Business Formation Lawyer in San Jose
Comprehensive Guidance for New Businesses
Although many new businesses are the result of a great idea and lofty ambitions,
the reality is that a business is first and foremost a legal entity. It
is critical to the short-term and long-term success of your business to
work with an experienced San Jose business lawyer who can oversee the
legal aspects of your business's beginning and make sure everything
is in order.
At SAC Attorneys LLP, our business law team brings decades of combined
legal experience representing clients in all aspects of
business and corporate law, including business formation. From our office in San Jose, we represent
clients in California's Silicon Valley and beyond.
We help clients with all aspects of starting new businesses, including:
Business planning: Starting a new business requires more than just a great idea; it requires
a plan. With experience and dedication, our attorneys can help you take
your initial idea and formulate a winning strategy for a successful business.
Entity selection: Choosing to operate as an LLC, a sole proprietorship or other business
entity will have a significant impact on your exposure to legal liability,
your taxes and other factors. Our lawyers can give you sound legal advice
and consultation to choose the business model that best fits your long-term
Operating documents: We help clients draft their initial operating documents, shareholder agreements,
mission statements and other essential documents to begin their businesses.
Filing with the secretary of state: Our attorneys can help you get all of the appropriate documentation organized,
prepared, and timely filed with the secretary of state to start your business.
Contracts: We help clients with negotiation, drafting and review of the initial contracts
at the beginning their businesses, including vendor agreements, partnership
agreements, lease and rental agreements.
Financing: We can guide you through the many ways to obtain capital, manage budgeting
constraints, as well as advise clients on
Real estate: We can assist with buy/sell agreements as well as resolving disputes
involving real estate, land rights, etc.
We can guide you through each step and help you get your business started
on the right foot.
One of the most important steps when establishing a new business is selecting
the right legal structure and entity. The type of structure you choose
can affect your taxes, type of paperwork, and potential liability issues
that your company may face. It is not a decision that entrepreneurs should
take likely, as it can have broad financial and legal implications for
you and the success of your business.
The different types of business entities include:
Sole proprietorship: As one of the most basic of business entities, this is the simplest structure
to establish. You can be the sole owner of the business and maintain complete
control – at the same time, this also means you are held personally
liable for any debts and liabilities.
Limited Liability Company (LLC): This is a popular choice for many business owners because an LLC is comprised
of several members, all of whom can be protected from liability. Each
of the LLC’s members can share in the profits and losses similar
to that of a partnership.
C Corporation: A corporation is established as an independent legal entity that is owned
by shareholders, who are legally liable for the business’ debts
and actions. This type of entity can have more complex legal and tax requirements,
which is why it should be reserved for larger companies.
Partnership: There are three different types of partnerships: General Partnerships,
Limited Partnerships, and Joint Ventures. In a partnership, a single business
is usually owned by two or more partners. All the owners contribute to
the operation and funding of the business, including decision making and
Our San Jose business attorneys can help you evaluate all of the important
issues that go into choosing the right business entity, including complexity,
risk, tax implications, ability to transfer ownership, and capital. We
have helped numerous businesses choose and establish the right entity
and lay the foundation for their future success.
Solutions Unique to Your Business: (408) 797-3332
Before you embark on your new business, discuss your plans and find out
what you'll need to move forward. We can guide you through every process.
Request an appointment online or by
calling (408) 797-3332.