Small Business Law
At Guston & Guston, we understand small businesses. We are one. And we understand family businesses, too. Herb Guston founded his solo law practice in 1972 and Deb Guston, his daughter joined in him in 1988. So we are passionate about small family businesses and we want you to get your business off the ground and headed for success.
Businesses can take many forms and we want to make sure you start your business in the format that is right for you and your business. The Small Business lawyers at Guston & Guston will review all the forms of business entities with you and help you decide which is right for you. We will work with your accountant and other professionals to make sure the right choices are made.
- Limited Liability Companies
- Sole Proprietorships
Good governance of a small business starts with good advice and good professionals to help you along the way. Knowing what the laws are that govern your small business, what fees and filings are required, when you need to hold meetings and what documents and records you need to maintain are all part of learning how to manage your business. Good governance is not just about doing what you do well, but maintain your business structure in tip top shape. Let the Small Business Lawyers at Guston & Guston help you build a solid governance structure for your business.
Buying and Selling a Small Business
Buying and selling a small business can be a complicated transaction. It can involve real estate, inventory, tax issues, personnel contracts, insurances, zoning issues, intellectual property, state and federal regulations and other complications. Let the experienced Small Business attorneys at Guston & Guston handle your purchase or sale – we have the expertise to identify all of the issues.
Do you have a family business ready to turn over to the next generation? Thinks about selling your business to your employees? Are you a younger owner looking to offer a buy-out to a parent or older owner?
Let the Small Business attorneys at Guston & Guston help you formulate a succession plan that is sustainable for the business and meets the needs of all of the interested parties.