Business Setup & Dissolution
We handle business formations including partnerships, corporations, and limited liability companies (LLCs). We can help you determine which form of corporate entity (i.e. corporation or LLC) best suits your needs, prepare all documents required by the Secretary of State for business formation, ensure these documents are properly filed, and assist with trademark and tradename registration so your new business gets off on the right foot. We can also assist your company with filing its annual reports and reports of any changes, for example, to report a new registered agent or a change of address.
Business Organization and Governance
The adoption of governing documents at the time of formation of your business, including bylaws for corporations, or operating agreements for LLCs, provides rules and a framework for smooth operations for the lifetime of your business. We also assist already-established businesses with amending their charters, finding solutions to troublesome governing documents, or adopting brand new ones if the business has none.
Sometimes the only solution to a business dispute or a failing business is to cut your losses and move on – our attorneys can help you evaluate the possible solutions and, if necessary, assist with business dissolution. Our legal team walks clients through all the legal hoops to ensure that their assets remain protected moving forward.
Minority shareholders in corporations often do not understand or exercise their shareholder rights, and majority shareholders sometimes do not realize what powers they can exercise; we can provide a review of the corporate structure to determine what rights shareholders have, and advise them how to legally exercise these rights, whether by a shareholder’s written consent, in a shareholder’s meeting, or by derivative action.