Small Business Legal Services
Your Business. Better.
Most small business owners do not realize just how inexpensive it actually is to get accurate answers to their legal questions from an experienced business law attorney. Often, I can answer a question quickly for you and save you many hours of stress and wasted time trying to do it yourself.
Clients call weekly, or 2-3 times a month, with questions about their businesses – can I do this, can I do that, this happened, what should I do, should I be worried about this? and so on. Those questions run full gamut of small business problems. A quick answer to your questions allows you to move on with your business with the comfort of knowing you have accurate and dependable answers. Contact Kyle now at (256) 399-9470.
Costs That Make Sense
Don’t make the mistake of assuming it’s going to cost too much – call and find out for yourself. Find out what we are about and what we can do for you. I believe you will be very pleasantly surprised by what we have to say.
Legal Help For Gadsden & Etowah County Small Business Owners
Even after you have set up your business entity and opened your doors, your legal needs do not end there. As a small business owner, you will regularly encounter issues — mostly small ones at first — in the following areas:
Personal Guaranties on Business Debts
Regulatory Compliance, Including Local Ordinances
Hiring employees and independent contractors
Setting up a professional team (accountant, insurance agent, financial planner)
Limiting your company’s liability
Drafting of company documents (articles of incorporation, articles of organization, by-laws, operating agreements, etc)
Assistance with SBA and Industrial Development Board incentives
Starting a corporation, s-corporation, or a limited liability company (LLC)
Employment and independent contractor agreements
Keeping company minutes, documents, records, and other necessities for legal purposes
Filing of required documents for Alabama and IRS
Limiting liability if services are provided out of your house
Getting sound legal help eases the day-to-day worries that beset even the most successful small businesses. We understand the challenges you face running a small business. We promise to help you solve them.
How Can an Attorney Kyle Pierce Help My Small Business?
While small business owners act in a number of capacities, the successful entrepreneur knows when to ask for help. This is especially true of legal matters, which can sink a business if handled poorly or ignored altogether. Certain things can sometimes be done without a lawyer, such as creating a legal partnership agreement, submitting necessary tax forms, and drafting contracts with partners.
But some issues are too time-consuming, too complex, or too high-stakes to handle without the care and expertise of a business lawyer. These include defending against wrongful termination claims by former employees, making a “special allocation” of profits and losses, or negotiating for the acquisition of another company’s assets. Again, your legal needs will be unique to your business.
And while seeking counsel for complex legal issues is smart, retaining an attorney to help prevent legal problems from occurring in the first place may be even smarter.
Start Your Business Off On the Right Foot
Business formation is a crucial element to being a successful business. It can mean the difference between paying employment taxes on everything you make and being able to take part of your business’s income as non-employment taxable dividends. Without the correct business structure and operations, you may fail to have limited liability and be personally liable for any damages caused by your business, you, or your workers.
The Law Offices of Kyle D. Pierce provides business formation services to home-based businesses, online businesses based in Alabama, and small retail and service stores.