The kind of legal structure (or “business entity”) you choose for your business depends in large part on your goals, both immediate and long-term. The choice will affect the taxes you pay, your personal liability and your ability to raise capital. But whether you organize your business as a corporation, a partnership or a limited liability company, your highest priority should be to protect your personal assets from creditors and judgments. Your second highest priority (but by no means a distant second) should be to minimize taxes and maximize retirement planning.
Toward those complementary ends, McDowall Cotter attorneys conduct a comprehensive analysis of your business plan and your goals. We work with your accountants and financial planners to arrive at the best strategy for asset preservation, given the kind of business entity you choose. And then, for a fixed fee, we establish your entity and provide you with guidance in complying with the laws governing it.
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About McDowall Cotter, APC
McDowall Cotter based in San Mateo has served clients in the greater San Francisco Bay Area for more than half a century. In that time, we have established a reputation, in the courts and in the community, for ingenuity, integrity and a common-sense approach to the practice of law. Our expertise ranges widely, from business counsel to wealth preservation to dispute resolution and litigation. All of our services are rooted in a thorough understanding of the law, extensive experience with trials and appeals, and a longstanding commitment to protecting not only our clients’ interests but also their peace of mind.
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