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STARTING A NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION IN NEW YORK

I know most of you reading this may not care about doing anything that has the words “not for profit” in it, and who can blame you? The words themselves seem so counter productive to what most people think about when starting a business. Most people associate these organizations with people that have big hearts […]

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4 MAIN BARS TO OPENING A BAR IN NEW YORK

Opening a bar in New York City obviously requires one to obtain a liquor license. The agency that governs these licenses is the New York State Liquor Authority (“SLA”). There are several different licenses that one can apply for including but not limited to: beer license, beer and wine, etc. This post will briefly examine […]

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4 RULES YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF IF PLANNING TO RAISE MONEY THROUGH CROWDFUNDING

In May 2012, Congress ratified a bill to expand crowdfunding as a method of  raising capital for small companies. Prior to the enactment of this bill, investors participating in the crowd funding process were allowed to invest capital in return for a small gift from the issuer. In hopes of enlarging the availability of funding […]

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4 NECESSARY STEPS TO STARTING AN LLC IN NEW YORK

As a business attorney, one of the most popular questions from clients is whether they should use the Limited Liability Company (“LLC”) format for their new business venture. Many people also come into my office thinking that they started a valid LLC years ago by filing something, somewhere (too numerous to men tion).  However,  upon […]

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IS IT REALLY NECESSARY FOR NEW YORK COMPANIES TO INCORPORATE IN DELAWARE?

As a New York business attorney, most of my smaller business clients opt to incorporate in New York. However, some of the more sophisticated or larger entrepreneurs ask me whether or not they should incorporate in another state altogether. Most ask about Delaware. In this post, I will present a brief comparison  the advantages and […]

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THREE ESSENTIAL ADVISERS OF THE BULLETPROOF STARTUP

Okay here it is, my first post.  I thought I’d start off with a basic topic that should be considered prior to opening up the doors to your coffee shop, massage parlor, internet ad agency, or whatever your dream is; hiring the right support team. The best combination or team of advisers should consist of […]

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