Business Organization

Practice Contact

Macklem, Jonathan W.
T: 205-250-6668


Entrepreneurship is alive and well.

How you choose to organize and structure your business affects every aspect of the company’s operations. Structure affects the level of control over business decisions, tax reporting and filing requirements, employment status, liability exposure, protection of personal and professional assets, and how capital is raised.

Christian & Small’s business attorneys have a thorough understanding of the benefits and drawbacks of all types of business entities including:

  • Sole proprietorships
  • General, Limited or Limited Liability partnerships
  • Joint ventures
  • Corporations (C or S)
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Business Trusts

We devote considerable time and effort assisting, selecting and forming the optimal business structure for each client’s particular needs. We offer complete business planning representation and advise clients about business-related agreements, including:

  • Operating agreements
  • Stock purchase or buy-sell agreements
  • Employment contracts
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Independent contractor arrangements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Registration and qualification of domestic and foreign entities

As your business grows, Christian & Small can help you realize your vision and protect what matters most. We believe in developing long-lasting relationships with our clients and offer services to meet every phase of your business – from startup to sale or dissolution.