Legal Services for Any Business Entitites

From earliest stages of inception throughout operations and even eventual sale, businesses need sound legal advice and guidance. In Louisiana, the laws are slightly different than they are in other states, so it is particularly important to hire lawyers with experience and knowledge about local and Louisiana state laws. The law firm of Echols & Associates, L.L.C. provides services throughout the lifecycle of your business.

Early Stages of Business Start-up

As you begin a business, you are faced with many decisions. From the name of your enterprise to how many employees you will hire, you may find it overwhelming. An experienced attorney can help you make decisions that will shape the future of your business, including the type of entityyou should form.

Some of the most common types of businesses include:

  • S Corporations
  • C Corporations
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Family Limited Partnership
  • Sole Proprietor

These types of businesses are subject to different taxation regulations. Selecting the right type will allow you to maximize your profits and avoid unnecessary taxes. Echols & Associates, L.L.C. has the experience and knowledge you need to make the best choice of entity and to begin legally according to Louisiana’s unique state laws.

Corporation Operations

As your business grows and continues to operate, you will encounter unforeseen hurdles and issues that you may not know how to handle. Luckily, with the guidance of our team of lawyers, you will be in a better position to face each of these situations with confidence.

Some of the services we provide include:

  • Litigation
  • Negotiation / Mediation
  • Insurance Matters
  • Buy / Sell Agreements
  • Organizational Documents
  • Initial & Annual Minutes
  • Share Certificates
  • Operating Agreements
  • Employment Contracts

Additionally, for many corporations, the end of the business lifecycle comes when the company is sold or inherited by someone else. Echols & Associates, L.L.C. will help protect your interests as you approach this process. If you are preparing to sell, we will assist you as you negotiate the sale terms and complete the sale. If you intend to bequeath your business to a loved one, we will help you file the necessary documents as part of a comprehensive estate plan to ensure that the succession is successful. We are prepared to serve all the legal needs of your corporation, no matter how big or small, old or new.