Ultimate Book of Legal and Startup Forms

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Entrepreneur Press, Sep 15, 2010 - Business & Economics - 304 pages
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Find the Forms You Need for Startup

Assembled by a team of more than fifteen attorneys whose legal specialties apply to practically all aspects of starting, operating, and maintaining a business, this valuable resource delivers not only the necessary forms to launch a business, but everything from hiring and firing, conducting business online, to franchising—totaling more than 200 forms, all at your fingertips!

Covering all the legal aspects of starting a business and applicable across many industries, this ultimate go-to resource covers:

Within the Book:
Business formation:

    • Sole proprietorships
    • Partnerships
    • LLCs
    • Corporations
  • Organization
  • Business operations
  • Compliance
  • Commercial leasing
  • Equipment leasing
  • Service agreements
  • Tax planning
  • Hiring and firing
  • Employment and HR
  • Online ventures
  • Business contracts
  • Estate planning
  • Wills and trusts
  • Collections, settlements and judgments
  • Business ethics
  • Buying and selling a business
  • Franchise your business

    Ready for Download:

    • Legal
    • Starting a Business
    • Accounting
    • Leasing
    • Insurance
    • Human Resources
    • Office Management
    • Marketing
    • Inventory
    • Purchasing
    • Sales
    • Shipping
    • Collection/Credit
    • Franchises

    From business basics to business-specific issues, this comprehensive guide presents you with every business-relevant legal form for your first two years in business--including the ones you never knew you needed!

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    Contents

    Chapter
    2
    IRS Form 1040 Schedule C Profit or Loss from Business
    3
    IRS Form 1040 U S Individual Tax Return
    5
    Legal Forms to Establish an
    7
    Written Consent of Members Approving a Certificate
    8
    LLC1 California LLC Articles of Organization
    9
    Sample Letter to Secretary of State Accompanying Articles of Organization
    12
    Sample Letter to Registered Agent Accompanying Articles of Organization
    13
    Permission Request Form online images and text
    196
    Valuing an Internet Business
    197
    Notification of Infringement Letter Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
    198
    CounterNotification Letter Under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act
    199
    Mutual Nondisclosure Agreement
    200
    Website Terms of Service
    203
    Create Legal Contracts and Agreements
    209
    Bill of Sale
    211

