Business Formations

Starting a Business?

Help!If you are starting a business, there is much you can do to protect yourself early in the game. Business formation and entity structuring are crucially important steps for an entrepreneur or collaborative investors. The form that you decide to use for a business can have a significant impact on your profits, liabilities and growth potential: indeed, can have a permanent effect on the future of your business. Wilkes-Barre business formation attorney C. Stephen Gurdin works with individuals seeking to establish a business entity by providing them with information regarding the legal consequences of various entity formations, including taxes, the ability to take distributions, and personal liability. Attorney Gurdin’s knowledge of business formation and planning comes from years of working closely with businesses, allowing him to determine the right way to structure one’s business from the beginning. He helps his clients form their initial enterprises, putting in place structures that promote orderly governance. PA Business Attorney C. Stephen Gurdin provides advice on contract, employment law, and other business law issues your company will face.

From the outset of any business, having accurate and complete information upon which to base your decisions is the vital first step. The selection of the legal form your business will take is one of the first of your important business decisions: let Attorney Gurdin of the Wilkes-Barre, PA Law Offices of C. Stephen Gurdin guide you.

Growing and expanding businesses deal with a variety of complexities in the law. Let experienced Pennsylvania business lawyer C. Stephen Gurdin assist your business in resolving complicated matters at the outset of formation, during business growth and recession periods, and upon the dissolution of the business entity.

The Four Most Common Forms of Doing Business

1. Sole Proprietorship:
2. Partnership:
a. General Partnership;
b. Limited partnership;
c. Electing partnership
d. Registered limited liability partnerships

Got an Ideal but Don’t Want to Risk it All?

Got an idea but don’t want to risk it all:
In some cases a corporation will not replace the preexisting business but will merely enhance the existing business and assist it in pursuing its markets, or entering into new markets, while limiting the exposure of the existing business to the risks of these new markets. The existing business may provide both the capital and management expertise to pursue the business without actually managing the new venture or directly controlling the new business. In this way, an existing business can expand or change its business by investing some but not all of its assets and credit in a new enterprises while maintaining and protecting both the assets and liquidity of its current operations.




Attorney Gurdin can assist you with any of the following business matters:

  • Entity formation:
    • C-corp, S-corp, general partnerships, LLC (limited liability company), LLP (limited liability partnerships)
  • Corporate bylaws, LLC operating agreements
  • Non-profit formations, partnerships, sole proprietorships
  • Subsidiary business formations
  • Joint ventures
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Employment law
  • Business representation
  • Employment contracts

Whether you are interested seeking to make organizational changes, forming a new business, branching into new territory with a joint venture partner, or dissolving a partnership or older business entity, PA business formation lawyer Attorney Gurdin can provide you with the legal guidance and help you need to successfully meet your goals.

Contact C. Stephen Gurdin at 570.826.0481 today to discuss your business law questions.