Business and Corporate

Statistics vary, but we know that most working people (particularly on Cape Cod), are either employed by small business or the government. Those who work for the government don’t need to worry about corporate structure or business ownership alternatives, but those who own and work in small businesses certainly do.

Questions abound when starting a business:

  • What entity should I use, a Corporation, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), a Partnership, or something else?
  • What is a Subchapter S Election and what tax advantages are available?
  • How do I plan for succession in the event of a death or disability?
  • What other steps can I take to protect my personal assets?
  • How do I share responsibilities or bring someone else into my business without losing control?

We can help with all of these questions, and have over 30 years of experience in Massachusetts and many other states. In states where we are not licensed to practice, we know qualified experts who are, and we can find the right lawyer to assist you.

Whether you need assistance forming a new business, acquiring a business, entering into negotiations for a merger, or splitting up a business, we can help. We have represented all types of businesses in asset acquisition and protection, finance, tax and succession planning, in industries such as banking and investment, real estate, food service, hotels, construction, retail, professional, manufacturing, and publishing, throughout the United States.

We bring this wide range of experience to your situation, with a local touch and familiarity with the Cape Cod landscape and regulatory environment.