Business Entity Counseling and Formation

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.

McDowall Cotter offers business entity counselling and formation services in the San Francisco Bay Area. Some of these services include counselling different types of entities such as LLCs, Corporations and Partnerships.

Each business entity formations have different requirements. We counsel the diverse taxation requirements for each of these businesses, starting from the preparation of the documents that are necessary for the formation and taxing authorities.

When we first start working with clients looking to create a business in the Bay Area, we first conduct a comprehensive analysis of your business plan and your goals. If you are seeking assistance with the formation of business entity within San Mateo, Palo Alto, Menlo Park, Burlingame, Redwood City, Redwood Shores or within Alameda County or Santa Clara County, our lawyers here at McDowall Cotter will 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.

Have questions or need consultation about business entity counselling and formation? Please feel free to Contact us here.

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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