John Takes it Personally

Corporate Law CT

It may be your Business, but John takes it personally.

Plain and simple, he solves business problems, not legal problems.

John is a different kind of lawyer.  He has run small businesses and participated in large ones.  He knows that you need practical solutions that can be implemented.  He knows the solutions have to blend the law, finance, business, and people.

He can read your financial statements as well as your accountant.  He knows tax as well as your tax adviser. He can review your insurance issues as well as your agent.  He has had to worry about 40 people, making payroll, getting health insurance, signing leases, and keeping the IT running.  He’s seen how both small and big companies do it.

He also knows that business is about people.  You, your family, your employees, and your partners.

Focus on Local Businesses

John solves problems for small and medium sized local businesses in Connecticut and New York.  He helps corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships.  He enjoys helping entrepreneurs and businessmen.

He addresses issues from from start-up to sale.  He solves issues related to succession planning and other transitional events.  In between, he addresses the operational issues.

So whether your business is in Brookfield CT, Mount Kisco NY or you are looking for Business Lawyer Danbury, CT John can help.

Talk to John to avoid missteps that can cost real money.

Issues He Addresses

  • Contract Drafting, Review, Contractual Issues & Negotiation
  • Business Entity Formation (LLC, Corporation, Partnership)
  • Start up Capital Structures
  • Shareholder, Partnership, and Operating Agreements
  • Outside General Counsel
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements
  • Structuring Reorganizations, Mergers and Acquisitions and other types of business combinations, and divestitures
  • Due Diligence
  • Dissolution of Businesses
  • Business transactions
  • Partnerships
  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Business Planning
  • Business Structuring
  • Employment Agreements
  • NDA’s and Confidentiality Agreements
  • Employment Issues
  • Insurance Considerations
  • Business Financing

Connecticut and New York often have unique laws which require special planning.

Business Law CT

Steps to Take When Starting Your Business

Working with a business lawyer Danbury, CT business owners rely on will tell you that to see your business thrive, several planning steps will need to be taken. For many starting their own business begins with an idea and chances are, you are willing to do anything to see your business become a success. Turning that idea into a successful business will take the assistance of an experienced lawyer to advise you on the proper steps to take. Contacting Sweeney Legal, LLC, can help start a business, and advise you on critical legal matters for years to come. 

Step #1: Determine Business Structure

When starting a business, you will first need to determine the proper formation of your business. This will ensure that you are following legal requirements and tax implications as you begin operating. There are several formations that you may choose from, and a lawyer can help determine the most appropriate type by learning about your business and listening to your needs. Common types of business structures include:

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Limited Liability Company
  • Limited Liability Partnership
  • Corporation
  • General Partnership
  • Cooperative

Step #2: Register Your Business Name

It will be critical to register the name of your business. Choosing a name sets you apart from your competitors and attracts your clientele. Once you have selected a name, you will want to do everything you can to protect it. First, you will need to make sure that the prospective name is not already in use, which our Danbury, CT business lawyer can help you with. You will then need to file paperwork to trademark your business name, as this will ensure that the name is protected. 

Step #3: Federal Tax ID 

You will need a federal tax identification code so that you can function as a business. Your Employer Identification Number (EIN) can be obtained through the IRS website and will be critical to hire employees, pay employees, file taxes, and open bank accounts for the business. Be aware that in some states, you may require a state identification code as well. 

Step #4: Permits and Licenses 

Depending upon the type of business you have formed and the service or product you are offering, you may need to obtain permits and licenses. Both federal and state licenses may be necessary. Examples of licenses and permits include zoning and land use permits, health department permits, liquor licenses, and more. 

Step #5: Obtain Insurance

Obtaining the right insurance will be critical to ensure that your business is protected should the unexpected occur. Without insurance, your assets could be at risk, and you could face financial ruin, which could be the downfall of even a successful business. Necessary coverage includes workers’ compensation insurance, general liability, product liability, disability insurance, and commercial property insurance. 

Contact a Lawyer

Businesses may face many legal issues, employment law issues, contractual issues, intellectual property, business formations, and more. When building your business, Sweeney Legal, PLLC can help you make the necessary legal decisions to set your business up for success. To learn more about our Danbury, Connecticut business lawyer, schedule an appointment today.