Our Services for Starting a Business
- Small Business Legal Advice
- Buy Sell Agreements
- Employment Law
- Restrictive Covenants and Non-Compete Agreements
- Business Dissolution and Purchase Agreements
- Litigation Avoidance Counseling
- Department of Labor Compliance
Helping Small Businesses Grow
Your small business faces a unique set of opportunities and challenges. It
is small enough to react quickly to client demands and provide customized service,
but it also can mean that you have to fill the roles of laborer, manager, advertising executive and accountant
all at the same time. As former and current small business owners ourselves, we understand these challenges and opportunities and
can use our experience to help guide you through them all.
Small businesses are the core of our practice at Zlimen & McGuiness. Our attorneys and staff can assist you with business startups, drafting bylaws and buy-sell agreements, contracts, and more. As a small business owner, you need accurate, real-time solutions to your questions and concerns. At Zlimen & McGuiness, we are proud to assist you as your business grows.
If You're Starting Up a Business, We're Here to Help
You’ve got a great idea. You’ve got skills, knowledge, and a work ethic that your customers will appreciate. Now, make sure you get the advice and structure you need to be successful starting a business. In addition to advice, Articles and Bylaws should be drafted for any business startup. These documents formally create your company and lay out how the company will be controlled and governed. If there is or will be more than one owner of your company, a Buy-Sell Agreement (also called a Shareholder’s Agreement) can be used to determine if and how ownership rights can be purchased, sold, or transferred to other people. You’ll also want to make sure that your new business is registered with the proper agencies, including the Secretary of State and the IRS. Finally, you’ll need to be sure that your company has written contracts for customers and contractors, as well as a structure that will allow you to hire employees and grow as it becomes more established. At Zlimen & McGuiness, we look forward to being the firm you trust to assist you with all of these items and more.
How to Make Your Business Grow!
Once your business is established, we’re here to help ensure that it continues to thrive. Our attorneys can advise you on compliance with governmental regulations ranging from your Annual Renewal with the Secretary of State to finding employee pay systems that reduce expense and headaches for you while still abiding by the rules of the Department of Labor (DOL). We can also help prevent and resolve employment issues, such as drafting employee handbooks, drafting non-compete agreements, and advising on hiring or terminating employees. We can even review your forms and business practices to help ensure that you’re doing everything possible to turn accounts receivable into funds received and avoiding unnecessary litigation. Our attorneys know small businesses inside and out and look forward to becoming your advisors on the road to success.
It is our mission to solve the challenges our clients face quickly, efficiently, and successfully. We take a fresh approach that begins with truly listening to each client's concerns, not just giving one-size-fits-all advice. Then, we investigate the facts and circumstances of each case and use that information to craft a strategy that will provide the best possible outcome for you.