Starting a Business

Starting a new business is one of the most powerful and inspiring things you can do. Get off to a great beginning with Canterbury Law. We’ve got the experience too — we’ve organized business entities as simple as a single member LLC and as complex as a multi-tiered limited partnership comprised of corporations, LLCs, partnerships, and individuals. Whatever your needs, we can help.

  • Choosing the right type of business entity — Sole Proprietorship, Partnerships, LLC, S Corporation, C Corporation, or Non-Profit.
  • Preparing an exit strategy from your former business or employer — advice on gracefully exiting your employment or selling your former business.
  • Confirming new business roles and responsibilities — creating an operating agreement and other legal documents to keep things clear with your business partners, managers, owners, and other stakeholders.
  • Getting agreements in place — buy-sell agreements, put-call agreements, shareholder agreements, and other corporate records.
  • Hiring employees — getting employee handbooks and policies in place and understanding employment law obligations.
  • Office setup — leasing or buying office space and getting the equipment, support, and maintenance you need.
  • Financing and debt — taking on debt and alternative forms of financing and ownership.

Business Acquisitions

If your new venture involves buying an existing business, Canterbury Law can assist. We have helped to negotiate substantial deals, acquisitions, and contracts, and acted as counsel in transactions involving the acquisition of as many as 25 different business entities in a single transaction.

  • Negotiations — extensive experience in negotiation and finalization of business entity and asset purchases.
  • Complex purchases — expertise with acquiring a single business or multiple business entities as a part of one master purchase agreement.
  • End-to-end advice and assistance — from the initial offer to the closing agreement, we will partner with you to achieve the best result possible.