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When ordinary people need a lawyer

As an entrepreneur starting a new company, one of the first steps you have to take is establishing a legal business entity. Attorney Eric Smith can assist you and your company with incorporation or the formation of a partnership, LLC, or another form of unincorporated business entity. He has practiced business formation law since 2005. With Eric’s knowledge and experience, you can be sure that your company is forming the appropriate entity type for your unique needs and goals. He will clearly explain your options and the legal/tax implications of each in order to help you determine the best course of action. Eric will also help with filing the necessary paperwork to complete your official business formation. He assists business owners in Grand Prairie, TX, as well as Johnson County, Dallas County, and Tarrant County, TX.

How will your entity selection impact the structure and operations of your new business?

  • Funding: Will your company be publically traded?
  • Taxes: Will your business be a taxable entity and what kind of federal/state taxation will it be subject to?
  • Liabilities: Will your personal assets be at risk as an owner if your business goes bankrupt?

Your choice will have major implications. With guidance from a seasoned legal professional, you can make a more informed decision about your company’s future. Start your business off on the right foot; contact Attorney Eric Smith today. Either call (817) 860-2800 or fill out our online contact form today and Eric will reach out to you as soon as possible. Work with a seasoned business lawyer today!


Incorporating your business allows you to sell stocks to the public. It also protects the personal assets of you and other shareholders from the business’ debts. Many businesses decide to incorporate because of the tax benefits it affords. To incorporate a company in Texas, you have to file certain paperwork with the Texas Secretary of State. While you aren’t required to hire an attorney for incorporation, it can certainly help to have professional guidance throughout the process. Attorney Eric Smith can walk you through this paperwork to ensure you understand it and complete it properly. He has assisted many business owners with various needs and goals. With his experience, you can get helpful advice and peace of mind knowing your incorporation is being handled by a legal professional who specializes in business management and the laws surrounding it.

Texas Business Formation Law

Under Texas law, there are various requirements that an entrepreneur must go through in the business formation process. These include choosing a structure/entity type, selecting a name, getting licensing and permits, and more. Your business formation process will depend on the type of company you’re starting as well as your unique goals. Contact The Law Office of Eric J. Smith in order to learn more about Texas business laws and start discussing your business formation with an experienced lawyer. Eric would be happy to answer your questions and provide dedicated one-on-one attention throughout the process. Start your business with confidence; contact us an expert in business law today.


LLC stands for limited liability company. Like sole proprietorships and partnerships, they are some of the most common entity types for small businesses. The members (owners) of an LLC are not personally liable for the debts of the business. This protects their personal assets in the event that the business goes bankrupt or goes into debt due to a lawsuit against the company. Corporations also afford limited liability to the shareholders, but they are more complex. An LLC is an excellent choice for many new business owners. Contact Attorney Eric Smith today to find out if an LLC is the right choice for you and get started on the paperwork today! As a business lawyer, he’s proud to serve clients in Grand Prairie, TX, and nearby areas.

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Attorney Eric J. Smith has been practicing law in Texas since 2005. He assists clients in the areas of probate, estate planning, family law, real estate closing, and small business entity formation. Attorney Smith prioritizes educating his clients, breaking down complex legal matters into the words that they can understand.
LEGAL DISCLAIMER: The information contained on this website is presented for informational and marketing purposes only and is not to be understood as legal advice. You should consult an attorney for advice respecting your individual needs. The Law Office of Eric J. Smith looks forward to speaking with you about your particular needs. Please note, however, that the mere act of contacting our firm does not create an attorney-client relationship. As a result, you should never send any confidential information to our office until a Representation Agreement has been signed by both you and the Law Office of Eric J. Smith.

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