Cape Girardeau Business Formation Attorney
Missouri Business Transaction Lawyer
From startup companies to established businesses, Birk Law Firm can assist with all aspects of business law, including big businesses, small businesses, nonprofits and farms. As a businessman, certified public accountant and attorney, Kelvin Birk is well-suited for business law.
We can help business clients with the formation of companies, analyzing the most advantageous form of ownership for your specific situation. We can assist with all aspects of business law, including:
- Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) — LLCs are a good choice for a variety of situations because they are flexible in terms of tax choices and management.
- Sole proprietorships
- Closely held companies
- Farm successions
- C (regular) corporations
- Fictitious Name - Doing Business As (DBA) registration
- Nonprofit 501(c)3
- Preparation and negotiation of contracts
- Purchase and sale of businesses
- Buy-sell agreements and negotiations
- Shareholder agreements
- Articles of incorporation or organization
- Operating agreements
- Shareholder agreements
- Business transactions
- Contract drafting and review
- Shareholder or partner disputes
- Corporate or LLC dissolution or winding-up
An Attorney and CPA Who Understands That Tax Status Is Important
As a CPA, attorney Kelvin Birk can also counsel you regarding the tax implications involved in forming your corporation or LLC. Setting up a new business is one thing, tax status is another. With more than 20 years of experience as a CPA, Kelvin Birk knows the ins and outs from both the legal and tax side. Birk Law Firm has formed several LLCs that have elected S-Corp tax status, taking advantage of several favorable aspects.
Sale or Purchase of a Business
We represent numerous individuals and businesses involved in buying or selling a business. In 2011 alone, we represented a buyer of a $2,400,000 purchase of rental properties, a seller of a $1,200,000 retail store, and a seller of an $800,000 insurance agency. We also represent clients in much smaller transactions.
Business and Farm Succession
Many business and farm owners are coming to a time in their lives when they need to consider allowing for the passage of their business or farm to others. This can take many forms. One major decision includes determining the passage to family or nonfamily members. Birk Law Firm brings first-hand knowledge of this matter and will exercise great care in the customization required to implement a successful succession plan. We have hands-on experience in the management of farms and ranches and the passage of ownership from one generation to another.
For health care providers, we can assist with compliance issues under the numerous federal and state laws, including billing matters. We also provide general business representation to health care entities, including business formation, contracts, employment issues and more.
Contact Birk Law Firm
We are a full-service law firm in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, serving clients with a full range of legal services throughout southeast Missouri. Call 888-627-9191 or contact us online.