General Counsel

Our Business Law Offerings

Helping to Build your Business

 

From the Beginning…

We work to build your business

Michael Woo is committed to the success and prosperity of your business. To meet your goals, Michael is dedicated to close collaboration with you so he can provide the most practical and appropriate advice given your specific business goals. By understanding your expectations and financial capabilities, Michael can better address your needs, including what corporate entity and tax structures to select and how best to limit your personal liability.

Selecting the appropriate entity for your new business

There are many considerations when choosing the appropriate business entity, such as ownership, governance, capitalization, taxation and liability. Michael listens to your plans and objectives, and helps you weigh the pros and cons of your various options, which include:

  • Sole proprietorship

  • General partnership

  • Limited partnership

  • Limited Liability Partnership

  • Limited Liability Limited Partnership

  • Limited Liability Company

  • Professional Limited Liability Company

  • Corporation

  • Professional Corporation

  • 501(c)(3) organization

To set you on a solid foundation, Michael advises you on the form of business that best addresses your current circumstances while providing the flexibility to change as you grow.


… to its growth…

After your business is formed, Michael encourages all clients to call for assistance with any problems that may arise.

Corporate Governance

When bylaws need to be revised, managers change, or a resolution needs to be drafted, we can help advise and draft the necessary documents to insure your needs are met.

Representation

While most transactions and disputes can be handled by owners and managers, having an outside attorney represent you in these matters can help bring clarity to the issues, insure your rights are maintained, and due diligence is present. We can provide this representation to your company as a professional, yet approachable representative. Whether it is a dispute with a customer to a multi-million dollar deal, we can represent you and your company in a manner that reflects well on your business.

Employees

Employees are a company’s biggest expense. They also can be some of the biggest sources of liability for companies. We provide advisory and drafting services for owners looking to expand their company’s workforce.

Advice

More often than not, an owner doesn’t need the full guns of a legal representative or complex drafting. Most often they just need a quick, clear answer to a legal question in order to make the right decision. We excel at breaking down often complex issues to clear, simple explanations that help owners and managers make the decisive decision that allows the company to move forward.


… To Its Future!

As companies grow and change, the Law Practice of Michael P. Woo is committed to helping them in times of stability and those moments of turbulence

Shareholder Representation

Michael Woo has experience serving boards of directors both as counsel and as a decision maker, including as president of a local Seattle non-profit organization during a difficult transition. When you choose Michael to serve your board, whether a for-profit or a non-profit, you are picking someone who takes his duties seriously and believes fundamentally that long-term strategy and stability are the keys to a healthy and profitable company over short-term profits and immediate gains at the expense of the larger whole. If you’re interested in having Michael represent your interests on your board, contact us to determine if we are the right fit for you.


 
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