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Evelyn Susan Ginossi

Evelyn Ginossi’s Legal Guides

12 total


  • Family & Friends Funding: Frequently Asked Questions from Start-Up Business Owners and Founders

    In the search for start-up capital funding, there can be quite a few advantages to going to friends and family for your source of financing. This initial investment source can help in launch a new venture or serve as bridge funding until venture capital investment comes through.

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  • E-2 Treaty Investor Visa Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

    The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa is available for foreign nationals seeking to live in the U.S. to invest, develop, and manage the operations of a business. The E-2 Visa is a great option for those would like to start a business large or small. Qualifying for the E-2 Visa entails su...

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  • What are “corporate formalities” and why are they important during incorporation?

    There are many considerations a business owner must think through before deciding which business entity to select. While a business owner may elect to do business as a sole proprietorship or as a partnership, he may inadvertently put his personal assets at risk by not implementin...

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  • Foreign Investors and Entrepreneurs: The E-2 Treaty Investor Visa May Be the Right Fit for You.

    Many entrepreneurs and investors look to invest in the US market for any number of reasons. Some become discouraged about moving to the US as a pipe dream; seeing it as a possibility available only to very large companies or high net worth individuals. However, there is an option...

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  • What to Know About Forming an LLC in California

    This article takes a look at the fundamentals of an LLC, the difference between an LLC and other popular forms of ownership, and the importance of having a solid Operating Agreement in place.

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  • Can a Letter of Intent be an Enforceable Contract in California?

    In commercial real estate transactions, a letter of intent (an LOI) establishes the framework to negotiate a formal agreement. As the quasi-deal before the real deal, an LOI can be important in determining the positioning and disposition of the parties, as well as the structure o...

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  • SEC Removes Prohibition on General Solicitation and General Advertising in Certain SEC Offerings

    Background Under the current SEC offering process, companies seeking to raise capital through the sale of securities must either register the securities offering with the SEC or rely on an exemption from registration. Most of the exemptions from registration prohibit companies f...

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  • Australian Specialty Visa - E-3 Visa: Frequently Asked Questions

    The E-3 visa is a non-immigrant visa category which provides Australian citizens with the opportunity to work in the United States for a period of two years on a renewable basis. The E-3 visa category permits Australian citizens to work in the U.S. in specialty occupations which ...

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  • Security of a Deed of Trust in California Prevents the Legal Doctrine of Merger of Estates

    Under the legal doctrine of merger, as codified in California Civil Code section 805 and California Civil Code section 811, the owner of an estate in land cannot also hold an easement in the same land. The rationale behind the two statutes is that holding an easement in the land ...

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  • An Overview for Foreigners Purchasing U.S. Real Estate

    According to a recent survey conducted by the National Association of Realtors, for the 12-month period ending with March 2012, international buyers (Foreign Nationals) invested $82.5 billion in U.S. residential real estate, which equates to about 4.8% of total U.S. sales. The to...

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