What is a DBA and when do I need one?

Question. What is a DBA and when do I need one? Answer. A DBA is short for “Doing Business As.” This is a legal declaration that your company is doing business another another name. For example, ABC Corporation d/b/a ABC Trucking. In Texas, the DBA is often referred to as an “Assumed Name.” Business owners… [Read More]

How will my business partner’s divorce affect the LLC we have together?

Question.How will my business partner’s divorce affect the LLC we have together? Answer. In Texas, a member’s interest in an LLC may be community property; however, a member’s rights under the Operating Agreement (e.g., right to participate in the management of the business) are not. Therefore, if one LLC member gets a divorce, they won’t… [Read More]

What is a Texas Limited Partnership?

Question: What is a Texas Limited Partnership? Answer: A Texas limited partnership is a partnership formed by two or more persons and having one or more general partners and one or more limited partners. The limited partnership operates in accordance with a partnership agreement, written or oral, of the partners as to the affairs of… [Read More]

What is a Limited Liability Company?

Question: Answer: A Texas limited liability company is created by filing a certificate of formation with the Texas Secretary of State. The Secretary of State provides a form that meets minimum state law requirements. The limited liability company (LLC) is not a partnership or a corporation but rather is a distinct type of entity that… [Read More]

What is an “S” Corporation?

Question: What is an “S” Corporation? Answer: An ā€œSā€ corporation is not a matter of state corporate law but rather a federal tax election. A for-profit corporation elects to be taxed as an ā€œSā€ corporation by filing an election with the Internal Revenue Service. For more details, you should contact competent tax counsel regarding the… [Read More]