For several years now, company after company has downsized and laid off employees, sending them into a brutal job market. For some, the loss of a job is the perfect opportunity to switch careers. Others, however, take it a step further, using the time off to discover their true passions, develop and test their best ideas, and ultimately, go into business for themselves.
Though it’s an exciting time, the origination and implementation of a new business, partnership, or company carries a certain professional and financial risk. The best way to protect yourself and your investment from losses is to involve sound legal counsel from the beginning. For most owners, leaders, and entrepreneurs, business planning is the strategic step that keeps their doors open in the face of adversity - saving the business from disaster in the event of a lawsuit or attempted takeover.
Legal Counsel for Entrepreneurs and Business Leaders
A good business planning attorney will meet with you at the onset of your enterprise, show you how to protect your business and personal assets in the event of adverse legal action, how to protect your ideas and intellectual property, and how to organize the company in a way that limits your personal liability. At Miles Patterson Hansford Tallant, LLC, we go over each entity of business formation and help you choose which one (Inc., LLC, LLP, etc.) is right for you, and then handle all of the associated paperwork.
We assist businesses and companies in the following areas:
- Business Startups
- Busniess Partnerships
- Business Incorporation
- Business Planning
What Is a Business Entity?
Different kinds of businesses have different needs. At Miles Patterson Hansford Tallant, LLC, we take the time to get to know you, your product, and your ideas. In order to handcraft and implement the plan that mirrors your objectives, we want to see things first from your point of view. As resourceful and honest business planning lawyers, we will give you a true appraisal of where you stand and help you choose the business entity that fits like a glove.
Types of business entities:
- Sole proprietorship
- Limited liability company (LLC)
- Limited liability partnership (LLP)
- Nonprofit organization
- Other Aspects of Business Planning
When you start a business, you and your attorney will need to prepare and file a number of official documents to keep the operation up, running, and legal. These may include licenses, permits, branding, copyrights and trademarks, employee handbooks and policies, agreements, contracts, non-compete agreements, partnership agreements, trade secret matters, vendor agreements, and buy/sell transaction documents. Our business lawyers have the knowledge and experience to help your Georgia business get started on the right foot.
From limiting your tax liability to realizing your dreams, we will help you make the informed decisions that build powerful and successful emerging companies. If you need legal representation, please contact the law firm of Miles Patterson Hansford Tallant, LLC today at (770) 781-4100 or access our simple contact form here.