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What Is a Subsidiary Company, Exactly?

By IncNow January 15, 2021
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People throw around the term ‘subsidiary’ in business. Google, for example, recently made headlines when it was announced that its parent company, Alphabet Inc., is breaking into subsidiaries. It’s understandable that you might not be exactly clear on what it means. Subsidiaries are important but often fail to get the attention they deserve. Business and […]

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Can an LLC Be a Non-Profit?

By IncNow August 26, 2020
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Traditionally, non-profit companies are corporations. However, there is a way to get the protection of an LLC while retaining the structure of a non-profit corporation. When expanding the operations of their non-profits, existing non-profit corporations may consider adding higher risk assets to subsidiary LLCs. These LLCs exist under the umbrella of the already qualified 501(c)(3) […]

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The Series LLC Can Protect Your Business from an ‘Infection’

By IncNow April 21, 2020
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Just as an infected person with a virus can infect nearby healthy people, an asset with a liability in a company can be a bad apple that unnecessarily exposes all the good apples to a liability. In this case, the “virus” is not a germ, but rather a judgment creditor who tries to collect against […]

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Wyoming Supreme Court Makes Piercing Single Member LLC Veil More Difficult

By IncNow March 31, 2016

UPDATE: In the aftermath of the Green Hunter Energy case, Wyoming legislature recently added two new subsections to its LLC Act that will make “piercing the veil” of a Wyoming LLC more difficult. The law has been amended to address the limited liability of Wyoming LLC Members, which was weakened by the Green Hunter decision: […]

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When is the best time to incorporate a business?

By IncNow February 16, 2016

Once a business is incorporated, is the liability protection retroactive? Are you protected against business liabilities that arise from pre-incorporation decisions? Is the state fee prorated if you incorporate later in the year? Dear IncNow, When is the best time to incorporate a business? If money has already been spent before incorporation, should it be […]

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Are You a Serial Entrepreneur? Consider the Delaware Series LLC.

By IncNow October 6, 2015

Serial entrepreneurs should consider the Delaware Series LLC, the most cutting-edge type of business on the market. While it is advisable to set up a new LLC for each different business interest, if the cost of managing a dozen or more companies is overwhelming, consider another alternative: the Series LLC. Are you someone who is […]

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IncNow President John L. Williams, Esq. Appointed ABA Advisor to Uniform Laws Commission on Series of Unincorporated Business Entities Act

By IncNow December 10, 2014

On November 20, 2014, the American Bar Association Real Property, Trusts and Estates Section appointed IncNow President John L. Williams, Esq. as an American Bar Association (ABA) Section Advisor on the Uniform Laws Commission (ULC) committee to draft Series LLC provisions that numerous states will use as a model for laws establishing series entities, including […]

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When It Comes to Liability, Don’t Take It Personally: Reincorporate in Delaware with a Delaware LLC Conversion

By IncNow October 27, 2014

Kevlar, a protective fabric in bullet-proof jackets, has saved countless lives of police officers and military personnel. Kevlar is a DuPont fiber product, invented in Delaware. Delaware has another invention with protective properties in its incorporation laws, which have saved countless business owners from creditors who would have pierced the corporate veil had the judgment […]

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Moms Who Blog Should Use a Delaware LLC

By IncNow October 6, 2014

Mommy Blogs have exploded in popularity in the last few years. Now anyone with a computer or smartphone is able to express her opinion to potentially millions of female household decision-makers on easy-to-use and often free or inexpensive platforms such as Tumblr and WordPress blogs. Due to the perceived informal nature of a blog, mommy […]

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