As a business owner myself I know first-hand how numerous and varied the demands can be. I take the time to understand my client’s business and focus my efforts in promptly and effectively addressing the legal need that is keeping them from fully focusing on running her business.
All business owners, whether operating a start up or managing a well-established operation, will periodically need help navigating through today’s complex laws and rules. Our firm helps guide business clients who are starting out with entity selection, drafting of operating agreements, partnership agreements, contracts, State Corporation Commission filings, license applications, and the myriad of other tasks involved in forming and starting a business in Virginia. We also frequently represent owners when they sell their business.
We will help you make the most of the benefits available under Virginia and federal law. Our firm can help whether you’re a sole proprietor looking to add protection for your personal assets from business liabilities, or you are in a group of individuals building a new enterprise. If you need to form a limited liability company, a partnership, a S corporation or a C corporation, we can help you on your way with reasonably-priced corporate legal services. John L. Lumpkins Jr. also serves as the registered agent for many of our business clients.
When legal issues arise in the course of business operations – from contract reviews to a collection matter – we are here to help. John Lumpkins has years of experience as in house corporate counsel and is able to spot issues and guide clients in a range of matters from basic employment issues to intellectual property questions. For these specialty areas, I will identify and manage other counsel whose practice focuses on these areas, such as trademark or employment law.
Even with the recent change is political power in Washington, the federal deficit will continue to put pressure on leaders in Washington and in statehouses to find revenue sources. There will be many economic and financial challenges and opportunities in the years ahead and small business owners need to be on the lookout for those pitfalls and opportunities. Our firm works in concert with clients’ CPAs and financial advisers to address these tax issues.