Business Formation

BUSINESS FORMATION & MANAGEMENT

Is there anything more exciting than starting your own business - and bringing your ideas to fruition? Your mind is bursting with concrete ways to make the world a better place.

But slow down, partner. Business formation is a pivotal time in your new company's lifecycle. Your choice of entity impacts ownership, liability, taxes, profit sharing, ongoing management, eventual sale, and much, much more. We can help you make the ideal choice.

For example, is a general partnership the right move for a co-founded organization? What about dispensing with corporate structure, and making this a sole proprietorship? What state do you want to incorporate in? When do you need a founder's agreement? Looking to do some good in the world - should you file a 501(c)(3) non-profit or a certified benefit corporation? And what do you need to do to maintain the entity you chose?

We can answer all of these questions, walking you gently through the advantages of each entity type - and bringing this crucial decision to life. We can help you with ongoing entity management, too.

Once that's in place, we can guide you through active management. This includes drafting employment agreements and client / vendor contracts and choosing proper terms of use. Down the line, we'll help you navigate the rough waters of investments and acquisitions - and advise you as you prepare for a decisive exit.


Practice areas include:

  • Strategic Entity Formation (LLC, Corporation, Mutual or Public Benefit Corporations, Partnerships)
  • Non-Profit Formations and Compliance
  • Entity Conversions
  • Dissolutions and Winding Up
  • Equity Incentive Plans
  • Employment Agreements and Policies
  • Terms of Use and Privacy Policies
  • Purchase and Sale of a Business
  • Drafting and Negotiating Contracts
  • Buy-Sell Agreements