Formally establishing your business can be the realization of a lifelong dream. However, that dream also has legal realities. The opportunity to start your own business is rewarding beyond just the potential financial benefits, as you are given the chance to fulfill your lifelong dream of succeeding on your own terms.
There are many business entity options for you to choose from, and because of this variety of choices, it is imperative that you have an attorney’s help in identifying the one that is the most proper for you. This important decision can make the difference in getting your business off to an auspicious and successful start.
At Creighton McLean & Shea PLC, we help entrepreneurs achieve their personal goals by assisting them with the complex legal and financial considerations, which accompany any small-business startup. Our experienced business law attorneys help clients set up sole proprietorships, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs) and partnerships among other types of business entities.
Your formation options include, among others:
- Sole proprietorship
- Limited liability company (LLC)
- Limited liability partnership (LLP)
Please consider that depending upon the entity, which you select for your small-business startup, certain documents, such as operating agreements, partnership and shareholder agreements, corporate bylaws and articles of incorporation, may need to be drafted.
For the ongoing operation of any business, tax forms, employment policies and employment contracts will need to be created as well. Consider also that the busy day-to-day operations of your company may not allow you to keep abreast of the latest changes in laws and regulations.
For these reasons and more, you need an experienced lawyer to provide you with ongoing, business consulting services, designed to shield you from potential lawsuits related to partnership disputes, discrimination claims or violations of noncompete agreement.