What if I already formed an entity in another state?

            A business entity formed in another state can still do business in New York as long as the business entity registers as a foreign entity to do business in New York.  Depending on whether the nature of the business is the same and other logistics, it may make more sense to form a new entity in the state that the business will primarily be conducted.  The state that the business is formed is often the state whose law applies to any disputes.