One area where a skilled attorney can be of significant assistance to a client is the advices that can be given with respect to the organization and operation of a business. There are various forms in which a client may conduct business, all with different merits or disadvantages that should be discussed with the client. With consideration of the nature of the business at hand, the attorney and client would typically be discussing issues of ownership, formation, operations, administration requirements, control, liability, transferability of interests, taxation, and more. Among the common forms of business operations are:

• Sole Proprietorship
• Partnership
• Limited Partnership
• Limited Liability Partnership
• The Business Trust
• Corporation
• Limited Liability Company

Most often the decisions as to which form of business should be employed can only be made after thorough discussion and a balancing of the factors referred to above. Once that decision has been made, the formation process begins, each said form of Depending on the form of business selected, various documents are required, typically relating to issues of ownership rights, control and management of the business, the intended length of existence or planning continuation of the business or entity created, and the transferability of ownership of the business interests held by the principals.

Following commencement of operations, there are likely to be further issues that arise for which counsel an be of assistance, such as financing, labor and employment matters, protection of business interests, benefit plans, management disputes and perhaps even ultimately the sale or dissolution of the business. Whatever the case, legal advice and counsel can prove to be of significant value to the operation and success of any business. With over thirty years of experience in the formation, administration and counseling of small businesses, Pereira Law can assist you with your corporate business needs.


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