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Why form a limited liability entity (Corporation or LLC)?

Insight Michael Moradzadeh Michael Moradzadeh · July 15, 2009

A limited liability entity (a corporation or an LLC) provides both financial and liability benefits. The financial benefits include the ability to deduct more business expenses from annual revenue when calculating taxable income than would be possible without an entity. Forming a limited liability entity also helps protect your personal assets in the event of a lawsuit or from debtors in a situation where your business’s liabilities exceed its assets. This means that as the owner of limited liability company, your personal assets will not be placed at risk because of the actions of your company, as long as the company is kept separate from your personal assets. This requires the corporation or LLC to: 1) make sure the company is adequately capitalized (it has the money necessary to cover the reasonably predictable legal and business responsibilities of the business); 2) that the company keeps clean accounting books and has accounts that are separate from the personal accounts of its owners or employees; and 3) that all legal documents are adequately maintained and the company complies with corporate governance laws.

Also, forming a corporation or llc usually makes it easier for a business to borrow money and to sell all or parts of the business in the future. It is important to note that the longer a business operates without a legal entity, the more complicated and expensive it becomes to transform it into one. For this reason it is very important to form a legal entity as soon as feasible.

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Counsel to Counsel: Thinking Creatively About the Practice of Law

News May 09, 2009
by Stephen Seckler, Esq. Why would any law firm client be willing to pay more than the agreed upon billing rate? Why would any law firm agree up front to discount its rates for clients who are unhappy with the service they received? Well at least one law firm is banking on being on the winning side of this billing strategy. The firm, The

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Giant Coke Adopts Pay-For-Performance

News April 25, 2009
Among large corporations, the compensation model for vendors is changing from hourly or even flat fees to pay-for-performance. That is going to change lots faster now that giant Coke has adopted the value model. In AD AGE, the bible of the marketing industry, Jeremy Mullman and Natalie Zmuda report: "Coca-Cola Co. is trying to start an

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Rimon Announces Israel Transactions Practice Group

News March 25, 2009
Silicon Valley, California, March 26, 2009 --(PR.com)-- Rimon Law Group, Inc. is launching a practice group dedicated to serving Israeli companies and entrepreneurs doing business in the United States. According to one of Rimon's Managing Attorneys, Michael Moradadeh, Israeli companies and citizens see the United States as a key market for

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How Hi-Tech Start-Ups Can Survive the Economic Crisis

News March 14, 2009
MICHAEL MORADZADEH , THE JERUSALEM POST The economic crisis has shaken up the start-up and hi-tech community, with the credit crunch squeezing the life out of many small companies. However, crisis is often a powerful breeder of innovation, and with the stimulus bill pumping $787 billion into the US economy, there are powerful openings for

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