Small and Large Business Formation
Business startup is not a simple process. Individuals considering the launch of a new business have many important decisions to make as they move forward. Making the right decisions is crucial to laying the groundwork for success.
When you turn to Schulz Stephenson Law, you will work directly with an attorney who has more than 25 years of experience representing small and large businesses in Beaufort, Morehead City, New Bern, Carteret County, Craven County and throughout Eastern North Carolina. Our knowledge of the state's business community plays a critical role in helping new businesses take the big picture into account when making important decisions.
We Stand Beside the Businesses We Represent
From family-owned companies to publicly-traded corporations, we stand beside the businesses we represent. Cultivating a close relationship during the business startup process is important to us. We believe in getting to know about the product or services a business will offer. We believe in getting to know long-term goals. Knowing this information positions us to provide customized guidance that makes sense for each client.
During the initial stages of business startup, we will ask some key questions, including:
- Who is going to run the business?
- What products or services will the business offer?
- Who are the business's customers and where are they located?
- What will be the company's liability limits?
- What tax issues need to be addressed?
After carefully analysis, we will provide guidance as to the type of entity your business will be listed as: a general partnership, a limited liability corporation (LLC), an S corporation, a C corporation or a sole proprietorship.
We Work Hard to Protect Your Assets
As a startup business, careful consideration needs to be given to protecting every asset. Asset protection comes in many forms, from developing effective contracts to creating sound employee handbooks.
Careful consideration to these forms of protection now can go a long way if a dispute occurs, including disputes among employees, former employees, shareholders and investigators.
We are committed to helping establish strong new businesses. However, we will not leave after this process is complete. We will be available to handle any legal issues that arise during the course of a business's life.
Contact Us Today
To learn more about how our experienced lawyers can help you, please call us at 252-728-7300 or send us an e-mail.
Our office hours are 8:30 to 5:00 Monday through Friday. Evening appointments are available upon request. If you are unable to travel to our office, we can make accommodations as needed.