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Information and Services for the success of your business from Spiegel and Utrera, P.A.:
Starting a business is hard work. Creating a successful business is even harder. Don’t let your business fail before it even gets off the ground. Let Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. help jump start your new enterprise and put you on the road to success. Scroll down to see valuable business information and all of the start-up services that Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. provide. Click on any of the links below to jump to that section.

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Our goal is to provide each of our clients with as much information as possible about starting a Corporation. As you will see as you review the following material, there is a lot of information to digest and consider. Many legal aspects may be complex and confusing. We want you to know we are available to speak with you about any legal aspects of the formation of your Corporation at your convenience either over the telephone or in person at the Spiegel and Utrera, P.A., office nearest you.

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Many businesses fail to complete their initial year. Usually this is because the owners of the business simply lacked the knowledge necessary to run a successful enterprise. When you incorporate with Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. you become part of our family. As part of our family we are dedicated to see you and your business grow into a thriving enterprise. Below you will find valuable information and services to help you start your business. Many pitfalls that cause start-up businesses to fail are discussed and ways to avoid these pitfalls are recommended. Please take a minute to look over the information below. It just may save your business.

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Believe it or not, starting a business is more than just complying with regulations, at some point you have to go find customers! Building your business often gets lost when you are confronted with all of the other matters which must be taken care of. This should not be the case. Without customers you will not have a business for long! Two powerful business builders worthy of your consideration are below.
Service Agreement - The Foundation for a Successful Service Business – You are LOSING $$$ without it!
You are LOSING MONEY if you do not have a Service Agreement. Without a service agreement you are watching dollars walk away every day. Obtaining a first time customer is very expensive. Yet so many entrepreneurs let that customer walk away after the initial sale. This is a sure fire way to make your business fail. Successful entrepreneurs know that the key to starting a thriving enterprise is repeat business. It is far too costly and time consuming to build your business on first time customers alone. You MUST turn these first time customers into repeat customers. A service agreement is a solid investment in the future of your business and is a fast, easy, and cost effective way to make your business succeed. A service agreement works as a tool not only to secure repeat customers but also to market your business. The Service Agreement is a customized written agreement entered into with its customers and is the bedrock foundation of many service businesses. Many franchises sold for tens of thousands of dollars are business formats revolving around a successful Service Agreement. The key with a Service Agreement is to make it work as a marketing tool offering the business services in the widest variety of formats to your customers. For example, a one-time use customer needs to be converted to a monthly, quarterly or annual type repeat customer. At Spiegel & Utrera we want to help you get, and keep, your customers while looking professional and at the same time maximizing each sale with a friendly service agreement. A Service Agreement starts at $367.95 up to $897.95 depending upon its complexity if ordered at the time of forming your corporation. We will prepare a draft of your Service Agreement and deliver the draft by fax or email to you for your review. Once you have had an opportunity to review the Service Agreement we will meet over the telephone to discuss the various aspects of the draft Service Agreement. Thereafter, Spiegel & Utrera will make changes to the Service Agreement to finalize it. Once the Service agreement has been finalized and delivered to you, you should take it to your printer to be printed and padded so it will always look professional and non-negotiable.

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Our firm has what we call the “General Counsel Club”. Select this valuable service at the time of ordering your corporation and receive an additional one month Bonus – so that your first year of service will cover 13 months PLUS take a $50 discount, so you pay only $89.95 for the first 13 months of service. You get:

Minority Owned Businesses (MBE) Certification
A minority-owned business is a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is owned, operated and controlled by minority group members. "Minority group members" are United States citizens who are Asian, Black, Hispanic and Native American. Ownership by minority means the business is at least 51% owned by such individuals. Further, the management and daily operations are controlled by those minority group members. The fee for Minority Owned Business Certification if ordered at the time of formation of the company is $750.

You select the Certifying Organization. Choose from any of the individual states in the US, any county in the US, National Minority Supplier Development Council, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification, Small Business Administrations 8a Certification or Federal Small Disadvantaged Business designation. If ordered at the time of forming your company, your initial selection is $750 and additional selections are $400 each.

Women Owned Businesses (WBE) Certification
A women-owned business is a for-profit enterprise, regardless of size, physically located in the United States or its trust territories, which is owned, operated and controlled by women members. The women who qualify the business must be U.S. citizens. Ownership by women means the business is at least 51% owned by women. Further, the management and daily operations are controlled by those women members. The fee for Women Owned Business Certification if ordered at the time of formation of the company is $750.

You select the Certifying Organization. Choose from any of the individual states in the US, any county in the US, Women’s Business Enterprise National Council, National Minority Supplier Development Council, Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Certification, Small Business Administrations 8a Certification or Federal Small Disadvantaged Business designation. If ordered at the time of forming your company, your initial selection is $750 and additional selections are $400 each.

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Many new business owners don’t realize what is required to legally conduct business in Arizona. The last thing you want is to lose your business because you didn’t know that you needed register a fictitious name. Below are some of the most common items that new businesses need in order to be compliant with the state of Arizona and other services that you may find advantageous for your business.

Choosing a Name for Your Corporation

Choosing a name for your Corporation should be a well thought our process. Generally, a Corporation name may be adopted if there is not the same as or too similar to an existing name on the state Corporation records.

When determining name availability, Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. checks names only against names of corporations registered in the state you are attempting to form your Corporation (e.g., a proposed corporation name is checked for availability only against other like corporation names) and only with the state agency responsible for corporate formations.

Names are not checked against state or federal trademark or service mark registrations nor against state or local fictitious, assumed or alternate business name registrations.
Bank accounts, uniforms, menus, vehicle signage and other business signage, a website, business cards, stationery, etc. should not be ordered and no financial commitments should be made until you know the name is available from the State and Federal, State and Common Law Trademark searches you have completed.

Avoid the ramifications of selecting a corporate name that is already in use by another and possibly prevent:

Selecting someone else’s corporate name can be a very expensive business lesson that can be avoided.

Avoid the problem of having you and your Corporation accused of Trademark Infringement and the possible litigation stemming from State and/or Trademark Infringement by allowing Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. to do the appropriate state and federal trademark searches as follows:

Federal Trademark or Servicemark Search and Attorney Opinion
A search of the United States Government's records including Marks that have been registered and are currently pending registration and an opinion as to the results of the search. Up to 3 words - $275. More than 3 words would be $50 per additional word.

State Trademark or Servicemark Search and Attorney Opinion
The state search includes a thorough examination of Trademarks registered in a particular state and an opinion as to the results of the search. The price for a Trademark search is $99.95 per State for up to three words. More than 3 words would be $50 per additional word per state.

Common Law Trademark Search and Attorney Opinion
Search includes Marks that are in use but may not be registered with the United States Government or a State and an opinion as to the results of the search. The results of a Common Law Search can be very important because whoever uses a Mark first generally has a superior right to the name - $250.

Combo Search and Attorney Opinion
Combo search includes the U.S. Government, one State and Common Law search and an opinion as to the results of the search. This assures the most comprehensive investigation. The Mark must only consist of up to three words - $524.95. You receive a savings of $100 by ordering these searches now. More than 3 words would be $50 per additional word per state. Additional states are $50 per state.

Federal Tax ID Number – Required for a Business Bank Account
The equivalent of a social security number for a Corporation. You will need it to operate your business and open a bank account for the Corporation. We can obtain this number for you and the advantage of allowing us to get it for your Corporation is that we will deliver it with your Corporation for only $35, enabling you to open your bank account immediately. If you are a Foreign National without a United States Taxpayer Identification Number or a United States Social Security Number, the charge for the Federal Tax ID Number is $125.

