Starting or expanding a business?

Azle, Texas attorney James W. Collier provides professional assistance

Small businesses are economic engines for Texas, and the state enjoys a business-friendly environment. If you are considering starting a business, or if your entrepreneurial effort is ready for the next step up, you should start with a strong legal foundation. Azle attorney Jim Collier has more than 30 years of experience helping businesses organize and operate for success.

Entity Formation

DollarThe first step is choosing what type of entity your business will be. Each of these has different tax consequences, levels of personal liability, ability to raise capital, and operational needs. As a Texas commercial law attorney, Jim Collier works with businesses to assess their options and determine the most effective approach.

Those entity choices could include:

  • Corporation (C type, S Type)
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Partnership (General, Limited, Limited Liability)
  • Professional Corporation (PC), Association (PA), Limited Liability Company (PLLC)
  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Non-Profit Corporation
  • Joint Venture
  • Franchise

Commercial Transactions

Every business faces change and challenge. Jim Collier’s legal guidance helps business owners in all phases of the business cycle. His experience assures businesses they will have the proper legal framework, including compliance with ever-changing laws and regulations. As an experienced mediator and negotiator, he focuses on achieving successful results for his clients. Jim assists companies in the process of:

  • Financing and obtaining credit
  • Startups for entrepreneurs, sole proprietors or other business models
  • Sale of business
  • Subsidiary or spinoff businesses
  • Facility construction or expansion
  • Commercial real estate transactions
  • Mergers and buyouts
  • Changes in entity type
  • Relocation
  • Shutting down
  • Representation in foreclosure or bankruptcy actions

Local Experience

Businesses must deal not only with federal, state and local governments but also with community issues. A new or expanding business could face conflicts with zoning and land use, proximity to institutions, or active opposition to the type of business.

Azle lawyer Jim Collier is a Texas native and active in a variety of civic activities. Because of his familiarity with local issues and concerns, he can provide outstanding legal advice for business in Parker County, Wise County, Tarrant County, Ft. Worth, Lake Worth, Azle, Weatherford, Aledo, White Settlement, Benbrook, Boyd, Saginaw and Decatur.

For assistance with business formation, transactions and other commercial law needs, contact James W. Collier, Attorney at Law.

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