The majority of startups never get to the point where taking venture capital is even an option. This is because they either fail outright or they simply never build the type of company profile that fills venture capital investors’ imaginations. The Pros Receive a Major Infusion of Capital One the most obvious
Authorizing Background Checks Must Exclude Liability Wavers Conducting background checks on prospective employees is a practice companies large and small carry out to ensure the candidate is who they say they are. For organizations operating in the upper echelons of their industry, background checks are mandatory. Employers, therefore, must understand the processes
Trademark Steps Background: The legal definition of a trademark is, “any word, name, symbol, or design, or any combination thereof, used in commerce to identify and distinguish the goods of one manufacturer or seller from those of another and to indicate the source of the goods.” 15 U.S.C. §1127. Simply, a
At some point of operating your San Diego business, you may find it necessary to acquire an influx of capital to grow your business further. This can generally be achieved in one of two ways: debt or equity. When raising capital through equity, however, there are substantial and complicated government regulations that
If you are an individual looking to form a business entity by yourself, a limited liability company (“LLC”) is one of the easiest liability-limiting business entities to form and manage. In this article, we provide you with simple steps that will help you get started.
One of the main reasons for forming any San Diego business entity is to avoid personal liability for your company’s obligations incurred during business. In this article, we provide you with information to avoid liability, including a checklist produced by the California courts for determining whether the alter-ego doctrine might be applicable.
Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) or S-Corporation? Which is best for my business? Compare the similarities and the differences in these two entities and see which the best fit is for you.
Starting a new business in San Diego the right way can be a big undertaking, but with a solid business plan and having a strategy in place, you will have a much easier time. In this series of articles we will cover many important topics to starting a new business. In this article we will consider the following: Choosing how to structure your business, filing your tax and employer identification documents, and how to search for any applicable licensing or permitting requirerments.
A corporate merger, by definition, is a combining of corporations in which only one of the corporations survives. Corporate mergers are authorized and governed by the statutes and regulations of the state in which the corporation is formed. Other business entities, such as limited liability companies, can merge as well, but this article will primarily discuss corporate mergers.
This article will provide a brief overview of certain taxable transactions and the ramifications in M&A transactions, including those certain tax-deferred reorganizations under §368 of the Internal Revenue Code. Often, due to the fact that the taxes are deferred under IRC §368, these M&A transactions are referred to as “tax-free.”