Small Business

We can provide advice and administer the basic legal obligations of an early-stage small business.  Mature business typically have additional legal matters that need adressing such as employment, hiring/firing, contracts, dispute resolution and litigation, litigation defense, insurance matters, intellectual property protections, etc.

Each form of corporate structure has its own set of legal rights and responsibilities, organizational structure and tax burdens. As needed, our lawyers might research aspects of employment, environmental, tax and other legal specialties, etc. or consult with other specialists according to what method is most econimical, as needed

Here are more details:

S Corporation Election
Entity selection, formation and governance
Pros and cons: partnership, corporation, limited liability, etc.
Entity formation and filings
Initial small corporation governance setup
Annual report maintenance
Articles of Organization or LLC Operating Agreement draft/review
Registered agent guidance
Governance meeting maintenance
Obtain an Employer Identification Number
Sales tax number
Hiring employees
Agreements review employee hiring administration
Independent contractor documentation
Registered agent acquisition
Assignment of intellectual property by founders, contracts, tax questions, real estate transactions
Business transfer and succession
Labor and employment, environmental, franchise law
Banking and finance agreements
Governmental filings

Licensing and registrations
Business sale
Leasing operating space
Securing operating capital
Business operational contracts with vendors, clients, employees, government agencies, etc.
City and county compliance codes
Negotiating or litigating business disputes

Breach of contract
Accident, injuries
Collection of debts
Mediation, arbitration or litigation
Initial public offering
Facilitating full or partial sales of a business
Protection of personal and business interests