How to Incorporate: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs and Professionals, 5th Edition
Should I incorporate my business?
Which form of corporation will best help me achieve long-term business goals?
What legal liabilities do I assume when I incorporate?
How do I take full advantage of corporate tax regulations?
Get detailed answers to these and all your other questions about incorporating your business in How to Incorporate, Fifth Edition. Attorney Michael Diamond weighs the pros and cons of incorporating, helps you choose the form of corporation that's best for you, and helps you structure your corporation for maximum legal, tax, and business advantage.
This edition covers all the latest changes in corporation and partnership laws and includes up-to-the-minute information, advice, and guidance on every topic of concern to business owners dealing with the issues and difficulties of incorporating. You'll find up-to-the-minute information on:
When to form a standard corporation and when to go with an alternative, such as Subchapter S, partnerships, limited liability corporations, and proprietorships
How to make statutory requirements work to your advantage
Executive compensation and how to take tax-free benefits out of your corporation
How to handle special agreements, securities laws, forms of incorporation, stockholders, dividends, and more
How to complete IRS forms, take minutes, create bylaws, and post notices of meetings
How to use incorporation forms for many different states as well as forms for general use based on the Model Business Corporation Act
2. The Corporation.
3. Choice of Form.
4. Preincorporation Activities and incorporation.
5. Financial Structure.
7. Considerations of Corporate Control.
8. Articles of Incorporation.
10. Corporate Operations.
11. Limited Liability Companies.
13. Subchapters and Other Tax Options for a Small Business.
14. Taking Funds From the Corporation.
15. Executive Compensation.
Michael R. Diamond is an attorney and Senior Academic and Policy Fellow and Professor at Georgetown University Law Center where he teaches corporations. He has also taught at the Antioch School of Law, American University's Washington College of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law, and the University of Puerto Rico School of Law.
|Appendix 1: Sample Preincorporation Agreement||17.23 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 2: Application for Reservation of Corporate Name||8.44 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 3: Articles of Incorporation (General)||30.68 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 4: Articles of Incorporation (CA)||9.73 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 5: Certificate of Incorporation (DE)||16.77 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 6: Articles of Incorporation (DC)||41.66 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 7: Articles of Incorporation (MD)||31.49 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 8: Certificate of Incorporation (NY)||18.04 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 9: Articles of Incorporation (WI)||25.58 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 10: Stock Certificate||58.12 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 11: Bylaws||267.02 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 12: Minutes of Organization Meeting of Board of Directors||71.28 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 13: Offer to Purchase Shares||9.89 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 14: Board Resolution Accepting Offer to Purchase Shares||14.28 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 15: Waiver of Notice of Annual Shareholders Meeting||14.00 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 16: Proxy for Annual Meeting of Shareholders||25.32 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 17: Minutes of First Meeting of Shareholders||18.76 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 18: Shareholders' Agreement||98.50 KB||Click to Download|
|Appendix 19: Voting Trust Agreement||82.66 KB||Click to Download|
|Form 941||120.16 KB||Click to Download|
|Form 1120||491.70 KB||Click to Download|
|Form 1120-A||370.51 KB||Click to Download|
|Form 1120S||443.19 KB||Click to Download|
|Form 2553||243.07 KB||Click to Download|
|Form 7004||200.99 KB||Click to Download|
|Form 8832 with Instructions||283.53 KB||Click to Download|
|Publication 3402||119.89 KB||Click to Download|
|Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S) Instructions||80.52 KB||Click to Download|
|Schedule K-1 (Form 1120S)||297.62 KB||Click to Download|
|Form SS4||108.00 KB||Click to Download|