Forming a Georgia Business Entity

Once you have come up with a small business plan the next thing you should do is create your business entity. The Georgia Organizations Code governs all rules on business formation in Georgia. There are various different business entities a small business can form. Each has its own unique advantages and disadvantages for tax and liability purposes. Deciding which business entity is for your small business is a very important decision that carries legal implications. Make sure you speak with a small business lawyer so that they can explain to you all the possibilities. Make sure you choose the right business formation for your small business in Georgia.

Things to consider when forming a Business Entity


If your company were to be sued do you know who would be liable? Would it be your company or would it be you personally? Depending on which business entity you choose your personal assets can be at risk for problems of the business. It’s important to select the correct business entity that protects and separates your assets and your personal liability. We will also explain to you how to keep good business methods so you don’t open yourself up to personal liability.

Tax implications:

When setting up your small business you need to think about how the company will handle federal taxes. Will it completely ignore taxes and pass it straight to the business owner? Will it pay the taxes on a corporate level? These are decisions that the business owner and our lawyers can help decide which is the best option for the growth and foundation of the business.  We work with various tax attorneys, accountants, and copyright & trademark attorneys that can also be made available to our clients, as needed.

Articles of Incorporation:

What are the rules and framework of the company? Who decides what course of action to take in certain situations? Will your company have multiple partners or members? What are the roles of each of those members? When forming your small business there will be a lot of decisions to make and establishing how your company will operate is one of the most essential parts of a business. Speaking with a small business lawyer can help you get all your ideas down on paper and keep your company safe.  If you are considering starting a small business or have already begun and want to get your business on track, contact us.

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Starting a Small Business

Starting your own small business can be a very exciting and nerve wracking journey. One must find the balance of conducting business and making sure you are protecting yourself and your company. Starting a small business should begin with a business plan. The plan should include the overview and purpose of the business. After you have created the plan the first step you should take is establishing your business entity.


Establishing your business entity is one of the most important decisions you will make for your business. It will establish many aspect of the business such as taxation, liability, organization and who makes the decisions for the company. In Georgia the Business Organizations Code are the rules for starting a small business.

When you create your small business you will need to establish a legal presence with the Secretary of State or run the risks of personal liability. When starting a small business one should always lay out the groundwork for how the business is to be ran and who are the decision makers. Establishing a good framework can allow the business to grow easier and avoid legal complications.

We enjoy talking with new small business owners and trading ideas on how we can make your small business grow and stay protected at every turn.

We offer the Small Business Startup package which is great for new and starting business. Getting off to a good start is the best way to prevent future legal troubles. With our Small Business Startup package you can speak with us and discuss the best startup possibilities for your company.

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Why Should You Avoid Extended Travel?

If US citizenship is your ultimate aim, avoid extended travel out of the country. A permanent resident can apply for citizenship 3 or 5 years (subject to his status) after staying in the United States. During this period, he must

  • be physically present in the country for more than half of the time,
  • have a continuous presence in the state, where his application is filed, for more than 3 months, and
  • have not remained absent from the United States for more than a year.

Find out detail qualifications and requirements for US citizenship while consulting an expert immigration attorney.

Different Types of Travel Documents Required

Advance parole is for those who have applied for permanent residence, adjustment status benefits, or asylum status.

The refugee travel document is a must for refugees, asylum seekers, and temporary residents with protected status.

Re-entry permits are for permanent residents or those with conditional resident status.

Failure to obtain any of these travel documents may result in the denial of entry to the United States. Explore your options and fight against deportation or removal proceedings with the help of an immigration attorney.

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What Is Re-entry Permit?

This permit essentially lets you re-enter the country because you received approval before hand.

The permit can be used by permanent residents who plan to stay outside for over six months or one year. It is valid for two years or until the date you need to apply for removing residency conditions. Such a permit protects you from traveling issues impacting your immigration status. However, the permit benefits cease to exist if your absence leads authorities to believe that you cut all ties with the United States.

To avoid such immigration blues, you must consider applying for a re-entry permit. Always consult a reliable immigration lawyer to know about re-entry permit and its advantages.

When Can A Green Card Holder Be Denied Re-Entry?

  • If you have certain medical conditions, including tuberculosis.
  • If your entry appears to be facilitated by foreign governments or agencies.
  • If you are accused of committing crimes.
  • If your long absence causes a cut off of all ties to the country.

It is pertinent to seek advice from a visa attorney prior to traveling to a foreign country, as the reasons for admission refusal outnumber the deportation grounds.

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