Griffin Klema's answer You're asking for a registrability opinion (whether you can register your own trademark rights in the U.S.). Much of the answer depends on the DuPont factors that try to answer the question of whether your mark is likely to cause confusion with another registered mark. The simple answer for the Canadian mark is that it would not affect your U.S. rights. But, other U.S. registrations may pose problems for you. Speak to a trademark lawyer first, before investing time and money creating a business...
Michael David Siegel's answer This is really more of a tax issue than a legal one. Thus, consult an accountant. That being said, I think the LLCs should be separate, and there should be no umbrella for both.
Michael David Siegel's answer As the year is over, it is too late for a wage payment as you did not withhold taxes. Therefore, issue a 1099. The tax issue is the same, as you will pay self employment tax on the 1099 income.
David Lacher's answer So long as your corporation is an S Corp, there is no real practical difference with respect to taxes between that and an LLC. The profits and losses of the business flow through to your personal tax return in either instance. But there might be other considerations which favor one form of entity over another. For sure, it is more expensive to form an LLC in New York State because of the publication requirement, which does not apply to other business entity forms.
David Lacher's answer The governance of LLCs is determined only partially by state law, but primarily by the LLC Operating Agreement which hopefully your LLC has and hopefully you signed. That agreement should detail both the responsibilities and duties of the officers as well as the options and requirement for withdrawing from the LLC (selling your Member Interests). Without reviewing your LLC Operating Agreement, no one can answer this question definitively. But I would be very surprised if your Operating...
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