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LEGAL & REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT FOR BUSINESS IN THE U.S.A. Forms of Legal Entities. Corporation – The Model Business Corporation Act (MBCA) General & Limited Partnerships – The Uniform Partnership Act (UPA) & the Uniform Limited Partnership Act (ULPA) Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

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Legal regulatory environment for business in the u s a

LEGAL & REGULATORY ENVIRONMENTFOR BUSINESS IN THE U.S.A.


Forms of legal entities
Forms of Legal Entities

  • Corporation – The Model Business Corporation Act (MBCA)

  • General & Limited Partnerships – The Uniform Partnership Act (UPA) & the Uniform Limited Partnership Act (ULPA)

  • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)

  • Joint Ventures

  • Foreign Company Branches


Company forum selection
Company Forum Selection

  • Delaware Corporation Law


Trade finance political risk coverage
Trade Finance & Political Risk Coverage

  • Private Sector Banks – Credit Lines

  • The Small Business Administration (SBA, www.sba.gov)

  • Export – Import Bank (EX-IM Bank, www.exim.gov)

  • Overseas Political Risk Corporation (OPIC, www.opic.gov)


Franchising
Franchising

  • Definition – Types of Franchises:

    • Product distribution franchises

    • Business format franchises

    • Single & multi – unit franchises

    • Master franchise


Franchising continue
Franchising (continue)

  • Legal Documents:

    • Franchise Disclosure Document (FDD)

    • Federal Trade Commission (FTC)

    • Franchise Rule mandating pre-sale disclosure

    • The Franchise Agreement

  • International Franchise Association (IFA, www.franchise.org)


Licensing
Licensing

  • Types of Licensing

  • Licensing Agreement


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