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When Property Investors Should Care about Legal Entities

Real estate investment and property management companies form legal entities to achieve strategic objectives and to manage risk. To insulate the investors and property managers, a separate legal entity typically owns each property separately. The investors, in turn, own that entity. This most basic form of the corporate shield limits risk from liabilities associated with the property. The corporate structure is also an efficient way to channel investment capital from investors to various properties such that each property can attract a unique set of investors.

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General Counsel Guide to Entity Management

Gone are the days of corporate secretary duties performed in isolation. General counsel are under increasing pressure to deliver and demonstrate value to the organization. Legal entities proliferate. New tax laws and privacy regulations like the GDPR force a reassessment of legal structures.

Managing legal entities efficiently is critical for general counsel balancing legal, risk management, and leadership responsibilities. This paper provides a comprehensive review of entity management as a legal practice and entity management software as a tool from the perspective of the general counsel and in house legal team.

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Unrelated and Related Legal Entities in Org Charts

Accurate images of a corporate legal structure are more than a pretty picture. They tell a dynamic story about ownership and control. Legal org charts can also create unnecessary administrative burdens, cluttering the important work of managing legal entities. To simplify org chart creation, it is important to distinguish between related and unrelated entities.

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Managing Limited Liability Companies in Lextree

Limited liability companies are a popular form of legal organization. Limited liability companies allow for flexible management and ownership structures. Even with taxes they support pass through and corporate taxation status at the election of the founders. There are primarily two flavors of limited liability companies (LLCs): member-managed and manager-managed. You can easily manage LLCs with Lextree.

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How to Manage Contracts

Contract management seems like a daunting undertaking when faced with scattered files and missing spreadsheets. The financial benefits of contract management are worth the effort. This article provides a roadmap to get your organization from messy to managed.

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