Structuring your business properly provides many benefits:
Limit Your Liability - Creating a business entity (Corporation or LLC) establishes legal separation between you and your company, protecting your personal assets from business creditors.
Protect You from Claims - A clear and concise service agreement for use with your clients will place you in a position of strength and help manage client expectations, thus reducing the likelihood of an adverse claim by a client. If a claim does occur, you will be protected by a contract that was custom drafted for you.
Establish Credibility and Authority - You appear more credible, established and trustworthy when your name ends with "LLC" and your trademarked branding contains the ® designation. This helps attract clients, employees, partners, lenders and investors.
Reduce Stress - Take comfort knowing your company is properly set up to limit your liability, you have a solid contract in place and your intellectual property is protected. Focus on growing of your business instead of legal problems.
Create Free Time to Grow Your Business - Don't waste time researching how to be your own legal counsel. Having the legal infrastructure put in place for you gives you time to stay in your zone of genius.
Minimize Tax Liability - Your company can be structured to minimize your personal tax liability.
Some services may or may not be applicable to you. Services are available a la carte, or save cost through bundling. Custom packages are available to suit your specific needs.
Entity Formation - Form a Corporation or Limited Liability Company to hold title to all corporate assets and limit your liability.
Trademark - Get a federal trademark registration to protect your branding from competitors.
Copyright - Get a federal copyright registration to protect your valuable content from competitors.
Service Agreement - Protect yourself, manage client expectations and create consistency with a standard service agreement for use with your clients/customers.
General Counsel - Retain Thomas Ladegaard to serve as your general counsel, available to address legal issues as they arise and to assist in your growth strategies.
Trademark and Copyright services are available to clients nationwide. All other services are California-specific.
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