When your business concept develops to the point that you are ready to take the step of forming a corporation, SCANDIA-GERMANIA can guide and assist you. The firm is experienced in helping you choose the form of your new business whether it might be a C-Corporation - C-Corp, S-Corporation - S-Corp, General Partnership - GP, Limited Liability Partnership - LLP, or Limited Liability Company - LLC.
Importantly, in forming your business and choosing its form, the firm works closely with experts in state, federal, and international taxation. This collaboration ensures that the form chosen for your business will be that most appropriate with respect to both your legal and taxation requirements. This pre-formation consideration of tax issues is especially important for the formation of American subsidiary companies for foreign parent corporations, with which the firm and its network have considerable experience. In the past, these services have been performed on behalf of American, German, Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish parent corporations.
For foreign companies newly entering or introducing new products into the American marketplace, the firm encourages businesses to consider a few additional important steps to prevent the possibility of unnecessary and expensive trademark, patent, or products liability litigation. These steps include obtaining pre-entry trademark or patent or technology clearance searches and appropriate guidance as to products liability issues. These steps are important in order to avoid suits for willful infringement of trademarks or patents and costly claims under products liability laws.
The firm's services in the formation of a business include, among other things: the drafting and filing of articles of incorporation or articles of organization; drafting of bylaws, partnership, or member control agreements; drafting and filing of qualification documents; drafting of necessary consents and resolutions; procurement of a corporate book and seal; and procurement of an EIN (federal taxpayer identification number).