Starting a business is exciting, but has many legal details that must be managed. The form of the business entity must be determined, based upon the expected growth, tax rates and other factors. Are you interested in creating a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or a corporation? Will you be working with outside contractors? Do you plan to hire employees? Will you need an office or property on which to conduct your business? Do you have intellectual property, trade secrets or technology you use to manufacture your product or conduct your day-to-day operations? If so, do you have any agreements in place to protect your proprietary information? All of these are questions are critical points to address when creating a new enterprise.
It is important that you do not leave your business open to lawsuits, insurance claims and other legal actions. The most effective way to get your business started, and increase success and viability, is to retain legal counsel from a skilled Houston business attorney. For more than 26 years, I have been helping business owners in the Houston area fulfill the legal requirements necessary to form business entities, as well as draft contracts, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, as well as other documentation to protect assets and intellectual property. I have extensive knowledge in the field of business law and I am personally committed to protecting my business clients.
I can help you determine the type of business structure that will best suit your enterprise, as well as with document preparation, contracts, compilation and review of leases, non-compete & confidentiality contracts, employee handbooks, corporate record maintenance and compliance, and more. Taking the time to properly establish your business from the beginning can save you a lot of time and money in the long run. It can also help give you a certain level of peace knowing that you have the legal foundation necessary to create a successful and profitable business. If you are planning on starting a new business I invite you to contact me, Patricia M. Davis, Attorney at Law. I will be happy to review your business plan and discuss your goals, and assist you in all legal matters related to business formation and drafting all of the necessary contracts and other documentation.