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Corporate Opportunities

Corporate Opportunities

Does the Rule Apply to Real Estate? If you invest in and/or syndicate real estate what are the duties to your investors? You owe them a duty of loyalty. But how far does that go? The issue of corporate opportunities is important. I wrote a whole chapter on it (from...

Checkbook IRA

Checkbook IRA

A recent case has shed light on one of the riskiest retirement plan strategies put forth by promoters. In McNulty v. Commissioner (157 T.C. 10) a U.S. Tax Court brought clarity to the scheme of using self-directed IRAs for personal investments.

Piercing the Corporate Veil – How to Avoid It

Piercing the Corporate Veil – How to Avoid It

50% of piercing the veil court cases nationwide succeed because owners are failing to properly follow corporate formalities. This exposes business owners to personal liability - meaning they can lose their possessions. What is the Corporate Veil? What is the corporate...

Garrett Sutton on William Shatner’s Moving America Forward

Garrett Sutton and William Shatner

Owning your own business is part of the American Dream, but most business owners don’t have the expertise to determine how and where that business should be set up to protect themselves against lawsuits and liability. Garrett Sutton explains how owning the right entity (LLC, Corporation or Limited Partnership) and maintaining it can set you up for success and a prosperous future for years to come.

Sutton explores how having an asset protection structure customized for your business can help you pay less in taxes, and provide the best protection. Garrett Sutton explains how operating a business as a sole proprietor can put all your business and personal assets at risk to be lost if you loose a lawsuit or are found at fault in a car accident, for example. Learn which states are best to incorporate your business in. Even if you live and work in one state, you can incorporate in another to receive the best protection.

Other highlights include a discussion of Garrett Sutton’s new book, “Toxic Client: Knowing and Avoiding Problem Customers.” Garrett Sutton has worked with small business owner to have the inside track on how entrepreneurs can best secure their future by taking on the right clients and avoid and dismiss those that will empty your coffers, badger you into concessions and waste your time. By helping entrepreneurs to define success and avoid the pitfalls of running a business, Garrett Sutton’s books provide the ultimate guide to achieving a thriving American Dream by clarifying the paperwork and processes needed by entrepreneurs.

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“Toxic Client: Knowing And Avoiding Problem Customers,” by corporate lawyer Garrett Sutton, equips business owners with the knowledge to detect and avoid toxic clients before they poison the business. The book distills what Sutton has learned from advising owners on corporate legal structures – where he has heard some of the horror stories first-hand – into case studies that illustrate the do’s and don’ts of dealing with toxic customers.

 

Corporate Opportunities

Corporate Opportunities

Does the Rule Apply to Real Estate? If you invest in and/or syndicate real estate what are the duties to your investors? You owe them a duty of loyalty. But how far does that go? The issue of corporate opportunities is important. I wrote a whole chapter on it (from...

Checkbook IRA

Checkbook IRA

A recent case has shed light on one of the riskiest retirement plan strategies put forth by promoters. In McNulty v. Commissioner (157 T.C. 10) a U.S. Tax Court brought clarity to the scheme of using self-directed IRAs for personal investments.