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Dana Shultz provides the essential legal services that startup and early-stage companies in the San Francisco (California) Bay Area typically need. You may read many Client Testimonials about Dana’s services.

The following are representative. Please contact Dana if you have a requirement that is not listed here.

Forming and Operating a Business

Identifying and Protecting Intellectual Property

Helping Foreign Companies Come to the U.S.

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11 comments

  1. [...] more information about Dana and his services, please go to the About Dana Shultz page and the Services [...]

  2. Peter says:

    Hi,
    I would like to find out some information about obtaining an EIN from the IRS to open a Business bank account in the US. We are an IT support company in the Ukraine and the purpose is to facilitate easier payment by our clients to us.

    Looking forward to your reply.

  3. Brandon says:

    Hello, We have registered one company in united states , Delaware and we have received EIN from IRS , Me and and my partner is Indian . As we do not have a Social Security no. how can we open a bank account in USA and in which bank with out going physically to bank .

    • Dana says:

      Given that you are not in the US, you need to have someone here appointed as an officer with authority to open a bank account on the corporation’s behalf. (I do not provide that service.)

  4. Maria says:

    I have an LLC started in 2007. I pay the biennial fee when I get the bill from the State. I never knew about the $800 annual tax that needs to be paid every year. The LLC had no income until 2010. The income is ~$3K in 2010 and $11K in 2011. Should I just go ahead and cancel the LLC? How do I deal with the taxes from previous years?

    • Dana says:

      Whether to dissolve the LLC is a business, rather than legal, decision. There is not a lot I can do to help you with that decision.

      If you dissolve the LLC, you need to make arrangements to pay all taxes. As a result, many people whose LLCs don’t make enough money to pay applicable taxes just wait a few years, at which time the State suspends the LLC. Not an especially honorable or attractive solution, but it is inexpensive and easy (if one does not feel guilty about violating applicable laws).

  5. [...] Dana Shultz is a business-savvy lawyer located in Northern California’s San Francisco Bay Area (in the East Bay, near Oakland) who has in-depth knowledge of law, business, technology, and the needs of startup and early-stage companies. Phone: 510-547-0545 Email: dana@danashltz.com Dana Schultz’?blog For more information about Dana and his services, please go to the?About Dana Shultz?page and the?Services?page. [...]

  6. sam says:

    I am on F2 and planning to buy a coffee shop franchise. Can I start a C or S Corp with a US citizen partner and become a shareholder. But, then how can I receive my profits? Is there a way.

    • Dana says:

      There is no problem being a C corporation shareholder (S corporations are limited to citizens and green card holders). Shareholders can receive a portion of the corporation’s profits by means of dividends declared by the board of directors.