Business Formation

Start Your Business With Confidence

In Louisiana, businesses may be separate legal entities from an individual, with different laws governing their structure, conduct and legal liability in different situations. If you are a new business owner, you want to carefully consider all the different options as you choose which type of business formation best suits your current needs and future goals.

From my office in Baton Rouge, I counsel and represent the owners or small and medium-sized businesses regarding business formation, incorporation and business operations. My name is Dale M. Maas, and I am a Louisiana business lawyer with more than 41 years of relevant legal experience. I pride myself on providing my clients with all the information they need to make practical and rational choices to resolve their legal questions.

Why Hire a Lawyer to Help With Incorporation or Business Formation?

The internet is rife with information and do-it-yourself forms relating to business formation and incorporation. That being true, why seek out legal help when it is likely to cost a little more up front? The answer to that question lies in one of the principles held to be true by every wise business owner: a pound of prevention is worth an ounce of cure.

Do-it-yourself forms will not provide you with advice based on your unique circumstances and goals. Furthermore, an experienced business formation attorney can do more than counsel you on which type of entity — for example, corporation or limited liability company (LLC) — is best. Your attorney can continue to provide advice and guidance as you operate your business, to make sure you do not lose the tax and legal liability protections by failing to operate your company according to the proper laws and procedures.

In other words, your lawyer should not just help you set up the business but also help you maintain and operate it properly. Otherwise, you risk opening yourself up to unnecessary financial liabilities and all the expenses and efforts of properly setting up the business could be useless.

Let’s Talk About Your Plans

My East Baton Rouge Parish office is conveniently located close to I-12. I am available to meet with you to discuss your needs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. For assistance from a knowledgeable lawyer, contact me by email or call 225-754-9864.