Business Formation

Getting it Right from the Start

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A company’s fate can be impacted, positively or negatively, by the initial setup of the business entity they choose to form - well before opening the door for new clients. For this reason, it’s critical to work with a law firm that understands your business vision, long and short-term goals, and can give you sound legal advice. Early decisions have an impact on your business’s chances for enduring success. Selecting the right legal structure—whether sole proprietorship, LLC, LLP, PC or others—is where it just begins. Setting up the bylaws or operating agreements that govern how the business should run and what are the responsibilities of every participant.

If you’re considering starting a new company–or formalizing or changing the legal structure of an existing one—Nexio Law Firm can help. Our experienced business formation attorneys provide counsel and legal representation to many companies in Southern California. We love partnering with entrepreneurs and clients who form new companies, whether this means decades of holding and growing the business or exiting after an IPO.

It starts with smart business formation. If that’s the stage you’re in, we can help you choose the right entity that will help lay the foundation for long-term success.

Step 1: Determining Your Needs

Seasoned entrepreneurs realize in order to create a successful business, they must disrupt settled industries. Unfortunately, cookie-cutter business formation services use a one-size-fits-all approach that just doesn’t fit your business. Most people’s inclination is to modify these often poorly drafted documents into something more usable. However, prudent entrepreneurs know that experimenting with a company’s legal structure can create risks. You need a skilled and knowledgeable attorney to help you create the best legal structure for your new business.

Our attorneys take the time to learn your business model and the unique aspects of your company that will affect which business entity is most suitable. We help our clients select the right business entity to provide the optimal blend of limited liability, tax saving, financing considerations, apportionment of profits, and control safeguards.

Our experienced business formation lawyers can help establish of any of the following entities:

  • C corporations
  • S corporations
  • Limited liability companies (LLC)
  • Limited liability partnerships (LLP)
  • Professional corporations (PC)
  • Partnerships
  • Limited partnerships (LP)
  • Joint ventures
  • Merger and acquisitions
  • Sole proprietorship

Step 2: Business Formation

Nexio Law Firm’s experienced attorneys can help with all legal considerations for your business including:

  • Entity selection. We help you decide the business structure that’s best for your business objectives.
  • Prepare incorporating documents. We will draft all incorporation documents including articles of incorporation, bylaws/operating agreements, acquire EIN number, opening minutes, and assist with your first organization meeting.
  • Filing. We will coordinate every step of the filing process and register your business with the California Secretary of State’s Office, or in whichever state you select.

Step 3: Support after Formation

We like helping business owners turn ideas into viable businesses and we provide continuous assistance at every step along your growth. We can help you navigate these legal documents, among others:

  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Vendor contracts
  • Distribution contracts
  • Real estate lease agreements
  • Buyout contracts

The attorneys at Nexio Law Firm advise Southern California businesses in a wide range of areas such as entity selection, mergers, acquisitions, and restructuring. We’re well-versed at drafting and negotiating effective domestic contracts - whether vendor agreements, shareholder and partnership agreements - or even complex international licenses. We design them to maximize your protection and minimize you risk in challenging times.

Put our experienced team to work for you and “smart start” your business with Nexio Law Firm.

Additional Benefits:

Another benefit we provide our clients is access to Nexio Law Firm’s library of “commonly requested” templates that are continuously updated, which include meeting minute templates (annual meetings and special meetings), memorandums of understanding (MOUs), non-disclosure agreements (NDAs), and more.

We’re Here to Help

The attorneys at Nexio Law Firm are committed to helping our clients achieve their objectives. We can be reached at (949) 478-6830 or complete the contact form and we’ll be in touch soon.