Category Archives: Business Entities

Not your typical Oregon legal research resources

I added a section called “Other Useful Information” to the Oregon entry.   The section covers the non-legal information I am most often asked to find for other states — Business Registrations, News, UCC Filings and Vital Records. Advertisements

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New entry: Membership Clubs

I wrote up a new entry called Membership Clubs.   These can be country clubs, golf clubs, social clubs, etc.   They’re interesting creatures from a business perspective, partly because of their organizational structure, partly because they raise unique issues in bankruptcy, … Continue reading

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Two more law firm memo sites

The new “Publications” section of the Law Firms entry keeps on growing — I just added a subscription-based site called knowledgemosaic that covers almost 50 practice areas, and a free business-and-securities site called

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Nonprofits v. Not-for-Profits

Is there a difference between a nonprofit and a non-for-profit?  Some say so, some say no.   I revised the “Nonprofit v. Not-for-Profit” section of the Nonprofit Organizations entry to clarify the distinction. As I understand it, some people think of a … Continue reading

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Tax advice for private foundations

If you have a question about the rules governing private foundations, check out Private Foundations: Tax Law and Compliance by Bruce Hopkins and/or BNA Tax Management Portfolios 473, 474, and 876 through 880.  Odds are good you’ll find your answer in one … Continue reading

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Resources for Substantive Consolidation legal opinions

This week I researched [non-]substantive consolidation legal opinions.   I found two model opinions by the New York City Bar and a helpful section in Legal Opinion Letters: A Comprehensive Guide to Opinion Letter Practice. I popped all three resources into a … Continue reading

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Researching Hospitals – quality and safety data

Many state and city health departments are posting quality and safety data on local hospitals, so I added a mention of those agency sites in the Hospitals entry as places to check when doing research on hospitals.

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