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How to Incorporate: A Handbook for Entrepreneurs and Professionals, 5th Edition

ISBN: 978-0-470-11929-7
288 pages
June 2007
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The definitive guide to incorporating for small business owners and entrepreneurs
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Should I incorporate my business?
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Which form of corporation will best help me achieve long-term business goals?
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What legal liabilities do I assume when I incorporate?
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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:
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When to form a standard corporation and when to go with an alternative, such as Subchapter S, partnerships, limited liability corporations, and proprietorships
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How to make statutory requirements work to your advantage
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Executive compensation and how to take tax-free benefits out of your corporation
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How to handle special agreements, securities laws, forms of incorporation, stockholders, dividends, and more
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How to complete IRS forms, take minutes, create bylaws, and post notices of meetings
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How to use incorporation forms for many different states as well as forms for general use based on the Model Business Corporation Act
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Table of Contents

1. Introduction.

2. The Corporation.

3. Choice of Form.

4. Preincorporation Activities and incorporation.

5. Financial Structure.

6. Dividends.

7. Considerations of Corporate Control.

8. Articles of Incorporation.

9. BYLAWS.

10. Corporate Operations.

11. Limited Liability Companies.

12. Taxes.

13. Subchapters and Other Tax Options for a Small Business.

14. Taking Funds From the Corporation.

15. Executive Compensation.

16. Securities.

Index.                                                                        

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Author Information

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.

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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
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