Your Guide to Proper Entity Structure

For advisors affiliated with a broker-dealer, using a formal entity structure like a limited liability company or corporation can be challenging since you are paid directly as the licensed professional. But, as your book of business grows and you hire staff, sign a lease, and take on other business related liability, limiting your personal liability becomes increasingly important. In addition, using a more robust equity structure allows for a variety of other options that are helpful for succession planning and growth through acquisition.

Our cheat sheet, "Your Guide to Proper Entity Structure," covers the main advantages and disadvantages of the most commonly selected entity types, and provides a bonus checklist for best practices for using an entity in the financial services industry.

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