Small Business Attorney
For many, running a small business is part of the American dream. Small business ownership offers numerous benefits and freedoms that cannot be found working for others. However, ownership also comes with responsibilities. There are many legal decisions that need to be made, which can have a huge impact on financial issues and overall business success.
To protect their own best interest and promote company success, small business owners should work with a knowledgeable small business attorney. At Froerer & Miles, we offer a comprehensive range of small business services to assist business owners in Ogden, UT, Layton, UT, and across Northern Utah in making decisions that are best-suited for their unique business needs and goals.
Who Needs a Small Business Attorney?
A small business is a privately owned corporation, partnership, or sole proprietorship that makes less revenue and/or employs less people than a regular sized business. In terms of the legal definition, which is essential to government support and tax policy, the specifications of a small business vary by the industry. For instance, in wholesale trade a small business should not exceed 100 employees, but in the retail and service industry, a small business is one whose average annual revenue does not exceed six million dollars.
Because even the definition of a small business requires a familiarity with small business law, it is essential that anyone who plans to start, or is already running, a small business considers working with a small business attorney. A small business attorney assists business owners with a wide range of legal matters that can impact business operations, tax liability, and the ultimate success of their company.
Small Business Start-up Services
When starting a small business, there are many crucial decisions that need to be made, beginning with how the business will be structured. The structure, or classification, of a small business has an impact on daily operations and liability and tax consequences for the business and the business owner(s).
Our small business attorneys help Ogden business owners in determining whether business, taxation, jurisdictional, and operational objectives are best-suited for a sole proprietorship, limited liability company (LLC), limited liability partnership (LLP), an S-corporation, or a C-corporation.
In addition to advising clients on the most appropriate business structure, we also assist with these services during a small business start-up and the early operations of the business:
- Document preparation
- Document filing
- Preparation and adoption of bylaws
- Director/shareholder resolutions
Services for Established Small Businesses
Even if a small business is well established, they can still benefit from the services offered by a small business attorney. Our lawyers assist established small business owners with:
- Business litigation
- Organizational review and/or restructuring
- Drafting and review of contracts
- Breach of contract claims
- UCC code transactions
- Buy sell agreements
- Commercial leases
- Commercial real estate sales and/or purchases
- Purchase and sale agreements
Contact Froerer & Miles
If you are a new or established small business owner in need of legal advice or services, the small business attorneys at Froerer & Miles would be happy to meet with you to discuss your business needs. To schedule a personal consultation, send us a message online, or call our law firm at (801) 621-2690.