WHITE COLLAR CORNER

To Cooperate Or Not To Cooperate – That Is The Question David Rosenfield and Christopher Warren You are under investigation for a white collar crime. Government agents or prosecutors approach you; they want you to cooperate. The agents want to speak with you and ask you to provide information about criminal activities you may have…

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The Pros & Cons of Investing in Private Equity

By Managing Partner Christopher Warren and Partner Todd Kulkin So you’re thinking of adding private equity to your investment portfolio. Rather than investing through a public exchange such as the stock market, private equity funds invest directly into private companies or buy out public companies, delisting them from the public market. Capital raised by private…

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Work-Around Entities: S Corporations, LPs, and LLLPs.

by Paul Share In previous posts, we discussed business types that exist without any filing (sole proprietorships and partnerships) and corporations, the first type of entity to exist under US law that provided investors “limited liability”—the ability to invest in an enterprise without exposing all of one’s assets to liabilities of the enterprise. But, we…

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Taxation of Corporations vs Pass-Through Entities

by Paul Share In consideration of what type entity to use for your startup, taxation is a major consideration. In our previous post, we discussed, in general terms, how taxation works for “pass-through” entities like sole proprietorships and partnerships. In this post we discuss how taxation works for corporations, as contrasted with pass-through entities. Corporations…

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Corporations: Shareholders, Liability, and Litigation

By Paul Share The prototypes of corporations go back to the royally chartered entities formed to colonialize the Indies and the new world, especially to develop colonies like New Amsterdam. These were projects too expensive and risky for any one person to bear the risk of—especially if one’s whole net worth were available to cover…

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Federal Whistleblowers: Good Deeds Rewarded

Federal Whistleblowers: Good Deeds Rewarded by Christopher Warren and Todd Kulkin Whistleblowers—informants in government investigations—are instrumental in revealing crimes and misconduct that otherwise may never come to light. In the securities industry, whistleblowers are a frequent source of information for regulatory agencies and are often the lynchpin of successful government investigations, both state and federal.…

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To Incorporate or Not to Incorporate

Our next few blog posts will be dedicated to legal and tax issues affecting startups. NOTE: These posts are overviews and are not meant to replace a discussion with your attorney and/or tax counsel. The first legal issue we will look at is the first issue a startup entrepreneur is likely to confront: what type…

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Warren Law Group’s Todd Kulkin Represents Non-Profit Featured in New York Post

One of Todd Kulkin’s clients was recently featured in the New York Post, telling the personal and gut wrenching story of what happened to his children and his decision to found Operation Exhale, a non-profit organization that provides help to children going through “the system.” We are proud to have Operation Exhale as a client,…

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SEC’s Proposed Finder Exemptions

SEC’s Proposed Finder Exemptions In a press release on October 7th, the SEC proposed an exemption for “finders”—who are paid to assist in raising capital in private markets by connecting investors and issuers of securities—from broker registration requirements currently in place. The SEC’s stated aim of the exemptions is “to assist small businesses to raise…

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