Initial “Annual” Registration - Required to file within 90 days of incorporation
Each business entity registered or filed with the Office of Secretary of State is required to file an Initial Annual Registration within 90 days of incorporation or be subject to a $9 per month penalty. We can file the documentation for the Initial Annual Registration for you and deliver it with the corporation. The cost to file your Initial Annual Registration at the time of incorporating is only $99.95 and includes all state of Arizona fees.

State of Arizona Corporation Publication Requirement (Mandatory Under Arizona Law)
The Arizona Corporation and Associations Statute states:
That within 60 days after the State of Arizona approves the filing of the Articles of Incorporation, a copy of the Notice of Filing such Articles of Incorporation shall be published in a newspaper of general circulation in the county of the known place of business of the Company, for three consecutive publications. An affidavit evidencing publication must be filed with the State of Arizona. WARNING: If the Corporation fails to publish its articles of incorporation within 60 days after the state of Arizona approves the filing of the articles of incorporation, the corporation shall be administratively dissolved by the state of Arizona.

Let Spiegel & Utrera, P.A., advertise and prepare the process compliance affidavit according to the Arizona State Publication requirements. If ordered with the formation of your Corporation, Spiegel & Utrera, P.A., will prepare the documentation and do all the work necessary to publish your Articles of Organization for only $149.95.
Arizona Sales Tax Number - Avoid State of Arizona Sales Tax
The Arizona transaction privilege tax (TPT) is commonly referred to as a sales tax; however, the tax is on the privilege of doing business in Arizona and is not a true sales tax. Although TPT is usually passed on to the consumer, it is actually a tax on the vendor. TPT is applied to entities engaged in certain business classifications, including retail sales. We can initiate the paperwork for you to obtain this number. The fee to prepare the documents is $35 when included as part of your incorporation package.

Business License
The Business License package will give you the license, permit & tax registration information as well as the actual applications for your business.

The charge for this service if ordered at the time of forming your Corporation is $99.95.

Bank Letter – Facilitate the opening of your Corporation's Initial Bank Account
This is an attorney opinion letter prepared by Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. to assist and facilitate the opening of your Corporation’s initial bank account. Due to heighten security, identify theft and fraud, many Banks require substantiation from the Corporation’s attorney as to the identities of the Corporation’s Shareholders, Directors and Officers. Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. will prepare and execute an Attorney Opinion Letter identifying your Corporation’s Shareholders, Directors and Officers. This Bank Letter will then be presented by you at any Bank you chose to open your Corporation’s initial Bank Account. You should be aware that this Attorney Opinion Letter is time sensitive and should be presented at a Bank within a reasonable period of time after you receive your Corporate Book and Records from Spiegel and Utrera, P.A., otherwise a Bank may not accept the letter. The charge for the Bank Letter, if ordered at the time of forming your Corporation, is $149.95. It is very important to understand that if you do not order the Attorney Opinion Letter at the time of forming your Corporation but order it after the delivery of your Corporate Records and Book, the charge for the Attorney Opinion Letter will be $499.95. Please understand this increased charge is necessitated because of the additional work which must be undertaken by Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. including public records examination, the return by you of the Corporate Records and Book to Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. for review and examination and the preparation of statements and/or affidavits which must be prepared by Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. for execution by you so as to enable Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. to prepare the Attorney Opinion Letter.

Arizona Fictitious Name – Required if Conducting Business in a Name other than the Full and Complete Corporate Name
If your company will hold itself out to the public, operate a website, engage in marketing or operate its business under any name other than its full and complete legal name, it is required by law, to register what is known as a Fictitious or Assumed Name. This name is commonly called a dba or doing business as. Our service is complete and includes a name search of your fictitious name, preparation of all company resolutions, a publication kit and affidavit along with the filing of all documents and payment of all filing fees to the State of Arizona. If ordered at the time of forming your company, we offer this service for an additional $127.95 for two week service; $217.95 for 3 day service and $299.95 for next day service. Please bear in mind that the service completion time begins with the formation of your new company and relates to the preparation of the documentation by Spiegel & Utrera, P.A.

Mail Forwarding Service – Get Your Business Up and Running, Even without a Physical Location
If you have not set up your company office or you want your attorney to receive your company mail, you may use any Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. office address as your mailing address. Our mail forwarding service is only $15 per month. There is a six month minimum order. However, the mail forwarding service may only be cancelled in writing. There is also an initial postage deposit of $25, additional postage/shipping, if any, will be billed separately. In order to participate in Spiegel & Utrera, P.A.'s Mail Forwarding Service, your company must complete an Application for Spiegel & Utrera, P.A.'s Mail Forwarding Service. The application will be emailed to you after the formation of your entity. For our mail forwarding service terms and conditions, click here

Premium Mail Forwarding Service Add-on – (Username and Password Protected, Uploaded to a Secure Internet Folder)
Once you have ordered our Mail Forwarding Service, you may also select our Premium Mail Forwarding Service add-on. When you have the Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. Premium Mail Forwarding Service add-on, we will open your Certified, Registered and First Class Mail and upload it to a secure Internet folder for you to review or download. You will be assigned a Username and Password to access your secure Internet folder. The charge for the Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. Premium Mail Service is $40 per month with a six month minimum order and you must maintain an active mail forwarding service. The mail forwarding service add-on includes up to 20 mail pieces or up to 100 scans per week. There after additional charges shall apply.

Taxpayer Identification Number for Foreigners – For Resident and Non-Resident Aliens
An Individual Taxpayer Identification Number is a tax processing number only available for certain nonresident and resident aliens, their spouses and dependants who cannot get a Social Security Number. It is a 9-digit number, beginning with the number “9”, formatted like a Social Security Number (NNN-NN-NNNN). Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. will prepare all the documentation necessary for you in order to obtain your Individual Taxpayer Identification Number. The charge for this service is $125.

USDOT Number
Companies that operate commercial vehicles transporting passengers or hauling cargo in interstate commerce must be registered and must have a USDOT Number. A USDOT Number is generally for vehicles involved in interstate commerce that have a gross combination weight of 10,0001 pounds or more or designed or used to transport more than 8 passengers (including the driver) for compensation or designed or used to transport more than 15 passengers (including the driver) and is not used to transport passengers for compensation. Also, commercial intrastate hazardous materials carriers who haul quantities requiring a safety permit must register for a USDOT Number. If ordered at the time of forming your Corporation, the fee for a USDOT Number is $367.95 plus applicable government application fee depending upon your particular activities.

Certificate of Good Standing 
A Certificate of Good Standing is a document issued by the state that shows that your Corporation has met its statutory requirements and is authorized to do business in that state. Among other things, a Certificate of Good Standing confirms that your Corporation is up to date on its state fee payments, has filed its annual report and has paid its franchise taxes. Certificates of Good Standing are frequently requested by state governments if you are applying for a foreign qualification in that state, lenders when you are trying to obtain financing, banks for certain transactions, and evidence in order to obtain or renew licenses or permits. If ordered at the time of forming your Corporation, the fee for a Certificate of Good Standing is $122.95 for regular service of approximately 3 to 5 business days or $257.95 for expedited service of 1 to 2 business days.

