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 formations, 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.
  • Partnerships
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Closely held companies
  • Farm successions
  • S-corporations
  • 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 30 years of experience as a CPA and more than 20 years of experience as an attorney, Kelvin Birk knows the ins and outs from both the legal and tax side. Birk Law Firm has formed numerous LLCs that have elected S-Corp tax status, taking advantage of several favorable aspects of both the laws governing LLCs and the typically favorable tax status afforded S-Corps. Often a new business will elect one tax status at the start-up stage and later elect a different tax status after becoming profitable. Each situation is different and Birk Law Firm customizes each LLC or other entity that we form.

Sale or Purchase of a Business

Sometimes the formation of a business entity also involves the purchase of an existing business. Our business law attorneys represent numerous individuals and businesses involved in buying or selling a business. We represent clients in very large transactions as well as much smaller transactions.


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Why Choose Birk Law?

Birk Law Firm is a small firm by choice that is big on client services. Attorney Kelvin Birk and his team are responsive to their clients’ needs. When we sign on as your law firm, you can count on us for strong legal counsel, from negotiations to settlement to trial.

Cape Girardeau Law Firm Kelvin BirkOur clients benefit from the intertwining of Kelvin Birk’s legal and CPA background and experience. We provide well-rounded advice to solve both legal and financial issues and to come up with creative solutions. We use modern technology to deliver legal services in a more efficient and client-focused manner than was previously possible.

We provide personalized and compassionate service. We believe that each client’s matter is the most important matter in the world to them, and we strive to treat it that way.


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