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How Can I Start a Cannabis Business in New York?

Or asked another way, What Types of Cannabis Businesses Can I Have in New York? Under Governor Cuomo’s proposed New York’s “Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act” (as released in January 2019, the Cannabis Law), there are plenty of new business opportunities in the New York cannabusiness space, most of which will need to be licensed…

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PokerStars, Full Tilt Poker and Absolute Poker Seized by the FBI Pursuant to an Arrest Warrant

(September 20, 2011) UPDATE: Today, Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara’s office asked U.S. District Judge Leonard Sand for permission to add the new allegations to a civil forfeiture case filed against Full Tilt, PokerStars, Absolute Poker and other businesses back in April. Prosecutors contend that Full Tilt Poker paid board members more than $440 million…

201011.09
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Should I Buy or Hold My Investment Property in an LLC?

Deciding what legal entity in which you buy and hold your real estate is important.  You should to consult with your financial and tax advisors along with your New York real estate attorney to figure out the right legal entity.  You should consider, among other things, the type investment property (is it undeveloped land, commercial…

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How Do I Form a Limited Liability Company in New York?

Organizers form an LLC in New York by filing the Articles of Organization, pursuant to Section 203 of the New York Limited Liability Company Law, with the Department of State. Organizers prepare, sign and file the Articles of Organization that creates the LLC. Any person or business entity may be an organizer (it does not…

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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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Negotiating the Terms of the Deal — Buying or Selling an LLC or Small Business In New York

After you have found your target New York business to acquire, you (and/or your corporate attorney) have to negotiate the terms of the business purchase transaction.  In this article I will outline some of the typical terms of a term sheet for the purchase of a small business and some of the things you need…