St. Louis Lawyers Helping New Businesses & Startups

Starting a new business is an exciting and often daunting experience. Ensuring that you have the proper business structure is a major decision that will impact its future. Because of this, you will need to understand the pros and cons of each type of business formation entity to make the decision that is right for you. At The Barclay Law Firm, we are here to provide the assistance you need as an entrepreneur or startup during this initial phase. We will work closely with you to structure your business according to your needs and goals, create necessary documentation, and position your business for expansion and success. 

Business Formation in Missouri

Each business structure has unique characteristics that will affect how your business will be run. Business entity formation is important because operating a business without the benefit of a separate legal entity can put your personal assets at risk. 

At our firm, we can assist with the formation of:

  • Limited liability companies
  • Corporations
  • Partnerships

Corporations are historically the most popular entity for new and existing businesses.


We provide the following services for the formation of LLCs:

  • Preparation of and filing of Articles of Organization with the Secretary of State
  • Preparation of and filing of tax forms
  • Preparation of operating agreement 
  • Member/manager consents
  • Issuance of certificates or units

Both limited and general partnerships are still used by many businesses today. We provide the following services for the creation of partnerships:

  • Preparing and filing of Certificate of Partnership (general or limited) with the Secretary of State's Office
  • Preparing partnership agreement
  • Preparing tax forms (SS-4 Form)
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As an entrepreneur or new startup, you may be more concentrated on the day-to-day aspects of your business, while putting business formation on the back burner. Let us give you the guidance you need to create a proper business structure that will provide governance and protection against personal liability. Our team has decades of experience in successfully helping new businesses and startups with this critical matter.

Need legal help to get your business off the ground? Contact The Barclay Law Firm online or at (314) 916-6301 to schedule a free initial consultation.

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