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
    • Joint Ventures - Key Questions for Successful Management and Operations
      Successful management and operation of a joint venture (JV) is a difficult achievement that requires a substantial amount of planning, and often long and candid debate between the parties, and it is important for the attorneys involved in the ...

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    • Return to Basics: D&O Lessons From Recent Claims
      A number of recent large and highly publicized claims against directors and officers provide valuable lessons for others who wish to avoid being subjected to similar claims and the adverse publicity, embarrassment and potentially catastrophic ...

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    • Structuring International Acquisition Transactions Part II
      hen a U.S. company acquires a foreign public company, it must comply with the legal and regulatory scheme of the foreign nation. With much of the current U.S. cross-border merger activity taking place with European, Canadian and Japanese ...

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    • Western Companies and China: No Longer a Slow Boat
      “Wealth and rank are what every man desires, but if they can only be retained to the detriment of the Way he professes, he must relinquish them.” - Confucius The People’s Republic of China (PRC) and its people welcome American business ventures, but ...

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    • Your Retirement Benefits
      If you are approaching age 70 you should be considering how your retirement benefits will be paid. There are several different choices and also a default choice, if you fail to make one. This default choice may not be in your and your family's best ...

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    • Planning for the Departure of a Co-Owner
      Many businesses, whether they are closely held corporations, limited liability companies, or partnerships, face difficult issues when one of the owners leaves. Some of the reasons an owner may leave a business are: death, disability, retirement, or ...

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    • SEC Proposes Rules on Audit Committee Disclosure
      On October 6, 1999, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC") proposed new rules and amendments to existing rules "to improve disclosure related to the functioning of corporate audit committees and to enhance the reliability and credibility ...

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    • SEC Proposes Rules Affecting Corporate Audit Committees And Financial Statements
      On October 8, 1999, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the "SEC"), in Securities Exchange Act of 1934 Release Number 34-41987 (the "SEC Release"), proposed certain new rules and amendments to existing rules relating to corporate audit ...

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    • Preventive Law: The Legal Health Audit
      As a lawyer who has been trying business cases for a number of years, I am sharply aware of the criticisms heaped upon lawyers and law firms. From Newt Gingrich, who proclaims that "litigation is the enemy of free enterprise", to Howard Stern, who ...

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    • Priorities and Pay for the Managing Partner
      he position of managing partner in a Canadian law firm is a tough balancing act that is usually under-appreciated and under-compensated. As we all know, rueful jokes about the often impossible "political" nature of the position abound. Smaller and ...

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