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Business Formation


Forming a business in Florida may not be considered a complicated process, but there are certain requirements that must be completed.   If you don’t meet these conditions, your business could be operating illegally.  This is why many people decide to hire a business formation attorney, so they can be rest assured that their business has been set up properly from the beginning.


Our business formation services include:

  • Business consultation
  • Entity formation documents (Corporation, LLC, Partnerships, Joint Venture)
  • State filings
  • Corporate binder
  • Initial meeting minutes
  • Registration and Publication of Fictitious Names

Are you forming a business as a partnership? We can help with your business contracts as well to make sure you are set up properly and legally covered.

You have started a business – what do you do next? We can help!

  1.  Apply/Get an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS. A corporation or LLC is a separate entity and needs its own EIN from the IRS.  The EIN is like a Social Security Number for businesses, it is how the IRS keeps tracks of your business’s activities.  
  1.  Open a Bank Account. Once you have the EIN, you will be able to open a bank account for your business.  This allows you to accept checks and payments in your business’s name. In addition, you’re legally required to keep your personal and business finances separated once you incorporate. 
  1.  Apply for your business licenses. In order to legally operate your business, you need to have licenses from the city and county where the business is located. Contact your local county office or city hall to find out what kinds of permits and licenses are necessary for your business type. If you fail to do so, you could be subject to fines or you can even be forced to shut down your business.
  1.  Understand what you need to do to stay compliant. Make sure you understand exactly what you need to keep your business compliant each year. Typically, this involves filing an annual report with your state each year.  Corporations have some additional requirements such as annual shareholders meetings.  

If you are looking to form a business in Broward or Palm Beach County, let Melody Cobbe put her experience in business formation to work for you.

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