Both businesses will be new businesses. 1 business is a staffing agency and the other is a errand service company. The errand service company owner lives in another state. The company will, however start in Colorado first.
To find a paring you will need to meet with a lawyer who can listen to your needs and concerns. Expect to pay for the attorney's time. Be aware that you can contract for advice and filing OR just advice (the far cheaper option for most attorneys). The basic options include separate businesses,...Read more »
The partnership owes no back taxes. I personally bought all the equipment, supplies. My partner will become my employee. The split/change is amicable, with no disagreements to ownership, naming, clients, or anything else, and we will still be working as usual. I don't know whether to dissolve... Read more »
Sell the partnership (assets and membership/profit interests) to you as an individual for whatever price is deemed fair by all, But consider an LLC, which protects personal assets, as an alternative to a sole proprietorship.
Here is the link to the Sec. of State's webpage: http://www.sos.state.co.us/pubs/business/businessHome.html . Review the "Information Resources" (top left). Your local library should have books on incorporation (make sure they cover Colorado). You can also contact an attorney, who...Read more »
I have a $1M+ asset I want to put into a corporation (for some instant basis for a valuation) and subsequently issue common stock (or founders stock?) to raise cash for development of the asset. Given the goal of the effort, issuing stock to an attorney to help with this seems like a good idea. So... Read more »
It is possible, but for the attorney there are significant conflict of interest issues. Many attorneys will not work under this type of arrangement, but some will. Contact the attorney(s) you are interested in hiring to see if they will accept these terms.
I am considering starting a campaign online to raise money for multiple charities. My thought is a website allowing small donations into a bank account kept separate for just the campaign proceeds. The website will have a poll where visitors vote to decide what charities get the donations. All... Read more »
The idea is possible, but the legal requirements and costs will vary based on your plan. I suggest that you create a firmer plan and then consult with a business attorney. The costs for a basic campaign could be as little as a few hundred dollars (not including legal fees) to several thousand...Read more »
I'm trying to structure a new LLC where 50% interest is divided in proportion to capital contribution and 50% is split 45/5 in "sweat equity." I want to have the first 50% (capital contribution) to get 100% of the profit distributions and/or proceeds from company assets until the... Read more »
There are a lot of unknowns here. An attorney will need to review the articles of incorporation and bylaws before making any definitive statement. There are also a series of tax considerations that are beyond the scope of Justia's Q&A. I recommend that you contact a business or tax attorney.
I learned my former employer will be filing Chapter 7 for his privately-owned corporation mainly because of (unsecured) judgments against it. It has very few assets other than the office building it owns which has about $500k of equity. The building was always the property of a US shell LLC whose... Read more »
There are a lot of things to consider here. I understand that you want to do the right thing, but you may be subject to NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) and other potential violations of privacy/confidentiality. The best advice is to contact a lawyer directly (at least the discussion will be...Read more »
I am starting a small business, landscaping to be exact, and I would like to file as an LLC. When I go to file in my state I see that the name is taken. Well, when I add LLC to the end of my business name it lets me go forward. Will adding the "LLC" to the end of business name make... Read more »
There are a lot of issues related to naming (and trademarking). Simply adding LLC may work with the CO filings, but significantly limits trademarkability (and potentially introduces a potential lawsuit). Contact an attorney who can review the name and the conflicting name to assess your risks. That...Read more »
Please Take Notice: I am not your lawyer unless we enter into an engagement agreement in writing. This is only general information. It is NOT legal advice, and it may not work for your specific situation. It is impossible to evaluate a legal problem...Read more »
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