Business Formations

You’ve come up with the “next best idea” that Business Formations and Startupswill make you millions of dollars. Or, you’re tired of having a boss and want to make your own decisions. So, you’ve made the leap and decided to start your own business. Congratulations!! However, like every other important thing in life, it isn’t easy to just open your doors and expect the money to come in. Having formed numerous ventures in a wide variety of industries, we at NorthStar Law Group, P.S. understand the process of beginning your enterprise, from entity formation to hiring employees to preparing contracts with vendors. Our goal is to give you the necessary information and guidance to make sure you start your business strong and you are protected from outside liability.

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Every business needs a foundation. So, we at NorthStar Law Group, P.S. advise our clients on the type of entity to select when beginning their entrepreneurial journey, whether it be a corporation, limited liability company, partnership, business trust or other unique business structure. We work with our clients to find a find the optimal legal entity based on a variety of factors including the industry involved as well as the current and potential tax ramifications of forming and operating the business. Whether your business is just getting off the ground or you’re expanding into different markets which require different types of planning, see our attorneys at NorthStar Law Group, P.S., to begin your journey.

Business Funding

If you’re just starting small or are looking to bring in outside investors, NorthStar Law Group, P.S. can help determine the right investment vehicle to get your business off the ground and prepare the necessary documentation to make it happen.

Business Regulations

Businesses in some industries are subject to more government regulations than others especially in newer “unique” fields, such as cannabis, technology, beer and wine, and import / export. The attorneys of NorthStar Law Group, P.S. have assisted a large number of enterprises in navigating the rules and regulations standard in these emerging industries to ensure they are in compliance.

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As much as a lot of small business owners hate to admit it, they can’t do it all themselves. When the time comes to hire your first employees, NorthStar Law Group, P.S. can take some of the stress off by preparing your company’s employment agreements and directing you through the state and local requirements for tax and other employment-related purposes. We can also assist in implementing a strong human resources policy to ensure your hires are compliant with your business values.


Business can’t be done without contracts. NorthStar Law Group, P.S. works with its clients to understand their business needs and then drafts their contracts with those goals in mind. So, whether you need a consulting agreement or vendor agreement reviewed or a licensing agreement or a website hosting contract (or pretty much anything else) drafted, Northstar Law Group, P.S. can do it.

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Business Start-up Services

Taking that leap of faith and starting a business can be one of the most thrilling and exciting ventures. Still, it is far from easy. The costs can soon mount up, and you might find yourself overwhelmed with how to keep everything under control. You might be asking yourself, ‘do I really need an attorney for setting up my business?’. Seeking out legal advice is not always at the top of people’s list of priorities.

However, this could lead to more costs in the long run. Most potential problems that you may run into will be much more expensive and time-consuming to fix later when your business has grown and evolved. For this reason, it is key to ensure that you find reliable legal advice from an expert business formation lawyer from the outset, to assist and ensure that your new business is set up correctly, and in the way that best suits you.

Here at NorthStar Law Group, P.S, we understand how important this is. We offer our clients expert legal advice on everything from ensuring that you choose the right entity type for you, to the intricacies of employment law, from our specialized start-up attorneys.

What are my options for business structure?

You might know exactly what your new venture is, but when it comes to forming and structuring the business there are a lot of options to consider, and a lot to think about. If you are looking to set up as, say, a sole proprietor, then this process won’t be overly complex. However, if your business would benefit instead from a limited liability company, a corporation, or a business trust, then it will be a lot more complicated. Every business is different, and so is the optimal business entity for each venture.

In these early stages, you want to ensure that you are doing what will be best for your business in the long run. Here at NorthStar Law Group, P.S, we know how important this is to our clients. Because of this, we always make sure to take the time to talk clients through all their actions in a simple and easy-to-understand way. You will never be rushed into taking an action or making a decision that you don’t completely understand. Our expert business startup lawyers will talk you through all of the options available, and the potential impact that they could have on you and your business respectively. We will then advise you on what could be the most successful and lucrative in the long run but leave the final decision ultimately up to you.

How do I secure funding for my business?

Just like entity types, there are a wide range of options for obtaining funding and bringing in investors for your business start-up. Our expert business startup attorneys are well informed in all aspects of funding available for new businesses, ranging from grants and community schemes to large-scale outside investors. We know that every business is different, and that you may have limited financial funding available to invest yourself. No matter the size of your start-up, NorthStar Law Group, P.S. can offer expert advice on the funding options available and help to organize and prepare the necessary paperwork to get the process started.

How do I draft the necessary contracts for my start-up?

There is no denying that with any business start-up comes an awful lot of paperwork. Here at NorthStar Law Group, P.S, we know that all the contracts and documents included in the formation of a start-up can be confusing and overwhelming to entrepreneurs. Many people struggle to understand the legal and technical jargon that they include and ensuring that everything is done properly and carefully can be extremely time-consuming.

Because of this, we make it our priority to keep the process as stress-free for all of our clients. We are happy to work with you to draft any contracts; you simply tell us what you need them to say, and we will sort out the formalities of the documents. From licensing agreements to website hosting contracts, our expert business formation lawyers have got you covered.

What regulations do I need to conform to and keep in mind when setting up my business?

Rules and regulations are great in business; they help to ensure that companies are working within their legal requirements and prevent any business from making profits and turnover unfairly or deceitfully. Still, there is no denying that the sheer number of business formation regulations can be confusing to navigate. The amount of regulation varies between sectors, but some of the most regulated are finance, healthcare, cannabis, and food. Working in a highly-regulated industry can be hard, and setting up a business that complies with all existing regulations might seem near to impossible. For this reason, it is always best to get in touch with a specialized start-up attorney, such as NorthStar Law Group, P.S.

When getting your start-up going, your entrepreneurial energies should be spent on creating innovative ideas. You should not have to spend your time worrying about whether your new business operations will fall within the endless list of regulations. At NorthStar Law Group, P.S, our start-up lawyers can deal with all of this for you, allowing you to focus on the creativity of the brand while resting assured that your actions are in compliance, and avoiding any unwanted fines.

If you’re struggling with your existing start-up, or not quite out of the starting gate with your new business idea, contact NorthStar Law Group, P.S today for expert legal advice and assistance. You could be about to embark on the most exciting journey of your life, but don’t try to do it alone. Our experienced business start up lawyers can offer a wide range of commercial services for your individual business needs. Get in touch today to speak to one of our specialists.

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