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Redomestication, also known as redomiciling, refers to the lesser-known legal process of transferring the "home state" of an established business entity from one state to another state. It means keeping your existing business name, credit, and federal employer identification number (FEIN) without wasting time and money creating a new business entity, applying for foreign registration, or moving assets between companies.
More specifically, our firm prepares and files the requisite paperwork with the Florida Secretary of State to establish and redomicile your business to Florida; following that, we prepare and file the appropriate documentation in your former state’s public records to effectuate a dissolution of the business entity there.


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“I hired Mr. Cummings to litigate for me. I hired a company to perform a job and it became a nightmare. . . . He very quickly acted and got the job done quickly for me. He made it happen in a few weeks and I had been waiting over a year. He looked out of me and what was best for me as his client. To me that is what you want when looking for a lawyer to represent you. I will be referring clients and friends to him.“

Client in Naples, Florida

“The much maligned legal profession got a definite lift when Chad decided to take up law. He brings a sharp mind, commonsense thinking and focus on details that allow any client to breathe a sigh of relief. His response time is fast, accurate and explanations are clear and concise. You won’t be left wondering “what did he say” after a conversation about the legal ramifications and available options. We are excited to share that Chad represents our firm. You will be too.“

Client in Dallas, Texas

“Chad is extremely detailed, very through, and professional. Highly recommended and will help you get the results. He was able to get us a very favorable settlement . . . he made a very detailed case which made the difference.“

Client in Naples, Florida

“Chad helped me relocate my small business from Texas to Florida and I could not have asked for a better person to do it than Chad. His service was PERFECTION from start to finish. He is clear and transparent with the fee and always punctual, detailed, and prompt with his answers for any question I had along the way. He is such a trustworthy person. I highly recommend Chad for any business-related case and for future business, I will absolutely come back to him without thinking twice.“

Client in Miami, Florida

“Chad is a kind and caring attorney who works tirelessly to help his clients. He is competent and thorough. He makes sure everything is up to date with current laws and he explains everything in a way so you can understand. I highly recommend him for your legal work.“

Client in Naples, Florida

“Chad advised me on a few business formation issues earlier this year, and I could not be more appreciative of his services. His real world experience in the business world coupled with his grasp of the law make for an invaluable advisor. I highly recommend his services.“

Client in Tampa, Florida


How It Works

1. Submit your redomestication and securely pay

2. Schedule your included telephone consultation with our attorney who will address your questions

3. Our licensed attorney reviews for accuracy and completeness and submits your Articles of Redomestication and Organization and costs to the Florida Secretary of State

4. The Florida Secretary of State reviews and accepts your redomestication

5. Our attorney submits termination articles to close your business in your home state

 

Optional: Our attorney can prepare and submit your IRS change of address paperwork and open your Florida sales and use and payroll tax accounts.



At The Law Office of Chad D. Cummings, we have the unique combination of legal and accounting expertise, and we’re ready to help you navigate the complex process of moving your small business to Florida. Our team, led by a professional who is both a certified public accountant (CPA) and an experienced business attorney, is prepared to handle the intricate financial and legal concerns involved in such a move.

Why Redomesticate?


Operating a business in Florida without properly registering with the Secretary of State and dissolving the business in the former state can have potentially serious legal effects. Here are some examples:

  • 1. Legal Violations: Failure to register with the Florida Secretary of State can result in legal violations and penalties. Operating without the necessary business entity filing may lead to fines, legal actions, or even the shutdown of the business.
  • 2. Tax Consequences: The business might be subject to taxation in both states, potentially leading to unnecessary taxation. This can significantly impact the company’s finances and result in penalties for unpaid taxes if the company fails to terminate its business filing in the former state.
  • 3. Legal Liability: Operating without proper registration may limit or even eliminate the liability protection that a formal business structure, like an LLC or corporation, typically provides. Owners could be personally liable for business debts and legal claims.
  • 4. Contractual Issues: The business may face challenges in entering into contracts or agreements in Florida without the proper legal standing. This can hinder growth and expansion efforts.
  • 5. Difficulty in Resolving Disputes: If legal disputes arise, the lack of proper registration can complicate the resolution process, making it challenging to protect the business’ interests.


