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How to Form a California Corporation or LLC from Any State (Smartstart Series) (Smartstart Series) [Paperback]

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Nuts and bolts, step-by-step guides to organizing an LLC or corporation in California

The most comprehensive books on the market, How to Form a (State) Corporation or LLC includes a discussion of the varieties of business organizations and the advantages and features of state-specific organization. It also provides specific information on the unique aspects of organizing and operating a business in California, including:

  • The steps to incorporation
  • The steps to organizing an LLC
  • Operating a corporation or LLC in the specific state

All the fundamental questions a business owner might have when considering the formation of either an LLC or Corporation in each of these states is answered. Each book includes the following state-specific model documents:

  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Corporate Bylaws
  • Corporate Minutes
  • California-approved forms

Each also includes references and online legal resources, special state-specific insider tips and tricks, and a bonus CD-ROM with more than199 customizable business forms.

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Item Specifications...

Pages   360
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 9.9" Width: 7.8" Height: 1.2"
Weight:   2.2 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 3, 2005
Publisher   Entrepreneur Press
ISBN  1932531386  
ISBN13  9781932531381  

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Not comprehensive  Jun 27, 2006
I purchased this book to help me in the incorporporation process of a C-corp, and must say that while it does provide a lot of information, it's far from being sufficient in taking you step by step through the process.

Just when you think you'll be able to pull this off with his guidance alone, Finck will tell you to "get an attorney experienced in security matters", rather then going deeper into securities laws, or at least mentioning what Regulation D, Rule 504 is. (Not that it's his fault, but after meeting with 5 business lawyers that a small business could afford, the advice proved hard to follow as well!)

Truth is, the process itself is more complicated than can be covered in just 126 pages. The rest of the book is allocated to forms, at least one of which has a mistake in it. Finally, I wouldn't call the forms CD complete without the pages of a Corporate Kit. How hard would it be to include a stock ledger?
Does What an Attorney Does For LOTS Less Money  Aug 18, 2005
If you go to an attorney to get him to set up a corporation, he will ask you a bunch of questions, write down the answers and get his secretary or paralegal to type these answers into their standard corporation form on their word processor. She will then press the print button and you get billed for a thousand dollars or so.

Kevin Finck is a San Francisco attorney practicing law in California. He decided to take his standard corporate form and put it out in the form of a book. In the book he will ask you a bunch of questions, taking the time to point out the alternatives (that a lawer probably doesn't do unless asked. You then take his standard corporation form (supplied on a CD) and fill in the answers. Files these with the appropriate offices and you have a corporation for only the filing fees the state charges. The forms used here have been used thousands of time to form California corporations. This is a new book (May 2005), it reflects the latest changes in California law. New corporations rarely have any excess money. Doing this work yourself will literally save the corporation hundreds of dollars that your organization probably doesn't have.

Even if you prefer to use an attorney, going through this book, filling out the forms, and then simply asking him to review the forms will save you a lot of money.

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