Business & Corporate Law
Southern Utah Business and Corporate Law Attorney
Are you a new entrepreneur or the owner of an established business here in Southern Utah? If you are in the process of building, incorporating, growing or updating your Southern Utah company, the business law attorneys at Ruesch & Reeve Law Firm are eager to provide you with the necessary legal assistance. We bring experience, expertise and unmatched customer service to our business clients.
Our attorneys here in Southern Utah solve legal issues arising from business relationships. We are experienced in evaluating, handling and resolving disputes before state and federal courts as well as administrative agencies using mediation and arbitration in Southern Utah when appropriate. We can help with all of your Southern Utah business disparagement, breach of contract claims, corporate litigation, deceptive and unfair business practices, tort claims and employment claims.
Business planning services are also provided. Business Planning is the process of analyzing the client’s prospective business or existing business, and determining the proper entity – whether that be a corporation, limited partnership, limited liability company, general partnership or sole proprietorship. The key issues in determining the proper business entity involve the short-term needs of the business, the long-term goals of the owners, and weighing those factors against the tax consequences and the complexities of the selective business entity. In Utah, many times business planning also involves succession planning, which involves buy-sell restrictions and a plan for transition of the business from one generation to the next.
Sole proprietors and family-owned Southern Utah businesses are represented as thoroughly as larger corporations.
How to Create a Corporation
A corporation is formed in the state of Utah by filing Articles of Incorporation in duplicate with the Division of Corporation and Commercial Code, together with the appropriate fee. The following information may be of assistance to you – we encourage you to consult an attorney to ensure your fullest legal protection and benefit.
1) The Articles of Incorporation must include the following information (U.C.A. Section 16-10a-202):
A) The corporate name (must contain the word or abbreviation of the word “Corporation,” “Company,” or “Incorporated.”)
B) The purpose or purposes for which the corporation is formed.
C) The number of shares the corporation is authorized to issue. If more than one class of shares is authorized, each class must be designated along with a description of the preferences, limitations and relative rights of each class. For addition information, see Title 16-10a-601 of the Utah Code.
D) The name and address of each of the incorporators (one or more persons may act as incorporators.)
E) The Utah street address of the corporation’s initial registered office and the name of its initial registered agent at such address.
F) The signature of each of the incorporators.
G) A statement in the Articles of Incorporation or an attachment signed by the Registered Agent acknowledging acceptance as such.
2. When filing Articles of Incorporation, you must include the following:
A) One (1) copy, originally signed, of Articles of Incorporation and one (1) copy of the original containing all of the information listed above.
B) The filing fee of $70.00.
3. Where to file:
Division of Corporations and Commercial Code
Utah Department of Commerce
160 East 300 South
P.O. Box 146705
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-6705