Business Entity Formation and Organization

Building a Strong Foundation for Businesses

Developing the right business structure is critical to a company’s success. The legal team at Kolesar & Leatham provides the business entity formation and organization counseling clients need to launch, develop and expand their companies. We represent a diverse range of entities, from start-ups and small businesses to Fortune 500 corporations across the globe. Our corporate attorneys are accomplished professionals skilled in guiding clients through all stages of the business life cycle.

Our Business Entities Formation and Organization services include:

  • Choice of Entity
  • Ownership Structure
  • Initial Capitalization
  • Corporate Governance
  • Business Planning
  • Operational Planning
  • Buy-Sell Arrangements
  • Compensation Planning
  • Tax Counseling
  • Contract Review
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Succession and Dissolution

Providing Strategic Direction for Today and into the Future

Whether our clients are forming a new company or seeking to purchase an existing operation, our attorneys work closely with our clients to help them select the entity that best suits their legal, tax and business needs for today and into the future. We outline the advantages and risks associated with all types of business structures, including:

  • C Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLC)
  • Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures
  • Proprietorships
  • Nonprofit Corporations

In addition to entity formation and organization, our lawyers prepare the documents necessary to operate the business, including compensation arrangements, shareholder agreements and employment contracts. Once our clients’ businesses are up and running, attorneys throughout our firm’s diverse practice groups collaborate to help clients address a full range of business and corporate issues, from business transactions, financing arrangements and licensing agreements, to intellectual property and real estate matters.


Helping Companies Achieve their Objectives

Kolesar & Leatham is committed to meeting the needs of businesses and corporations. Our lawyers take the time to understand where our clients are coming from and never lose sight of our clients’ important business goals and objectives. In every endeavor, we aim to deliver strategic advice and solutions that add value to our clients’ operations.


Establishing Strong Client Relationships

The attorneys at Kolesar & Leatham believe that the practice of law is about building relationships. We take pride in our ability to assist companies at every stage of their development. Our lawyers work directly with clients to develop the targeted strategies they need to address difficult challenges and take advantage of key business opportunities. At Kolesar & Leatham our clients’ success is our success, and we are committed to delivering the high quality legal services businesses need to grow and thrive locally, across the United States and around the world.