Starting a business is an exciting venture, but you have a wealth of decisions to make regarding proper corporate formation and governance. The type of business entity, legal agreements, transactions and governance rules can set the tone for a company’s success.
At the law offices of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, our corporate attorneys offer legal solutions that help clients start new businesses or make changes to the formation of a current business. Our years of entity and governance experience allow us to provide skilled guidance for contracts, agreements and every element of corporate governance.
Choosing a Business Entity
How do you decide whether to start a corporation, partnership or limited liability company (LLC)? Each entity has a different management structure and tax structure, as well as reporting requirements. Our lawyers have long, strong experience assisting clients with these and other corporate and business decisions.
We can help you with formation issues including:
- Business acquisitions and sales
- Commercial real estate loan documentation
- Tax concerns
- Business planning
- Joint ventures
- Employment legal needs
Our deep understanding of business law uniquely positions us to help clients with every type of legal concern. We also consult with accountants to ensure that the entity type you choose is best for your needs.
Jonathan C. BeardAttorney & PartnerJonathan joined the firm in 2014 and is a graduate of Reinhardt University, Kennesaw State University, and the Thomas Goode Jones School of Law at Faulkner University. As a partner at Miles Hansford and Tallant, LLC, Jonathan's practice primary focuses on ...
Lauren C. GilesAttorney & PartnerLauren Clipp Giles joined Miles & Tallant, LLC in 2009. Her primary practice areas include landlord/tenant law (both negotiating transactions and landlord/tenant litigation), real property disputes, zoning litigation, contract and business litigation, and ...
Brian A. HansfordAttorney & Founding PartnerBrian Hansford is one of the founding partners of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. With over 15 years of experience, he is the leading criminal defense attorney at the firm and has successfully represented clients facing DUIs, drug violations and felonies, ...
Jonah B. HowellAttorney & PartnerHowell joined Miles Hanford & Tallant, LLC in June of 2016. As a Partner with the firm, his primary practice areas are civil and probate litigation, corporate and business representation, estate planning and local government law. Jonah is a native of ...
Kevin J. McDonoughAttorney & PartnerKevin McDonough, a Partner at Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC, focuses his practice on three areas of law: Family Law, Business Law, and Wills and Estates. He works closely with his clients to help identify the goals that are most important to them and then ...
Deborah Anice PittmanAttorney & PartnerDeborah Anice Pittman joined Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC in 2016 and is now a Partner in the firm. Her primary practice areas are family law and criminal defense; however, she also handles general civil litigation matters and is a certified civil and ...
Joshua A. ScogginsAttorney & PartnerJosh Scoggins has extensive experience representing clients in real estate related matters including purchase and sale transactions, real estate development, construction law, commercial leasing, easement acquisition, utility issues, title disputes, ...
Kevin J. TallantAttorney & Founding PartnerKevin Tallant is a Cumming, Georgia native, and is one of the founding partners of Miles Hansford & Tallant, LLC. His primary practice areas include local government law, contract and business litigation, probate litigation, and real property law. Kevin ...
J. Ethan UnderwoodAttorney & PartnerEthan Underwood practices in the fields of land use, real estate, and property tax law, representing developers, as well as individual property owners. He has negotiated numerous zoning and development actions and advises clients regarding environmental ...
We help clients in all types of industries with the rules and processes of how their companies will be directed and controlled. Several governance documents with different functions are legally necessary to designate the operating rules of the entity.
Governance matters we represent include:
- Maintenance of corporate records and share ledgers
- Preparation of annual meeting minutes and documentation of consents
- Nomination and removal of officers and directors
- Guidance of directors and officers in fiduciary duty matters
- Filing necessary documentation with the Georgia Secretary of State
Speak with Us about Your Business Legal Needs
From our Cumming office, we serve clients throughout Forsyth and northern Fulton counties. Credit cards are welcome.
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