Success in business begins at the beginning, by choosing the format that works best for your business. At Gottschlich & Portune, LLP, we assist startups and other businesses in their early stages in choosing the entity type with the strengths and flexibility necessary for success. We also draft operating agreements to avoid future misunderstandings.
Step One: Choosing A Business Format
Different forms allow a different approach to taxes, recordkeeping and legal liability. We work with you to identify these differences and which entity form is most advantageous to you. We then file the necessary paperwork defining your business parameters, which include:
- Limited liability companies (LLCs)
- Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)
Our lawyers are also skilled in setting up Ohio nonprofit organizations. We can assist in the challenge of registering as a 501(c)(3) organization.
Step Two: Setting Up Insurance, Corporate Compliance
Starting up, and complying with state and federal regulations, involves more than choosing a business format. Our lawyers consult on the major legal issues requiring your attention:
- Investor relations
- Corporate compliance, both state and federal
Step Three: Ongoing Services
Once you have established your corporate guidelines and complied with state and federal requirements, you will likely have recurring needs as you do business. These can include:
- Contracts and other transactional documentation
- Employee paperwork, such as noncompete and nondisclosure agreements
- Dispute resolution services, potentially in the courtroom
- Resolving disagreements among business partners or shareholders
We Can Help You Every Step Of The Way
We relate well to business clients ourselves. We too must deal with return on investment, employment issues and marketing communications. Our lawyers are familiar with nearly every industry and profession in the Dayton area. We have helped launch hundreds of businesses over the years. We can help your business, too.