Our Transactional Practice
For major business law transactions, it is critical to work closely with an attorney. Our firm represents businesses in many transactions, including:
Creating or changing a business structure: When starting a business, it's important to choose the type of entity that best matches your goals. There are a variety of entities to choose from, including Limited Liability Companies (LLC), partnerships, sole proprietorships, and corporations, each with advantages and disadvantages. Our attorneys can help you choose the appropriate entity for your organization in accordance with California law. We will prepare your organizational documents, including articles of incorporation, bylaws, and operating agreements, as well as provide ongoing legal advice as your business grows and your needs change.
Managing a business: For existing businesses, we help with mergers conversions, adding or removing officers, directors and investors, and other changes to the corporate structure.
Drafting contracts: Our attorney drafts, reviews and advises companies on different types of contracts.
The sale or purchase of a business: Selling or purchasing an existing business is a complex transaction, potentially involving real estate transactions and entitlements, business licenses, reseller permits, and state, local and federal government authorities, as well as other issues. We can develop an effective strategy that meets your needs.
Professional licensure issues: Professional licenses are a necessary part of doing business in certain industries. Our attorney is familiar with the licensing boards in California and can help you comply with the applicable regulations to get and maintain the license you need.
Our Dispute Resolution Practice
While businesses can take effective measures to minimize the likelihood of litigation, disputes can arise at any point. Our law firm approaches contract disputes by looking at alternative dispute resolution (ADR) options such as mediation or arbitration. ADR frequently helps clients get positive results without spending substantial legal fees in litigation.
In addition, we handle employment-related transactions and employment litigation for businesses. With our level of experience and skill, we are the only law firm many of our clients will ever need.