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Congratulations on your decision to start a new business in New Hampshire and thank you for your interest in our award-winning Business Launch Initiative!
Over the years, the attorneys on our Small Business Team have assisted many business owners, just like you, in launching their new businesses and we are pleased to offer our counsel and guidance to get your business up and running the right way.
The Small Business Team knows that new businesses are the engine that drives our local and regional economy and we are committed to fostering the continued growth of small business in New Hampshire. Accordingly, we have developed the Business Launch Initiative to provide entrepreneurs with limited legal representation at no fee1 for the purpose of forming a new corporation or limited liability company (LLC) in New Hampshire. The no cost services include:
- One (1) hour consultation with an attorney in our Small Business Team
- Preparation and filing (as necessary) of the following legal documents2:
- Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Formation
- Bylaws or Operating Agreement
- Organizational Consent Resolutions
- Application for Employer Identification Number
- Stock Certificates or Membership Unit Certificates
- Enrollment in our electronic mailing lists
- Access to our expansive referral network (including accountants, bankers and insurance professionals)
Participation in the Business Launch Initiative is subject to the following terms and conditions:
- The entity to be formed must be a New Hampshire corporation or LLC with no more than five (5) owners.
- The entity must be an operating business -- not a holding company for real estate or other passive investments.
- The business must be newly started or have been previously operated as a sole proprietorship or partnership -- not available for entity conversions, mergers or business combinations.
- Owners must complete the appropriate new entity questionnaire and pay all filing fees for formation of the entity prior to work commencing.
- An engagement letter must be signed and returned to the Firm prior to work commencing.
- Representation is subject to our Firm's conflicts of interest verification procedures.
We encourage you to contact us with any follow up or additional questions you may have. Click here to register for our small business guide: An Entrepreneur's Guide to Starting a Business in New Hampshire. We can be reached by emailing us at: SmallBizGroup@devinemillimet.com or by contacting any of the attorneys on our Small Business Team.
We look forward to working with you!
The Devine Millimet Small Business Team
1Client is responsible for all out-of-pocket costs associated with any filing.
2 Additional legal services beyond business formation, if requested, will be billed at our Firm's regular hourly rates as set forth in the Engagement Letter.