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Small Business Planning

Small Business Planning

Starting a business is exciting. It is the culmination of much thought and effort. However, it is also often complicated. Our goal is to help you understand the legal issues that affect your actions so that you can focus on growing your business. Some of the services we provide are below.

Business Entity Advising and Formation

  • Sole Proprietorship
  • Partnerships (General, Limited, and Limited Liability)
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs and Professional LLCs)
  • Corporations (C Corps, S Corps, Professional Corps)


  • Comprehensive Pre-Filing Trademark Search (Federal, State, and Common Law)
  • Trademark Application Preparation and Filing
  • Correspondence with the USPTO

Drafting and Negotiating Business Agreements and Contracts

  • Confidentiality and Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Consulting Service Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • By-Laws
  • Operating Agreements
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements (Purchase and Sale Agreements)
  • Lease Agreements

General Counsel Services

  • Employment and Employment-Related Agreements (including Employee Handbooks)
  • Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements
  • Employee Hiring and Termination Advising
  • Independent Contractor Hiring and Advising
  • Independent Contractor and Subcontractor Agreements
  • Privacy Policies, Terms of Use, Terms of Services, Disclosures, and Disclaimers
  • Succession Planning
  • Dissolution

If you would like to learn more about how we can help you start, grow, or run your business, please contact us today.


The Law Office of Aubrey Carew Sizer PLLC provides customized and affordable estate planning (including wills, living trusts, powers of attorney, and advance medical directives); elder law services (including long-term care planning, special needs planning for the disabled, and guardianships and conservatorships); probate, estate and trust administration (including advising executors and administrators of estates about post-mortem planning and the local probate process in Virginia), as well as general aging and disability advice in Northern Virginia, including but not limited to Arlington, Alexandria, Ashburn, Bristow, Burke, Centreville, Chantilly, Gainesville, Fairfax, Falls Church, Haymarket, Herndon, Leesburg, Manassas, Manassas Park, Reston, Springfield, Sterling, and throughout Loudoun, Prince William, and Fairfax counties.