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Selecting the appropriate legal entity and adapting to growth are critical steps for businesses, especially those involved in the beverage-alcohol and cannabis industries. The Danow Group recognizes the multidisciplinary nature of this process, considering both legal and regulatory factors.
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Corporate Overview

Entity Selection

  • Comprehensive analysis for choosing the most suitable legal entity for licensed businesses, whether a business is new or taking the next step in its growth.
  • Experience in navigating residency requirements imposed by beverage-alcohol laws and regulations in various states.
  • In-depth understanding of entity treatment and limitations under the Internal Revenue Code. For example, Subchapter S corporations have restrictions on who may own them and how stock can be classified and issued.
  • Guidance on the flexible rules governing LLCs, balancing flexibility with potential formation costs. Assistance with meeting publication requirements associated with forming LLCs.

Business Growth and Maintenance

  • Assistance with compliance with federal and state laws regarding reporting changes to a licensed entity’s structure.
  • Crafting shareholders’ agreements and membership agreements to anticipate and address potential issues. For example, strategic drafting can prevent business owners and investors from losing a license due to the actions of a single shareholder or member.

Regulatory Considerations

  • Providing assistance and advice when planned changes require notice to or approval from regulatory entities.
  • Analyzing disclosure requirements for regulated businesses and strategizing corporate structures to maximize client goals.
  • Collaborative support for businesses and tax advisors in navigating regulatory processes.

The Danow Group is committed to helping businesses and their tax advisors select, grow and maintain a legal structure aligned with their goals, particularly those operating in highly regulated industries.

Latest News

Stay informed on the critical current issues related to Corporate Law

N.Y. Beer Franchise Rights and Improper Termination

Many states, including New York, have alcoholic-beverage franchise laws. These laws are intended to promote stability and fairness among suppliers and wholesalers.

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New Jersey’s Recycled Content Law and Alcoholic Beverages

New Jersey’s Recycled Content Law was enacted to stimulate recycling markets by requiring food and beverage manufacturers to meet recycled-content standards in their product packaging.

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How We Got Here

Governor Hochul and the New York Legislature empaneled the NYSLA Commission to Study the Reform of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Law.

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