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Cedar Rapids Business Representation Attorneys

Seeking reliable attorneys in Cedar Rapids, Iowa? Our Cedar Rapids small business law firms are dedicated to supporting your business journey, from formation to growth, ensuring legal success with our knowledgeable team.
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"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

We believe your attorney should not speak in legalese

Finding an attorney who is a “real person” can be difficult. Many attorneys surround themselves almost exclusively with other attorneys and are accustomed to speaking in ivory tower legalese.  You should be able to connect with your attorney on a personal level, and he or she should speak to you in plain language that you can understand.  You will be working very closely with this person on issues that are very important to you. It is important that he or she be down-to-earth and someone that you connect with.

We believe your attorney should be accessible

The most common complaint that clients have of their attorneys is that the attorney is unreachable, does not communicate with them regularly, or does not promptly return your calls.  Your attorney should reach out to you about your case regularly and respond within 24 hours to calls and e-mails.  An open line of communication between you and your attorney is essential to building trust.

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We believe your attorney should be realistic with you about costs and outcomes

Your attorney’s goal should not be to win at all costs.  Rather, it should be to achieve a favorable outcome for you as efficiently as possible.  It is important that your attorney set realistic expectations at the outset as to the costs you should expect, the concerns that the attorney has about the outcome of your case, and the length of time that you should expect your case to take.

Regardless of the nature of your case, we have an experienced attorney who will focus on your individual needs. Our team of attorneys works closely together, bringing each of their different fields of experience to bear in order to optimize our client care.

Client Testimonials

Christi M.

Kevin's firm handled setting up my will and trust recently. They took something that seemed intimidating and made it easy to understand. I've also referred a couple clients to Kevin - he's trustworthy, approachable and very fairly priced.


"I've used Kevin and his firm's services since 2011. He gave undivided attention to my cases, advised me on different options and..."

Rachel B.

"Kevin was extremely professional, responsive and knowledgeable when I came to him for help. I would definitely recommend O'Flaherty Law!"

About Cedar Rapids Business Representation Attorneys:

Your Business Formation Journey

When starting your business, choosing the right Cedar Rapids business formation attorney is crucial. You're not just launching a business; you're creating a future. Our attorneys guide you through every step of Cedar Rapids business formation, ensuring that each legal aspect is meticulously handled. From selecting the appropriate business structure to navigating local regulations, we're here to make your business vision a reality.

Growing Your Business with Confidence

As Cedar Rapids small business lawyers, we understand the complexities you face while growing your business. Whether it's drafting contracts, advising on expansion plans, or managing legal risks, our focus is always on protecting your interests. We believe in a proactive approach, anticipating potential legal issues and addressing them head-on. This way, you can concentrate on what you do best: running your business.

Planning for Long-Term Success

The journey of your business doesn't end with its establishment. Our team is committed to supporting your ongoing legal needs. As your business evolves, so do the challenges. From strategic legal planning to dispute resolution, our Cedar Rapids business formation attorneys are here to provide continuous support. We strive to be more than just your lawyers; we aim to be your trusted legal partners, guiding you towards long-term success and stability.

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What to Expect From a Legal Consultation

The purpose of a consultation is to determine whether our firm is a good fit for your legal needs. Although we often discuss expected results and costs, our attorneys do not give legal advice unless and until you choose to retain us.

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Office Address

616 4th Ave. SE, Ste. 108

Cedar Rapids, IA 52401

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Meet the Owner

I am personally committed to ensuring that each one of our clients receives the highest level of client service from our team.  Our mission is to provide excellent legal work in a cost-effective manner while maintaining open lines of communication between our clients and their attorneys.  Many of our clients are going through difficult times in their lives when they reach out to us.  They should feel comfortable leaning on the experience and knowledge of our attorneys as their counselors and advocates.  We are here to help!

- Attorney Kevin O'Flaherty, Owner

Check Out Articles and Videos from our Cedar Rapids Business Representation Attorneys

Doing Business In Iowa

In this video, our Cedar Rapids business attorneys discuss important aspects of foreign businesses. In Iowa, if your LLC is formed in another state, it is considered a foreign LLC. This means that it has been created under the laws of another state. In contrast, a business formed in Iowa is considered a domestic business in Iowa.  To register a business in the state of Iowa, you need to file an application for a certificate of authority with the Iowa Secretary of State. A copy of this document can be found on the Iowa Secretary of State’s website and it can be filled out through an online portal. The penalties for not registering your foreign LLC in Iowa can be very harsh. If your LLC does business in Iowa without authority, it can’t bring a lawsuit in the state. Additionally, you could face a civil penalty of up to $1,000 and can face being barred from continuing to conduct business in Iowa by the attorney general.

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Annual Filing Requirements for LLCs in Iowa

In this video, our Cedar Rapids business attorneys explain how If you have a limited liability company (LLC) in Iowa, you will need to draft and file a number of documents with the state to maintain your business. Iowa requires LLC’s to file biennial reports with the Secretary of State. While you can still print out the report, fill it out and then mail it into the Secretary of State, the Iowa Secretary of State now has an online portal that allows you to fill in and submit all of the information online. In Iowa, most LLC’s are considered pass through tax entities for purposes of income taxes. In other words, the responsibility of paying income taxes passes through the LLC to the individual LLC members. If your LLC has employees you will need to pay employer taxes. Taxes will need to be paid both federally and in Iowa.  If your LLC sells any goods to customers in Iowa, you have to collect and pay sales tax. To do this, you must register with the Department of Revenue and submit tax payments periodically.

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Iowa Business Structures: Sole Proprietorships

In this video, our Cedar Rapids attorneys explain how in Iowa, sole proprietorships are more or less the “basis” format for a business. Sole proprietorships aren’t a legal business entity. It is considered one and the same from the person operating the entity. Because there is no difference between the individual and the business, sole proprietors do not need to file business tax returns. The business’s profits or loses will be on their personal tax returns. As for liability, because there is no difference between you and the business, you are liable for anything the business is, whether it be a contract you make on behalf of the business or any litigation against the business.  

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