THOUGHTFUL STARTUP LEGAL INSTRUMENTS

Things can move quickly once you make the decision to start your business.  Business owners who have been through a business break-up know the pain of corporate documents that they don't understand or aren't helpful later.

We work with a lot of business owners who got started with “lean lawyering.”  Sometimes this looks like using an online document preparation service or filing your own formation paperwork with the Secretary of State.  

At some point, you'll want to make sure everything is set up like you want and that you understand business laws relating to you and your industry.  

Common Times Young Businesses Seek Legal Counsel:

  • Entity Selection (C Corp, S Corp, LLC, Co-Op. Nonprofit, Benefit Corp.)
  • > 1 business owner
  • Understanding or creating business bylaws or other contracts  
  • Outside funding by loan or investment.
  • Leasing office space.
  • Operating in a new or highly regulated industry like healthcare, education, transportation, cannabis, or agriculture.
  • Hiring employees or setting up employment policy, compensation agreements or benefits.
  • Special business qualification like Women-Owned Business Enterprise, Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Business Enterprise, or Minority-Owned Business Enterprise?

 

 

STARTUP & FORMATION SERVICES

  • LLCs, S Corps & C Corps

  • Charitable Entities & Tax Exemption

  • Benefit Corporations

  • Bylaws & Partnership Agreements

  • Buy/Sell

  • Shareholder Agreements

  • Financing and Raising Capital

  • Vesting Schedules

  • Intellectual Property

  • Insurance

  • Franchising

 
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