If you are forming a start-up company or interested in exploring your entrepreneurial side, it is important to ask these questions:
- Starting a business – what do you need to know?
- Does your business leave you personally liable?
- Do you have a written agreement with business partners?
- When crisis strikes your business, will you be ready?
Creating a Solid Organization
Questions like those above raise concerns that most people don’t consider until it’s too late. Anyone who owns or runs a business or is thinking of starting a business needs to address these critical issues.
Don’t be caught unprepared.
Advising business clients for over 30 years, we can help you navigate these issues with ease and peace of mind. We want our clients to gain knowledge and understand why the type of entity they chose is important. Online company services such as legalzoom cannot help you understand the complexities of tax and regulatory laws.
Our practice covers a range of legal services to benefit your company:
- Corporation Formation (S-corp and C-corp)
- Limited Liability Company (LLC) Formation
- Commercial Leases and Real Estate
- Buy-Sell Agreements
- Business Succession
- Business Contracts
- Employee Issues
- Tax Planning
- Asset Protection
Business Formation and Operation
Is your business organized in a way that is most beneficial to you? Do you have the correct type of entity for your business? Depending on the circumstances, the most advantageous organization may be a basic C corporation, an S corporation, or a limited liability company (LLC). A business that is formed or operated improperly can result in personal liability and additional taxes to you! We’ll work with you to decide which structure works best for your goals, consider liability risks and tax planning, and advise you in the operation, growth and succession of your business.
Unfortunately, liability hazards to businesses are more abundant than ever, and many are unforeseen. Business owners don’t always realize that certain everyday matters–such as actions of their employees and the way their business is formed and operated–can put their personal and business assets and bank accounts in danger. We can show you ways to protect your company and your personal assets.
Proper tax planning for a business can save thousands of dollars for business owners. No person is obligated to pay more than the law requires, yet many do because they aren’t aware of tax-saving opportunities. A solid business structure and strategic business practices help protect companies against tax problems before they arise.
Federal, state, and municipal governments have imposed many laws and regulations on businesses. Business owners need guidelines and policies that conform to these regulations. Addressing issues like discrimination, hiring and firing, drug testing, and sexual harassment are integral aspects of a well-crafted business policy that are often overlooked.
We have represented clients in all kinds of business transactions and contracts, from sophisticated, multi-million dollar acquisitions or sales to simple contracts; from technology licenses to office or manufacturing leases, equipment leases and property acquisitions.
Protection of your personal and business assets is a primary focus of our firm. This may involve the use of corporations, LLC’s, Delaware companies, trusts or other methods for limiting liability.
Our clients’ business is our business. We are committed to providing experienced, competent legal services best suited to your specific business needs and vision.