  • Our firm focuses on redomesticating small businesses to the Sunshine State. Let us handle the complexities and technicalities.


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    What's Included for $995 (plus state fees):


    • ✔️ 15 minute phone consultation with Chad D. Cummings, Florida attorney and CPA (additional time available in fifteen minute increments at additional charge, if needed)
    • ✔️ Redomestication of one business entity from your former state to Florida
    • ✔️ Filing with the Florida Secretary of State to legally establish your business in the Sunshine State
    • ✔️ Filing with your former state's Secretary of State to terminate your business entity there
    • ✔️ All documents prepared, reviewed, and filed by a REAL Florida attorney and CPA (not an assistant or paralegal)

    What's Not Included (Available at Additional Charge):


    • ➖ Tax filings, tax account closures, tax audit assistance, and bookkeeping (if required; preferred referrals available at competitive rates)
    • ➖ Professional and local licenses (if required)
    • ➖ Employee benefit (e.g., health, retirement) plan design and implementation (available by consultation)
    • ➖ Executive compensation design and implementation (available by consultation)
    • ➖ Tax filings and account closures (if required)
    • ➖ Operating agreement review (starting at + $895)
    • ➖ IRS change of address (+ $225)
    • ➖ Florida payroll tax account creation (+ $245)
    • ➖ Florida sales and use tax creation (+ $250)

    Why Choose The Law Office of Chad D. Cummings?


    • ✔️ Enjoy peace of mind knowing that your documents are prepared, reviewed, and filed by a licensed attorney and CPA with Fortune 500 experience and a brick-and-mortar office, not by a fly-by-night non-attorney (and possibly illegal) online service
    • ✔️ Direct access to a real attorney by email (also available over the phone or face-to-face by appointment), not an assistant or go-between
    • ✔️ Complimentary, no obligation 15 minute phone consultation available before you buy
    • ✔️ Competitive, flat fee pricing available
    • ✔️ 100% electronic, online filing and communication (no snail mail)
    • ✔️ Electronic signatures by Docusign when needed
    • ✔️ Digital, flexible payment options (including cryptocurrency)
    • ✔️ Weekly email status updates included at no additional charge

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    Welcome to the Ultimate Guide to Moving Your Small Business to Florida:

    The Critical Role of a Business Attorney and CPA

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    Why Choose Florida for Your Small Business?

    Florida has consistently ranked as one of the best states for business due to its pro-business policies, diverse economy, and lack of personal income tax. As a business owner, you can take advantage of the state’s conducive business environment, and our seasoned attorney-CPA can help make your transition seamless and profitable.

    The Complexity of Moving Your Business

    Moving a small business to another state isn’t as simple as packing up a truck and changing your address. It involves a number of legal and financial procedures, such as registering your business in Florida, understanding the state’s tax laws, and complying with labor and employment regulations. It’s a delicate process that requires the guidance of an expert who is both an attorney and a CPA, familiar with the landscape of Florida’s business environment.

    Legal Expertise: More Than Just Filing Paperwork

    A common misconception is that moving a business simply involves filing the necessary paperwork with the new state. While this is a critical step, it is just the tip of the iceberg. You’ll also need to consider several legal factors, such as updating your operating agreement, ensuring compliance with Florida business laws, and dealing with interstate litigation if issues arise during the move.

    As an experienced business attorney, our lead professional has a deep understanding of the complex legal landscape in Florida and can guide your business through each step of the move.

    Financial Expertise: Maximizing Your Financial Efficiency

    Florida’s tax structure is different from other states. As a CPA, our lead professional has an in-depth understanding of these nuances and can help your business strategize to maximize tax efficiency.

    Whether it’s advising on how Florida’s lack of personal income tax can impact your business, explaining sales tax implications for your specific industry, or assisting with tax planning and compliance, our CPA expertise will ensure your financial matters are handled professionally.

    One Firm for All Your Business Needs

    By choosing our law firm, you’ll enjoy the benefits of having a professional who is both a business attorney and a CPA at your service. This dual expertise allows us to handle all the complexities of moving your small business to Florida, making the process smoother and more efficient. It saves you the trouble and expense of hiring separate professionals for your legal and accounting needs.

    Conclusion

    Moving your small business to Florida is an exciting opportunity, and our law firm is committed to making the process as seamless as possible. With our unique combination of legal and accounting expertise, we can navigate the complex financial and legal terrain involved in a business move.

