By Fredrick P. Niemann, Esq. of Hanlon Niemann, a Mercer County NJ Corporation Attorney
A corporation under NJ law is a distinct legal entity that can own property, borrow money, pay taxes, hire employees, operate a business, sue or be sued. By law it is the shareholders who are the owners of the corporation. Corporate profits are distributed through the payment of dividends and share price appreciation. Shareholders are not personally liable for the actions of the corporation.
The most significant benefit of incorporation in the state is the limited liability available to its shareholders. Under NJ law, a corporation is considered to be a separate legal entity from the shareholders who own it. This means that the individual shareholders of the corporation are not personally liable for the debts and obligations of the corporation, as a general rule. If a corporation goes out of business, then the shareholders will lose their investment, that’s it.
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