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Business Formation in California: How an Attorney Can Protect Your Rights

Business Formation in California: How an Attorney Can Protect Your Rights

The initial steps of starting a business are some of the most important. Based on the primary steps you take, you can help to ensure that you have a secure and stable foundation to have a successful business venture.

When structuring a business, it is imperative to structure it in a way that will meet your long-term and short-term business goals. Opting for an inadequate structure can have harmful consequences that could range from tax concerns, financial burdens, litigation, or other legal problems.

With an unlimited amount of resources online, it is easy to obtain information about business structure. Regrettably, the information available online is not always tailored to your specific needs, or worse, to the specific laws and regulations of your State. When it comes to successful business ventures, seek the legal expertise of a knowledgeable team of attorneys who have experience in business law and business formation. With the right support, you can help to ensure that your business will be successful and properly formed to suit your needs.

The Benefits of a Well-Structured Business Formation

Each business requires a considerable evaluation of the business owners’ specific needs and unique circumstances. A business attorney can help you select a business structure that will be tailored to your individual situation. The following are some of the most profound benefits you can achieve from a well-structured business formation:

  • Maximize your profits
  • Efficiently navigate tax implications
  • Ensure that your personal assets are protected from any business-related debts
  • Implement efficient record-keeping that will meet all requirements
  • Adequately conform to state, federal, and local rules and regulations
  • Reduce liability, both as a business and personally
  • Avoid partnership disputes

Different Prospects for Business Formation

There are several ways a business can be structured. The following is a short list of the basic methods to form a business:

Sole Proprietorship

Sole proprietorship is a structure commonly used by many business owners. Under this structure, you are legally seen as the only owner of the business: you are entitled to keep all of the business profits but you will also endure its losses. When filing your personal taxes, you will also file profits and losses accumulated by your business. 

General Partnerships

This structure is used when you enter into a business with one or more parties. Through a partnership, all members will share the profits and/or losses obtained from the business.

Limited Liability Partnerships

Unlike general partnerships, limited liability partnerships place a limit on the profits and/or liabilities a partner will have.

Joint Ventures

Joint ventures are similar to general partnerships; however, they are limited with regard to time and one project.

To Protect the Future of Your Business, Seek Legal Advice

Selecting the appropriate business structure can be an overwhelming and complex process. In order to have a successful business endeavor, it is important to understand the local, state, and federal laws that apply to your business. In an effort of ensuring that you have a successful business venture, consider seeking the legal advice of a knowledgeable team of attorneys. An understanding of the right legal aspects can help ensure the protection and success of your business.

The attorneys at the Knez Law Group, LLP., are dedicated to helping business owners determine the right type of business formation, tailored to suit their specific needs. The firm is highly experienced in the field of business law and they work carefully to ensure that the business owner’s needs are met.

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