Discover your ideal business structure

When you're starting or buying a new business, you need a structure that is compliant and strategically aligned with your business goals. Choosing the right business structure is important for tax efficiency, protecting assets, and minimising exposure to creditors. Getting it wrong could lead to unnecessary tax burdens or risks to your personal assets later down the track.

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Strategic business structuring advice

Because every business and investment opportunity is unique, our expert team of business lawyers provide tailored structuring solutions. We work with you to understand your business landscape and future goals to help you make informed decisions and ensure that your business structure is optimised for growth, efficiency, and compliance.

Types of business and investment structuring can include the following or combinations and varieties of the list below:

  • Sole trade
  • Partnership
  • Proprietary Limited Company (Pty Ltd)
  • Trustee company and trust
  • Incorporated joint venture
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Our business structuring services

At P&B Law, we provide a range of services to support your business investment and structuring needs. Our services include:

  • Advising on the selection of business structures
  • Assistance with mergers, acquisitions, and business sales
  • Structuring for optimal tax efficiency and compliance
  • Drafting and reviewing shareholder and partnership agreements
  • Guidance on compliance with corporate governance
  • Risk assessment and management in business structuring
  • Ongoing legal advice for evolving business needs.

Need strategic legal advice on business structuring? Get in touch today with one of our expert lawyers

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Our expert lawyers are here to answer all your legal questions about business and property law. If you can’t find the answers you’re looking for below, contact the team today.

Business structuring involves strategically setting up a business's legal and operational framework to determine how it will be formed, managed, and taxed. This can include structures like sole proprietorships, partnerships, trusts, and corporations.

The right business structure is crucial because it affects your tax obligations, personal liability, and your ability to raise capital. A suitable structure should align with both your business goals and growth plans so that it is scalable.

Yes, you can change your business structure as it grows or as business needs change. This may involve transitioning from a sole proprietorship to a corporation as business scales or from a partnership to a trust, depending on how your business evolves./p>

Choosing the best structure depends on many factors, like the type of business, number of owners, financial situation, and long-term business goals. That's why you should always consult with legal advisors to make an informed decision.

One person owns a sole proprietorship with personal liability. On the other hand, a partnership involves two or more individuals sharing profits and liabilities, while a corporation is a separate legal entity. It offers liability protection but with more regulatory requirements.