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Drake Forester Bio

Author Drake Forester

Drake spent the early years of his life working at a locally owned sawmill and enjoyed living in the woods. His life experiences have crafted a unique real world perspective to the law and real world industries. The logging industry was effectively shut down from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA); the mill closed, and the town basically died. NAFTA reinvented Drake’s career by paying for him to go to law school.

As the chief legal strategy officer, Drake’s role at Northwest guides our company and our clients through the vast bureaucracy we all deal with when running a business. Additionally, Drake is one of the primary authors of The Blaugg Blog which talks about non-profits, LLCs & corporations, registered agent services, and more. He is also a featured contributor on StartingaBusiness.com.

Drake’s Publications:


Who Does What? Understanding the Professional Roles Within a Corporation

Do It Yourself Checklist to Incorporate Your Business

Balancing Nonprofits and Paid Employees

The Future of American Business: Benefit Corporations?

Writing Your Business Purpose (And Why It Matters)

Got You Covered: Specialty Insurance for Your Business

What is the Difference Between a Nonprofit Organization and a Charity?

Directors and Officers: Understanding the Roles of Corporate Management

LLCs for Freelancers: Understanding Liability Protection

9 Legal Steps to Starting Your Own Nonprofit

Understanding Classes of Stock

Should You Incorporate Your Business in Another State?

Nuts and Bolts: Turn Your Hobby Into a Business

The Consumer Review Fairness Act & What It Means for Your Business

Defining the Series LLC

Do You Sell Products Online? You Need to Know About Nexus

Is Your Small Business Compliant with the Payment Card Industry?

How To Properly Dissolve Your LLC

Should You Hire a Registered Agent or Be Your Own?

Federal Employer Identification Number: Everything You Need to Know

What Employers Need to Know about the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

Lobbying in the Nonprofit Sector: 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4) Organizations

How to Domesticate Your Business to Another State

How to Transfer Assets to Your LLC

Nonprofit Purpose and Tax Exempt Status

Business Structure: Which Works Best For You

What to Know Before You Buy a Restaurant

3 Retirement Options for Small Business Owners

Tax Time: A Guide to Completing the Schedule C

A Guide to the S Corporation

What are the Qualified Business Deductions Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act?

Pass-Through Entities Under the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

The Most Common S-Corp Misconceptions: Part 1

How to Start a Nonprofit

3 Steps to Becoming an S Corporation

Tax Time Checklist: How to Send 1099s

Nonprofits and Reasonable Compensation

Public Benefit Nonprofit Corporations

Religious Nonprofit Organizations and Churches

Getting Professional: A Guide to Forming PLLCs, Pas, and Other Professional Entities

How to Hire Employees for Your Startup

Checklist: How to Incorporate a Sole Proprietorship

Mutual Benefit Nonprofits

Foreign Nonprofits: Doing Business Out of State

What is the Difference Between a Nonprofit Organization and a Benefit Corporation?

Buying a Small Business: Assets vs Entities

Which State Should You Incorporate In?

Initial Requirements After Forming Your Corporation or LLC

The Guide to Nonprofits and Tax Exemption


Estate Taxes: What You Need to Know to Protect Your Family and Your Business

How Creating Value for Your Customers Can Give Your Business a Competitive Edge

Multiple Companies Under One Roof: How to Understand DBAs and Holding Companies

Should You Take Your Company Public With a Reverse Merger? Here Are the Pros and the Pitfalls

The Truth About Shell Companies: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

Why Your New LLC Needs an Operating Agreement

Are Small Business Corporations Really Dead?

5 Things You Can Outsource to Grow Your Business

5 Ways to Boost Your Business’ Google+ Presence

3 Ideas Your Startup Can Steal From Warby Parker

7 Ways to Save When You Incorporate Your Startup

Benefit Corporations: How Do They Differ From Nonprofits?

Do Business The Right Way