Whoever is the estate fiduciary can file the return. The refund, if any, goes to the estate. The first $50,000 of any estate (unless there is a will) goes to the spouse. Thus, you need to determine if there is anything in it for you, if an estate is worth commencing, and if a return should be...Read more »
Last year I created an S-corp in NY after the suggestion for tax purposes by an accountant. What I didn't realize was that I needed to be a professional corporation first, and then elect S-corp status because I am a licensed therapist. I have income, bank/credit accounts, and a loan under the... Read more »
My Corporation signed agreement with client to pay fraction of actual cost for an app, website, etc...by providing Corporation 15% partnership. Client failed to fulfill the obligation in many ways, and offered to buy me out. I need a letter that does the following:
Depending upon the rights to the initial agreement including the right to make changes based on material changes in one or other of the businesses, all things being equaled the terms of the merger and more importantly the reason for the material change should be discussed and if appropriate be...Read more »
Are they public or private companies? More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and media appearances/...Read more »
You could feasibly form a contractual agreement to that effect during the sale process. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney such as myself. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards,...Read more »
I am a NY resident. I saw a FL convenience store for sale advertised on a website. I signed an LOI to buy the business via an asset sale. The sale would not include sale of any real estate. Both seller and I signed as individuals. I placed a good faith deposit of around $12k with an escrow agent,... Read more »
Under the Letter of Intent does it state what states law and jurisdiction shall apply? if it says FL then you must file in FL. If it is silent, then the issue is do you fulfill the long-arm statute for NY. If you file in New York and the Court decides it does not have jurisdiction you will have...Read more »
In order to guard the proprietary information of the business, it is generally best practice to enter into a NDA before you begin to disclose specifics. Make sure to consult with a mergers and acquisitions lawyer regarding the specific considerations when negotiating an NDA.
The advantage of an asset sale to the Buyer is that the Buyer can avoid undertaking any unwanted liabilities of the Seller. The advantage of a stock sale to the Seller is that he can avoid any depreciation recapture from the sale of equipment. However, if done properly the asset sale can work as...Read more »
The company was purchased by a majority investor, who came in and laid off 3/4s of the company. I am currently looking for another job but I'm not sure what I can do. My field is very small and the non-compete was for 1 year after severance.
The merger agreement dictates which state laws apply. As to that decision it depends if it is a merger of equals or one is entity will remain in control. The decision should be based on what is best for the merged entity.
There are a variety of ways to handle the information depending upon whether there will be lay-offs or not. If some people are going to lose their jobs, then you need to prepare yourself and them for that event. If no one is being fired or laid-off, then the matter is much easier....Read more »
This varies wildly based on the type of company. Your question is too vague. More details are necessary to provide a professional analysis of your issue. The best first step is an Initial Consultation with an Attorney. You can read more about me, my credentials, awards, honors, testimonials, and...Read more »
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