Portland Business Entity Selection & Formation
If you are looking to start a new business, you want an experienced lawyer to help you determine the best legal form. Partnerships, limited liability companies and corporations offer different tax and liability considerations.
Any online search will produce dozens of self help services, where you can “check the box” to start up your company.
Oregon Business Formation Attorney
We know many people considering a new business are eager to get to the process of running the business. However, its not as easy as “checking the right box”. Failing to carefully structure your entity and make the correct elections can have costly consequences down the line. Properly structuring a provision in an operating agreement can make the difference between owning the company, or being forced out several years later.
You want an attorney who understands business law, one who will listen carefully to your needs and concerns and help you choose the form that best fits your objectives.
At the Mead Law Firm P.C., we have worked closely with businesses and business owners for 25 years. We provide big law firm experience in a small law office environment, offering a high level of personal service and attention to every client. When you hire us to help you determine the best form for your new business enterprise, you will work directly with a lawyer throughout the process. We know that timely answers to your questions can be important and strive to be accessible and available when you need to talk with us.
Determining the Right Start Up Business Form
When you hire us to help you set up a new business, we will gather as much information as we can about your company, as well as your goals and objectives. We will then explain the different forms your company can take, from a sole proprietorship or a general partnership to a limited liability partnership (LLP), limited liability company (LLC) or a corporation. We will make certain you understand the tax and liability consequences of each business form.
Once you have determined which business structure is best for you, we will prepare and file all the documents necessary to set your company up in compliance with state and federal business laws. We will prepare articles of incorporation or organization, partnership agreements, by-laws and state and federal tax registrations.