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Macon Business Formation Attorneys

Counsel for Forming Your Corporation in Macon

Cooper, Barton & Cooper is a full-service law firm providing strategic representation for businesses of all sizes, including all forms of corporations. Our Macon business formation lawyers have extensive knowledge of all types of business entities, and our corporate team has earned the respect of the local business community for our skilled legal representation. If you are interested in forming a corporation, we provide sound legal advice for your business along with 30+ years of legal experience.

Call (478) 202-7050 or email us today to schedule your free consultation with a Macon business formation lawyer.

Steps to Forming a Corporation

There are several legal and tax advantages to forming a corporation for your business. We offer a full range of legal services for corporations of all sizes. We help clients determine the most appropriate form for their business and prepare the documents necessary to form your corporation.

Steps to forming a corporation in Georgia:

  • Name the corporation.
  • File a certificate of incorporation.
  • Appointment of a registered agent to accept legal documents on behalf of the corporation.
  • Set up the corporate records book.
  • Draft corporate bylaws.
  • Appoint directors for the corporation.
  • First board of directors meeting when bylaws are adopted, officers are appointed, and stocks issued.
  • Issue stock.
  • Register corporation with the state within 90 days.
  • Ensure tax and regulatory requirements are met.

Tax and Regulatory Compliance Issues

When forming a corporation, you will need to obtain a federal employer identification number (EIN). You can apply on the IRS website with no fee. Our Macon corporation formation lawyers can advise you about how to obtain all required business licenses according to state and local requirements. This requirement varies depending on the type of business. When choosing an S corporation for tax purposes, you will need to submit a form within 2 months and 15 days after the beginning of the first tax year.

Why an Attorney Is Needed

When forming a corporation, our corporate law team will guide you through the process and provide reliable legal advice to help you minimize risk and avoid liability. Our Macon business formation attorneys have the experience and skill to help you take the necessary steps to form your corporation, answer your questions, and provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions for your business. Above all, we take the time to understand the needs of your new business – something that a web-based service is unable to do.

Ready to take your business plans to the next level? Contact our dedicated legal team at (478) 202-7050 to schedule your free case evaluation.

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What Makes us Different?

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  • Core Values

    We strive to embody our core values: excellence, integrity, honesty, and profound respect for family.

  • Trial Attorneys

    We are skilled trial attorneys and spend more time in court than many other firms.

  • Top- Rated Attorney

    Attorney Devlin Cooper has received an AV Preeminent® Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®.

  • Free Case Evaluation

    We offer free case evaluations for potential clients to learn their options.


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