When you come to us because you are interested in starting a business or forming a corporation, we do not assume that one type of entity fits all. Instead, we take time to learn how you want to do business, deal with legal matters, and report your taxes. Whether you ultimately choose to be a sole proprietorship, corporation or limited liability company (LLC), our legal guidance typically includes close consultation and collaboration with your accountant, insurance agent, and professional advisors. Choosing the right entity is critical since you have to live with all the legal formalities and tax reporting consequences. Our services include the preparation and filing of the articles of incorporation, formation certificate and initial annual report necessary to form your new entity with the State of Washington, bylaws, operating management agreement, initial formation meeting consents, and bank authorizations. For non-profit organizations, we can prepare all the initial formation documents, and assist you in filing the entity with the State of Washington.
Businesses need customized contracts for owners, managers, employees, leases and all kinds of business relationships. We can either review contracts which have been provided by other parties or draft contracts to help protect your interests. If you have business partners, we can facilitate a buy-sell agreement that determines what happens in the event of a buyout, sellout, disability, bankruptcy, divorce or death. If you wish to buy or sell a business, we can represent either the buyer, the seller, or both parties as escrow to close the purchase and sale transaction.