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Florida business attorney

If you’re a small business owner, you may be concerned that finding proper legal services will be an risky and expensive proposition.  This is why the first goal of a Florida business attorney, before seeking your business, should be to earn your confidence.

Why You Need a Florida Business Attorney?

Corporation and LLC laws in Florida concern the proper structuring, negotiating and managing of your organization’s legal concerns.  

Your business corporation or LLC in Florida should be created and managed so that it maximizes your Florida asset protection and tax planning objectives.

This is why it is critical to understand your business concerns and true objectives.  On a basic level, you need a business entity that limits both personal and corporate liability, limits tax liability and is functional in the real world.  Shortcuts in business formation and management can result in dire consequences in our litigious society. Your business attorney can advise help you make sure your business entity stays compliant.

As your business attorney, we want to be a part of your business team and make sure that you business records are kept in compliance with Florida law. This is why we encourage and facilitate regular status checkups. Optional services include:

  • Acting as your Florida Registered Agent:  Primary duties include providing a required Florida address; receiving Service of Process; acting as mailing contact for the Secretary of State and other regulatory agencies.
  • Annual Minutes:  Prepares required annual minutes for your business.
  • Annual Report:  Files your required annual report with the State of Florida, including any amendments you may want to make.
  • Annual Analysis:  Meets with you annually to determine any legal changes you may need to make.

Your Florida business planning should extend well beyond the formation process to include Florida business succession planning.

You most likely need expert Florida corporate legal advice for your contract review, insurance planning, asset protection, employment issues and the sale or purchase of a business. As a full service Florida business attorney, we are available to help with any of these areas.

Have you considered what will happen to your Florida business and your loved ones if you die or become disabled?

Major life events can threaten the ability of even a solid business to continue operating AND can be especially complicated if there are partners in the business.  This kind of planning is part of your Florida estate plan and AND is called a Florida business continuity succession plan.  It is critical to manage these concerns properly in advance using legal means such as a Florida buy sell agreement order to protect your business and those most important to you.  After all, your life’s work and your loved ones are depending on your good judgment…

Have you asked the right questions to protect your business?  As your Florida business attorney, the experts at the Gibbs Law Office can walk you through the steps needed to create a comprehensive business planning strategy.

Contact us today to get started OR for a complimentary review of your Florida business formation OR your business succession plan (subject to conditions).


Steven Gibbs is a Florida business attorney who provides complete Estate Planning, Business Planning, Asset Protection, Elder and Medicaid Planning, Real Estate, Probate and Trust Administration legal services throughout the greater Fort Myers, North Fort Myers, Cape Coral, Estero, Bonita Springs and Naples geographic areas and most legal services are available statewide in Florida.

The Gibbs Law Office was founded by Steven Gibbs in January 2009 upon the commitment to provide client-centered legal services.