge Robert B. Kugler partially granted FedEx Ground Package Systems Inc. (“FedEx”)’s Motion to Dismiss in a trucking misclassification case. The court dismissed several claims but...more

Entity Selection Series | Part Two: The Benefits of a Corporation

In Part One of the entity selection series we discussed the benefits of a Limited Liability Company for organizing your business venture. In this edition, we will discuss the benefits of a standard corporation (a “Subchapter...more

Business Litigation Alert: "Starting a New Business? Include These Five Provisions in Every Formation Agreement"

by Porter Hedges LLP on

The ultimate success of a business often rests on the ability of its owners to make sound decisions up front - an ounce of prevention, if you will - and avoid bigger problems that might arise later. This principle...more

Choice of Entity and Key Contents of Organization Documents

by Jackson Walker on

Five Business Entity Forms: • Corporation • General Partnership • Limited Partnership • Limited Liability Partnership (“LLP”) • Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) Please see full presentation publication...more

Applying the Look-Through Rules in Determining 'Investment Partnership' Status Under Section 721(b) - Tax Update Volume 2017,...

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

Careful Evaluation and Planning Should Be Undertaken When the Partnership Is Formed and When Assets Are Contributed to Evaluate the Potential Impact of Section 721(b). Many taxpayers choose partnership structures...more

Limited Liability Companies: A Primer for the Canadian Finance Lawyer

by Hodgson Russ LLP on

The use of limited liability companies in the United States has expanded dramatically over recent years. A limited liability company (LLC) offers its owners protection from liability like a corporation, but with the advantage...more

The Benefits of Using Multiple “Single-Asset” Limited Liability Companies for Investment Properties

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

Practicing real estate law means that I’m constantly talking with all types of clients, including large scale developers as well as individuals simply looking to do a little investing in real estate. Interestingly and...more

Saudi Arabia Update - September 2016

by Dentons on

As per the new Companies Law that came into effect on 2 May 2016 and which we have described in previous updates, single owner LLCs may be formed – whereas previously a minimum of two shareholders was required....more

Is an S Election for an LLC Smart Planning or a Bad Idea?

By default, a limited liability company (“LLC”) with two or more members is taxed as a partnership. It also is possible to elect to treat an LLC as an S corporation for income tax purposes. But is it a good idea? And if an S...more

5 Reasons Why Incorporating Your Business is the Right Play

by Gray Reed & McGraw on

Agitated that the NBA is now prohibiting him from using Stickum during games (even though he’s been doing so for years), Dwight Howard wants to find a permissible product that he can use to grip the basketball.  Dwight thinks...more

The End of (New) Limited Partnerships in Pennsylvania?

On December 31, 2015, after a 15-year phase-out (originally intended to last only nine years), Pennsylvania's 171 year-old capital stock tax finally expired....more

Court Of Chancery Explains LLC Agreement

by Morris James LLP on

A repeat issue with using the LLC form of entity is trying to figure out what the LLC agreement means. This decision is another example of the Court sorting through conflicting interpretations that must have surprised at...more

Franchising for the Greater Good

by LeClairRyan on

Nonprofit organizations and business franchises operate in separate worlds.  But sometimes those worlds meet in a way that can be mutually beneficial.  When the franchise benefits the mission of the nonprofit, the...more

Start-Up Pack (Belgium)

by DLA Piper on

In This Issue: - Welcome - An introduction to key legal documents for start-ups - Glossary of useful venture capital and company terms - A step-by-step guide to setting up a company in Belgium - A shareholders’...more

Locke Lord QuickStudy: Choice of Entity Considerations

by Locke Lord LLP on

Starting a business can be a daunting but rewarding challenge. One of the key decisions at the early stages of a new business is how to structure your business – i.e., what legal entity to form in order to carry on your...more

Forms and Tools for the Minnesota Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

The effective date of the Minnesota Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act, August 1, 2015, is rapidly approaching. The following materials are available to implement the Act...more

What Every California LCC Needs To Know About California's New Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act

by Nossaman LLP on

New changes to California's limited liability company law affect many of the rules governing operation of limited liability companies ("LLCs"). These changes include the default provisions that automatically apply when the...more

LLC Operating Agreements May Need Amending Under California’s New LLC Law

The California Revised Uniform Limited Liability Company Act (the “New LLC Law”) was signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown on September 21, 2012. The New LLC Law will entirely replace the current California law governing...more

New Law Will Change the Way Limited Liability Companies Form and Operate

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

The rules that govern businesses formed as limited liability companies, or LLCs, in California are about to get their first major overhaul in 20 years with a new law that takes effect on Jan. 1. Known as the California...more

Do I Need An Entity for My Business? Cont…

As we discussed before, most people end up operating their business through an entity of some sort. However, there are some individuals who do not necessarily need an entity and can operate their business as a sole...more

Do I Need An Entity For My Business?

(*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

2013 Nevada Business Entities Law Update

The 77th Nevada Legislature has adopted several amendments to Nevada’s business statutes affecting Nevada corporations and limited liability companies (LLCs). The amendments to Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) Chapter 78...more

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