Formation

Deciding what business entity you want to operate your business under is critical for any number of reasons ranging from asset protection, taxation, succession planning to execution of your exit strategy. Here are some of the topics we can discuss:

  • Considerations Before Incorporation
  • The Lawyers Role
  • Learning about You and Your Business
  • Deciding Whether to Incorporate – Possible Alternatives
    • Sole Proprietorship
    • General Partnership
    • Limited Partnership
    • Limited Liability Partnership
    • REIT
    • Unincorporated Association
  • Federal Income Tax Considerations
  • Electing Tax Classification
  • Tax Consequences of Formation
  • Cash Contributions
  • Property Contributions
  • Taxation of Entity and Its Owners
  • Avoiding Double Taxation
  • Inability to Utilize Losses
  • Passive Loss Rules
  • Methods of Accounting
  • Taxable Year
  • S and C Corporations
  • Difference Between S Corporations and Other Pass-Through Entities
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Fringe Benefits
  • Management and Control
  • Transferability of Interest
  • Ability to Raise Capital
  • Securities Law Compliance
  • Closed Corporations
  • Professional Corporations
  • Succession Planning
  • Foreign Corporations

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