There a probably a million blogs/articles written on entity selection so I will try to keep this light and get straight to the point. You and entity selection are a bit like Goldie Locks, too hot, too cold, just right! The different entity types of business can be formed under each have pros and cons. Like Goldie Locks, its about finding the right one for you, which can be a challenge. Depending on your needs each entity type has value, and that is what this article will discuss. Hopefully you will find this useful in helping your Goldie Locks (business) the right fit, or at least help you identify things to keep in mind during the selection process.
Forming a legal entity is not always an immediate consideration for start-ups. In some cases, founders may choose to delay formalizing their relationship to ensure that other important business details are first put in place. At a certain point, the founders begin to think about when they must formalize their agreement and form a legal entity. Ask the following questions to assess whether the time has come to form a company for your start-up:
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In an effort to balance consumer accessibility with consumer protection, in 2013, the Minnesota Legislature amended Minnesota's Statutory Short Form Power of Attorney document (and related statutes). In this article from the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants’ magazine, Footnote, attorney Stuart Bear examines this noteworthy amendment and helps CPAs understand what it means to them and their clients.
In this article from the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants’ magazine, Footnote, attorney Stuart Bear examines health care directives and explains how CPAs can help their clients understand why it's imperative to have a health care directive in place and how to properly execute one.
The primary estate planning document for transferring assets at death is usually a will or, alternatively, a revocable living trust. Deemrining what is the most appropriate document for any given person is a key component in estate planning. In this article from the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants’ magazine, Footnote, attorney Stuart Bear lays out the five main factors that help determine which document is the right primary estate planning document for any given person.