It is wise to consult a lawyer when dissolving a business, whether you’re simply shutting it down, declaring bankruptcy, or merging it with another company. Depending on the size of the company, you might need to consider who has the right to intellectual property (IP) such as company logo and tagline trademarks, and whether those rights need to be transferred or dissolved. A lawyer can help you take stock of IP rights, as well as client lists, liabilities, debts, stocks, assets, and permits. All of these loose ends must be tied up to protect you, your company, and your legacy.