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How To Protect Your
Business
1-888-386-3811
Sponsored By:
Laughlin Associates
Presented By:
Scott Burnett
#corpsecrets
1-888-386-3811
Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
Who is Laughlin Associates?
 Corporate Formation and Compliance CompanyCorpo...
1-888-386-3811
Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
C Corporation
S Corporation
Limited Liability
Company
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What Do ...
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Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
It’s Not An Option…….It’s
Required By Law
Business entities are
required to k...
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Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
Corporate Formalities
What are they?
 Minutes
 Resolutions
 Documentation
...
1-888-386-3811
Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
10. Corporate minute
book and stock register.
IRS Summons
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Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
You are ordered to
produce the business
records
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IRS Summons
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Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
You Must
DOCUMENT
In Order To
DEFEND!
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Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
If your corporate records are not in
order and you are sued, you could
Be str...
1-888-386-3811
Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
Actions That Should Be Documented
 S Corporation Election
 Sale of Stock
 ...
1-888-386-3811
Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
 Qualified Retirement Plans
 Issuing Stock
 Changing Directors
 Opening a...
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Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
 Annual Meetings
 Notices of Meetings
 Entering into a Lease
 Appointment...
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Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
What is an alter-ego?
Personal Assets:
• Home
• Bank Accounts
• Retirement
• ...
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Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
Piercing The Corporate Veil
Proving that a corporation exists merely as
an al...
1-888-386-3811
Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
If you've failed to keep proper corporate
records and if you are ever sued - ...
1-888-386-3811
Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
• Your corporate charter being revoked.
• Paying tax penalties on disallowed ...
1-888-386-3811
Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
Why Laughlin Associates?
• Secure Your Corporate Veil
• Stronger Asset Protec...
1-888-386-3811
Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
• They tend to treat their business like a sole
proprietorship
• They don’t a...
1-888-386-3811
Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
Laughlin Associates Provides
Minutes
Resolutions
Filings
Amendments
Meet...
1-888-386-3811
Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
The Complete Corporate Veil Protection
Service
• Initial review of your corpo...
1-888-386-3811
Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
Exclusive Offer to Attendees for The
Corporate Veil Protection Service:
Offer...
1-888-386-3811
Via @LaughlinUSA
#corpsecrets
Next Step
Still not sure? Call for a
complimentary corporate
audit to see whe...
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  1. 1. How To Protect Your Business 1-888-386-3811 Sponsored By: Laughlin Associates Presented By: Scott Burnett #corpsecrets
  2. 2. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets Who is Laughlin Associates?  Corporate Formation and Compliance CompanyCorporate Formation and Compliance Company  Small Business Consulting and EducationSmall Business Consulting and Education  Asset Protection and Income RetentionAsset Protection and Income Retention  Providing Business Solutions Since 1972Providing Business Solutions Since 1972 www.twitter.com/laughlinUSA www.laughlinusa.com/blog
  3. 3. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets C Corporation S Corporation Limited Liability Company 1-888-386-3811 What Do All Business Entities Have In Common?
  4. 4. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets It’s Not An Option…….It’s Required By Law Business entities are required to keep records in all 50 states
  5. 5. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets Corporate Formalities What are they?  Minutes  Resolutions  Documentation Who might ask for them?  The IRS  Opposing Counsel  Shareholders
  6. 6. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets 10. Corporate minute book and stock register. IRS Summons
  7. 7. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets You are ordered to produce the business records 1-888-386-3811 IRS Summons
  8. 8. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets You Must DOCUMENT In Order To DEFEND!
  9. 9. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets If your corporate records are not in order and you are sued, you could Be stripped of all liability protection And tax benefits. Fact
  10. 10. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets Actions That Should Be Documented  S Corporation Election  Sale of Stock  Approval of Employee Agreement  Approval of Equipment  Officers Salaries  Acceptance of Accountant  Purchase of Property  Qualifying to do Business  Issuance of Dividends  Waiver of Notices to Hold Meetings
  11. 11. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets  Qualified Retirement Plans  Issuing Stock  Changing Directors  Opening a bank account  Taking a corporate loan  Capitalizing the Corporation  Authorizing Fringe Benefits  Contracts with 3rd Parties Actions That Should Be Documented (continued…..)
  12. 12. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets  Annual Meetings  Notices of Meetings  Entering into a Lease  Appointment of officers  Appointment of directors  Amendment of Articles  Amendment of By-Laws Actions That Should Be Documented (continued…..)
  13. 13. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets What is an alter-ego? Personal Assets: • Home • Bank Accounts • Retirement • Other Assets Business Assets: • Property • Bank Accounts • Equipment • Cash Assets • Other Assets Business LifePersonal Life 1-888-386-38111-888-386-3811
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  15. 15. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets If you've failed to keep proper corporate records and if you are ever sued - you have a 50-94% chance of losing your personal assets in order to satisfy a judgment. Cornell Law Review “ ”
  16. 16. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets • Your corporate charter being revoked. • Paying tax penalties on disallowed deductions. • Shareholders becoming personally liable for the corporation’s activities/debts. • Allowing a creditor, the IRS or attorneys to pierce the corporate veil seize your personal assets. Failure to maintain Corporate Formalities can lead to:
  17. 17. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets Why Laughlin Associates? • Secure Your Corporate Veil • Stronger Asset Protection • We Do The Paperwork So You Can Run Your Business • Keep Your Company In Compliance • Cost Effective Over the last 40 years, we have assisted over 77,000 companies with getting and keeping their companies in compliance.
  18. 18. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets • They tend to treat their business like a sole proprietorship • They don’t always document business decisions • They co-mingle funds and assets • They don’t know what documents they must maintain to stay in compliance…so they do nothing. Small Business vs. Larger Businesses 1-888-386-3811
  19. 19. 1-888-386-3811 Via @LaughlinUSA #corpsecrets Laughlin Associates Provides Minutes Resolutions Filings Amendments Meetings Notifications
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