The attorneys at Shigo Law Firm are committed to our clients throughout the life cycle of their business. We can see you through every phase and legal situation your business might encounter in order to protect your company and your assets. No matter the goals you've set for your business, we're here to help you realize those goals while planning and setting new strategies.
There are many services that we provide at Shigo Law Firm, P.A., in Gainesville, Fla. If you have a situation or obstacle in the way of reaching your company's goals, call us today for a consultation.
Starting a new business is an exciting, but often confusing, experience. Our attorneys want to make sure you're choosing the right type of business structure so that you can succeed in the highly competitive markets. That's why we offer counseling on creating and implementing business plans, choosing the right type of business structure, creating strategies for early growth and finances, and ways to protect your rights, assets and intellectual property.
- Sole Proprietorship: We can help you with licensing and permits at the onset of your business, and advise you on ways to stay protected through debt, lawsuits, and business relationships.
- Partnerships: Let our attorneys create a partnership agreement to protect you and your partner in the event of a disagreement or partnership dissolution in the future.
- Corporations: Formation of a corporation involved state and federal regulations, as well as stipulations for shareholders. Our knowledgeable business law attorneys can provide the counsel you need to get your business up and running.
- Limited Liability Company (LLC): When does an LLC business structure work best, and when should you choose a partnership or corporation instead of a limited liability company? Our attorneys can guide you through the start-up process and help you make the right decisions.
Growing Your Business
Once your business is established, how do you plan to succeed and grow? Trust the business law attorneys of Shigo Law to build your business plan around the important goals you've created for your company. There are a lot of responsibilities that business owners must meet on a daily basis, but you must also think about the future. Learn how to protect your company in times of trouble by creating and implementing strategies in the early stages of your company's life cycle. We can help you develop a plan for debt or financing, as well as assessing risk management. As you can imagine, there are a lot of ways to plan for a successful business, and we are ready to help you every step of the way.
We also offer business planning services that include:
- Franchising strategies
- Licensing agreements
- Contracts, leases, permits
Dissolution and Disposition
Sometimes, the best course of action in staying relevant and successful is to cut ties in order to profit. Dissolution of a partnership, or getting rid of an asset through a sale or other negotiated agreement, puts both the buyer and seller at risk. Without proper representation and due diligence, buyers could make business decisions that are risky and unlikely to become profitable. Sellers need to ensure they are getting a fair asking price, and they may want to include a clause in a business agreement to protect certain employees or long-standing arrangements.
When partnerships dissolve, we often encounter clients who are hurt and worried about their future. If you're being forced out of a partnership, understand your rights and how to protect any assets you may have. Even amicable partnerships can turn sour or have disagreeing members when it comes to splitting up. We strongly recommend to all of our clients a business agreement contract during the formation phase. This is an agreement between partners that illustrates the structure and direction of the business, as well as how assets will be divided should a partner leave the company. The agreement can come in handy in avoiding future debates and litigation, and it can also serve as a way to monitor the partnership's effectiveness. If you feel that your business partner may not be holding up their end of the agreement, then contact us and ask how we can help you get a dissolution of partnership.
When selling a portion of your business is your next move, you need someone who will help you receive a fair price while doing your own due diligence. We can help you determine if the buyer presents a risk.
Even if the possibility of a dissolution or disposition is decades away, our business law attorneys encourage all of our clients to prepare for the situation sooner rather than later. Create an exit strategy, build a line of succession for your business, and outline ways to maximize your profits throughout your company's life cycle.
Trust Shigo Law Firm, P.A.
Business planning is essential for every business owner and board of directors. Whether your business is just an idea or has been around for ages, building a strategy for success is an ongoing process. Call the business law attorneys at Shigo Law Firm, P.A., for a consultation and see how we can help your business grow.