No, but it’s a lot cleaner and easier for accounting and tax purposes if you do, since you need to separate out business expenses and income from your personal expenses. It’s a much better business practice as well since there may come a time when you’d like to obtain business financing,...Read more »
Definitely you should have a stockholders agreement, to cover disputes over major decisions, control of the company, how matters are resolved (majority vote or unanimous), restrictions on resale of stock or issuance of new stock to new owners; the authority of the president to fire or modify the...Read more »
My company is incorporated in Delaware and I have applied for registration in maryland as foreign entity. I want to issue shares to myself. I have appointed myself as CEO and Secretary. Do I need witness to issue shares to myself ?
Consult a lawyer. You can issue stock on behalf of the company as the director or officer, to yourself, by use of a bill of sale or stock subscription agreement. You need to check your articles of incorporation and any stockholder's agreement, by-laws, etc., to confirm how many shares of...Read more »
Yes, one person can hold more than one office in a company, and sign under both titles. To support the official appointment of the person to those offices, it may be beneficial to draft a resolution of the shareholders or board of directors making the appointment, and placing the resolution in the...Read more »
A vending machine license is not required if the following items are offered for sale:
Cigarettes - (Special laws govern the sales of cigarettes through a vending machine. For more information, contact the State License Bureau or the Clerk of the Circuit Court in the county in which the...Read more »
You do not need to establish a business to self publish a book, but there are several advantages to to doing so. For instance, you can deduct businesses expenses you may have incurred in making your book from your tax liability.
Sole proprietorships, partnerships, and LLCs each have...Read more »
Rocketlawyer.com set up my business as a close corp (their error) and they sent an amendment to the state of Maryland to change it to a stock corporation. The state of MD accepted the amendment but it still says "close" on their website. So is it possible to change a close corp. to a... Read more »
Electing "close corporation" status does not alter the fact that a close corporation is also a "stock" corporation, as you put it. The benefit of electing "close" status is that a smaller corporation with fewer stockholders can maintain corporate status and management...Read more »
Ship chandler is a term that's used more loosely than traditional seagoing slots for which licensing credentialing is clear, such as second engineer for first officer. If the employer has any kind of requirement to maintain merchant marine credentialing, information on seagoing credentialing...Read more »
“Under the doctrine of ‘patent exhaustion,’” United States Supreme Court Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., wrote in a 2017 decision, “once a patent holder sells an item, it can no longer control the item through the patent laws.... The purchaser and all subsequent owners are free to use...Read more »
Until you turn 18, you are deemed a minor without legal capacity to enter into binding enforceable contracts. That means no other parties will agree to do business with you if they know you are a minor. Banks require that you show photo ID and proof of age, so you cannot open an account solely in...Read more »
There is no list of disqualifying convictions. Rather, the applicant's specific circumstances, nature of the crime, age of the conviction, etc., are all considered to determine if the applicant meets the good "character" requirement. Here is the explanation given on the MHIC...Read more »
Maryland law does not require any identification of owners in the Articles. However, other important formation paperwork should identify the owning members, including the Operating Agreement and ideally Membership Certificates.
While not legal advice I hope that this general...Read more »
Articles of Organization do not ordinarily list who the business owners are, so in most cases they have no effect on who the member(s) might be. The member(s) should be identified in the Operating Agreement, in the membership certificates and on federal and state tax filings.
You may be able to create the LLC with your son as the sole member. However, if he is a minor, he is not capable of entering into contracts or be able to act as an "Organizer", the person who files the paperwork in Maryland to create the LLC. There will be other issues to consider...Read more »
It would seem you should be able to set up a Maryland entity that serves the function of the travel agency. Likewise, in stating the purposes for the formation of the company, you can list more than one purpose. If the marketing arm will be primarily functioning in Georgia, you would need to have...Read more »
For example, a company purchases and owns a 200 acre property, does every shareholder of this company have the right to use the property, just like if an individual owns it? Will they be considered as owners of the land to camp, hunt, fish and other outdoor activities on the land?
A corporation is like a separate person. The fact that you have rights in the person does not give you rights in its property. Those rights are defined by corporate law, the articles of incorporation, the bylaws, and any applicable contracts
The IRS form you mention is for a business to elect to be taxed as a Subchapter S corporation. There are several other ways businesses might be taxed and several situations where a business might file this form. Part II asks information about whether the entity is an existing or new entity. An...Read more »
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