Putting the Law to Work for You
Business Organizations and Transactions
At Maselli Warren, business law is one of our specialties. The reasons a business entity might need legal guidance are virtually without limit, but wherever your organization stands, we can work together to help get you to where you want to be. Whether your business is big, small, or somewhere in between — whether it’s decades old, or just starting out — our attorneys can offer top-notch legal assistance to help make the most of your venture. If you’re a business owner, contact us online or call us today at (800) 891-2657 to see how you can benefit from Maselli Warren’s 25+ years of service and experience.
Getting Your Business Started
All businesses, no matter what they offer or where they’re based, launch from the very same point: the beginning. When you’re starting up a business, there are many paths to be evaluated, decisions to be made, and documents to be prepared. For example, what type of businesses is this going to be: a corporation, a limited liability company, or a partnership? How and where will its name and trademark be registered? What rights, responsibilities, and contributions of time and talent are to be expected from its owners? With Maselli Warren behind you, you can feel confident that your business will start off on the right foot.
How Maselli Warren Can Help Your Business
If your business is already past the beginning stage, there are still many areas where our attorneys can help, such as the purchase and sale of business assets. Unlike an entity sale, in an asset sale, only certain, specified assets of the business are included in the transaction. Determining which is more appropriate for your needs can help cut down significantly on taxes that will owed at the end of the process.
If not the assets, you may be interested in the purchase and sale of business ownership interests. Entity sales are very different from asset sales, in that it’s not just specified assets are being purchased, but everything — potentially including the problems and pitfalls. Nonetheless, an entity sale is sometimes preferable to an asset sale, and our knowledgeable attorneys can help you determine what’s best for your business. We will work with you to help identify any tax issues, look at environmental factors, prepare documents, analyze personal liability, and more.
Each type of business structure, from tiny partnership to massive corporation, is regarded in the eyes of the law as a “person,” separate and unique from the owners who comprise its body. To this end, business owners must act appropriately by way of holding meetings, planning business structures, and documenting decisions in order to meet all legal requirements. Maselli Warren can help with such issues of corporate governance to best ensure your business is conducted in a way that allows you to preserve the “corporate shield,” and all the benefits it may be entitled to.