Background: Irene Beauregard and her business partner, Kathan Teepe, have been planning to start a farm for the past two years. They plan to farm using organic practices, growing vegetables and flowers. They are still in the beginning stages of starting their own farm business, and while they had spent time on important steps such as developing their business plan and actively seeking out farmland for lease, they had yet to make one of the most important decisions of all: creating a business entity and formalizing their own partnership agreement.
Legal Need: Irene and Kathan were in need of legal assistance to 1) create a partnership agreement between the two of them, and 2) advise them on what type of business structure they should choose, and then help with formation of that entity.
The Relationship: Legal Food Hub matched Irene and Kathan with Everett Petronio at Kalander & Shaw. Everett brought a wealth of knowledge through his work helping small and start-up businesses, and given his extensive experience mentoring entrepreneurs, he was a perfect fit to help these young farmers start their business. He guided Irene and Kathan through the incorporation process, making Sweet Pea Farm, LLC, a reality.