Formations and Dissolution

Advising Companies at Every Stage of the Business Cycle

At Allen Carlson PLLC, we work with companies to develop successful strategies at every stage of the business cycle. Our commercial practice takes a holistic approach, which helps our clients reach their goals and objectives today, tomorrow and into the future. From forming a new company to dissolving an established business, we carefully guide our clients through each step of the legal process to ensure their interests are protected and their goals are realized.

Corporate Formation

Selecting the proper corporate structure is an important decision and is critical to the success of any new business. Each structure offers different advantages and disadvantages, and your decision will impact many aspects of your business operations. At Allen Carlson, we are experienced in assisting clients with all types of business entities, including:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • General partnership
  • Limited partnership
  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Limited liability limited partnership (LLLP)
  • Corporation
  • Limited liability company (LLC)

Our firm works closely with business owners to help them select the proper structure based upon their individual needs and circumstances. We take the time to fully understand our clients’ businesses so that we can make certain they choose a structure that positions their company for success in the short and long term.

In addition to informing clients about the available corporate entities, we guide clients through all of the processes required to get their businesses off the ground. From complying with licensing requirements and filing for trademark protections to preparing articles of incorporation, bylaws, shareholder agreements, employment contracts, and other operational documents, our firm is here to assist you.

Business Dissolution

Whether you have decided to retire and voluntarily dissolve your business or have determined that differences among joint owners cannot be reconciled, dissolving a company is a complex process that should be handled by experienced legal counsel.

At Allen Carlson, we work with clients to develop dissolution plans that protect our clients’ rights and interests at every point in the process. We know that the decisions made during dissolution can have long-term legal and financial consequences for our clients.

Our lawyers walk clients through each stage of the process, explaining options and negotiating and drafting all the documents necessary to properly wind down the operation. When conflicts and disputes among shareholders and partners surface, we work to resolve these issues in the most efficient and expeditious manner possible. Our objective is to help our clients overcome challenges by finding practical and workable solutions that achieve our clients’ desired exit strategy.

Allen Carlson is committed to providing the legal clarity that businesses need to succeed.  To learn more about the full scope of services offered to business owners, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our team. You can reach our Tacoma, WA offices by calling 253-212-2599.

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950 Pacific Ave, Suite 510 Tacoma, WA 98402
Phone: 253.212.2599 - Fax: 253.248.0163