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6-Step Business Startup Checklist

As a New York corporate attorney and tech startup lawyer, I am frequently asked for a checklist of items to consider when starting a business. Here is a checklist of my 6 steps to starting a business outlining some of the things that need to get done in starting or buying a large or small…

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How to Conduct Due Diligence for a Merger or Purchase of a Business or LLC

Regardless of whether you are buying a business as an asset purchase, a division purchase, a company stock purchase, or a corporate merger, you (and/or your corporate attorney) must conduct due diligence on the target company or corporate division.  Due diligence involves an in-depth investigation of the business.  It requires review of a lot of…

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Are There Any Special Responsibilities or Formalities Associated With Forming a New York Limited Liability Company?

According to Section 417 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law, the members of a New York LLC are required to adopt a written operating agreement.  The operating agreement may be entered into before, at the time of, or within 90 days after the filing of the Articles of Organization.  The operating agreement is…

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Do You Need an Operating Agreement for Your Small Business LLC? Here is my LLC Operating Agreement Checklist.

As you may know, a “corporate kit” includes a pre-made form of limited liability company operating agreement.  There is no telling how complete these are and whether or not they were prepared by a corporate attorney.  Certainly an off-the-shelf operating agreement is not customized for your needs.  I recommend having a New York Small Business…

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What are the benefits of having an LLC?

A New York Limited Liability Company  has the following benefits: Liability Protection Like a Corporation. New York LLC members are generally protected from personal liability for debts and claims of the business. This means that if the business can’t pay a creditor or gets sued, the creditor cannot legally come after the member’s personal assets…

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Starting an LLC or a Business in New York? Here is my Business Startup Checklist

As a business and corporate attorney representing startups and established companies, I am frequently asked for a checklist of items to consider when starting a business.  Below is a “10,000 foot” overview of what needs to get done in starting or buying a large or small business in New York. For more information, click to…

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