Business Formation and Startup

Seattle Business Formation

At Barrett & Gilman, we help entrepreneurs form and start up a wide variety of businesses. Our lawyers understand the challenges of starting up your own company. We are prepared to put our clients on the road to success by selecting the correct entity for a new business. We have been providing family businesses with this type of service for a combined total of 90 years. Let us use that experience to help your company thrive. If you are hoping to start a new business, contact the Seattle business attorneys at Barrett & Gilman to discuss your legal needs.

Educating clients about their business formation options

Most of our small business clients are not fully aware of the options available to them when starting a new business. Our lawyers will recommend the best entity for their situation based on who the owners are, what their tax situation is, and the exit strategy. We will discuss Washington state incorporation law. We have helped business start-ups select among the following business entities:

  • LLC (limited liability company)
  • C-Corporation
  • S-Corporation
  • Partnership

We counsel clients who are just starting a business and ones who plan to sell, and at all points in between. We do not limit our counsel to immediate concerns and seek to advise clients about issues that may arise in both the short term and the long term.

All types of businesses, all kinds of clients

We have experience assisting people who have started businesses in construction, real estate development, mortgage lending, and retail and wholesale operations. We have helped professionals who previously worked at large corporations start their own small businesses. For all types and sizes of businesses, we make sure that they have a solid foundation, referring people to experienced CPAs or advising them about the tax considerations of expanding after a few years.

If you are planning to start a new business, contact a business formation attorney at Barrett & Gilman. We can match you with a business entity that meets your plans and goals.

Call Our Experienced Seattle Business Attorneys

For more information about business formation and company startups, please visit our Business Organization Information Center or contact us by calling 206-464-1900 or filling out our free online contact form.