Selecting an Entity | Contracts Drafting/Reviewing | Legal Representation | Corporate Maintenance
Starting a small business can be exciting, terrifying, and stressful all at the same time. It’s easy to become consumed with establishing a business plan, customer base, and marketing strategy; however the often forgotten legal aspects of business formation are just as important to the long-term success of your business.
A lot is at stake when you form a business, and its imperative that you protect your business (and yourself) from future liability by carefully drafting all documents. Many business owners do not realize they need an attorney until too late- after they’ve began experiencing legal difficulties. As the old saying goes, when it comes to your business, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure;” being proactive and retaining legal counsel at the outset, you can ensure compliance with relevant laws, avoid lawsuits, and save yourself unnecessary expense and time.
Let us guide you through the business law formalities required for proper business formation, planning and operating. We understand that every business is different, and we are dedicated to giving you cost-effective advice that enables you to meet the unique objectives of your business.
Choosing which type of entity to operate your business under has important tax and liability consequences. We strongly recommend that you consult with a qualified attorney and accountant to determine which entity is best suited to your needs. In Oregon, you can form your business as:
- A Sole Proprietorship
- A Partnership
- An Limited Liability Company (LLC)
- A Limited Partnership
- A ‘S’ Corporation
- A ‘C’ Corporation
- A ‘B’ Corporation
Good contracts make good business. Drafted correctly, a contract can protect your business and give you peace of mind; while a poorly drafted contract with ambiguous terms and phrases may cause uncertainty and ultimately lead to costly legal disputes. Adam and his staff have the expertise and experience necessary to prepare a variety of contracts for your business, including employment and independent contractor agreements; non-compete agreements; non-solicitation agreements; confidentiality agreements; sales agreements; warranties; releases; equipment and real property leases; indemnity agreements; franchise agreements; and settlement agreements.
Even with proper planning, litigation is sometimes unavoidable. For example, your business may encounter litigation stemming for a breach of contract, non-compete agreement, or employment issue. When litigation arises, you can rest assured that Adam C. Springer LLC will aggressively and effectively advocate for your business. Adam Springer is an experienced litigator with a proven track record of obtaining results. We are always prepared to take a case to trial, but we also understand that there are times when negotiating a settlement is better suited to the objectives of your business. Regardless of the situation, Mr. Springer will carefully inform you of your options and recommend a course of action that protects your business.
Oregon corporations are required by law to keep their bylaws, articles of incorporation, and annual corporate minutes and shareholders communications for the past 3 years on file at their principal office. This requirement is often overlooked or forgotten by business owners until the corporation applies for a loan from the bank or for a grant from the State. Whether your records are current or many years out of date, Adam C. Springer LLC can help get you in compliance or keep you in compliance with Oregon law.
Are you adding or removing members from your business, making important changes to your business bylaws or officers, or considering buying a new business or selling yours? Let Adam and his staff guide you through the process and make sure your actions get their intended results and comply with applicable laws.
Retaining an attorney for your business before legal complications arise is often a wise idea. Not only can an attorney help you avoid potential legal trouble and unnecessary and costly red tape, having an attorney familiar with you and your business helps ensure your business will have a capable and prepared advocate ready to enforce your rights whenever the need should arise. Adam C. Springer LLC acts as corporate attorney to many Lincoln County businesses; including restaurants, fishing enterprises, and contractors. Give Adam and his staff a call today to setup a free appointment to discuss your business and the many services Adam C. Springer LLC can provide.