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What is the difference between limited partners and full partners in a business partnership agreement?
In a business partnership agreement, the roles and responsibilities of partners can vary significantly, particularly when comparing limited partners and full partners. A full partner, often referred to as a general partner in a general partnership, is liable for the obligations and debts of the business, including the actions of the other partners. This means they have unlimited liability and are fully involved in the day-to-day operations of the business. They are responsible for various aspects such as HR and hiring, financial management, marketing and sales, and overall business strategy. On the other hand, a limited partner, as part of a limited partnership, has limited liability. Their liability is restricted to their portion of ownership in the company. They are not involved in the daily operations of the business and their role is more of an investor. Their risk is limited to the amount they have invested in the business. The distinction between these two types of partners is crucial when drafting a business partnership agreement. The agreement should clearly define the nature of the relationship, responsibilities, and expectations of each partner. It should also outline the compensation structures, termination procedures, and terms of engagement.
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