Corporate Bylaws & LLC Operating Agreements: Business Start-ups
Corporate bylaws and LLC operating agreements are the legal core of corporations and limited liability companies, respectively. While Articles of Incorporation and Articles of Organization are the documents filed with the Missouri Secretary of State which give legal life to the business entities, the bylaws and operating agreement structure the business and make substantive determinations as to how the business will operate.
Because of the obvious interest in properly structuring your business to comport with your wishes and to avoid legal pitfalls, it is extremely important to seek legal counsel who can assist you. It may be the case that additional legal documents such as buy-sell agreements may need to be drafted to compliment the corporate/LLC paperwork. The last thing in the world a business owner wants is not to have adequate safeguards in place which can lead to internal problems, or in more serious cases extensive business litigation.
Contact us with questions regarding the formation of a business entity.