Attorneys for small businesses?

accounting ledgerJeff emails:

I know a few weeks ago you had a post about where to find an accountant in the Albany area but I was wondering where the best place to set up an LLC locally was. Any suggestions? I'm totally lost!!

An attorney who specializes in commercial law could definitely smooth the way here.

So, any suggestions for Jeff -- either for a good attorney to help him, or some other resource? Please share!

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It's actually very easy to set up an LLC yourself, and the people at the Department of State are very helpful in making sure you've filled out the forms properly. The basic information is here:

http://www.dos.state.ny.us/corps/llcfaq.asp

I agree with Carl, you can definitely do it yourself. If you would still prefer to hire someone Kriss, Kriss and Brignola (www.krisslaw.com) is a local firm that handles all kinds of law, including business law. It's a little off topic for the question but they also specialize in the formation of not-for-profits. I've known a lot of people who have been very happy with their work.

(Full disclosure, I am related to one of the partners but I know they do good work for a reasonable price.)

I know there is a company in Albany that sets up LLCs and other corporate entities around the nation...they are based out of Colonie and have competitive rates. Unfortunately they don't have a website, but the name of the company is Nationwide Information Services, Inc. My contact's name is Angela Brown and her number is 518-449-8429.

We use a great attorney based in Latham - Tobin and Grifferty, P.C. Talk to Steve Grifferty who has been practicing in the area for over 25 years. I believe they focus mostly on small business, real estate, finance, estate, trust and not-for-profits.

If you're interested, the firm is located at 678 Troy Schenectady Road, Latham. His email address is sgrifferty@tobgrif.com or you can call him at 518.452.2552...i forgot his extension, but the receptionist can always just put you through. If you have any questions, just ask! He's a great guy and has a wonderful team - very friendly and personable people!

Andrew T. Pelletier, Esq.
(518) 765-5783
Voorheesville, NY

i know the legal project www.legalproject.org also has a free consultation program for individuals looking to start small businesses.

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