Business Formation

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Starting a Business With the Right Business Formation

Our Greenville business formation attorneys recognize that new and expanding companies need a law firm that that can utilize its business knowledge and experience to aid in the selection of the most beneficial and appropriate legal structure for its endeavor.  A sound foundation for any business will be rooted in a structure that optimizes chances for growth and economic success while limiting risks of collateral damage to equity holders if difficulties threaten the business.

Our business formation law firm skillfully forms the following business entities:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • C corporation (C Corp)
  • S corporation (S Corp)
  • “Doing Business As” (DBA)
  • Not-for-profit corporation (501)
  • Joint venture
  • Professional corporation (PC)
  • Business succession plans
  • Family limited partnerships (FLP)
  • Limited partnership (LP)

Choice of Entity

The foundation of business success is based on a proper choice of entity form and the effective design of that business structure.  Much like a towering oak with a compromised root system that can be toppled by strong winds, businesses depend on a successful business formation process to cope with adversity in the form of liability to consumers, contract disputes, regulatory challenges, and other commercial issues.  The attorneys of our Greenville business formation law firm bring decades of experience and a proven track record of forming businesses and positioning them for success across a wide range of industries.  We can assist in skillfully crafting essential documents and provide legal advice and representation to newly formed businesses, such as:

  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Sales and purchases of commercial property
  • Operating agreements
  • Liability waivers
  • Contract negotiations
  • Sales contracts
  • Partnership agreements
  • Business formation documents
  • Product and service disclaimers

Startup Businesses

Our law firm can assist with all aspects of translating innovative ideas into viable business opportunities.  We provide legal counsel and help aspiring business owners with all facets of a startup.

  • Entity selection: Whether a more common business structure like a corporation, limited liability company, or partnership offers the best profile of tax features, risk tolerance, and management structure, or an alternative form makes more sense, we work diligently to understand our clients, their business, and the competition.
  • Incorporation procedures or documents: Our skilled team of corporate attorneys in Greenville provide expertise in all aspect of the initial incorporating process, such as explanations to LLC members or stockholders, EIN numbers, initial organization meetings, articles of incorporation, bylaws, information filed with the secretary of state, and opening minutes.
  • Filing: Our South Carolina business formation attorneys will guide you through the entire process of registering with the secretary of state and filing your documents.

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What Our Clients Say

  • What a blessing to have such a solid team to advise us on all of our legal matters from personal estate planning to business protection. We are very thankful to have found Aaron and his family and look forward to many years of being represented by such a professional law firm.

    Saint B. Avatar Saint B.
    1/13/2018
  • I chose the De Bruin Law Firm to represent me after I was arrested for DUI. Aaron, my attorney, worked hard on my case and I was pleased with the outcome. His professionalism and punctuality in response to my questions and concerns was a true testament that he was dedicated to representing me and my case. These stressful times were definitely a relief with Aaron on my side. I would recommend these guys to anyone needing legal advice and professional representation.

    Zach S. Avatar Zach S.
    12/04/2015
  • I had Mr Aaron De Bruin to represent me on a family case and i thought he did an outstanding job. He made himself easily accessible. He gave me his personal cell phone number so I could call him and reach him at any time. Any questions I had he would answer them in a swift manner. Also before he made any decission he would ruin them by me first. I would recommend The De Bruin Law Firm to anyone i know that needs a lawyer. Thank you Mr. De Bruin.

    Jymel J. Avatar Jymel J.
    12/03/2015
  • This is the company I decided to use in purchasing my house with Veterans United Home Loans. Although I didn't deal with them directly for 95% of the process, the 5% I did have the opportunity to interact with them was very professional. We came in to the office, signed our documents and got out. 10/10 would recommend.

    Tyler L. Avatar Tyler L.
    10/03/2018
  • We were first time buyers and needed a lot of hand-holding. De Bruin Law Firm made everything easier to follow and got as detailed as we needed. Our home-buying process went without a hitch thanks to our awesome agent and De Bruin Law Firm!

    Blake H. Avatar Blake H.
    6/20/2018
  • Aaron DeBruin was my husbands defense attorney recently regarding a high profile case in Walhalla, SC. Aaron fought really hard to prove my husbands innocence. If anyone knows anything about the small town of Walhalla, it’s a small town where it’s a battle to prove your innocence especially if you’re of color. Aaron took on a high profile and difficult case. He was very patient and kept me up to date with everything. Despite of the deniles of the bond hearings, Aaron continued to fight. My husbands case wound up going to trail after 10 months of incarceration in Walhalla county. Aaron has plenty of sleepless nights and early morning preparation during trial. I will never forget how hard Aaron fought in the courtroom! Aaron won his first case in Seneca SC! My husband was found not guilty on all charges once Aaron convinced jury of false allegations. I could go on and on but I’m here to tell you if you’re in the upstate of Greenville and need a defense attorney to fight for your innocence give this guy a call! You won’t regret it! I sure don’t! Not only was my husbands lawyer I feel like we both have gained a dear friend for life! Thank you Aaron!

    William C. Avatar William C.
    11/12/2018
  • Arron was very professional in handling our legal needs.Great experience. We will certainly recommend this firm to our family and friends.

    Sarah L. Avatar Sarah L.
    3/09/2017
  • They are the Best in the business!

    I would not go to anyone else!

    Johan H. Avatar Johan H.
    8/31/2016
  • Bryan was our attorney for our real estate closing and he was excellent. Bryan was very prompt to respond to any of our concerns and questions and very helpful with the whole process. Bryan also followed up with us after closing to ensure we our move went well and address any concerns we had once in our home. I would definitely use this firm again for our legal needs and recommend to anyone.

    Thomas N. Avatar Thomas N.
    7/05/2016
  • When I have been involved in a real estate closing, a Will, a Trust or a Debt recovery, the legal team at the DeBruin Law Firm have been a great help to me. Gary, Aaron and Bryan are great attorneys and very easy to deal with. They are able to handle all sorts of legal matters with a no-nonsense approach and I consider them a great asset.

    J T. Avatar J T.
    6/20/2018

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