Wanting to go legit - need university law info to educate self

Discussion in 'Business Operations' started by Pecker, Jan 25, 2006.

  1. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
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    The title says it all. I already know how to go about the process, which is quite simple once you locate the forms, etc. What I need know is how to run an LLC properly (agents, officers, minutes, etc.) so that it truly serves the purpose of protecting the agent. . .what advice (besides pay a lawyer) do ya'll have? I'm really looking to educate myself with the same info lawyers study. Anyone gone to any law school? Anyone know an online university law website with good info?
    Thanks in advance.
  2. Likestomow

    Likestomow LawnSite Senior Member
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    Have you Googled?, and if so, what have you found?
  3. MMLawn

    MMLawn LawnSite Gold Member
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    My sister is a lawyer and I was accepted at the same law school she graduated from but like a dumbazz I didn't go. As to running an LLC in nearly every state there are no "officers" as an LLC can be made up of only 1 person if you want or more if you want and they are all called "members" with the main person being the "Managing Member" unlike a INC where the main person is the CEO/President. Also LLC's in most states do not require board meetings and minutes as do INC.'s.

    As to a "legal" website try www.nolo.com
  4. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yup, you beat me to it, nolo is not what the lawyers may study from, but it should get you all the info you need to be legal and protected. And you will have an easier time understanding it. Plus, you can find alot of their books online in .pdf format if you look hard enough (hint).

  5. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
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    Thank you for the info. When I googled several times all I could find were .com's wanting to sell the services. . .
  6. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
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    Try a peer to peer network such as winmx,morpheus,limewire,etc....
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    There are many many books on this topic. Go to your local library too. Having it in book format might help you better with a step by step.

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  8. Pecker

    Pecker LawnSite Bronze Member
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    I'm not real up-to-date with this. Are you referring to possible downloading books or parts of books? Thanks.
  9. Mower For Less

    Mower For Less LawnSite Senior Member
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    Yes, just about the entire Nolo library is available in .pdf. I would suggest checking them out, and buy the ones that you feel will be usefull to you in paper form. Or just stop in your local bookstore and scan through them. You can find all the file sharing programs you need at download.com

  10. LandscapePro

    LandscapePro LawnSite Member
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    Remember "we" live in Louisiana. Out legal framework is different that any other state in the U.S.

    Louisiana law is based on "French" law. Make sure you are looking at things as they apply here.

    La. Landscape Contractor #2576

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