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Common Oversights With Single Member LLCs

Gain an understanding of the most frequent oversights that solo entrepreneurs may come across.

Many solo entrepreneurs, and the lawyers hired to support them, often do not understand exactly what options are available to them. They often don't know how to decide which option is best. Perhaps most frustratingly of all, they don't know how to obtain--or, in the case of lawyers supporting solo entrepreneurs, provide--affordable, reliable legal services that meet their need for preventive legal services in the business formation context. For these reasons, many entrepreneurs turn to Do-It-Yourself (DIY) legal 'solutions,' which are not really solutions, at all. They get a template, maybe some document or form registration service, perhaps Registered Agent service, and carry on with their business, never realizing that the 'solution' they have adopted likely leaves them exposed to legal risk that could have been avoided, if they had hired a lawyer to provide necessary business formation legal services. This topic helps the lawyers assisting solo entrepreneurs considering the question of whether or not to form a single-member LLC to understand how first to determine whether a single-member LLC is the right fit for the client's needs and then how to understand the process required for addressing the client's business formation legal needs and support the fledgling enterprise in a preventive law context. The material also explains and dispels common misconceptions about the benefits of LLCs versus S-Corporations. Failing to adequately consider, reflect upon, and intentionally choose the correct business organizational structure is one of the most common errors solo entrepreneurs make, when starting a business. It often leads to easily avoidable and potentially costly legal liability and risk exposure. This information is critical for lawyers providing business formation legal services, so they can ensure their recommendations are as beneficial as possible for their clients, and provide the right balance between the client's level of risk aversion and budget.

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Common (Poor) Reasons for Choosing to Form Single-Member LLCs

  • Just to Get Legal Liability Limitation
  • Just for Perceived Tax Benefits
  • To Establish "Legitimacy," as a Business, per Se

Preventive Law for Entrepreneurs Considering Single-Member LLCs

  • Limiting Liability
  • Addressing Tax-Related Issues
  • Building a Respected Brand

Counseling Members of Existing Single-Member LLCs

  • Should I Keep My Single-Member LLC?
  • My Accountant (or Other Professional) Advised Me to Convert My LLC to an S-Corp. Should I?
  • How Can I Get the Reliable Professional Support My Business Needs?
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  • CA MCLE 1.5
     
  • Lorman Business Center, LLC. is a State Bar of California approved MCLE sponsor and this course qualifies for 1.5 CLE hours of participatory credit.
     
  • NM CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the New Mexico Minimum Continuing Legal Education Board for 1.5 hours of credit.
     
  • OH CLE 1.5
     
  • This course has been approved by the Ohio Supreme Court Commission on Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 CLE credit hours. Please note: No more than twelve (12) hours of self-study CLE credit for any biennial reporting period may be earned by an Attorney or Judge under Regulation 409.2. To fulfill CLE requirements for self-study, web-based programs, you must complete 100% of the polling questions during the program. Your hours will be filed electronically within thirty (30) business days by Lorman Education Services provided you fulfilled 100% attendance and polling questions answered.
     
  • OR CLE 1.5
     
  • Approved for 1.5 CLE credits in Oregon.
     
  • WA CLE 1.5
     
  • This program has been approved by the Washington State Board of Continuing Legal Education for 1.5 hours of A/V credit under the Law & Legal Procedure category.
     

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Noel R. Bagwell, III, Esq.

Noel R. Bagwell, III, Esq.

Executive Legal Professionals, PLLC

  • President and chief legal counsel at Executive Legal Professionals, PLLC (ExecutiveLP®)
  • Practice emphasizes all aspects of preventive law for start-ups and entrepreneurs, especially in connection with business formation, outside general counsel, franchising, and small business mergers and acquisitions
  • Conducts regular seminars and workshops on numerous preventive law, start-up law, small business law, small business mergers and acquisitions, contracts, franchising, and other small business legal services
  • Written several publications related to the areas of preventive law for start-ups and small businesses
  • Member of the Nashville Bar Association and Tennessee Bar Association
  • J.D. degree, Cumberland School of Law at Samford University, Birmingham, AL; B.A. degree in philosophy, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
  • Can be contacted at 615-716-0606, [email protected] or on Twitter® @ExecutiveLP
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Product ID: 403650
Published 2018
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