Get Your Business Off to a Strong Start
Starting a new business, buying a business and selling a business: These are exciting opportunities, but they are also risky. Simple oversights, errors or lack of legal knowledge can result in a misfire that could leave you in financial ruin. Do not take these first steps without skilled and reliable legal counsel.
At Chenoweth Law Group, we help you navigate the legal landscape and regulatory issues facing new businesses, and we help you avoid the land mines. From our headquarters in Portland, we help clients with business startup matters throughout Oregon, Washington and California.
Starting a New Business
When you start a new business, there are a number of legal and practical concerns you need to think carefully about and address. Our attorneys can help you start a new business in Oregon, or Washington, handling all the legal matters required for corporation or LLC formation.
Ongoing Legal Support for Your New Business
Once your business is up and running, there will be ongoing legal concerns throughout your business’s life span. Food and beverage businesses and cannabis-related businesses in particular involve unique legal concerns. In addition, any business venture involves:
- Intellectual property matters
- Contract concerns
- Employment law
- Real estate
- Regulatory compliance
- Partnership issues
This is just a short list of the many legal issues you will grapple with during the life of your business. Our lawyers understand how to protect the future of your business.
Buying and Selling a Business
There are many important considerations when buying or selling a business. At CLG, our lawyers assist clients in all aspects of due diligence in mergers, acquisitions, purchases and sales of businesses. We take the time to understand our clients’ goals and the nature of the businesses they are buying or selling. In conjunction with the right professionals, such as CPAs, we can look to examine the financials and other key documents to spot any legal problems or potential pitfalls, so you can proceed with confidence.
At CLG, we offer flexible fat-fee arrangements for startups as well as hourly rates. We will handle all your documentation, filing and other needs for a fixed cost. This is of tremendous value, as it allows you to know exactly what you’re going to pay in legal fees for a specified scope of work.