Starting a business requires thorough planning. Cochran Allan assists business owners in the formation of legally sound business entities and helps entrepreneurs devise business strategies that help them achieve their goals. We advise on the business startup and formation process as well as issues related to selection of entity type and jurisdiction, including:

  • Assisting with the selection of the right business entity, such as partnership, Limited Liability Company, S-Corporation or C-Corporation to secure the most desirable tax benefits and liability protection
  • Advising on practical business and financing issues related to the organization, funding, stock subscriptions, operating, partnership and shareholder agreements for the entity owners
  • Advising on the laws of local jurisdictions affecting the business as well as any applicable licenses and permits required for legal operation of the business
  • Protecting business assets and trade secrets through use of non-compete, non-disclosure and non-solicitation agreements