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LLC, LP, Corporation, General or Sole Proprietorship? A Guide to Choosing the Best Business Entity

September 26, 2013

Montgomery McCracken partner Jonathan Savar will present the “Financing an Entity” portion of the Pennsylvania Bar Institute’s program LLC, LP, Corporation, General or Sole Proprietorship? A Guide to Choosing the Best Business Entity.”

Because there is no “one size fits all”…

How you advise your client will have a significant impact on the company’s finances and level of liability. PBI’s version of Choice of Entity 101 takes you from fundamental structure to tax advantages to asset protection for each of the organizational models.

How should I organize my business?

This will be the first question your client asks you before hanging the “open” sign on the door. The entity type your client chooses will have a profound impact on many things, including:

  • ownership options
  • raising capital and obtaining financing
  • outside and personal liability
  • taxation

A clear understanding of how each of these is affected by your choice of entity is imperative.

Hone in on the key issues that drive the optimal form of organization Save yourself hours researching business models: take advantage of a comparative analysis of the key characteristics, advantages, and differences of the most common business entity types.
PBI provides you with the perfect guide for advising start-ups or businesses looking to re-structure

The program will cover: 



  • History of LLCs
  • Formation of LLCs and the State Statute
  • LLCs Compared to Other Entities
  • C Corporation
  • S Corporation
  • General and Limited Partnerships
  • Other Entities
  • When Should a Company Use an LLC Versus Other Entity Types?


  • Taxation of LLCs
  • Tax Advantages of LLCs Over Other Entities
  • How Self Employment Taxes are Covered
  • Conversion of an Existing Entity to an LLC and Conversion of an LLC to Another Entity Type


  • Angel Investors
  • Private Equity
  • Venture Capital
  • Bank Debt
  • Mezzanine Financing

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September 26, 2013 at 9:00 AM – 12:15 PM

The CLE Conference Center
Wanamaker Bldg
10th Floor, Ste. 1010
Philadelphia, PA