Business and Investment Structuring
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.
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
- Proprietary Limited Company (Pty Ltd)
- Trustee company and trust
- Incorporated joint venture
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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQS)
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.
What is business structuring?
Why is choosing the right business structure important?
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.
Can I change my business structure as my business grows?
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>
How do I choose the best structure for my business investment?
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.
What are the differences between a sole proprietorship, partnership, and corporation?
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.