When Are Out-of-State Entities Doing Business in California?

What if a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC) is formed in another state, like Delaware or Nevada, but does business in California? The out-of-state business entity (a “foreign” business entity) must register with the state, file tax returns, … Continue reading

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Out-of-State LLC Owning Property in California

Experienced San Jose, CA Foreign LLC Lawyer Ready To Assist You Many California residents are members of LLCs formed under the law of other states (often referred to as “foreign LLCs”). California, being hungry for tax revenue, often tries to … Continue reading

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Out-of-State Partnership Required to File in California because of Pass-Through Income

LCP VII Holdings LP was a foreign partnership with interests in entities both inside and outside of the United States, and it had California-source income from pass-through entities. It did not file tax returns in California on the basis it … Continue reading

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California Corporations Code Not Applied to Avoid Dissolution of Foreign Entities

When an action is brought to dissolve a California limited partnership or a California limited liability company, the California Corporations Code allows the other partners or the other members to avoid the dissolution by purchasing, for cash, the interests owned … Continue reading

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Administrative Dissolution of Corporations and LLCs Adopted in California

The following is the text of an e-bulletin that I wrote and that was published by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the California Lawyers Association. On September 22, 2018, Assembly Bill No. 2503 was signed into … Continue reading

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LLC Bound by Contract Even Though Contract Was Outside Its Purpose and Signatory Was Technically Not a Manager

The following is the text of an e-bulletin that I authored on apparent authority and that was published by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. In  Western Surety Co. v. La Cumbre … Continue reading

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Ownership of Passive LLC Interest in Manager-Managed LLC Not “Doing Business” in California

The following is the text of an e-bulletin that I authored and that was published by the Corporations Committee of the Business Law Section of the State Bar of California. In Swart Enterprises, Inc. v. Franchise Tax Board  (Jan. 12, … Continue reading

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Perils of Dissolution, or Hey, FTB, Where’s My Dough?

Sometimes a California limited liability company (LLC) or California corporation dissolves and files a final tax return which shows it has a refund coming, but the refund is $800 short. How could this happen? It’s because the Franchise Tax Board (FTB) … Continue reading

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Don’t go to MyFTB.com. It’s not the official site.

To access your MyFTB account, go to the FTB’s website: www.ftb.ca.gov . Note that the word “my” is NOT part of the URL. MyFTB.com has been reported as a malware site.

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Misleading Certificate of Status Solicitations

The California Secretary of State has issued warnings about misleading certificate of status solicitations. Directors and officers of corporations and managers and members of limited liability companies (LLCs) should be wary of such solicitations. As a public service, the text … Continue reading

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