Our firm advises and represents small businesses, start-ups and entrepreneurs with a broad range of business related services. Our clients are counseled and given advice on areas of business law formation, start-up assistance relating to the formation of an entity, the protection of a trademark or license agreement and assist with buying or selling a their business.
When starting a business, you may choose from several types of business entities. Choosing the proper business entity for your business is vital to the success of your project.
One of the primary considerations in selecting a business organization is proper protection of the owners of the business from liability. Other considerations include tax treatment by the federal and state governments, management structure, future ownership, and capitalization.
State laws determine how particular entities should be set up and conduct their business. These laws are very specific and set out the legal responsibility of each business form. Taxing authorities and regulatory agencies also have laws that pertain to business. The most common business structures are described below:
- General Partnership
- Limited Liability Partnership
- Limited Partnership
- Limited Liability Limited Partnership
- Limited Liability Company
- S Corporation
At most business planning law firms the relationship ends when you sign your incorporation documents. At GP Schoemakers, PLLC we see the signing your incorporation documents as the beginning of our relationship with your business.
Over time, your business will change and grow; your ownership structure may change; we know for sure that the law will change. Your business documents must accommodate all of these changes in order to make sure your business is on track for growth and continued success.
If your business does not have annual meetings, maintain meeting minutes, have agreements, and is not properly updated and maintained over time, your legal documents become worthless—worth no more than the paper they were printed on.
And the costs of failing to update your legal documents regularly are typically far greater than keeping everything current.
To help you make sure your entity is maintained properly, we have created and offer Signature VIP Membership Plans such as our Business Growth Membership Plans™.
These Business Growth Membership Plans™ are designed so we can proactively monitor the activities of your business on a quarterly, bi-annual or yearly basis. By doing this, we can stay on top of your business’ legal, insurance, financial and tax details so you can relax and be more creative, more expansive and live more into the possibilities for your business knowing everything else is handled.
For more information about our unique programs, please contact us or schedule your personal LIFT Start-up Session or LIFT Foundation Audit Session online, and we’ll meet with you privately to choose the right entity plus other legal, insurance, financial and tax systems for your next business.
GP Schoemakers, PLLC focus their practice on Estate Planning, Wills and Trusts of all degrees of complexity, Trust, Probate, Estate Administration & Business Entity Formation. They are also available to assist with Uncontested Divorces and Mediation. They serve clients throughout the greater Houston area, including, but not limited to League City, Webster, Clear Lake, Alvin, Dickinson, Pearland, Angleton, Houston, Bellaire, West University, Sugar Land, Missouri City, Richmond, Rosenberg, Katy, Cypress, The Woodlands, Kingwood and throughout Harris County, Fort Bend County, Montgomery County, Brazoria County and Galveston County.