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Business Law & Entity Formation

Gedeon Law is experienced in entity formation and compliance related to corporations, general and limited partnerships and limited liability companies (LLCs).

Whether you are forming a new entity or purchasing an existing business, the attorneys at Gedeon Law have the experience to carefully guide you through the process. We also assist international investors who wish to do business in the United States.

Selecting The Right Entity

The choice of a legal entity for your business can have a major impact on how the business is governed and the tax obligations of both the business and its owners. Our services include consideration of and planning for the following entity structures:

  • Corporations (C and S)
  • Professional corporation (PC)
  • Nonprofit corporation
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Limited partnership (LP)
  • General Partnership
  • Sole proprietorship

As a joint law and CPA firm, we analyze your legal and tax needs when recommending the best entity structure. Some of the tax and legal factors we consider when counseling our clients in forming an entity are as follows:

  • When you should incorporate (and when you should not)
  • How to lower your taxes by forming a corporation or a LLC or a partnership
  • Ensuring your limited liability is not jeopardized
  • S-Corporation vs C-Corporation – when to choose one over the other

Putting Sound Compliance Structures in Place

Once your business entity is established, it may be required to adopt bylaws and conduct regular meetings. If there are multiple owners, it is also generally advisable for the owners to enter into a shareholder agreement, operating agreement or partnership agreement. Our experienced business lawyers will guide you through all aspects of the business entity governance process, providing cost-effective representation when you need it most.