Mazis Law Group

Los Angeles corporate formation Law Firm

Choosing the proper entity for a new venture or a growing business is an important decision because it can affect the future profits of the business, personal liability of the owners, tax liability, and the internal operations of the business. There are many different options available, such as a corporation, limited liability company, general partnership, sole proprietorship, and joint ventures.

Mazis Law Group has the experience and knowledge to guide our clients through the process of starting or growing their business. We explore factors with our clients such as the industry the business is in, ownership structure, personal liability protection, financing of the business, what state to form the entity, and the advantages and disadvantages of the various business entities available.

Once we have assisted our client with selecting the business entity, we assist our clients with the formation of the entity such as:


  • Formation of S Corporations, C Corporations, professional corporations, close corporations, nonprofit corporations
  • Choosing the corporate name
  • Preparing and filing Articles of Incorporation
  • Appointment of a Registered Agent
  • Prepare Corporate Bylaws
  • Prepare corporate minutes
  • Filing initial Statement of Information
  • Obtaining an Employer Identification Number
  • Preparation and filing of the Election by a Small Business Corporation
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements

Limited Liability Companies

  • Choosing the limited liability company name
  • Preparing and filing Articles of Organization
  • Appointment of a Registered Agent
  • Preparing Operating Agreement
  • Filing initial Statement of Information
  • Obtaining an Employer Identification Number

Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships and Joint Ventures

  • Formation of general partnerships and limited partnerships
  • Preparing and filing Statement of Partnership Authority
  • Preparing and filing Certificate of Limited Partnership
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Preparing and filing Fictitious Business Name Statements

*This is only a partial list as the needs of businesses vary