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Have you ever said, “I wish I had an attorney that I could just ask a quick question about my business?” San Antonio Small Business Lawyer Nathaniel Gilbert helps businesses of all sizes survey and navigate the legal landscape.

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Every business owner should have a trusted attorney they can turn to with questions that arise in the course of their operations. Undoubtedly, at some point in running your business, you’ve had legal questions about any number of subjects: employment or independent contractors, contracts or waivers, and topics surrounding business growth like investments and franchising. You’ve likely tried searching the web for answers, but even when you find an answer, you can’t be sure that what you’re reading is from an actual attorney in your jurisdiction or the current law. San Antonio Small Business Attorney Nathaniel Gilbert is your resource when questions arise. With Nate serving as the “general counsel” to your growing business, you can have legal resources at your fingertips with a licensed, local attorney to back you up at every turn.

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Establishing a Series LLC can seem daunting, so we reached out to an attorney with significant experience in this area. Mr. Gilbert was attentive, informative, and made the process extremely smooth. Mr. Gilbert not only provides his clients a wealth of information, but takes his time to thoroughly advise clients. The entire process went much quicker than I anticipated. I would strongly recommend anyone who is considering establishing an LLC or Series LLC to utilize Mr. Gilbert and his services. Outstanding experience!

– Caroll.E

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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!

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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

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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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Small business General Counsel FAQs

Forming an LLC is an important step in starting your business.  First and foremost, you’ll want to know if a Limited Liability Company is right for you.  An LLC is a popular choice, mainly because of the “limited liability” the entity can provide.  However, your interest may be better served in a partnership, or even a full corporation depending on what kind of business you are starting.

An LLC is the most popular entity choice for San Antonio small businesses mainly for the liability protections that the entity structure provides. The entity is designed to help protect personal assets in the event of lawsuits or other liabilities against the business, but simply slapping an LLC on the end of your business name is not enough to enjoy and rely on those protections. Proper structure and continuing management of the LLC is absolutely essential- staying in line with and adhering strictly to your Operating Agreement is a key part of that process. Are you required to have regular meetings? Regular audits or financial records? Anything you are required to do by your Operating Agreement must be done, which should make you think about what exactly you want to have in your Operating Agreement.

Professional companies such as PC’s and PLLC’s are special forms of organization in Texas that are limited to professionals listed by statute. Lawyers, certain healthcare providers, and CPA’s are generally who these entity types are aimed at. To read more about Professional Corporations and LLCs in Texas and to see if you qualify, Click Here.

San Antonio Business Attorney Nathaniel Gilbert is a business owner in San Antonio and familiar with the struggles and decisions that owners of LLCs may face in the day-to-day operations of their business after startup. Managing your LLC is a responsibility—The Operating Agreement that you signed when you formed your company is a contract between you and your business, and one you must uphold as the owner, member, and/or manager. This is why custom tailored Operating Agreements drafted by your attorney are so crucial to the success of your company. Using an Operating Agreement that you do not understand or do not adhere to puts your company and your assets at serious risk.

Forming an LLC is not a one-and-done situation where simply because you filed a piece of paper with the Secretary of State, you will be absolved of any and all liability that may come you or your business’s way. Ongoing maintenance of the company and corporate formalities are absolutely crucial in actually helping to protect your business and personal assets. One way I like to explain this to my clients is that, an LLC does not protect your assets, but merely provides you with the opportunity to do so. It is your actions and management of your business that will provide the protections you are looking for in an LLC.

LLC’s are generally taxed by pass-through taxation (Click Here to Learn More About Pass-Through Taxation), but the members or managers of an LLC can also make certain elections to be taxed differently in order to take advantage of certain savings. Click here to learn more about how your LLC will be taxed.

Using an LLC to hold property is a popular choice whether passively holding one residence or actively managing several properties as part of asset investment portfolio. The liability protections provided by an LLC should never be taken for granted; consult with your attorney to determine your best course of action in holding and managing assets in an LLC. You may want to consider a Series LLC, a special kind of LLC structure available in Texas.

Series LLC’s are an LLC that has the ability to form multiple other LLC’s under it’s own name. This type of entity is used most often in asset purchases or investment portfolios—You can create new LLC’s for each property in order to take advantage of the asset liability protection for each separate property. If you think you might be interested in a Texas Series LLC, Click Here to learn more.

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General Counsel Services for small businesses in San Antonio are affordable, and reflect the level of service you would expect from an attorney that would cost 100x as much to hire on full time as your in house lawyer. As a small business owner, Nate understands the importance of having trustworthy advice and guidance at your disposal when you need to make a decision that affects the course of your business. When you hire Nate to help with the business management side of your business, you will spend less time worrying about finding answers to legal questions just to turn up empty, and more time acting on strong, supported legal guidance and growing your business.

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$3,600

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4 Strategy Appointments per year (Quarterly)

Free short consultations throughout the year (consultations over 15 minutes billed at normal hourly rate)

Initial Consultation and Strategy Session for your LLC

5 hours of time at special reduced rate for projects throughout the year

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