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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:

  • Corporations
  • S-corporations
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Partnerships
  • 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:

  • Insurance
  • 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:

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.

For more information, contact the business formation attorneys at Gottschlich & Portune, LLP, at 937-913-0200, or forward your questions to us using this online form.