Category Archives: Corporate Law

What Is a Parent LLC, and Why Do You Need It?

By | March 14, 2012

In today’s trigger-happy age of litigation, it’s easy to see why people work hard to keep themselves free of liability. After all, liability is a big part of what ultimately requires so many people to pay big money in settlements and court awards when they’ve been sued. And it’s a big part of the reason people use Limited… Read More »

A Guide to Three Different Types of Corporations

By | January 27, 2012

Incorporating is a major decision for any business – from start-ups to long-held companies. That’s why setting up a legal and tax structure that supports your efforts and gives you all the necessary legal protections you need is such an important step. But if you want to do the best job in incorporating your business, you’re going to… Read More »

How to Exit a Business Partnership Gracefully

By | June 3, 2011

In an ideal world, every business partnership we enter would be a ticket to earning money. Everyone would enjoy each other’s company, everyone would contribute work toward the common good, and we would spend weekends at the yacht club sipping mojito’s.

Working Beyond Your Means

By | November 19, 2010

1.   Character as Destiny: Sometimes That’s Not Good Ralph Waldo Emerson — who wrote the essays Self Reliance and  Compensation, among others — might have loved my law firm Clients, who  tend to be hard-working, self-reliant, persevering and intelligent, just to name a few of their good personality  traits.  In short, they have “Character.”  Too often, however,… Read More »

Piercing the Corporate Veil – Alter Ego Liability Considerations

By | September 28, 2010

The following is a relatively completely list of factors that may be considered by a court in piercing the corporate veil (i.e. finding alter ego liability) where an individual may be held liable for acts committed through their corporate or limited liability company entity. (1) Commingling of funds and other assets of the corporation with those of the… Read More »

Setting Up New Business in Ethiopia

By | September 22, 2010

Located in the horn of Africa, Ethiopia is the largest country in the Easter sub-region next to the Republic of Sudan of over 1.14 million square kilometers of land area about 13.2 million hector of 12% is cultivable, 40% is pastureland and this together with seasonal rainfall and abundant water resource has made agriculture the mainstay of the… Read More »