Business Organization

The Business Organization section of FindLaw's Corporate Counsel Center provides information on matters such as Joint Ventures, Liability for Acts of Dissolved Corporations, and more. Click on the articles below to learn about limited liability companies that give you the tax advantages of a partnership with the liability protection of a corporation. Or browse the section on how S corporations can provide significant tax advantages over C corporations in the right circumstances. Find more about these and other subjects under Corporate Governance.

Business Organization Articles
    • Corporate Officers May Face Personal Criminal Liability for Building Code Violations

      Speeding is a crime. Stealing is a crime. Murder is a crime. But violating the building code – a crime? Until recently, criminal liability did not come into play for building code violations. However, in March 2003, the Minnesota Court of Appeals found that it could be.

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    • Texas Business Law: Mergers and Acquisitions

      It is not uncommon at some point in the life of a business for that business to be acquired by a new owner. A variety of motivations can exist for transferring the ownership of a business, such as retirement or a desire to cash out. But what happens when a business mergers with another or gets acquired?

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    • Delaware's Fiduciary Duty Of Disclosure

      The Securities Act of 1933 (the "Securities Act") and the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (the "Exchange Act"), and the rules adopted by the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") pursuant to these statutes, have served as the primary laws basis of Delwares' Duty of Disclosure.

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    • Structuring International Acquisition Transactions Part I
      orldwide mergers and acquisitions volume for announced transactions in 1998 was close to $2.5 trillion, far surpassing the 1997 record of over $1.5 trillion, which far exceeded the 1996 record of over $1 trillion.(2) Cross-border merger and ...

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    • Converting from C Corporation to S Corporation

      Although S corporations can provide significant tax advantages over C corporations in the right circumstances, there are a number of potentially costly tax problems that you should assess before making a decision to convert your C corporation.

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    • Liability for Acts of Dissolved Corporation
      Where defendant corporation entered into contracts while it was dissolved as a matter of law, once corporation is reinstated, the agreements are enforceable against the corporation, but not against the individual officers, directors and ...

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    • Beyond the Parent Board: Downstream Corporate Governance
      It would be rather trite to note that much has been written and discussed lately regarding corporate governance. However, virtually all of this discussion has focused on the boards of public companies and their audit committees. While obviously ...

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    • Service of Legal Documents Abroad
      DISCLAIMER: THE INFORMATION IN THIS CIRCULAR RELATING TO THE LEGAL REQUIREMENTS OF SPECIFIC FOREIGN COUNTRIES IS PROVIDED FOR GENERAL INFORMATION ONLY AND MAY NOT BE TOTALLY ACCURATE IN A PARTICULAR CASE. QUESTIONS INVOLVING INTERPRETATION OF ...

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    • Technology-Based Joint Ventures
      Technology-based joint ventures are subject to rapidly changing technical standards, fluctuating markets and an emphasis on intangible services. But with careful legal planning, the joint venture can be an extremely effective vehicle for bringing ...

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    • Types of Corporations
      It seems everyone knows there are two kinds of corporations: S-Corps and C-Corps. This distinction, however, merely scratches the surface of the types of corporations in South Carolina. Most corporations you will encounter, with rare exception ...

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