Startup, Venture & Small Business Law

We work with businesses at all stages of growth, from incorporation through disposition. After helping you start your own business, we can act as your general counsel to ensure that your business is on a strong legal footing.

  • Formation of Corporations and Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
  • Tax Planning for businesses, including S Corporation Tax Elections for LLCs or Coprorations.
  • Partnership Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Operating Agreements and Corporate Governance
  • Business Purchases, Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Business Sales and Dissolutions
  • Minority Business and Woman Owned Business registrations for preference in government contracts
  • Virginia Registered Agent Services
  • Shareholder and LLC Member Disputes
  • Estate Planning for businesses and their owners
  • General Counsel Services
Business Law Packages and Pricing

For more information, see our page on why to use an attorney for incorporation of your Corporation or organization of your Limited Liability Company.

 

Our business packages include:

Initial Business Consultation

Before you start your new business, let us advise you on the right type of business entity for your venture. Incorporation services don't come with advice, and we have seen many clients who used an incorporation service only to find out later that they chose the wrong entity, or didn't maintain their limited liability. Our new business startup package provides up to a 90 minute initial consultation for a flat fee. If you choose to use our firm to then incorporate or organize your business entity, the fee will be credited toward your new business organization.

Please contact us to schedule your New Business Startup initial consultation.

$399.00

Virginia, Maryland or District of Columbia Incorporation

Incorporation of a Virginia or District of Columbia Corporation.

Includes:

  • Initial Business Consultation Session
  • Preparation and Filing of Articles of Incorporation
  • Corporate Bylaws
  • Unanimous Written Consent in Lieu of First Meeting of Board of Directors
  • Corporate Seal
  • Share Certificates
  • Stock Transfer Ledger
  • Federal Tax Identification Number

Does not include Virginia State Corporation Commission, the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation or District of Columbia Department of Regulatory and Consumer Affairs (DCRA) filing fees which vary based upon the number of shares authorized.

$1,500.00

LLC or Corporation Buy-Sell Agreement

For limited liability companies (LLCs) or closely held corporations with multiple owners, a buy-sell agreement provides specific rules to govern the transfer of shares or membership interests in the event of death, disability or the desire for one owner to exit the business.

 $1,600.00

Virginia, Maryland or District of Columbia Single-Member Limited Liability Company Organization

Organization of a Limited Liability Company with one owner.

Includes:

  • Initial Business Consultation Session
  • Preparation and Filing of the Articles of Organization
  • Operating Agreement
  • Company Seal
  • Membership Certificates
  • Membership Interest Transfer Ledger
  • Federal Tax Identification Number
  • Instruction letter for obtaining business license and other necessary licenses and registrations in the selected jurisdiction
  • One free month of the "General Counsel Gold" retainer package

Does not include Virginia State Corporation Commission, the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation or District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) filing fees.

$1,100.00

Virginia, Maryland or District of Columbia Multiple-Member Limited Liability Company Organization

Organization of a Limited Liability Company with two or more owners.

Includes:

  • Initial Business Consultation Session
  • Preparation and Filing of the Articles of Organization
  • Operating Agreement for multiple members, including restrictions on transfer of interests in the event of death, disability or dismissal of a member.
  • Company Seal
  • Membership Certificates
  • Membership Interest Transfer Ledger
  • Federal Tax Identification Number
  • Instruction letter for obtaining business license and other necessary licenses and registrations in the selected jurisdiction
  • One free month of the "General Counsel Gold" retainer package

Does not include Virginia State Corporation Commission, the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation or District of Columbia Department of Consumer and Regulatory Affairs (DCRA) filing fees.

$2,200.00

Virginia, Maryland or District of Columbia Fictitious Business Name Filing

All businesses in Virginia, D.C. or Maryland doing business in a name other than their legal name are required to file a Fictitious Business Name application with the county circuit court clerk and, if they are an LLC or Corporation, with the Virginia State Corporation Commission. We can prepare and file these forms with each entity for you. Our fee does not include the filing fees which range from $10 to $55 per Fictitious Business Name.

$310.00

Virginia Registered Agent Service

We can act as the Registered Agent for a Virginia Corporation or LLC.

Annual fee of $195.00, or free with retainer

General Counsel Silver

We can act as your general counsel, proving regular advice on the issues that arise in your business, including contract review and preparation. The monthly fee entitles you to up to one hour of legal services (a $310.00 value), and a 5% discount off of hourly fees for other services.

Monthly fee of $250.00 with a six month commitment

General Counsel Gold

We can act as your general counsel, proving regular advice on the issues that arise in your business, including contract review and preparation. The monthly fee entitles you to up to two hours of legal services (a $620.00 value), and a 10% discount off of hourly fees for other services.

Monthly fee of $450.00 with a twelve month commitment

All Other Business Matters

 

$310.00/hour

Please contact us to schedule your initial consultation: Contact Arlington Law Group