Business Formation

& financing

The choice of the form of entity is among the earliest legal decisions made by a company. Organizing as an LLC, partnership or corporation has significant implications for the life of the business. If your business blends pursuit of profit with public purpose, our attorneys can help you select newer forms of organizations such as “B” corporations that will help to distinguish your business from other competitors.  We routinely assist clients in making these foundational decisions and help to ensure an entity choice that is both tax efficient and can be adapted to the needs of a growing business.

Properly structured relationships between owners can avoid business-ending disputes, provide liquidity for an owner that has become disabled and facilitate investment.  These relationships, embodied in operating, shareholder and partnership agreements, are critical to the long term success of a business.  Our attorneys have extensive experience working with owners of closely-held businesses to craft relationships that promote management harmony, facilitate investment and allow for amicable dispute resolution.

Partnerships are like marriages without the sex or kids to keep you together.

Regina Robson