Forming A New Business

The birth of a business is an exciting time. The world is full of opportunity and, as an entrepreneur, you have the chance to make your dreams a reality.

At Cantwell & Goldman, PA, we want to be your legal partner. Our lawyers will guide you through the business formation process, placing proper business and legal safeguards in place to position your startup for future growth and success.

Giving Your Startup The Legs It Needs To Succeed

Decisions made during the formation of your company will dictate your business operations — including your financial structure and tax liability — for years to come. Our attorneys will assist you with all of the legal aspects of the formation process, including:

  • Entity selection
  • Incorporation
  • Securing intellectual property rights such as trademarks and patents
  • Negotiating and drafting partnership and shareholder agreements
  • Reviewing and drafting franchise agreements and commercial leases
  • Advising on employment matters such as noncompete agreements
  • Negotiating, reviewing and drafting other contracts, including purchase/sale agreements, and distribution, manufacturing and other vendor contracts

In addition to legal counsel, we also provide general business, financial and tax planning advice. Attorney Matthew J. Monaghan has a Master of Science (MST) in taxation and previously worked as a certified public accountant (CPA) (license inactive) and attorney Michael Sjuggerud has a Master of Business Administration (MBA) in international business.

A Long-Term Legal Partner

Our goal is not to simply set up your business and walk away. We want to be your law firm for life. That is why we always go above and beyond. Our attorneys fully immerse themselves in your industry so they can provide valuable legal and business insight. We are easily accessible, always available to meet with you to discuss a challenge or opportunity. Your growth and success is as important to us as it is to you.

For help with business formation, call our firm at 866-583-9129 or contact us online. We have offices in Melbourne and Cocoa, and represent entrepreneurs and startup companies throughout Brevard County, Florida.