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A majority of family-owned businesses do not transition successfully to the second generation of ownership. If you would like to transfer ownership of your business to your children, 孙子, 或另一个接班人, 你需要一个商业规划律师的帮助. 类似的, 如果你打算退休后卖掉你的公司, 商业规划律师可以帮助你制定有效的策略.
After working so hard to build your business it can be overwhelming thinking about making significant changes. 然而, taking the time to consider how you would like the business continued after your death will help you and your loved ones tremendously. 在丹尼尔·亨特的律师事务所, we work with business owners to achieve their goals and protect their assets for years to come. One of our skilled lawyers will discuss your legal options and work together to create a comprehensive estate plan that addresses business planning.
Another critical way to protect your business is through entity formation. Choosing the proper legal business entity provides benefits during your lifetime and after you pass away. 不同的业务构成提供不同的好处, from liability protection while you are operating a business to the ability to use your business as a wealth transfer vehicle.
Choosing the right business entity for your goals and situation offers many benefits. 在丹尼尔·亨特的律师事务所, we can help you understand the different types of business entities so you can choose the best entity for your needs and goals. We will draft all of the paperwork necessary to form the legal entity of your choice.
加州大多数企业都是独资企业. Creating a sole proprietorship is the easiest business entity to form, and you typically do not need an attorney to form a sole proprietorship. The owner will need to obtain a business license in the city in which the business operates. The owner has complete management authority and does not need to file any formal business information with California.
尽管独资企业很容易形成, they do not offer business owners protection against personal liability. 如果客户决定起诉企业, 他们可以追查企业主的个人资产, 比如他们的家和积蓄. 因为这个原因, it is wise for business owners to form another type of business entity to protect themselves.
California businesses can form one of three different types of partnerships: a general partnership, 有限合伙制, 或者有限责任合伙企业. A general partnership is formed by two or more people who jointly agree to carry on the partnership. 合伙人不需要办理任何法律手续, and each partner has an equal right to control the business and participate in management. Any of the partners can be held responsible for the negligence or wrongdoing of the other partners.
在有限合伙企业中, one or more limited partners contribute capital to the business while the general partner or partners manage the business. 在这个行业的形成中, the limited partner cannot be held personally liable for the obligations of creditors of the partnership. The partners must file a certificate of limited partnership with the state of California.
Limited liability companies (有限责任公司) are increasingly popular in California. 他们是合伙企业和公司的混合体. 有限责任公司s offer the pass-through treatment of a partnership with the limited liability that a corporate shareholder enjoys. 创建有限责任公司可以免除个人责任, 但它也是最灵活的商业实体类型之一. 如果你想成立有限责任公司, you will need to file an Articles of Organization with the state and other required documents, 比如正式的经营协议.
A C corporation provides shareholders protection from personal liability for the corporation’s obligations. There are many different advantages and disadvantages to choosing a corporate structure, and California recognizes different corporate forms based on the business’s needs. If you plan to take your business public someday, it is typically best to form a C corporation.
作为一个主人, you may get preferred stock and you will not be personally on the hook for your business’s liability. 你的企业将在公司层面纳税, 股东将为他们从公司获得的收入纳税. There are strict rules about holding meetings and keeping records, and less management flexibility.
If you have a smaller company, you may want to consider an S corporation. 在S公司, 你最多可以有100个股东, 作为所有者, 你只能买普通股. 你们公司只收一次税. The shareholders will pay taxes on the profits they have received from the company. 所有股东必须是美国居民或公民.
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