Business Formation

Starting A Business In Massachusetts

Raipher, P.C. is a multistate business law practice positioned to handle every legal issue involved in the formation of a business. We have the resources to help you form and position your company whether it will operate exclusively in Massachusetts, if you plan to have regional offices throughout New England, or if you will operate across the U.S.

With experienced attorneys devoted to our business law clientele, we have the legal knowledge and focus to ensure your new business venture is handled properly and with diligence. We provide counsel during business formation and choice of entity for both privately and publicly held companies. We also handle mergers and acquisitions.

If you are planning to start a business and want sound counsel on the legal aspects of its organization, contact us to schedule a consultation at one of our two office locations (Boston and Springfield).

Helping You Choose the Right Entity When You Start a Business

There are many ways to structure a business organization, and choosing the most advantageous one for your specific business is essential. A few of the more common types of business entities are sole proprietorships, partnerships, corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), and limited liability partnerships (LLPs). When considering which type of business entity to choose, the issues to consider include:

  • The number of parties who will be involved in owning and managing the business
  • The degree of personal financial risk the owners can tolerate while operating the business
  • The tax consequences of choosing a particular business entity

There are advantages and disadvantages to any choice of entity. Our lawyers will listen as you discuss your goals and management style and assist you in selecting the business organization that is most advantageous to you.

Ensuring the Details Are Handled Correctly

Our firm handles all the details of starting a business. We conduct due diligence, provide counsel on regulatory issues, and make sure that financing arrangements are solid. To complete the formal legal structure of your business, we handle tasks such as:

  • Preparation of articles of incorporation or organization, operating agreements, partnership agreements, shareholder agreements and management agreements
  • Structuring ownership interests, issuing stock
  • Any necessary registration your business with the state(s)

In all cases, our focus is on protecting our clients’ interests at every step. We have built a business law practice that goes far beyond our Massachusetts roots, and you will find that we possess the resources and experience to represent you effectively throughout the process.

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Our Offices

Raipher, P.C.
265 State St
Springfield, MA 01103
Phone: (413) 746-4400
Fax: (413) 746-2816

We serve the following localities: Bristol County including New Bedford and Fall River; Essex County including Lynn, Lawrence, and Haverhill; Hampden County including Springfield; Middlesex County including Lowell, Cambridge, Newton, Somerville, Framingham, Waltham, Malden, and Medford; Norfolk County including Quincy and Brookline; Plymouth County including Brockton and Plymouth; Suffolk County including Boston; and Worcester County including Worcester.

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