PURCHASING AN ON-GOING BUSINESS is an excellent opportunity for an entrepreneur seeking the financial and personal rewards of owning and operating a business. Buying vs. Starting a Business A chief advantage of purchasing a business (as opposed to starting one...
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...
I am often asked whether to transfer residential property into a limited liability company (LLC). Consider the following... Why transfer residential property to an LLC? It is not uncommon for an individual or a group of individuals to derive rental income...
THE LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY ("LLC") has become a popular choice for small businesses because LLCs combine key features of both partnerships and corporations. All states have enacted LLC statutes (i.e., laws). In absence of an agreement among the owners...
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...