Business Formation and Setup

Business Formation and Setup

BUSINESS FORMATION

There are many things to review when attempting to establish a new business entity. The formation of a new business should preferably be done with the assistance and legal advice from a Houston business law attorney. With adequate legal counsel regarding your goals for your business, the correct type of business structure can be determined. Whether you are forming a partnership between two people, are a sole proprietor, or wish to establish a corporation, my firm can assist you with the appropriate legal structure.

Depending on your type of business and the product or service you are producing, there can be a variety of business entities that will be right for you. A small business owner working out of his/her home without employees may be able to establish a sole proprietorship as the best structure for that business. A somewhat larger business with employees and an office will wish to protect some of these assets through a corporation, either an S Corporation or a C Corporation. Both have certain functions that benefit the company, depending on your specific needs. There are also Limited Liability Companies (LLC) and Non Profit corporations that can be established. Whatever your legal needs may be, I am here to help you meet them, from corporate record maintenance & compliancematters to employment agreements to document preparation and beyond.

CONSULT WITH A HOUSTON BUSINESS ATTORNEY

Determining the best legal strategy for the establishment of your business is best done with the advice of a professional. You can save yourself a considerable amount of money when your business is established correctly. I have the experience to provide you cost effective advice on setting up your business. My knowledge extended to matters concerning franchises, employee handbooks and information concerning for profit corporations.

When we provide guidance to start-ups and expanding businesses, we initiate the process by gathering as much information as we can about your new commercial venture. We then help you understand the tax and liability consequences of different business forms, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs) and corporations.

Once you have determined the best approach for meeting your goals, we will prepare and file all the documentation necessary to comply with Texas business laws and properly set up your business, including articles of incorporation or organization, partnership agreements, operating agreements, bylaws and tax/revenue registrations. We can also maintain all required records and file any required annual reports or forms.

In addition to business formation, we also advise clients on all issues that arise in day-to-day business operation. Specifically, we provide counsel to small-to-medium-sized businesses considering a merger or acquisition, helping to determine whether doing so will be in the company’s best interests. We also look at the many different ways such a deal can be structured and provide guidance to help you set up a merger or acquisition to protect your interests.

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