From the moment you begin any business activity, you can potentially be exposed to the debts and liabilities of that business. There are a number of factors, both tangible and intangible, that can lead to a business’s success or failure. However, you can help position your venture for success by choosing the right structure that makes the most sense for your particular needs.
Van Ness, Williamson has extensive experience handling all types of business formation matters in Oregon. We can help explain the various structures and other formation aspects in great detail so that you can make the most informed choice possible. We will recommend the type of business entity that best suits your needs from a business, tax and liability standpoint. Options include:
- Limited liability companies (LLCs)
- Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)
- General partnerships
- Sole proprietorships
- Professional corporations
- S corporations
The legal team at Van Ness, Williamson can explain the differences between these types of business structures, and their relative advantages and disadvantages. We will listen to your business goals and determine what you may need at the outset to help you achieve those goals. Whether you are an entrepreneur with a fresh business idea, a professional who wants to form a corporation or LLC, or an investor who wants to purchase an existing business, we can help. Once you have successfully established your form of business, the lawyers of Van Ness, Williamson, can also handle other business legal matters that may arise, including contract preparation and review, as well as collection matters, business litigation and appeals.