Business Formation

Many advantages come with the formation of an entity in a limited liability format. One of the primary advantages is the limitation on personal liability for the debts, obligations, and other liabilities that can happen throughout the operation of a business venture. This limited liability...

Five Things to Consider Before Expanding into China 1. Is the investment allowed under Chinese law? Although China has become increasingly receptive to different types of foreign investment, not all foreign investments are currently welcome or allowed. In 2017, China published a catalogue which contains guidance for different...

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If you own all, most, or even part of a private company, you may have wondered from time to time whether it is a good idea to take that company public. There are many benefits and reasons to take a company public, not the least...

By their very nature, high risk investments are the most likely to provide opportunities for high returns. Private equity stakes in small businesses with strong growth potential can be especially rewarding. For this reason, seed accelerators like Y Combinator (YC) agree to provide seed funding...

Sweat equity is the term used to refer to an employee’s labor that is invested into an asset as opposed to equity bought with capital. Ideally, it would be fair for all employees whose sweat equity increases the value of a private company to share...

California has turned a corner when it comes to marijuana. In 1996, California voters voted in favor of Proposition 215, the Medical Marijuana Initiative. The initiative became the Compassionate Use Act of 1996. Then, in October 2015, Governor Brown signed the Medical Marijuana Regulation and...

Weathering storms is the hallmark of a good company, but some storms may be too large to weather in the end. That is what one large bank is discovering in the wake of scandal that has rocked it to the core. Most people by now...

Harborside Health Center, one of the nation’s biggest cannabis dispensaries located in Oakland, CA, is challenging the IRS's efforts to collect a $2.4 million tax bill resulting from an audit of its returns from 2008 and 2009. The IRS claims that Harborside was not allowed...

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