Opening and running a business can be equal parts exciting and frustrating. Having a legal adviser guide you through the formation process gives you the security you need to start on a firm foundation and grow your business confidently. At Scott M. Haapala PLLC, I am dedicated to providing the most practical and appropriate advice for your business. By understanding your expectations and financial capabilities, I can better address your needs by helping you to choose the entity that fits your goals and tax structure that limits your personal liability. Ultimately, I aim to support clients in the Seattle area and all across Washington as they seek business success and prosperity.
There are many considerations when choosing the business entity most appropriate for your immediate and long-term goals. I listen to your objectives and consider the services and products you will provide as well as the ownership, governance, capitalization, taxation and liability responsibilities you may need to handle. At Scott M. Haapala PLLC, I help you weigh the pros and cons of these and other possible business structures:
Small businesses, mid-size companies and large corporations all have different needs and priorities. To set your business on a solid footing, I will evaluate your current circumstances while providing the flexibility to change with your circumstances.
After your business is formed, questions and concerns will arise as you hire employees or independent contractors, set up benefit plans, draft contracts, form business partnerships, secure the services of other companies, share profits, pay taxes and more. I encourage my clients to call me for assistance with any issues they encounter. At Scott M. Haapala PLLC, I advise business owners and corporate boards on matters such as:
If disputes arise, I am here to zealously advocate for your interests in the boardroom.