One of the first major decisions a startup or emerging business will need to make is regarding choice of entity. Selecting the right corporate framework--corporation, LLC or partnership--is critical to the success of any businesses. How can you determine the best fit for your emerging company?
This course provides general guidance for non-lawyers dealing with the issues which arise in deciding what type of entity form should be used for a budding business. The instructor will introduce a framework to help you analyze the different attributes of business entities, including four key considerations:
Review Questions: Choice of Entity: Corporation vs. LLC vs. Partnership - A Critical Decision for Start-Ups and Emerging Companies
FINAL EXAM: Choice of Entity: Corporation vs. LLC vs. Partnership - A Critical Decision for Start-Ups and Emerging Companies
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Robert V. Hawn is an Attorney at Strategy Law, LLP. Bob’s practice emphasizes technology start-up companies, with a special emphasis on technology transfer, development, and distribution transactions. He has worked with companies in the software, semiconductor chip design, internet, network security and administration, video game, mobile phone, VOIP, wireless rich media application, and medical device industries. Bob has led technology transfer and licensing transactions involving company core technologies responsible for generating substantial portions of company revenue, and numerous merger and acquisition transactions and private financings. He also works with a number of multinational companies in their U.S. market entry activities, often migrating those companies into Silicon Valley as part of venture financing transactions.
Bob maintains an active speaking and publication schedule. He has presented seminars ranging from the use of Cayman Island entities in corporate structuring, to internet-related legal issues. His published articles include a survey of recent high technology legislation to a discussion of agreements in the Software as a Service, or SaaS, industry. Bob is currently a member of the Executive Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, and serves as Vice-Chair of Member Services. Bob is a past co-Chair of the Cyberspace Law Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California, a member of the High Technology Section of the Santa Clara County Bar Association, and its past Chair. He also serves on the Advisory Committee for Innovation Center Denmark.
● State Bar of California - Member, Executive Committee, Business Law Section, Vice-Chair Member Services; Former Co-Chairperson, Cyberspace Law Committee, Business Law Section
● Innovation Center of Denmark - Member, Advisory Board
● Santa Clara County Bar Association - Former Chairperson, High Technology Law Committee
● Greenbelt Alliance - Former Member, Board of Directors
● Silicon Valley Land Conservancy - Former Member, Board of Directors
● San Jose Jazz - Former Counsel to the Board of Directors
Founding Partner : Strategy Law, LLP - [2014-04 to Current]
Attorney : Structure Law Group, LLP - [2009-11 to 2014-03]
Attorney : Enterprise Law Group, Inc. - [2000-08 to 2009-10]
Shareholder : Hopkins & Carley - [1986-10 to 2000-07]
Attorney : Berliner Cohen - [1985-10 to 1986-09]
J.D., Law : University of California - Davis - [ to 1984]
B.A., Economics : University of California-Berkeley - [ to 1980]