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Business Formation Attorney

Serving Pinellas County

When you start a business, one of the things you’ll need to consider is the company's structure. The decision as to what type of business entity to establish will have significant legal and financial ramifications as it will establish the amount of taxes the business will need to pay and determine what actions or failures to act will expose the company to risk in terms of liabilities and lawsuits.

atCAUSE Law's business formation attorneys are here to help you determine the correct type of business to start. Based in Clearwater, Florida, we're experts on Florida's different types of business entities.


Choosing the Right Business Entity When Forming Your Business

There are numerous business entities to choose from, each with its pros and cons.


Some entities require many legal formalities to generate and maintain, while others are straightforward to start. 


atCause Law Office can help you isolate what type of business entity is best for your particular situation and can aid in its formation and maintenance.


Some of the potential options are:


  • Limited Liability Company - Forming an LLC gives members personal liability protection common to corporations, but with the pass-through taxation, you typically see with a sole proprietorship or partnership. You can form a single-member LLC or a multi-member LLC.

  • Sole Proprietorship - A sole proprietorship is a business owned by a single person where the company and owner are not legally separate entities.

  • Partnership - Partnerships are businesses owned by multiple people and may or may not be a legal business entity. There are several types of partnerships, including limited liability, general, and limited.

  • Corporation - Corporations are legal and separate entities composed of shareholders that can continue to exist regardless of what happens to the original owners and shareholders.  This includes C-corporations, S-corporations, and non-profit corporations.

  • S-Corporation - taxed as a "pass-through entity," shareholders of S-corporations are not separately taxed. Instead, they share profits and losses on a personal level.

Business Formation Services 

Once we've worked together to determine the correct type of entity for your business, we'll assist with everything that's needed to get your business up and running, including: 

  • Filing Business Formation Documents - we'll file every required document, register your business within Florida, register your business name, apply for your federal tax ID number,  and obtain relevant permits and licenses. 

  • Creating Incorporating Documents - When you start a business, there are a few legal documents you absolutely must have, including an operating agreement, partnership agreement, business plan, and employee handbook.


Business Formation Attorneys in Clearwater, FL 

With over 30+ years of combined experience, the attorneys at atCAUSE Law are ready to help with all your business formation needs. 

Call or text us at 727-477-2255 or contact us to get started with the formation of your business!

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