Washington Trade Counsel LLC - Attorney at Law
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General Corporate Law
Business Formation and Corporate Law Attorney

The business formation attorneys of Washington Trade Counsel will make certain your new company has a strong legal foundation that will support future growth.

New Firms or Subsidiary

If you are wondering how to start a business, whether to incorporate in Delaware, or what type of business entity is right for you, our business formation attorneys can answer your questions. Our lawyers are also available to review and amend corporate documentation, such as minutes, resolutions, stock books, and articles of incorporation in an entity you have purchased. 

Need to Incorporate a Non-Profit Organization?

Non-profit organization is exempted from federal income tax and certain excise tax if the organization is also recognized as a public charity.  If you want to incorporate a non-profit organization, we can help you draft the articles of incorporation, operating agreement and by-law to ensure the corporate formalities are 501(c)(3) compliant.  In addition, we will structure your corporate entity so that your corporate structure is customized to facilitate your purpose of pursuing non-profit causes and possibly business operations.

Protection of Minority Shareholder's Right

Minority shareholders in a corporation or limited liability company are subject to enormous risk in management, profit-sharing and other aspect of business operations.  Since majority shareholders have effective control of the company, majority shareholders can pass corporate resolutions declaring corporate dividends to the exclusion of the minority shareholders.  For many times we have seen such things happened in our practice.  Even though there are common law doctrines such as "oppression of share holders" that can protect the minority shareholder's interest, but the only  effective approach is to preempt such oppressive act before they arise.  Our attorneys can effectively preempt such oppressions through detailed corporate document preparations.

Successful Operation

Our attorneys are here to help you with all legal aspects of business operation, including corporate governance, stock purchases, sale and merger agreements, contract law, and regulatory compliance.

We will be happy to assist you with your legal needs, including:

Business formation, including corporation, partnership, LLP, and LLC formation
Delaware incorporations
Drafting shareholder and partnership agreements
Drafting and negotiating business contracts
Venture capital financing
Private securities offerings
Restructuring an organization
Corporate mergers and acquisitions
Negotiating and drafting purchase and sale agreements
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