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Choice Of Entity For The Start-Up

T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. © 1999. All Rights Reserved. The choice of entity for the start-up company will impact the company well into its immediate and long term future. The choice of entity has significant ramifications for liability, capital raising and tax purposes, to name a few critical areas. This article is the first in…
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The Corporation As The Preferred Entity For The Start-Up

T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. © 1999. All Rights Reserved. The first article in this series discussed choice of entities for the entrepreneur and the start-up company. These entities involve the sole proprietorship, partnerships, and various corporate forms. This article will address why corporations are the preferred entity for the start-up venture. Corporations are recognized as…
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Why Use A Limited Liability Company For A Start-Up

T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. © 1999. All Rights Reserved. This third article in this series on choice of entities for the entrepreneur and the start-up company will focus on the use of limited liability companies or “LLC’s.” LLC’s are hybrid entities created by statute.  They are legally recognized as a cross between a corporation and…
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Illustrations Of Choice Of Entity For The Start-Up

T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. © 1999. All Rights Reserved. In the first three articles of this series, various business entities were discussed – sole proprietorship, general partnership, limited partnership, “C” corporation, “S” corporation, and limited liability companies.  In each of those articles the characteristics of each entity as well as some comparison to the other…
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