Another paramount reason,
to select Spiegel & Utrera, P.A.
Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. is a fully licensed law firm that delivers professional legal services at extremely affordable prices.
"Start, Expand, Buy, Sell Your Business Today"  ON THE AIR  with Larry Spiegel and host Joe Castello. Listen to our show at
WHAT'S IMPORTANT TO YOU? Starting a Business? Anonymity? New Credit Profile? Tax Avoidance? Avoiding Probate? Tax Shelter?
Asset Protection? Building a Brand? Attracting Investors? At we can help!

Monday, February 17, 2020 is Presidents Day, which honors two of our greatest presidents, Abraham Lincoln and George Washington. Our offices will be open to handle all your business needs. If you are a member of Spiegel & Utrera, P.A.'s General Counsel Club and need immediate business, legal, credit or tax advice, you can email or call (800) 734-9900 during normal business hours. Use our online order form to Incorporate, Trademark, Copyright, Asset Protection or click here to make changes to your Corporation, LLC or Trust.


If you are forming a new corporation or just interested in transferring assets into your existing corporation keep in mind that any transfer of property in an exchange is generally taxable in the same manner as a sale for cash. The gain or loss in the exchange will be measured by the fair market value of the property received and the basis of the property transferred. One of the exceptions to this general rule is where a person transfers property to a corporation solely in exchange for its stock if immediately after the exchange he is in "control" of the corporation. The good thing is that it does not have to be a newly formed corporation, as long as the transferor or transferors receive stock and are immediately after the exchange in "control" of the corporation.

Under Internal Revenue Code §351, no gain or loss is recognized if one or more persons transfer property to a corporation solely in exchange for the stock in the corporation and immediately after the exchange such person or persons are in control of the corporation. The basic requirement for this tax-free exchange is that the transferor or transferors must be in control immediately after the exchange. Control, for this purpose, means the transferor or transferors must have ownership of stock possessing at least 80 percent of the total stock of the corporation. The gain or loss is not recognized when in exchange for the transferred property, the transferor receives the corporation's stock or securities.

A transferor could transfer appreciated property into a corporation without recognizing a gain. For purposes of Internal Revenue Code §351, when a transferor receives securities, such securities will be treated as "boot" in all cases. Boot is other property or money the transferor receives in addition to the stock.

Permitting a nontaxable transfer to a controlled corporation will postpone the recognition of gain or loss until the stock received in the transfer is ultimately disposed of by the transferor. This is accomplished by attributing to the stock the same basis as that of the property originally transferred in exchange. More importantly, the property transferred will retain its basis in the hands of the corporation.

The first step in the transfer process is to form the corporation and the offer by the transferor of the property to the corporation. The courts have held and the Internal Revenue Service has ruled that money qualifies as property in addition to goodwill, patents, and other intangible assets constitute property for this purpose, except services. The second step would be that the corporation's shareholders and the board of directors must accept the offer, and the board of directors must authorize the issuance of the stock upon delivery of the appropriate instruments of conveyance. The final step is the execution and delivery of the instruments of conveyance and property. The importance of formal instruments of transfer, even in the case of a small corporation, cannot be overemphasized. Such instruments are not only a prerequisite to completing the transaction, but can record effectively the price and terms of the transaction.

If you have any questions or if you would like to speak to one of AmeriLawyer®'s attorneys to assist you with any questions you may have on the legal or tax ramifications of transferring assets into your corporation, feel free to call us at the Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. Hotline.

Always keep in mind that AmeriLawyer® is ready to assist you in the steps necessary to maximize your profits.

SPIEGEL & UTRERA, P.A. is your one source for business legal services.

Would you rather speak to a lawyer? A Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. associate is ready to take your call.

Back To TopSpiegel & Utrera, P.A.Back To Top
MiamiNew York CityClifton, NJ
1840 Coral Way
4th Floor
Miami, FL 33145
Toll Free: (800) 603 - 3900
(305) 854-6000
Fax: (305) 857-3700
Natalia Utrera, Esq.,
Managing Attorney
1 Maiden Lane
5th Floor
New York, NY 10038
Toll Free: (800) 576-1100
(212) 962-1000
Fax: (212) 964-5600
Zachary A. Westenhoefer
Managing Attorney
642 Broad St., Suite 1B
Clifton, NJ 07013
Toll Free: (888) 336-8400
(973) 473-2000
Fax: (973) 778-2900
Sandy A. Adelstein
Managing Attorney
Los AngelesDelawareLas Vegas
8939 S Sepulveda Blvd.
Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Toll Free: (888) 520-7800
(310) 258-9700
Fax: (310) 258-9400
Michael A. Bustos, Esq.
Managing Attorney
9 East Loockerman Street
Suite 202
Dover, DE 19901
Toll Free: (888) 641-3800
(302) 744-9800
Fax: (302) 674-2100
Courtney Riordan, Esq.
Managing Attorney
1785 E Sahara Ave
Suite 490
Las Vegas, NV 89104
Toll Free: (888) 530 4500
(702) 364 2200
Fax: (702) 458 2100
Joel S. Beck, Esq.
Managing Attorney
Continental Office Plaza, Suite L12
2340 Des Plaines River Road
Des Plaines, IL 60018
Toll Free: (888) 514-9800
(312) 443-1500
Fax: (312) 443-8900
Michael C. Welchko, Esq.
Managing Attorney
General Counsel Club®Changes, Modifications, Additions, Deletions
and Other Services
International Clients & Requests
Unlimited Legal & Business Advice
Toll Free: 1 (800) 734 - 9900
         Fax: 1 (800) 520 - 7800
Natalia Utrera, Esq.,
Managing Attorney

You can expect a reply within 4 business hours.
Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. WILL CALL YOU with your SKYPE NAME


Submit your skype details or
open a free Skype account by
clicking here

 International callers can also call our office directly by dialing your country's call exit code (e.g. 00) + 1 305 854 6000 , Extension 208

There are many benefits to starting a business and incorporating. Some of the benefits of starting a business include protection of your personal assets, ease of raising capital, gain anonymity, available tax benefits and more!


Back To Top

Back To Top
Back To Top

Material presented on is intended for information purposes only. It is not intended as professional advice and should not be construed as such. The U.S. Treasury Department requires us to inform you than any information obtained from this website is not intended or written by our law firm to be used, and cannot be used by any taxpayer, for the purpose of avoiding any penalties that may be imposed under the Internal Revenue Code. Advice from our firm relating to Federal tax matters may not be used in promoting, marketing or recommending any entity, investment plan or arrangement to any taxpayer.

Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. and
Privacy Policy
Copyright ©MMI, ©MMIV, ©MMV, ©MMIX Spiegel & Utrera, P. A.
All Rights Reserved
Spiegel & Utrera, P.A. and
Service Terms & Cancellation Policy