Lawyer for Incorporation & Start-ups
For start-ups or businesses looking to incorporate in Pennsylvania, a business attorney is a crucial partner. The real value of hiring business attorneys from Devine Law Offices goes beyond paperwork. While our business attorneys can certainly help with preparing necessary documentation, we provide insights on matters such as whether or not to form a corporation and how to establish start-up partnerships that can save our clients needless legal headaches and, in many cases, time and money.
Starting A New Business
Whether you’re already operating as a sole proprietorship or general partnership or just considering the idea of starting a new business, you’re likely to have many questions about the ramifications of incorporation. Part of what our attorneys do is assist entrepreneurs to weigh pros and cons of incorporating or sort through the many legal necessities associated with starting a new business. At Devine Law, our business attorneys, who specialize in business start-ups and incorporations. assist clients with an assortment of legal priorities, including:
- Establishing a legal business entity
- Minimizing risks associated with certain liabilities
- Ensuring intellectual property is protected
- Establishing equity rights and legal ownership
- Separating personal assets from business assets
Why Consider Incorporation?
Just about any business that can operate in Pennsylvania may experience possible benefits from incorporating. First of all, incorporating could make your business more appealing to customers and investors. As for financing, many banks prefer to offer loans to incorporated businesses. If you are sued for something that occurs on business’ property, your personal assets would be protected since a corporation acts as an entity separate from the individual owners. Furthermore, businesses that are incorporated can also still exist even if the owner dies or partners choose to sell their share.
How Can Devine Law Help?
There are several initial and ongoing requirements involved with incorporating in Pennsylvania. We’ll provide legal advice and assistance every step of the way. From verifying that your preferred business name is available and drawing up articles of incorporation and corporate bylaws to submitting the required forms to the appropriate state agencies and offices, our business attorneys serve as your guide. While most people associate corporations with massive companies, even smaller businesses can benefit from being incorporated in the commonwealth. Our attorneys can set your business up to legally operate as one of several different types of corporations, including:
- Private corporations
- Non-profit and for-profit corporations
- S corporations (also includes special tax benefits)
- Professional corporations
What Can We Do for Start-Ups?
Starting a new business can be both exciting and overwhelming. You’re in charge of the course and you have several choices to make. However, going without any legal protection isn’t an option if you want to set yourself up for success. An attorney from Devine Law can help you establish your start-up as a legal entity, which can be in the form of a sole proprietorship, general partnership, or a corporation. We can also assist new start-up owners in Pennsylvania with the following legal tasks:
- Establishing clarity among founders
- Drafting and finalizing bylaws
- Registration to do business in Pennsylvania
- Obtaining an employer identification number (EIN)
- Protecting trademarks and copyrights
- Ensuring compliance with state minimum wage and labor laws (for start-ups that will have employees)
Preparing and Reviewing Contracts and Agreements
Starting an entirely new business or making changes to an existing one typically requires contracts and agreements between all involved parties. Our attorneys can prepare and review documents involving:
- Partnership and operating agreements
- Arrangements with business co-owners or partners
- Terms and conditions that apply to vendor relationships
- Working relationships with third parties
Start your new venture with confidence or benefit from the legal protections that come with incorporation by making Devine Law Offices in Lancaster, PA, your business attorney. Give us a call today to schedule a meeting with an attorney to discuss your business start-up or incorporation needs.