Losing Limited Liability: Blending Business and Personal Finances in a Corporation or LLC

  In the early stages of starting a new business, it can be difficult to tell what belongs to the company and what belongs to the founders as…


What’s So Great About a Delaware C-Corporation?

If you’ve spent any time looking at U.S. companies, you’ve likely noticed that an unusually large number are organized as Delaware C-Corporations.…


Series LLCs: An Uncertain Innovation

Given the ubiquity of the LLC today, it’s easy to forget that in its early days the LLC wasn’t always the go-to legal form for founders who wanted…


When Should a Business Incorporate?

Although this is a complex question, thinking about it sooner rather than later may help the startup survive cofounder conflicts such as equity…


Entity Selection for Startups: A Tax Perspective

The entity classification regulations under Internal Revenue Code section 7701, otherwise known as “check-the-box” regulations, allow startups to…


Can I start a company if I'm in the US on a student F-1 visa?

CPT or OPT programs may allow you to launch your startup while on a student visa. America is great. Because of the strength of the United States’…


Changing the Registered Office of a Michigan LLC

Some economic development organizations may require your company to have a registered office in a certain vicinity. Michigan has several economic…


LLC Formation: Why Filing Your Articles is Not Enough

While merely filing Articles of Organization might be sufficient to establish an LLC, several important documents are required to properly organize…


WhatsApp: What We Know About the Incorporation History of a $19B Company

Incorporated in California in 2009, WhatsApp, Inc. later converted to a Delaware corporation. As has now been widely reported, Facebook is acquiring…


Books for Entrepreneurs and Their Attorneys

We are often asked at the Entrepreneurship Clinic about good books for those starting their own companies and for attorneys aspiring to be…