Small Business

Your “Outside In-House Counsel”

Our small business attorneys can handle nearly all of your business issues, from startup to sale or wind-down, including:

  • Entity formation and preparing startup documents
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts and agreements
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating commercial leases
  • Advising on employment and other HR issues
  • Advising on warranties and product issues
  • Liaison with other experts (accountants, insurance) to make sure your business and livelihood is fully protected

The Law Offices of Daniel T. Goodwin’s business attorneys are here to help you plan, create and operate your closely-held business. In a world with readily-available online forms and endless advice, our personalized attention and thoughtful counsel will help ensure your business is set up to succeed and your legal documents will stand up to scrutiny.  

We can assist startups in determining which business structure is right for you.  From sole-proprietorships to LLCs to public benefit corporations, each has its own benefits and drawbacks. Our firm will help find the fit that is right for you and your plans, and get your business formed and operating smoothly from the get-go.

Our business formation services include:

  • Business entity selection
  • Filing Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State
  • Filing Articles of Incorporation
  • Drafting Corporate Bylaws, Partnership Agreement or Operating Agreements
  • Filing Statements of Trade Name
  • Requesting for Federal Employer Identification Numbers
  • Business planning
  • Tax Elections
  • Local tax licensing and registration
  • Business licensing and compliance
  • Drafting Shareholder Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements and other business owner agreements
  • Securities work, including exempt private offerings (e.g. Reg D (504, 505, 506)), crowdfunding, blue sky filings and compliance
  • Employment and labor law compliance

The Law Offices of Daniel T. Goodwin’s business attorneys also have a deep knowledge of the many types of contracts small businesses encounter every day.  We help write and negotiate contracts, review contract details and explain legal terms to you in a straightforward manner so you understand what you are signing and what you will be expected to do under the contract.

We help small businesses with:

  • Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Lease Agreements
  • Consent Forms and Waivers
  • Lien Waivers
  • Confidentiality & Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Sales Agreements
  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Financing Agreements
  • Venue Agreements
  • Merchandising Agreements
  • Vendor Agreements
  • Sponsorship Agreements