Business licensing: The first step in doing business by Robert J. Kresslein

If you are an entrepreneur, no day compares to the day you start a new business. It is the intersection of one’s dreams and accomplishments, an equally electrifying and daunting opportunity. In theory, starting up seems straightforward: you develop an idea, create a business plan, execute that plan and put the ideas into action. In practice, however, starting a business involves considerable effort and requires a vigilant attention to details. That means, among other things, making sure you have obtained all of the entitlements required at the state, county and local levels. Failure to make the initial filings or to secure necessary business licenses may result in undue delays in the startup process. Lack of caution could completely derail your best-laid plans. Worse, mistakes could result in fines, penalties, or even disqualification from doing business. It is therefore vitally important to understand the levels of licensure and regulatory oversight that a founder faces. Click here to read more on Frederick News Post  

About Robert J. Kresslein

Robert J. | 240.772.5113 Robert J. Kresslein is with the Frederick law firm of Offit Kurman, P.A. The firm’s lawyers assists business owners in every part of the entrepreneurial lifecycle, from forming a startup and navigating the regulatory maze to providing advice for growth and succession planning. Robert J. Kresslein focuses his practice on estate and business planning and commercial real estate transactions. He is currently President of the Maryland Bar Foundation, and Trustee of Sheppard & Pratt Health Systems, Inc. Bob also serves as Treasurer of the Maryland Democratic Party and has served on various national, state and local campaign committees.


Offit Kurman is one of the fastest-growing, full-service law firms in the Mid-Atlantic region. With over 100 attorneys in seven offices serving Washington DC, Baltimore, Philadelphia, Wilmington and Northern Virginia, the firm is well positioned to meet the legal needs of dynamic businesses and the people who own and operate them. At Offit Kurman, we are our clients’ most trusted legal advisors, the professionals who help them to maximize and protect their business value and individual wealth. In every interaction, we consistently maintain our clients’ trust and confidence by remaining focused on their objectives to help them achieve their goals. You can also connect with Offit Kurman via FacebookTwitterGoogle+YouTube, and LinkedIn. WASHINGTON | BALTIMORE | FREDERICK | PHILADELPHIA | WILMINGTON | VIRGINIA