“What Form of Business Entity is Best For Me?” – The Entity Comparison Matrix

Date: November 19th, 2009
Categories: Start Ups
Ashbaugh Beal is proud of its reputation as the “entrepreneur’s law firm.”  Over the years, we have worked with countless entrepreneurs and their start-up ventures, often from the very inception of their business.  Inevitably, a significant aspect of our initial counsel involves helping the founders select the best entity or legal structure for their venture.    We are asked this question so often that a few years ago we set out to develop an entity comparison matrix, a useful and handy guide to comparing entities.    As it turns out, this kind of basic information is some of the hardest for founders to find in any kind of organized fashion.  So, it’s no surprise to us that our handy-dandy Entity Comparison Matrix brochures have been so popular with our clients and prospective clients.

Earlier this month, I gave a presentation at Entrepreneur University 2009, the premier annual forum for entrepreneurs put on by the Northwest Entrepreneur Network (NWEN).  The title of my presentation was called “Setting Up Shop”, and focused exclusively on choice-of-entity and related issues.  When I was asked by NWEN to give that presentation, I learned it was a direct response to surveys from last year’s EU attendees who requested more “nuts and bolts” guidance about selecting the right entity for a start-up business.  Of course, as an entrepreneur’s lawyer, I was happy to oblige!

So, in that spirit and with the aim of providing maximum value to our clients and friends, I now offer you our newly revised Entity Comparison Matrix as a free download!  If you’d like a hard copy of it, please email our Chief Results Officer, Annie Lombroia.

OBLIGATORY DISCLAIMER: THE ENTITY COMPARISON MATRIX IS FOR INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES AND IS NOT TO BE CONSIDERED OR RELIED UPON AS LEGAL OR TAX ADVICE RENDERED BY STANISLAW ASHBAUGH, LLP.  YOU SHOULD CONSULT YOUR LAWYER AND/OR ACCOUNTANT FOR LEGAL AND TAX ADVICE REGARDING YOUR COMPANY’S PARTICULAR SITUATION AND NEEDS.