When it comes to choosing an entity type for a new business venture, a new line of revenue, or a single-purpose vehicle, it is very important to understand the difference between the available entities and choose wisely. The selection of an appropriate entity can determine the ease of a company’s future governance, affect owner (and entity) liability to third parties, dictate tax implications to the owners, and impact other key aspects of running the business.
This course will be taught by David Denney, founder of Denney law group and advisor to many startups and growing businesses, and will examine practical strategies for entity selection in business startup and growth in Texas, as well as provide a basic framework for choosing an entity based on the kind of business the company is likely to be doing.
Mr. Denney's practice encompasses both corporate transactions and business litigation. Prior to forming the firm in early 2007, David practiced with Vial, Hamilton, Koch & Knox, LLP, where he was a member of the Litigation and Corporate Transaction Practice Groups, and where he later founded and chaired the Food, Beverage and Hospitality Practice Group.
Mr. Denney's corporate practice is focused on developing and growing both new and existing businesses. He counsels businesses by advising them on (among other things):
• corporate formation, structure and general governance issues;
• growth strategies;
• contract drafting and negotiation;
• merger and acquisition activities from letter of intent through definitive agreement;
• development of internal policies and procedures;
• employment matters; and
• drafting and/or negotiation of franchise agreements.
Mr. Denney’s litigation practice encompasses most facets of business-related litigation, including:
• complex commercial and trade secret litigation;
• contractual disputes;
• ownership disputes; and
• real estate litigation.
Very nicely and presented program. Clear and informative.
Great job! Nice overview for new or non-corporate attorneys. Like having actual Texas attorneys as speakers for Lawline.
Excellent, thank you!
good, succinct explanation of the difference between c-corps and s-corps
I appreciate the fast pace. A lot of material was squeezed into the hour.
Pretty basic but good review
Good recap of whys and why nots of various business entities...and it was for Texas (hallelujah!)
Excellent course - thank you!
This program was extremely useful and interesting. Really enjoyed it. Thanks!
Loved this one!! Will come back to it often as I teach Business Law for a university!!!
Good presentation. Well organized and thoughtful.
Excellent and thorough presentation. Should be shown in law school.