BUSINESS LAW Cooke Law Group has considerable knowledge and experience with the various regulations associated with registering and operating a corporation or partnership in the State of Florida. It is essential to consult an attorney to identify all potential financial, tax, and liability issues before forming a legal business entity. These business formations fall into three general categories: Corporations: C Corporations, S Corporations, and LLCs Partnerships: General Partnerships, Limited Partnerships, and Limited Liability Partnerships Sole Proprietorships Corporation and Partnership Formation Our attorneys have considerable experience advising clients on the wide range of crucial issues involved in establishing a new business, and assisting those clients in selecting the most advantageous business formation based on their individual financial and legal concerns. “Cooke Law Group has considerable knowledge and experience with the various regulations associated with registering and operating a corporation or partnership in the State of Florida.” Protection is Our Business Our firm’s top priority is ensuring that we provide our clients with the best business model suited for their unique financial and legal concerns. The most pressing issues that can arise for a business in Florida are disputes from taxation consequences and personal liabilities for business debts. Tax implications vary widely among the various business entities in Florida, and proper business formation is essential to prevent any one officer from assuming personal liability for business debts. It is essential to consult with an attorney when considering business formation to detect all possible tax issues and liability concerns, and to establish that all controlling business documents are legally sufficient and properly written. The decision to seek legal counsel from the outset of business formation can prevent a litany of legal and tax complications in the future. Our attorneys possess the business acumen and specialized legal knowledge essential to helping our clients identify and prevent costly future legal and tax disputes for their businesses. Registered Agents in Florida and Foreign Corporations Foreign corporations, such as out-of-state and international businesses, are required to register with the State of Florida to own real property, own a mortgage on real property, transact business, establish an office location, or employ citizens in Florida. Businesses are required to appoint a Registered Agent, an individual who acts as an intermediary through whom legal documents and service of process are served on the business. Cooke Law Group serves as Registered Agent for many of our clients’ businesses, allowing our attorneys to act on the front line by immediately alerting and advising them about any legal matters that may arise. Corporate Document Review For businesses facing litigation, practical and logistical issues related to the discovery process can cause further delay and interruption to business operations. Document review services are essential in a number of corporate functions, including internal reorganizations, regulatory investigations, and discovery in preparation for litigation. The wide range of documents and records involved in a discovery request can be overwhelmingly extensive: business records, financial statements, interoffice memos, transcripts, emails, receipts, notes, and other recorded or written information. In document review, our highly skilled team of attorneys maintains a protocol for identifying and screening all relevant information pertaining to a discovery request or litigation issue. These protocols involve the identification of priority and legally relevant documents subject to outside discovery, as well as the retention of irrelevant and privileged documents. interoffice memos, transcripts, emails, receipts, notes, and other recorded or written information. With particular knowledge related to rules for discovery requests and procedures, our attorneys perform these functions quickly and effectively. By retaining Cooke Law Group to assist in the process of regulatory and discovery-related document review, clients can ensure that all relevant documentation is properly identified and submitted, as well as effectively screened for otherwise privileged content.