Starting a business is a complicated undertaking. With all the blood sweat and tears you’ve already invested in your dream, let the attorneys at Rafael Tirado & Associates help you start out right to ensure you and your family are protected.
Always get it in writing! You will need a lawyer who can understand your business quickly; prepare the contracts you will need with customers, clients and suppliers; and help you respond to contracts that other people will want you to sign.
You will need a lawyer who can help you decide whether a corporation or limited liability company (LLC) is the better way to organize your business, and prepare the necessary paperwork.
Commercial Real Estate
Leases of commercial space such as offices and retail stores are highly complex and are always drafted to benefit the landlord. Because they tend to be “printed form” documents, you may be tempted to think they are not negotiable. Not so. Your attorney should have a standard “tenant’s addendum,” containing provisions that benefit you, that can be added to the printed form lease document.
Taxes and Licenses
Although your accountant will prepare and file your business tax returns each year, your lawyer should know how to register your business for federal and state tax identification numbers, and understand the tax consequences of the more basic business transactions in which your business will engage.