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Chapter 11 is not a type a bankruptcy case we hear of very often. But when we do hear about it, it is usually in the news and it has something to do with a big corporation turning to the courts when it is having financial issues.
What is Chapter 11 Bankruptcy?
Many of us do not know that Chapter 11 is the only type of bankruptcy available for small businesses that are owned by limited liability companies, partnerships, or corporations. Chapter 11 allows a small business to restructure its finances by implementing a reorganization plan that is approved by the bankruptcy court. Rather than completely abolish the business, Chapter 11 helps to reorganize debts by modifying payment plans and help th
One of the most difficult parts of starting a business, and one of the least intuitive, is the paperwork piece.
To help alleviate some of that mystery, we've put together a list of some of the most important business documents that will give you a quick reference point after you incorporate.
Docs for Getting Funded/Venture Capital
83(b) Election Form: In the startup world of unvested shares, lots of owners elect to be taxed on the fair market value of property they currently have that they may not get to keep. Why? Because the present value is likely lower than future value and can save the owner money in the long-run. Consult your tax advisor before doing anything.
Cap Table: Like the name impl
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What is Blue Sky Law?
Blue sky law is an individual state law designed to protect investors from securities fraud. The laws vary by state, but they all ensure licensing of brokerage firms, individual stockbrokers, and their offerings. Public mergers are also required to comply with the applicable blue sky laws.
The name is believed to come from a mention in the United States Supreme Court decision, Hall v. Geiger-Jones Co., 242 U.S. 539 (1917). This case dealt with the constitutionality of state security regulations.
Blue sky laws developed in the years leading up to the Great Depression. This was due to the influx of fraudulent money schemes promising high returns. These included foreign country investments and oil fields. Companies offered enticing investment opportunities with very little legitimate backing in an attempt to make fast money from unsuspecting o
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When you want to open a business in New York City, the type of business you are starting will dictate the permits, licenses or other form of authorization you will need. Some types of businesses will require more than one license.
Find Out Your Licensing Requirements
To find out what the licensing requirements are for your business, start with the New York State License Center. First you will need to choose a business type, followed by the county in which you want to do business. You will then need to identify the legal structure of your business.
Most Commonly Used Business Legal Structures
You can choose to set up a business as a sole proprietorship (simple business structure, owned by one individual who has unlimited liability), corporation (separate entity with its own debts and obligations), limited liability company (unincorporated bus
What Is International Trademark Search?
International trademarks are used by companies that are planning to export their services or products overseas. The registration and application process for international trademarks is regulated by the Madrid Protocol. Unlike the trademark protection provided by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, this registration prevents the use of companies' intellectual properties worldwide.
The World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) of Geneva regulates the registration, and it provides a database for international trademark search. This facility allows businesses oper