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Corporations/Business


LLCs/LLPs (Limited Liability Companies/Partnerships)

Purpose:

  • To safeguard personal assets of owners/members from creditors and lawsuits
  • To provide a measure of control over operating activities and decision-making
  • To concentrate multiple ownership of commercial property (family investments) in one entity for ease of management and to maximize revenue
  • A pass-through tax entity, meaning the owners/members each pay their own taxes on income via their personal tax returns

Services include:

  • Name availability and reservation with the Secretary of State
  • Identification of eligible agent
  • Selection of manager versus member-managed structure
  • Articles of Organization
  • Operating Agreement preparation
  • Consents to proposed action from future probable beneficiaries
  • Assistance to obtain Federal EIN number (employer identification number)
  • Deed transfers
  • Document kit, including official LLC/LLP seal

Professional Corporations

Purpose:

  • Ownership and control is limited by statute to licensed professionals, i.e., physicians, dentists, lawyers, accountants, architects, other professions

Services Include:

  • All services listed under General Corporations below, PLUS services specific to professional corporations
  • Name permit application from appropriate licensing board
  • Certification of corporation by appropriate licensing board, if required
  • Bylaws articles limiting ownership, transfer of shares, and officer appointments as required by the Moscone-Knox Professional Corporations Act
  • DBA (doing business as) filing as needed
  • Buy-sell agreements

General Corporations

Services Include:

  • Name availability and reservation with the Secretary of State
  • Identification of eligible agent
  • Selecting number of shares and type of stock to issue
  • Selection of officers and directors
  • Selection of fiscal year and date of annual meeting
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Bylaws
  • Assistance to obtain Federal EIN number (employer identification number)
  • S-corporation election
  • Minutes adopting Articles and Bylaws
  • Document kit, including official corporation seal and stock certificates
  • Identification and modification of current contracts
  • Employment contract negotiation and agreements
  • DBA (doing business as) filing as needed