Doing business in California? Learn how to authorize your business in the Golden State.

Nowadays, almost every founder knows about the benefits of incorporating in Delaware. However, our foreign clients often forget that the United States is a federation, which means that a separate certificate of authority to do business is required for every single state.  Consequently, as the Silicon Valley is the Mecca of pilot projects and almost all of the up-and-coming startups start and continue their business activity over there, it is important to remember a few basic formalities that need to be taken care of when you begin to conduct your business in California. First and foremost, am I doing business in California? The answer is yes if one of the following is true: You are actively engaged in any transaction…

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How to Become an American Company Seminar

Managing partner Tytus Cytowski presented at Aula Polska, on how to become an American Company. The seminar focused on business and legal issues of starting a new company in the United States by European tech companies. The event took place in Warsaw, Poland on January 24, 2013.  

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Capital agreements in the U.S. and Poland, treating people like people – Cytowski and Snazyk

Tytus Cytowski and Tomasz Snazyk, lawyers and founders of the law firm Cytowski LLC, which specializes in the field of venture capital / start-up in Poland and USA; talk about the differences between foreign investor financing agreements and their Polish counterparts. What are the usual differences between American and Polish venture capital agreements? Tomek Snazyk (TS): First of all, it is extremely rare for a foreign fund to invest in a company registered in Poland. Foreign investors, especially those from the U.S, prefer to invest in entities registered over there. As to the venture capital agreements themselves, apart from the things typically associated with U.S. laws that do not exist in the Polish law, the differences are small. Part of…

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