Corporations 101

What’s a corporation? A corporation is one of the most storied and reliable business forms. A corporation gives its owners (shareholders) a limited liability shield of asset protection.

If my firm can help you with your corporate law needs, please call or email me at your convenience. My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, works with clients on various business law needs to help clients take care of their legal needs quickly and inexpensively, and has years of experience counseling clients on a variety of business law issues. Call (913.707.9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com) to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

(c) 2016, Stephen M. Johnson, Esq.

Maintenance 101

Just like your car needs a regular oil change and other routine maintenance, so your business has regular maintenance needs. If you have a corporation, you need to have regular meetings, an active board of directors, keep careful minutes of meetings, file an annual report, and be sure to comply with corporate formalities. LLC members or partnership partners have less corporate formalities to comply with, but business maintenance issues often still arise.

If my firm can help you with your business maintenance needs, please call or email me at your convenience. My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, works with clients on various business law needs to help clients take care of their legal needs quickly and inexpensively, and has years of experience counseling clients on a variety of business law issues. Call (913.707.9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com) to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

Business Disputes 101

Sometimes a business customer doesn’t pay the bill or a dispute breaks out. When your business is owed money, you need an experienced business lawyer in your corner to persuade the customer to pay the bill and avoid the time and expense of court.

If my firm can help you with your business dispute needs, please call or email me at your convenience. My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, works with clients on various business law needs to help clients take care of their legal needs quickly and inexpensively, and has years of experience counseling clients on a variety of business law issues. Call (913.707.9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com) to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

Business Transitions 101

For small business owners or key players, business transitition is a big deal and major life change. An entrepreneur may want to move on to the next thing in life, a longtime business owner may want to retire, or a family may want to consolidate various business interests into a more innovative or efficient design. Your buy-sell, business succession, or business transaction needs friendly, efficient, expert corporate counsel. Our law firm is uniquely positioned and experienced to help you with your business transition needs in ways that a large Wall Street or KC law firm cannot. Our law firm has helped business owners and entrepreneurs navigate business transition issues, consolidate resources and disparate business entities into  one structure, advised on buy-sell issues, and counseled on private deals.

If my firm can help you with your business transition needs, please call or email me at your convenience. My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, works with clients on various business law needs to help clients take care of their legal needs quickly and inexpensively, and has years of experience counseling clients on a variety of business law issues. Call (913.707.9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com) to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

Business Succession 101

For small business owners or key players, business succession is a big deal and can change your life. An entrepreneur may want to move on to the next thing in life, a longtime business owner may want to retire, or a family may want to consolidate various business interests into a more innovative or efficient design. Your buy-sell, business succession, or business transaction needs friendly, efficient, expert corporate counsel. Our law firm is uniquely positioned and experienced to help you with your business succession needs, needs that a large Wall Street or KC law firm doesn’t have the scale to handle well. Our law firm has helped business owners and entrepreneurs navigate business succession and transition issues, consolidate resources and disparate business entities into  one structure, advised on buy-sell issues, and counseled on private deals.

If my firm can help you with your business succession needs, please call or email me at your convenience. My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, works with clients on various business law needs to help clients take care of their legal needs quickly and inexpensively, and has years of experience counseling clients on a variety of business law issues. Call (913.707.9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com) to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

M&A Counsel 101

Mergers & acquisitions (M&A) news often dominate the Wall Street Journal‘s headlines. But not every M&A or business succession transaction is a big money deal or global front page news. An entrepreneur may want to move on to the next thing in life, a longtime business owner may want to retire, or a family may want to consolidate various business interests into a more innovative or efficient design. Even if it’s not a multi billion dollar transaction or front page news, your buy-sell, business succession, or business transaction needs friendly, efficient, expert corporate counsel. Our law firm is uniquely positioned and experienced to help you with your business succession or transition needs, needs that a large law firm on Wall Street or even a big KC firm can’t handle well. Our law firm has helped business owners and entrepreneurs navigate business succession and transition issues, consolidate resources and disparate business entities into  one structure, advised on buy-sell issues, and counseled on private deals.

If my firm can help you with your business succession, transition, or M&A needs, please call or email me at your convenience. My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, works with clients on various business law needs to help clients take care of their legal needs quickly and inexpensively, and has years of experience counseling clients on a variety of business law issues. Call (913.707.9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com) to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

FLPs and Family LLCs 101

A family limited partnership (FLP) or family LLC is often a good way for a family to structure the family business, family farm, or rental cabin to ensure smooth ownership transitions, ideal family management dynamics, asset protection, and a tax efficient design.

If my firm can help you with your family LLC or FLP needs, please call or email me at your convenience. My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, works with clients on family LLC, FLP, and related estate planning matters to help clients take care of their legal needs quickly and inexpensively, and has years of experience counseling clients on a variety of probate, estate planning, and trust administration issues. Call (913.707.9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com) to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

Series LLC 101

A series LLC is a type of LLC, but with a twist that works well for many entrepreneurs and serial entrepreneurs. A series LLC gives an entrepreneur a corporation’s limited liability shield with a partnership’s pass through tax features with the administrative simplicity of having several businesses under one roof. Instead of having to keep track of dozens of LLCs or corporations across various industries, a serial entrepreneur can create unlimited daughter series or cells under the series LLC umbrella, much like a company having many departments or divisions. Series LLCs are a state of the art business law innovation in Kansas and Missouri, which are novel or unknown to many attorneys and law firms. My law firm has worked with numerous Kansas and Missouri clients to leverage series LLCs to add value and help clients keep their entrepreneurial edge in the business world.

If my firm can help you with your business law, LLC, or series LLC needs, please call or email me at your convenience. My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, works with clients on LLCs, series LLCs, and business law to help clients take care of their legal needs quickly and inexpensively, and has years of experience counseling clients on a variety of contracts issues. Call (913.707.9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com) to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

(c) 2016, Stephen M. Johnson, Esq.

LLCs 101

A LLC or limited liability company is a great way to organize a business. A LLC combines the limited liability shield of a corporation to protect you and your family’s hard earned assets with pass through tax features of a partnership (to avoid the corporation’s double tax trap).

If my firm can help you with your business law or LLC needs, please call or email me at your convenience. My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, works with clients on LLCs and business law to help clients take care of their legal needs quickly and inexpensively, and has years of experience counseling clients on a variety of contracts issues. Call (913.707.9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com) to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

(c) 2016, Stephen M. Johnson, Esq.

Formation 101

Legal protection and the limited liability shield for a corporation, LLC, or partnership depend on optimal formation documents and good counsel. That’s why it’s so important to have an experienced lawyer guiding you as your form your business and looking out for your best interests – C or S corporations, LLCs, series LLCs, partnerships, limited partnerships, or limited liability partnerships.

If my firm can help you with your business formation needs, please call or email me at your convenience. My law firmJohnson Law KC LLC, works with clients on contracts to help clients take care of their legal needs quickly and inexpensively, and has years of experience counseling clients on a variety of contracts issues. Call (913.707.9220) or email me (steve@johnsonlawkc.com) to schedule a free, convenient consultation.

(c) 2016, Stephen M. Johnson, Esq.