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Why Incorporate your Business in Nevada
Once you've decided to incorporate, the question becomes, “Where?” For many, the best choice is Nevada . Why?
The corporate veil in Nevada has only been pierced twice in the last 29 years, and both cases involved outright fraud.
In fact, there were other Nevada cases where the corporation did not do resolutions, minutes and meetings, they had thinly capitalized the company, commingled funds – and still Nevada protected the corporate veil! Nevada is a pro-business state, meaning they strongly protect the business owners.
“But My Business Is Halfway Across The Country…”
You may be wondering how this applies to your business when your business operations are NOT in Nevada . The answer is that you don't have to.
Here is how it works: First, incorporate your business in Nevada (in whatever form of corporation or LLC you determine to be best for you.) This makes Nevada your domicile. Then register your new corporation (this is called “foreign registration”) in your state of business.
If your company is sued it will most likely be in your home state. If the plaintiff (the person suing you) wants to go beyond the corporation (or LLC) and after you personally, the case will most likely go back to the state of domicile, which is in this case Nevada – where you get the most protection.
However, if you incorporate in a weaker state (without Nevada 's protection) and your veil is pierced, you are right back where you did not want to be. You will be held personally liable. You might lose the lawsuit – and lose your personal assets.
The Best Investment You Can Make
The next important question is how much will does it cost to incorporate in Nevada first, versus incorporating in your home state? Without being dismissive, the answer is that you can't afford not to.
You've put in a lot of hours, blood, sweat and tears to develop your business into your major asset and a significant part of your net worth, and no doubt will continue to do so. If you are like most successful people you probably work 10, 12, 14 hours per day. Your goal is to protect all your hard work and the asset you are developing.
It will cost you 5 to incorporate in Nevada first, a 0 Nevada fee for foreign registration (plus whatever your home state charges for registration) and only 0 annually for Nevada renewal. Does that sound like too much money to protect not only the most important asset you have for you and your family, but also the wellbeing of all the employees, contractors, and clients that depend on you? I would think that if it does, not only are you shortsightedly exposing yourself, but that you do not fully revere the contribution you make to the lives of those around you.
Nevada Corporate Planners has set up over 4,300 business entities in Nevada , providing them with a barrier that protects them from devastating legal repercussions. And just in case you think this risk seems overblown, consider this:
· In 1990 there were 655,191 lawyers in this country.
· Today, just fourteen years later, there are currently 1,000,440 lawyers in this country. And don't kid yourself. They're not sitting on their hands.
About the Author: For more information regarding Incorporating your business in Nevada or incorporating in all 50 states, please visit our site at http://nvinc.com