Business Start-Up and Entity Formation

Perkins Thompson’s business start-up and entity formation specialty practice focuses on assisting individuals and entities turn business ideas into a reality.  There are many choices involved with starting a business.  One of the first decisions to be made is the type of business entity to form.  In choosing an appropriate business form, an owner must look to a number of factors including ease of business formation, taxation, liability, and ease of expansion and eventual sale or termination.  At Perkins Thompson, we listen to our clients’ needs, aspirations, and concerns and assist our clients both on what type of entity would best meet the particular client’s needs and in formation of the entity.


Perkins Thompson has assisted in the formation of hundreds of new businesses in a variety of industries including personal service, retail, construction, real estate, brewing, and IT.  After consulting with our clients, we assist in the formation of the entity that best suits their specific situation.  Perkins Thompson has assisted in the formation of the following entities:

  • Corporations
  • S-Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Low-Profit Limited Liability Companies
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Non-Profit Corporations

In the entity formation, Perkins Thompson assists its clients by providing the following services:

  • Name availability check
  • Secretary of State formation documents
  • Federal Tax Identification Number (EIN)
  • Corporate Bylaws
  • LLC Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Initial Consents
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Stock Certificates
  • S-Corporation Election
  • Federal and State Tax-Exempt Recognition Application
  • Employment agreements and labor issues
  • Capitalization
  • General counsel services
  • Taxation
  • Trademark clearance searches
  • Trademark, Copyright, and Domain Name applications at State, Federal, and International Levels


Perkins Thompson understands the importance of predictable budgeting.  This is especially true in the beginning stages of a business venture.  We work hard to provide you with excellent services at an affordable price.  In addition to conventional hourly billing, we offer flat fee and capped charges for many of our entity formation services.

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