Experienced counsel for new and growing businesses in banking, computer technology, retail and wholesale, services and products, construction and real estate and technology development. I have worked as attorney for various intellectual property interests, including computer and internet technology, publishing, patent and trademark work, counseled businesses in obtaining note and bond financing, and worked with numerous for profit and not for profit businesses as counsel and as board member. I have been a consultant to executive and board level persons concerning management, marketing, competition and business development, served on numerous boards and created management documentation, policies and procedures.
My services include: the formation of corporations (non-profit, C and Sub S), LLC’s, LLP’s, operations and management decisions, mergers, sales, and initial start up and various forms of partnerships and joint ventures, including both domestic and international businesses.
Frequently asked questions:
1. What is the best style (entity) for your business?
This involves both accounting and practical analysis. Does your business involve risk of loss which could affect your personal wealth? If you are a florist, probably not. If you are a building contractor or a manufacturer, probably so. A detailed analysis is necessary to answer this question and is usually unique to each situation.
2. Does my employer own the creative ideas I come up with at work?
It is quite likely so. Ideas or developments in the course of employment and particularly where created on the employer’s time and/or with the use of the employer’s assets or resources are typically the property of the employer.
3. Should I be a C or a Sub S corporation?
This is really an accounting question and is usually tied to the probability of losses during the early building up stages of your new business. You first need a good CPA to work with who can help you answer some goals and early practices to optimize your business plan. As a rule of thumb, if there are going to be early losses generated by the expenses needed to operate while the business needs to build itself up to a profitable operation, a Sub S is usually the style of choice.