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Choosing a Business Structure that Fits - What’s right for you?

What’s in a business name? Is it more advantageous to sell widgets as Smith, Inc., Smith, LLC or just plain old Bill Smith? Choosing the appropriate business structure can be as daunting as solving the problem of how to drive customers to the store front door.

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California Business and Professions Code §§17900 and17910
California and Professions Code §17917
California Business and Professions Code §14411
California Family Code §§910(a), 297.5
C. Hugh Friedman, James Fontenos and Edward C. Rybka California Practice Guide: Corporations §2:86 (2017) California Corporations Code §16202(a)
California Corporations Code §16301(1)
California Corporations Code §§ 16305, 16306
California Corporations Code §§ 16103(b)(3)-(5),16404
California Corporations Code §16801
California Corporations Code §§ 15903.03(a)
26 U.S.C. §702-704
26 U.S.C. §702
A competent and licensed accountant should be consulted as to the tax consequences of distributions and whether wages and salaries may be made to shareholders, directors and officers.
California Revenue and Taxation Code §§23151, 23153
26 U.S.C. §1361-1379
California Corporations Code §17701.02
California Corporations Code §17704.07
California Corporations Code §17702.01
California Corporations Code §17704.09
California Corporations Code §17704.04
California Revenue and Taxation Code §17941, 23153

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