Corporate and Business Law Attorneys in Fort Lauderdale, FL
Florida law provides for the formation of a multitude of different corporate entities. Generally, a corporation is incorporated for any legal purpose by one or more people and, upon incorporation, attains separate legal existence. This legal existence means that the corporation can buy or sell any property, sue and be sued, and engage in a wide variety of other activities.
In Florida, a corporation comes into existence by filing “Articles of Incorporation”. This document is registered with the Secretary of the State and contains the corporate name, the number of authorized shares to issue, a brief statement of the character of the business carried out by the corporation, as well as the names and addresses of the directors, and the name and addresses of the incorporators.
However, filing the Articles of Incorporation and getting your company formed is just the beginning. Companies should also appoint a board of directors, decide on corporate bylaws, and ensure compliance with all relevant local, state, and federal laws. The bylaws of the company set forth internal rules and procedures for the corporation. These internal rules and procedures include the:
- Existence and responsibilities of corporate offices
- The size of the board of directors
- The manner and term of their election
- How and when the business holds board and shareholder meetings
- Who may call meetings
- How the board of directors will function
Corporate compliance is an essential element in today’s heavily-regulated business environment. Failure to keep up to date with the latest regulatory changes can easily lead to costly enforcement actions. Also, failing to remain compliant with local, state, and federal regulations is something no corporation can afford, and requires the assistance of the right legal partner.
As you can imagine, deciding upon which corporate structure to choose and how to properly incorporate your business are matters of great importance. Whether a company decides to form as a Limited Liability Company, a Partnership, or a Limited Liability Partnership, the choice of incorporation plays a critical role on the development and risks associated with the business and its partners. After making that decision, executing the plan can be even more difficult. Retaining the right legal partner not only makes the whole process smoother but also ensures a level of certainty that is invaluable to new and even seasoned business owners.
At Loshak Leach LLP, corporate and business law are what we do. We take immense pride in working with some of Florida’s most successful companies and thought leaders. Any successful business needs excellent legal representation not only to move ahead, but also to stay ahead of the competition. When you contact Loshak Leach LLP, our number one priority is to help your business do better, whether that means consulting on growth strategy, assisting with the sale or acquisition of assets, or resolving customer or vendor disputes. Whatever your business needs, Loshak Leach LLP is here to help. Our unwavering commitment to legal excellence is what sets us apart. We always put our clients first, providing solutions to complex business issues. We have over 15 years of combined experience representing some of Florida’s best businesses. Our extensive legal suite of services are perfectly tailored to suit the needs of every company. No matter what the size of your business, put our legal skills and knowledge to work for you. Contact our firm today at 508-375-7929.