Skilled Legal Counsel For Business Startups

The prospect of starting a new business and finally seeing your dreams become a reality can be exhilarating. However, starting a new business can be highly risky and it is important for you to take adequate measures to minimize this risk and protect your interests. Our attorneys at The Strause Law Group, PLLC, have the knowledge and experience in counseling new businesses through this critical time.

Selecting The Right Business Entity

Selecting the proper business entity is a crucial first step for any new business. There are many different types of business entities such as sole proprietorship, general or limited partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), S-corporations, and C-corporations. At The Strause Law Group, PLLC, we believe our clients should enter a new business venture with their "eyes wide open." Therefore, our attorneys counsel our clients about the benefits and limitations of each entity, and advise them about which type of entity is most compatible with the business' current and future needs.

Protecting Your Business

While the proper selection of a business entity is important in the success of your business venture, drafting the agreements that truly reflect the strategic interest an entrepreneur desires to protect and enhance are of great importance. We understand the role your "know-how" and intellectual property can play in your business and seek to adequately protect these assets from misappropriation or infringement.

With this goal in mind, Strause Law Group, PLLC, lawyers draft a broad range of documents such as non-compete/trade secret, confidentiality, vendor and employment agreements just to name a few. Equally important to startups and more seasoned businesses is The Strause Law Group, PLLC's, review and analysis of contracts offered from vendors and potential business associates. Oftentimes, clients rely on our experience to assist in negotiations to gain more advantageous contract terms. Our firm's goal is to be a trusted partner and advisor, not only in the initial phases of the business, but as it grows and develops.

Franchise Businesses

Franchise businesses are a common way for new and serial entrepreneurs to grow their investment and business portfolio. Our franchising lawyers review all documents associated with opening a new franchise, and advise our clients, so they have a full appreciation of the franchisor/franchisee relationship and its obligations.

Financing Your Startup Or Ongoing Business

Success of a business is often determined by its ability to obtain sufficient capital. Our attorneys assist clients in developing and implementing a strategy to acquire sources of financing. Some of the options to raise capital are:

  • Friends and family investors
  • Small business loans
  • Angel investors
  • Stock and stock option offerings
  • Venture capital investments

Depending on the capital requirements for the startup business, the proper entity choice may have a direct impact on the financing structure.

Small business is the life blood of our local and state economy. Whether growing your business organically or through acquisition, rest assured that The Strause Law Group, PLLC, lawyers have the capabilities and insight to add value as a member of your team.

Let Us Help

At The Strause Law Group, PLLC, we are invested in the success of the individuals and businesses we represent and tailor our representation to meet your particular needs and expectations. Please contact us online or call 502-498-8268 or 859-428-7029 to discuss any legal concerns regarding your business.