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Piercing the Corporate Veil: Single Member LLCs

Piercing the Corporate Veil: Single Member LLCs

A question often asked is whether or not a single member LLC (SMLLC) will protect the owner from personal liability should something go wrong and the company is sued. In other words, can a Colorado plaintiff easily pierce the corporate veil and go after the personal assets of the business owner? Commonly, known as “piercing the corporate veil“. The answer of course is, it depends. Since Colorado allows LLCs to have only one member. C.R.S. 7-80-204(g) and can be for…

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Do you really need a trust?

Do you really need a trust?

I often craft estate plans without the use of a trust and achieve the exact same outcomes as if one was in place. Trusts in some circumstances are an added expense, unnecessary and over the top. My firm believes putting folks in a trust only if, it’s perfectly appropriate or absolutely needed. Whether a trust is appropriate or necessary depends on you and your families circumstances. Below is a list, à la Jeff Foxworthy, to see if a trust is…

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Moving Your LLC To Colorado

Moving Your LLC To Colorado

Moving to Colorado? If you, a friend, or a family member have recently moved to the Centennial State, and you’re wondering what to do with your LLC, look no further. I have your answer! You can do one of three things: you can register it as a foreign LLC; dissolve it and start anew; or create a new LLC and merge it with the old one. Keep It As A Foreign LLC A foreign LLC is one that’s registered in…

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The Tale of the Unfunded Trust

The Tale of the Unfunded Trust

About fifty percent of the trusts that come across my desk are unfunded. Funding a trust simply means placing assets in a trust. Either by creating accounts to hold assets or by making the trust the owner of assets through titling Funding Trusts is essential to having a trust. Actually, I believe it’s the most important part of having since a trust. Since, an unfunded trust is not a trust at all, but rather a stack of papers. Here’s a…

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To Trust or Not To Trust

To Trust or Not To Trust

Under the appropriate circumstances, a revocable living trust is the perfect estate planning document. Sometimes, however they can be overkill or underused. Whether a trust is the right document for you depends much upon your assets and family circumstances. Also much depends on whether you as the maker and trustee are willing and able to do so. Here’s some things to consider before using one in your estate plan. A Trust Is Not A Will Replacement If you have a…

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