Make Business And Corporate Law Work For You
Many people are unaware of the legal requirements of starting and running a business, and the planning and policy documents required to maintain a successful business. The attorneys at The Quitmeier Law Firm will help you from starting a business to its smooth operations and ultimately, to the successful closing or sale of your business.
Choosing A Business Attorney Is The First Smart Decision You Should Make For Your Enterprise
We can assist you in starting your business with the proper structure. Missouri law recognized these business types:
- Sole proprietorships and general partnerships
- Corporations and subchapter-S corporation status
- Close corporations and professional corporations
- Limited liability companies (LLCs) and limited partnerships (LPs)
- Limited liability partnerships (LLPs) and limited liability limited partnerships (LLLPs)
A corporation or limited liability company can protect your personal assets and limit your risk to the amount you invest in the business. Corporations fit better for larger companies and have shareholders, directors and officers, bylaws, and require annual reporting and fees to the state.
Several decades ago, limited liability companies were created by legislatures to provide small businesses with the limited liability enjoyed by corporations without the rigmarole of the corporate structure. We can create your Articles of Organization and Operating Agreement.
Be aware when dealing with a company with limited liability. Many are undercapitalized (have few assets), and thus are judgment proof.
For more complete information about each type, see information provided online by the Missouri Secretary of State.
Get Clarity In Your Business Documents And Agreements
Business lawyers at The Quitmeier Law Firm can assess your business now. We can help you outline how you want to grow it and your goals for your business to help you determine the proper entity to set your business up. We can also help with all the internal and external documents and agreements that a successful business needs, such as:
- Establish your business in the entity form best suited for your interests
- Employment contracts, as well as noncompete and confidentiality agreements
- Company policy documents
- Shareholder agreements
- Real estate agreements and documents
- Sales, purchase and lease agreements
- Licensing and royalty agreements
Starting your business off right, growing it responsibly and creating an environment where employees thrive will all assist your business in becoming successful. Having an attorney who can save you time and money while ensuring you follow all the relevant legal statutes required is the first smart business decision you should make.
We Can Help You Move Your Business Plans Forward
The Quitmeier Law Firm can help you in structuring, growing or winding down your business.