Business Law/ Business Organization

business-law-organization-attorney-richmond-va-andrew-meyer-lawStarting a Virginia business is very exciting; however, it is important to ensure that you have all of the necessary documents in place to ensure your business gets off to a strong start. Every business has slightly different requirements and therefore I can review your current business and help you determine the best possible business formation based on your long-term goals. Some of the types of operating documents I can help with include:

  • Articles of Incorporation and Operating Agreement Drafting and Review
  • Federal Tax-Exempt Organization Formation
  • LLC Formation
  • Virginia Stock and Non-Stock Entity Formation
  • Limited Partnership Formation
  • State Tax-Exempt Organization Formation

Third-Party Contracts in Virginia

Regardless of the size of your business or how your business is formed, you will generally require various contracts. Some contract may be specific to vendors, others to internal employees including key personnel and in some cases, you may have a need for independent contractors with specific skills. I can help you with a whole range of contract services including:

  • Contract Drafting and Review
  • Employment Agreement Drafting and Review
  • Independent Contractor Agreement Drafting and Review

An Overlooked Part of Establishing Your Business

While most of us understand that starting and maintaining a business is not easy, one of the issues that is often overlooked is what happens if a business partner wants to separate from the business. I can help you be prepared for this eventuality by ensuring you have a plan in place to buy back that portion of your business. I can prepare a buy/sell agreement which gives you specific rights to purchase their position in the business to ensure no third-party who may have no vested interest in your business suddenly owns a piece of it. These agreements are also an important part of a succession plan.

If you are just starting a business or your business has already been established and you are considering changing your business structure, adding new employees or independent contractors or you need help with buy/sell agreement, you can contact me at (804) 358-2909 or email me for assistance.