Business Law

Rhode Island Business Attorneys

Our firm advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs with a broad range of business related services.  Our legal team advises our clients on Rhode Island business law, provide start-up assistance relating to the formation of an entity,offer the protection of a trademark or license agreement and can assist with buying or selling a business. 

Business Startup Services 

Starting a business requires thorough planning. Our attorneys assists business owners in the formation of legally sound business entities and help entrepreneurs devise business strategies that help them achieve their goals.  Our law firm advises on the business startup and formation process including issues related to selection of entity type and jurisdiction.  

Business Entity Choice

  • Business Corporation (Inc.)
    • C Corporation
    • S Corporation
  • Non-Profit Corporation
    • State filing
    • Federal filing for tax purposes           
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC) - Rhode Island LLC
    • Professional Limited Liability Company (PLLC)
  • Partnerships
    • Limited Partnerships (LP)
    • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP)

Business Entity Formation

  • Filing of forms with the RI Secretary of States Office
  •  Custom drafting of Operating Agreements
  • Custom drafting of Shareholder Agreements
  • Custom drafting of Partnership Agreements
  • Initial Action and/or Voting by Members and/or Shareholders
  • Contribution Agreements
  • Employer Identification Number (EIN) filing with the Internal Revenue Service

Other Business related legal services

  • Registered Agent Services
  • Filing of Annual Report Forms
  • Fictitious name change filings
  • Registration of Foreign Businesses
  • Business License Applications
  • Federal Trademark Applications
  • Federal Copyright Applications
  • Contract review, negotiating, and drafting for a wide variety of businesses

Buying and Selling Businesses

Our firm can guide business owners in the multi-stage process of buying or selling a business including:

  • Advising on the structure of the transaction
  • Negotiation of terms and drafting of the deal memorandum
  • Advising sellers on legal strategies to address issues raised during the due diligence process
  • Advising buyers on conducting legal due diligence
  • Drafting, reviewing and negotiating the extensive documentation involved in a business transaction, such as asset purchase agreements, stock purchase agreements and security agreements 

The Law Offices of Richard Palumbo, LLC represents many different types of businesses including new businesses and well established companies.  Our Rhode Island business lawyers provide legal services for construction companies, lenders, landlords, restaurants, modular home companies, trucking companies, and numerous other businesses in nearly every area of Business Law including: assisting in the proper choice of the business entity, business formation, buy-sell agreements, and contract and lease negotiations and drafting.

Business Law Frequently Asked Questions

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The Law Offices of Richard Palumbo, LLC assists clients with Real Estate Law, Business Law, Probate, Evictions for Landlords and Property Damage matters in Rhode Island including Cranston, Warwick, Coventry, Johnston, Providence, Pawtucket, Central Falls and all areas throughout RI.

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