Business Formation and Organization
Counseling is provided to entrepreneurs and investors in the initial stages of business formation including choice of entity, capitalization, buy-sell agreements, and equity compensation plans. Attorney Bernard van Gils has established corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships and joint ventures and helps clients create and document a capital structure with the appropriate governing agreements. A business is formed to create profit through its interaction with clients and customers, but like a ship, a business should not leave the harbor until its internal structure is secure. That includes having the appropriate entity, agreements between principals and investors, a solid employment strategy, with all necessary agreements, and a sound management team with clear lines of responsibility.