Legal Services for Businesses
Bowman Law Firm
Corporate Attorney Guiding Businesses For 20 Years
Gene M. Bowman has been a trusted attorney, cpa and advisor for over 20 years to numerous corporations, LLCs, partnerships and sole proprietors of all sizes. Mr. Bowman has served as in-house tax counsel for Fortune 500 companies and essentially serves as a quasi in-house counsel role to his business clients. Representation spans from formation, organization through dissolution and includes tax consulting and compliance (filing of tax returns). His experience as a Senior Manager with the Big Four consulting firms and his in-house experience serve has invaluable assets to this clients.
Mr. Bowman has organized numerous startup business ventures, including limited liability companies, profit and non-profit corporations, including 501(c)(3) entities. He also drafts and helps individual owners negotiate organization documents, including operating agreements, bylaws, partnership agreements, contracts, non-compete agreements, etc.
Employee and Independent Contractor Relationships
The distinction between employees and independent contractors presents many legal concerns. Experienced legal counsel, however, can identify and address these concerns to limit your overall risk exposure, including your tax risk.
Huntsville Business Legal Articles
Employer-owned life insurance policies issued after August 17, 2016 are subject to taxation by the IRS unless they qualify for an exception and meet notice and consent requirements.
More and more consumers are buying all kinds of stuff online--over the internet from companies such as Amazon. Many of these sales transactions occur without the payment of sales taxes, as the selling company likely has no physical presence in the state of the purchaser. Many brick-and-mortar companies argued that they were at a disadvantage as they were forced to compel customers to pay more (often times 8% or more) to cover the state sales tax.
What to do when the IRS comes to collect.
Proposed changes to Retirement Plans. The coming federal budget will include a few changes to retirement accounts, including a new retirement plan called the myRA.
The "Cadillac Tax" is a 40% penalty (excise tax) on health insurance plans and a provision of Obamacare that takes effect on January 1, 2018. On that date, employers who provide insurance plans will get hit with a 40% excise tax on insurance premiums above $10,200 for an individual or $27,500 for a family plan. It is estimated that in 8-10 years most health insurance plans offered by employers will be subject to the tax.
General Information on Trademark Law
Most states maintain some sort of successor liability provision in their tax statutes.
Partnerships can grant profits interests or capital interests for services. LLCs taxed as partnerships are proliferating.
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