PRACTICE: FORMATION and Incorporation
We handle a wide range of initial documents for LLCs and Corporations.
We can help you work through your co-founder/partnership issues.
We can set the stage for contractor and employee growth.
Feel free to browse our new startup website focused on Georgia startups at georgistartup.law.
If you are starting or have recently started a company in Georgia or Delaware or Wyoming, talk to silverlegal. We can help you choose whether a C Corp, S Corp or LLC is right for you and whether to form it in Georgia, Delaware, Wyoming or another state. Need a EIN? Apply here.
When you have two or more members in a member-managed LLC or you have a manager-managed LLC, the lack of an operating agreement signifies that you likely have not thought through how your entity will be governed and worked through the human element of running a business. Worse yet, the rules governing your LLC will be default rules under the state laws, and may not be what the partners would have chosen for themselves (when everyone got along).
We can help with your governance documents (operating agreement, bylaws, shareholder agreement, buy-sell agreement), IP assignment documents, share issuances, contractor agreements, advisor agreements, employee agreements, restricted stock / vesting, phantom equity, options, preferences, section 83(b) elections, and more. When you want to add members, partners, managers, shareholders, etc., we can be your sounding board for these decisions. Even if you attempted this process with form documents and now you're confused, it's not too late to reach out to silverlegal.
We have helped multple clients move their business entities from one state to another, including converting the entity at the state level. Do you need a new EIN number? Find out here. We can also help you convert an entity of one type to an entity of a different type including preparing certificates of conversion and the like.
We have helped multiple domestic and international clients who used services like Stripe Atlas, Clerky or Harvard Business Services to get set up with a Delaware Corporation. These clients frequently request silverlegal's assistance with completing their post-incorporation needs, issuing shares, changing their share structure, adding angel investors, setting up vesting schedules, adding advisors, complying with Delaware formalities, and creating their early agreements. We would be happy to help you too.
Note that silverlegal does not provide tax advice but can work with your accountant or tax attorney, or hopefully we can refer you to someone versed in the types of issues you are facing.
For new technology and other eligible businesses in the city of Atlanta seeking a business license, please see this link.
5-Star Reviews Related to the Formation/Incorporation Practice Area
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"I hired Jarrett Silver for setting up an LLC for my startup. The first thing I noticed was, unlike many attorneys, Jarrett is not transactional. He thinks from a client's perspective and provides meaningful solutions while building a good, warm relationship."
"I also find that he tries to save money for bootstrapped companies such as mine. His suggestions on spending are commendable, focused only on high value items while ignoring low value items. The pricing is clean and upfront with no hidden costs."
"I enjoyed working with him and will utilize more of his services as I continue to build my company."
"Jarrett has been a great partner in helping me get my new business set up. He's a thoughtful attorney who asks good questions but doesn't get bogged down in .01% risks or legalese. Thanks to him I was up and running quickly!"
"I couldn't be happier with the level of responsiveness, support, and service Jarrett has provided our company. He pays attention to all aspects of our business and proactively points out upcoming deadlines and considerations to keep us on track. And he's always available for advice when we have business legal questions of any kind. Working with Jarrett is truly like having our own in-house counsel. Thank you, Jarrett!"
"I emailed silverlegal and seven other firms at 9:00pm on a Friday evening with an urgent & important task. The only one to respond was Jarrett. We happed on the phone and spoke for almost an hour. You do not get this kind of experience and flexibility anywhere else unless you are a huge client at a top-tier law firm.
"It was refreshing to see a firm that keeps the same hours as the clients they aim to serve (in this case startups)."
"If you want an attorney that is hands-on at the earliest stages of your company, you should speak with silverlegal."
"Jarrett has been wonderful to work with. He stayed in touch with me almost everyday throughout the process of getting my new business established. He has been so easy to talk to and he has explained in layman's terms all that I needed to know to make this an extremely painless process. I would highly recommend Jarrett to anyone looking for legal guidance when starting their new business."
"Jarrett has a genuine interest in helping startups. This translates into very personalized service and attention. He is a great listener and very thoughtful. He asked good questions and brought up good topics for my partner and me to consider while we pulled together the paperwork. I feel comfortable reaching out to him anytime with a question and assured that he will provide a thoughtful response. He also keeps us in mind and will often forward information he comes across that he feels may be helpful to our business. This is certainly beyond the call of duty. I've appreciated his communications and level of service and attention."