Business Lawyers in Columbus, Ohio
From entity selection to funding to signing the first contract, our Columbus, Ohio business startup attorney has years of experience in working with startups and helps guide founders, entrepreneurs, and investors on structuring early-stage and growth-stage companies.
Forming a business can, at times, make for a hectic process. Between securing funding, fine-tuning your products or services, and managing employees, company founders can sometimes simply lack the time to address startup legal issues.
Our Columbus business startup attorney starts by working closely with a new business and assessing startup formation and legal organization issues. This includes assessment of the advantages and disadvantages of where to form a business and what type of entity to form, including a Delaware C-corporation, a limited liability company, an Ohio C-corporation, an S-corporation, or a public benefit corporation (PBC).
If a startup chooses to form as a corporation, our Columbus, Ohio startup company lawyer walks the business through forming the corporation in the chosen state. This includes drafting the articles of incorporation, bylaws or code of regulations, stock certificates, written consents of the board of directors, and other formation documents that make up the corporate binder.
In organizing the corporation, our Columbus business startup lawyer advises the newly formed corporation on a number of structuring concerns. Depending on the startup, this includes defining stockholder meetings, quorum requirements, and meeting conduct; structuring the board of directors; and appointing officers and defining their powers.
Our Columbus LLC startup attorney also counsels companies that choose to go the LLC route. In terms of preparing and negotiating LLC formation documents, this can include preparing the articles of organization, EIN, operating agreement, and capitalization table.
In terms of organizing the LLC startup, our lawyer advises on core limited liability company components. This includes counseling regarding multiple classes of units; founder equity splits; vesting of equity; members meetings and actions; creating a board of managers; rules regarding capital accounts; allocations and distributions; admitting new members; transfer ability of equity; appointing officers; indemnification; and dissolution.
After formation, our Columbus, Ohio lawyer for business startup assists companies with all aspects of growth and legal planning and compliance including:
Whether your startup is a one-person shop or your goal is to hire dozens of employees, our experienced lawyers have worked with businesses of all sizes. Our small business startup attorney in Columbus, Ohio has assisted a number of small businesses, including construction companies, IT consultants, and retail companies. Our corporate lawyer has worked with large startups and mature companies, including Fortune 500s and multinational corporations. Contact our attorneys today to see how we can assist your startup.
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