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There is a reason why legal DIY companies have an extensive disclaimer which states that their products and services are not a substitute for the advice of an attorney. Because they are not.
Just as identifying your medical symptoms on a website is no substitute for visiting a doctor, using a DIY site or a non-attorney service alone can result in tremendous costs and headaches in the long run. In addition, DIY sites lack customization, many online documents and contracts are simply incorrect, and attorneys use their experience to anticipate and plan for potential problems and pitfalls. A strong foundation whether in the context of a business or building, is critical for success. There is simply no substitute for advice and guidance from trained legal counsel.
New York recognizes several types of business entities and there are "pros & cons" for each. An attorney from our office can help you decide which one is the best for you.
That depends on many factors including but not limited to the type of business you formed and where and how you will be doing business. Examples of other steps that may need to be taken include filing for an EIN# from the IRS, opening a bank account and connecting it to your merchant services and payment platforms, preparing and executing an Operating Agreement or By-Laws, securing any necessary Licenses or Permits, getting appropriate insurance, filing tax documents, and many other actions. Working with our network of associates and business colleagues, we can give you guidance on all these and any other business development issue. All you need to do is ask.
The simple answer is, you can't. But, if you have the document reviewed (or drafted) by one of our attorneys, terms can be explained and modifications suggested. Having an attorney review (or draft) a contract will help you avoid unnecessary risks and potential expensive disputes.
The easiest and most effective way to protect your business name and logo is to register a basic Trademark with the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO). We can help you with that!
We know that legalese can sometimes be overwhelming. We are dedicated to providing you help in language you can understand. If you feel like you don't completely comprehend an issue or topic, just ask and we will make every effort to find an explanation that works for you.
Our legal expertise has a well-deserved reputation of excellence in providing smart, sensible, and cost-effective legal and business solutions for our clients.
We will talk to you about your business idea, help you choose the correct business entity, complete the required paperwork and file it for you, all while providing legal and business support.
We are a network of committed attorneys and business professionals who provide our clients with high quality legal work and personal client service. We approach every client with a focus on advocacy, experience, and understanding. Our reputation and history of successful results speaks for itself.
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