Business Fromation & Maintenance

starting your business the right way

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 venture.  Forming your business entity at Melanie Cunningham Law Office P.C. is not one size fits all, and is never handled in a vacuum.  If you wanted one size fits all, you could use a document drafting service or online legal document website.

Before we form your entity, we get to know you, what’s important to you, what your business is going to do in the world and how you plan to exit it.  We ask you questions that will inform us of the tax structure of your entity, how you own the entity and what happens to your business entity when you pass on (or you pass the company on to a new owner).


the right questions for the right solutions

We ask you the questions so you do not worry that you don’t know the right questions to ask. And then we discuss your options with you in a way that allows you to know you are making informed decisions about:

  •    Where to form your entity

  •    What type of entity to form

  •    How to set up your bank accounts,

  •    What type of insurance to get,

  •    Which agreements you need immediately (and which can wait),

  •    Which intellectual property to protect (and whether to own it in a separate entity from your operating assets),

  •    How much and what type of insurance you need,

  •    How to work with your CPA for max tax savings and more.

We see the formation of your business entity as just the beginning of a long-term relationship in which we are able to become the trusted counselor you turn to for help with all of your business decisions.


general counsel plans

When you choose MC Law Office as your small business general counsel, we take care of all the little details to properly maintain your business entity, so you can stay creative and expansive, and live more into the possibilities for your business knowing everything else is handled.

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 offer ongoing support to ensure your business has the continued foundation necessary for growth.

Our general counsel plans are designed so we can proactively monitor the activities of your business on a weekly, monthly, or quarterly basis.