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- Leaving an Accounting Practice/Closing an Accounting Practice
This article gives a very brief overview of how an accountant leaves or closes an accounting practice. The accountant can’t just walk away – leaving or closing an accounting practice is more complex than you think.
- Buying and Selling an Accounting Practice
This article gives a quick overview of buying and selling an accounting practice. The author discusses the deal from due diligence, through deal terms, to the definitive deal documents.
- Oral Promises as Contracts
The former CFO of Sterne Agee Group, Inc is suing the Alabama based investment bank for breach of contract, among other allegations. According to court documents, former CFO Brian Barze worked as the CFO of another company which was grooming him for a CEO position when Sterne Agee approached him about the CFO position at its own company.
- Shareholder Buy-Sell Agreements for Accountancy Corporations
In this article, the author explains shareholder buy-sell agreements for accountants and accountancy corporations. A buy-sell agreement (also called a shareholders agreement) protects the corporation from the accountant/shareholders, specifically their death, loss of license, disability and dispute.
- Common Area Maintenance in a Lease
In this article I discuss common area maintenance (CAM) expenses in a real property lease.
- St. Paul, Problems of Being Human and Small Businesses Dealing with AngiesList.com
Like many people with a standard Midwest religious upbringing I struggle to do the right thing and, sometimes, to know just what that is under the circumstances. But, as St. Paul discussed in Romans 7 “being good is not that easy, even when we are so inclined” (and he was a Saint.).
- International Business Law: Starting or Buying an Arizona Business
With a few exceptions, Arizona does not impose a citizenship or even a residency requirement on non-citizens seeking to start or buy an existing business in Arizona. As its economy recovers from the housing bust, Arizona is ideally situated for foreign investment, especially from partners in Canada and Mexico. Arizona participates in the CANAMEX Corridor Coalition, promoting safe and secure trade between Canada, the U.S., and Mexico.
- How to Form an LLC in Arizona
For many self-employed Arizonans, forming an LLC is the best choice for their business. Likewise for many sole proprietorships, partnerships, and other small businesses. LLCs—limited liability companies—offer protection from legal liability and simplified tax procedures. Even though Arizona LLC law makes the process of forming a LLC relatively simple, it is less than half the battle—you will still need an Operating Agreement, appropriate permits and licenses, and a federal tax ID number.
- Stock Sales vs. Asset Sales: Some Basic Considerations for Selling a Privately-Held Business
When negotiating the sale and purchase of a privately-held business, a critical consideration for the parties is whether to structure the transaction as a “stock” or asset sale. For purposes of this article, a “stock” sale means the purchase and sale of the owner’s equity interest in the business. An asset sale, on the other hand, is the sale of all or most of the individual assets held by the business.
- Bringing a New Veterinarian into a Vet Practice
This is Article #6 in my 8-part series on the basic corporate, business and contract law issues for veterinary corporations and veterinary practices in California. This article gives an outline of how to bring a new veterinarian into a veterinary practice. I go from common sense to legal advice, from the veterinarian’s purchase of ownership to the parties’ exit strategy and unwinding of the relationship.