Tag Archive: Limited Liability

Oct 20

Annual Legal Business Review

It is important for a business to undergo an annual legal business review to ensure that the business is in compliance with all applicable legal requirements, and to recognize any prospective problems. A legal business review is a comprehensive review records, policies, contracts, agreements and procedures. Topics that will be covered in an annual legal …

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Oct 09

The Advantages and Disadvantages of Sole Proprietor in Minnesota

The attorneys at Batten and Beasley can help you make the best decision on the entity type that is right for you. A sole proprietorship will be a viable alternative for operating your business if you will be the only owner and the business is not a type that involves significant risks of liability to …

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Jun 10

Non-Tax Factors of Business Formation Minnesota

In choosing the most appropriate form of organization, the business owner will want to consider a variety of factors, including: complexity and expense of organizing the business; liability of the business owner; distribution of profits and losses; management control and decision making; financing startup and operation of the business; transferability of ownership interest; continuity of …

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May 16

Forming a Business in Minnesota: Limited Liability Company (LLC)

A Minnesota business also may organize as a limited liability company. A limited liability company elects to be treated for tax purposes as a sole proprietorship (disregarded entity), partnership, or corporation. A limited liability company may have one or more members. As described further in the section on tax considerations in choosing the form of …

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May 08

Starting a Small Business – How to Limit your Liability

Previously in the Starting a Small Business Series we discussed the importance of limiting your liability as a Minnesota small business owner. In this post we will discuss how small business owners can best limit their liability. The first step to limiting your personal liability is to create a limited liability entity. A local twin …

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Mar 01

Why Small Businesses Need Legal Counsel

There are many old adages that apply to why a small business needs to consult with and use the services of an attorney. My favorite is “You don’t know what you don’t know!” It is your job as an entrepreneur to focus on what you do best, which would be to run your business. It …

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Dec 14

Differences Between an S-Corporation and Limited Liability Company

There are three main differences between an S-Corporation “S-Corp.” and a Limited Liability Company “LLC”. These differences are (1) ownership restrictions, (2) the treatment of self-employment tax and (3) the distribution of profits and losses. The ownership restrictions for an S-Corp. are much more substantial than those of an LLC.  Pursuant to IRS code section …

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Nov 18

The Need for Member Control Agreements for LLCs

Often, new business owners question whether they need a member control agreement. They commonly don’t know of the possible pitfalls of operating without one. In this article we will address why a member control agreement for an LLC is a necessary component for the business. A member control agreement should address four primary issues. Determine …

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Oct 07

Benefits of a Limited Liability Company

When determining which entity an individual or group should form, one of the top choices is a limited liability company, also known as an “LLC”. While there are many benefits to forming an LLC, this post will discuss four of the more prominent ones. The first benefit, and arguably the most important, can be found …

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