The lawyers at Blake & Ayaz provide skilled legal services throughout California, helping clients wanting to start a business. Filing for a corporation can fall under many different headings, including professional corporation, general stock corporation, nonprofit religious corporation, nonprofit mutual benefit corporation, close corporation, common interest development association, and nonprofit public benefit corporation. Registering your business and completing all the necessary requirements can be overwhelming, but our Los Angeles business formation attorneys at Blake & Ayaz can assist you in filing the correct documents and maintaining them thereafter. When you’re ready to take the next step and turn your one-of-a-kind business idea into a real company, call Blake & Ayaz at 714-364-1138 to arrange a consultation.
Common types of business formations our attorneys can assist with include:
- Corporations: file various Articles of Incorporation
- Limited liability company: file Articles of Organization
- General partnership: file a Statement of Partnership Authority
- Limited partnership: file a Certificate of Limited Partnership
- Limited liability partnership: file an Application to Register a Limited Liability Partnership
- Corporate mergers and acquisition
POWERFUL LEGAL REPRESENTATION FOR ALL TYPES OF BUSINESSES
Your business idea will determine which sort of corporate structure is most appropriate for your organization, and in turn, which paperwork you need to file. The qualified business law team at Blake & Ayaz can help you make this decision and understand your options.
- Limited Liability Company. LLCs are often small businesses or startups. Formation of an LLC protects a businessperson’s personal assets, shielding them from personal responsibility for repaying business debts. LLCs are currently the most popular type of business entity to establish.
- Limited Partnership. A Limited Partnership is similar to a Limited Liability Company in a lot of ways, but where an LLC can be formed with only one owner, an LP must be established by no fewer than two partners. The other people involved in your business plan and how you want to share responsibility will determine whether an LP or LLC is right for you.
- C Corporation. Formation of a C Corporation also protects entrepreneurs and their assets from personal liability. A C Corporation should be formed if your business plan involves many shareholders and one day trading your company publicly.
- S Corporation. An S Corporation is a type of corporate structure that puts a cap on the maximum number of shareholders. An S Corporation is only taxed once through the company itself, while a C Corporation is “double taxed,” meaning the shareholders pay taxes in addition to the corporation.
- Nonprofit. There are various types of nonprofits that can be formed to organize charitable projects of all sorts. The formation of a nonprofit organization protects the founder’s personal assets similar to the formation of other business types, but nonprofits have tax-free status and access to various state and federal grant programs.
- Sole Proprietorship. A sole proprietorship is the easiest sort of business to form. This method is appropriate when a single businessperson wants to legally establish themselves as a business entity.
EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT LEGAL AID
Understanding of corporate law is the key to successfully set up your corporation, limited partnership, and limited liability company. At Blake & Ayaz, our attorneys are detail-oriented and ensure that your corporate setup includes all the necessary information you need to set up your business structure. Whether you are forming a small business or large corporation, Blake & Ayaz can make sure you understand and meet the regulations.
For qualified lawyers to assist you with forming a business, contact us today at 714-364-1138 to schedule a consultation.