How To Save Money On Taxes Return to Menu

One of the most misunderstood and least used benefits to new entrepreneurs are the tax savings offered to them. Although there are many ways that you can save money on taxes, you must be in compliance with all regulations and laws; otherwise you may find yourself losing your business instead of saving money. Below are some of the ways that you can save money on Taxes:
Sub-Chapter S (Tax Savings) - The Biggest Tax Loophole Available to New Entrepreneurs
If you are a Citizen or Permanent Resident of the United States, this is the most tax advantageous type of Corporation you can have. A regular Corporation is subject to Federal and Arizona Corporate Income Taxes. Therefore, profits are taxed first on the corporate level and then again at the individual level of the shareholders to whom the profits are distributed. This double taxation could result in a combined taxation rate of 70% or higher. A Sub-Chapter S Corporation is Exempt from Federal and Arizona Corporate Income Tax, so that the earnings of the Corporation flow directly to the owners. The Sub-Chapter S Corporation costs only an additional $75 and comes with all the necessary documents, including Corporate Resolutions and Special Stock Certificates.
IRS Section 1244 Corporate Stock - Tax Savings for Nearly Every Corporation
This is another powerful tax provision which can be used by almost all corporations. This special provision of the Internal Revenue Code allows you to deduct as an ordinary loss, rather than as a capital loss, a loss on the sale, trade or worthlessness of the stock in your corporation. The amount you can deduct as ordinary loss is up to $50,000 per year or $100,000 per year, if filing a joint return with your spouse. Generally, without 1244 stock, your loss would be limited to $3,000 per year or $6,000 per year, if filing a joint return with your spouse. A corporation that issues 1244 stock and elects to be an S corporation gives its shareholders the best of both possible worlds from a tax stand point. The issuance of 1244 stock costs only an additional $50 when ordered with the formation of your corporation and comes with all the necessary documents, including corporate resolutions, 1244 plan and special stock certificates.
Tax Saving Lease Agreements Return to Menu

Home Office Lease
- Turn your home office into a Tax Deduction
Agreement detailing the leasing of office space by a homeowner or tenant with a corporation for use as the Corporation's principal place of business. The typical tax savings under this agreement can exceed $1,200. – per year. The Home Office Lease is only $150. when ordered with your Corporation, and as an added bonus to our clients, we draft the Lease in such a manner that it is automatically renewable. We do not recommend a home office lease for a single owner corporation or single owner limited liability company or a where husband and wife file a joint tax return and are the only owners of the corporation or limited liability company.

Motor Vehicle Lease
– Turn Your Personal Car into a Tax Deduction
If you use your vehicle for business purposes, it is usually much more advantageous to keep the vehicle in your name and lease the vehicle to the Corporation The typical tax savings under this type of arrangement ranges between $1,500. and $3,000. per tax year. We can prepare the lease for only $150. when ordered with your Corporation. We do not recommend a motor vehicle lease for a single owner corporation or single owner limited liability company or where a where husband and wife file a joint tax return and are the only owners of the corporation or limited liability company.

Office Equipment Lease – More Tax Savings
A lease which details the leasing of office equipment by a business. Once again, by leasing equipment to the Corporation, you create a legitimate business expense for the Corporation and a Tax Deduction. Typically, the tax savings under this type of arrangement can exceed $1,000 per tax year. The cost for an Office Equipment Lease is only $150. when ordered with your Corporation. We do not recommend an office equipment lease for a single owner corporation or single owner limited liability company or a where husband and wife file a joint tax return and are the only owners of the corporation or limited liability company.
Qualified Sub Chapter S Subsidiary - Incredible Tax Savings
This is a very powerful tax strategy and tax advantage. If your Sub Chapter S Corporation is to be owned 100 percent by another Sub Chapter S Corporation, your Corporation can become a Qualified Sub Chapter S Subsidiary. The charge to create the Qualified Sub Chapter S Subsidiary is an additional $150 provided it is ordered along with the formation of the Corporation.

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Our firm has what we call the “General Counsel Club”. Select this valuable service at the time of ordering your corporation and receive an additional one month Bonus – so that your first year of service will cover 13 months PLUS take a $50 discount, so you pay only $89.95 for the first 13 months of service. You get:

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Voting Trust – Keeping Control of Your Corporation when there are Multiple Shareholders
A voting trust is a device for combining the voting power of shareholders. It is not unlawful for shareholders to combine their voting stock for the election of directors so as to obtain or continue the control or management of a corporation. In order to avoid the invalidation of a voting trust, the applicable statutes should be strictly complied with. There are various situations in which a voting trust agreement may be used. It may be used when several shareholders wish to vote their respective stock as a unit. It also may be used for the special purpose of protecting corporate creditors. The general plan of a voting trust is controlled by the voting trust agreement; then the shareholders endorse their stock certificates to the voting trustee. The voting trustee surrenders these certificates to the corporation and the voting trustee receives in return new certificates issued in the name of the voting trustee, and the voting trustee votes the shares as principal, rather than as agent as in the case of proxies. For tax purposes, the voting trust certificate takes the place of the stock it represents. Tax transactions with respect to voting trust certificates are treated as transaction affecting the stock. A voting trust is not an association taxable as a corporation, because in itself it is not an enterprise for the carrying on of business for profit. Used correctly, the Voting Trust could be a useful tool for your corporation. The charge for Spiegel and Utrera, P.A. to form a Voting Trust for your company is only $767.95 if ordered at the time of incorporation.

Stock Options – Control Your Corporation while Raising Money
An option to buy stock gives the holder the exclusive right for a specified period of time to purchase stock at the price and under the terms and conditions specified in the agreement. Although the option grantor is bound by the option and generally cannot revoke it, the option holder is not bound unless he exercises the option. Options are regarded as capital assets if the underlying property constitutes, or if acquired would constitute, a capital asset in the hands of the holder. The receipt of consideration for the option is not taxable until the option either is exercised or has lapsed. If the option is exercised, the consideration is treated as part of the selling price and included in computing the gain or loss in the sale of the stock. Since stock is generally a capital asset, gain or loss on the sale would be entitled to capital treatment, either long-term or short-term. The holding period for qualification for long-term capital treatment is more than one year. The seller’s holding period for the stock sold includes the period during which the option is outstanding. Upon the failure of the option holder to exercise the option, if the consideration is forfeited, the option grantor generally realizes short-term capital gain, but income is not realized until the time of forfeiture. An option holder’s gain or loss upon a sale of the option, or loss upon a failure to exercise the option, would be entitled to capital gain treatment. The holding period of the option will determine whether long-term or short-term capital gain or loss is realized. For this purpose, if the loss is attributable to a failure to exercise the option, the option is deemed to have been sold on the day it expired. If the option is exercised, the consideration for the option is treated as part of the purchase price and is included in the option holder’s basis for the stock purchased. The purchaser’s holding period does not include the period curing which the option is outstanding.

Stock options can be utilized very effectively by an entrepreneur, for example:

The stock option can be an on-target management incentive or control device. Stock options can be used in employment agreements, consultants agreements, incentive agreements, as means of raising equity capital or borrowing funds. Spiegel and Utrera, P.A. will provide the Stock Option service for your business for only $367.95 if ordered at the time of incorporation.

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As a new entrepreneur, you are going to invest a lot of time and money into your business. It is imperative that you protect yourself and your business from anything that could go wrong. One of the keys to being a successful entrepreneur is proactively planning for the worst situation, not reacting to the situation after it has happened. Below are items imperative for the protection of you and your business.

