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What Is a Shelf Corporation? Do I Need One?

Imagine starting a business with a head start. What if you could skip the lengthy process of establishing a new company and jump straight into a world of opportunities? Wouldn’t it be great? Well, that’s actually possible with a shelf corporation.

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Benefits and Risks of Sole Proprietorship

Starting a business is an exciting venture, but the decision-making process when just getting started can be overwhelming. One of the first choices you as an entrepreneur should make is selecting the type of business structure.

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Asset Purchase vs. Stock Purchase

The decision to acquire a business through asset or stock purchases can have significant legal and financial implications. It's important to understand the critical aspects of both methods, providing you with the legal insights needed to assess the risks and opportunities for your specific situation.

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Business Valuation in Mergers and Acquisitions

Business valuation is a critical component of the Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) process. By providing a robust and objective measure of a company's worth, business valuation facilitates informed decision-making, helps identify potential synergies, and ensures fair deal pricing.

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S Corporations vs. LLCs

When setting up a new business, every owner is faced with the question, “Which corporate structure is right for my business?” While there are more than two business entities to choose from, LLCs and S corps are two of the most common types of business structures.

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What Is the Corporate Transparency Act?

Under the current law, businesses do not have an obligation to publicly disclose and/or maintain the names of their shareholders and beneficial owners. This kind of lack of transparency contributed to money laundering, tax fraud, terrorist financing, and other illegal acts that threaten our financial system.

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