Entrepreneurship and Business Formation Advice
Kos & Associates’ cost-effective and common sense legal guidance can help you successfully launch your new business venture. For almost twenty years, we have been helping new companies in Fort Wayne and the surrounding communities with their start-up needs and are ready to assist you with the following:
Business Entity Selection
When starting a new company, you will need to decide what type of legal structure it should take. We can explain the advantages and legal consequences of the different entity types and help you sort through your various options:
• sole proprietorship
• general partnership
• S corporation
• limited liability company
• limited partnership
• limited liability partnership
Because your choice of business could have personal liability and tax consequences, our attorneys can work with your accountant to analyze your company’s particular needs and advise you how to best structure your new business.
Corporate Governance Documents
Kos & Associates can assist you with drafting your corporate governance documents, including your articles of incorporation or organization, shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, bylaws and minutes. Our lawyers will work with you to file your initial required documents, as well as your continuing business entity reports, with the Indiana Secretary of State. We can also serve as your business’s registered agent for service of process and other legal notices.
If contracts will be an important element of your day-to-day business operations, you will need contracts that comply with state and federal laws, protect your interests, and present clear, easy to understand terms. Our attorneys work closely with our in-house editorial team to draft contracts that meet your business’s unique situation.
Kos & Associates is an associate member of the Indiana Bankers Association. Furthermore, our attorneys know and have personally worked with many of the commercial lenders in Fort Wayne and the surrounding areas. We can provide you with advice and ideas for funding and growing your business. Before you sign any loan documents, including promissory notes, security agreements and guaranties, our attorneys can review them, ensuring that they are right for your business plans and goals.
Contact Kos & Associates
Call Kos & Associates at (260) 424-2790 or contact our firm online to schedule your appointment.