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Holding/operating companies structure

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Holding/operating companies structure

When setting up a holding company which in turn runs the operation companies, (for the purpose of distancing the owner from liabilities) how are the articles on incorporation structured?
Assuming I have several operating companies.

Do I personally own the holding company?
Does the holding company own the operational companies?
Would my name appear on the board of directors for either company?
Who controls the operating companies?

Any experience with this?
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You're best to talk to your accountant/lawyer. When we had our holdco/opco setup, there were a number of different classes of shares issued to my wife/I and our companies.
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I will be talking to accountant and lawyer to set this up.
Just wanted to get an understanding before hand on how everything works, so I know what intelligent questions to ask as I imagine there more then one way to set up a complex company structure, where there are pros and cons to the different approaches.

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