Diligent Representation For Business Formation
At Pearland’s Ruiz Law Firm, PLLC, we can guide you in the creation of new businesses and the issues that arise as existing businesses interact with the public, other companies and the government. This area of the law draws on a variety of legal disciplines, including tax law, intellectual property, real estate, sales, employment law, bankruptcy and others. Some of this work is transactional, meaning the court is not necessary. In fact, attorney Ruiz can help you avoid future litigation by properly setting up your company.
Managing Business Formation And Internal Agreements
New companies must take steps to comply with the law even before opening their doors for the first time. Our office is routinely asked to form new entities on behalf of clients by filing the necessary documents with the Secretary of State. Clients may also need assistance choosing the business entity best suited for their enterprise.
Businesses can be formed as:
- Corporations – Setting up as an s-corp may provide tax savings
- Limited liability companies (LLCs) – An LLC operating agreement can govern how the owners will share profits and losses, make important business decisions and transfer ownership rights
- Partnerships – A “limited partnership” can allow some owners to be investors only
- Other entities
Most of these business forms can be further customized to meet the needs of the company. While the selection of the appropriate business entity will depend on numerous factors, the primary purpose of most entities is to shield owners from individual liability. Operating a business that is not set up to provide limited liability means that the owners are putting all their personal assets within reach of the business’s creditors. By working with our staff from the start of your business, such situations can easily be avoided. We can also help draft the internal agreements that will control how your new company is managed, such as an LLC operating agreement.
Navigating Complex Transactions
Some commercial transactions are within the ability of business owners to handle on their own. Others are not, especially when a deal touches on complicated and evolving areas of the law, such as securities regulation or internet commerce.
Even for savvy business people, problems can develop when emotions become involved. Our team can provide valuable insight into a transaction, not only because of attorney Ruiz’s legal training but also because of the objective nature of his analysis. This allows us to spot issues overlooked by business owners and managers who may be too emotionally invested in seeing the deal go through.
Preemptive Measures To Avoid Litigation
Texas business law provides important rules to guide companies before disputes occur. Lawyer Ruiz can assist you in structuring transactions to minimize the company’s exposure to litigation. This sort of strategic legal maneuvering can end up saving the company huge amounts of money.
Call Now For Effective Solutions To Your Business Legal Needs
If you operate an existing business or plan to launch a new one, your success may depend on obtaining the right legal advice. We are available to assist with everything from simple buy-sell agreements to mergers and acquisitions of publicly traded companies. Schedule a free consultation with our firm today at (832) 770-8091 or send us a message through the website.