Business Planning


what are your business plans?

Forming and selling or transferring a business can empower people to take control of their professional and financial future. However, planning for the various legal and tax issues that will or may arise can be critical to positioning an enterprise for success.

At Hardin, Waldrip, & Davis, PLLC, our Arapahoe County business attorneys have decades of experience working closely with our clients to form their business entities. Bringing extensive legal knowledge and insight to every case we handle, our lawyers have the skills and experience you can count on to help you properly set up your business so that it can prosper for years to come.

The business legal services at Hardin, Waldrip, & Davis, PLLC are focused on advancing entrepreneurs’ needs while minimizing their future liabilities. Our primary business service offerings include:


First, entity formation involves helping entrepreneurs discover the most appropriate entity for their new venture, whether that be a partnership, an LLC, a corporation, an S Corporation, or similar entity. Next, our attorneys take the proper action to formally establish the business entity, which includes advising clients on all appropriate tax filings and obtaining all tax licenses and related EIN and/or ID numbers. Additionally, our business lawyers can develop business-related agreements, such as operating agreements, partnership agreements, and bylaws.


Business succession planning involves developing buy-sell agreements, trusts, and/or other solutions to meet entrepreneurs’ needs and/or goals for exiting the business and passing it on to some other party.


The purchase or sale of a business can involve planning for mergers and acquisitions, tax considerations, and the evaluating the appropriate structure for the purchase or sale.


Our attorneys develop and review business-related contracts, such as employee contracts, vendor contracts, lease agreements, and non-disclosure agreements. Additionally, Hardin, Waldrip, & Davis, PLLC can assist you in developing corporate governance documents, plan for tax issues (including both state and federal business taxes), and review financing and loan documents.