Business Organization & Restructuring

Support for operating, running and sustaining companies

Choosing the right structure can have a substantial effect on the operation of your business and exit strategies. Each type of business organization provides a different form of management and tax and liability implications. No one entity type is suitable for every kind of business or every situation, so you must thoroughly evaluate your business model, management style and goals before choosing a structure. As a client of our firm, our attorneys provide the guidance you need to get your business started. We can evaluate your business model and help you choose the structure that is right for you.

Organizing a business in Ohio

State law has created numerous business organizations available to businesses that make Ohio their home:

  • Corporations (including those to be taxed as an S corporation)
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Professional corporations
  • Nonprofit corporations
  • Limited partnerships (LPs)
  • Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)
  • General Partnerships
  • Unincorporated nonprofit associations

Each type of entity offers unique benefits and drawbacks. Corporations provide limited liability and allow companies to raise capital by issuing stock, but require strict adherence to corporate formalities and may subject profits to double taxation. General partnerships have tax benefits but do not offer limited liability, can be difficult to sell and can be hard to manage if the partners stop cooperating. LLCs provide limited liability but are taxed differently from corporations. We can help you make sense of these choices and make an informed decision.

Reorganization and other fundamental corporate changes

Businesses change over time. Just because a certain structure or management style worked for you when you first started out does not mean it provides the benefits your company needs now or in the future. The law allows you to alter the structure of your business to fit your new situation. However, like mergers and other fundamental corporate changes, doing so requires you to follow a very specific process.

As a client, you can expect to work with attorneys who know your business and are familiar with your needs. We can help you understand the benefits and drawbacks that reorganization of your company can provide, enabling you to make an informed decision. We can draft the required documents, make the necessary filings and, if necessary, negotiate with other stakeholders to facilitate the timely and efficient reorganization of your business.

Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. can help your business adapt

Coolidge Wall Co., L.P.A. offers a diverse array of legal practice areas and business insight to clients throughout Ohio, the United States and the world from our offices in downtown Dayton. Let our history, reputation and knowledge work for your business-no matter where you are. Contact us to learn how we can contribute to your company’s success.
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