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The last thing you need when you’re busy starting a new business is dealing with piles of paperwork – but unfortunately, that’s typically what happens. It’s one of the main reasons why entrepreneurs turn to a lawyer for company registration. It’s a way of ensuring not only that your business is fully compliant with Colorado and federal regulations, but it also frees up your time, allowing you to focus on establishing your business operations.
As an entrepreneur in Colorado, it is not only required to follow strict guidelines for registration, but there are also various legal protections your business will need to plan for the future. Sequoia Legal is fluent in state and federal regulations and works with you to provide continued support from formation and beyond.
Here are some other important reasons why lawyers for small business formation prove so valuable when establishing your Colorado business.
As we’ve already discussed, it’s important to remain compliant with all federal, state, and local laws. Our business setup attorneys know the law inside-out and will ensure you always stay on the right side of it.
When you operate as a business, you’re instantly opened up to a whole new world of liability. We’ll help you restrict that liability to minimize the chances of a lawsuit and of any such lawsuit successfully making a claim from your business.
Your business may expose you to risk of many different kinds, whether to your clients and customers, your employees, or anybody present on your business premises. The kind of risk involved with business changes depending on your industry and the nature of your business, and we’ll help you discover those risks and minimize your exposure.
Our lawyers can assist with drafting all kinds of legal documents and can help you govern relationships across your business. It means everyone knows where they stand and what is expected of them in their roles.
And, finally – taxes! Lawyers for small business formation help you understand what taxes you must pay, what reimbursements and deductions you may be eligible for, and how to stay on top of your tax filings.
Sequoia Legal’s business start-up formation lawyers assist with the formation of all kinds of domestic and foreign companies. With your own business setup attorney, the process of forming a business – across a wide range of industries – is made simpler.
A strong foundation is key to good business, and our company formation lawyers know all the common pitfalls and mistakes that new businesses often make. From reducing your tax burden and increasing profit to helping you avoid legal landmines that could cause problems in the years ahead, we’ll ensure your business has the appropriate structure right from the start.
Before you officially form your business, our business formation planning attorneys will walk you through several important issues, including:
We’ll walk you through the entire process from start to finish and help you find the right options that suit your business needs.
With a lawyer, business entity formation is made simpler. We’ll help you decide what kind of entity you intend to run, who the managers are, and other business formalities and requirements to continue legal operation.
Whether it’s a management meeting with legally mandated minutes or helping you decide precisely what kind of entity is best for your business, Sequoia Legal has the knowledge and experience required to help you make the right decision.
We ensure more than just a smooth formation process, but years of continued legal operation without unnecessary complications caused by errors during the formative years of your business.
Once you’ve decided on the right kind of entity, our business structuring attorney will draft and register all necessary documents. These include your articles of incorporation, articles of organization, tax forms, agreements, and more.
With a lawyer, incorporating business documents, shareholder agreements, and buy-sell agreements can also be planned ahead of time, along with putting policies in place to govern the roles of investors and partners.
You might be surprised at just how many federal and state regulations apply to your business. Our business formation attorneys examine your area of work and help you determine whether there are any specific federal or local laws to comply with.
Business contracts govern how you do business with contractors, employees, and any other professional who interacts with your business. These contracts protect you in the event of a dispute and can make light work of lawsuits.
We handle a wide range of contracts, including:
…and more! Whatever business interactions you make, we’ll ensure you have contracts that protect your interests.
Protect your ideas and business with intellectual property lawyers! Our corporate lawyer business entity formation service equips you with important knowledge about intellectual property, and we can assist with filing applications with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Sequoia Legal is well-versed in helping startups and medium-sized businesses, building from our years of experience working in major law firms and offering a friendly experience throughout. Our passionate Denver attorneys bring you a business formation service that’s truly personal, ensuring that we take your company’s specific circumstances and interests into consideration.
Whether you have questions about international or domestic law, or if your business operates in a highly specific industry, our business formation law firm ensures you’re fully equipped with all the knowledge, contracts, and filings you need to operate safely, legally, and responsibly.
And with affordable prices and great communication, we’ll minimize your legal headaches and give you the time you need to focus on running your business.
You likely are well aware of the complexities and pitfalls involved in the legal side of being a business owner.Meet Your Attorneys
Our team at Sequoia Legal regularly helps sellers and buyers of businesses navigate the intricacies of the purchase and sale process to help them achieve their dreams. In this case, Sequoia Legal was brought on by the owners of a local technology company in a sale to a strategic acquirer with a total transaction value in the multiple millions. We successfully negotiated transaction agreements, including due diligence with the buyer and post-closing employment agreements, and closed the transaction within an expedited 30 days period. As part of this process, we helped educate the sellers through their first transaction and work through the emotional roller coaster of selling your business.
