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Business Formation Attorney
in Pasadena, California

Like their owners and the people they serve, businesses grow and evolve. If you’re ready to take the next step with your business, our firm is here to help you. Our attorney, Angela Hawekotte, has decades of experience, is a former practicing CPA (inactive license), and has a passion for guiding people toward their goals. Whether you’re looking to legally form a corporate entity or seeking assistance on yearly tax or employee forms, we want to hear from you. 

Located in Pasadena, California, our law office serves clients throughout San Gabriel Valley. After you contact us, we’ll set up a free 15-minute phone consultation where we’ll go over the details of your case and options for moving forward. If you live in or near Arcadia, Glendale, or La Canada and are looking for legal counsel, enlist our well-rounded experience and compassionate approach. Get in touch with our business formation lawyer today. 

How We Can Help

You know your business, and we know how to help it develop. With decades of experience and dynamic knowledge, our attorney is also a strong communicator. We respond promptly and with empathy, because we want to build a lasting relationship with each of our clients. The cases we handle every day involve complicated legal and financial concepts — we want our clients to be fully informed and make business decisions with confidence, so we’re happy to break down any topic so that you can move forward with intention. Our attorney excels at walking clients through complex processes and providing clear and concise answers to questions about registering a business, choosing the right corporate form for your business, getting a tax ID, and more.

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Creating a Corporate Entity

If you’ve been earning income from business engagements, it may be time to establish it as a legal entity. It sounds straightforward, but there are a lot of factors and issues to consider when setting up your corporate entity. In California, the various business structures include corporations, limited liability companies, limited partnerships, general partnerships, limited liability partnerships, and sole proprietorships. Before making any major decisions, consult our knowledgeable attorney who can walk you through the tax and liability issues for each form and offer advice on which best suits your business. We’ll also walk you through other essential components of forming an entity such as hiring, fundraising, or intellectual property as they apply to your unique business needs.

Required Files & Forms for Moving Forward

All California businesses have to be registered with the California Secretary of State's office. Once your entity is formed, it must obtain the necessary licenses and/or permits. Our attorney in Pasadena, California has the knowledge and skill needed to counsel you in getting your federal tax ID and any other required licenses or permits administered. As you move forward in your business journey, we can offer you guidance as needed in preparing annual government forms and filings. Since all businesses are unique, we know how to provide each of our clients with the focused attention and tailored advice they need to continue pursuing their individual goals. No matter what you need in your business formation quest, our experienced and passionate attorney is here to help.

Work with An Attorney You Can Trust

You've worked hard to get to the point you're at with your business. Whether it's early days and you're choosing the correct corporate entity to form under, or it's time to prepare annual reports — our attorney at Angela Hawekotte, A Professional Law Corporation is ready to be your legal counsel and your advocate. We're proud to assist California business owners throughout the San Gabriel Valley area, and we want you to partner with a reliable, competent attorney like ours. Reach out to us today in Pasadena, California, and let's get started on planning the future of your business.