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Shareholder Agreements

OWNERSHIP OF A CORPORATION is represented by shares of stock. Most of us are familiar with public corporations, for example— Microsoft, Ford, Coca Cola, etc. These corporations have large numbers of owners (i.e., stockholders or shareholders) and are referred to as public corporations because...

Selling a Business: Legal Aspects and Considerations

SELLING A BUSINESS is a major decision. Business owners typically wrestle with this question when they ponder retirement or wish to pursue different business opportunities and interests. This article highlights the legal aspects and potential pitfalls of various stages of the business sale process. Sale...

Selecting, Protecting and Using Business Names

CHOOSING A NAME FOR YOUR BUSINESS OR PRACTICE is an important matter. A business name can serve to inform potential customers or clients as to what goods or services you offer. With time, a business name will impart to customers and clients, as well...

Post-Creation Organization of Corporations

THERE ARE NUMEROUS LEGAL FORMALITIES associated with forming, organizing and operating a business corporation. To create a business corporation, a Certificate of Incorporation must be filed with the appropriate state office. In addition, the corporation must be formally “organized” after the incorporation. An organizational...

Partnership Agreements

THE GENERAL PARTNERSHIP (“partnership”) form of business has existed for many years. In its simplest form, a partnership is an association of two or more individuals to operate a business for profit. All states have enacted partnership laws. New Jersey’s partnership law was significantly...

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