Founders may form many types of entities, including partnerships and regular corporations (C Corps), but two of the most popular types are limited liability companies (LLCs) and Subchapter S corporations (S Corps). Generally speaking, LLCs and S Corps are entities that allow profits and losses to be passed through to the owners of the entity, … Read more
LLC, a choice / Operating agreement / A necessity / More on LLC operating agreements here.
Entity structure / Limits liability / Care must be taken / More on piercing the corporate veil here.
It’s Not a 501(c)(3) A 501(c)(4) organization is an organization not organized for profit and operated exclusively to promote social welfare. 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) organizations are different. 501(c)(3) organizations are organized for charitable purposes; 501(c)(4) for social welfare purposes Both types of organizations are exempt from federal taxes, but only the 501(c)(3) organizations may receive … Read more
You have a new business or you’re thinking about expanding your existing business. And you think it would be great to offer some shares or membership interest in your company to an outside investor. Nothing could be easier. Right? Wrong! You may be selling securities and will need to comply with federal and state securities … Read more
If you’re buying or selling an entity – or its assets – you should be aware of a new notice from the Small Business Administration (“SBA”). If the seller has received Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”) funds, it must notify the funds lender that the seller intends to enter into a sales transaction that would constitute … Read more
Your business is organized as a limited liability company, corporation or other entity. Its legal name includes a suffix such as ‘Inc.’ or ‘LLC’. However for marketing or other purposes, you wish to use the name without the suffix. A problem? Yes. Background Individuals, acting by themselves or with a group, are generally responsible for … Read more
Outside of a dog, a book is man’s best friend. Groucho Marx Your business is doing well. So well, that you’re thinking it’s time to expand. One possibility is to slowly continue to build the business by adding customers or clients one at a time. Another possibility is to quickly add new customers or clients by … Read more
No two deals are alike. However, it’s useful to at least think about the following items when shaping and negotiating a deal. 1. Finding the buyer or seller a. Networking, professional and social b. Competitors c. Business brokers d. Investment bankers2. Useful professionals a. Lawyer b. Accountant c. Investment banker d. Tax advisor3. Before serious negotiations and discussions begin, consider a. Entering into a confidentiality … Read more
Please note the “simple” in the title. Look, I know that you want to save money and do it yourself. But this may be penny-wise and pound-foolish; there are nuances and details you may miss. Think about engaging a lawyer. There are lots of different types of entities and lots of different states. We’re going … Read more
You may have heard of this guy who used to live in my town Montclair, Yogi Berra. Yogi’s famously known for his words of wisdom, including: “You’ve got to be careful if you don’t know where you’re going, because you might get there.” Every business, new and old, needs to know where it’s going. Businesses … Read more
You and your partners are successfully running your business. After talking to your accountants and lawyers – I am always hopeful – you decided to operate your business as a limited liability company and entered into an LLC operating agreement. This operating agreement governs your relative rights and obligations. I’m fairly certain that your operating … Read more
Individuals, acting by themselves or with a group, are generally responsible for their actions; that is, they have general liability for their actions. By forming an entity such as a limited liability company or corporation, each individual in the group can shield himself from general liability, can limit his liability to his investment in the … Read more