Start, Operate And Profit From Your Business With Legalities In Order
Every business starts with ideas and the application of human talent. Whether you are a fledgling entrepreneur or an established business owner or manager, our team at Wheat Legal PLLC is here for you for all stages of business formation and development.
Our lawyers have broad-based, international business law experience. They have practiced business law for years, started and operated their own businesses and taught business law. Our team is strategically positioned to guide you toward success.
First Things First
If you are getting ready to open a new business, you may wonder which entity structure will be most beneficial. Options include the following:
- A sole proprietorship, which you will own and direct yourself
- A partnership, which will allow you to share the workload with a partner whose skills may complement your own
- A limited liability company (LLC), which operates as a partnership or corporation, shielding your personal finances from the risks that a business is often prone to
- A C corporation or an S corporation with shareholders, articles of incorporation and other unique characteristics
- A nonprofit organization offering tax advantages
Our lawyers are knowledgeable and equipped to evaluate your goals and recommend an entity structure that suits your needs.
Development And Growth
When you become a business client of Wheat Legal PLLC, you will have access to bright minds and personalized advice. Our attorney can help you put a business plan in place, create corporate bylaws, create an employee handbook, comply with employee governance regulations, license your business and register trademarks and copyrights. Our vast network of affiliated law firms throughout the Seattle area and the world may prove to be useful during the formation and development of your business.
When you are ready to hire employees, merge with another business or acquire other businesses, we will be available to you every step of the way. Our attorney and legal staff can help you create an employee handbook, prepare to train employees and turn your plans into action and profit.
Businesses can be rewarding ventures, but they can also run into obstacles and controversies. Whether you are experiencing trouble within your business, in relationship to other businesses or in interactions with government agencies, our trial lawyers can serve as strong advocates to help you resolve conflicts cost-effectively. We also assist with business dissolution.
Our skills span the gamut of dispute resolution methods, including mediation, arbitration, negotiations and litigation.