Starting Your Business And Running It Effectively

You've worked so hard to get to this point. After months (or maybe years) of planning, you are finally ready to start your business.

What you need to do now is choose the right form for it – and then keep it running effectively.

At Kuhn Law Firm, P.A., we have the business savvy and practical lawyering skills to guide you confidently through this process. Give us a call today to discuss your unique circumstances. From our office in Fort Myers, we serve clients throughout southwest Florida.

Choosing The Right Form: Is An LLC The Right Option?

You may well have had someone tell you an LLC is absolutely the way to go. The friend or acquaintance who told you this may well have been right. But what you need to do now is weigh the other options with the help from a knowledgeable business lawyer.

Our attorneys can walk you through this and help you decide whether an LLC is really the right call. It's true that LLCs offer several advantages:

  • Protection from personal liability in lawsuits against the company
  • Favorable tax treatment (no double taxation; taxes pass through to owners)
  • Operational flexibility (fewer formal requirements for meetings and reports, compared to traditional corporations)

But depending on your goals and circumstances, it may be better to organize your business as a C corporation, an S corporation or as a partnership. We will look closely at your particular situation, so that you can make an informed decision about the best form for you.

Running Your Business: How To Manage Ongoing Issues

Once you've chosen a form for your business, the task at hand becomes running it effectively. This means making sure corporate governance requirements are handled smoothly. For example, if you chose an LLC as your form, you will need to put an operating agreement in place for management and tax purposes.

And then there are ongoing issues that may arise, such as contract disputes or real estate matters. You may also eventually face estate planning issues, such as when you want to create a business succession plan to transfer your interests to your children or another family member.

Our firm has the multi-faceted capacity to help you in any or all of these areas. We are also committed to delivering outstanding client service, making ourselves readily available to respond promptly to any questions or concerns you have.

Taking Action

Call 239-344-9430 or 877-243-1624 to schedule your confidential, no-cost consultation. Or, if you prefer, complete our easy online form.