    LongForm Operating Agreement for MemberManaged
    14
    ShortForm Operating Agreement for MemberManaged
    28
    LongForm Operating Agreement for ManagerManaged
    35
    Short Form Operating Agreement for ManagerManaged
    49
    Membership Ledger
    56
    Investment Representation Letter
    57
    Appointment of Proxy for Members Meeting
    58
    Call for Meeting of Members
    59
    Notice of Meeting of LLC Members
    60
    Minutes of Meeting of LLC Members
    61
    Action by Written Consent of LLC Members
    62
    Amendment of Articles of Organization Changing an LLCs Name
    63
    Legal Forms to Establish a Corporation
    65
    Sample California Articles of Incorporation
    68
    Delaware Long Form
    69
    Nevada Long Form with Optional Provisions and Continuation Sheet
    71
    Short Form
    73
    Long Form
    74
    Optional Provisions for Inclusion in Articles of Incorporation
    75
    Sample Letter to Secretary of State Accompanying Articles of Incorporation
    76
    Sample Letter to Registered Agent
    77
    Sample Action by Incorporator Appointing Directors and Approving Bylaws
    78
    Share Transfer Ledger
    79
    IRS Form 2553 Election by a Small Business Corporation
    80
    Investment Representation Letter
    83
    Appointment of Proxy for Annual or Special Shareholders Meeting
    84
    LongForm Appointment of Proxy for Annual or Special Meeting of Shareholders
    85
    Minutes of Annual Meeting of Shareholders Alternate Form
    87
    Minutes of Annual Meeting of Directors
    89
    Action by Written Consent of Shareholders
    90
    Call for Special Meeting of Directors
    91
    Action of Directors by Written Consent to Approve Stock Option Plan and to Issue Shares of Stock
    92
    Action of Directors by Written Consent Approving Purchase of Another Corporation
    93
    Action of Directors by Written Consent Appointing Directors to Fill Vacant Board Seats
    94
    Written Consent of Directors Approving a Certificate of Amendment of Articles of Incorporation Changing Corporations Name
    95
    Changing Corporations Name
    96
    Electing Close Corporation Status
    97
    Sample Delaware Certificate of Dissolution
    98
    Written Consent of Shareholders Approving a Conversion from a California Corporation to a Delaware Limited Liability Company
    99
    Sample CertificateArticles of Conversion from a California Corporation to a Delaware Limited Liability Company
    100
    vii
    101
    Youre Free to Franchise
    103
    Are You Ready to Be a Franchisor?
    105
    13
    106
    Typical Franchise Agreement Table of Contents
    107
    Franchise Disclosure Document Components
    109
    14
    111
    Operations Manual Outline
    112
    Checklist for Evaluating Your Suitability as a Franchisee or Small Business Buyer
    114
    Sample Franchise Agreement Table of Contents
    116
    State Franchise Guidelines and Offices
    118
    28
    122
    Franchise Area Development Agreement Table of Contents
    125
    56
    126
    Legal Ps and Qs for Partnerships
    129
    57
    131
    58
    133
    60
    134
    Partnership Ledger
    142
    61
    143
    Legal Forms for Your Business Location
    145
    Sample Commercial Lease
    146
    Sample California Agreement to Lease Equipment
    149
    Sample Janitorial Service Agreement
    150
    Sample Parking Space Agreement
    152
    Tenant Improvement Form for Property Improvements
    153
    Forms to Establish Business Ethics
    155
    Common Tax Forms for Small Business
    156
    A Guide to Writing a Code of Ethics
    158
    SCOREs Five Tips on Ethics Training
    159
    Sample Dress Code
    160
    Your Guide to Fair Employment
    162
    The Lawful Way to Employ Immigrants
    167
    Form 9035 and 9035E Application for Nonimmigrant Workers
    169
    Form 9142 Application for Temporary Employment Certification
    175
    Legally Navigating Online Activity
    181
    Agreement to Sell Works of Art
    183
    Art Approval Form
    185
    Change Order Form
    186
    Creative Review Checklist
    187
    Identity Theft Victims Complaint and Affidavit
    189
    Sample Linking Agreement
    195
    Unsecured Promissory Note
    212
    Secured Promissory Note and Security Agreement
    214
    Consulting Services Agreement
    217
    Multimedia Development Contract
    220
    Mutual Compromise Agreement and Mutual Release
    224
    Checklist for a Buyers Purchase Order
    228
    Checklist for Modifying or Extending an Existing Contract
    234
    Checklist for Sales Agreements Where Your Company Is the Seller
    235
    Terms of Purchase
    236
    Terms of Sale
    238
    Examples of Legal Boilerplate
    239
    Lawyer Engagement Letter
    243
    Terms and Conditions for Engagement of Outside Counsel
    244
    Service Evaluation and Repair Agreement
    250
    When Business and Family Mix
    253
    A Simplified Simple Will
    255
    Asset Value Test
    260
    Calculating Your Life Insurance Needs
    261
    Your Family Documentation
    262
    Common Distribution Provisions and Common Trust Distribution Provisions
    265
    Financial Summary Worksheet
    266
    Total Assets and Liabilities Worksheet
    269
    Form 1041 U S Income Tax Return for Estates and Trusts
    270
    Form 706 U S Estate and GenerationSkipping Transfer Tax Return
    272
    Form 709 U S Gift and GenerationSkipping Transfer Tax Return
    275
    Employ Legally and Effectively
    279
    Application for EmploymentShort Form
    281
    Application for EmploymentLong Form
    283
    Authorization to Release Employment Applicant Information
    288
    PreEmployment Reference Check via Phone
    289
    PreEmployment Reference Check via Letter
    290
    Applicant Comparison Summary Form
    291
    Applicant Rating Form Part One
    292
    Applicant Rating Form Part Two
    293
    Offer of Employment and Employment Contract
    294
    Voluntary Resignation
    296
    Employees Separation Checklist
    297
    Managers PreDismissal Checklist
    298
    Employee Exit Interview
    299
    Employee Master Database
    301
    When Business Becomes Litigious
    303
    Sample Cease and Desist Letter
    305
    Sample Demand Letter
    306
    Sample Letter by Defendant to Plaintiff in a Collections Matter
    308
    Sample Settlement and Compromise Agreement
    309
    California Complaint Form
    312
    Debtors Order of Examination California
    314
    Connecticut Subpoena
    316
    Sample PostJudgment Demand Letter
    317
    Debtors Statement of Assets California
    318
    Writ of Execution California
    320
    Satisfaction of Judgment California
    321
    When You Have to File for Bankruptcy
    323
    Voluntary Bankruptcy Petition
    327
    Involuntary Petition for Bankruptcy
    330
    Summons to Debtor in Response to Involuntary Petition
    332
    Exhibit A to Voluntary Petition
    334
    Exhibit C to Voluntary Petition
    335
    List of Creditors for Voluntary Petition
    336
    Statement of Social Security Number for Volunary Petition
    337
    Declaration Under Penalty of Perjury for Voluntary Petition
    338
    Disclosure of Compensation of Attorney for Debtor
    339
    Schedule AReal Property for Voluntary Petition
    341
    Schedule BPersonal Property for Voluntary Petition
    342
    Schedule CExempt Property for Voluntary Petition
    345
    Schedule DCreditors Holding Secured Claims
    346
    Schedule ECreditors Holding Unsecured Priority Claims
    348
    Schedule FCreditors Holding Unsecured Nonpriority Claims
    351
    Schedule GExecutory Contracts and Unexpired Leases
    353
    Schedule HCodebtors
    354
    Schedule ICurrent Income of Individual Debtors
    355
    Schedule JCurrent Expenditures of Individual Debtors
    356
    Declaration Concerning Debtors Schedules
    357
    Notice of Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case Meeting of Creditors and Debtors
    358
    Order and Notice for Hearing on Disclosure Statement
    359
    Ballot for Accepting or Rejecting Plan of Reorganization
    360
    Order for Relief in an Involuntary Bankruptcy Case
    362
    Proof of Claim Form
    363
    Summons in an Adversary Proceeding
    365
    Order Conditionally Approving Disclosure Statement
    367
    Order Finally Approving Disclosure Statement and Confirming Plan
    368
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    Karen Thomas has been a reporter for the Orange County Register and published business and start-up books with Entrepreneur Press. She produces technical and consumer-friendly articles for several online properties and serves as the creative director at Affnet, Inc., marketing and technological firm.

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