Starting a business is an exciting time for entrepreneurs. Working with an attorney can provide you a smart, personalized focus to your business goals. Having an attorney work with you to handle the formal paperwork and creating necessary agreements allow you to focus on creating the best business you can.
What type of entity is right for me?
Many factors should be considered before you choose your entity. Are you comfortable with completing paperwork? What types of assets do you own? Are you going to work alone or do you have others joining you in the business? Will you need financing to accomplish your starting up period? Our firm is able to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of different entities that may be available to you and your business. We will also discuss the records you will need to keep in order to keep your entity legal and in compliance with state laws.
What will my business planning process look like?
The first step is to call our office to set up an appointment. At our initial meeting, we will discuss your goals and business plan, as well as various types of entities and their characteristics. We will decide which entity is best for your business and discuss the steps needed to create and formalize the entity. Then off you go…
Additional steps in the business planning process includes drafting agreement for employees and working with you to create policies for your business. Do you have computers? Then you need a social media and internet usage policy. Do you have confidential information for your business? Then your employees should be signing Confidentiality agreements. Our firm can assist you in creating the documents you need for the business you have.
Your business will change over the years and our firm will be with you every step of the way. As a business owner myself, I understand that businesses need to adapt and change to the current environment. I understand how to help your business and to tailor documents and planning to achieve your future business goals.
What happens if I have a business dispute?
There are only two ways to resolve your business dispute – either you reach an agreement and resolve the issues yourselves OR a Judge makes the decision. Those are the only two ways. Most business people are in a much better position to make decisions regarding their assets, their debts, and their business. Leaving that decision to a Judge, who has not met with you for an extended period of time, who does not know you or your business could be a risky chance. You should strongly consider resolving as many issues as you can. Our firm can discuss options prior to filing a lawsuit or we can assist you with filing a lawsuit. Businesses often sue because the clients/customers do not pay their bills or abide by their contracts.
Do I need an attorney to represent me?
There are many tools on the internet available to individuals who are starting a business. However, these forms are not complete and they are not truly personalized to your particular situation. If you do not create documents that are extremely clear or that are tailored to your specific situation, you may find yourself in Court. It may cost you far more in attorney’s fees to have a Court decide your business problem than it would have cost if you hired a lawyer to help you draft your documents initially.