Indemnification Agreement – Don’t Take Chances: Protect Yourself from Personal Liability
We strongly recommend that you include special provisions in your Articles of Incorporation and additional Corporate agreements which trigger this important protection requiring the Corporation to indemnify and hold harmless it's Directors and Officers from any actions they take on behalf of the Corporation. If a Director or Officer is ever sued for actions taken on behalf of the Corporation, these provisions require that the Corporation be held responsible, as agreed upon by the Directors and Officers and the Corporation. These important provisions and agreements cost only an additional $75 if ordered at the time of Incorporation.

Shareholders Restrictive Agreement
– Protection if there will be More than One Shareholder
If your Corporation has more than one shareholder, we strongly recommend you enter into a Shareholders Restrictive Agreement. This agreement is entered into by the shareholders to define their duties and responsibilities to each other and to the Corporation. It is like a partnership agreement between the Shareholders. A draft of this agreement will be prepared as part of our service, so you may review the Agreement and make changes and discuss it with one of our Attorneys. Normally, the fee to prepare such a comprehensive agreement of this nature would be $1,500 or more. However, your cost is only $150 for up to 4 shareholders, additional shareholders are $50 each, if prepared in conjunction with the formation of your corporation.

Just look at it's many provisions:

Obviously, this is a very thorough Contract. It is drafted by our attorneys and used by business owners such as yourself. This agreement is very versatile and an absolute necessity for a company with multiple shareholders. Remember the old adage, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure."

Shareholder Divorce Protection Provisions – Avoid the Unintended Spouse Shareholder
Unfortunately, many eager entrepreneurs anticipate a successful business venture but never contemplate the “down side.” What happens if a shareholder gets divorced? Will the stock remain with the shareholder or get awarded to the spouse as part of the divorce settlement? What happens if shareholder tries to convey or assign their stock to a spouse or former spouse to meet their obligations? A carefully drafted provision in the shareholders restrictive agreement should afford a right of first refusal when a Shareholder wants to transfer their shares of stock by requiring a buyout of the stock by the other Shareholders. Such a provision will protect the current shareholders from potential ownership by divorced spouses or other possible sources of ownership conflict. For example, assume a corporation set up by husband John Smith, wife Pocahontas Smith, and son Al Smith. All are Shareholders, and son Al is married to Patti Smith. What happens if Al and Patti Smith file for a divorce? There should be provisions in the Shareholders Restrictive Agreement requiring that in the event of the filing of a divorce involving a Shareholder of the corporation, a notice is sent to the other Shareholders offering them a right of first refusal, which allows them to purchase Al Smith’s shares of stock to avoid having Patti Smith as a shareholder, especially after a nasty divorce. Furthermore, even if none of the Shareholders want to buy the stock at issue, any transfer of stock would require unanimous consent of the other Shareholders. Let us draft these special provisions to protect your corporation from divorce for an extra $75 when ordered with the Shareholders Restrictive Agreement at the time of incorporation or $150 thereafter.

Avoid Probate – Maintain Control, Provide for Anonymity, Privacy and the Disposition of the Ownership of your Corporation Upon Your Death
Let Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. create an Ownership Trust while your Corporation is in the process of being formed. The Ownership Trust will own your Corporation, you will own the Ownership Trust. The benefits are many: (1) the ownership of your Corporation is held anonymously by the Ownership Trust; (2) the Ownership Trust is private and not filed in the public records; (3) your Ownership Trust may be modified, amended to revoked at any time during your lifetime so you may change the beneficiary of the Ownership Trust as many times as you like and, thereby, the ownership of your Corporation; (4) PROBATE IS AVOIDED and the ownership of the Corporation will be transferred immediately according to your wishes upon your death. The Ownership Trust is relatively inexpensive to form, $350 if ordered at the time of establishing your Corporation. The price includes one Trustee, one Successor Trustee and two Beneficiaries. Additional Trustees, Successor Trustees or Beneficiaries are $50 each. If not ordered at the time of establishing your Corporation, the Ownership Trust is $749.95

State Trademark or Servicemark – Prevent copycats from confusing your customers and damaging your reputation.
A distinctive mark that customers associate with your products, services or website is very valuable. Registering your State of Arizona Trademark or Servicemark will prevent copycats from confusing customers and damaging your reputation. The State of Arizona Trademark or Servicemark registration process generally takes less than 4 weeks to complete. There are many reasons to register a State Trademark or Servicemark:

The charge for the State of Arizona Trademark or Servicemark registration, if done at the time of incorporating, is $82.95. This charge includes all government filing fees.

Federal Copyright Your Website – This shows everyone that your website is copyrighted and that it is protected under federal law
A Federal Copyright is a form of protection provided by the laws of the United States for certain intellectual works. There are many reasons why you should copyright your website. One is because you wish to have the federal copyright in the public record and because before an infringement suit may be filed in court, registration is necessary for works originating in the United States. Also, your copyrighted and registered material may be eligible for statutory damages and attorney’s fees during litigation. If you register your website, that registration is in and of itself enough evidence to prove your ownership of the website. Once you have registered your website as a federal copyright, you may place the federal copyright symbol © your website. This shows everyone that your website is copyrighted and that it is protected under federal law. The charge for the Federal Copyright registration, if done at the time of incorporating, is $239.95, plus any government filing fee which will be paid at the time of the filing of the copyright registration.

Your Website's Terms and Conditions – Legally binding and helpful to maintain a high level of community trust
Establishing a website can create a myriad of issues regarding potential liabilities for both user and the owner of the website. By using your website, the user must agree to abide by your Terms and Conditions. When prepared properly, your Terms and Conditions are legally binding and helpful to maintain a high level of community trust because of transactions and/or interactions taking place. The goal of providing Terms and Conditions is to disclose to users your policies on a number of different issues. The Terms and Conditions Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. will prepare for your website will include: Basic Terms; Content of the Services; User Obligations; Company Rights; Restrictions on Content and Use of Services; Copyright Policy; Special Provisions required by your business model; Advertisers; Links; Cookies; Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer; Waiver and Severability; Dispute Resolution; Notices and Service of Process; Complaints; Controlling Law and Jurisdiction; Amendments and Notice of Changes and Entire Agreement Provisions.

The preparation of Terms and Conditions for your website costs only an additional $349.95 when ordered with the formation of your Corporation and initially comes to you for review so you may have an opportunity to make any revisions thereto before being finalized by Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. and delivered to you electronically so you may easily post it on your website.

Your Website's Privacy Policy – Legally binding and helpful to maintain a high level of community trust
Establishing a website can create a myriad of issues regarding potential liabilities for the owner of the website. During the use of your website, the user must understand the Privacy Policy of your website. When prepared properly, the Privacy Policy is legally binding and helpful to maintain a high level of community trust because of transactions and/or interactions taking place. The goal of providing the Privacy Policy is to disclose all of the ways your website will respect the dignity of the user’s privacy. The Privacy Policy prepared by Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. for your website will include: Statement of Rights and Responsibilities; Sharing your Content and Information; Collection and Use of Information; Public Information; Registration and Account Security; Profile Content; Safety; Amendments; Limitation of Liability; Disclaimer; Waiver and Severability; Dispute Resolutions; Notices and Service of Process; Complaints; Controlling Law and Jurisdiction; Amendments and Notice of Changes and Entire Agreement Provisions.

The preparation of Privacy Policy for your website costs only an additional $349.95 when ordered with the formation of your Corporation and initially comes to you for review so you may have an opportunity to make any revisions before being finalized by Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. and delivered to you electronically so you may easily post it on your website.

