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In conclusion, many new businesses feel they can deal with the rookie stages of their development on their own. Whether your field is in technology, retail or anything else this is probably not the best idea. The larger your operation is the harder it will become to deal with these early stages. There are actually many significant reasons why any startup needs a good business attorney. The legal and financial implications to a startup are overwhelming and that's a fact. What you need to remember is that if you plan on starting any new establishment you should get legal help right away.
The NYC Business Community & Our Law FirmWe would like to share a recent recognition of our law firm by the NY Brownstoner and blankslate network. We have been recognized by them for our excellence in serving the NYC business community. We invite you to visit our Brownstoner startup law page now and learn more. If that's not enough we also just recently have been awarded by none other than Lawyer.com. This website handpicks some of the best attorneys in the big apple. They have a meticulous screening process in which they verify your peer reviews, consumer reviews, licensing and much more. With that said our firm is beyond proud to share the link to our Lawyer.com Business Law startup site. You can learn all about the program on this page.
Startups In NYC Take Business LawEntrepreneurs in the initial stages of setting up their business know that the name of their business is important and can carry the entire brand. But it’s also very important from a legal perspective as well. The common mistake is skipping the business registration steps in favor of building up the business immediately.
You don’t want to do this. Tackling the registration process first gives you no choice but to address some of the most pressing concerns needed for a good business foundation. Claiming a business name, finalizing your business structure and securing all the permits needed before going operational gives you a good clean start. Not doing so would be like running yourself into a stone business law wall.
When you’ve already covered all the bureaucratic checklists in the beginning, you protect yourself from any potential tax problems, trademark issues, and detrimental name changing.
Here are some common issues you should fix at the outset and how it can come back to bite you later if you don’t.
Settling on a name:
A good rule to follow is to never get too attached to your first choice for a business name. There are countless companies that choose a name and run with it for months before being forced to change it or pay royalties.
This can be very bad for your business as you’ll need to revise or throw out anything that bears the company name including products, signs, business cards, packaging, and virtually all marketing efforts.
Here’s a brief checklist for your name search:
- Search the United States Patent and Trademark Office site for your business name
- Check with your state’s department of revenue and county clerk’s office for similar business names
- Check to see if the domain name is available (for your business’ website)
- Choose your business structure
Your business structure should be decided upon even before the name. You will need to declare your business as a sole proprietorship, a partnership, corporation, or LLC so that you can secure your business permits/licenses. The structure you choose will determine your tax requirements and liabilities. Not taking care of this early can result in penalties and liabilities.
Get a federal tax ID:
Even if you have no employees and are the only one working in your business, you need to get a federal tax ID. For local tax registration, you will need an employer identification number or E.I.N. This is an easy step and can be done over the phone.
Register for permits:
Once you’ve done all the above steps, you can now officially register your business and secure all the necessary permits to operate. The permits needed will differ per state e.g. you need a seller’s permit when dealing with tangible goods. Certain businesses may also have to deal with additional requirements like zoning or dealing with agencies on regulatory matters.
By this point you will have a properly registered business with a trademarked name and operating with all the necessary legal paperwork. You’ve now protected yourself from any bureaucratic roadblocks and can fully focus on your growing your business.