Business Startup Packages
We’ll help you build the foundation for a successful business.
Building your startup on a smarter foundation positions you for future success. The business startup package bridges the gap between big law firms with exorbitant rates and DIY services like LegalZoom that do not provide actual legal advice.
We’ll help you build the foundation for a successful business
Designing Your Business Structure
The first step in the Perkins Law Business Startup Process is a brainstorming session where we determine ideal business entity structure.
Because both legal and tax considerations are important in choosing the right business entity for a startup business, your accountant or tax advisor should be part of this discussion too.
Many factors might come into play:
- Stock Corporation
- Professional Corporation
- Benefit Corporation
- Nonstock Corporation
- Limited Liability Company
- Professional Limited Liability Company
- General Partnership
- Limited Partnership
- Limited Liability Limited Partnership
- Business Trust
For small startups, the best choice is usually a corporation or an LLC.
We’ll also determine whether it makes sense to be taxed as an “S” corporation, which can be an option for both corporations and LLCs.
Virginia Business Entity Registrations and Filings
The second step is to file the necessary paperwork to officially create the entity and draft formation documents according to the type of business entity that you choose.
Some of these documents are a matter of public record, so careful drafting is important. Perkins Law will guide you on:
- What must, should, and could be included
- Future-proof Articles of Incorporation (for a new corporation)
- Future-proof Articles of Organization (for a new limited liability company)