Business Formation

We help clients with all aspects of business formation. We help clients understand the reasons for choosing one entity type over another, we prepare all formation documents, and ensure that the business is set up as tax-efficiently as possible. We are able to discuss other areas of formation law, such as employment, business licenses, intellectual property, and other areas of law that may affect early-stage start ups. We can help with the following:

  • Provide legal advice for all aspects of the startup experience, including entity structure choice, memorializing the business arrangement between founders, writing and reviewing third-party contracts, and reducing liability
  • Help through the funding process, including planning, preparing documents, and coordinating with the individual investors, private equity, or venture capital firms
  • Help founders prepare for future exit opportunities, ensuring that potentially lucrative ownership or cash payments fit into larger personal tax objectives
  • Explore the options of foreign placement of IP or other valuable startup technology in early stages

Knowledge and Experience

With Juris Doctorates from Harvard and the University of Wyoming, and with advanced post-JD-LL.M. education in taxation from New York University and Boston University, Ephraim and Will are among the most qualified tax and estate specialists in Utah.

Olson Harnish Law Is Here for You

At Olson Harnish Law, we focus on Business Formation, Corporate/Business Law, Mergers & Acquisitions, Tax Planning, Tax Disputes, and Estate Planning. We are here to listen to you and help you navigate the legal system.