Charlotte Business Organization Lawyers
At Weaver, Bennett & Bland, P.A., our attorneys support the interests of entrepreneurs and established companies during the process of business formation. As your legal counsel, it is our goal to provide a framework for your new venture that, in alignment with your objectives, maximizes opportunity, minimizes exposure to risk, and allows you to focus on profits.
Questions to Address During Business Organization Formation
Our lawyers will work closely with you to select and set up the most appropriate business structure for your needs. Common forms for closely-held companies include the C-corporation, S-corporation, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), professional corporations, nonprofit corporations, joint ventures, and sole proprietorships.
Questions our Charlotte business organization attorneys will address include: What are the primary and secondary purposes of the venture? What is the tolerance for risk? What are your long and short-term objectives? We will explain the advantages and risks associated with each type of organization, including tax consequences and exposure to personal liability for owners and investors.
When you have determined the form of entity for your new or reorganized company, our attorneys will provide related legal services, seeing that all statutory and regulatory requirements are fulfilled and that you have the flexibility to take advantage of opportunities and supervise business operations:
- Drafting of shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, letters of incorporation, and corporate articles
- Required filings with local, state, and federal agencies
- License and permit issues, regulatory compliance
- Business insurance
- Finance and capital
- Securities laws issues
- Franchising issues
- Zoning and land use, environmental issues
- Employment law
- Copyrights and trademarks
- Contract drafting, review, and negotiations
- Workers' compensation
- Business owner liability risk assessment and minimization
- Unfair competition
- City and county ordinances
Our firm works closely with our clients' accountants and tax advisors to see that when they incorporate, their companies receive the favorable tax treatment and they are free to seize opportunities to defer or limit tax liability. Our business and commercial law practice provides on-going support to companies at all stages.
If you would like to speak with one of our attorneys about business formation, please call 704-321-8031 or e-mail our Matthews office to make arrangements for a consultation. Our lawyers serve clients throughout Mecklenburg County, Union County, and North Carolina.
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