What if a founder is located outside the US?

You should consult with an attorney experienced with US companies located in your jurisdiction.

Most companies are fine from a US corporate law perspective, but there may be:

  • Tax issues - for example, transfer pricing issues can arise from the transfer of intellectual property from a founder to the company. You should be sure you understand any tax implications from the arrangement.
  • Immigration issues - for example, an application for a US visa may be affected by the holding of an officer positions in a US company.

Unfortunately, due to the number of different countries, we're unable to provide more specific guidance. We strongly recommend consulting with an attorney experienced with US companies in your jurisdiction. Good luck!