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Unformatted text preview: Unlimited life As a corporation is owned by stockholders and managed by employees, the sale of stock, death of a stockholder, or inability of an employee to function does not impact the continuous life of the corporation. Its charter may limit the corporation's life although the corporation may continue if the charter is extended. Limited liability The liability of stockholders is limited to the amount each has invested in the corporation. Personal assets of stockholders are not available to creditors or lenders seeking payment of amounts owed by the corporation. Creditors are limited to corporate assets for satisfaction of their claims. Separate legal entity The corporation is considered a separate legal entity, conducting business in its own name. Therefore, corporations may own property, enter into binding contracts, borrow money, sue and be sued, and pay taxes. Stockholders are agents for the corporation only if they are also employees or sued, and pay taxes....
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- Spring '09