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Business Formation Lawyer In Colorado

Business Formation Lawyer In Colorado
Have an idea for a business? Where do you start transforming that idea into a business? Determining business formation is one of the first and most important steps to starting a business in Colorado. It can make a difference in terms of taxes, liability, profitability, growth, and more. Getting it right from the very beginning is critical.

At Volpe Law, our business attorney will review your business idea with you and advise you on all your best legal options. From that point on, our business attorney will guide you through the process, proactively making sure you have all the forms, documentation, and other necessary information and strategies in place for a successful venture. Contact our business lawyer today at 303-268-2867 or complete our Consultation Form to schedule a consultation.


When forming a business, one of the first and most important decisions to make is the structure you will use. A business structure is the legal classification of a business that determines taxes, liability, and other legal rights and responsibilities.

A range of business structures is available, such as:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • General partnership
  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Limited partnership (LP)
  • Limited liability limited partnership (LLLP)
  • Limited partnership association (LPA)
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Corporation
  • Cooperative

The best business structure for your business depends on a range of different factors.


Here are some factors to consider when choosing the best structure for your business.


A major deciding factor when structuring your business is often the degree of control you want to retain over your business. This is especially true where multiple owners are involved.

A sole proprietorship allows for the fullest control. As the only owner and operator, a sole proprietor can run their business how they want to. In comparison, corporations are answerable to shareholders who elect a board of directors to oversee the organization’s business and hire officers to manage the day-to-day operations of the business.


Your business structure also determines the extent of your personal liability for the liabilities, debts, and obligations of the business. Some structures offer better protection against personal liability. However, liability and control are usually directly proportional. The less your personal liability, the less control you typically exercise over the business.

In a sole proprietorship, for example, the owner is personally responsible for the business’s liabilities and debts. Their personal assets may be used to satisfy the business’s debts. They can also be sued in relation to the business’s activities.

In comparison, in a limited partnership, limited partners have a separate legal identity from that of the business and their personal liability is generally limited to their investment in the business.


The structure of a business determines the applicable tax regime. Many business structures – sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies, and S corporations – are pass-through entities. This means the business doesn’t separately pay tax. Instead, the tax liability is passed to the owners who pay taxes on the business profits via their personal tax returns.

Other forms of incorporation, like C corporations, are treated as separate entities from their owners and taxed according to the relevant corporate rate.

It is crucial to consult with a qualified tax professional when considering the best business structure for your business from a tax perspective.


The degree of administration of a business typically becomes more onerous as the complexity of the business structure increases.

Sole proprietorships, LLCs, and partnerships typically have the least complex paperwork, while corporations have strict reporting obligations and complex paperwork to file when forming and running the business.


A business lawyer can advise you on a range of issues when forming a business.


Choosing the right structure is the key to building a strong foundation for your business and its future growth. A business lawyer can advise you on the pros and cons of each structure available to you, relevant to your circumstances.

This will help protect both your interests and your business’s interests in the future.


A business lawyer can give you advice specific to the industry in which you operate, as well as the product or service you’re offering. This includes assisting you with understanding the applicable regulations and any necessary licenses or permits.


Business formation typically involves the preparation of a range of documents, such as business registration papers, intellectual property registrations, and other commercial documents. A lawyer can assist you in accurately drafting these documents.

Importantly, a business lawyer can draft legally binding contracts or negotiate the terms of a contract to benefit you and your business. These are essential to many aspects of running a business, for example, partnership agreements.


Failing to properly understand your tax obligations can result in significant tax liability down the track. Taxation is a complex area so engaging a business lawyer, along with a qualified accountant or tax professional, is the best way to ensure compliance.

A qualified tax professional can also advise you about what tax breaks, credits, and deductions are available based on your business’ structure and circumstances.


If you hire employees, you must comply with a suite of employment laws and regulations. State labor law is a political and constantly evolving area of law. A business lawyer can help you navigate these changes and draft effective employment contracts that protect both you and your employees.

Termination especially can be a legal minefield, so reliable legal advice on this is essential.


If you are considering starting a new business in Colorado, our business lawyer can help you make strategic decisions. Contact Volpe Law today to schedule a Consultation. You can either fill out our Consultation Request Form or call us at 303-268-2867. We look forward to helping make your new business a successful one.


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