Forming Your Business

Starting a business requires making decisions. Apart from the big-picture vision — the dream you're striving to make a reality, or the seed of an idea you're looking to grow — there are the countless nitty-gritty details to address. How will your business function on a day-to-day basis? Who will be in charge? How will you raise capital? What level of taxation will your business have?

These kinds of practical decisions will shape your enterprise for a long time to come.

At Roberts, Marcilliat & Mills, we can help you navigate the challenges of business formation. Our lawyers are entrepreneurs themselves. In fact, one of the firm's partners, A.P. Roberts, successfully co-founded North Carolina's only surety company, 1st Atlantic Insurance Group. He knows what goes into a successful business launch.

Business isn't just an area of law for us; it's also our passion. Our lawyers have tried-and-true experience starting successful companies.

Choosing The Right Structure

One of the biggest decisions you'll have to make early on is the choice of business structure. Will you form a partnership? LLC? S-corp? C-corp? LLP? PC? PLLC? The alphabet soup can quickly become overwhelming. Yet this single decision will set the stage for your business in many ways — affecting, for example, its:

Liability is one of the most important considerations. Certain business structures can shield your personal assets from business liabilities, but only if you do it correctly.

We can help you make the right decision for your business — and follow through on that decision by filing the paperwork, drafting operating agreements and bylaws, and taking other necessary steps to get your business up and running.

Get The Guidance You Need To Get Off The Ground

Sit down with us and tell us about your business goals. Once we have a thorough understanding of your vision, we can advise you on how to move forward.

Schedule a consultation at one of our offices (in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro or Wilmington) by calling 800-403-7786. Our attorneys offer convenient appointment hours, including evenings and weekends.