Choosing the Right Entity: What you need to know to make the right choice for your client (2024 Edition)

Gerard P. O’Connor
Gerard P. O’Connor | O’Connor Law Office, P.C.

Gerard P. O’Connor has built his practice on the representation of technology entrepreneurs for almost 30 years, practicing in this complex and rapidly evolving area of the law at leading national firms before starting his own practice.

On-Demand: June 11, 2024

Choosing the Right Entity: What you need to know to make the right choice for your client (2024 Edition)

$195.00 2 hour CLE

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Program Summary

This program will examine the most common forms of business entity: sole proprietorships, various types of partnerships, limited liability companies, and corporations. We will cover the material features of each type of entity and discuss the best questions to ask to determine the right form and jurisdiction for the new business.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

  • The most common forms of business entity and what are the main features of each
  • Jurisdictions – where you should form the entity?
  • How to decide on an entity form, and the most important factors to consider
  • Tax considerations

Closed-captioning available

Speakers

Gerard P. O’Connor_FedBarGerard P. O’Connor | O’Connor Law Office, P.C.

Gerard P. O’Connor has built his practice on the representation of technology entrepreneurs for almost 30 years, practicing in this complex and rapidly evolving area of the law at leading national firms before starting his own practice. He founded and operated the O’Connor Law Office, offering his business clients the benefits of big firm representation along with the personal service, accessibility, and competitive rates of a smaller practice. Jerry’s experience extends from startup services to general corporate representation and M&A counsel. He has handled hundreds of successful transactions for his clients, in industry sectors including software, financial services, manufacturing, robotics, energy/cleantech and professional services. He has also counseled clients in the not-for-profit space and has worked with clients exploring hybrid business forms including non-profit/for-profit affiliates, low-income limited liability companies or LLLCs, and public benefit corporations. Jerry is a frequent speaker on topics relating to entrepreneurship. Jerry holds a JD from Northeastern School of Law, 1994, and a BS from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst 1986.

Agenda

I. The most common forms of business entity and what are the main features of each | 11:00am – 11:30am

II. Jurisdictions – where you should form the entity? | 11:30am – 12:00pm

Break | 12:00pm – 12:10pm

III. How to decide on an entity form, and the most important factors to consider | 12:10pm – 12:40pm

IV. Tax considerations | 12:40pm – 1:10pm