Business Formation

Choosing the proper form for your business is critically important, as it impacts every aspect of how you ultimately run your company, from daily operations to banking to potential liability to taxation.  There are many potential options for individuals seeking to start a new business or a company looking to expand their current operations, which can be challenging for anyone seeking to pick the optimal format to maximize profits and minimize liabilities.

The Law Office of Gretchen Cowen provides high-quality legal representation to clients seeking to form a new business entity.  I will guide you through the process, explaining each alternative along with the benefits and drawbacks of each choice.  By helping you select the appropriate business form the start, I will give you peace of mind in knowing that your business has a solid foundation from which to grow.

Finding the right entity fit for your business

California permits businesses to form through a number of entities, including sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, S corporations and C corporations. There are specific legal and filing requirements for each option, and each entity type has certain implications for your business. Choosing the proper corporate form can help you minimize personal liability, reduce the risk of costly business disputes, save you money on insurance, give you greater operational control and ensure that you comply with various laws.

Starting a Business
Requires An Excellent Lawyer.

Look No Further.

The right choice for your business will depend on a number of factors, including whether you have partners or investors, your concerns about personal liability, and your ultimate goals for your newly-formed company.  Choosing the correct corporate form can save you a lot of time and money over the lifetime of your business.

With more than twenty years of experience in business law, I am well-equipped to assist individuals and existing businesses with the formation of new business entities. After an initial consultation, offered at no charge to you, I will perform a full analysis of your needs and determine the best corporate form for your business. Working collaboratively with you, I will help to ensure the success of your startup or other new venture. With a proven track record of success and a highly personalized approach to legal representation, the Law Offices of Gretchen Cowen is an ideal choice for any individual or business seeking to start a new company.

Business Law Attorney in Carlsbad and La Jolla, California

The Law Offices of Gretchen Cowen provide top quality legal advice and representation to individuals and companies seeking to form a new business. By evaluating the new venture’s goals and the potential corporate forms, I can provide timely, effective legal advice to help you choose the best possible format for your new entity.  Contact my office today to schedule a free initial consultation.