Starting/Selling a Corporation

Starting/Selling a Corporation

In the United States, we pride ourselves on the fact that anyone can start their own business here from the ground up. While this is true, it’s still wise to consult with an experienced business attorney to ensure your corporation adheres to legal guidelines and provides the most benefit to you, the owner.

Why Do You Need A Lawyer for Business Incorporation?

There’s a lot of work that does into starting a corporation both on the front lines of entrepreneurship and behind the scenes. Although any U.S. citizen is free to begin their own business, there are legal requirements that must be met. Generally speaking, the larger the business, the more complex these legal requirements can get. A good business attorney can help ensure that your corporation adheres to the letter of the law. In addition, there are many legal hoops one must jump through in order to become a legitimate business owner in the United States and in the state of California. This includes registering your business, completing a DBA, and drafting articles of incorporation, for instance. The paperwork for business incorporation can be tedious and overwhelming, so its beneficial to have a business incorporation lawyer at the ready.

There are also important legal decisions to be made that can affect you and your future business for the long-term. These decisions include issues involving business structures, directorships, shareholders, and more.

Selling a Corporation

You may think selling a business should be a fairly easy process. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. In some instances, selling a corporation can be just as arduous and time-consuming as starting one, sometimes even more so. This process is made easier with the help of an experienced business lawyer.

A skilled business attorney can help you get your financial documents in order in preparation for the sale of your business, negotiate prices, and draw up the necessary legal paperwork for the closing.

How to Choose a Business Attorney for Starting or Selling a Corporation

Whether you’re beginning a new business or selling your existing company, the process will go much more smoothly with the help of a good business attorney. It’s best to choose a lawyer with several years of experience practicing corporate law. Depending on your specific goals and situation, you’ll also want to choose a business attorney with direct experience in business incorporation and/or selling a corporation. The experienced legal staff at Ensberg Law Group has helped hundreds of clients throughout Southern California with their business law needs, and we can help you as well.

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