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Sound Legal Help For Starting And Running A Business

As a business and commercial law firm located in St. Louis, Donner Applewhite helps new businesses with formation. As former entrepreneurs, the firm's attorneys know that running a successful business starts with setting up the company properly. They help entrepreneurs select the right business structure.

Choosing How to Organize A Business

There are several options for forming a business in Missouri. Trying to choose the correct type of structure can be confusing, but Donner Applewhite examines each business client's plan closely and suggests a structure that best fits the client's company. Among the options are:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • Partnership
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Corporations
  • Nonprofits

Each of these business organizations has their advantages and disadvantages. The firm's attorneys carefully go over each option in detail so that their clients can make an informed decision. The attorneys then handle the necessary paperwork to get the new business properly registered.

The firm's attorneys are passionate about helping clients start new nonprofit and for-profit organizations.

Reliable And Responsive Transactional Lawyers

Donner Applewhite continues its legal assistance after the formation phase. Businesses rely on the firm for transactional advice and assistance with:

  • Negotiating and drafting business contracts
  • Asset protection
  • Intellectual property
  • Other business law matters

The firm's clients have an edge in every negotiation and transactional matter thanks to the attorneys' deep knowledge of the law and aggressive representation.

Trusted Business Formation And Transactions Lawyers

Donner Applewhite offers free initial consultations to new business owners. For an appointment, please call 314-656-8544, or email the firm by visiting the Contact page.