Business Formation and Advice

Almost every law firm has attorneys who can form or dissolve businesses, whether corporations, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies or business trusts. In fact, the State Corporation Commission publishes simple forms for most business formations! But here’s the rub – nothing you do in the business world is isolated from tax ramifications, and few attorneys know how to use the tax laws to the best advantage even in simple business transactions. And while working with a CPA is helpful, few have an advanced law degree in taxation or the diversity of experience we have.

By knowing the tax strategies and drafting the documents, we provide a service not usually found in the mega-firms. As one client told Bill many years ago after emerging from negotiating with four attorneys representing the other side (one in general business, one in taxation, one in securities, and one in real estate): “You just picked their pockets! They didn’t’t even know how to talk to each other.”

Here are just a few services Irvin Law Firm can assist with

  • Forming, operating or dissolving partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and business trusts
  • Negotiating and drafting loan agreements, promissory notes, deeds of trust, guaranties, and related bank documents
  • Advice on raising equity from investors and complying with securities laws
  • Shareholder or Partner Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Protecting Proprietary Information and Non-Compete Agreements