Business Formation
Business Formation

Business Formation

Step One: Should We Incorporate?

Deciding which type of business entity will work best for his or her business is one of the most important decisions a business person will make. Because there are so many issues to consider when making this decision, it is a good idea to work with a seasoned business attorney. We can help you evaluate and weigh the long-term risks and benefits of each option.

Helping Clients In San Diego

The lawyers at Branfman Mayfield Bustarde Reichenthal, LLP have more than 20 years of business experience in addition to our legal experience. That means we know how to put together solutions for your business that work in the real world. To speak with one of our attorneys, please contact our Solana Beach office at 858.793.8090.

LLC, LLP and Partnerships: Assisting With Business Formation

We begin each business formation discussion by asking our clients what their goals are and what they want to accomplish. With this in mind, we can determine what will work best for your company. We also take a long-term view of each situation, looking ahead to what may help your business grow in the future.

After learning about your business goals, we will discuss the risks, benefits and liabilities of the various business entities, including:

  • Corporations
  • Limited liability companies (LLC)
  • Subchapter S corporations
  • Professional corporations
  • Sole proprietorships
  • General partnerships
  • Limited partnerships
  • Limited liability partnerships (LLP)

Important Points for Privately Held Companies

Privately held companies must set up ownership in a manner that provides for an orderly transition of business if one of the principals leaves or dies. We can draft buy-sell agreements that will accomplish this for your company and prevent interrupting business in the future. We also often recommend that privately held companies have key-person insurance to cover potential losses.

Business Formation and Funding

While we do not help businesses find sources of funding, we do draft and review legal documents relating to it. We can draft private placement memoranda for stock or debt, handle securities exemptions and registration, and take care of getting the business qualified with state of California.

For business formation assistance, please call 858.793.8090 to make an appointment or send our lawyers an e-mail for a consultation.