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Business Setup

We are gun business lawyers.  Our firm understands the unique complexities that affect Firearms Industry businesses, which are some of the most highly-regulated in the world.  We advise clients on structure (segregating different revenue streams and planning for franchising, licensing, and spin-offs), formation, governance, operations, and everything else affecting a new or re-organizing company.  

Our gun business lawyers will look at your business plan or model and make recommendations tailored specifically to your business and designed to ensure long-term viability.  For many of our clients, their firearms industry business is a primary source of income for ownership and their employees.  For that reason, it must be preserved and maximized.  

After reviewing your business plan or model, our gun business lawyers will assist you (and work in tandem with your local corporate counsel) with initial company formation or reorganization and ATF licensing.  We will recommend a new or reorganized business structure that anticipates growth and diversity and segregates and protects multiple assets and lines of revenue.  This kind of structure insulates one asset from another and better enables a growing business to be flexible and explore franchising, licensing, and spin-offs.  

Our gun business lawyers can also assist you (and your local corporate counsel) with internal company governance issues that are unique to members of the firearms industry.  We draft operating agreements, shareholder agreements, bylaws, and other items that address the internal operations of your business.  It is absolutely essential that your internal company governance agreements address certain issues that are specific to the firearms industry, including the death or disability of owners and potential issues regarding “prohibited person” owners or responsible persons.  

Our gun business lawyers can also assist you to develop standard operating procedures relating to ATF compliance, security, and workplace safety.  These SOPs can reduce insurance premiums and other costs of doing business.  

Our firm prices legal services competitively and is flexible with fee arrangements.  We work with clients to identify the cost of the services they need (tailoring that cost to the relative complexity of services) and identify the best fee arrangement for the client.