FORMING YOUR BUSINESS
No matter which phase of development your startup or business is currently in, our startup and small business attorneys have the resources, experience, and expertise to strategically and effectively guide your company through the process. Whether you are coming to us with a creative business idea and are ready to take the next step, or you have already built a successful business and would like to explore an exit strategy, we are here to here to advise you. Our small business and startup attorneys provide high-quality representation to clients across a wide-array of industries concerning all aspects of creating, building, and protecting a small business or startup.
We offer business owners a variety of legal services to satisfy their needs when starting a new endeavor. No matter which stage of the business formation process you’re in, we have a package that will benefit your company moving forward.
Deciding which type of business entity best meshes with your business’s goals depends on a number of factors. Each entity type has unique characteristics providing varying degrees of flexibility, liability protection, and tax consequences.
Determining which is best for you is a critical first step when forming your new business.
Governing documents set forth the legal framework of your business operations. Each entity type requires a different set of governing documents that must be executed in order to begin doing business in the state.
Similarly, legally binding agreements are the foundation of every business transaction. Business owners need comprehensive contracts and legal forms that effectively anticipate future disputes and minimize the risk for the parties involved.
It is important for new business owners to build and grow a valuable identity within their particular market through a unique brand name and logo(s).
Conducting a comprehensive trademark search is a necessary first step to avoid unknowingly infringing on another’s trademark; while federal trademark registration is essential to obtain maximum legal protection for your own brand.
As any successful business owner will tell you, having a comprehensive business plan is imperative to the long term success of a new company.
For legal purposes, a business plan will determine the type of entity recommended, the type of security and protection needed, the governing documents that must be adopted, and the provisions that should be included in any agreements between the founders.
Your business’s name is the first impression made on potential customers. It can reflect your business’s identity and brand, and therefore choosing an appropriate name is an important first step when forming a new business.
Business owners need to not only choose a name they will be comfortable with for the indefinite future, but they must also take steps to ensure they are legally permitted to do business under that name and, if so, that its protected for the long term.