Howard County, MD, Corporations, LLCs & Partnerships Lawyers

At the Coover Law Firm, we know that the foundation of your business is critical in terms of how things work, management, taxation, and profit distribution. We are experienced in forming corporations, Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), and partnerships under Maryland law and regulations.

When starting a business, the chosen form of business entity can affect taxation, liability, potential growth, governance, ownership transference, stock type, and more. At the Coover Law Firm, we take great care to help you choose the proper entity form, whether it be a corporation, partnership, or Limited Liability Company.

What is a Partnership?

A partnership, or a general partnership, is created whenever two or more people agree to do business together for profit, even if there is no intent or written agreement to form a partnership. While no formal filing or registration requirements are needed to create a partnership, partnerships must comply with registration, filing, and tax requirements applicable to any business. There are also critical steps business partners should take to make sure they follow sound business practices when they start their new venture.

At the Coover Law Firm, we are experienced in forming business entities. Our partnership law attorneys are here to help you:

  • Choose a business name
  • File a trade name
  • Draft and sign a partnership agreement
  • Obtain licenses, permits, and zoning clearance
  • Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN)

What is a Limited Liability Company (LLC)?

A Limited Liability Company (LLC) is a partnership and corporation hybrid. Due to its simplicity in formation, maintenance, and protection from liability, the LLC has become a popular legal alternative to a corporation for business owners. In Maryland, as in most states, the LLC combines the benefits of limited liability and pass-through taxation, much like an S corporation; however, the LLC’s legal structure is more flexible and permits many companies that find S corporation status too restrictive to take advantage of its benefits.

Small business owners are taking advantage of the LLC because it is easier to set up and maintain than a corporation. Each state has its statutes concerning LLCs. When considering the LLC option, consulting knowledgeable and up-to-date legal and tax advisors is necessary.

The Coover Law Firm is ready to aid you in the formation of your LLC and offers services including:

  • Start-up
  • LLC formation and structureCall today to solve any Partnerships disputed in Howard County
  • Articles of Organization
  • Growth and re-capitalization issues
  • Securities issuance/regulatory issues
  • Member relations (member agreements, buy-sell agreements, and operating agreements)
  • Growth financing, loans, and investment banking
  • Sales, mergers, and acquisitions
  • Best practices and essential contract matters

Attorneys at the Coover Law Firm, LLC advise clients on their options and handle all aspects of business entity formation with the structure that meets their needs and goals. When deciding to start your Partnerships, Businesses, or LLCs in Columbia, Maryland, and surrounding areas, call 410-995-1100 in Columbia or toll-free at 866-425-9555, or contact the firm online to discuss scheduling an appointment with our attorneys.

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