    Whether you’re just starting to consider a move or are ready to make the leap, we’re here to provide guidance every step of the way. We pride ourselves on our personalized service, tailored to meet the specific needs of each client. Let us help you successfully move your business to Florida—reach out today to get started.

    Key Takeaways:

    • Florida is a highly attractive destination for small businesses due to its pro-business policies and diverse economy.
    • Moving your small business to Florida involves complex legal and financial procedures, requiring the guidance of an experienced attorney and CPA.
    • Our law firm offers unique, dual expertise to handle all the intricacies involved in a business move.

    By partnering with us, you can make your move smoother, more efficient, and more profitable, while ensuring you remain compliant with all Florida state laws and regulations.

    The Best of Both Worlds: Legal and Financial Services under One Roof

    Operating a small business is a delicate balancing act between managing financials and navigating legal hurdles. When you’re considering moving your small business to Florida, the complexities can multiply. The advantages of working with a firm where your attorney is also a CPA are immense.

    With legal and financial advice from the same source, you’re assured that these two crucial aspects of your business move are handled in tandem, eliminating the risk of miscommunication or information falling through the cracks. Our expert not only understands how to move a business to Florida legally, but also knows how to structure it financially for success in the new environment.

    Get the Best Guidance: Expert, Integrated Services for Your Florida Move

    Our firm’s approach to providing integrated legal and financial services ensures that we address all aspects of your move to Florida. From completing all the necessary paperwork for establishing your business in Florida to helping you understand the state’s tax structure, our combined attorney-CPA services are designed to ensure a seamless transition.

    Our legal expertise is invaluable for updating your operating agreement to comply with Florida laws and dealing with any litigation issues that arise during the move. Our financial acumen ensures your business leverages Florida’s unique tax advantages and operates with maximized tax efficiency.

    Plan Your Move with Confidence

    With us, you’re not just getting a service; you’re getting a strategic partner. Our goal is to use our unique blend of legal and financial expertise to help your small business thrive in its new Florida home. We take the time to understand your business and develop a personalized strategy for your move, helping you make informed decisions every step of the way.

    A Seamless Transition to Florida Awaits

    In conclusion, moving your small business to Florida presents an exciting opportunity for growth. By engaging our law firm that combines both legal and financial expertise, you can make this move with confidence. Our integrated approach ensures a smooth, efficient, and legally sound transition, so you can focus on what matters most—growing your business in the Sunshine State.

    Embark on your new business journey with peace of mind. Reach out to us today and discover how our dual expertise can make moving your small business to Florida a successful and profitable endeavor.


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    Remember:

      • Florida offers a conducive environment for small businesses with its favorable tax structure and pro-business policies.
      • Moving your small business to Florida requires expert guidance in both legal and financial aspects.
      • Our law firm, led by a professional who is both an attorney and CPA, provides an integrated service to handle all the complexities involved in a business move.
      • By partnering with us, you streamline the moving process, ensure legal compliance, and maximize financial efficiency, setting your business up for success in Florida.

    Meet Chad

    /Florida Attorney and CPA

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    I am an attorney and Certified Public Accountant serving Florida and Texas.

    Previously, I served in operations and finance with the world’s largest accounting firm (PricewaterhouseCoopers), airline (American Airlines), and bank (JPMorgan Chase & Co.). I have also created and advised a variety of start-up ventures.

    I am a member of The Florida Bar and the State Bar of Texas, and I hold active CPA licensure in both of those jurisdictions.

    I also hold undergraduate (B.B.A.) and graduate (M.S.) degrees in accounting and taxation, respectively, from one of the premier universities in Texas. I earned my Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees from Florida law schools. I also hold a variety of other accounting, tax, and finance credentials which I apply in my law practice for the benefit of my clients.

    My practice emphasizes, but is not limited to, the law as it intersects businesses and their owners. Clients appreciate the confluence of my business acumen from my career before law, my technical accounting and financial knowledge, and the legal insights and expertise I wield as an attorney. I live and work in Naples, Florida and represent clients throughout the great states of Florida and Texas.

    If I can be of assistance, please email me at chad@cummings.law, or click here to set up a free meeting.