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This treatise is part of the Massachusetts Practice series. It provides a survey of business corporations in Massachusetts. It gives practitioners how-to information for handling both complex and routine legal problems for business corporations.
This treatise guidance on Chapter 156D, the Massachusetts business corporation statute, and related statutes, with annotations and forms. It also addresses benefit corporations, limited liability companies and business trusts, as well as foreign corporations transacting business in Massachusetts.
A Practical Guide to Massachusetts Limited Liability Companies covers the full spectrum of issues surrounding LLCs. Beginning with tax classification and choice of entity issues, it offers advice on the advantages and disadvantages of LLC status; a view from the Secretary of the Commonwealth's office; how to draft an LLC operating agreement; the rights and duties of members and managers; issues concerning the conversion, merger, or dissolution of a limited liability entity; and more.
dvising a Massachusetts Business offers indispensable guidance on the issues business lawyers are most likely to encounter in providing ongoing counsel to their clients—ethics challenges; protecting proprietary information; employment, insurance, real estate, environmental, and antitrust issues; fiduciary duties of officers, directors, and business owners; and legal opinions.
In this book, you will find complete model forms that reflect a variety of business transactions. A group of business lawyers offers you their own documents and provides annotations, sample alternate language and practice pointers to guide you through the drafting process. Refer to this manual when your client needs advice on: drafting a limited partnership or limited liability agreement; secure a key employee's noncompetition agreement; or recognize and avoid "best of knowledge" qualifications in a borrower's representations and warranties contained in a loan agreement.
Practical Guidance for Massachusetts Business Entities
A comparison Chart that highlights the various structure, liability, and management differences among C-corporations, S-corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), general partnerships (GPs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs), and limited partnerships (LPs) in Massachusetts. This Chart discusses ownership requirements, formation and governing documents, liability, management, fiduciary duties, distributions, and capital raising considerations.
This Checklist compiles questions to consider when preparing a comprehensive stockholders agreement. The answers to these questions will help determine the form of agreement to use, identify precedents that may be helpful, and highlight areas requiring more discussion.
The Corporation Law Comparison Charts provides information on key corporate topics regarding corporations across all jurisdictions. The create a customized chart, just follow the steps listed on the site.
A comparison Chart that highlights certain key differences between C-corporations in Delaware and Massachusetts. This resource discusses formation and governing documents, classes, series, and transfer of shares, management and voting, shareholder protections, anti-takeover protections, fiduciary duties, and distributions.
A comparison Chart that highlights certain key differences between S-corporations in Delaware and Massachusetts. This resource discusses formation and governing documents, issuance and transfer of shares, management and voting, fiduciary duties, shareholder protections, and distributions.
A comparison Chart that highlights certain key differences between limited liability companies (LLCs) in Delaware and Massachusetts. This resource discusses formation and governing documents, ownership considerations, transfer restrictions, adding and removing members, management and voting, fiduciary duties, and allocation and distributions.