New businesses started by entrepreneurs are the life blood of Wilmington and southeastern North Carolina.
At Seay Law Firm, PLLC, we understand and appreciate the issues and problems unique to running a business. We are business owners ourselves. When starting a new venture, business owners want to spend their time and money worrying about marketing, customer service, producing a better product, and other items relevant to managing day-to-day operations. Many inexperienced business owners take a "do it yourself" approach to other crucial business aspects, such as legal and accounting.
When is an attorney needed for my new business?
In short, any new business needs a trusted attorney on-call to navigate the`complex legal terrain. Unfortunately, for some startup businesses, the decision to seek legal advice from an attorney begins to feel like the decision to go see a doctor. If you have a severe illness you will probably make an appointment with the doctor. If you have a minor cold, you may perhaps just wait for the cold to pass. As with severe illness, if you have a severe legal issue then you should seek legal counsel immediately (i.e., you have been served with a lawsuit by a disgruntled employee; you are under investigation by a State or Federal Government agency, etc.). Unlike minor colds and doctor offices, however, most legal issues do not simply pass. If you are going to start a business, it would be wise to consult with a business attorney before taking any significant action.
Speak to a business attorney before you make major decisions
The legal decisions that business owners make at the outset and formation of a business can have profound consequences on the business, partner relations, as well as the owner's or owners' personal assets.
If a business is going to have multiple owners, it is absolutely essential that all owners have a complete, formal, and written understanding as to how the business will be owned, managed and structured. Having a trusted attorney on call to avoid missteps and prevent minor issues from becoming major can be crucial to success.
Seay Law Firm, PLLC brings value to new businesses
For entrepreneurs and small business owners, the true value of an attorney is not simply completing corporate forms and fillings to be sent to the Secretary of State. The value our business law attorneys provide to start-up clients is in our legal advice in counseling.
With our experience as business attorneys, we can help your business start on a firm foundation and give you peace of mind. The attorneys at our firm can assist you every step of the way to insure that the legal aspects of your business are handled appropriately.
Seay Law Firm business attorneys are affordable and can help you avoid expensive missteps, saving you time and money to focus on running your business. Many legal issues or questions that our startup business clients have can be resolved by a conference, simple phone call or email.
Ways our firm can help your new business
We can help with almost any start-up business matter, including:
- Consultation and advising
- Lease agreements for office space
- Purchasing an existing business
- Employment contracts
- Independent contractor agreements
- Selection of business entity
- Operating agreements for LLCs
- By-laws for corporations
- Partnership/member agreements
- Reserving business entity name
- Articles of organization
- Articles of incorporation
- Guaranteed minimum payment agreements
- Non-compete agreements
- Contract review and drafting
- Sales agreements
Contact an attorney at Seay Law Firm, PLLC at (910) 763-2525 to discuss how we can serve you or your startup business.