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Business Partners Gone Wild: Case No. 448 Dec. 01, 2020

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"Two years ago, my wife's brother and I decided to start up a local taxi service (it's a small town,... Read More

Can You Legally Spy on Your Independent Contractors? Apr. 28, 2020

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"I read with interest a column you did a while back on whether or not you can legally spy on what yo... Read More

When a Side Venture Becomes a Corporate Opportunity Mar. 31, 2020

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"I have a very successful service business with two partners who have become very close friends. The... Read More

The Case of the Doormat Partner Mar. 03, 2020

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Most of the emails I get for this column are pretty straightforward. Some, though, come straight out... Read More

When an LLC Makes a Subchapter S Election Dec. 17, 2019

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"I have operated a service business for the past few years as a limited liability company (LLC) and ... Read More

Breaking up Is Hard to Do (Without an Agreement) Dec. 03, 2019

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"I am the 80% owner of a limited liability company (LLC) that runs an internet marketing and website... Read More

Registering Your Nonprofit for Tax-Exempt Status The E-Z Way: Part 1 of 2 Aug. 20, 2019

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Getting a nonprofit organization off the ground has always involved three steps: —Forming a no... Read More

Getting Started in Off-Broadway Theater Jun. 18, 2019

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"I've been a struggling actor in New York for several years, but right now I've got the chance of a ... Read More

When 2 Can Grow a Business More Successfully Than 1 Apr. 09, 2019

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"I currently own a one-person information technology consulting firm, which operates as a limited li... Read More

Moving a Company When You Can't Stay Put Sep. 18, 2018

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"I'm an Army wife looking to start up a home-based graphics and web design business. I know I need t... Read More

4 Easy Rules That Will Keep Your Delaware Corporation Alive Feb. 07, 2017

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"Some friends and I started a high-tech business a couple of years ago and formed a Delaware corpora... Read More

Stop Campaign Finance Shell Game Feb. 01, 2017

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The inability to pin down who is contributing should be more concerning than the amount they are spe... Read More

A Small Business Legal and Tax Checklist Nov. 29, 2016

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As a small business lawyer and business guru, I am asked lots of legal and tax questions. Most are a... Read More

Getting Your Nonprofit Approved By The IRS Apr. 05, 2016

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Q: "I am trying to start a nonprofit organization to raise money for a local institution that has lo... Read More

When Withdrawing Is Better Than Fighting Feb. 23, 2016

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"For the past several years I have run a small service business with a partner. We are 50/50 owners ... Read More

Big Profits are a Gift to us All Dec. 14, 2015

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Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, will give 99 percent of their $45 billion... Read More

So You've Been Offered Stock in a Company? Apr. 08, 2014

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"I am a software developer. Most of my work is done for established companies on a contract basis, b... Read More

Six Excellent Reasons Not to Form Your Company Online Mar. 18, 2014

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"Some friends and I want to start a business, and we're thinking of forming a limited liability comp... Read More