E.U. Safe Harbor Website Privacy Policy
The European Commission’s Directive on Data Protection went into effect in October of 1998, and would prohibit the transfer of personal data to non-European Union countries that do not meet the European Union (E.U.) “adequacy” standard for privacy protection. While the United States and the E.U. share the goal of enhancing privacy protection for their citizens, the United States takes a different approach to privacy from that taken by the E.U. In order to bridge these differences in approach and provide a streamlined means for U.S. organizations to comply with the Directive, the U.S. Department of Commerce in consultation with the European Commission developed a “safe harbor” framework. If your corporation will be doing business with customers in the European Union, the privacy policy with the U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor compliance, a number of important benefits will flow to your corporation including:

The preparation of the initial documentation to have your corporation website’s privacy policy compliant with U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor provisions cost only an additional $449.95 when ordered with the formation of your corporation and will be electronically delivered to you so you may easily post it on your corporation's website.

What You Need if You are Hiring Workers Return to Menu

If you are planning to have anyone work for your company, whether as an employee or independent contractor, you must make sure that you are in compliance with all Federal and Arizona laws. Below are the most common items that you will require when hiring workers for your company.

Arizona Unemployment Tax Account Number – Required By Law if you are Hiring Employees
This number is used to withhold Arizona Unemployment Taxes from your Corporation's payroll. If you have any employees on the payroll, including yourself, you will need this account number. We can initiate the paperwork for this account number for you and deliver it with the corporation. The cost at the time of incorporating is only $35.

Employment Agreement - Get the Most Out of Your Employees
If you are using employees in your business, it is important to have a written Employment Agreement to document the conditions of Employment. An Employment Agreement can be very advantageous for a business and should be required for all employees, whether new or existing. It creates a clear understanding of the arrangement between the employee and the Corporation and provides protection for the business. The Employment Agreement also contains other important provisions:

The Employment Agreement is prepared in such a way that you can use it over and over again to avoid additional costs in the future. By having this Employment Agreement, the Corporation is given substantial clout in preventing an employee from joining a competitor, or competing against the Corporation and disclosing business secrets to anyone. The Agreement may be re-used by the Corporation as it hires additional employees, the cost of the Employment Agreement is just $150.

Employee Manual
When you hire employees in your business, it is important to have an Employee Manual to comprehensively spell out the policies of your business. Included within the Employee Manual are such topics as “Employment at Will”, Disability, Harassment and Discrimination, Standards of Conduct and the various rules relating thereto, Corrective Action and Termination, Wage and Salary Policies and Employee Communications. For a list of the Table of Contents of the Employee Manual, click here. The Employee Manual is intended to be a source document used at the business and would be updated by the business from time to time based upon its experiences with various situations. The preparation of the Employee Manual for your business costs only an additional $349.95 when ordered with the formation of your corporation and initially comes to you for review so you may have an opportunity to make any revisions before the Employee Manual is finalized by Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. and delivered to you electronically so you may print it as needed from time to time.

Employee Benefits and Policies – Protect Yourself From Employee Disputes with a Comprehensive Policy
If you are using employees in your business, it is important to have written Benefits and Policies. Let us prepare your Employee Benefits and Policies. Unlike the Employment Agreement, the Employee Benefits and Policies creates an understanding of the entitlements of the employee relative to the policies of the business and provides protection for the business. The Employee Benefits and Policies will be customized for your business and are designed to cover:

By having the customized Employee Benefits and Policies, the business has clearly communicated to its employees the Employee Benefits and Policies in effect at the business and how the Employee Benefits and Policies are to be followed so that there are no surprises. For example, relating to an employee who leaves the business without giving adequate notice who then would only be entitled to be paid at the minimum wage for any time due and owing and forfeiting any vacation days, sick days, commissions, incentive compensation and/or bonuses.

The Employee Benefits and Policies may be re-used by the business as it hires additional employees. The cost of the Employee Benefits and Policies is just $167.95 if ordered now with the formation of your company

Employee Warning Notice
Using an Employee Warning Notice can be a very effective management tool. Usually it is cumbersome to discipline an employee, situations do not always resolve themselves and frequently result in a verbal warning, however, if the situation repeats itself, this may call for a written Employee Warning Notice. The notice is designed to give a clear explanation of the issues involved which may cover a multitude of situations such as:

The Employee Warning Notice form is customized with the name of your business and, if ordered at the time of formation of your corporation, is just $49.95.

Arizona New Hire Reporting – Required by Law
Federal law requires all Arizona employers to report basic information about employees, who are newly hired, rehired, or who return to work after a separation of employment. You must submit a report for each newly hired employee. Failure to report new hires within 20 days of their hire date may result in civil penalties. There may be a $25 fine per each newly hired employee or, if the State determines there is a conspiracy between employer and employee not to report the penalty can be up to $500 per newly hired employee. We can provide you with a package of 6 New Hire Registration Forms for $35. The forms are customized with your Corporation’s information, and you may re-use them for each person you employ.
Independent Contractor Agreement
- What Your Business Must Have if Using Independent Contractors
There are many reasons for using Independent Contractors, however, simply verbally stating that a worker is an Independent Contractor is not enough according to the IRS. Certain criteria must be met. The IRS considers 11 factors in three specified areas: Behavioral Control, Financial Control and Type of Relationship. So, before you engage the services of an Independent Contractor, it is essential that you document that relationship with a written Independent Contractor's Agreement, otherwise the IRS could hold your Company and you personally liable for the Independent Contractor's Income Tax, Social Security, Medicare Tax and Federal Unemployment Tax, which should have been withheld. As a signatory on the check used to pay the Independent Contractor, you could be held personally liable for these taxes. The Independent Contractor’s Agreement also contains other important provisions:

We can provide an Independent Contractor's Agreement that covers all the legal requirements and many business advantages for your Company for only $150.

Labor Law Notices – Arizona Employers Obligation to Maintain and Report Records
Every business is required to post Arizona and Federal Labor Law Notice posters. Failure to comply could result in fines totaling as much as $17,000. Your Arizona Labor Law Notice poster package is complete and includes:

If ordered at the time of forming your Corporation, your Arizona Labor Law Notice poster package would be $74.95.

Worker's Compensation Registration – Required By Law
If your business is not involved in any construction related activities, you only have to carry workers compensation insurance if you have more than 3 employees. Since insurance premiums are usually very expensive, you can exempt all the officers in the corporation to avoid paying those insurance premiums. Additionally we can also prepare a special employment agreement so that once an individual who may be serving as an officer of the corporation is no longer employed by the corporation for whatever reason, that person's officership in the corporation would automatically terminate. Please ask your Spiegel & Utrera Associate for details!

(There is no limitation on the number of officers who can be exempt in an NON Construction Corporation.)

Daily/Weekly Time Record
It is imperative for every business to maintain accurate payroll records. Accurate payroll record keeping begins with a Daily/Weekly Time Record which is authenticated daily by the employee and signed for certification weekly. This timecard also spells out the Corporation’s policy relating to unauthorized absences and how they can be grounds for immediate termination. Avoid the possibility of any claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and any applicable state statutes, utilize Daily/Weekly Time Records. If ordered at the time of forming your Corporation, the fee for a pack of 6 the Daily/Weekly Time Records, which may be duplicated for continuous use, is $49.95.

