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Vice President of Sales at Harvard Business Services. Brett assisted both new customers and seasoned clients with the formation process in an effortless and informative manner. In the 20+ years he has been with Harvard Business Services, Inc., Brett's knowledge of Delaware business entities has become encyclopedic. In addition to managing and training the company's sales and customer service teams, his blogs on the nuances of forming and maintaining Delaware companies have become a dependable source of important information for entrepreneurs, accountants and attorneys.

LLC Change of Ownership Checklist Monday, September 25, 2023

Members of an LLC may change the LLC’s ownership and the terms governing its management and operation by amending its operating agreement. Here are five parties you’ll want to inform when you do so to avoid putting your company at any undue risk.... Continue Reading

Posted In: About LLCs

The Delaware Certificate of Incorporation and the Role of the Incorporator Tuesday, September 19, 2023

Are you starting a Delaware Corporation? Learn more about the process of drafting a Certificate of Incorporation and your role as the business’s incorporator.... Continue Reading

Posted In: About Corporations

Board Meetings and the Importance of Well-Drafted Minutes Tuesday, September 12, 2023

Learn about the importance of properly recording your board meeting minutes and some of the essentials that should be included in each document.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Business Strategies

EIN Confirmation Letter Monday, August 28, 2023

If we obtained the EIN number on behalf of your company, feel free to request that the 147C letter be faxed to us at (302) 645-1280. Once the fax has been received, we will email the letter to you as a courtesy.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Business Strategies

Delaware Secretary of State 2022 Annual Report Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Delaware continues to prove itself as a dominant force of business formations. Read our summary of the 2022 Delaware Secretary of State Annual Report.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Business Strategies

6 Benefits of Registering Your Trademark Monday, August 7, 2023

A trademark is typically the business name or company logo; it is important to have a unique, memorable name or emblem so your customers can easily identify your business amongst your competitors.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Calling and Holding a Board Meeting, Part 2 Tuesday, August 1, 2023

A Delaware Corporation's bylaws are crucial for outlining the operational framework and governance mechanics of a corporation, including the composition and procedures and rules regarding board directors and meetings. This is part two of our discussion on how board meetings are called and held in this two part blog series.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Business Strategies

Calling and Holding a Board Meeting in a Delaware Corporation Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Learn about the rulings surrounding corporate board meetings and their relationship with the corporation’s bylaws. Read part 1 of our 2-part blog series today.... Continue Reading

Posted In: About Corporations

Divisive Merger Provisions under Delaware Law Monday, July 24, 2023

Under new provisions, limited liability companies and limited partnerships can develop a plan to divide the business and its assets and liabilities among two or more newly-created entities, with each business continuing independently.... Continue Reading

Posted In: The Delaware Advantage

How to Convert an LP to an LLC Monday, July 17, 2023

The Operating Agreement governing the procedures of the LLC and the rights and obligations among its members is more flexible than that of a Limited Partnership, and may contain provisions and terms that would be impermissible in the context of a Delaware Limited Partnership.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Business Strategies

How To Amend Your Company’s Delaware Annual Report Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Is there an error in your corporation’s latest annual report? Learn how to make the necessary changes and submit your Delaware Amended Annual Report.... Continue Reading

Posted In: About Franchise Tax

4 Things to Know about Corporate Bylaws Monday, June 5, 2023

Corporate bylaws provide the granular detail into how the corporation will operate and what its governance mechanics will be. They also describe the relationship among its Board of Directors, its officers and its shareholders.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

EIN Responsible Party for a Business Entity Monday, May 1, 2023

When you apply for an EIN, also known as a Federal Tax ID Number, you will have to provide the IRS with what is known as a Responsible Party - an individual who manages, directs and/or controls the entity behind the EIN. Read our blog to learn more.... Continue Reading

Posted In: Entrepreneurs & Start-Ups

Converting an LLC to a Series LLC Monday, April 3, 2023

It's possible to convert an LLC to a series LLC. Here's how the process works & when/why you should consider this change. | File a Delaware LLC today.... Continue Reading

Posted In: About LLCs

LLC Transfer of Interests Monday, March 27, 2023

In Delaware, the LLC Operating Agreement spells out all conditions of future sales or transfers. Traditionally, the LLC Operating agreement is amended internally within the LLC only.... Continue Reading

Posted In: About LLCs