Business Formation

Business Formation in Georgia

Forming a business entity in Georgia can be a daunting task. There are so many factors to consider such as whether or not you want to Incorporate, form a Limited Liability Company, be a Partnership, or be a Sole Proprietorship, and the like. All of these entities are vastly different and which Business Entity to form in Georgia depends upon many factors such as how much you want to limit your personal liability, do you plan on having shareholders, are you eventually going to want to become a publicly traded company, or do you just have a few people that are trying a start up a business for the first time and you don’t want to be tied to extensive tax filings every year. To answer these questions, there are legal considerations that you should be aware of as well as accounting issues that will be paramount to your decision making process.

If you are in any stage of the process of forming a Business Entity in Georgia, then you may contact us by any or all of the following means for a free legal consultation to discuss your particular situation; By phone at (770) 865-8654 and (813) 363-6664; by email at, or Contact Us on our contract form on our website. We are here to assist you in choosing the best Business Entity to form under your particular circumstances. We will also take your business formation from start to finish if you so desire including, but not limited to, reserving your entity name with the Georgia Secretary of State, preparing and filing all the necessary documents to be filed with the Georgia Secretary of State to actually form your business entity, ordering your Business Entity Books and Seals, preparing all of your Incorporation Documents including your Bylaws and Minutes, and we also can update this annually for you, preparing your stock shares and letters of incorporation as well as any Shareholder Agreements that you so desire.

The Business Formation Attorneys at Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates clearly understand the distinctions between the different and other legal entities and can assist you in determining which type of corporate and other legal entities best suits your particular needs, and we have represented thousands of individuals in Business Formations with every kind of different business entity that you can possibly imagine. Collectively, we have over 75 years of experience and not once have we had a client who was not 100% satisfied with our work from start to finish.

Besides you and your partners, if any, there are two (2) professionals that you should enlist to assist you in making the right decision as to which business entity is right for you: 1.) An Attorney who is experienced in Business Formations in Georgia; and 2.) An Accountant who understands the difference, among many other things, between a subchapter-S corporation and a subchapter-C corporation in Georgia. If an Attorney or an Accountant that you have enlisted can not clearly explain the difference between a subchapter-S corporation and a subchapter-C corporation, then you may want to consider finding another Attorney and another Accountant to assist you in forming your Business in Georgia.

We also realize that businesses are constantly growing and changing entities so we can provide reviews of your business structure on any basis you so desire such as annually, with the introduction of a new product or partner, or simply just to keep up with the ever changing times of our fast paced world.

The Georgia Secretary of State also has many resources on how you can file and maintain your corporation on line as follows if you so desire to take on this process yourself such as:

  1. How to register a company online (Video)
  2. How to register a company online (File)
  3. How to file an Annual Registration (Video)
  4. How to file an Annual Registration (File)

If you would like one of our Business Formation Attorneys to review what you have done yourself, then we are glad to do so. We do, however, encourage you to engage a Business Formation Attorney early on in the process so that you don’t waste valuable time, money and resources in case you make errors in your filings.

At Julie A. Rice, Attorney at Law, & Affiliates we look forward to assisting you in this most exciting time of forming your own business and we want to help you as much as possible so that you can form your business correctly and then get to the important part of building your business with the goal of much success in your future. Again, we are glad to speak with you about your Business Formation so please Contact Us as soon as practical to discuss your business venture with our qualified and knowledgable Business Formation Attorneys.

We look forward to hearing from you soon and working with you as well!