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Starting a Business in the Sacramento Area?
"It is always wise to look ahead, but difficult to look further than you can see." – Winston Churchill

How should you structure your small business to protect your personal assets? How can you minimize your tax liabilities? What can you do upfront to best position your company to succeed over the long-term?

Answering these questions correctly is where the creation of small businesses really starts.

Where can you find these answers? One place that many people look is the Internet - where they can find boilerplate legal forms for forming entities like sole proprietorships, limited liability companies and so forth at very low cost.

Unfortunately, those same Web sites can't tell you how to keep your business running and those same boilerplate documents don't take into account your unique needs.

At the law offices of Harvey Conkling, P.C., we help entrepreneurs and small business owners throughout Sacramento, Placer, El Dorado, Sutter and Yolo counties to answer these critical questions and more. Simply put, we provide the advice and ongoing legal services needed to start and grow a successful small business.

Our small business formation practice includes:

  • Helping you choose the right type of business structure (S-corp, C-corp, LLC, LLP, family limited partnership, sole proprietorship, etc.)
  • Advising you on how to comply with the required corporate governance formalities
  • Providing ongoing advice and services for day-to-day small business issues involving taxes, transactions, contracts, filing annual reports and more
  • Teaching you how to do things like draft an employee handbook, collect debts or write an effective job description - skills that can lower your legal costs over the long-term by reducing your need for a lawyer's services every time these needs arise
  • Applying our crisis management and dispute resolution skills to immediate problems that pose the threat of litigation or that have already led to a lawsuit