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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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The Value Of Intellectual Property Rights For The Internet Start-Up

T. Randolph Catanese, Esq. © 1999. All Rights Reserved. What gives an Internet site value?  Is it products, is it services or is it something more intangible?  In most instances the intangible factor is the intellectual property rights inherent to the site.  These intellectual property rights are commonly be known as trademarks, service marks, copyrights,…
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