• Capital Structure For Start-Ups: Part 2

    By: Robert Hawn As a business lawyer in the Silicon Valley area of California, I find that one of the most important issues founders of a high tech start-up company have to consider is its ownership, or capital structure. As you grow your company, it is important to understand your percentage ownership of the company. […]

  • General Partnership – What Is it And Am I In One?

    By: Serge Filatov Working as a business attorney in Silicon Valley, which some consider the start-up capital of the world, I have seen my fair share of different business structures . One structure that people form (most without even realizing it) is a general partnership. A general partnership is formed when two or more people […]

  • New Partnership Tax Return Filing Deadlines

    By: Tamara Pow Since I started my career as a tax attorney at Price Waterhouse, and have been managing partner at two San Jose law firm limited liability partnerships (LLPs) since then, I am used to being in control of the tax reporting for my business. This is also one of the tasks that falls […]

  • Partnership Alert!

    By: Tamara Pow On November 2, 2015 the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (the “Act”) was enacted, completely transforming partnership audit procedures going forward. The intent was to streamline audit procedures and increase partnership tax compliance. The effect is going to be a lot more scrutiny related to tax terms in partnership agreements , tax […]