Business Law Attorney - Texas - Dixon Law Office PLLC

What is Business Law?

The Dixon Law Office PLLC is proud to assist business owners in making decisions with choosing business structures, making the necessary filings and drafting the business agreements necessary for new businesses or business ventures. Inspired by the businessmen and businesswomen that prove the American Dream is real, we gladly offer legal services tailored to the unique needs of business owners.

Business Law includes:

  • Contracts
  • Litigation
  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP)
  • Limited Liability Corporations (LLC)
  • Assisting in Corporate Formalities
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Buying and Selling a Business

Business Structures

Choosing a business structure is important in determining tax and legal implications for your business. The following are different types of structures that should be considered when making a decision about your business:

Sole proprietorship

In a sole proprietorship, a single individual engages in a business activity without necessity of formal organization. Due to the lack of formal organization, the owner is subject to all liability the business may face.

General partnership

A general partnership is created when two or more persons associate to carry on a business for profit. A partnership generally operates in accordance with a partnership agreement and has pass through taxation.


A corporation is considered a legal person (not natural born) with the characteristics of limited liability, centralization of management, perpetual duration, and transferability of ownership interests. The owners of a corporation are called “shareholders.” The persons who manage the corporation are called “directors.” The Texas Business Organizations Code does provide for shareholders to enter into shareholders’ agreements to eliminate the directors and provide for shareholder management. An “S” corporation is not a matter of state corporate law but rather a federal tax election. A for-profit corporation elects to be taxed as an “S” corporation by filing an election with the Internal Revenue Service.

Limited Liability Company

A limited liability company (LLC) is created by filing a certificate of formation with the Texas Secretary of State. The LLC is not a partnership or a corporation but rather is a distinct type of entity that has the powers of both a corporation and a partnership. The owners of an LLC are called “members.” A member can be an individual, partnership, corporation, trust, and any other legal or commercial entity. Generally, the liability of the members is limited to their investment and they may enjoy the pass-through taxation. A limited liability company can be managed by managers or by its members.

Limited Partnership

A limited partnership is a partnership formed by two or more persons and having one or more general partners and one or more limited partners. The limited partnership operates in accordance with a partnership agreement.

Limited Liability Partnership

In order to limit the liability of its general partners, a general or limited partnership may choose to register as a limited liability partnership.

Business Litigation

It is an unfortunate reality that some business deals go sour. The Dixon Law Office PLLC can help clients with issues like breach of contract, fraud, and other causes of action.

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