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California LLC

Part 3: Do I need an LLC if I have Insurance?

The following discussion is the third in a four-part series dedicated to explaining some of the options available to landlords and business owners when it comes to protecting real property investments. The first discussion in this series addressed the use of a limited-liability company (“LLC”) to protect real property investments (and can be found here), while the second addressed the use of a corporation (available here). This third discussion will address some benefits of using liability insurance to protect real property investments instead of forming a holding company. 

Real Estate Lawyer

Protecting Real Property Investments, Part 2: Is Using A Corporation Right For You?

Like an LLC, a corporation also benefits the real property owner by insulating personal assets through the limitation of personal liability. However, in terms of taxation, the corporation typically uses a more complex structure than an LLC and depending on the type of corporation selected, may result in double-taxation. Protecting Real Property with Corporate Liability …

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Real Estate Attorney

Using A California LLC To Hold Real Estate

How should you hold real estate? The following discussion is the first in a four-part series dedicated to explaining some of the options available to landlords and investors when it comes to protecting real property investments through a real estate LLC. The aim of this article is to provide insight on the different ways to …

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Corporate Attorney San Diego

Self-Employment Taxes: How Can Forming An S-Corporation Help You?

The following is a discussion of how organizing your business as an S-Corporation can help to reduce your company’s self-employment tax obligations. For individuals who are self-employed, there is an opportunity to reduce self-employment taxes through the use of an S-Corporation, be it Social Security-related taxes or those related to Medicare (known collectively as “self-employment …

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Annual Corporate Compliance

Annual Corporate Compliance & Housekeeping

The following is a discussion of some annual corporate compliance considerations for officers and directors of California Corporations, with a focus on reporting requirements, franchise taxes, and internal corporate agreements. California Corporate Compliance Requirements In California, corporations have a series of annual requirements that they must fulfill with the California Secretary of State, the governing …

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S-Corp vs. C-Corp

The following is a discussion of the differences and similarities between C-Corporations and S-Corporations with a look at the structure and tax implications of each.

Piercing The Corporate Veil, Part 2: Why Does It Happen?

This is the second in a two-part series focusing on the legal concept of the “Corporate Veil,” with this second part addressing situations when a court of law will “pierce” the corporate veil. The first part in the series defined the corporate veil and explained how it serves to protect the shareholders’ personal assets.

What Is The Corporate Veil?

This is the first in a two-part series that will focus on the legal concept of the “Corporate Veil,” with this first part defining the concept and explaining how it applies to your business. The second part will go in-depth and explain what it means for your company’s corporate veil to be “pierced” by a court of law such that the shareholders’ asset protection is compromised.

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