Notice of Acknowledgment of Pay Rate and Payday
Businesses that hire employees but do not utilize employment contracts, should utilize a Notice of Acknowledgment of Pay Rate and Payday because it makes it very clear the amount of pay the employee is to receive and when the employee will be paid. The Notice of Acknowledgment of Pay Rate and Payday is designed to delineate the employees pay rate, regular payday, how pay is calculated, whether weekly, bi-weekly or other and overtime pay rate, if any. If ordered at the time of forming your Corporation, the fee for a pack 6 of the Notice of Acknowledgment of Pay Rate and Payday, which may be duplicated for continuous use, is $49.95.

Authorization for Release of Information for Employment Screening
Every business should do background screenings of potential employees. Background screenings may include, but are not limited to, employment references, information about character, general reputation, personal characteristics, mode of living, previous and current employment, work experience, Workers Compensation claims, criminal history records, sexual offenders lists, civil cases, education verification, license verification, credit history, FBI finger printing, Internet searches, social media information and drug testing. If ordered at the time of forming your Corporation, the fee for a pack 6 of the Authorization for Release of Information for Employment Screening, which may be duplicated for continuous use, is $49.95.

Start-Up Money for Your Business Return to Menu

Finding the money necessary to start your business is challenging. Unfortunately many new entrepreneurs don’t know how to find this money. Even worse, when they find money they don’t know how to properly document the transaction. Don’t let this happen to you. Review the options below on How To properly secure and document money for your business.

Variations of Ownership.

Capital Stock – Common Stock
Every Arizona corporation formed by Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. has, at no additional charge, 10,000 shares at $0.01 par value. In most cases, this is satisfactory and the clients need no additional common stock changes. Generally, all the 10,000 shares of common stock will be issued at the time of incorporating. The capital stock of a corporation serves only corporate purposes. It functions as security for the creditors of the corporation who have relied on its existence, since it cannot be diverted or withdrawn to the detriment of corporate creditors. This is why in the standard corporation the amount of the par value of the capital stock is a small sum. Additionally, a corporation generally has only common stock but it may also have preferred stock. You may change our standard allotted common stock by increasing or decreasing the number of shares or par value. For example, you may want to order 10,000,000 shares at 1/1000 of a cent par value. The charge for the change of common stock, whether number of shares, par value or both, is $49.95 if ordered at the time of incorporating.

Capital Stock - Non-Voting Stock
Allowing differences in voting rights is particularly advantageous to entrepreneurs who need to attract additional capital, but who also want to retain voting control over their corporation. For example, as a founding shareholder, you may want to have all of the common voting stock so as to participate in the management of the corporation and control its operations, while transferring all of the common non-voting stock to your children so that they may share in the appreciation value and earnings of the corporation. If so, it’s likely you’ll want to protect yourself with a Shareholders Restrictive Agreement. Seasoned business-owners will instinctually recognize the value of such an agreement. We’ll draft a special provision for your Articles of Incorporation and issue special certificates for common non-voting shares of stock. This item costs only an additional $74.95 if ordered at the time of Incorporation.

Capital Stock – Preferred Stock
Preferred stock is given preference over common stock. Holders of preferred stock receive dividends at a fixed annual rate. The earnings of a corporation are applied to this payment before common stockholders receive dividends. If corporate earnings are insufficient for the fixed annual dividend, the preferred stock will absorb the total amount of earnings, and the common stockholders will be precluded from receiving a dividend. When corporate income exceeds the amount that is needed to pay preferred stockholders, the remainder is generally paid to common stockholders. In special situations, the remainder may be distributed pro rata to both classes of stock, in which case the preferred stock is said to “participate” with the common stock. Preferred stock can be cumulative or non-cumulative. If it is cumulative and if the fixed dividend remains unpaid, it becomes a debit upon the surplus earnings of succeeding years. Accumulated dividends must be paid in full before common stockholders can receive dividends. When preferred stock is non-cumulative, its preference is extinguished by the failure of the corporation to have sufficient earnings to pay the fixed dividend in a given year. The charge for preferred stock is $149.95 if ordered at the time of incorporating. Please note that if you want your Corporation to be a Sub Chapter S Corporation, you cannot have two classes of stock, therefore, your Corporation may not have preferred stock. You select the number of preferred shares, its par value, annual dividend, whether cumulative or non-cumulative and whether it’s participating or non-participating. For example, a corporation may have authorized 10,000 shares of preferred stock with a $100 par value bearing a 6% cumulative dividend rate and be non-participating.
Lender's Agreement & Promissory Note - Properly Document Money Lent to the Business
Initially a corporation needs a cash infusion. Additionally, the corporation may require a continuing advance of funds for some time. How does it get the money? After the initial purchase of shares of the corporation for at least their par value, generally, the corporation has two choices on obtaining additional money; (1) shareholders pay for their initial shares in excess of their par value thereby creating excess Paid-in Capital or (2) loan money to the corporation. Lending money to the corporation is the preferred method to advance money to the corporation because the lender is seen as a creditor of the corporation. The lending of money to the corporation is accomplished with a Lender's Agreement and a Promissory Note. Both of these instruments together provide for an initial amount of a loan to the corporation and also provide for future advances of money the lender might make to the corporation. In the event of failure of the business, the loan will be fully tax deductible by the lender as a bad debt. The fee for the Lender's Agreement and Promissory Note at the time of incorporating is only $75.

Security Agreement for Corporation
- Protect Yourself if you Personally Funded the Loan for the Business
Once you have decided to use the Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. Lenders Agreement and Promissory Note, the next step is to collateralize the personal property assets of the company in favor of you, the lender with a Security Agreement. A Security Agreement is a contract between a lender and borrower. The Security Agreement gives the lender a security interest and the right to repossess personal property that a borrower has offered as collateral if a note is not paid per its agreed terms. This right is superior to all subsequent creditors provided the lien given by the Security Agreement is perfected. The Security Agreement available from Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. is complete and includes provisions relating to type of collateral being secured, address where collateral will be kept, executing further documents, events that shall constitute a default, assignment of secured collateral by holder, a listing of events that would constitute default by the borrower and the rights of the lender should the borrower default. Provided you have ordered the Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. Lenders Agreement and Promissory Note, the fee for the Security Agreement, if ordered at the time of incorporation, is an additional $75

Perfecting the Lien Created by the Security Agreement - Uniform Commercial Code

Liens against personal property are perfected differently than liens on real property. The use of the phrase “personal property” does not mean property owned personally by the owner of a business. Instead, the term refers to all property used inside or outside of a business (with the exception of real property) including equipment, furniture, inventory, etc. To perfect a lien against personal property used in a business, strict adherence must be followed pursuant to the Uniform Commercial Code, documentation must be created, executed and filed with the appropriate government agencies. Once recorded, the Uniform Commercial Code makes a lien valid and serves as notice that the lien exists. Usually, the first recorded lien takes priority. Provided you have ordered the Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. Lenders Agreement and Promissory Note and the Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. Security Agreement, the documentation required to perfect the lien under the Uniform Commercial Code is $75, if ordered at the time of incorporation.

How To Build Credit and Credibility for Your Business Return to Menu

As a new business two items vital to your survival are credit and credibility. Customers feel secure dealing with a credible business. Potential investors and other lenders are more comfortable providing capital to a business with good credit. But how do you build credit and credibility for a business? Even more importantly, how can you build credit for your business if your personal credit is not spotless? Two of the easiest ways are discussed below.

