Business Organization And Development

Every state has regulations on how to run a business. Because this information is complicated for the average small-business owner to navigate, an attorney from Christopherson, Anderson, Paulson & Fideler, LLP, can help you sort through these matters.

We work with small to medium-sized companies in and around Sioux Falls, South Dakota, involved in a variety of industries, from construction and property management to restaurants and retail. Whether you are just starting out or you already have an established business, we can provide sound counsel aimed at helping you achieve your goals. If necessary, we will also defend your interests in litigation should disputes arise between your business and its employees, customers or partners.

Forming A Business

When starting a business, the decisions you make now can affect your success in the long term. Our lawyers will help you identify the most appropriate entity for your enterprise. Our work includes helping clients form:

  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Partnerships and limited liability partnerships (LLPs)
  • S corporations and C corporations
  • Sole proprietorships
  • Nonprofits

Handling Securities And Regulation D Offerings

Christopherson, Anderson, Paulson & Fideler, LLP, also handles private offerings or private placement and securities under Regulation D. We'll ensure that your offer meets the registration requirements set forth by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

We can also advise you on whether the offer may be exempt from registration under the following scenarios:

  • If your company offers up to $1 million in securities within a 12-month period (Rule 504)
  • If your company sells up to $5 million in securities during a 12-month period (Rule 505)
  • If you qualify for so-called "safe harbor" status under Regulation D for engaging in private offerings according to regulations under Section 4(a)(2) of the Securities Act (Rule 506)

Building Long-Term Relationships

Our business law representation routinely spills over into other areas of law such as real estate law, estate planning and tax planning. Thankfully, with our firm, you do not need to hire a new expert or lawyer to handle these issues separately. Each of our business lawyers has the experience to manage the interrelated issues that could arise in your business's lifetime.

With our firm, you gain a long-term legal partner who can help you achieve success, whatever that looks like for you. To learn more, call Christopherson, Anderson, Paulson & Fideler, LLP, at 605-679-6745 today to schedule a consultation with one of our skilled business attorneys.