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Can I convert my business?

  Dear Clients, Friends and Colleagues, Very often, liability can be reduced or the financial and operational goals of business owners can be better achieved by changing a company’s legal structure, e.g., general partnership (GP) to limited liability partnership (LLP), for-profit corporation to non-profit corporation, corporation...

Are your workers properly classified?

Both large and small companies are suffering serious consequences for misclassifying individuals who they compensate for services. Consider the following... Employee or Independent Contractor? One who is compensated for providing services to another is either an employee or an independent contractor. If the service provider is...

You’ve been sued… via Facebook. Like That!

The process... When someone is sued, the procedures for "serving" the defendant (i.e., the procedures for delivering court papers to the person being sued) are stated in court rules. Traditionally, "personal service" (i.e., the act of hand-delivering the papers to the defendant) is the preferred...

Keep Your Companies Separate!

Are your companies too close for comfort? A recent New Jersey case illustrates the principle that New Jersey courts may have jurisdiction over business entities if they "lead a double life" in New Jersey. Consider the following... The Case The facts of the underlying case are simple...

A partnership with one partner?

The Case of the Departing Penultimate Partner Can one hand clap? There are many disadvantages associated with structuring a business as a general partnership. One disadvantage is that, unlike limited liability companies and corporations, the departure of one of the remaining two owners will, in all...

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