Business Formation and Legal Services
Every business owner or operator must consider many legal and business issues before he or she opens the door including:
•Entity formation – should I form a limited liability company, a partnership, or a corporation?
•Corporations – What is the difference between an S corporation and a C corporation?
•Partners and Shareholders – what contracts and agreements do we need to set forth our understandings about share of profits, capital contributions, buy-sell provisions, and management roles? What happens if one of the partners dies, retires or becomes disabled, leaves the business or you and your partners want to bring in a new partner?
•Asset Protection – What can I do to protect my personal assets from liability for the company’s debts?
•Compliance – What do I need to do to properly maintain the entity? What kind of business licenses do I need? Do I need to collect and remit sales tax?
•Employees, Independent Contractors, Vendors and Suppliers – What kind of agreements do I need? What do I need to do when I hire a new employee or engage an independent contractor?
•Leases and Financing – What do those complicated lease provisions mean? Can I sublet or assign my lease if I sell my business? Who is responsible for repairs? Do the terms of my business line of credit really work for my business?
Outsource Your In-House Counsel
We offer full business law legal services, from periodic advice to frequent and ongoing management of your firm's complete business law legal needs. Common legal services include:
•Business formation, including limited liability corporations (LLCs), partnerships, joint ventures, and C- and S-corporations
•Counseling for shareholders and directors meetings
•Preparing Buy-Sell, Operating, Shareholders and Noncompete agreements
•Drafting and negotiation of contracts, including distributorship, management, franchisee and vendor agreements
•Facilitating business financing, including lines of credit and term loans
•Human resources, business policy, licensing and insurance advice
•Real estate leasing and tenant lease negotiations
•Contractor and construction legal representation