Starting a Business in Utah

Is a Corporation a “Person?” Legally, YES!

by Norris Law Group on October 24, 2014

Some recent court cases, such as the Hobby Lobby case or the Citizens United case—both of which were brought before the U.S. Supreme Court—have once again brought up a question that has been debated in the national media for some time: Is a corporation a person? In both cases, the U.S. Supreme Court found that […]

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Incorporating in Utah: What is a Non-Profit Corporation?

by Norris Law Group on October 23, 2014

In previous blogs this week, we have covered a number of types of corporations recognized by the state of Utah, including business corporations, S corporations, and professional corporations. While they differ from one another, one common feature of these corporations is that they are all for profit. In this post, we will discuss Utah nonprofit […]

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Incorporating in Utah: What is a Professional Corporation?

by Norris Law Group on October 22, 2014

So far this week, we have examined the criteria that must be met in order to set up either a business corporation or an S corporation in Utah. Other business structures may be established in Utah as well. In this post, we will take a look at Utah professional corporations, as described in a free […]

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Incorporating in Utah: What is an S Corporation?

by Norris Law Group on October 21, 2014

In our previous post, we defined Utah business corporations and discussed the aspects of setting them up. But a business corporation is by no means the only kind of corporation that Utah business owners establish. The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development goes over the options for incorporating in Utah in a free online guide […]

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Incorporating in Utah: What is a Business Corporation?

by Norris Law Group on October 20, 2014

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Have you been considering setting up a business as a corporation in Utah? From a legal standpoint, it’s a relatively simple process, but it must be done with care. The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development explains the options for incorporating in Utah in a free online guide titled How to Do Business in Utah. […]

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Business Structures in Utah: Limited Liability Companies

by Norris Law Group on October 17, 2014

Throughout this week, we have examined several types of business structures available to Utah business owners, including sole proprietorships, general partnerships, and limited partnerships. Today, we will discuss Utah Limited Liability Companies (LLC’s), which are a different than limited partnerships. A Utah LLC offers business owners some of the advantages of the less-stringent rules of […]

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Business Structures in Utah: Limited Partnerships

by Norris Law Group on October 16, 2014

In our previous entry, we covered Utah general partnerships, including why they are relatively easy to set up and some of the potential advantages and disadvantages of them. But that is not the only type of partnership available in Utah. In this blog, we will take a look at limited partnerships and how they differ […]

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Business Structures in Utah: General Partnerships

by Norris Law Group on October 15, 2014

In our previous post, we discussed the “pros and cons” of structuring a Utah business as a sole proprietorship. But that is by no means the only type of business structure available to Utah business owners, as explained beginning on page 4-1 of the free online guide titled How to Do Business in Utah. In […]

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Business Structures in Utah: Sole Proprietorships

by Norris Law Group on October 14, 2014

For small business owners who are “hanging a shingle” for the first time, a sole proprietorship may be the easiest type of business structure to set up. A sole proprietorship is just that: one person is responsible for all activity in the business. Page 4-1 of the free online guide How to Do Business in […]

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Deciding on a Business Structure in Utah

by Norris Law Group on October 13, 2014

If you are considering starting a business in Utah, you may have already noticed that you have a lot of decisions to make. One of the first—and most important—choices any business person must make is how to structure the business. The Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development offers a free online guide titled How to […]

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