Our business and commercial clients range in size from one-person start-ups to multi-million dollar companies. As a broad-based business law firm we provide clients doing business in South Carolina, Georgia, and beyond with the ability and experience needed to handle a complete range of business affairs.
Business Formation Basics: How to Start Your Own Business and How We Can Help
When starting or expanding a business, it is important to make sure that all legal issues are properly handled from the beginning. Failure to properly form or maintain your business entity may expose you to personal liability, and failure to implement appropriate contracts can leave you with unexpected obligations and inadequate remedies when something goes wrong. The business lawyers at Player Law Firm are careful and experienced counselors for small businesses throughout South Carolina, helping with entity formations and contract-related needs.
Entity Formations in South Carolina: For most small business owners, one of the first official steps toward getting a new business off of the ground is to form a new entity with the South Carolina Secretary of State. However, selecting the best type of entity for your operation, and ensuring that all necessary documentation is put into place, requires special knowledge of a variety of legal principles.
- Should I operate as a sole proprietor, incorporate, or form a partnership or limited liability company (LLC)?
- How can I sheild my personal assets from the debts of the business?
- What do I need to file with the State of South Carolina to register my business?
- How should my patners and I apportion control, voting rights, and rights to the company’s profits?
- What should we do to plan for a disagreement between partners, or if one partner wants to leave the business?
- What licenses do I need to operate my business?
- What do I need to do to keep my business entity in good standing with the State of South Carolina?
- Real Estate Leases
- Loan Documents
- Confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements
- Employment Agreements
- Independent Contractor Agreements
- Franchise Agreements
- Service Agreements
- Purchase Agreements
- Software and Intellectual Property Licenses
- Arbitration, mediation, and other forms of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)
- Business and commercial litigation
- Business liability and business tort litigation
- Confidentiality and nondisclosure agreement litigation
- Contract and lease drafting, contract negotiation, and contract litigation
- Corporate liability and litigation
- Covenants not to compete, non-compete agreements and trade secret litigation
- Corporate formation, reorganization, and restructuring
- Dissolution and divestitures
- Family limited partnerships
- Insurance planning and coverage
- Joint ventures and partnerships
- Limited liability companies and limited liability partnerships
- Mergers and acquisitions
Our South Carolina attorneys can help you answer questions such as:
Our job is to provide recommendations to allow you to make informed decisions, and then move forward to prepare and file all of the necessary documentation to start and protect your small business.
Experienced Contract Drafters and Negotiations
The attorneys at Player Law Firm, LLC are experienced in drafting and negotiating all types of contracts encountered by South Carolina small business owners. Do you need an experienced attorney to draft a custom contract for your small business? Do you need a lawyer to review and negotiate a contract on your behalf? Are you unsure if you even need a contract? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
The following is just a sampling of the numerous contracts we prepare and negotiate for small business owners on a regular basis:
Business and Commercial Litigation
Entity Selection and Business Structure
To learn more about our business and commercial litigation lawyers, please contact us today.