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hiring a corporate trustee

Five Reasons Why Hiring a Corporate Trustee May Be the Right Move

Death and the Distribution of a Descendant’s Dough A trustee manages the assets, distributions and other obligations under a trust agreement. A corporate trustee is an entity, such as a bank-owned or independent trust company. There are many types of trusts. One of the more common is a testamentary trust. A testamentary trust is a […]

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private company board strategies

Effective Private Company Board Strategies Drive Goals to Completion

Private Company Board Strategies Create Advantage Strategy has been defined as the art of finding an unfair competitive advantage in the marketplace. It is implemented through defined objectives, strategies and tactics. Whether public or private, driving strategy is how boards create value. Public companies tend to have well-staffed strategy groups, of which M&A is one […]

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Board of Directors

What Is the ROI for a Private Company Board of Directors?

Successful firms view their boards of directors as competitive weapons. Boards impact the most important business matters. And, since they are expensive and consume substantial time, a board of directors needs to be effective in their impact.

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company formation

Business Law Dumbed Down — Company Formation and Raising Capital

Forming a legal entity, if for no other reason to shield one’s personal assets from being at wholesale risk for the liabilities of one’s business, is critical. The question in nearly every case is not if an entity should be formed, but what type of entity should be formed.

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Financial Poise Radio

Episode 90 – Jeff Kelley & John Drachman – Equity Institutional / Alpha Segment

In this show, Jeff Kelley of Equity Institutional (an asset custodian) and John Drachman of Alpha Segment (a Series 7 Registered Representative) offer their perspectives on the “fiduciary rule.”

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Fundamentals of Corporate Structures and Private Securities

Title III equity offerings are predominantly C corporation stock, limited liability company (LLC) membership units, convertible debt, and a relatively new structure called a simple agreement for future equity (SAFE). This article covers the fundamentals of each of these securities, and their advantages and drawbacks for investors.

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Crowdfinance

Episode 1 with Vanessa Schoenthaler

In the debut Episode of Accredited Investor Markets Radio (Now Financial Poise Radio) our host, Chris Cahill, explores the significance of new changes in the JOBS Act with guest, Vanessa Schoenthaler. Vanessa, a New York securities attorney and founder of firm Qashu & Schoenthaler, explains what it means to be an accredited investor and the importance of lifting the ban against general solicitation.

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