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Do You Need a Lawyer to Form a Business in The Bahamas?

Posted by M. Margaret Gonsalves-Sabola | Apr 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

 If you would like to form a business in The Bahamas, you may not even think about getting a lawyer. Often, though, finding a business lawyer who takes care of the formalities has many benefits.

What Does a Business Lawyer Do?

A lawyer experienced with business matters can greatly assist in starting up your new venture. For example, a lawyer can fill out the proper paperwork for beginning a new international business company, limited liability company, partnership, or other type of business. When there are licensing requirements or additional filings to make, the lawyer can submit them for you – or simply prepare for your review.

If you are not sure which type of business to form, you can talk to a lawyer about your options. A certain business structure might have hidden pros and cons that you have not considered. Further, the lawyer might recommend a structure based on your industry, goals, or size.

Are There Benefits to Having a Lawyer for Your Business?

When you retain a lawyer early in the business formation process, you gain an ally who can help as your business launches and then grows. For instance, your lawyer can advise on common pitfalls of your industry or share knowledge about laws that you need to obey as you operate.

Without legal expertise, your new business could run into all kinds of problems. From tax liabilities to recordkeeping requirements to employment issues, all could turn into costly mistakes without some basic legal advice. Stop potential problems before they start by seeking legal advice.

Further, the right lawyer can prepare agreements for your business that increase your protection from liability. These agreements might cover employment, confidentiality, vendor relationships, and more. Good contracts keep your business out of court over minor issues.

In short, asking for a lawyer's help in forming your business has benefits beyond just starting the company. It could keep your profits up and your liability down for years to come.

To find out more about forming businesses in The Bahamas, visit Gonsalves-Sabola Chambers online or call the office at +1 242 326 6400.

The hiring of an attorney is an important decision that should not be based solely upon the information contained in this website.  This website is designed for general information purposes only and the information provided should not be construed to be formal legal advice nor the formation of an attorney/client relationship.

About the Author

M. Margaret Gonsalves-Sabola

M. Margaret Gonsalves-Sabola is a civil and commercial litigation attorney and an accredited civil and commercial mediator. Margaret has over 21 years' experience in legal practice in the United Kingdom, Jamaica and The Bahamas.


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