Few things are more exhilarating than forming your own business from scratch and watching it grow over time. But before you can claim your foothold on your market, you have to start by asking the right questions.
- What type of entity is right for you (for example, an LLC or an S-corp)?
- What state should you form your company in?
- Is there an agreement among the founders?
- Where and how should you seek funding?
- What insurance is proper for your business?
- Do you have intellectual property that you should be protecting?
- What leases and agreements do you need to ensure success?
- Are you complying with laws specific to my industry?
The fact is, you are not going to be able to pursue your passion (the real point of your business) without all the mundane stuff getting done too. We know it can be overwhelming, but relax, we can guide you to make the right decisions. You can go back to focusing on your business goals, and we will worry about the rest. We will help you prioritize your needs. Let’s avoid unnecessary expenses, okay?
You built the business, now don't you want to ensure that you will stay in business? We can help you from drafting and reviewing agreements to making sure you in compliance with regulations.
You may need agreements with your partners, your employees, your distributors, licensors/licensees, and your landlord. You may need an employee handbook, sales terms and conditions, limited warranty statements. We handle these for clients from a great variety of industries.
There is a reason why large established companies have in-house counsel. Wouldn't it be nice to have one at your disposal as well? Good news, you can, we serve as general counsel for many of our clients without the expensive overhead of employing a full-time in-house counsel. We take the time to learn the ins and outs of your business so that we are ready to act when you have a legal need.
Mergers and acquisitions
Buying or selling a business can be a daunting task. There is the issue of 'kicking the tires', the due diligence, and if that checks out, what's the the proper method for structuring the deal? A stock transaction? An asset transaction? Perhaps a merger of sorts? Regardless of the method, the transaction must be completed with minimal disruption to the business. We can advise you from the very beginning discussions, all the way through to the closing.