Starting Or Operating A Business

Few things are as exciting as starting your own business. Or frightening. As a new business owner, the operation of your business is all-consuming. But taking care of the legal technicalities should not be viewed as a distraction, but an important part of your business plan. By creating a strong legal foundation for your business, you can focus on actually running a business while setting the proper expectations for everyone involved.

We Can Help You Build Your Business

Our attorney at North Star Legal Services, LLC, has a wealth of real world experience. He has not merely worked as an attorney for businesses, he has worked within businesses. He has worked in a variety of roles and positions, from large corporate enterprises to small startups.

Some of this work also consisted of handling bankruptcy cases involving small businesses. This experience provided our attorney with many examples of what can go wrong with a business. We learned the pitfalls and potential missteps that can lead to problems and we can help you avoid those hazards.

We can also assist with a wide range of legal issues involved during formation, from entity choice to the drafting of commercial leases and employment contracts.

The Legal Aspects Of Operating A Business

There are a great many laws and regulations that may affect your business every day. From zoning and land use regulations to employment laws and environmental requirements. For any business, sitting down with an attorney and discussing these issues before there is a crisis and litigation looms, can save a great deal of time and money in the long run.

Some small businesses assume when they begin that they do not need to bother with too many formalities. They trust that everyone is on the same page and has the same goal. The difficulties begin when too much or too little money is being made and individuals' expectations diverge.

The better course of action is to choose the appropriate entity such as a limited liability company (LLC), partnership or corporation when the risks are low and because there may be minimal money at stake, everyone is agreeable.

With a well-thought out business plan in place and all the legal formalities taken care of, it is much easier to set expectations and prevent misunderstandings and disagreements than when positions have hardened and real money is at issue.

Contact Our Attorney

Our attorney has more than 25 years of real world business experience, from real estate development, corporate IT and the operations of a home builder. We can help you begin and operate your business in the Lancaster area. Call our lawyer at 717-742-0350 or use our convenient online form.