Corporate Housekeeping: Keeping Documents in Order
From time to time, clients with established businesses have asked me to bring order to their legal affairs. I refer to this as ” corporate housekeeping “.
Usually, the request results from an extraordinary, but desirable, event. This might be an acquisition offer, a prospective new investor, or a restructuring for tax purposes. In each instance, the client quickly realizes that it has not been paying close enough attention to legal documentation.
Although the clients are in different industries, their stories are similar. In essence, they limit their legal activities and expenditures to those required to bring business in the door, satisfy customers’ needs, and pay employees. This approach works on a day-to-day basis. Yet when the extraordinary event comes up, the company suddenly needs to devote scarce resources to legal clean-up. (more…)
Have you ever wanted a list of what you need to do, once a corporation is formed, to comply with the various legal requirements that confront businesses nowadays? This post may help you.
I am pleased to offer, as a Free Download on the Downloads page, the 10-page document on Postincorporation Matters that I provide to clients once I form their corporations. It addresses such issues as maintaining the separate existence of the corporate entity; conducting annual meetings of shareholders and the board of directors; payment of taxes; personnel hiring and terminations;and intellectual property issues; and much more.
This blog does not provide legal advice and does not create an attorney-client relationship. If you need legal advice, please contact an attorney directly.