Starting a Business

Starting a Business

When you are starting or operating a business, there are many different legal requirements that you must meet and paperwork that must be filled out correctly. If you hire a business or entertainment attorney who charges by the hour, your legal costs can add up quickly. At The Hollywood Lawyer in Los Angeles, we offer our clients many different business services, including business entity formation on a flat-fee basis so that you avoid this problem and know exactly how much you will pay before your attorney begins to do any work. To schedule an initial consultation with a Los Angeles business or entertainment lawyer, contact us by creating your online law office account and (1) calling us at 1-323-300-1481 or (2) filling out our online form.

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Comprehensive Formation Services

At The Hollywood Lawyer in Los Angeles, we assist with all of the legal services that you will need to start your business, including:

  • Completing required paperwork for entity formation – articles of incorporation, articles of organization
  • Filing those forms with the state
  • Drafting an operating agreement, bylaws and/or other corporate entity documents
  • Applying for a federal tax identification number
  • Creating partner/shareholder agreements
  • Negotiating and drafting any contracts that the business needs upon formation

One of the most important decisions that you can make relates to what type of business entity you choose to form. Each type has varying strengths and weaknesses related to taxation and liability protection, so it is vital that you select an entity that best meets your company’s needs. Some of the options we discuss with our clients include:

  • Limited liability companies (LLC)
  • Corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Professional limited liability companies (PLLC)
  • Professional corporations (PC)

When forming a business entity in California, it can be tempting to try and fill out the required forms on your own. Even though you may be able to access forms online, if you incorrectly fill them out, you may run into situations where you are unable to conduct business or encounter tax problems — when this happens you will need to hire an attorney anyway to fix these issues. It is best to have the help of an experienced business attorney from the beginning of the formation process, so that when it is complete, you can put your mind at ease knowing that all of the formation requirements were met and that all of the paperwork was filled out correctly.


Contact a Corporate Attorney in The Hollywood Lawyer

For all of your personal, career or business’ legal needs, contact an entertainment (film, television, music, digital, new media, licensing) attorney here at The Hollywood Lawyer in Los Angeles, by (1) calling us at 1-323-300-4184 or (2) filling out our online form. Our office is open from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For client convenience we are available outside of these hours upon request. We accept credit cards as a form of payment.

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