Business Entities

We represent clients from the planning stages to the wind-down of business entities and at all points between. Our entity clients include those formed in South Dakota and conducting business here or requiring registration in other states and those formed elsewhere and seeking South Dakota business registration, registered agent services or other legal representation. Our comprehensive legal services are designed to assure the continuing existence of the entity and to insure the liability protections, effective governance structure and other benefits of a range of business entity structures.

Working closely with your accounting and other professionals, we will assist you in selecting or converting to the best form of business entity for you and your business, whether the entity is a corporation, a limited liability company (LLC), a general partnership, a limited partnership, or a joint venture. We will see to organizational and other documents required by Secretaries of State, draft tailored internal documents such as bylaws and operating agreements, see to taxpayer identification and election matters, assist in the documentation of capitalization and set you up in our system of ongoing annual and other entity maintenance. The extent to which we go to make operating as a business entity correct from the outset and trouble-free is confirmed by the fact that many of our referrals for entity formation are from accountants, lenders or regulators. Once the entity is established and as it matures, we assist in a full range of internal post-formation matters, including transfers of interests, adding or buyouts of equity security holders, succession plans and governance procedures. We would be pleased to add your business to the hundreds for which we currently provide these services.

Business Entities Lawyers