Austin Business Formation Lawyers

If you’re starting a new business in Austin, TX, having a solid business formation plan in place is essential in ensuring your overall success. You must consider and select the appropriate entity type, prepare organizational documents for a solid foundation, and register your business and obtain tax identification numbers. Getting things right at the start can prevent expensive or catastrophic problems later. It is best to have an experienced business attorney to help you with these important steps.

Davis Business Law offers a wide range of affordable legal services to those looking to start new businesses, such as sole proprietorships, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and partnerships. We can also help if your business has been around a while and you want to formalize it or switch entity types.

Our primary focus is on helping our clients make smart business decisions, and we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Select Your Entity Type

The most important step in business formation is deciding what type of entity your business should be. Should it be an LLC or a corporation? What does it mean to be an S-Corp? Is your business eligible to be a partnership with limited liability? Can you limit your liability even if you’re the only owner in your business? And what are the pros and cons of each different entity type?

It is confusing. It is important. And Davis Business Law’s team of experienced business attorneys can help you sort it out. We will gather and evaluate information about your business and what your expectations and needs are. Then we can provide our reasoned opinion on which entity option makes the most sense for you. Don’t make a blind or hasty decision. We can help.

Prepare Organizational Documents

Your new business needs organizational documents to build a firm foundation for growth, development, and risk prevention. The type of documents you need will vary depending on the type of entity you choose.

For example, if you choose a corporation, you will need articles of incorporation and a shareholder’s agreement. If you choose an LLC, you will need articles or organization and an operating agreement. If you choose a partnership, you will need a partnership agreement.

These documents define the rights and responsibilities of the members or owners, and their relationships to each other and to the company. Poor or non-existent organizational documents are one of the primary causes of expensive and destructive disputes between business partners. By investing in good documents that clearly define each role, you can prevent future confusion and conflict.

Registering Your Business and Setting Up for Taxes

Another important step in starting a business is to file your business name with the government. You can register your new business name directly on the Secretary of State’s website, and our attorneys are happy to advise on the proper way to register your name and move through the business formation process.

Also, to legally run your business in Austin, you’ll need to apply for a tax permit with both the state and the federal governments and obtain a tax ID. Tax permits are required if your business sells taxable services or if you sell or lease tangible property. The application process can be confusing, and our attorneys can help ensure that all the necessary paperwork is filled out correctly and submitted on time.

Licenses and Permits

While general business licenses are not required in Texas, there may be specific license, certification, and permit requirements for business activities at state, federal and local levels. The attorneys at Davis Business Law have experience in all areas of business formation, and we can help you in identifying and obtaining the necessary documentation to operate legally in Austin.

Let Davis Business Law Help with Your Austin Startup

Starting a new business in Austin, TX is an exciting process, and ensuring you have all your ducks in a row from the beginning can help prevent legal issues from popping up in the future. As seasoned business formation attorneys, Davis Business Law is here to help you navigate the steps so your business can thrive from day one. If you’re ready to move forward with your new business venture, look to us for assistance with everything from registering your business name to obtaining the proper licensing and permits. Contact our firm today to schedule an initial consultation.

Contact Us

Call us at (737) 252-7914 or complete the form below. Your form will be directly emailed to us for a quick reply, typically within 1 business day often within hours the same day. All information is confidential.

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Meet Our Austin Business Lawyers

J. Michael Morrison, Esq.

J. Michael Morrison, Esq.

Tim Pullin, Esq.

Tim Pullin, Esq.

Ashley Morey, Esq.

Ashley Morey, Esq.

Contact Us

(737) 252-7914

office@davisbusinesslaw.com

Address

6500 River Place Blvd

Building 7 Suite 250

Austin, TX 78730

Davis Business Law

321 S. Boston, Suite 300

Tulsa, OK 74103

From Our Clients

Michael Lloyd
Michael Lloyd
17:43 29 Jul 22
I needed quick advice for contract review and business changes to which they were very responsive and available. Sound advice and knowledgeable. I’m... glad I found them.read more
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RMike Wittkkop
00:14 29 Jul 22
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Todd Bules
19:45 24 May 22
Outstanding group. Matt and his team did a fantastic job taking care of our legal questions.
Regan Mckenzie
Regan Mckenzie
14:24 24 May 22
Hiring Davis Law was the best decision I ever made for my business.
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Jeremy Cole
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Dylan Woods
02:37 08 Nov 21
Kristin wax the lawyer I dealt with in regard to getting an LLC and she was extremely thurough and went threw every detail in detail which is exactly... what I wanted. I would highly recommend if starting a business to use Davis and kristin in particular.read more
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Tyler Ellis
00:07 28 Dec 19
Matt was very professional and helpful when it came to our business problem. He had the issue resolved in just a couple of days. We will definitely... use him again.read more
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Jeff Washburn
02:24 03 Dec 19
If you are looking for a go getter and no bull type of people to work with, I highly recommend Matt and his team!
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