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Corporate Law

Are you ready to get started with a new business venture?  Perhaps instead you’re changing the structure of your existing business or looking to improve your corporate agreements.  All of these things can be complex and a bit overwhelming . . . especially when you’ve got so many other things that need your attention!

We can take the burden off your shoulders and help with:

  • Forming and advising new business entities, including
    • Corporations
    • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
    • Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)
    • Partnerships
    • Franchises
    • Registered tradenames
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Nondisclosure agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Non-profit businesses
  • Charitable organizations

You may not even be sure about what type of business would best suit you, or what kind of agreements you should be using.  We’ll be happy to consult with you and make recommendations based on your specific needs.  Contact us at (603) 434-3426 or have us contact you.

Here are some basic definitions to help cut through the confusion:

Corporation
A corporation is a legal entity that can exist separately from its owners, which limits the shareholders’ personal liability.

Partnership
A partnership is an association of two or more persons.  The owners are personally and fully liable for all business debts.

Limited Liability Corporation (LLC)
LLCs provide the limited liability to their members, and are taxed like a partnership, preventing double taxation.

Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
An LLP is a legal entity that can exist separately from its partners.  The liability of its members is limited, and an LLP has many of the sole trader partnership’s tax advantages.

Franchise
A business entity given authorization, in exchange for fees, to sell or distribute a company's goods or services in a certain area.

Registered Trademark
A formally registered symbol identifying the manufacturer or distributor of a product.