Many factors must be considered when choosing how to organize a new enterprise. These include the growth objectives of owners, management considerations, and tax considerations among others. We have the ability to quickly understand the entrepreneur’s vision and growth with in-depth experience with the legal, financial, and operational companies in many industries. This top down and bottom up approach can provide the owner with guidance and valuable insights at all stages of development.
We can assist after the formation of a business as well. Services include writing and amending corporate bylaws, documenting corporate minutes, and assisting in conducting annual meetings or other vital tasks.
Business Entity Structuring and Formation
Make sure your business is structured and formed the right way.
We can help you decide on the types of business you want to form. This could be a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, or limited liability company. We can help you decide management structures, the role of investors, the amount of personal liability you will hold, where the revenue will come from, and establish an exit plan.
Every business changes over time.
As an owner, you want to know that your business matters are taken care of properly. Business Reorganization could include expanding your business, buying a new business, or filing for bankruptcy protection. We have the experience, training and knowledge necessary to assist with all of your business’s changing needs.
Businesses and business owners are presented with many opportunities and challenges, both legal and financial.
Through its strategic relationships with some of the area’s leading wealth management firms, our team can help you manage your assets with an eye towards their preservation and growth. Whether starting a business, setting up a 401(k) plan, selling a business, or planning an exit strategy, the seasoned advisers at Baldwin, Briscoe & Steinmetz, P.C. can help you best look after all your interests – legal and financial.
Make sure your business runs smoothly.
Corporate governance deals with how businesses and companies are controlled. It involves the relationship between a company’s management and its shareholders and board. We can assist you in mitigating the potential conflicts of interests between your business’ stakeholders.
Due Diligence Investigations
Make sure there are no unpleasant surprises in store for your business.
A due diligence investigation is a type of pre-transaction or pre-employment corporate investigation that tries to uncover details of a company. This could include management, finances, performance, mission, history, aims, suppliers, clients, or industry. Due Diligences are typically performed before a company merger, purchase, or acquisition. We can ensure there are no hidden liabilities for yourself or your business.
Make sure you and your business are protected from unwanted litigation.
A properly drafted contract clearly defines the rights and obligations of all parties involved. We can help you draft, review and interpret, and revise a broad range of business contracts.
Make sure you know what you are signing.
It is important to review contracts to understand your stated obligations under the contract. If you are uncertain of your duties and you sign the contract, you could be held liable for breaching the contract. We can help you review the contract terms to ensure that your needs will be met and you will not obligate yourself unexpectedly.