D & B Number - Start Building Your Business Credit Immediately
According to Dun & Bradstreet, the D & B number is widely used by both commercial and federal entities and was adopted as the standard business identifier for federal electronic commerce as early as October 1994. The D & B number was also incorporated in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) in April 1998 as the United States Federal Government’s contractor identification code for all procurement-related activities. The D & B number is also known as the D-U-N-S® number and remains with the corporation location to which is has been assigned even if it closes or goes out of business. With that in mind, it is important to have a physical location for your business when obtaining the D & B number. D & B also states that the D-U-N-S® number also “unlocks” a wealth of valued-added data associated with that entity, including the business name, physical and mailing addresses, trade styles (fictitious name, assumed name, alternate name or DBA), principal names, financial, payment experiences, industry classifications (SICs [Standard Industry Classification] and NAICS [North American Industry Classification System]), socio-economic status, government data and more. The D-U-N-S® number also links members of corporate family trees worldwide. If ordered at the time of forming your corporation, Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. will obtain your D & B number, also known as your D-U-N-S® number, for $50. If ordered later, the charge to obtain the D & B number, also known as your D-U-N-S® number, is $75.

Business Checking, Investment Account and Delayed Debit Gold MasterCard for Owners Experiencing Difficulty in Obtaining a Bank Account – Let us help You Establish a Business Banking Account
If you have had trouble opening a new business banking account, you are not alone. When denied by a bank for a checking account, it is easy to feel isolated, but the truth is many new entrepreneurs experience the same feeling everyday. It does not take much for your business banking account application to be denied. It may be bad personal credit or unresolved personal accounts. It could be something as little as one bad check five years ago! Unfortunately, whatever is causing you to be declined will not go away. Yet, now more than ever, you need a business checking account. We can help. Spiegel and Utrera, P.A. can set up a business checking account for you, even if you have previously been denied. You will need to have a business checking account for your new enterprise, but this is not all you need if you want to build the most credit for your business. We recommend an Investment Account and a Delayed Debit Gold MasterCard in addition to your Business Checking Account in order to maximize your start-up enterprises credit. Let Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. help you set up your new business checking account. In addition to a business checking account, the account also comes with an investment account and a delayed debit Gold MasterCard. Depending upon the day in the billing cycle when a charge is made, your account will continue to earn interest for up to 30 days from the date of purchase or until the balance of the debit card for that period is charged to your account. In addition, with this account you have the ability to make deposits and withdraw funds from over 800 bank locations and other financial institutions in the United States. Multiple delayed debit Gold MasterCard's are available for use by your employees. Internet bill payments are free. No minimum balance is required to maintain your business checking account, however, there is an initial deposit of $100,000 which is required to open the Business Checking, Investment Account and Delayed Debit Gold MasterCard. If you order your business checking, investment account and/or delayed debit Gold MasterCard from Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. at the time of forming your Corporation, the fee is $249.95 to prepare all the necessary documentation and follow up until such time as your business checking, investment account and/or delayed debit Gold MasterCard has been established. If ordered after forming your Corporation, the fee is $449.95.

Your Success Starts With Knowledge Return to Menu

As a new entrepreneur it is important that you surround yourself with the tools you need to be successful. However, it is also important that you don’t drain your bank account looking for these tools. Three items with vast amounts of business knowledge and guidance can be found below. You will return to these items again and again, not only during the start-up process but over the entire life of your business.

Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. General Counsel Club & Registered Agent Service with Attorney Client Privilege 
Experienced Legal Advice to Help You Save Money with Added Confidentiality Protection.
Let Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. help you grow your business.

Our firm has what we call the “General Counsel Club”. Select this valuable service at the time of ordering your corporation and receive an additional one month Bonus – so that your first year of service will cover 13 months PLUS take a $50 discount, so you pay only $89.95 for the first 13 months of service. You get:

Detours and Contradictions
Want more out of your corporation? Then don’t miss Lawrence Spiegel’s, 223 page Detours and Contradictions. Use this book, and all your available resources, to begin the challenging yet fulfilling journey of entrepreneurship. As we’ll see... having a marketable idea is only the first step in a lengthy process. Along the way you’ll encounter numerous detours and contradictions, risks and rewards. The price of Detours and Contradictions is just $13.50 if you order when forming your corporation. PLUS there is no extra charge for shipping, handling and processing as your book will be shipped with your corporation. Also, as an added bonus, your copy of Detours and Contradictions will be personally autographed by Lawrence J. Spiegel.

Charlie's Entrepreneurial Journey
Building your business, or selecting the type of business to start, is easy when using Charlie’s Entrepreneurial Journey as a guide and applying Lawrence J. Spiegel’s thirty eight "Principles of Entrepreneurship" to your business. Spiegel’s latest book provides 416 pages of insight into the world of an aspiring entrepreneur named Charlie. Charlie’s journey leads him through topics never discussed in business books but essential to success. Topics include: costs associated with Acquiring a Customer, Urgency to Purchase, Saturation Advertising, Success Leaves Tracks and Repetitive Business. Spiegel’s "Principles of Entrepreneurship" cannot be found anywhere else. In fact, no one has ever exposed the business secrets Spiegel discloses. If you are seeking to spark your business you will find an EXPLOSION in this book. Order this book at the time of forming your corporation and you will get Charlie’s Entrepreneurial Journey for $19.50 which includes shipping, handling and processing, when ordered with the formation of your company. PLUS Lawrence J. Spiegel will personally autograph your copy of Charlie’s Entrepreneurial Journey.

Lease / Agreement Review Return to Menu

Lease/Agreement Review – Protect Yourself BEFORE You Sign
Avoid costly mistakes, always, always, always have any type of Contract/Lease or otherwise legally binding agreement reviewed by a qualified lawyer BEFORE you sign it. Spiegel and Utrera, P.A. offers Consultations at all of our offices and over the phone For your convenience, and at no obligation to you, you can fax us the documents that need to be reviewed at (800) 520-7800 and an attorney can advise you over the phone.

Our staff has many years of experience representing Tenants. Having your lease reviewed BEFORE you sign on the dotted line can save you thousands of dollars.

In our review we address issues such as:

Business Purchase Review:
One thing is very clear - the acquisition of a business can provide the gateway to substantial wealth. At Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. , we have represented buyers in many business acquisitions and are ready to help you. For small to medium businesses, purchases are usually structured in one of two ways: Asset Purchase or Corporate Stock Purchase.

Asset Purchase – Generally Liabilities are NOT Assumed
When assets are acquired, the purchaser buys all or specified assets of the selling entity and may assume none, some, or all of the liabilities of the business. An asset purchase may be more attractive to you since you may be able to pick and choose the specific items desired and can attempt to avoid assuming debts and liabilities of the selling entity. An asset acquisition is also designed to reduce your exposure to possible unknown or contingent liabilities. When assets are acquired, appropriate documents must be prepared in order to effectuate the transfer of title to each particular asset which is being transferred. This can involve a great deal of paper work and may require approvals and consents from various other parties, depending on the entity which is being purchased. We recommend faxing any agreement BEFORE you sign to (800) 520-7800, at no obligation to you, and an attorney can advise you over the phone.

