Business Formation

Failure to properly form your business is like taking a wrong turn at the first intersection on a 1,000 mile road trip. These days it’s easier than ever to create a legal entity, but the ability to complete a one-page form on a government website is not what proper formation means. I advise you on questions and assist with steps such as:

  • The Basics – Completion of the bare bones of business formation: organizational document filing with the government, registered agent service, and federal Employer Identification Number
  • Choice of Entity Structure – The implications for owner liability, tax treatment, management and control, governance requirements, and other important matters based on the choice of entity
  • Choice of Jurisdiction – Whether you should form a company in your home state, Delaware, Nevada, or somewhere else; registration in states other than where you form the company
  • Licenses – Licenses required at the state and local level for your type of business
  • Equity – Documents to properly grant equity to the founders / owners and early team members to avoid future issues, such as fundraising or sale of the company; use of stock, options, phantom equity, or another type of equity
  • New Team Member Onboarding – Adding a co-founder, employee, consultant, or advisor to your team, while complying with labor and securities laws, avoiding intellectual property disputes, and protecting your company’s interests

Fixed Fees for Business Formation

I offer fixed fee packages based on the number of owners involved, type of legal structure, and variety of documents needed. After we discuss the details, I provide the fixed fee quote before we begin your project. Fixed fee quotes do not include third-party expenses, such as government filing fees, registered agent fees, or business license fees and taxes.

Contact Stoltz Law

Stoltz Law provides business formation services to clients throughout the country. To schedule an appointment, please call (202) 573-8009 or use the online contact form.