Corporate & Business Law

The Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms provides comprehensive and cost-effective representation to entrepreneurs in the beginning phases of building their business and to, established businesses alike.

Trying to figure out what type of business structure best suits your needs can be overwhelming.  The Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms will take the time to explain the various types of business entities that exist, such as Sole Proprietor, C Corp, S Corp and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) and help you choose the proper entity that best fits your business goals and objectives.  The Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms will take all the necessary steps to properly form your business, maintain your business entity, and provide assistance to wind-up and dissolve your business if and when the time comes.  Forming the proper business entity ensures that you are building your business on a strong foundation.

Business Counseling and Formation services provided by The Law Office of Kimberly R. Simms include but are not limited to:

  • Assist clients in choosing the proper legal entity
  • Analyze whether any special permits or zoning laws pertain to your business
  • Perform a name search with the Secretary of State to ensure your chosen business name is free and clear at the state level
  • Formation of Corporation including articles of incorporation, bylaws and other required documents
  • Formation of Limited Liability Companies including articles of organization, operating agreement, and other required documents
  • Formation of Nonprofit Mutual Benefit Corporations for Collectives or Cooperatives
  • Prepare and file Statement of Information with Secretary of State (annually or biennially depending on the entity type)
  • Obtain Federal Employer Identification Number from the IRS
  • Prepare and File relevant license and permits such as Sellers Permits, Business Licenses, and Ficticious Business License
  • Prepare and draft additional operational documents and contracts

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