Boston Business Entity Formation Lawyers

Massachusetts Business Incorporation Lawyers

Starting a business is always a high-stakes venture, whether you are starting from scratch or reorganizing an existing business. At Gilman, McLaughlin & Hanrahan, LLP, our Boston business entity formation attorneys have the experience to guide you carefully through the process.

Since 1973, our firm has provided quality counsel to small and large businesses in and around Boston, eastern Massachusetts and Cape Cod. As a midsized general practice firm, we are able to provide breadth of experience while tailoring our counsel to the needs of each client.

Selecting and Registering Your New Business Entity

The choice of a legal entity for your business can have a major impact on how the business is governed and the tax obligations of both the business and its owners. The following are some major types of business entities that can be formed under Massachusetts and federal law:

  • Subchapter C corporation
  • Subchapter S corporation
  • Professional corporation (PC)
  • Nonprofit corporation
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Limited partnership (LP)
  • Partnership
  • Sole proprietorship

Our attorneys will help you select the entity that is appropriate for the objectives and ownership structure of your business. Our firm also assists out-of-state and international entities that wish to do business in Massachusetts with the required registration procedures.

Putting Sound Governance Structures in Place

Once your business entity is established, it may be required to adopt bylaws and conduct regular meetings. If there are multiple owners, it is also generally advisable for the owners to enter into a shareholder agreement, operating agreement or partnership agreement.

Our experienced business lawyers will guide you through all aspects of the business entity governance process. We are dedicated to providing the cost-effective counsel and representation that businesses — especially startup businesses — are looking for.

Contact us today to get individualized attention and advice from a knowledgeable attorney regarding any aspect of the business formation and governance process.