New Orleans Business Formation & Business Contract Attorneys

At Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix, our business formation lawyers in New Orleans have a simple philosophy: the client comes first. We understand that every business is different, so we personalize our legal services to meet the needs of YOUR business.

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Helping Businesses Of All Sizes, At All Stages, For Over 35 Years

If you’re starting a business in Louisiana, Barrios Kingsdorf & Casteix can provide sound legal guidance throughout the process, make sure you avoid legal pitfalls that so often doom new businesses, and provide ongoing consultation and advice in business matters.

We work with all size businesses, from startup of small home-based companies to mergers between corporate giants.

New Orleans Business Formation AttorneysIssues that a business formation lawyer in New Orleans can help with include:

  • New business setup
  • Human resource training
  • Employment contracts
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Business licensing
  • Business liability/insurance
  • Operating agreements
  • Buy-sell contracts
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Joint Ventures
  • Contract disputes
  • Franchises

Why Do I Need A Lawyer For Starting A Business In Louisiana?

A quick Google search will turn up many sites that offer do-it-yourself business formation information and legal forms. While these sites may save you money in the initial stages of starting a business, cookie-cutter startup documents don’t offer experience, insight and a unique approach tailored to your business and your circumstances. They also cannot provide guidance on the best operating practices for your business and ensure that you are protected from tax and legal liabilities now and in the future.

To put it another way — our New Orleans business formation lawyers don’t just help you start your business, we help you set your business to operate as effectively, legally and profitably as possible. Enlisting this help in the beginning can help you avoid opening your business up to financial risk in the future and the far more extensive expenses that could come from it.

Business Contract Law in New Orleans

One of the most fundamental parts of any business operation is contracts. As a business owner, you’re likely to have contracts with your employees, vendors, banks, insurance companies, customers and others during the course of your operations.

Contracts are the legally binding documents that ensure two or more parties hold up their ends of a deal. Whether the other party is promising to perform certain duties as an employee, provide specific goods as a vendor, insure your office building against damage, when a contract is breached it can have a serious impact on your business.

To be legally enforceable, every contract must meet certain requirements:

  • Each party promises to provide something. An examples would be one party promising to provide money in exchange for materials from another party.
  • One party makes an offer and the other party accepts it.
  • The purpose of the contract is legal. For example, a loan agreement that includes interest charges beyond what is legal would not be considered a valid contract.
  • All parties must be “capable” — able to understand the contract and enter into the agreement. For example, the parties must be of legal age (usually at least 18 years old) and of sound mind.
  • The parties must agree on the terms of the agreement and intend to be bound by them.

The Louisiana business formation lawyers at Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix can assist you with the initial contracts you will need to get your company operational, as well as drafting sound contracts during the course of your operations when the need should arise.

Should you enter into a contract that is not honored by the other party, we can also assist you in filing a breach of contract lawsuit to have the contract enforced and/or recover any losses that resulted from the breach.

Get Help Starting Your Business in Louisiana

At Barrios, Kingsdorf & Casteix, our New Orleans business lawyers have a simple philosophy: the client comes first. We understand that every business is different, so we personalize our legal services to meet the needs of YOUR business.

We have been helping people start, expand and merge businesses of all types in New Orleans and throughout Louisiana for more than 35 years. Contact us today to find out how we can help you, too.