Business Formation And Organizations

The birth of a new enterprise is an exciting time. Startups are often the result of innovation, ingenuity and hard work. The decisions you make during the formation of your company will have lasting effects, both on corporate health and on your protection from personal liability. It is imperative to consult with experienced business law attorneys who can help you structure your organization to take advantage of future growth opportunities while mitigating risk.

At Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P., lawyers John Hodges and Morgan Alley lead our business and corporate law group. Under their guidance, we help entrepreneurs structure their organizations, reduce future risk and competitively position themselves in the marketplace.

Located in Virginia's historic Northern Neck, Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P., advises corporate clients throughout the state during entity formation.

Helping new businesses stay the course for more than 80 years.

A Tradition Of Trusted Legal Service

When forming a company, many considerations come into play. The tax and liability consequences of each entity structure must be examined, partnership and shareholder agreements must be negotiated and corporate policies drafted. Consulting with experienced commercial legal counsel is advised.

Over the years, our attorneys have advised closely held businesses and midsized organizations during the business formation process. Through knowledge and long experience, we help clients avoid many of the pitfalls common to startup organizations, create legal safeguards that limit their personal liability and help ensure favorable tax treatment.

Since 1931, businesses have trusted Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P., to provide sophisticated commercial counsel and advice during the business formation process.

Our attorneys advise entrepreneurs on all aspects of business formation, including:

  • Entity selection
  • Methods to limit personal liability
  • Tax implications
  • Statutory and regulatory compliance
  • Articles of incorporation and bylaws
  • Negotiating and drafting partnership and shareholder agreements
  • Negotiating and drafting employment and vendor contracts
  • Negotiating and drafting noncompete agreements
  • Facilitating corporate real estate transactions
  • Facilitating the purchase and sale of business interests
  • Employment law issues

Counsel For Existing Businesses

In the whirlwind of a corporate startup, many entrepreneurs neglect the formalities of business formation. As businesses grow, it is important to have formal agreements in place to govern business activities and manage future liability. At Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P., we help established businesses organize and incorporate their businesses, draft internal and external contracts and protect the financial health and corporate goodwill of their organizations.

Contact Dunton, Simmons & Dunton, L.L.P., at 804-435-5069 or 866-603-0774 for assistance during the business formation process.