Business Entities and Formation

As President Calvin Coolidge said, “the business of America is business.”  Larson Latham Huettl can help you pick the proper type of organization to meet your needs and help you every step of the way as your business grows.  Working closely with the client's accountant, our firm believes your entity should accurately reflect your operational intent, as well as leveraging the tax ramifications of the chosen form of organization. 

In addition to the tax advantages of establishing a particular entity, your choice of entity will also be structured to provide you and your business with the necessary liability protections.  To put it another way, the entity will provide you with the ability to protect your hard-earned individual assets from your business’s creditors and other liabilities. 

Whether a small, family-owned business or a corporation, Larson Latham Huettl has represented and advised a number of clients in a wide variety of transactions including:

Debtor/Creditor Relations

•  Debt Instruments (Promissory Notes, Security Agreements, Loan 
   Agreements)
•  Debt Restructuring
•  UCC Documentation, Filing and Compliance

Entity Formation

•  Partnerships
•  Joint Ventures
•  Limited Liability Companies (LLC)
•  “S” and “C” Corporations
•  Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP)
•  Limited Liability Limited Partnerships (LLLP)
•  Limited Partnerships (LP)
•  Non-Profits

Business Planning

•  Employment Agreements
•  Shareholder, Partnership, Owner, and other Corporate Agreements
•  Intellectual Property Protection
•  Liability Insulation
•  Maintenance of Legal Status
•  Stock Options, ESOP, and other Benefits Plans
•  Restructuring/Reorganization
•  Mergers and Acquisitions
•  Leveraged Buyouts and Recapitalizations

Tax Planning

•  State and Federal Filing Compliance
•  Achieving and Maintaining Non-Profit Status

Disputes

•  Shareholder Disputes
•  Partner Disputes
•  Owner Disputes

Securities Compliance

•  Registration
•  Public and Private Offerings

We can assist you with choosing and establishing the best entity to meet your goals and objectives and, thereafter, providing annual and other periodic services, including meeting minute drafting, preparation and filing of annual reports, and registered agent services.  In other words, we will assist you in establishing the best entity and as little or as much thereafter as you desire.