Corporate Stock Purchase – When the longevity and corporate status of the entity are Valuable
You can acquire control of another company through the acquisition of the shares of stock owned by the seller's shareholders. In this type of acquisition control of the acquired entity is obtained through stock ownership rather than a direct acquisition of the assets. With a corporate stock purchase corporate liabilities are assumed by the buyer. The legal and corporate status of the acquired entity remains the same following the acquisition. If possible, an Asset Purchase is usually preferable for a buyer due to the assumed liability. However some purchases may benefit from the acquisition of corporate stock. For example, where beneficial carryover tax attributes are available, a stock transaction may be desirable for you. When favorable insurance and employment ratings can be retained, they may also be a consideration for a stock transaction. Although one of the main nontax considerations for you in desiring an asset purchase is the risk of being saddled with unknown and contingent liabilities, the impact of this problem can sometimes be ameliorated by the establishment of holdback arrangements. Such arrangements typically involve escrowing of funds, rights to offset payments on seller financed promissory notes, execution of nonnegotiable promissory notes to evidence seller financing, and provisions in the sale agreement in delaying the payment of the full purchase price until certain contingencies have been satisfied.

In a typical stock acquisition the purchaser acquires the stock from the corporate shareholders in exchange for cash, notes, stock, other property, or a combination of these items. In most cases you will want to purchase the entire outstanding stock of the seller; however, there may be situations where it would be advantageous to have a minority shareholder retain an interest in the corporation being sold. For example, if a key management figure has an ownership interest in the corporation, it may be beneficial for the corporation for him to retain that interest in order to maintain continuity of management and the value of a key employee. The psychological and economic advantages of having an important employee continue to own a stake of the business, even after new ownership of the majority of stock, should be carefully weighed.

Simplicity is perhaps the key nontax feature of a stock acquisition. Since nothing other than corporate stock of the corporation is transferred, the often cumbersome preparation and execution of documents of transfer are not necessary. Although the selling shareholders must agree to sell their corporate stock, no shareholder votes are necessary, nor are there any shareholders' dissenters' or appraisal rights. The sale of corporate stock will normally avoid sales taxes, although Arizona does impose a tax on the transfer of stock.

It must be emphasized that the mechanical ease of accomplishing the actual corporate stock transfer should not lull you into believing that an investigation into the corporation is not necessary. To the contrary, the investigation should be at least as, if not more, comprehensive than one undertaken in the course of an asset transaction. It is perhaps most crucial in regard to liabilities, since you face the risk imposed by disclosed, undisclosed, fixed, contingent, and unknown liabilities. Although you do not assume such liabilities personally, they nonetheless run with the corporation and will affect the assets of the business. The degree and extent of the risk associated with the transaction, and the likelihood of liabilities which have not surfaced, should have a direct bearing on the negotiated purchase price. We strongly recommend that you fax your purchase agreement, at no obligation to you, to (800) 520-7800 BEFORE you sign it and one of Spiegel And Utrera, P.A.’s experienced attorneys will be able to advise you over the phone.

Franchise Agreement Review – Is That Franchise Too Good to be True?
A franchise is a method of distributing goods and services by licensing a business idea or concept to another. The "franchisor" is the legal owner of the franchised business' concepts and ideas, including names and logos. The "franchisee" is the individual or entity that purchases the right to use these concepts and ideas from the Franchisor. Studies reveal that franchised businesses experience lower default rates than independent businesses and generally have a somewhat easier time securing financing because the Franchisor typically has an established trademark and goodwill, as well as marketplace experience. But is a franchise worth the cost and restrictions? Many new entrepreneurs incorrectly believe that purchasing a franchise will lead to immediate success and profits with little to no risk. This is rarely the case. When considering a franchise there are many aspects that you need to examine. One good indicator of the potential success of a franchise is to compare your start-up cost with the past advertising and promotional expenditures of the franchisor. For example, a fast food franchise that has a start-up cost of $50,000 where the franchisor has invested $500 million in advertising and promotion would probably be a better purchase than another fast food franchise that has a lower start-up cost but the franchisor has only invested $10 million in advertising and promotion. Likewise, remember that higher price does not necessarily mean less risk and lower price does not mean greater potential reward. You must review all materials and disclosures carefully and seek legal advice. Although franchises usually require up-front fees and are heavily regulated by Federal and state agencies because of their inherent risks, a franchisee operating under one trademark can achieve levels of brand awareness, market penetration and purchasing power that business people operating individually could not ordinarily achieve. Generally, a franchise agreement grants to the franchisee a limited license and right to use and operate a recognizable outlet within a defined territory by utilizing a pre-existing business system and proprietary marks. The franchise agreement allows the franchisor to carefully control the obligations and responsibilities of the franchisee. It is imperative to have the agreement reviewed by an attorney BEFORE you sign it. The attorneys of Spiegel and Utrera, P.A. have extensive experience in Franchise Agreements and will review your Franchise Agreement. Just fax your agreement to (800) 520-7800, at no obligation to you, and an attorney can advise you over the phone.

In our review we address issues such as:

A franchise is an excellent way to get started as a new entrepreneur, but it does not guarantee success. You must have a Franchise Agreement that works to your advantage. Let Spiegel and Utrera, P.A. review your agreement and get your franchise started on the path to success!

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Corporate Packages generally weigh approximately 4 pounds and are available for Pick up at our office in the state in which the entity is formed or may be shipped to you via Ground (2-3 business day) Service for a charge of $17.95 or via Overnight Delivery for a charge of $30.95. Please note, shipping and handling charges outside Arizona will vary.

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REDDI CORP

If you need a corporation immediately, we have corporations, which are ready for immediate delivery. For more information and a complete list of  all our Reddi or Shelf corporations CLICK HERE or call our office at (800) 603-3900 for details.

NEXT BUSINESS DAY CORP

If you need your Corporation formed urgently, for an additional $160, we will expedite the registration of the Corporation by submitting for filing with the State next business day. The Corporate Records and Corporate Package will be ready the next business day after our office is in receipt of the completed registration documents from the State. The Corporate package will include Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Corporate Book, Corporate Seal, Preliminary Name Search, State Filing Fees, and Attorneys Fees. Any additional documents or agreements you may have ordered, will also be delivered in your Corporate Records Book.

3 BUSINESS DAY CORP
If you need your Corporation fast, for an additional $85, we will complete the filing of the registration documents of the Corporation with the State within 3 business days. The Corporate Records and Corporate Package will be ready 3 business days after our office is in receipt of the completed registration documents from the State. The Corporate package will include Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Corporate Book, Corporate Seal, Preliminary Name Search, State Filing Fees, and Attorneys Fees. Any additional documents or agreements you may have ordered will also be delivered in your Corporate Records Book.

REGULAR SERVICE
The regular processing time for a Corporation is approximately four to five weeks. The Corporate Package will include Articles of Incorporation, By-Laws, Corporate Book, Corporate Seal, Preliminary Name Search, State Filing Fees, and Attorneys Fees. Any additional documents or agreements you may have ordered will also be delivered in your Corporate Records Book.

Orders received after 3:30 pm will be processed the following business day.

An Important Note about our RUSH SERVICES
We offer two levels of rush service. When you opt for one of our rush services, we guarantee to promptly deliver your Corporation to the State for processing, however, if the State is backlogged, you may experience a delay in receiving your documents. We strive to have all rush orders ready as soon as humanly possible, however if time is of the essence you may opt for one of our Reddi Corps which are ready for immediate delivery.

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4th Floor
Miami, FL 33145
Toll Free: (800) 603 - 3900
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Managing Attorney
707 East Colonial Drive
Suite B
Orlando, Florida 32803
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Dover, DE 19901
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Toll Free: (888) 514-9800
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Fax: (312) 443-8900
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642 Broad St., Suite 2
Clifton, NJ 07013
Toll Free: (888) 336-8400
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Fax: (973) 778-2900
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130 North Central Avenue, Suite 303
Phoenix, AZ 85004
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