Business Law

Appleton Business Law Attorney

Protecting the Rights of Businesses

A business can be organized in a variety of ways. And at Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Hodgkiss, we can help you determine how to best structure your business to promote healthy finances and advise you on how to draft effective contracts and agreements to protect your investments.

Get the experienced legal help you need with your business by calling the business law attorneys at Sigman Janssen. Just dial (800) 775-1441 or complete a free initial consultation form today.

LLCs and Corporations

When organizing a business, there are two types of business structures. Typically, your business will be structured as one of the following models:

  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
    An LLC, or Limited Liability Company, is a business entity that offers limited liability—or a fixed limit on your personal financial responsibility—of the company’s financial obligations. LLCs are governed by members or manager-run boards.

  • Corporation
    A corporation is a legal entity comprised of persons who have received a charter that legally recognizes the corporation as being independent of the shareholders. In a corporation, there are shareholders, directors, and officers.

Depending on the size and profitability of your business, the tax rates will vary. That’s why it’s important to select the appropriate structure for your business. Our Appleton business law attorneys will help guide you in making the best possible decisions for a protected future for your business and its assets.

Other Ways Our Business Lawyers Can Help

Beyond helping you select a secure business structure, Sigman Janssen can help you make educated choices when drawing business contracts and agreements:

  • Business Contracts
    Business contracts come in many forms and are used for a variety of reasons. The business law attorneys at our law firm can help draft or review contracts, including promissory notes, employment agreements, and buy-sell agreements. Contracts are drafted and tailored to meet the needs of each business situation, protect your business and its owners, and offer peace of mind in all business relationships.

  • Non-Competes and Agreements
    Non-competition agreements are common in employment relationships and business sales. They are designed to protect employers and purchasers from the competition of former employees and owners. Such agreements may include:

    • Non-solicitation agreements (similar to non-competition agreements) prohibit departing employees from taking customers with them to their new places of work.

    • Confidentiality agreements are drafted to keep the terms of a contract or business transaction confidential by dictating the circumstances under which disclosure can be made and the remedies for breach.

If you need legal assistance drafting contracts and agreements to protect your business, Sigman Janssen wants to help. We’ll work closely with your business to determine the best tools to protect your business and trade secrets.

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Sigman, Janssen, Sewall, Pitz & Hodgkiss
303 S. Memorial Drive Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 731-5201