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     Mike Vaughn, Attorney and Counselor at Law
     1198 Pacific Coast Hwy, D347, Seal Beach, CA 90740
     Direct Tel: 562-592-9350  Fax: 562-684-4459
     Email:  mike@vaughnlawoffice.com

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Areas of Practice

 ADMIRALTY & MARITIME

WE HANDLE a variety of ship-related issues from ownership interest and conflicts, liens, mortgages, chartering, purchase and yacht sales and purchases.

Much of maritime law overlaps with general business and corporate law.

Please visit our companion website which deals exclusively with admiralty and maritime law. Our Maritime Library has many articles and books concerning maritime law. 

www.maritimelawcenter.com

 


Mike’s Blog
How to Organize a 501 C(3) Non-Profit

Maritime Lien Misinformation

What Litigation Really Cost
 8/7/2015
 

CORPORATIONS

WE HELP you organize an S- or C-corporation to provide asset protection and better management of your small or large corporation.  We advise many foreign investors as they commence business in the United States and assist them in working within U.S. laws, customs and business practices.  We will advise you on whether an LLC or Corporation willl better benefit your business.

 

CORPORATIONS are creation of law which allow people to engage in business and reduce the risk that the liability of the business will destroy them.  It is a risk reducing entity if used property.

There is always costs involved in organizing and maintaining a corporation.  It will also have tax consequences which you much be cognizant of  before starting

C-corporations distribute their profit by paying stock dividends to the shareholders.
S-corporations have the profits taxed directly to the shareholders in proportion to their ownership.

 

LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY (LLC)

OUR FIRM provides comprehensive representation in organizing and maintaining corporations, Limited Liability Companies engaged in business, and maritime matters.  We also advise boards of directors and corporate management in matters involving acquisition and sale of corporate assets, complete businesses and individual ships and yachts.

A LIMITED LIABILITY COMPANY  is a fairly recent creation of the law.  It simplifies the record keeping and management of the company by not requiring much of the record keeping required of a corporation.  However, the ease of the management of an LLC may also complicate investment, loans and sale of the company

 

 

About Our Firm

OUR FIRM is owned and managed by Michael (Mike) Vaughn. An attorney with more than 40 years experience who is an active member of several  commercial and Non-profit boards of directors.  See complete RESUME.

 

Mike Vaughn, Attorney and Counselor at Law
1198 Pacific Coast Hwy D347
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Direct Tel: 562-592-9350  Fax: 562-684-4459
Email:  mike@vaughnlawoffice.com