McFarlane Law

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Business Planning and Formation

Scottsdale Business Formation Attorneys

At McFARLANE LAW, PLC, we bring unique qualifications to the practice of business law. Richard W. Bredemann is both a lawyer and a certified public accountant (CPA). Stephen J. McFarlane has an LL.M. degree in tax, has worked as a former tax litigation attorney for the IRS, and has a background as an international business executive. From our office in Scottsdale, we represent small to medium-sized businesses and business owners throughout Arizona. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your needs.

Choosing the Right Business Entity for Your Goals

The choice of a legal form for your business is the first stage in effective business planning. Each business form has unique tax consequences as well as consequences for the initial and future ownership and control of the business.

The limited liability company (LLC) has become the business entity of choice in recent years, especially for smaller businesses and investment properties. Our attorneys are highly experienced at helping clients form LLCs.

However, there is no one-size-fits-all approach to business formation. Depending on your needs and goals, you may want to form a Subchapter S corporation or a traditional corporation (a C corporation), or you may want to run your business as a sole proprietorship, general or limited partnership, or joint venture.

We also offer entity selection and formation services for professional practices, nonprofit organizations, cooperatives and other types of organizations. Contact us to assist you through the process of choosing an entity and filing the necessary documents.

Reliable Counsel for Ongoing Business Operations

Once a business entity has been established, it will be necessary to put structures in place for its ownership and control, such as bylaws, operating agreements, buy-sell agreements and shareholder agreements. To maintain your business entity, it may be necessary to complete annual filings and prepare meeting minutes.

Our attorneys can help you with all of these business maintenance tasks. The following are examples of the types of business law services we provide:

  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Operating agreements for LLCs
  • Business succession planning
  • Commercial leases, including representing landlords and tenants
  • Business contracts
  • Employment contracts
  • Termination agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-compete agreements
  • Commercial leases
  • Insurance contracts
  • Asset, title and stock transfers
  • Purchase or sales agreements, including buying or selling a business, as well as contracting for goods or services
  • Business dissolution, winding up, and liquidation

Whether you need help negotiating an employment agreement or putting together a complex business transaction, our lawyers can provide you with the professional guidance you seek.

Contact Our Maricopa Business Planning Lawyers

To arrange a free and confidential consultation with our Scottsdale business formation lawyers, call us at 480-991-0032. We represent clients in the Arizona East Valley, including Phoenix, Scottsdale, Cave Creek, Paradise Valley, Fountain Hills, Mesa and Tempe.

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