Lake Charles Business Organizations Attorney

Southwest Louisiana Corporations & Partnerships Lawyer

There are many reasons for forming a business. These reasons generally include liability protection, tax consequences, management of assets and in some situations as an effective estate planning tool. There are many decisions to be made when starting a new business and we can guide you through these decisions. If you are planning to start a business, we can help you get off to a successful start and once your organization is up and running we are available to provide continued business consulting services.

Lake Charles, Louisiana: Business Organization Attorneys

Among the services we offer at the law firm of Lorenzi & Barnatt is to provide legal help with the formation of business organizations. We work with entrepreneurs, farmers and ranchers, and other business owners to help them achieve their goals. We take the time to listen to our clients and learn about their personal and business goals and guide them through the process of making informed decisions.

Types of Business Organizations

The first step in starting a new business is the proper formation of your new entity. We will assist you in choosing the appropriate type of business entity based on your specific goals and circumstances, management flexibility, risk or liability tolerance and tax consequences. Your choice of entity may include any one of the following:

  • An S corporation or a C corporation
  • A limited liability corporation (LLC)
  • A Partnership
  • A Professional Organization
  • A Charitable Organization such as a 501(c)(3)

Business Start-Up Agreements

As part of the business start-up process, we will prepare and file all documents relevant to starting a business. These documents may include any one of the following:

  • Partnership agreements, which are essential anytime two or more people go into business together
  • Articles of Incorporation and By Laws for S and C corporations
  • Operating Agreements and Articles of Organization for limited liability companies
  • Buy-sell agreements, to spell out how the business could be sold in the event of divorce, death of a partner or other events

Non-Profit Organizations

In addition to creating for profit business entities, Theresa Barnatt has extensive experience in successfully organizing non-profit organizations. She can guide you through the organizational and operational processes for your charitable organization and help you determine which form of non-profit entity is best for your goals whether it is a public or private foundation or a non-profit corporation.

Discuss Your Business Plans With Experienced Business Lawyers

Since 1990, we at Lorenzi & Barnatt have proudly provided smart and practical legal advice to business owners in and around the Lake Charles area. We invite inquiries on any topic relating to business organizations and business start-up procedures.

To schedule a confidential appointment, call 337-513-0886 or contact us online.