Corporations and Business Startups


Michael G. Prestia Attorney has extensive experience in the organization of corporate, joint venture and limited liability companies ,Start up companies and in matters relating to federal and state securities laws. We provide tailored advice to our clients on joint ventures and shareholder agreements and have drafted and negotiated shareholder / member agreements, operating agreements for limited liability companies,corporate resolutions and purchase agreements. We have extensive expertise in providing our clients with advice on corporate governance issues, preparing annual minutes of Board of Directors and Shareholder meetings,reinstatement applications with the Mississippi Secretary of State for failure to file annual reports,"Set Aside letters" from the Mississippi Dept. of Revenue to be reinstated and returned to good standing and have experience in overseeing our clients’ annual general meetings on an ongoing basis.

Corporate and Limited Liability Company Annual Reports were due by April 15, 2015. If you have not filed your 2015 Annual Reports your LLC and corporations will have been dissolved December 7, 2015. If your corporation has been dissolved your corporation would need to obtain a tax clearance letter from the Mississippi State Tax Commission. The LLC does not request a tax clearance. you would pay the reinstatement fee and complete the package. One benefit of filing for Mississippi LLC instead of a corporate form is that you are not requested to obtain a Mississippi State Tax Commission Clearance Letter should you inadvertently fail to file your annual report. Our Business Transactions experience extends across a broad range of business and commercial transactions, including Contracts, Franchisor Franchisee issues , U.S.Trademark Registration ,Mississippi Trademark registration, Copyright,trade secrets,E Commerce,intellectual property, securities issues, immigration issues, employment issues, and the sale and dissolution of the business. We have valuable international corporate experience, having assisted numerous U.S. companies in their foreign business dealings with preparation of distributor agreements and payment issues.