Business Law and Business Entity Formation
For over 120 years, Jackson Eaton-Gordon & Associates, PLLC has helped local entrepreneurs navigate the complicated tasks involved when setting up a business. There are steps to be taken that require accuracy and adherence to deadlines. The lawyers at Jackson Eaton-Gordon & Associates, PLLC are equipped to make sure all is in place when you open your doors as a new business. Call (517) 234-1981 to schedule a consultation with a business law specialist.
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Sole Proprietor to LLC or Corporation
If you are a local small business owner, chances are you are a sole proprietor. 73% of the small businesses in the United States are sole proprietorships. These are quick and easy to establish and do not require filing with your state as a business entity. The trouble with this structure is that as an individual, you assume all the risks and liability of your business. There are other, less risky options, that are inexpensive to form and give you an added layer of protection against liability.
Call (517) 234-1981 and learn more about getting assistance with forming:
- Form a C Corp
- Form an S Corp
- Form an LLC
Keep it in the Family
Whether you Own a Sole Proprietorship or a Corporation, there are other considerations that must be made regarding ownership in the event that you are no longer able to operate the business. How will your business be divided upon your leaving?
By properly setting up and meeting requirements as a corporation, Jackson Eaton-Gordon & Associates, PLLC can help ensure that your business and all of its assets will be transferred to your successors with minimized tax liability. Jackson Eaton-Gordon & Associates, PLLC frequently assists small to medium-sized businesses with Succession planning.
Just some of our business planning services include:
- Succession Planning
- Family Business Preservation Strategies
- Family Farm Preservation Strategies
Establishing Farm Businesses
There are hundreds of farm enterprises. As long as you own land and pay taxes, you have the ability to start and run an agricultural business. Farm businesses can include commodities such as livestock, crops, or even agri-tourism. If you are considering starting a farm business, Jackson Eaton-Gordon & Associates, PLLC can help. We'll first check with the local zoning regulations to make sure you are eligible. From there, we will help you establish a business entity and file the necessary paperwork.
Preserving a Farm Business
Jackson Eaton-Gordon & Associates, PLLC helps existing farms preserve their assets as they are passed from one generation to the next. Have you considered how your business will operate without you in the picture? Do you have designated successors? The business law experts at Jackson Eaton-Gordon & Associates, PLLC can assist you with navigating the legal maze that many business owners find themselves in as they plan for the future of their enterprises. Call (517) 234-1981 and speak with a law expert who can help you keep it in the family and avoid probate for your family farm.
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