Thinking about starting your own business?
Not sure where to start?
Maybe you have several pieces already in place for your business and need help with other challenges or concerns that come up as you go grow and expand your reach.
Stone Law works hard for our business clients. We provide solutions and services for a wide range of business issues including advising and assisting start-up small businesses, assisting with transactional matters (contracts and buy/sell agreements), mergers and acquisitions of companies, administrative support, and limited real estate needs.
At Stone Law we come alongside you whatever stage you are in with your business, providing support and expert advice that meet both your needs as a business owner, and the needs of your business. Our goal is to set your business up for future success, with the goal of attempting to avoid litigation by ensuring you have the proper elements in place for your business.
BUSINESS FORMATION AND INTERNAL AGREEMENTS
What’s the most important decision you will make when starting your business? Which business entity is the right one to meet your needs and the needs of your business. This decision guides the process for setting up your business and determines how the business will be taxed, legal ramifications, where the control of day-to-day operations will lie, how big decisions be will be made and agreed upon, how many people will own the business, will there be shareholders, where will funding come from, and a succession plan for the business.
At Stone Law we take the time to listen to your vision and goals for the future of your business and work with you to create the right set up that will meet your needs. Your business should be controlled or maintained in a manner that best suits both you as the owner and your business needs. We can work with you to find ways to minimize liability and transfer assets to benefit your business. Additionally, we can help you find the best way for families or partners to jointly manage real estate and other holdings. When passing a family business down to your children or grandchildren we can help ensure you maintain operational control and minimize taxes as you gradually hand over day-to-day operations and eventually the entire business to your family.
The formation is only the beginning. After formation, we continue to provide guidance and assistance through the day-to-day challenges of operating a business, such as director, manager, and officer compliance; contract negotiations; ownership transition; and succession planning.
Businesses run on everyday transactions with clients, service providers, employees, and other businesses. If you need a physical space for your business or storage for merchandise you may need help with leases or real estate transactions. The team at Stone Law can help you navigate any of these areas as they come up for your business.
Stone Law can prepare a multitude of business-related documents including independent contract agreements, buy-sell agreements, asset purchase agreements, and professional service agreements. We can also help with mergers and acquisitions of businesses if you chose to buy or sell a business.
OUTSIDE GENERAL COUNSEL SERVICES
Should the need arise, Stone Law also provides outside general counsel services for companies that do not have attorneys on staff; like many small businesses. We can handle the “in house” matters as you may need them, as well as acting in an advisory capacity to the company owners, manager, or board of directors, whichever the case may be.