Legal Guidance For Startup Businesses

A business begins with sound planning, including a determination of what legal structure will provide it the most flexibility and asset protection. At Collis Law Group, LLC, we are proud of our record of helping many Ohio business owners and licensed professionals take their initial steps toward financial and professional success.

Your Business Goals Are Our Top Priority

Our Ohio business startup attorneys will listen to your objectives and explain which options may be right to meet your goals. We can assist your business or professional practice startup in these and other matters:

  • Entity selection: Each type of entity has its own peculiar benefits and drawbacks. Our attorneys can explain to you in plain language the differences between a limited liability company (LLC), a C-corporation, an S-corporation or a partnership, and help you choose the entity that is right for you. We will also file all necessary documents and help you secure registration from the Ohio Secretary of State.
  • Ownership and operating agreements: With multiple owners, you should have agreements in place to determine succession rights, ownership of client lists, business plans and other important business assets. Our attorneys can assist you in drafting codes of regulation, articles of incorporation, buy-sell agreements, close corporation arrangements, operating agreements, partnership agreements, and non-disclosure and non-compete agreements.
  • Employee policies and contracts: We can assist your startup business or practice to develop tailored, appropriate employment manuals, employee contracts and non-compete agreements. For professional employees, particularly physicians, we often prepare and review employment contracts to check for compliance with health care laws and regulations as well.

We value long-term relationships with our clients. After helping you establish your business, we can continue to serve as your ongoing outside legal counsel, assisting with the legal needs of your business as you grow, including contract and real estate representation. We also are well-versed in providing comprehensive counsel for the specific needs of health care professional practices.

Competent Business Counsel Experienced Professional Practice Attorneys

From our offices in Columbus, our lawyers provide legal advice and representation for business owners, professional medical practitioners and corporate executives in communities throughout Ohio.

To arrange an initial consultation with an experienced business attorney, call 614-324-9115 or use our online contact form.