Congratulations on deciding to form a business!
Launching a business venture can be extremely thrilling and challenging and requires passion, time and resources. Enlisting the advice of an attorney who understands the intricacies of business ownership is the best way to ensure your enterprise starts with a clear direction.
Brinen & Associates can help. In addition to our breadth of experience, we’ve been in your shoes — we are also a small business, which is why we’re uniquely positioned to help you launch and develop your venture.
Choosing Your Structure
Brinen & Associates would be honored to help you determine the structure that will best suit your business, including:
- Corporations (taxed as a C-Corp or an S-Corp)
- Limited liability companies (LLC)
- Limited partnerships (LP)
- Limited liability partnerships (LLP)
- General partnerships (GP)
- Professional corporations (PC)
- Professional associations (PA)
- Sole proprietorships (SP)
Once the right decision is made, Brinen & Associates will provide a range of corporate and planning services to advise you throughout the enterprise’s life cycle, while being mindful of your tax and operational needs. This advice includes determining the state best suited for your company’s formation and filing necessary documents.
We will also customize the documents and agreements which detail the entity’s governance, ownership structure and corporate actions. This includes:
Shareholder Agreements and Buy-Sell Agreements: Shareholder Agreements define the rights and responsibilities of the shareholders and gives the entity a plan for governance. Buy-Sell Agreements set forth the termination protocol for a shareholder’s interest in the event of death, disability, or transfer.
Operating Agreements and Partnership Agreements: These documents establish ownership structure, how corporate actions are to be undertaken and define the rights and responsibilities of the members, and set forth the termination mechanism for a member’s interest in the event of death, disability, or transfer. The firm will craft these documents to your maximum advantage while reflecting the agreed-upon business arrangement of the enterprise.
Structuring of Equity Compensation by Key Participants: We assist in exploring, structuring, and implementing a variety of tax efficient equity participation programs and compensation plans tailored to your needs, goals, and capitalization structure.
Corporate Governance and Corporate Management: Knowing the challenges faced by all sorts of entities — from public and private businesses to closely held and family-held businesses, we will customize ownership documentation and corporate formalities. This will help you meet certain requirements, limit liability, and maintain steady capital transactions.
Establishing your company’s structure is one of the most important decisions you can make. Brinen & Associates has advised hundreds of entrepreneurs in this selection process in a timely, cost-efficient manner and we look forward to helping you form your company.