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We listen to your objectives and create a business model to help you achieve your goals.

HJW LAW: BUSINESS FORMATION, PLANNING & REPRESENTATION SERVICES

| Business Formation

 

Business formation is a crucial element to being successful. Without the correct business structure and operations, you may fail to have limited liability and be personally liable for any damages caused by your business or your employees.

Our office offers exceptional legal advice and counsel to individuals who are interested in starting a business in Colorado. Decisions made at the inception of a small business can impact your business's legal structure, internal governance, taxes, your personal liability for business debts and obligations, and how your business will operate. Our aim is to provide counsel and advice to individuals which is in line with their business and personal goals. Some people form a business with the idea to grow it as fast and as large as possible. Others simply want a steady income and more time with family. We listen to these objectives and create a business model that is compatible with the client’s goals. We can represent individuals and small business from the pre-formation and formation phase through the incubation and growth phase, and through the sale, merger or disposition phase. We aim to provide all our clients with cost-effective legal advice.

| Comprehensive Business Planning Services

 

We provide experienced and thoughtful legal advice throughout the life of your business. We advise clients on planning decisions such as entity choice. We explain the differences between and the benefits of choosing incorporation, an S corporation, a C corporation, or an LLC.  We offer counsel during the growth phase of a business, including acquisition of other businesses, real estate and other asset acquisition, employee hiring and firing matters, internal governance, and regulatory compliance. We are well versed in how to “incubate” a small business so that it grows at the proper pace from for the owners comfort level, while at the same time being fast enough to capitalize on opportunities as the arise.  Finally, we provide counsel and representation when business owners are interested in selling or otherwise divesting their business.  This may include a sale of business assets, a stock or LLC membership sale, a merger, or other transaction. 

 

Business owners throughout Colorado continuously rely on Harvey J. Williamson for business planning needs that include:

  • Choice of/change in entity structure and formation

  • Acquisition/disposition of entity-owned real estate

  • Real property and equipment leasing

  • Franchise acquisition

  • Franchise creation and offering with UFOC compliance

  • Confidentiality / non-compete agreements

  • Business contract drafting and review

  • Private placement offering under Reg. D

  • Obtaining capital and key investors

  • Key employee retention strategies/agreements

  • Employee manuals and handbooks

  • Exit and succession planning

  • Shareholder, member, and other buy-sell agreements

  • Information and advice on limiting your company’s liability

  • Information and advice on setting up a professional team (accountant, insurance agent, financial planner) and what services your company will need

  • Information and advice on keeping company minutes, documents, records, and other necessities for legal purposes (internal governance and maintenance)

  • Drafting of company documents (articles of incorporation, articles of organization, by-laws, operating agreements, etc)

 

Call today (303-716-9666) to schedule a free initial consultation.

Deciding to start your own business is a big decision, but it is only the first step of many on your journey as a small business owner.

| Small Business Litigation

 

The Law Office of Harvey J. Williamson, LLC does not simply form your business entity and then throw you out into the business world on your own. We have years of experience representing small businesses in litigation. Small businesses often need to enforce their rights in court. We offer excellent and aggressive business litigation services for entities of all sizes and in connection with all types of matters.  We advocate for small businesses as both plaintiffs and defendants.  If your small business is having issues that could possibly end in litigation, call us immediately. Disputes are often far cheaper to resolve if you deal with them immediately rather than allowing them to grow into litigation. For business civil actions, whether you are wronged and forced to litigate to recover your losses, or you are being sued by another, it is imperative you have an experienced attorney in your corner. The legal process is extremely complex, with seeming endless rules, requirements and filing deadlines. You need someone with experience in this system to guide you through the process so that you obtain the best result possible. We can help you through difficult situations.

 

Call today to schedule a free initial consultation.

| Small Business Litigation

 

The Law Office of Harvey J. Williamson, LLC does not simply form your business entity and then throw you out into the business world on your own. We have years of experience representing small businesses in litigation. Small businesses often need to enforce their rights in court. We offer excellent and aggressive business litigation services for entities of all sizes and in connection with all types of matters.  We advocate for small businesses as both plaintiffs and defendants.  If your small business is having issues that could possibly end in litigation, call us immediately. Disputes are often far cheaper to resolve if you deal with them immediately rather than allowing them to grow into litigation. For business civil actions, whether you are wronged and forced to litigate to recover your losses, or you are being sued by another, it is imperative you have an experienced attorney in your corner. The legal process is extremely complex, with seeming endless rules, requirements and filing deadlines. You need someone with experience in this system to guide you through the process so that you obtain the best result possible. We can help you through difficult situations.

 

Call today to schedule a free initial consultation.

"As a new business owner, I contracted with Harvey Williamson and felt understood and secure that the business and I were being taken care of. Harvey assisted with creating a solid contract and managed the trade-mark process and I know that my brand, business and members are all protected to the full extent of the law. There are many options of legal resources and I appreciated the quick response and personal attention that Harvey provided and would highly recommend!"

 
- Dawn Bailey William
Owner, VenuHub, LLC

"As a small business owner, it’s extremely difficult to find an attorney who speaks with me without condescension, takes my small business matters seriously, is careful not to step over my budget, yet works diligently and honestly. Harvey helped me with a contract that unfortunately became a major issue, later on,  with an unreasonable landlord. Thanks to Harvey and his foresight, I not only remained protected from legal matters, he gave me the ability to pursue action on my part if I chose. He always gave me his time when I asked questions, he took my opinions to heart, and I really felt HEARD and truly represented."
 
- Sasha Viers

Owner, Boulder Spirals LLC

"I have worked with a number of business attorneys over the years, both as an individual and as the owner of a small business with large customers, and none have been more thorough, responsive or knowledgeable than Harvey Williamson. Whenever we've reached out to Harvey he has delivered and since the founding of our business in 2011, we’ve never considered seeking legal help anywhere else." 
 
- Dan Feiveson

Owner, Legendary Data LLC

"We retained Harvey as our business attorney for our commercial photo studio business. It was the best decision we made. The initial meeting was productive and well managed delivering all the documentation needed for us to launch successfully. The most important message to share about Harvey is his depth of knowledge around the legal details important for business establishment. Along with the professional guidance, Harvey is a wonderful individual. He is forward thinking and dedicated to his clients best interest."

 
- Wis Holt
Owner, Cabin House Studios

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