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 Quitmeier Law Firm will help you from start-up to the successful closing or sale of your business, and everything in between.
A Business Attorney is the first smart business decision you should make.
We can assist you in starting your business with the proper structure, Missouri Law recognized these business types:
- Sole Proprietorship
- General Partnership
- Subchapter-S corporation status
- Close Corporation
- Professional Corporation
- Limited Liability Company (LLC)
- Limited Partnership (LP)
- Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
- Limited Liability Limited Partnership (LLLP)
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.
About 20 years 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. Be aware when dealing with a company with limited liability. Many are undercapitalized, (have few assets), and thus are judgment proof.
For complete information about each type see: Missouri Secretary of State
Business Documents and Agreements:
The Quitmeier Law Firm can assess your business now, how you want to grow it, and your goals for your business to help you determine the proper entity to set your business up as. We can also help with all the internal and external documents and agreements that a successful business needs, such as:
- Employment Contracts
- Non-Compete and Confidentiality Agreements
- Company Policy Documants
- Shareholder Agreements
- Real Estate Agreements
- Real Estate Documents
- Sales and Purchase Agreements
- 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 that can save you time and money while ensuring you follow all the legal statutes required is the first smart business decision you should make.
The Quitmeier Law Firm can help you in structuring your business, growing your business, or winding down your business. Contact Us.