Legal Services for Start-Ups
Dwight D. Eisenhower, a U.S. President and businessman in his own right, once said: “The business of this country … is business.”
Perhaps you agree with the former president’s point and have decided to seek your own business incorporation. This is an excellent way to further your family’s hopes for the future. At Bunch & Brock, Attorneys at Law, we’re a family-owned business ourselves, and we applaud your sense of enterprise.
When starting your own business, there is much to consider, many options to explore, and a great many decisions to make. With extensive experience in this arena, we think you’ll appreciate the many ways our firm can help.
Thirty Years of Growing Kentucky Businesses
With over 30 years of experience, Bunch & Brock represents Kentucky clients in all aspects of business law and provides counsel and concrete assistance for business formations and start-ups.
Our comprehensive services for new business owners include the following:
Initial document filings – When you select the operating structure of your business, this decision affects taxes, assets, liabilities, and more. Our attorneys can provide advice and information on the benefits and disadvantages of doing business as a sole proprietorship, a partnership, a corporation, or a limited liability corporation (LLC). We can assist you with all start-up documentation, including licensing and permit filings.
Business leases or property purchase – Negotiating a commercial lease can be complex, and the long-term stakes are high. Our firm can help you secure financial terms that benefit you and help your business succeed. Alternatively, we can assist you in your decision to purchase commercial property, providing important information on building codes, zoning, etc.
Contract negotiations – Every business is run through contractual agreements, including employment contracts, credit agreements, purchase and performance contracts, and much more. Services at Bunch & Brock include drafting a wide variety of contracts and agreements for all kinds of business concerns. Our attorneys also assist with contract negotiations and provide legal representation in the event of a contract dispute.
Compliance issues – Kentucky has a number of rules and regulations that new business owners must become familiar with. In addition, each city and county in the state has its own business regulations to follow. Our business lawyers can help you with registration, tax reporting, and insurance, and can advise you regarding occupational safety, environmental issues and labor laws.
Employment agreements – Whether you will be working with employees, independent contractors or a mix of the two, solid employment agreements are the key to avoiding problems. Our firm can advise you on employment agreements as well as nondisclosure and non-compete agreements. As always, we are available to negotiate a dispute or represent you in the event of a breach-of-contract issue.
Buying and Selling — Bunch & Brock, Attorneys at Law, represents clients in the sale or purchase of businesses as well. This would include preparation of the asset purchase agreement or stock sale agreement and all related documents, such as drafting the promissory note, security agreement and Uniform Commercial Code filings.
Long-Term Legal Partners
Down the road, your needs as a Kentucky business owner will evolve and change, and our firm would like to stay with you every step of the way. Challenges are part of any business, and it is not unusual for business owners to require assistance from legal counsel.
For example, Bunch & Brock lawyers can assist clients with collection of their accounts receivables or other debts that may be significantly past due. This includes filing appropriate judgment liens or Mechanics’ and Materialmen’s Liens. Or, should your business be the target of a lawsuit, our attorneys are prepared to provide you with an aggressive defense.
Our forward-thinking business services also include business succession planning and estate planning for business owners. Eventually, if needed, we can provide assistance with dissolving partnerships or corporate dissolutions.
As you set out on your own with big plans for a small business incorporation, the Bunch & Brock firm is here to help. Our timely advice and attention to detail will make a difference as you start your business and as you continue to grow in future. If you are ready to launch your business idea, you can benefit from an initial consultation with a knowledgeable attorney. Please contact us online to schedule an appointment or call us today at (859) 759-4681.