Lafayette Business Formation Lawyers

Proper business planning and formation is vitally important to the long-term success of any business. Informed decisions upfront will protect the personal investment of owners, provide direction when challenges arise and save money in the long run by avoiding many legal conflicts.

At Veazey Felder & Renegar LLC, we provide small businesses with solid legal guidance for all facets of business formation and startup. Our attorneys also serve as ongoing advisors to owners as the business grows and encounters the inevitable legal disputes.

With offices in Lafayette, we serve commercial clients of southern Louisiana and beyond.

Business Startup And General Business Counsel

The majority of our clients form as an LLC (limited liability company) or are converting a corporation to an LLC, but we can also address the merits of limited liability partnership or incorporating.

A key consideration is the operating agreement, which controls how the co-owners deal with each other. From our extensive experience in business litigation, we can help clients and address those issues that are most likely to cause friction. How will decisions be made? Who will handle day-to-day operations? How will profits be split? What if one party wants to walk away? How will new owners or investors come aboard? What if the business goes under? We strive to anticipate scenarios and build both detail and flexibility into the agreement.

Lafayette Contract Law Attorneys
Advisors To Small Business In Southern Louisiana

Our lawyers also provide ongoing counsel to business clients on a retainer basis or as legal matters arise. We offer comprehensive counsel for all phases of commercial enterprise:

  • Entity selection and formation
  • Operating agreements and shareholder/partnership agreements
  • Licenses, insurance and startup considerations
  • Contracts with customers, vendors and third parties
  • Noncompete, nondisclosure and noncircumvention agreements
  • Contractual agreements for new business opportunities
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Trademarks, licensing and trade secrets
  • Winding down the business or opting out

Laying Foundations And Sustaining Success

We strive to provide attentive service and solutions to meet needs in a fast-moving and competitive environment. We also strive to provide value to business clients through cost-conscious legal fees and proactive avoidance of expensive legal conflicts. Arrange a consultation with our Lafayette business formation attorneys.