Start a Business
Start a Business in Maryland
At Plummer Legal, LLC, we help you plant and grow your business. We help our clients follow their dreams and for some clients that means starting their very own business. We know that there are many people with great ideas to share with the world. We can help!
Are you ready to start your own business? You have come to the right place. At Plummer Legal, LLC we know what it takes to start a business in Maryland and how to do it. Don’t just trust a website that tells you to fill in online forms and your business is complete. You need personalized attention to make sure your business is properly formed in the state of Maryland.
When you decide to start a business you need to file the proper federal, state and local documents. In addition to the filing documents you need documents to declare how you will run your business. If you have a Limited Liability Company (LLC) then that document is called an “Operating Agreement.” Let our law firm help you be your own boss and realize your dreams. You can do this and you don’t have to do it on your own!
You may be wondering whether you need to legally form a business to operate a business. The answer is yes and no. For most businesses, you will need a business license to operate in a Maryland county and you will need to pay taxes. However, you can run a business as a sole proprietorship without filing legal documents with the Maryland State Department of Assessments and Taxation (SDAT).
However, sole proprietorships have a major disadvantage: owners are personally liable for business debts and business torts. Business torts are generally legal actions against the business for the negligence of business employees or owners. A recognized Maryland business entity will give you limited liability protection. Thus without legally forming a business in Maryland you can be held liable for business debts and business torts.
Start your business right! Let our attorneys protect you and help you establish a firm foundation.
Our “Maryland Business Formation” package includes the following services:
1. Consultation with a licensed Maryland business attorney to determine a plan of action
2. Business Name Search in Maryland Records
3. LLC Articles of Organization or Corporation Articles of Incorporation
4. Plummer Legal, LLC listed as Resident Agent ($75.00 value)
5. Trade Name (if necessary)
6. Federal Employer Identification Number (EIN) for Taxes
7. Maryland Combined Registration for Taxes
8. Business Licenses from the Clerk of the Circuit Court
9. LLC Operating Agreement or Corporate Bylaws
Also, if you are planning to hire an employee when you start your business, our law firm can assist you in state and federal compliance.
For your free consultation, call us today (240) 206-8287.