Washington Business Law & Formation
Serving Clients in Bellevue and the Surrounding Area
Read below to learn more about how Gregorek and Associates, PLLC can help you with your business law needs.
- Sole proprietorships and partnerships
- Limited liability companies/partnerships
- Limited partnerships
- Limited liability limited partnerships
- Corporations (S-corps and C-corps)
- Employment agreements
- Non-compete agreements
- Formation and implementation
- Contract and transaction support
- Buy/sell agreements
- Succession and exit planning
A solid legal structure is the foundation of a successful business. Articulating the details of your business relationships with contracts—for partners, shareholders, or outside vendors—is critical to the success of any business venture, no matter the size.
Much of business law is precautionary in nature. Legal agreements protect the business owner, employees, and all other parties involved. Sharp and insightful business law representation can help eliminate potential future disputes and improve workflow.
Unfortunately, sometimes litigation is necessary. Disputes between partners, shareholders, or employees can require court intervention if they cannot be resolved internally. Having an experienced business lawyer assist you with handling business litigation is critical to achieving your goals. It is the only way to best protect your assets and your business.
Sole proprietorships and partnerships
Gregorek and Associates, PLLC can assist you with your business’ legal needs, whether you own and operate your own business as a sole proprietor (no legal distinction between owner and business) or you are part of a partnership (multiple people sharing in the profits and expenses).
Limited liability companies/partnerships
A limited liability company (LLC) is a business structure. In an LLC, owners have limited personal liability for the debts and actions of the LLC. Other features of LLCs are more like a partnership, providing management flexibility and the benefit of pass-through taxation.
A limited partnership is a form of partnership similar to a general partnership that allows for one or more limited partners.
Limited liability limited partnerships
A limited liability limited partnership is a modification of the limited partnership. In this variation, the general partners receive limited liability on the debts and obligations of the LLLP.
Corporations (S-corps and C-corps)
Choosing an S-corp or C-corp is the first step in incorporating. The best option for your business depends on a variety of factors. Gregorek and Associates, PLLC can assist you with determining what the best type will be for your business.
- S-corporations—Profits from an S-corp are not subject to self-employment tax. However, before any profits can be distributed, certain taxable salaries must be paid out to owners.
- C-corporations— These entities are taxed on their income before owners are paid. One advantage is the ability to split up the income, placing owners into a lower tax bracket. A downside is these entities are subject to double taxation—both the company and the owners are taxed.
Gregorek and Associates, PLLC has experience with assisting charities or service organizations with their legal needs. The firm’s attorneys are familiar with the laws regulating establishment and management of these types of organizations.
Employment agreements are contracts of service between workers and employees. Beyond wage and salary, they often address issues of retirement plans, employee stock options, holiday entitlement, required hours of work, and health insurance benefits.
Non-compete agreements very often take place between an employee and employer. Generally, the employee is prohibited from engaging in activity that would act in competition with his or her employer.
Formation and implementation
Gregorek and Associates, PLLC is capable of helping you analyze your business needs and goals and creating effective, practical, and forward-thinking strategies for advancing your products and services.
Contract and transaction support
Clients of Gregorek and Associates, PLLC rely on the firm for credible, research-driven, and sound analytic support that enables them to get the most value out of every transaction from their businesses.
The buy-sell agreement prevents a business owner from selling his interests to an outsider without the consent of the other business owners.
Succession and exit planning
At some point, all business owners leave their businesses and it is important to have a plan in place for how that will all unfold when the time comes. Exit planning is a process designed to allow you to identify and achieve your financial, personal and estate planning goals and make sure they are protected.
Contact Gregorek and Associates, PLLC today
We can’t be sure what lies beyond the horizon. Still we charge ahead, realizing that we will encounter both calm waters and stormy seas. Gregorek and Associates, PLLC can help you navigate your way through complicated financial, legal and tax-related situations safely and securely. Contact Gregorek and Associates today.
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