Starting a business requires an appropriate structure to operate effectively and legally. Individuals or companies should adopt the business plan that makes the most sense for them, whether that is based on divergent tax policies or appropriate liability protection.
Starting a small business is both a stressful and exciting time for entrepreneurs, especially in 2021. However, because there is so much to consider when establishing a business, it is not surprising when owners forget about the legal basics. The choices made in the early days of starting a small business are perhaps the most critical to avoid legal issues in the future. Read below to learn about three basic things every small business owner should know and how the Dallas law firm of Ritter Spencer PLLC can advise business owners on getting started.
No consumer wants to be the victim of a fraudulent transaction. Unfortunately, businesses often attempt to engage in deceptive or misleading acts. The Texas Legislature enacted the Texas Deceptive Trade Practices Act, also known as the DTPA, in 1979 to protect individuals and companies from commercial scams. The DTPA empowers consumers and businesses to pursue legal action against deceptive companies and individuals as a consumer protection statute. While consumers in Texas are encouraged to be mindful of their financial and commercial activity, many consumers are unaware of the nuances of the DTPA. Read below to learn important information about the DTPA and how the Dallas law firm of Ritter Spencer PLLC can help protect businesses and consumers.
In any industry, business disputes are commonplace, whether it’s between businesses, business co-owners, Limited Liability Company (LLC) members, or corporation shareholders. These disputes can occur over a wide range of business-related disagreements, including everything from shareholder disputes to breach of contract cases. Accordingly, every company should work with an experienced law firm that specializes in business disputes to handle commercial litigation appropriately and reach the most favorable outcome. Below, we’ve outlined some of the most common business disputes that may lead to litigation.
Choosing the right business structure is a necessary step in creating a successful, lucrative company, although oftentimes, it’s a step that gets overlooked. Several different business structures exist to provide a precise and dynamic legal fit for various companies. Additionally, your business’s structure influences everything from how much you pay in taxes and the kind of paperwork you must file, to your personal liability protections and ability to raise money. Below, we’ve outlined the four most common types of business formations and which ones work best for certain businesses.
One of the most critical decisions an entrepreneur makes in the early days of a new venture is related to business formation and taxation. Selecting the right business entity is essential to a company’s successful future and impacts how an organization is taxed. Determining the correct tax designation is equally as important as properly organizing a business’s structure because this designation directly affects how a company’s profits or losses are distributed. Learn more about some of the common misconceptions regarding S-corp and C-corp tax designations and how a business attorney from the Dallas law firm of Ritter Spencer PLLC can help your business thrive.
Even the most educated entrepreneurs may make some unintentional mistakes as they take the first steps to start their business. While some of these errors may be easily remedied, others have more serious legal ramifications. With guidance from a corporate attorney, business owners can protect themselves from potentially damaging litigation. Read below to learn about some of the most common legal issues that small businesses face and how the Dallas law firm of Ritter Spencer PLLC can help.
From minor internal concerns to major financial decisions, business owners tackle issues every day. However, entrepreneurs may not always be able to resolve more significant disputes internally. Certain situations may call for the assistance of a business litigation attorney to advise a company on a realistic strategy to resolve a disagreement. Alternative dispute resolution methods give businesses the ability to address a range of problems through a process that benefits all parties involved. Read below to learn if alternative dispute resolution is right for your business and how the Dallas law firm of Ritter Spencer PLLC can help.
Business disputes are often unavoidable in today’s competitive economic environment. From disagreements about contracts to issues with investments, these conflicts vary in levels of severity and how costly they are. Business litigation attorneys work collaboratively with companies to address these disputes and produce the best result for their clients. However, the variety of these disputes make it difficult for a business owner to know when to bring in an attorney to handle a conflict. Read below to learn when to hire a business litigation attorney and how the Dallas law firm of Ritter Spencer PLLC can advise companies through business litigation.
After a tumultuous 2020, many business owners wonder what the economy both in the United States and abroad will look like in the new year. While all the effects of the coronavirus pandemic are far from predictable, the experienced team at the Dallas law firm, Ritter Spencer PLLC, has researched a few possible directions the 2021 economy will go. Read below to learn about our thoughts on economic recovery in 2021 and what businesses can expect.