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Company Formation

The success of any New York business begins with selecting an appropriate entity for maximizing profits and minimizing taxes. Whether an S Corporation, C Corporation, Limited Liability Corporation (LLC), Limited Liability Partnership (LLP), general partnership, nonprofit organization, foundation or simply a sole proprietorship, we can help you achieve your business goals.

Start-Up Businesses

Along with helping establish your company, we will guide you through the start-up process, which may include creating operating agreements, shareholder agreements and buy-sell agreements as well as protecting trademarks and applying for licenses and permits.

Employee Issues

With our experience in creating and running businesses, we are uniquely qualified to answer any questions you have about hiring, training and retaining staff for your company:

  • Should you hire regular employees or use independent contractors?
  • Should you pay them weekly or bi-weekly, and how should payroll be handled? Should you hire someone with an existing non-compete agreement?
  • What type of employee handbook should you provide and what information should it contain?

We can assist you with these, and a myriad of other employment issues.

Family Held Businesses

Many small businesses are family owned. The owners of such a business may wish to eventually turn the company over to their children. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience helping such clients with succession planning and other legal options.

Contracts & Transactions

Sound contracts and business agreements are vital to both daily operations and long-term success. Disputes and costly litigation may arise from vague or improperly drafted documents. Our goal is to help you organize and grow your business without engaging in costly litigation. The following is a list of some of the documents we can draft for you:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Leases
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Licensing
  • Business contracts
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Stock option plans
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Management agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Contract negotiation
  • Employee Manuals
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