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Business Planning | Savannah GA

Stone & Sullivan, LLC stands ready to pilot your business through all its life stages. From careful strategic planning as the business takes shape through ownership transitions and finally, the sale or dissolution of the entity- our experience and expertise makes the legalities of commerce a lot easier for proprietors.

Choosing the appropriate legal identity when starting a business is a crucial decision. Many small business owners choose to operate their business as a completely separate legal entity to minimize exposure of their personal assets to creditors. There are any number of possibilities from which to choose: corporation, limited liability company, partnership, limited partnership, or sole proprietor. If you are starting a new business Stone & Sullivan, LLC can assist you in all establishment decisions and give you confidence that you gave the right corporate designation to your business.

Deciding on the legal status of your company is only the first step. All internal governance documents must account for how profits and losses are treated, how disputes are resolved, how management and authority will be structured, succession plans, and many other policies. Our years of experience in these areas can help inform your decisions and set your business on a solid footing for years to come.

At Stone & Sullivan, LLC we value a one-on-one conversation with business leaders to craft a plan that addresses short-term and long-term goals, of both the company and the owners.

Stone & Sullivan, LLC also encourages clients to periodically audit and fine tune their internal governance documents, evaluating their plan against ever changing business and personal goals. Accuracy and completeness are not luxuries when it comes to staying competitive in today’s marketplace.

Stone & Sullivan, LLC also facilitates our clients’ process of filing documentation with the Georgia Secretary of State and publishing any legally required notices. We advise on other essential steps such obtaining insurance, registering the business with city or county authorities (as appropriate), applying for an Employer Identification Number (EIN) from the IRS, and any other tasks or projects essential to starting a business correctly.

Finally, clients who no longer wish to be in business and need guidance in winding up their business affairs through sale, transfer, or dissolution should look no further than Stone & Sullivan, LLC for expert help and closure.

Stone & Sullivan, LLC can help you and your business with the following types of business planning services:

  • Business Dissolution
  • Buy/Sell Agreements
  • By Laws Revisions
  • Incorporation
  • Interstate Entity Conversions
  • Business Formation
  • Operating Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Secretary of State Filings
  • Trade Name Registration (dba/fictitious business name)

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