Our Denver export compliance law firm has extensive experience with export administration regulations, the FCPA and international trade and can assist clients with developing export control and FCPA compliance programs. We ensure each client follows appropriate FCPA, export control compliance and foreign trade regulations for their industry, and our clients hail from nearly every industry sector. The attorneys at Sequoia Legal have successfully assisted and provided continued guidance for several international companies regarding the internal implementation of FCPA and export compliance plans. These companies employ and engage in various transactions with individuals and companies around the world. To ensure continued compliance with US sanctions laws and regulations following the implementation of the FCPA and export compliance programs, Sequoia Legal has conducted company audits, interviews and internal FCPA training programs. Due to the diligence of the Sequoia Legal team, zero issues or enforcement actions have been taken by the US government against Sequoia's clients for any FCPA or export related matter. An investment in a Sequoia Legal compliance plan has saved our clients time, focus and money.
Companies routinely face complex situations when exporting or doing business internationally. There is a complex set of laws and regulations applicable to the persons, places and products involved in international business. Businesses sometimes end up violating or running afoul of these highly technical and complicated rules. Sequoia Legal has represented various US and foreign companies in conducting internal investigations relating to suspected violations of US sanctions and export controls. Following completion of these internal investigations, where necessary, we have assisted clients in voluntarily disclosing suspected violations to US authorities and have obtained favorable outcomes, including reduced penalties or no penalties. This has allowed our clients to sleep at night and continue to expand and do business internationally in compliance with applicable US law.
And Finding It! Sequoia Legal regularly helps search funds and individuals find, acquire and successfully build new businesses. Our client was a search funder focused on acquiring a company in the professional services industry. We assisted in negotiating several LOI's that fell through, but as a result of that process, we found the right acquisition fit and assisted our client in executing an LOI, conducting due diligence, structuring the deal, negotiating the purchase agreement, working with the SBA and completing a deal that included a cash payment, SBA loan and seller financing with a variable note that reduced if certain revenue metrics were not achieved. We then assisted our client with several "tuck-in" acquisitions to further augment and accelerate the client's goals and exponentially grow revenue.
Andrew Lopez is always there to help. He is professional, responsive and understanding. Thank you Sequoia Legal!
I can't say enough great things about Hunter and Andrew and the Sequoia team. We purchased a small business, and they were efficient, knowledgeable, and direct with their feedback about the deal and its structure and available when we needed them. We hope to do many more transactions with Hunter and Andrew, and the team. If you're looking for great counsel for a business transaction (and I'm sure any other matter they'd represent) - you'll be in great hands working with Sequoia. Bravo!
We trust completely the expert advice and care we receive from Sequoia Legal as they provide their invaluable services to our growing businesses.
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The United States government does not require that LLCs or Corporations are set up by citizens. S Corporations, however, do require that the person setting up the business be a legal resident.
Our business formation attorneys can assist you in filing the correct documents and choosing the right entity if you are not a legal resident or citizen of the United States.
A Limited Liability Company (LLC) protects you from personal liability. It means you literally have “limited liability” as an individual and that lawsuits will be directed at the business and not you individually.
It’s also ideal for single-owner businesses, as it is effectively considered a partnership in terms of tax. It is a flow-through entity where members directly report their income, expenses, deductions, and potential losses. It effectively allows people to operate as a sole proprietor if they so wish, but without the liability that comes with that kind of set-up.
Furthermore, an LLC does not have the same limitations as an S Corporation, meaning that members can make special allocations of income and losses.
Hiring a lawyer to start your LLC or corporation is always a wise idea. Not only will you avoid filing complex paperwork ranging from the articles or organization to various state regulatory requirements, you can rest assured that everything is filed correctly.
Attorneys will walk you through the formation process or simply handle everything and show you where to sign. It’s the easiest and most responsible way to officially register a business operation in your state.
Entrusting the formation of your business with legal professionals is an important long-term investment. The cost depends on the kind of business you intend to run. For a simple LLC application, the costs of forming your business may be hundreds of dollars, but prices may rise to tens of thousands of dollars for the forming of more complex businesses with multiple investors and parties involved.
At Sequoia Legal, we aim to keep costs manageable and competitive, allowing you to get your business running quickly.