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Profits Interest – Info You Need to Know

You’ve probably heard of “stock options” that enable an individual to buy into a company at a future time. However, if you work for a limited liability company (LLC), you also have the option of utilizing a unique form of equity compensation known as “profits interest” which represents an actual current ownership interest in the LLC. Tax Free Equity Compensation A profits interest, when structured to be in compliance with relevant IRS “safe harbors,” is effectively tax free for the recipient, according to a great article published by Hutchison PLLC. This is because a profits interest basically represents an ownership interest in the...

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Essential Small Business Advice – Follow Formalities

Many small business owners think that if they set up an LLC or corporation, they are fully protected from individual liability. Not true. While setting up the company structure is a critical first step, it is imperative that you  perform certain formalities throughout the year to maintain your liability protections. Annual Meetings Corporations are required to hold an annual meeting every year and maintain a record book of the meeting minutes. While LLC’s are often not required to hold an Annual Meeting, we recommend that the members and managers of the LLC still hold a formal meeting on a yearly basis....

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Wine Collector? Protect Your Investment

If you purchase fine wine as an investment, here is a red alert - your homeowners' policy probably does not cover your wine collection. In fact, the vast majority of homeowners' policies exclude coverage for perishable goods like wine. Ensuring you have adequate insurance coverage on your wine collection is absolutely critical. Some individuals have spent thousands of dollars to accrue an impressive wine collection or wine cellar. Getting the Right Insurance Policy for Your Collection When shopping for an insurance policy to protect your investment, consider an agreed upon insurance value and to keep records of the collection purchases, sales, and consumption...

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Should You Adopt the Zuckerberg Strategy and “Donate” to an LLC?

Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg made headlines after announcing that he would be “donating” the bulk of his $45 billion fortune to charity. In some corners, Zuckerberg was derided since his “donation” was to a Limited Liability Company, as opposed to a charitable trust or actual charity, according to the Washington Post. The Zuckerberg-Chan Initiative (the LLC) will receive $45 billion worth of Facebook shares that Mr. Zuckerberg owns. So, in reality, no real charitable donation was made. Though, Zuckerberg has publicly stated that his LLC will focus on important charitable and public causes such as curing disease, advancing...

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Limiting Exposure to Liability Critical for Small Business Owners

If you’re a business owner, one of the most important legal concepts you need to be familiar with is limited liability. You’re probably somewhat familiar with limited liability if your business is structured as an “LLC” (which stands for Limited Liability Company) or “PLLC” (which stands for Professional Limited Liability Company). Additionally, if you’re a shareholder, you enjoy limited liability for the actions of the corporation. However, courts across the country have recognized certain circumstances where a court can “pierce” the proverbial “corporate veil” and hold shareholders liable for the actions and/or negligence of a company. The standard used...

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