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Business Startup Attorney in Buffalo

You have an idea for a product or service but don’t know how to make it a business. Or you have a startup and need to comply with the legal regulations set by Buffalo and New York State.

A business lawyer for startup companies helps entrepreneurs in Buffalo and across New York get their businesses off the ground.

To learn more, contact us now.

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Your Buffalo Go-To Lawyers When Starting Up a Business in New York State

Startup founders have a lot of work to do when they start a new business. Just setting up your supply chain and finding customers will take a lot of time.

New businesses also need to form a business structure, prepare contracts for vendors and customers, and create a compliance process, along with address a myriad of other legal issues.

Small business owners are often tempted to do as much as they can themselves to save money. But hiring a business lawyer for startup will free you up to focus on your business instead of startup law and ensure your legal work gets handled professionally and correctly.  When backed by a professional business law firm, business owners find they have stronger negotiating power, and achieve desired results much faster.

Our Legal Services for Startups and Entrepreneurs

A startup attorney from Lawyer for Business provides business owners and entrepreneurs a range of legal services for startups, including:

Our Startup Packages

Our startup lawyers know that new companies have tight budgets. But they also have the experience to understand that startup founders often need guidance.

We offer several startup packages, including:

  • Single-Member Company Package
  • Multi-Member Company Package
  • Fitness Coach Business Startup Package
  • Catering/Food Business Startup Package
  • Party Services Business Startup Package
  • Retail Business Startup Package

These packages include an introductory business discussion and assistance with:

  • Selecting your company’s legal structure
  • Verifying the availability of your business name
  • Preparing and filing New York State business formation documents
  • Submitting your business name for publication
  • Drafting a business operating agreement

We will also provide instructions on obtaining a federal taxpayer employer identification number and filing ongoing paperwork with Buffalo, New York State, and the IRS.

Some packages come with additional services, including:

  • Non-disclosure agreement (NDA)/confidentiality agreement
  • Website privacy policy
  • Client agreement with terms and conditions
  • One-hour legal consultation on legal issues relevant to your business

Contact us to schedule a consultation with a startup lawyer. During your consultation, you can select the right startup package for your business and discuss pricing.

Why Do Startups and Entrepreneurs Choose to Work with a Lawyer for Business?

Andrea A. Tarshus, Esq. is experienced in startup law. As the firm’s lead startup lawyer, Ms. Tarshus provides creative legal solutions to startup founders. She has acted as legal counsel for many businesses during her career and understands the needs of startups of all sizes.

Startup companies choose Lawyer for Business for several reasons


Ms. Tarshus has worked with businesses for over 11 years as both an in-house lawyer and in her law firm. She understands the pressures on startups and their need for efficient and effective legal solutions.

Fair Pricing

New businesses have expenses in their budgets besides legal services. Ms. Tarshus provides flat-rate packages so startups can get the legal services they need without overpaying.

Creative Solutions

Ms. Tarshus enjoys working with businesses and the unique issues each one faces. She develops personalized and creative solutions for each of her clients.

Fast Turnarounds

Ms. Tarshus is dedicated to her practice and ensuring her clients feel supported as they tackle the difficulties of running a business. That’s why her typical response time is within 24-48 hours.  

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Business Formation

Startup businesses can take many forms, such as:

  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Professional limited liability company (PLLC)
  • Partnership
  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Corporation (Inc.)
  • Non-profit or Not-for-profit
  • S-Corporation

Each of these forms has a unique tax treatment, personal liability, and ownership structure under New York law.

A startup lawyer from Lawyer for Business will discuss your business goals and concerns and help you select the right entity type for your company.

Business Contract Negotiation and Drafting

Contracts form the backbone of your business from the start. Our business startup attorney understands the issues startup businesses in Buffalo face and will negotiate and draft:

  • Supplier contracts
  • Customer contracts
  • Terms and conditions
  • Privacy policy
  • Product returns policy
  • Indemnification agreements
  • Non-competition agreements
  • Non-disclosure agreement (NDA)
  • Loan agreements
  • Personal guaranty agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Membership agreements
  • Bylaws
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Succession planning documents
  • Asset purchase and sale agreements

With these agreements in place, you have certainty in your business dealings and can move forward confidently.

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Andrea was quick and efficient at forming our LLC, drafting our Operating Agreement, and filing all of the necessary paperwork. We appreciate her valuable insight concerning business formation. She has reviewed contracts and is our first go-to for any legal advice. Andrea is responsive, creative, fairly priced, and a valued member of our external team.

Reviews from the firm’s startup clients include

We started working with Andrea 1 year ago. She has taken our business to another higher level. Not only is she our attorney, but she is also our business coach. Her business acumen is second to none. Her advice and guidance in the legal world has helped us navigate any potential pitfalls that may have come our way.

I would highly recommend her services for any sized business, especially in New York State, without any reservations.

Another reviewer says

I retained Ms. Tarshus last year to assist me with corporate legal services involving my start-up business.

Ms. Tarshus helped me and my company out greatly. She is a wonderful, competent attorney, who assisted me with contract drafting, corporate formation, and overall business strategy.

Ms. Tarshus always was responsive to me day or night, whenever I reached out to her. It is very difficult to find such expertise, quality, and a willingness to devote attention and time to a client for such a great value.

I was so happy with the quality of work and professionalism provided to me by the Lawyer for Business, I just referred additional business to them. I highly recommend this firm.

A startup business owner praises the firm

Contact Your Startup Lawyer in Buffalo, NY

Lawyer for Business has helped startups in Buffalo and across New York State. Contact us to schedule a consultation and find out what a business startup attorney can do for your company.

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What does a startup lawyer do?

A startup lawyer has several goals for a startup business, including:

  • Establishing a business structure that protects the business and its owners
  • Protecting the company’s interests with sound contracts
  • Positioning the business to gain valuable trademark rights
  • Reducing the company’s exposure to liability

A startup company lawyer puts clients on the best possible track for legal success.

What type of lawyer do you need to start a business?

Any type of lawyer can help start a business. More important than a lawyer’s practice area is the lawyer’s experience with businesses. Startups have unique needs and require a lawyer experienced in startup law to craft effective legal solutions for a fair price.

How much does a startup lawyer in Buffalo cost?

Startup lawyers charge different fees, depending on the scope of the legal services provided. Most startups will choose a lawyer who has a flexible pricing structure, packages services together, and charges a fair fee for the work performed.