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Helping Startup Business Owners Protect Themselves and Their Businesses

When you are starting a business, the decisions you make can have long-term consequences. Whether you are going into business for yourself as a self-employed person or starting a business with one or more partners, it is important to get solid legal advice on your options.

At The Roberts Law Firm, P.C., our St. Louis business entity formation attorneys help clients set up Missouri business organizations. We can help you select the appropriate entity for your business and put structures in place to protect you and your business from unnecessary risk.

Advising You on the Right Legal Entity for Your New Business

Generally, you are going to want to choose a business entity that protects you from personal liability from business debts and that provides both you and your business with the most favorable tax treatment possible. Common entity types in Missouri include the following:

  • Limited liability company (LLC): The LLC has become increasingly popular, especially for small and mid-sized businesses, due to its flexible structure and low maintenance cost.
  • Corporation: The corporation is a more traditional type of business entity. Corporations are divided into subchapter C and subchapter S corporations, which are taxed differently.
  • Partnership: Missouri law also recognizes various types of business partnerships that are not corporations or LLCs, including limited partnerships and limited liability partnerships.

Once you have chosen an entity, we will file the necessary paperwork and advise you on your reporting and record-keeping obligations going forward. If your business has more than one owner, we can also help you draft any necessary agreements between the owners.

Missouri Entity Selection Attorneys · Call Us at 636-530-9199

Our lawyers are committed to providing insightful and value-driven advice to startup businesses in the St. Louis area. To discuss how we can help you, please contact us at 636-530-9199 or by e-mail. We accept credit cards for payment of our legal fees.

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