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WebCredenza 2024 Sophisticated choice of entity, part 1

Total Credits: 1.2 Self Study

Practice Area:
Business & Corporate |  Tax


Recording available after original program date, 2/1/2024

Choosing the right entity for a closely held business is not only a choice in time but planning for long stretches of time and the likelihood of substantial change. Among those changes are changes in tax law, changes in the capital structure and ownership ranks of the company, and changes in business strategy. These and a multitude of other considerations often involve a sophisticated trade-off of benefits and costs, balancing certainty with flexibility, in full knowledge that change is certain. This program will provide you with a practical guide to sophisticated choice of entity considerations for closely held businesses.  

Day 1:

  • Impact of industry norms, investor expectations, and regulatory requirements.
  • Management and information rights, and the ability to restrict.
  • Fiduciary duties/liability of owners and managers, and the ability to modify these duties.
  • Economic rights – choosing among capital rights, income rights, tracking rights.

Day 2: 

  • Anticipating liquidity events – sale of the company, liquidation of the company, new investors/members.
  • Planning for distributions of property. 
  • Owner and employee fringe benefit considerations.
  • Impact of recent tax law changes, employment taxes, and SALT considerations.

Opinions and positions stated by presenters of MoBarCLE programs are those of the presenters and not necessarily those of The Missouri Bar. This program is intended as information for lawyers in Missouri, in conjunction with other research they deem necessary, in the exercise of their independent judgment.

Note: This material qualifies for self-study credit only. Pursuant to Regulation 15.04.5, a lawyer may receive up to six hours of self-study credit in a reporting year. Self-study programs do not qualify for GAL Certification, ethics, elimination of bias or Kansas credit.



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