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Business Startup Legal Services

Business formation is a necessary early step when starting a business, whether you're registering a simple DBA, incorporating or forming a partnership. The way in which your business is formed will determine the personal liability of the founders, how taxes are paid, and other important details

Choice of Entity

One of the most important and early choices you make when structuring your business is your Choice of Entity. There are many options to choose from, including Sole Proprietorship, LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp, and many more. Your choice of entity can affect the number and identity of shareholders and partners, equity structure, control, and management, as well what kind of funding you might be eligible to receive.

Articles of Incorporation and Bylaws

Articles of Incorporation contain general information about a business, like as the name and location of the business, while Bylaws are the rules and regulations that govern that business.

Contribution Agreements

Contribution agreements are legal documents that lay out the conditions for the transfer of an asset from one party to another, such as retirement account funding, charitable donations, or an affiliation, among other things.

Additional Startup Assistance

Business Plan Assistance

Betsy Larson Law can guide you through each stage of starting and managing your business, creating roadmaps for how to structure, run, and grow your new business.

Establishing Business Banking Accounts

Betsy Larson Law will help you establish a business banking account to legitimize your small business and help you gain important tax distinctions and accounting purposes.

Choosing the Right Accountant

Choosing an accountant can be like choosing a new business partner. The right accountant can become a trusted colleague you can depend on, who offers advice and guidance as your small business grows. I can help you identify the top candidates who fit your small business’ focus the best.

Creating a Budget and Maintaining Proper Financial Records

Careful budgeting and accurate record keeping are essential for the profitability of your small business. I will help you strategize and enact the processes that can ensure proper financial records and a budget are maintained.

Trademark Filing and Clearance Searches

I conduct trademark filings and trademark clearance searches using the search tools offered by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, commercial search firms, and non-U.S. trademark offices from start to finish.

Let’s Get Your Startup Started

Betsy Larson Law has both the financial & estate planning expertise to help the small business owner with my unique talent and background. That’s the difference I provide with our small business legal services. What does that difference mean for you on your small business, retailer, or startup? Let’s find out. Just fill out the contact form at the top of the page, or call or email me today at: 612-356-2870 or to get started.