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Startup Counseling FAQ

Starting a business can be a rewarding yet nerve-racking experience. While you may have an idea that you believe will be successful, even small missteps can jeopardize the company, almost right from the start. You want to speak with a startup counseling lawyer in San Francisco to learn about the many ways an attorney can help.

Do I need a lawyer to start a business?

No one needs legal assistance to start a company, though the issue you face can be minimized and the chances of success maximized with the right legal guidance. A lawyer can help with the following and more:

  • Conduct name searches
  • Select and form the right business entity
  • Draft operations agreements for owners
  • Review commercial leases or real estate purchase agreements
  • Help with land use and zoning, permits, and licenses
  • Review and draft initial contracts

What documents do I need to file?

The paperwork a startup must file with the State of California will depend on the type of business entity you select. For example, a sole proprietor or general partnership will not need any paperwork, but these entities provide no protection for owners. On the other hand, a corporation needs a significant amount of filings and provides extensive protections. LLCs and similar entities fall somewhere in the middle.

What laws apply to my business?

Each type of business will have different applicable laws, which may include:

  • Health and safety
  • Permits
  • Land use and zoning
  • Employment and labor
  • Securities and financial laws

The right startup lawyer can help ensure compliance for your business.

Learn More about How a Business Lawyer in San Francisco Can Help Your Startup

Primum Law Group assists established companies as well as owners looking to start a brand new enterprise. Call our San Francisco startup counseling attorney at 415.293.8042 or contact us online to schedule an appointment.

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