Business Structures (For-profit and Nonprofit)
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Evaluate entity choices: LLCs, corporation, partnerships, joint ventures, and nonprofit organizations Evaluate state of organization: formation in Hawai`i or registration of foreign business in Hawai`i Prepare and modify formation and governance documents: articles of formation, bylaws, operating agreements, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements Prepare and file applications, licenses and permits with governmental authorities
Fiduciary and ethical obligations of Officers, Directors, Shareholders, Members and Partners Legal obligations: compliance with formation documents Policies and procedures (whistleblower, conflicts of interest, etc.) Board development/training and oversight responsibilities Parliamentary procedure
Operations and Compliance
Legal and regulatory requirements applicable to the organization and its industry Risk management Labor and employment laws Internal policies and procedures See also Government Contracts and Grants legal services
Creation of subsidiaries, affiliates and sub-entities Mergers and acquisitions (labor, employment & benefits issues), including: due diligence investigation of target business or nonprofit organization; negotiation; document preparation; assist with required consents for transfer Franchising: franchisor and franchisee advice Corporate transactions Advice to nonprofits on unrelated business income tax (UBIT) Real estate law, including lease reviews
Litigation & Dispute Resolutions (labor, employment & benefits issues)
Dissolution and Wind-Up
Advice on dissolution procedure and preparation of documents Advice on disposition of nonprofit assets upon dissolution
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