Free Legal and Business Advice: Do You Really Need an Attorney or a CPA to Start a Business?

So you want to start a business. Do you need an attorney or a CPA to begin? Can you get the business going and then use them when (or if) you need to? What are the first things you need and what can wait? How much should it cost?

In this unique tag-team Lunch & Learn, the dynamic duo of George Lough, attorney with Merolla & Accetturo, and Steve Bienenfeld, CPA will address these questions, and more.

George Lough says “I practice law.  I love to practice law. Law gives me the opportunity to help people navigate some of lifes’ most exciting, or most intimidating challenges. I practice business law because it provides me with the opportunity to be a part of the creation or support of a business in a very challenging business climate.”

Steve is widely known as the Pro-Active Tax Advisor. Steve provides “Aggressive, yet refined” tax advisory and accounting services. Steve’s practice is build around one goal: to help his clients pay the least amount of taxes while adhering to all tax laws, rules, and regulations. Steve does this by developing an intimate knowledge of each of his clients and applying pro-active tax strategies that are custom-tailored to each client’s needs.


Join us at The Hive RI at 650 Ten Rod Road in North Kingston, RI for this informational and valuable Lunch & Learn.


Based in the historic Lafayette Mill complex in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, The Hive RI co-working space provides inexpensive working space, conference and meeting areas and professional amenities such as copy machines, printers as well as high speed internet. Local artists, businesspeople, lawyers, engineers and other professionals come together at The Hive RI to work independently, but not alone. The Hive RI is open from 9-5, Monday through Friday, welcomes walk-ins and offers affordable rates for daily, weekly and monthly use. The Hive RI hosts weekly lunchtime networking events and is also available for group events at non-working hours. Call us at 401.295.5941 for additional information.

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