We like to help new businesses set up their initial structure, and we also enjoy guiding existing businesses through the various stages of growth and succession they may experience. A pro tip: When you set up a new business, you first need to figure out which entity is right for you. Much of your choice depends on your objectives, how large you want to grow, tax structure, regulatory compliance and liability protection. There are various business entities to consider, including:
- Limited Liability Company – Single Member.
- Limited Liability Company – Multi-Member.
- Corporation (S and C).
- Professional Corporations and Professional Limited Liability Companies.
- Partnerships, including Registered Limited Liability Partnerships.
You also need to consider where you want to incorporate or file your initial formation documents. Folks often ask me if Virginia is a pro-business state. My answer will depend on where the founders live as well as the product or service. In general, I often will dissuade folks from making a knee-jerk run to Delaware. Virginia’s taxes rank 26th overall on Tax Foundation, with our rather high sales tax driving us down the rankings scale. That said, I still recommend incorporating or organizing where the founders live and work.
Compliance and Regulatory Work
B2B leases and agreements
Plaintiff and Defense representation in civil litigation matters
Business succession; and when all goes wrong:
Restructuring, workouts and debtor/creditor disputes
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Our Expertise in Business Law
The best business advisers are the people who have real life experience running the ship. It also helps to have knowledge based on geography. Elaine Jarvis has lived in Virginia since 1994. She knows her way around Manassas and the rest of Fairfax County. She lives in Front Royal, runs a satellite office in Winchester, and she has either hiked or flown over the hills and foothills and mountain ranges that cut the Commonwealth into different parts.
We don’t just know the geography of our land. We know the geography of a business and the thought processes of entrepreneurs. We have run our own business ventures, made mistakes, learned from them, and figured out what it takes to succeed. We honor and support the dreamers, the creators, and the high achievers. We follow a philosophy that emphasizes the positivity of dream building. Part of following dreams, in business, art, or life itself is not being afraid to fail. We dreamers sometimes stumble—so we have a good idea about what pitfalls to avoid that cut into your bottom line or lead into a sticky situation. We respect the magic that goes into founding a business. We understand the grit it takes to make an LLC, corporation or partnership successful. And we will listen to what your needs are and try to anticipate problems and issues that you may not have thought of—and find a fix that suits you.
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over 30 years of law experience
Business Law in Front Royal, Virginia
Once we help you develop a successful business, we can help businesses owners in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland deal with succession planning, litigation, compliance and growth.
A major issue businesses need lawyers to help with is Succession Planning. We offer creative legal solutions to small and medium sized businesses and entrepreneurs from Manassas to the east, straight down 66 West to our business location on 128 N Royal Avenue in Front Royal, and up and down 81 from Winchester to points south. We offer services in the
- Business Formation;
- Compliance and Regulatory Work;
- Buy/Sell Agreements;
- Contract Drafting;
- B2B Leases and Agreements;
- Employment Disputes;
- Plaintiff and Defendant representation in civil litigation matters;
- Real estate; and Restructuring, Workouts, and Debtor/Creditor Disputes.
Businesses face a number of challenges, particularly small, closely held businesses. For example, succession planning presents a unique challenge to more than seventy-five percent of business owners. This is the number of businesses that have no succession plan at all.