Starting a Small Business/letterhead


do many companies use preprinted letterhead for the first sheet of a letter and then regular paper for subsequent sheets?

It is very common for companies to only use printed letterhead for the first page of a letter and use unprinted sheets for subsequent pages.  However, when you say "regular paper" I would say that in many companies, including my law firm, the second sheets are of the same paper stock as the first page.  In other words, if the company's letterhead is printed on a Crane or Strathmore 24 lb paper stock, the second sheets are the same stock.  It looks less professional if the the second sheets are plain white 20 lb copier paper.

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David K. Staub


I am a business and tax attorney and have spent more than 35 years assisting people in starting a wide variety of businesses. I can answer questions about the basic differences between the various entities available to new businesses, including limited liability companies, corporations, S corporations and partnerships. I can provide guidance in other areas facing start ups, such as hiring employees, signing contracts and obtaining necessary licenses. I can also direct people to sources for answers to specific legal questions which cannot be answered in a forum of this nature.


I have an extensive practice in the mergers and acquisitions area and have been involved in the tax and legal issues on hundreds of business transactions.

Staub Anderson LLC
Illinois business attorneys

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-Buying/selling business
Securities Law
Tax Law
Technology Law
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Illinois State Bar Association; Chicago Bar Association (former Chairman of the Corporation & Business Law Committee and former Chairman of the Mergers and Acquisitions Subcommittee; former Executive Committee member, Federal Tax Committee and Chairman of subcommittee on general tax issues); Keystone Foundation (Trustee); Association for Corporate Growth; Midwest Entrepreneur Forum; Midwest Association of Alpha Delta Phi

Commerce Magazine; YLS Journal; ISBA Section of Taxation Newsletter

Harvard Law School, J.D., 1977; University of Illinois, B.S. in Accounting, with highest honors, 1974

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