Owning a business is one of the most difficult and most rewarding endeavors a person can undertake. Business ownership is fraught with traps for the unwary, which can cause severe financial hardship if the owner is not properly prepared.
Nobles & Sigman is a Massachusetts law firm, located in North Billerica, which offers its clients a variety of business law related services. We specialize in helping small to mid-sized business owners avoid legal pitfalls by working closely with business owners and advising them on a variety of legal issues. Our business lawyers have experience in a wide array of practice areas including business entity formation, general counsel services, corporate governance, business sales and acquisitions and franchise law.
Being business owners ourselves, we understand the issues that many small to mid-sized businesses face on a daily basis. Our goal as your business lawyer is to become a valued and active partner in your business.
General Counsel Services
Three things in life are certain: death, taxes and all business owners eventually bump into legal issues that they simply cannot handle alone. A business owner needs a legal partner who is available to answer questions and guide the business through legal issues great and small, which arise in the course of conducting business. One issue that small business owners should not have to face is knowing that they need a business lawyer but are reluctant to contact them due to anticipated costs.
Nobles & Sigman provides business owners with a solution that maximizes the advice and protection that they get from their business lawyer while preserving their bottom lines. Our Business Wellness Plans allow you to customize our representation to suit your needs and your budget. Our flat fee billing for most of our services provides business owners with cost predictability for legal services.
As you business lawyer, we are proud to provide quality business council to Boston, Burlington, Woburn and communities throughout Massachusetts. Call now for a complimentary Business Wellness Assessment.
Nobles & Sigman represents business buyers and sellers in asset purchase and sales and other business transactions throughout Massachusetts. The purchase and sale of a business of any size carries with it numerous legal, financial and tax implications. Business transactions are often extremely detailed and complex. These details can often overwhelm the parties involved.
Let us handle the details for you. It is important if you are purchasing or selling a business that you are represented by counsel throughout the process. Our business lawyers have represented buyers and sellers in a variety of businesses and industries. As with all of our clients, we will work closely with you throughout the process to ensure that your interests are protected both pre- and post-closing. We represent buyers and sellers from the time they decide to buy or sell, through the negotiation of the terms, due diligence, and the closing. If you are considering buying or selling a business, it is never too early to consult with us. Please contact us now for a free consultation.
Business Entity Formation
The choice of which entity you choose to operate your business has important tax and legal consequences. Having the right business lawyer with you from the beginning will allow you to establish a solid foundation upon which you can build your business. The following are some of the most common ways that a business can be formed in Massachusetts:
- C Corporation
- S Corporation
- Limited Liability Company
- Limited Partnership
- Sole Proprietorship
There are many factors to weigh when selecting the right entity for your business, including the number of partners, the type of business, the method of financing the business, your business succession goals, management structure, and tax consequences for the business and the owners. It takes more than answering a few questions on a form to determine the best business structure for your business. Our business lawyers will work closely with you to determine which type of business entity makes the most sense for your personal and business goals.
In addition to determining the best way to enter into and operate your business, it is imperative that you plan your exit strategy at the beginning of your business venture. Our business lawyers will help you determine the answers to important business planning questions. What happens if I die while I am running my business? Who will take over if I am unable to work, or I retire? What should my partner and I do if we decide we can no longer work together?
Contact us now for a free consultation.
Purchasing a franchise is often an excellent way for someone to realize their dream of business ownership. For more information on our franchise law services and how our business lawyers can best serve you, please click here.