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Originally presented: October 24, 2018 | Course length: 6.0 hours
Rethinking Choice of Entity Post Tax Reform (45 MINUTES)
The key considerations in selecting a business entity post-2017 federal tax reform.
– Susan J. Markey
When and How to Form a Minnesota Corporation (30 MINUTES)
This session will cover some key factors for when a Minnesota corporation is the best entity option, as well as the basic elements required organizational and operating documents and other key decision points.
– Erin Schulte Swanson, Course Chair
When and How to Form a Minnesota Limited Liability Company (30 MINUTES)
This session will cover some key factors for when a Minnesota LLC is the best entity option, as well as the basic elements required for both articles of organization and operating agreements under Chapter 322C, and additional matters that should likely be addressed as attorneys work with their clients to form Minnesota LLCs.
– Wade R. Wacholz
To Nonprofit or Not to Nonprofit (30 MINUTES)
Nonprofit is a corporate entity choice, not a tax status. This presentation will walk through the options that exist for individuals or groups looking to engage in activities that would typically be conducted in a “nonprofit-y” way (regardless of whether the resulting entity would be tax-exempt). Emphasis will be placed on the various considerations that their advisors may want to be aware of as they guide their clients, rather than detailed explanations of each entity type.
– Emily Robertson
Important Tax Considerations for Entities and Owners (45 MINUTES)
Beyond the tax structure of the entity, businesses must account for several other tax considerations. This session will highlight important tax aspects to address and avoid potential pitfalls, including: self-employment, stock options, sales tax, and more.
– Adam D. Schurle
Intellectual Property Issues and “Business Name” Issues (45 MINUTES)
This session will cover intellectual property issues facing new businesses, with a focus on brand and business name selection and protection issues.
– James L. Young
How to Raise Capital and Fund the Business (60 MINUTES)
A comprehensive review of funding options for startups, including newer “social” funding platforms and other important considerations in raising capital or obtaining other financing.
– Jon L. Farnsworth & Elizabeth G. Roetker
When and How to Convert an Entity (45 MINUTES)
For various reasons, entity owners may at some point want to convert the organization from one form to another. This session will take a practical look at the circumstances that may warrant or lead to conversion, and address the considerations and implications for getting it done.
– Jeffrey O’Brien
Concluding Scenarios and Q & A (30 MINUTES)
– Erin Schulte Swanson (moderator) & Additional Faculty
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Minnesota CLE has applied to the Minnesota State Board of CLE for 6.0 standard CLE credits. The maximum number of total credits you may claim for attending this program is 6.0 credits.
Depending on the jurisdiction in which you practice, you may or may not be able to claim credit for viewing this on demand seminar. Please check with your licensing agency for accreditation information.