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Corporation FOrmation

Corporation Formation in Texas means working with shareholders and officers to develop the corporate formation strategy – Attorney Nathaniel Gilbert works from the ground up to form a corporate structure that appeals to the fundamental vision and mission of the business.  

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Learn the complexities and formalities that not only make corporations unique entity structures, but also provide the most benefits

Work with Attorney Nate Gilbert to develop your By-Laws, stock arrangements, and ownership structure to make your Texas Corporation run the way you want

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At the Law Office of Nathaniel Gilbert, PLLC, I provide a streamlined and efficient corporation formation process to assist businesses in establishing their presence in the state of Texas. Attorney Nathaniel Gilbert has a wealth of experience in Texas corporation formation and is well-versed in the intricacies of state laws and regulations. The process begins by conducting a thorough consultation with clients to understand their specific goals and objectives. Based on this information, your attorney will guide you through each step of the Texas corporation formation process, ensuring compliance with all legal requirements.

The comprehensive services of the firm cover all aspects of Texas corporation formation. Your attorney will assist you in selecting an appropriate and unique name for the corporation, taking into consideration any potential conflicts or restrictions. We then handle the preparation and filing of the Certificate of Formation with the Texas Secretary of State, ensuring accuracy and efficiency in the submission. Your attorney will also draft and customize corporate bylaws that outline the internal governance and decision-making processes of the corporation. Throughout the entire process, we provide sound, legal advice and guidance, ensuring that our clients understand their rights, obligations, and the potential implications of their choices. With our Texas corporation formation services, businesses can confidently navigate the complexities of the legal landscape and establish a strong foundation for their operations in the state.

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I wanted to make a PLLC for my new Pediatric Ophthalmology practice and I found Nate after searching on the internet. I read Nate’s profile and was impressed and gave him a call and asked all the relevant questions about the PLLC formation and was very satisfied with the answers and decided to go with him. Nate is professional, knowledgeable, efficient and finished the process in a very timely manner. To add to this, Nate did a meeting after the whole process to explain and educate about the new entity and its Company Agreement which is extremely helpful to prepare you for the next steps for your PLLC. He is always available for follow up questions. It was a pleasure working with Nate and I highly recommend him. 

– Dr.C (Pediatric Eye Center)

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Working With Attorney Nate Gilbert

Work with one, highly experienced attorney, from start to finish on your project

Flat rate packages, established up front; That will always be your only payment!

Reach out directly to your attorney; One-on-one access to your attorney during your representation

Know you matter and won’t fall through the cracks– We don’t take on more clients than we can adequately serve at any time

Other Larger Firms

Chance of being passed around from senior partner, to associate, to another associate, or paralegal

Hourly rates, unknown fees or other surprises on your final bill – Every phone call has a ticking clock that you’re being charged for

Calling the main office line, leaving a message; Someone other than your attorney returning your phone call, or no one at all

Larger firms must take as many clients as possible, and there is a risk of your matter getting lost in the crowd

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Frequently Asked Questions About Forming Corporations in Texas

A corporation is a legal entity that offers limited liability protection to its owners (shareholders) and has the ability to raise capital through the sale of stocks. Forming a corporation in Texas provides advantages such as limited liability protection, potential tax benefits, and the ability to attract investors.

To form a corporation in Texas, you need to choose a unique name, appoint directors, file the Certificate of Formation with the Secretary of State, and pay the required fees. You must also adopt bylaws and issue stock to shareholders.

To form a corporation in Texas, you typically need to select a unique business name, file the necessary documents (Certificate of Formation) with the Texas Secretary of State, appoint a registered agent, and draft the corporation’s bylaws. It’s also important to obtain any required licenses or permits and fulfill ongoing compliance obligations.

The Secretary of State charges a filing fee of $300 to form a Texas Corporation.  If you do the process yourself, this could, technically, be all that it requires to form your Texas Corp.  The Law Office of Nathaniel Gilbert, PLLC charges flat rates for Texas Corporation Formation, starting at $1,500 for smaller corporations with few shareholders.

While it’s not mandatory to hire an attorney to form a corporation in Texas, it’s highly recommended. An attorney can provide valuable guidance throughout the process, ensure compliance with legal requirements, draft essential documents, and help you make informed decisions regarding your corporation’s structure and governance.

Texas corporations have ongoing compliance obligations that include filing an Annual Report with the Texas Secretary of State, maintaining proper corporate records and minutes, and adhering to any specific requirements outlined in the corporation’s bylaws. Additionally, corporations must comply with federal and state tax obligations. In Texas, corporations must file an Annual Franchise Tax Report with the Texas Comptroller’s Office and pay the applicable franchise tax.

Yes, you can convert an existing business into a Texas corporation through a process known as “conversion.” This allows you to transition your business structure while maintaining the continuity of the business entity and transferring assets.

The processing time for forming a corporation in Texas varies, but typically it takes around 2-3 weeks for the Secretary of State to process the Certificate of Formation.  During that time, depending on your availability, you and your attorney can go through the process of drafting and amending your company by-laws as well as discussing strategy for corporate structure.  Overall, the process can be as short as a couple weeks, or as long as a couple months for more involved, complex corporations with several shareholders and officers.

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