Business Formation

Our business and corporate lawyers have formed thousands of businesses. With that experience, we can guide you through every facet of forming your business, to make sure you’re starting with a strong legal foundation. Our services include:

  • Helping choose the right form of legal entity – limited liability company, C corporation, S corporation, limited partnership, or something else.
  • Choosing and ensuring legal protection for your business name
  • Filing the right forms with the IRS and every state where you do business
  • Choosing the most tax-effective structure for your business
  • Selecting a form of business that offers the most protection from personal liability
  • Selecting an entity, a jurisdiction, and a capital structure most favorable to investors
  • Drafting an agreement with your partners
  • Awarding key contributors with equity-based or equity-flavored incentive plans
  • Protecting your business goodwill with appropriately structured non-compete, non-solicitation, and non-disclosure agreements