Buchanan Law Group

Starting a Business


Discover how to get your new business up and running - with all of the legal protections you need safely in place.

Entrepreneurs dream big. At Buchanan Law Group, we help you turn those dreams into practical, action-oriented steps to get your new business up and running fast, and with all the legal protections you need safely in place. This collection of resources provides detailed information on a variety of topics useful to new business owners, including selecting the proper legal structure, contracts, and insurance.


Use the following documents to help you safely navigate the often overwhelming process of starting a business.

Choosing the Legal Structure for Your Business

When choosing a legal structure for your new business, make sure you refer to this handy table. It describes the most common entity structures—including sole proprietorships, partnerships, and corporations—as well as some of the relevant considerations involved in choosing among them.

Forming a Corporation Through BLG

Learn all about our Basic Incorporation Package. It provides new business owners with all of the documents and guidance they need to quickly get up and running as a California corporation.

Forming a Limited Liability (LLC) through BLG

Discover how easy it can be to form a California limited liability company (LLC) with help from Buchanan Law Group and our Basic Formation Package.

The Buy-Sell Agreement

This document explains the general issues covered in a buy-sell agreement and why such agreements are important. A buy-sell agreement can help minimize disruption and protect your business after a significant event, such as the death, divorce, or departure of a partner or major shareholder.

Risk Management through Contracts and Insurer: A Primer

After forming an LLC or corporation, find out how you can employ contracts and insurance to further manage the risk associated with your business.