Good business law advice supports your success

Partnering with a business law attorney increases your chances of success. That is true whether you are a new entrepreneur or an established business, a sole proprietor or a corporation,

GSJones Law Group partner, Norman Short, stands ready to put his 30+ years of experience in Washington State business law to work for your business.  Due to his lengthy experience in the formation of business entities Norm offers seasoned advice to businesses. He advises businesses every step of the way through business formation, starting with drafting the first documents and preparing and reviewing business contracts.

Your business structure is your foundation

The size of your tax bill, when you pay it, what liabilities you face and how you are protected, your start-up and overhead costs are all influenced by what business form you use. All have advantages and disadvantages. In addition, some are better suited than others to your industry, your personality and your vision.

Norman Short works with your business structure or will help you determine which business structure best suits you and your business.

  • Sole proprietors
  • Limited liability companies
  • Cooperatives
  • Corporations
  • S corporations
  • Partnerships

We are flexible to meet your needs. Whether you need a retainer to provide regular advice or contract review on an as-needed basis, we structure our relationship to meet your needs. In addition, Norm often serves as general corporate counsel to local businesses.

Contracts are the backbone of your business

Your business structure forms the foundation of your business. Yet, your contracts are the bones of the business. You have contracts with your suppliers and your business location. You need contracts or implied contracts with your employees. If you have subcontractors or are a subcontractor you have contracts to either generate or agree to. Your business may be one that has contracts with its customers or clients.

A business attorney helps you meet state and local legal requirements

All businesses face a myriad of local and state laws and regulations. It is safest (and often less expensive) to ensure that you meet all of the requirements. Moreover, you may alter certain provisions of the Uniform Commercial Code of the State of Washington with provisions of your foundational documents.

Business law experience plus advanced training and experience in tax law

As a tax attorney with an advanced legal degree (LL.M.) in tax law, Norman Short‘s business tax knowledge is especially relevant to the needs of most businesses.  He can determine what business form and acts will reduce your tax burden. He also represents clients before the United States Tax Court and the Internal Revenue Service and negotiates advantageous tax settlements.

Call or message us for a business law consultation in Port Orchard or Bainbridge!

Message or call today. Tax law and business law appointments available at both our Port Orchard and Bainbridge Island offices.

Based in Port Orchard, WA, GSJones Law Group, P.S., represents Kitsap County residents, as well as business clients from throughout surrounding counties and communities. Among the communities are Gig Harbor, Bremerton, Silverdale, Seabeck, Belfair, Banner, Olalla, Poulsbo,  Bethel, Navy Yard City, Fernwood, Purdy. Clients also come from Vashon Island, as well as surrounding areas in Mason County, and Jefferson County.