HELPFUL STARTUP DOCUMENTS CAPTURE YOUR INTENTIONS AND ARE EASY TO UNDERSTAND
Our first goal is to help you create the best-fitting strategy with the best-fitting legal instruments that give life to your vision.
In the early phase we see a lot of business owners interested in “lean lawyering.” Let's be clear: creating an innovative business structure is an enormously valuable investment of time and energy. Find a lawyer who understands your goals and has the experience and talents to create what you need.
Our first consultation is free and helps us give you a custom cost estimate that considers your needs and resources.
If you haven't done so already or you aren't confident you started with the best fitting legal instruments, you'll want to make sure everything is set up like you desire.
Legal Checklist for Starting Your Business:
Is your business owned by more than one person?
Are you confused about any of the language in your legal documents or forms? Are there options you could have missed or misunderstood?
Are you relying on outside funding (by loan or investment)?
Does your business operate in a new or highly regulated area (healthcare, education, transportation, cannabis, agriculture, etc)?
Will your business benefit from a special qualification like Women-Owned Business Enterprise, Disabled Veteran Owned Business Enterprise, Minority Owned Business Enterprise?
If you answered “Yes” to any of the checklist questions, you will immediately benefit from speaking with an experienced corporate lawyer.
A note about Internet Lawyering:
We’ve seen documents prepared by LegalZoom create a lot of confusion and expensive litigation. More often than not, they fail to identify the context of and capture your specific needs. However, we always let clients know if there are a good do-it-yourself solutions.
Something to understand about online document services is that they are not allowed to give actual legal advice. States have started issuing licenses to non-lawyers, sometimes called Legal Document Assistants or Limited License Legal Technicians. The legal industry is trying to find the best way to improve access to legal information and use technology, especially to serve people who are impoverished.
The question alive right now is whether these services are causing benefit or creating more harm, because there are a lot of wrong fits and misunderstandings arising from these tools.
STARTUP & FORMATION SERVICES
Social Purpose Entities
Charitable Entities & Tax Exemption
For & Not for Profit
Bylaws & Partnership Agreements
Shareholder Agreements (Capturing Values, Mission & Vision)
Financing and Raising Capital
Bring VISION and Strategy to your Day-to-Day
Scheel Legal helps you navigate business transactions in alignment with your vision, values and creativity, and the law.