Charlotte Small Business Lawyer

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Charlotte Small Business Lawyer

Our economy depends on small businesses, now more than ever.  Small business owners and entrepreneurs are vital to the future of the U.S., especially in times of economic turmoil.

Our firm knows how important it is for you to understand the laws and the best way to protect your business and agents from liability as well as for your business to maintain compliance with the state.  At Sussman Law Firm, PLLC, our business attorneys are ready to advise you on the issues that are important to you as a small business owner.

A Charlotte small business lawyer is equipped to advise and assist you in every way, no matter the size of your business.  We can help you manage your business relationships with contractors, employees, and vendors, avoid and navigate litigation, if necessary. En Español

Services we offer include:

Outside In-House Counsel

Affording a full-time attorney is often out of the question for many small businesses.  But most small business owners could still benefit from advice from a qualified attorney as the need arises.  At Sussman Law Firm, PLLC, we are available to act as your outside business counsel when you need us the most without worrying about a surprise bill.  Some of the services we offer as business counsel in Charlotte include contract review, negotiations, and much more.

Business Formation

Deciding on a business structure is one of the first and most important steps you will take as you begin your new venture.  The type of entity you choose will depend on many different factors, including your short-and long-term goals, the type of funding you need, and potential tax consequences.  Each entity has its own filing and compliance requirements.

There is no reason you need to make this important decision alone. Let our experienced business attorneys at Sussman Law Firm, PLLC help you weigh your options and walk through the process. We will work with you to discuss your business plan and goals.


A corporation is an entity that is separate and apart from its owners – known as shareholders. A corporation provides limited liability to its shareholders – meaning the business is responsible for its own actions. A corporation is a good choice if the business will require outside investors, particularly venture capital, or will become public. Corporations come in two varieties: C and S. These are IRS tax classifications, and the choice will determine how the corporation is taxed.

Services include:

  • Verify business name availability
  • Preparation and filing of organizational documents
  • Bylaws
  • Obtaining a Federal Tax ID number
  • Obtaining NY Certificate of Authority (if applicable)
  • Personalized advice from a licensed New York business attorney – always included
  • Custom Shareholder Agreement

Limited Liability Companies

A limited liability company (LLC) is a common entity choice especially for solo entrepreneurs.  Operating as an LLC provides more flexibility especially in regard to taxes.  LLCs have the ability to elect to be taxed as a partnership, a corporation, or a disregarded entity for a single-member LLC.  LLCs also don’t have the stringent formalities of corporations. A knowledgeable Charlotte attorney could help with LLCs and other forms of small business.

Business Coaching

Owning your own business can be overwhelming and complicated, or it can be a dream come true. With Sussman Law Firm, PLLC’s professional business coaching services, we can help redefine your business vision and dreams, and develop a plan of action to make them a reality.

To discuss your goals with a Charlotte small business lawyer and learn more about how to protect your company, reach out to our office today and schedule your initial consultation.

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