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Starting a New Business

Laying Strong Foundations: Your Legal Guide to Launching a Business

Starting a business is an exhilarating journey, filled with both promise and challenges. Each step towards establishing your enterprise is crucial, and it’s essential to ensure you’re legally covered from the outset.  


At 360 Law Services, we’re passionate about bringing entrepreneurial visions to life. Our dedicated team offers invaluable insights and comprehensive legal solutions to navigate the complexities of business formation. Let us partner with you to build a resilient, compliant, and successful business from day one. 

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    Our Commercial & Corporate Law Expertise

    Business Structure Advice

    Guidance on choosing the right business structure, be it a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited company, or LLP, aligning with your business goals and risk profile.

    Drafting Business Agreements

    Creating foundational documents like partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, and terms of service. 

    Registration and Licensing

    Assisting with company registration, securing necessary licenses, and ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations.

    Intellectual Property Protection

    Advising on trademarks, copyrights, and patents to safeguard your brand, innovations, and creations.

    Regulatory Compliance

    Ensuring your business adheres to industry-specific regulations and standards, minimising risks and liabilities.

    Employee Onboarding

    Crafting employment contracts, non-compete agreements, and employee handbooks to set clear terms and expectations.

    Taxation Insights

    Guidance on business taxation, helping you leverage benefits and stay compliant.

    Real Estate and Leasing

    Legal counsel on property leases, purchases, or sales, ensuring your business’s physical location is secured on favourable terms.

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    FAQs - Startup Lawyers

    Which business structure is right for me?

    The ideal structure depends on your business objectives, financial considerations, and risk appetite. Each structure offers distinct advantages and liabilities.

    Do I need to trademark my business name?

    Trademarking provides exclusive rights to your business name in your sector, preventing others from using it. It’s a proactive step to protect your brand’s identity. 

    What are the legal requirements for hiring employees?

    Employers need to ensure compliance with employment laws, including contracts, fair treatment, health and safety regulations, and specific benefits.

    How do I ensure my business is tax compliant?

    Proper documentation, understanding the relevant tax obligations, timely filings, and leveraging available deductions are crucial. Consulting a legal expert can offer clarity. 

    What should be included in a business contract?

    A robust contract should define the parties involved, scope of work, payment terms, duration, termination clauses, dispute resolution, and other specific terms relevant to the agreement.

    How can I protect my business idea?

    Depending on the nature of the idea, it can be protected through patents, copyrights, trademarks, or trade secrets. Legal counsel can guide you on the best approach.

    Do I need licenses to start a business?

    Licensing requirements vary by industry, region, and the nature of the business. It’s essential to research and secure necessary licenses before commencing operations.

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