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The alter ego doctrine is a procedure that creditors use when their judgment is against a corporation or LLC which is owned by, or controlled by, a sole shareholder. Usually, the corporation has no assets to collect from, and the goal of the creditor is to go after the shareholder’s personal assets, claiming that the […]

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Piercing the corporate veil, (the alter ego doctrine) is a procedure which creditors use when their judgment is against a corporation or LLC which is owned by, or controlled by, a sole shareholder. Usually, the corporation has no assets to collect from, and the goal of the creditor is to go after the shareholder’s personal […]

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Individuals create LLCs, same with corporations, for ownership and investment purposes primarily to enjoy limited liability. If you invest $10 in an LLC and someone gets a huge judgment against the LLC, the most you could lose is your investment -the $10. The judgment creditor would not be able to come after you personally to […]

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It often happen that creditors and plaintiffs against corporations and LLCs in California find that the corporation has no assets from which to collect. They then want to collect from the individuals behind the entity. A shareholder (or LLC member) may also be liable for the corporation or LLC’s obligations under the common law “alter […]

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The California Limited Liability Company (“LLC’) is often used as an entity to limit personal liability in operating a business or holding assets such as real estate. An LLC’s members do not have personal liability for the debts of the LLC, as long as they respect the separateness of the LLC entity. An LCC is […]

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In a recent California HESCA decision, a homeowner in Hillsborough was in trouble on their $1.3 million dollar home. On the day of the trustee’s sale, Monopoly Game LLC, owned by Gladney, made a deal to buy the owners equity for $100,000, plus another $50,000 if they moved out within a month. They signed a […]

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Outside reverse veil piercing differs from traditional veil piercing, which is permitted due to the “‘The alter ego doctrine prevents individuals or other corporations from misusing the corporate laws by the device of a sham corporate entity. Traditional veil-piercing permits a party to pierce the corporate or limited liability company (LLC) veil so that an […]

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In California, a third party who acts in reliance on a quiet title judgment retains its property rights even if the judgment is later invalidated as void, as long as the third party qualifies as a bona fide purchaser for value. The third party must do so without knowledge of any defects in the judgment. […]

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A corporate merger is when two corporations combine to become a single firm. There are several types of mergers, including those where both corporations still exist after the merger. One type is a Triangular Merger. In this, the acquired corporation continues in existence as a wholly-owned subsidiary of the acquirer without transferring any assets. In […]

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A license in real estate is permission to use real estate based on express or implied permission of the real property owner. It may be written or oral, or implied. Generally, it can be revoked at any time and does not give the licensee an interest in the property. It is personal to the one […]