Business Law

Tollefsen Law provides legal services for emerging and established companies from formation to exit.

Business Formation Services

Strategy Meeting
An initial meeting with your team that will allow us to evaluate your legal needs, including potential IP risk, which form of entity is ideal for your company, and how to best position your company to attract funding. These sessions are also availablestartup for already established businesses who are not current clients, allowing for a 3rd party evaluation of your legal exposure.

Entity Formation

All entity formation packages include an initial strategy meeting, which will allow us to understand the needs of your business and tailor formation documents specifically for your company.

Limited Liability Company: filing of all formation documents, obtaining federal tax ID, drafting and tailoring of LLC operating agreement.
Incorporation: tailoring articles of incorporation, company bylaws, written consents, organizational meeting minutes, founder agreements including IP contribution, federal tax ID.

Hourly Rates

Please contact us for our reasonable hourly rate for unbundled services. We are also open to alternative fee arrangements for discrete tasks, depending on the complexity of the matter. Please contact us to inquire about alternative billing arrangements.

Representing Business and Entrepreneurs

John Tollefsen started his practice with a degree in Business Administration and has added to his knowledge and experience through more than 38 years of assisting business people with legal problems.  In addition, he has managed his own entrepreneurial endeavors. TL has assembled a competent team of lawyers and staff who each bring unique business knowledge and skills. TL is very experienced in assisting with business financing including private placements and securities offerings. TL has the knowledge, experience, and expertise to assist in many areas of law and business. Unlike most business law firms, TL has significant first hand business and entrepreneurial experience.

More on how TL can help the entrepreneur

Virtual In-House Counsel

Experience of Tollefsen Law

Tollefsen Law has more than 100 combined years of business and legal experience. Its attorneys have assisted over 1,000 small businesses and hundreds of entrepreneurs.  TL works alone or will assemble a team for larger projects when appropriate. We offer business law and litigation services in state and federal courts of Washington, Oregon and New York, nationwide fraud investigative services, and national expert witness services.