Stan Beck was quoted in a November 13 Architect magazine article titled “Moving? What to Consider When Relocating Your Firm.” The article discusses the steps business owners should consider when transferring their business to a new state or country, including hiring professional advisers, considering a satellite practice and consulting local laws.
Construction services attorney Stanton Beck, Allied AIA, of the Seattle-based law firm Lane Powell agrees: “Certain states have only certain forms of entities—limited liability companies, corporations, or otherwise—that can be practicing architecture,” which could require a business’s legal structure to be changed. In these cases, architects must also take additional steps to close a practice in the state left behind.
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