Business Formation

Business Formation Attorney in Houston

Lawyers for Starting Your Texas Corporation or LLC with Confidence

The attorneys at Hendershot Cowart P.C. have been guiding Texas businesses on the path to success since 1987. Whether you are a start-up venture or mature market leader, our award-winning Texas law firm can advise you on entity selection and formation, as well as help you put enforceable business agreements in place that protect your enterprise and your intellectual property from unnecessary risks and litigation.

Common Questions About Business Formation in Texas

Which structure is right for your business? Which operating agreements of contracts do you need in place to govern business relationships or protect trade secrets? Our attorneys can give you straight answers to these questions and more.

Our law firm focuses on business entity formation, organization, and planning, including:

  • Choosing the best type of business entity for your needs
  • Drafting governance documents and compliance plans
  • Structuring equity compensation and stock option plans
  • Drafting or reviewing buy-sell agreements
  • Work-for-hire agreements
  • Trademarks and copyright protection
  • Licensing or technology development agreements
  • Acquisition of key assets, equipment, or real estate
  • Corporate mergers
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Protecting intellectual property and trade secrets with confidentiality agreements, nondisclosure agreements, and non-compete agreements
  • Drafting and enforcing shareholder, partnership, and employment agreements

Ready to start your business on a sound legal foundation? Call our Houston business formation attorneys at (713) 909-7323or reach out to us online, 24/7.

Do I Need an Attorney to Set Up an LLC?

Many online services offer to form your LLC for a low package price or monthly subscription. There is nothing wrong with wanting to be judicious in the way you spend money.

However, these off-the-shelf solutions will not help you consider the legal risks and considerations you face as a business owner, partner or executive.

A corporate formation attorney can highlight exposures and recommend agreements and compliance plans that protect your business while keeping legal costs manageable. Saving money with an off-the-shelf LLC formation will be of little consolation if your business faces litigation down the road due to faulty or missing foundational agreements or unaddressed risks.

Houston Legal Guidance for Medical Practice Formation

Because the health care industry is governed by a range of regulations – including those involving fraud and abuse, Prohibition against the Corporate Practice of Medicine, and more – ensuring compliance requires a comprehensive view of a practice’s structure, business and employment relationships.

Hendershot Cowart P.C. is well-versed in the complex laws surrounding the health care industry, as well as the practical needs health care providers of all types have when starting or making structural changes to their businesses. For over 30+ years, we have earned a reputation as one of Texas' preeminent law firms handling setups, mergers, and acquisitions of medical practices for health care professionals.

Our healthcare and corporate formation attorneys advise clients on:

Extensive Experience in Various Medical Practice Matters

If you are ready to start or expand a medical practice, talk to us about:

  • Incorporation: P.A., PLLC, Limited Liability Partnerships, etc.
  • Licensing agreements, HIPAA, Stark, Anti-Kickback Statute, fraud and abuse, and regulatory compliance
  • Prohibitions against the corporate practice of medicine
  • Employment issues and non-compete agreements
  • Collections and third-party payer agreements
  • Whether contracting with a management service organization is right for your practice

Our business attorneys also have extensive experience establishing unique compensation plans, buy-in arrangements, bonus structures, exit strategies, buyout formulas and prevention and defense of healthcare regulatory compliance laws and issues including the Stark law, Federal False Claims Act, fraud and abuse, Medicare and Medicaid Recoupment and more.

Partner With Our Award-Winning, Houston Business Formation Lawyers

We have 100+ years of combined legal experience, serve clients throughout Texas and are ready to go to work for you. Our attorneys pride themselves on crafting the kind of individually tailored guidance and representation in business formation matters that characterize the finest in traditional legal services between clients and their attorneys.

Even better, we design our business formation services to prevent future disputes or litigation from arising whenever possible. And if you do need to bring a lawsuit to enforce your business dealings, or defend against the claims of others, then you'll be comfortable knowing that our Texas law firm has some of the best litigation attorneys with more than 100+ years of combined experience in state and federal court.

Our lawyers stand ready and willing to help. Contact our Houston-based business law firm today at (713) 909-7323or contact us online.

Why Choose Our Team? Unwavering Commitment to the Success of our Clients
  • We Shoulder the Legal Burden.™
    And let you get back to business.
  • We Want to Be Your Law Firm for Life.
    We take a vested interest in our clients' success – from start to finish.
  • We Believe in Prompt, Personal Attention.
    As a boutique law firm, we unite real experience with personal attention.
  • We Serve Clients Throughout Texas and the Nation.
    We handle matters from the Red River to the Rio Grande and beyond.
  • In Business Since 1987.
    Let us put the full force of our 100+ years of combined experience to work for you.

What Our Clients Say

  • “I cannot say enough good things about my Lawyer, Mr. David Augustus. His calm, laser-like knowledge of business law allowed me to prevail and teach a few others during the short negotiations. Having the full backing of his law firm also helped greatly.” - L.A.
  • “Excellent experience working with Ray to settle our partnership dissolution. He was consistently available and steadfast in his guidance. Highly recommend this firm.” - S.H.
  • “I retained Hendershot Cowart last year. Though an obvious small case for the firm, it was traumatic and very personal for me. Ashley Arnett guided me through the process, never once making me feel that my case wasn’t any less important as any other.” - S.L.

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