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BUSINESS FORMATION

Business Formation Services: Start Your Business in Houston

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Starting a business requires adherence to various Texas state regulations and local laws. At Houston-based law firm, Ochoa & Hill Law Group, Managing Partner Matthew Clayton Hill specializes in business formation, providing comprehensive legal services to help you establish your enterprise efficiently and correctly. Whether you are forming an LLC, sole proprietorship, partnership, S-Corp, C-Corp, or non-profit organization, our experienced attorneys will guide you through each step, ensuring compliance and reducing your administrative burden.

  1. Expertise in Texas Business Law Our firm has extensive experience in Texas business law, making us well-equipped to handle all aspects of business formation. We stay updated on the latest legal requirements and regulations, ensuring that your business is set up correctly from the start.
  2. Personalized Service Every business is unique. We offer personalized legal services tailored to your specific needs, whether you’re a solo entrepreneur or a group of partners.
  3. Comprehensive Support From choosing the right business entity to filing the necessary documents, we provide comprehensive support. Our services include name selection, EIN acquisition, drafting operating agreements, and ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

Forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) in Houston, Texas, offers flexibility and protection. Our attorneys assist with:

  • Choosing a Business Name: Ensuring your chosen name is unique and compliant with Texas state regulations.
  • Filing Articles of Organization: Submitting the required documents to the Texas Secretary of State.
  • Drafting an Operating Agreement: Outlining the management structure and operating procedures.
  • Obtaining an EIN: Acquiring an Employer Identification Number from the IRS.
  • Local Compliance: Ensuring compliance with local business licenses and permits.

Starting as a sole proprietor is straightforward but still requires careful planning. Our services include:

  • Business Name Registration: Filing a DBA (“Doing Business As”) if you are using a name other than your own.
  • EIN Acquisition: Helping you obtain an EIN, if necessary.
  • Regulatory Compliance: Assisting with local and state compliance requirements.

Forming a partnership in Houston involves several key steps:

  • Partnership Agreement: Drafting a comprehensive partnership agreement to outline the roles and responsibilities of each partner.
  • Filing Requirements: Ensuring all necessary documents are filed with the Texas Secretary of State.
  • EIN and Tax Registration: Assisting with obtaining an EIN and registering for any required state taxes.

For those looking to form a corporation, whether S-Corp or C-Corp, our services cover:

  • Incorporation Documents: Filing Articles of Incorporation with the Texas Secretary of State.
  • Bylaws: Drafting corporate bylaws to establish the operating rules.
  • Share Issuance: Assisting with the issuance of shares to shareholders.
  • Tax Election: Filing for S-Corp status with the IRS if desired.

Starting a non-profit requires careful planning and adherence to specific regulations:

  • 501(c)(3) Application: Assisting with the application process for tax-exempt status.
  • Incorporation: Filing the necessary incorporation documents.
  • Bylaws and Governance: Drafting bylaws and setting up a governance structure.
  1. Initial Consultation: Discuss your business goals and determine the best business entity for your needs.
  2. Document Preparation: Prepare and file all necessary documents with the Texas Secretary of State.
  3. Regulatory Compliance: Ensure compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.
  4. Ongoing Support: Provide ongoing legal support as your business grows and evolves.

Texas Secretary of State: Check this link for information from the Texas Secretary of State about forming a Texas business entity. It covers common questions about pre-formation steps, naming concerns, and post-formation procedures.

Starting a business doesn’t have to be complicated. With Ochoa & Hill Law Group by your side, you can focus on building your business while we handle the legal intricacies. Our business formation services are designed to provide you with peace of mind, knowing that your business is set up for success from the start.

To ensure a seamless process, consider consulting with our experienced team at Ochoa & Hill Law Group. Contact us at (713) 984-4823 to schedule a consultation.

Disclaimer: The information provided above is not intended as legal advice. Each immigration case is unique, and individuals should seek personalized legal guidance. 

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