Our business attorneys can write your operating agreement.


Will you determine for yourself what rules will govern your company, or would you rather have the State dictate those rules to you? State statutes sets default rules for governing LLCs, but they also give you the freedom to change those rules. You can do that with an operating agreement, which will control how the company operates, how profits and losses are to be distributed amongst the members, and how many votes it takes to add a new member or to make other major changes to the corporate structure.


Not every company has an operating agreement, but every company should. Having one will help you run your business the way you want, and it will make it easier to retain the limited liability that is essential to your business. This agreement will hold each partner responsible for the company duties they have agreed to. That is why it is so important to create a very detailed plan in terms of who has which roles and what those roles entail. Hopefully, you have already created a smart business plan. If so, you probably already mapped out many of the details that will go into the operating agreement. If not, our professional business attorneys can give you business plan advice as well. They may point out areas you haven’t thought of yet or explain flaws that could end up costing your business money.


Eric Helmy

Business Attorney


  • 100% Satisfaction with Communication
         Eric helped represent me with a very large lawsuit that was brought against me. 100% satisfaction with communication. It was timely; it was appropriate; it was insightful, thoughtful. From beginning to end, it was very clear that my legal counsel, Eric Helmy was by far the better warrior, so to speak, the intellectually, strategically, and we clearly outthought the opposition from beginning to end, and I don’t think they knew what hit them. The opposition didn’t have any choice but to really retreat and drop the suit, so I was very satisfied.
    Aloysius Fobia, M.D. Physician in Portland, Oregon
  • He'll Respond to Me When I Need Him.
         …I believe my law case never would have got off the ground without Eric’s attention to what was happening to me. I’m an excavator, in the tough times that have come along, there’s been several instances where the big developers think they’re not going to pay me, and I feel like they’re trying to [take advantage of] me. I can call Eric,…and he’ll come down and go sit in a meeting with me and all these big developers are writing checks before we’re getting up and leaving. …It’s nice to know that I have him on retainer, and he’ll respond for me when I need him. That’s the personal service you’ll get with him…
    Brad Bartlett Bartlett Excavation & Construction, LLC
  • We Left With Important Information and a Plan
         Our first meeting with Eric was very helpful. We left with important information and a plan, and now we have our own corporation! Eric was invaluable in the writing of our bylaws and in advising our business setup. He also had great insights into owning a business in the Northwest. Having him on our company’s side makes us feel ready for the legal hurdles we will face as our business grows.
    Jaclyn Stewart CEO of Jurevicious Studios
  • We are Very Pleased
         …We’ve worked with Eric on two different contract matters and [have] been very, very pleased with his advice and all the support he’s provided to members of our organization…We were really, really pleased with the quality of work Eric delivered, all the due diligence he performed, the advice he gave to the members of our staff…We would certainly recommend Eric, and we would hope to work with him again.
    Alice Forbes