Wellington Corporate Formation, Change, Restructuring & Dissolution Attorney
From choosing a corporate name to filing your incorporation documents with the State of Florida, our business minded legal professionals can help guide you through the many details involved in forming a corporation. Below is a list of some of the ways in which we can help with your corporate formation needs.
Choosing a Corporate Name
Corporate names must include the words “Corporation” (“Corp.”), “Incorporation” (“Inc.”), or “Company” (“Co.”) and must not be the same as an already existing corporate name. The attorneys at Markarian & Hayes can help you conduct a name search through the Florida Division of Corporations and a trademark search through the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to ensure that your corporate name is unique.
Preparing and Filing Your Articles of Incorporation
In order to legally create your corporation in Florida, you must file your Articles of Incorporation with the Florida Department of State Division of Corporations. Our attorneys can help you prepare and file these documents to ensure all the information is drafted properly and no detail is left unnoticed.
Preparing Corporate Bylaws
You are not legally required to have corporate bylaws, but it is certainly a good idea to have them. Your bylaws should lay out your corporation’s operating rules and will serve as evidence to creditors, banks, and the IRS that your business is legitimate. Our Wellington corporate formation attorneys have several decades of experience helping Wellington businesses draft their corporate bylaws and can assist you in drafting effective bylaws for your corporation as well.
Corporate Change and Restructuring
As your business grows, it will inevitably go through some changes. You may strike up a deal with another business to merge into one. You may decide to acquire another business. You also may decide to restructure your business from a partnership to a limited liability corporation, for instance. It is important to have an experienced corporate change and restructuring attorney on your side to navigate through the many complexities of restructuring a business and ensure that your business transitions through the restructuring process in a seamless and cost effective way.
Some additional examples corporate change and restructuring we can help you with are the following:
- Corporate finance
- Securities and corporate governance
- Mergers and acquisitions
- Joint ventures
- Initial public offerings (IPOs)
- Bankruptcy and corporate restructuring
A corporation may need to be dissolved for a number of reasons, but before a corporation can be dissolved, a number of decisions need to be made about what to do with the existing assets, debts, employees, and other obligations. Once these determinations are made, the shareholders and members must take a vote to officially terminate the business. Finally, the proper forms outlined in the Florida Business Corporation Act must be filed and all prior registrations cancelled. It is just as important to properly dissolve a corporation as it is to properly form one.
Call Our Wellington Corporate Formation, Change, Restructuring & Dissolution Attorneys Today
The corporate formation, change, restructuring & dissolution attorneys at Markarian & Hayes have been serving Wellington businesses for over 30 years. Our attorneys use their strong business acumen and creative solutions to help you find the most effective solutions for your business needs. If you need any assistance with corporate formation, change, restructuring, or dissolution, contact our legal professionals online today to schedule your free consultation and learn how we can help you.