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Ryan Smith
Attorney / Founder

National Headquarters:
Portland, Oregon

Franchise Attorney
Business Attorney
Trademark Attorney


Starting a Business: Peak Law Group Business Attorneys in Portland Oregon

Most or all businesses should be operated through a business entity, such as a corporation (C-Corp or S-Corp) or a limited liability company (LLC). By properly operating your business through a corporation or limited liability company, you help limit the possibility of being personally liable for business debts and obligations. You should involve a business attorney and tax advisor (such as a certified public accountant) to help you determine the type of entity that is right for your business. This decision will be based on factors such as liability protection, tax implications and financial considerations. A qualified business attorney will help you form the entity by filing Articles of Incorporation (for a corporation) or Articles of Organization (for an LLC) with the Secretary of State. Your business lawyer will also prepare structural documents for the company. These may include Bylaws, Subscription Agreements, and other documentation for a corporation. This may include an Operating Agreement for an LLC.

Contact Peak Law Group’s business attorney in Portland, Oregon for more information or to get started creating your business entity!     

Ryan is a dedicated, industrious, talented franchise lawyer. He is responsive, meeting or exceeding our every expectation. He is THE best!
CEO, Multi-Unit Pizza Franchisor (with locations in the U.S. and abroad)

Thank you for your superior attention to detail in helping us with our franchise agreement. Buying a new business is an overwhelming venture--both financially and emotionally--but your expert guidance took much of the fear factor out of the process. It was clear to us that you have extensive experience in this area of law, and your professionalism and pleasant personality were evident from the moment we met you.
Prospective Franchise Buyer