Practice Areas

Business Formation & Governance

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Business Formation & Governance Attorneys

A broad field of law concerning companies and other forms of business enterprises of all types and sizes and those who create them. This includes limited liability companies, partnerships, and other associations that involve economic activities.

Legal advice in this field of law covers a wide variety of topics, including, but not limited to determining the correct choice of the type of business entity, choice of jurisdiction, the process of formation, governance, nature of ownership, operational matters, asset protection, combinations, acquisitions, dispositions, and dissolutions.

Lawyers practicing in this area of law need to be well-versed in many different, but related legal disciplines, including, but not limited to, corporate, partnership, securities, tax, real estate, nonprofit, intellectual property, insolvency, fiduciary duty, along with mergers and acquisitions law.

Business Formation and Governance Lawyers Help Businesses

Starting a company is more than a simple business venture. It involves the creation of a legal entity, the classification of which can have long-term regulatory and financial consequences. A lawyer versed in Business Formation and Governance can guide you through the many decisions that will be necessary as you begin a new venture.


Business registration varies from state to state and may be subject to change as new regulations and legislation arise. You need a lawyer who can help you navigate the necessary document drafting and filing.


Once your company is officially registered, a lawyer can help you manage the legal complexities that encompass managing a business. This includes assisting with required reports to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

If you’re seeking assistance with Business Formation and Governance Law, Smith Dollar PC can help. Learn more by contacting us at (707) 522-1100 or visiting our website.