BUSINESS SET UP/START UP: Are you starting a business? Do you have an established business as a sole proprietor? We will help you choose the right business entity format (e.g. Partnership, Corporation, LLC) to ensure the best advantages for your business, ensure protection from liability, help you keep your corporate records, and stay in compliance with government regulation. We’ll help protect the interests of those involved with shareholder or buy/sell agreements. We’ll make sure any securities registration is covered, and help you with issues relating to franchises, intellectual property, and protect your business information through restrictive covenants with key employees. We work with your accountant, insurer, banker or other professionals to maximize the benefits, protections, and savings for your business. After set up, we’ll help you with annual filing requirements and ongoing business management.
BUYING OR SELLING A BUSINESS: We can assist you in the sale or purchase of a business; from contract negotiation, valuation, due diligence, securities issues, and environmental issues. We’ll help establish the right form for the transaction, whether merger, asset sale, or stock purchase.. We can also help in dealing with related issues, like transferring licenses, management-side labor and employment concerns, and government compliance.
CHARITABLE/NOT FOR PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS: We have experience and a particular affinity for serving not-for-profit organizations. We will help you incorporate, obtain charitable tax status with the IRS and State Departments of Revenue, qualify for real estate tax exemption (where possible), keep your corporate records, and stay compliant with government regulation. We have a wealth of experience representing faith based entities such as churches, schools, service organizations, and health care providers.