Business Formation in Missouri
St. Louis Business Law Attorney

Starting a business requires more than just a good idea. It requires zeal, tenacity and the desire to succeed, along with the requisite knowledge to circumvent the inevitable dangers that can and will destroy your business before it gets off the ground. You must know why it is important to distinguish your personal from your business assets and why maintaining a separate corporate existence is an important first step toward reducing personal liability. Choosing the business entity that is right for you is of equal importance. Whether forming a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC); S” Corporation, Partnership, Close Corporation or Not For Profit Entity, you must adhere to applicable laws and statutes in every material respect. Sure, you can form a business entity online by registering it with the State, but it might come back to haunt you. Does that entity exist some place other than Missouri? Is the take protected via trademark and/or copyright? Does the business have an appropriate operating agreement? What happens if your partner, no longer wants to be I business with you, or if she wants to “cash-in” her membership interest? What if you want to make sure that the business transitions to your spouse or children, in your absence, do you have such a provision I an agreement that contemplates such a transition? It may be too late to avoid litigation if those questions are not properly addressed in advance. In which case, you could be placing substantially all of the business assets at risk unnecessarily. For these reason and more, you need to partner with a firm that will properly advise you from registering the business with the state, throughout the life-cycle of your business and beyond. Whether you are in the middle of the formation process or are just getting started, let the Law Offices of Christopher Bent, LLC guide you through this entire process. Call us today to schedule an appointment.

Our St. Louis business lawyers have helped clients choose the right corporate structure. We have drafted tailormade operating agreements, by-laws, partnership agreements, non-disclosure agreements, non-competes and other business-related documents necessary to protect you and your business entity. With more than 20 years of business law experience, we know how to handle every aspect of the formation process, to protect your business in the long run. If you are ready to step out into the business world and begin your next venture, call our firm for representation.


Retain Counsel for the Formation Process

Our firm assists you with choosing the right business entity. We advise you from the inception of your business throughout its life-cycle, up to and including business succession. We properly advise your business entity so that it is in compliance with applicable law. Our main goal is to help you choose the appropriate business structure that contemplates current and future needs, that enables you to expand and grow as desired. Allow us to represent your interests and safeguard your business future.

Our firm has helped form various business entities, including corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, and general partnerships. When you come to us, you can expect to receive honest, ethical, and costefficient legal services.


Get Started With Your Business

As a client-centered firm, we truly care about helping you form the right business for your long-term goals. We are committed to providing straight forward, no nonsense advice for our clients, pursuing the most effective and affordable legal solutions when possible.

If you are looking for quality legal representation that you can rely on for all of your business formation needs, be sure to call on Attorney Christopher Bent today.

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Why Hire Our Firm?

We are ethical, honest, and tnacious. We have provided quality representation for over 20 years.


An Advocate for Justice

Attorney Christopher Bent offers aggressive trial representation in business litigation.


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We represent small businesses, individuals, and business owners throughout Missouri.