Business Formation And Start-Up

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What could be more exciting than launching a new business?

What could be more tedious than plowing through all of the paperwork required?

Don't let your business dreams die while you try to figure out how to form a limited liability company or whether you should organize as a closely held corporation. How will you and your partner run your new company? What happens if one of you were to become disabled or die?  How are decisions made if you do not agree? How you choose to set up your company can impact the amount of taxes you pay and the amount of liability you shoulder for years to come.

At Lanard and Associates, we work closely with business owners, investors, and entrepreneurs in evaluating the options available when considering which business form works best for you.


What business entity is best for you?

Questions, simplified; mind, at ease.

At some point you will have to decide the form of your business organization.

Depending upon the size and ownership of your company, along with the type of business and potential liability involved, you will have to choose whether to operate as a sole proprietorship, limited partnership, general partnership, limited liability company (LLC), corporation or other business entity.

Let the attorneys at Lanard and Associates evaluate your situation and help make that decision.

Questions when starting a business:

  • Should it be a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a limited liability company or a corporation?
  • What business entity is best from a tax and liability standpoint?
  • How can I protect my house and personal assets from exposure to liability?
  • If I put in 70 percent of the investment in our partnership, will I get 70 percent of the profits?
  • What do I need to do to properly maintain the entity?
  • What document do I need to clarify the relationship with my business partners?
  • How should decisions be made when my partners and I do not agree?
  • What happens if one of my partners dies or becomes disabled?

Straight Talk and Straight Answers


We answer all your questions in plain English, not legalese. We work with you, your accountant, and your business partner(s), if any, to determine the most advantageous business entity for your specific situation.

Next, we form the entity and prepare all the accompanying paperwork, and provide a the Minute Book (binder) to hold the documents, company seal, customized member or stock certificates, initial minutes and By-laws for a corporation, an Operating Agreement for a limited liability company, and obtain the federal Employer ID Number (EIN). All of this for a flat fee that includes the state filing fee.

If you have partners, we will prepare the document defining the relationship between the partners and how the business should be run.
If your relationship breaks down in the future, it is this document that will govern the rights of the owners and the outcome of your business. This document is crucial to clarifying what happens in various contingencies; for example, if one of the partners dies, becomes disabled, retires, or leaves the business or if you wish to acquire a new partner. Let the knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at Lanard and Associates guide you through this process.

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Just a little thank you for all of your help and patience. You did a great job and I just wanted you to know that both my brother and I are very happy that we have you on our team. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts."


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