Brian Gottesman has been a partner with Berger Harris since shortly after its... more
Brian Gottesman has been a partner with Berger Harris since shortly after its founding, and is the head of its Corporate/Business Entity Counseling practice group. He has extensive experience counseling corporations and closely-held alternative entities (including limited liability companies, Delaware statutory trusts, and limited partnerships) on issues relating to their governance and ... view profile
John L. Williams is a Delaware attorney with extensive experience in business and... more
John L. Williams is a Delaware attorney with extensive experience in business and trust planning and litigation. Nationally, he is Vice Chair of the ABA's LLC & Partnerships Committee related to its Real Property Trusts and Estates Section, Special Investors and Investment Structure Group. He is also an ABA advisor to the Uniform Laws Commission's Series of Unincorporated Business Entitie... view profile
Duke works primarily with family-owned and closely held businesses on succession... more
Duke works primarily with family-owned and closely held businesses on succession planning, family wealth transfer planning and the structure of the business enterprise. Duke also works closely with individuals on a wide variety of estate and wealth transfer planning and estate and trust administration matters. Practice Areas: Estates & Trusts Elder Law Essential Estate Planning ... view profile
A corporation is a formal way to organize your business to gain rights and privileges, and to limit your personal liability. There may be tax and financial advantages to incorporation, but it can also increase your business licensing fees and decrease the amount of personal control you have in running your business. There are many legal consequences to incorporation, so it's a good idea to consult an attorney specializing in corporate law. A corporate attorney also represents shareholders unhappy with the actions of a corporation.