Whether you are interested in starting a business or looking for help with your existing corporation, your first meeting with an attorney should include strategic business planning. This includes discussing what are the:
- Desirable course of action your company should take among the different alternatives;
- Feasability of each alternative;
- Consequences of each course of action.
When discussing which alternative is most desirable you need to look at:
- The level of risk you are willing to accept;
- ROI, or return on investment;
- What control or management decisions you wish to have;
- The tax implications of each course of action.
When starting a business, as a preliminary matter you need to discuss the corporate form of your company. Thereafter, you should have your attorney investigate:
- Whether there are any licenses or government approvals required to run your business;
- Environmental concerns.
Violations of any of the above laws could be very costly for your company and a stategy needs to be developed with a lawyer to deal with them.