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I'd like to know the basics of how to structure a business

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I'd like to know the basics of how to structure a business deal.
I'm a LP in a bar that just opened and am considering opening another one with one of the original partners. I'd get the money, he'd set everything up on the business end.
How might that work? Say the business was 50-50, I'd break off a percentage of profit for $xxx invested and reserve some for myself?
Just looking for general advice. Thanks.
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Business Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

You can do this several ways. The most secure way since you are coming up with the money is through making a loan to the new business and in this way you would be able to collect loan payments back until your loan is paid off and then you can share proceeds 50-50. The loan payments would be deductible to the business and also you could seek to take loan repayment on top of sharing the proceeds with the other owner 50-50.

Another way to do this is for you to take 60% and the other owner take 40% until such time you have recovered the total money of your investment and then at that time the percentage could be shared by partners 50-50.

Yet another way, you can seek the first XXX of the proceeds as repayment of your investment and then at that time your agreement can state that after you are given the first $XXX of net proceeds, then proceeds are divided 50-50.

In general, if you do the loan, that can be secured by you placing a lien on the equipment and business and in the event that the business fails, you could at least be first in line to recover your money before all other creditors. The other methods, you would not be able to recover your investment ahead of the other creditors and could end up with nothing if the business fails.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

OK thanks.

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OK thanks again

Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I wanted to clarify something..when i said i'd come up with the money I meant I'd find other investors to fund the business not that I personally would come up with the money. How does that change things? Thanks again!

Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your reply.

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If you have investors even better to structure it like a loan, so you can get investor payments on a schedule and those are deductible to the business and then you and your partner can split what is left of the net 50-50.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

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Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 2 years ago.
Thank you for your reply.

I appreciate that. I'll look at that.

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