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Business Formation Lawyer Helping You Start Your Business

Giving your business the boost it needs with sound legal advice

Invictus Law, P.C. helps you form new businesses through our affordable legal services. From our Orange County office, we serve Santa Ana, Orange and Irvine. We also serve Riverside and San Bernardino counties from our Ontario office.

Setting up a new business requires legal advice. Many questions arise in the process, such as:

  • What kind of business should I start?
  • Who are my target customers?
  • What kind of product or service would I offer?
  • What kind of investment is necessary?
  • What business structure options do I have and what are the pros and cons of each? Which one should I ultimately adopt?
  • What documentation is needed to form a business?
  • What documentation is needed after I form a business?

Our Orange County business lawyers have the experience to respond to these questions with your specific situation and needs in mind.

Business attorneys in Santa Ana, CA enumerate your options for business formation

When you work with us, we sit down with you to understand your business goals. Many business formation options are available, including:

  • Limited liability company
  • Sole proprietorship
  • Limited, general or limited liability partnership
  • S corporation
  • C corporation
  • Nonprofit corporation

Each has advantages and drawbacks regarding taxes and liability. We walk you through each option so you can make an informed decision about your business structure. We draft any necessary documentation and file your entity formation paperwork with the California Secretary of State’s office. In fact, the secretary of state suggests that you work with legal counsel to submit formation documents, thereby avoiding mistakes that could ultimately result in the rejection of your paperwork. We obtain your business name and employer identification number.

Guiding you through the complexities of corporate formation

Forming a corporation can be complex. We advise start-up corporations on a variety of business law matters, including articles of incorporation, bylaws, contracts and agreements, operating agreements, and forming and operating a corporate board. In addition, we draft employment agreements and assist with the issuance of stock and membership certificates. We ensure that you meet any state and federal compliance requirements, including tax planning and reporting.

When new businesses are the result of mergers and acquisitions, we can assist with ensuring that all goes smoothly.

Starting an Internet-based business requires federal compliance

At Invictus Law, P.C., we have specific experience with helping our clients start Internet-based and e-commerce businesses. The Federal Trade Commission regulates online businesses, including direct response and online advertising. With an online business, you must pay particular attention to customer privacy, protecting your customers from identity theft and potential misuse of their personal information. We can also advise you on the proper collection of taxes and whether California Nexus law applies if your new company doesn’t have a physical presence, which may qualify you to avoid charging sales tax.

The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) also protects information published on the Internet. It’s important for software providers and other Internet-based companies to be aware of this statute.

If and when business litigation is required to resolve disputes, our business lawyers have the knowledge and skills to represent you and your interests.

Get the legal help you need to succeed when forming a new business

With the ultimate goal of ensuring your success, Invictus Law, P.C. helps new businesses and corporate start-ups comply with all state and federal requirements. Learn about your options for either an Internet or a traditional brick-and-mortar business. Call us at (949) 287-5711 or contact us online to arrange for your free initial consultation.

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