Seattle attorney Stephen M. Katz has been working with business owners and entrepreneurs for more than 20 years. He has guided clients through the start-up phase of business ownership in nearly every industry in Seattle: construction, restaurant and hospitality, manufacturing, sales and professional services, auto, technology, energy, travel, real estate development and investment, and retail and wholesale operations. He has helped many former employees of large corporations make the transition to business ownership. He’s got the background and experience to help you start your business and keep it growing.
Legal counsel for business start-ups
Selecting the right business entity is the first step in building a successful company. Steve Katz has a wide range of experience assisting owners in the Seattle area to evaluate and choose the best organizational structure for their business. The options include: sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company (LLC), S Corp, and C Corp. The decision on which business entity to use can have a large impact on an owner’s personal liability for business activity as well as tax concerns. Making the right choice in the start-up phase of the business can help prevent problems in the future.
Starting a new business, step by step
Steve Katz will meet with you personally to learn about your business and about your goals and objectives. He will review the advantages and disadvantages of each business structure and will guide you through all the steps in the business formation process. He will explain the significance of each corporate document and ensure that you have all the information you need to make informed decisions.
Steve Katz helps clients with:
- drafting organizational documents.
- complying with federal and state filing requirements.
- business name registration and trademark issues.
- maintaining corporate records.
- corporate minutes.
- employment issues.
- real estate leases.
- drafting supplier and service contracts.
For decades, Steve Katz has been offering comprehensive legal services in the area of business formation. His goal is to give his clients the best foundation possible for a successful future.