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Clean Tech Companies in Obama’s Administration

Insights Clean Tech Companies in Obama’s Administration Michael Moradzadeh · August 28, 2009

Clean Tech is generally considered to include multiple advanced technologies in four economic sectors: energy, waste, materials, and transportation. These technologies break down in categories such as energy generation and storage, water and wastewater, air and environment, etc. There is no clear-cut definition for a “Clean-Tech” Company, but as shown by its name, a clean-tech…

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What is an S-Corporartion?

Insights What is an S-Corporartion? Michael Moradzadeh · August 19, 2009

S-Corporations are corporations that elect to be treated as pass-through entities by the IRS. In order to qualify for S-Corporation status a corporation needs to satisfy several conditions, including the following: 1) all shareholders must be residents of the United States; 2) the corporation may only have one class of shareholders and may not have more than…

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What is a foreign filing?

Insights What is a foreign filing? Michael Moradzadeh · August 19, 2009

Whenever a corporation or limited liability company does business (i.e. enters contracts or agreements) in a state other than the state in which they are domiciled, they are required to do a foreign filing in that state. For example, if a business is incorporated in Delaware, but has an office and/or employees based in California,…

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Where should I form my entity?

Insights Where should I form my entity? Michael Moradzadeh · August 19, 2009

This can be a very complex question. If you are looking to grow the company and get outside investment, then you should probably form an entity in Delaware. If your entity will have real estate holdings Nevada might also be a good option. Otherwise, it might make the most sense to simply form the entity…

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Does the Future Belong to Virtual Law Firms?

News August 3, 2009

Rimon Law Group was featured on August 3, 2009 in the American Lawyer in an article by legal reporter Francesca Heintz.  The story describes the continued growth of alternative-model law firms, in the midst of a struggling legal industry. The article can be viewed on the the American Lawyer’s website.

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Employment Service Agreements

Insights August 2, 2009

A new company should determine which of its workers are employees and which are independent contractors. The workers’ status will determine what benefits s/he is owed during employment and at its conclusion. A new company is building its reputation not just for its product, but for its staff and for fairness as an employer as…

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Non−competition Agreements

Insights Non−competition Agreements Michael Moradzadeh · August 1, 2009

Can a part-time employee hold another job while working for you? Can he or she work for a direct competitor a year after he involuntarily leaves his employment? Does this change if he owns part of your business? What if the competitor is anywhere in the world instead of in the samecounty? Different states have…

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What is pass-through/flow-through taxation?

Insights What is pass-through/flow-through taxation? Michael Moradzadeh · July 18, 2009

In a pass-through (or flow-through) entity, the entity’s income and expenses “pass through” the entity and are treated as the income and expenses of its owners. LLCs and S-Corporations are pass-through entities. This differs from a C-Corpoartion (which is the default form of corporation) which is taxed a corporate income tax at the end of…

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Should my business be a Corporation or an LLC?

Insights Should my business be a Corporation or an LLC? Michael Moradzadeh · July 17, 2009

If your business only has a few investors and you do not anticipate receiving outside financing in the near future, an LLC is probably best for you because of its flexibility, simplicity, and pass-through taxation (see blog entry on pass-through taxation). However, if you want a board of directors that is distinct from the officers and/or…

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What is the difference between an LLC and a Corporation?

Insights What is the difference between an LLC and a Corporation? Michael Moradzadeh · July 16, 2009

A corporation is made up of three groups of people – the shareholders, the board of directors and the officers, although the same person can hold multiple positions. The board of directors is formally elected by the shareholders and represents their interests. It is the board of directors that hires the officers of the company,…

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