Ohio Business Law Attorney

Stow Law Firm Serving Small Businesses in Northeast Ohio

Small businesses need legal help, just as big businesses do. At Perduk & Associates Co., L.P.A., we can assist with all your business legal concerns, whether your business is a startup or an existing business. Attorney David Perduk has more than 20 years of experience working with small business clients throughout Northeast Ohio, including in Cuyahoga County, Medina County, Portage County, Stark County, Summit County, Wayne County, and surrounding areas.

Our services for small businesses run the full gamut of business law needs. We help with making critical decisions about business formation and choice of entity, assisting with matters that arise during operations, and resolving business disputes.

At Perduk & Associates, we focus on knowing how your business operates and understanding your business and personal goals and wishes. Our goals include helping your business to succeed.

Business Formation and Choice of Structure

One of the most important decisions any business owner makes involves determining the right type of business structure. Even on-going, successful businesses sometimes find that changing the business structure benefits the owner and company. In either case, we work with you to make the decision that is best for you and your business.

For a profit-making business, there are four basic types of business structure or entity type:

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Partnership
  • Corporation

Within each of those categories, there are sub-categories, such as Single Member LLC, C Corporation, S Corporation, General Partnership, Limited Partnership, or Professional Association.

Each type of structure includes specific requirements relating to tax reporting, business operations, and other aspects of the business. Both federal and state laws have requirements that apply to business entities. One of the most important considerations involves the potential liability of the owner and protecting the owner's personal assets.

Considering and understanding all those variables can be mind boggling if you try to make the decision on your own. Using a DIY (Do-It-Yourself) service to decide on your business entity has significant risks. The adverse effect of those risks may surface when it’s too late to fix them. When you turn to Perduk & Associates for help making that decision and establishing (or restructuring) your business, you have peace of mind knowing that you made the right decision.

After you decide on the type of legal entity for your business, we help you prepare and file all the necessary documents to establish your business or change its structure. We also explain everything you need to know about running your business as the type of entity you chose.

Legal Counsel for Small Business Operations

Even after your business is set up and running, legal issues and questions are bound to arise. We know you do not need full-time in-house legal counsel. We are always just a phone call away, ready to help.

We know Ohio business laws and regulations, as well as local and regional business practices and requirements. Once we know you and understand your business, you won’t have to go through long explanations to get help on an issue relating to your business. Our small business clients mean a lot to us. That’s just one reason why we respond promptly to every client call.

We provide help to small businesses no matter what type of concern or issue the business owner faces. Examples of the types of matters we handle for small business clients include:

  • Real estate transactions, including purchase, sale, and leasing
  • Contract review, drafting, and negotiation
  • Employment contracts
  • Regulatory and compliance issues
  • Non-disclosure and non-compete agreements
  • Merger, acquisition, and dissolution
  • Business disputes and litigation

Whatever kind of business you have or want to establish, you can count on Perduk & Associates to focus on helping you grow your business and make it successful.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation with an Experienced Northeast Ohio Small Business Attorney

We welcome you to contact us about your business needs, regardless of the nature of your business or the type of concern. Ohio business law attorney David Perduk draws on his more than 20 years of experience to make certain that small businesses get their legal needs fully addressed.

From our office in Stow, we serve business clients throughout Northeast Ohio, including Cuyahoga County, Medina County, Portage County, Stark County, Summit County, Wayne County, and surrounding areas. We provide legal services to clients in Akron, Canton, Cleveland, Cuyahoga Falls, Hudson, Kent, Medina, Stow, Tallmadge, Wadsworth, Wooster, and other nearby cities and towns.

Call us at 330.688.1072 or use our online contact form to set up your free initial consultation.