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Advanced Choice of Entity, Part 2 (Telephone)
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This program will provide you with a detailed discussion of advanced choice of entity considerations for all types of businesses. The program will cover the impact of regulatory considerations, compensation and fringe benefit issues, special considerations for service businesses, governance issues and the ability to restrict owner conduct and modify fiduciary duties, income and employment tax considerations, and much more.

When: Friday, June 10, 2016
12:00 - 1:00 PM

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MCLE Accreditation
Nebraska Activity #124849, 1.0 hours CLE

Choice of entity is not about a single point in time.  It’s about choosing the right entity for a client’s business over time – formation and capitalization, operation and growth, and perhaps eventual sale or liquidation.  It’s not only about tax favorable treatment at formation but about tax (not merely federal but also state and local) when the company makes a distribution to owners or sells property or pays an employee-owner salary in lieu of a distribution.  Choice of entity involves how management authority is allocated, the fiduciary duties and liability that go along with those duties, and how these duties can be modified, if at all, and how ownership rights may not always correspond to information rights.  It’s also about a client’s specific businesses, and regulatory requirements and investor expectations in that industry or sector.  This program will provide you with a practical guide to advanced choice of entity considerations for your client’s business. 

Day 2: June 10, 2016:
  • Planning to tax-efficiently withdraw money from the business and the impact of the new 3.8% on net investment income
  • Anticipating liquidity events – sale of the company, liquidation of the company, new investors/members
  • Employment tax planning opportunities among LLCs and S Corps
  • Overlooked state and local tax considerations in choice of entity
  • Owner and employee fringe benefit considerations
  • When the first choice wasn’t right – considerations when an entity needs to convert to another form
Allen Sparkman is a partner in the Houston and Denver offices of Sparkman Foote, LLP.  He has practiced law for over thirty years in the areas of estate, tax, business, insurance, asset protection, and charitable giving.  He has written and lectured extensively on choice-of-entity, charitable giving and estate planning topics.  He is the Colorado reporter for the books "State Limited Partnership Laws" and "State Limited Liability Company Laws," both published by Aspen Law & Business.  He has also served as president of the Rocky Mountain Estate Planning Council.  Mr. Sparkman received his A.B. with honors from Princeton University and his J.D. with high honors from the University of Texas School of Law.

To Register:
Cost $89.00

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  • The day before the Program you will receive the dial in information and program materials
  • We will submit the program participation information to the Nebraska State Bar Association within 48 hours of the program completion

If you need additional information on your CLE credits please contact:
Sara Weber, Nebraska State Bar Association
(402) 475-7091 ext # 131

Nebraska State Bar Association, 635 S. 14th St., Suite 200, Lincoln, NE 68508
(402) 475-7091; Toll Free (800) 927-0117; FAX (402) 475-7098