Business Law

West Virginia Business Law Attorneys

Setting You & Your Business on the Path to Success

If you want to start your own business and achieve your goals, you’ll quickly discover that it takes a lot of work – including legal actions – to get off the ground. You need to decide which kind of business you want, which will then require you to file the necessary paperwork to become legal, and then learn how to file federal taxes.

It can be overwhelming for anyone, which is why many business owners enlist the help of business lawyers. At Persinger & Persinger, L.C., our West Virginia business law attorneys have more than 65 years of combined experience and have helped countless people file their businesses correctly in order to start growing.

We want to help you thrive – you shouldn’t have to pay the cost for failing to file an important document.

Call our Virginia business lawyers today at (304) 346-9333 for a free consultation, or contact us online. We can help you take preemptive measures to avoid any conflict or litigation down the road.

Types of Virginia Business Law Services We Offer

As business lawyers, we provide a wide range of services to help you in all aspects of business law, whether it be creating or maintaining a business.

Over the past 12 years as a law firm, we’ve helped clients with:

Business Formation: Before you even open your doors, you need to take the steps necessary to file your business documents with the Secretary of State. There are various types of business entities you can choose depending on what kind of business you want to run.

Some common business entities include:

  • Sole proprietorship: A sole proprietor is someone who owns an unincorporated business by themselves.
  • Partnerships: A partnership exists between two or more people who share in the profits and losses of their business.
  • Corporations: When forming a corporation, shareholders exchange property or money for stock.
  • S corporations: S corporations can pass corporate income and losses through to their shareholders for federal tax purposes.
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC): Owners of an LLC are called members and can include individuals, corporations, and other LLCs.

While there are differences in entities, the primary purpose of all entities is to shield owners from individual liability.

Drafting & Reviewing By-laws: If you’re filing your business as a nonprofit organization or corporation, you need to write a series of by-laws, which are established rules that serve to manage or regulate the organization. Writing by-laws can be complicated and require the eye and experience of a business lawyer in order to be seen as legitimate and solid.

Some questions we help clients answer in reviewing by-laws include:

  • How many directors do you want on your board?
  • How long should each director’s term be?
  • What duties will officers have?
  • What are the responsibilities of members?

Drafting Articles of Incorporation: Articles of incorporation are documents a business needs to file with the Secretary of State to establish the existence of your business. They can be legally complicated – our lawyers can help you draft and file them efficiently so you can get started on your business opening.

Creating Operating Agreements: Limited liability companies need operating agreements, which govern the rights and duties of members. Operating agreements establish factors including the identity of members, the capital contribution of members, the dissolution process, and relative classes and powers of members.

Establish your business fully and correctly to ensure a successful future – call our West Virginia business law attorneys at (304) 346-9333 or contact us here.

Meet Our Team

Experienced Team Dedicated to Helping You
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    Howard M. Persinger, Jr.

    For nearly 50 years, Howard has been a leader in the field of natural resource law. Howard’s experience in counseling clients has made him one of the region’s most respected attorneys. Read More

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    Howard "Mo" Persinger, III

    Howard “Mo” Persinger, III has over 15 years of handling large, complex personal injury suits, as well as energy related cases and projects.

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  • Robin L. Adkins Phelps Photo
    Robin L. Adkins Phelps

    With over 30 years of experience, Robin Phelps knows the ins and outs of Persinger & Persinger, L.C. Robin is a native of Mingo County, West Virginia. Read More