Business Lawyers in Greenville
Serving Businesses across Hunt County & Surrounding Areas
In today's fast-paced world, trouble can arise at any moment — especially when conducting business with the general public. Your organization needs the protection of an advocate and firm capable of helping guide your business and avoiding the pitfalls. Willeford, Duff & Council is comprised of professionals working to help businesses protect their company's assets and corporate opportunities. From origination to ongoing support, we work relentlessly to protect your efforts.
Some of our services include:
- Entity formation
- Corporate filings and compliance
- Employment law guidance
- Agent for process
- Policy formation
- Contract review
- Business consulting
- Business torts
- Business litigation
- Premises liability
- Negligence claims
Your Litigation Advocate
If your company has been doing business for any extended amount of time, the odds are that you have either been sued or have a claim you can bring in court. Willeford, Duff & Council is a source for strong advocates who can fight for your rights and defend your company's good will. Whether you are dealing with collection issues, contract disputes, or a complex case, our firm has the tools and experience necessary to represent you and your interests.
Willeford, Duff & Council represents businesses of all kinds. Our Greenville business litigation lawyers can handle nearly any matter involved with your business to ensure that it is protected.
Some of the clients and industries we serve include:
- Eagle Protective Group, Inc.
- Grey Sky Gutters
- Health and fitness clubs
- Area CrossFit owners
- Professional musicians
- Financial institutions
When Do I Need an Attorney?
As a general matter, attorneys can represent owners, executives, and managers of businesses to help them ensure they do not run afoul of their corporate fiduciary obligations.
Companies can benefit from legal counsel when they:
- Form or organize a new business
- Sell a business or substantial assets
- Hire or fire personnel
- Offer or issue stock
- Contract with third parties
- Need collections assistance
- Buy another company
- Continue business after an owner retires
At Willeford, Duff & Council, we also understand that not every business has an expensive in-house counsel or is able to turn to a Greenville business attorney for advice each time it is faced with a new problem. That is why we have developed our own business support packages to ensure every company doing business can have access to well-informed advice in a timely manner.
For one small monthly fee, our clients have access to legal advice, contract review, and much more with the ease of a simple phone call or email. In business, a great deal of trouble can be avoided with proper planning and action in the beginning of any deal, transaction, or issue. With our business support packages, you gain access to the knowledge you need to make the best decision for your company from the beginning.
Further, all clients who are subscribers to our support services receive discounted rates for any future representation involving litigation. To learn more about this service and the value it can bring to your company, call and speak to one of our representatives. We are eager to learn more about how you do business and how we can help protect your life's work.
What Legal Structure Is Best For My Business In Texas?
Determining the best legal structure for your business in Texas depends on various factors, including your specific business goals, liability protection, tax considerations, management structure preferences, and potential growth plans.
Here are the most common legal structures in Texas:
- Sole Proprietorship: Out of all business structures available, this is the most simple and common form used by business owners. It offers complete control and ownership to a single individual. However, the owner has unlimited personal liability for the business's debts and obligations.
Partnership: A partnership is created when two or more individuals or organizations
join forces and carry out a business venture. Partnerships are classified
into two types:
- General Partnerships - All partners share equal responsibility and liability
- Limited Partnerships - The general partners control the business and limited partners have limited liability
- Limited Liability Company (LLC): An LLC combines the limited liability protection of a corporation with the flexibility and simplicity of a partnership. It provides personal asset protection for its owners (known as members) and allows for pass-through taxation, where profits and losses are reported on the members' individual tax returns.
- Corporation: A corporation is a legal entity that is distinguished from its owners (shareholders). It provides limited liability protection to its shareholders, meaning their personal assets are generally protected from the corporation's debts and liabilities. In Texas, corporations can be either C corporations or S corporations, each with its own tax implications and requirements.
Talk to a Skilled Greenville Business Lawyer at (903) 407-4072
Selecting the best legal structure depends on your specific business needs and priorities. Consulting with a Greenville business attorney at Willeford, Duff & Council can provide valuable guidance tailored to your circumstances. We can evaluate your goals, discuss the advantages and disadvantages of each structure, and help you make an informed decision that aligns with your business objectives.
Remember, the choice of legal structure is an important decision that can impact your business's liability, taxation, management structure, and more. Therefore, it's recommended to seek professional advice to ensure compliance with Texas laws and regulations and to make the best choice for your business. Reach out to Willeford, Duff & Council by dialing (903) 407-4072 and speak with an experienced business lawyer in Greenville, TX today.