Business Formation

If you are developing a new business, it is important to choose the right entity for your purposes. At Hanten and Associates, PLLC, we counsel clients in business formation, business tax planning, and transactional issues in order to properly create a business entity to achieve their business objectives.

Our business formation services include the following:

  • Tax planning
  • Business plan exit strategy
  • Counsel on avoiding personal liability
  • Board of directors and shareholder meetings
  • Buy/sell agreements
  • Dissolution of a business partnership, corporation, limited liability company
  • Corporate/LLC governance
  • Complying with fiduciary duties
  • Equipment leases and capital improvements
  • Drafting of employee handbooks and standard contracts
  • Employment contracts

Forming a business marks the start of a challenging and potentially prosperous adventure for would-be entrepreneurs. As a first step, business founders should familiarize themselves with the issues and considerations involved in selecting a business entity, entering into business agreements, hiring employees and understanding the municipal, state and federal laws that regulate their business.

How Can We Help You?

We will help you develop a plan for forming your business that is tailored to your unique objectives and guide you in seeing that plan through.

If you are planning to start a business in Texas, it is critical that you organize your entity properly. Our lawyers assist clients in the formation of Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs), partnerships, sole proprietorships, and different types of corporations, such as nonprofit or subchapter S-corporations. In addition to initial incorporation, we assist clients in every stage of their business start-up.

It is important to hire an attorney who will organize your corporation correctly. Many lawyers do not know how to do this properly, resulting in defectively formed entities undercapitalized businesses that end up folding or entities that sub-optimize their taxation alternatives. At Hanten & Associates, we have the legal knowledge and experience to ensure that you have a properly selected entity, a properly formed entity, an adequately capitalized entity and an entity capable of carrying out your business plan.

The next step is the proper organization of your business. Does your business structure include officers, directors, members, managers, employees, contract workers, or independent contractors? Who holds those positions? We will explain the implications of each of your options.