Our experienced attorneys can help you meet your goals and grow your business.
We develop solutions through a partnership that delivers.
We are experts at anticipating areas for potential disputes and tailoring business and tax plans to avoid problems or litigation. We work with all types of businesses, no matter the size, and are familiar with international taxation and multi-jurisdictional tax planning.
The documents that you need to start a business will depend on the type of business you decide to create. If you decide to start a sole proprietorship, you don’t need to file any organizational documents with the state. To create a general partnership, you do not need to file documents with the state, but it’s advisable to have a written partnership agreement. To establish a limited liability partnership, you must file a registration with the California Secretary of State. To create an LLC, you will need to file Articles of Organization and appoint a registered agent. You should also prepare an operating agreement. To form a corporation, you must file Articles of Incorporation with the California Secretary of State and appoint a registered agent.
From business formation and startup to general operations to mergers, acquisitions, and buyouts, we have the experience you need in the formation and funding of corporations and limited liability companies (LLC), as well as family limited partnerships. We advise clients on a broad range of corporate matters, including business formation, litigation of disputes, business ownership transfer, and company dissolution.
BUSINESS FORMATION & FUNDING
If you’re starting a business, you want to get off on the right foot with the proper structure and documentation. A solid legal foundation makes your business more attractive to investors and lenders, and it facilitates day-to-day management later for partners and employees. It also makes it easier to expand when the time is right. Let us assist you with your startup elements:
- Limited Liability Company Formation
- Operating Agreement
- Partnership Formation
- General Partnership Agreement
- Limited Partnership Agreement
- Equity Sharing Agreement
- For Profit Corporate Formation Document (Articles of Incorporation)
- Non-Profit Corporate Formation Document (Articles of Incorporation)
- Private Placement Memorandum
- Promissory Note
We are as invested in the daily operations of your business as we are with getting it off the ground. We provide businesses of all sizes with an array of general operations services, from employee retention to stock bonus agreements. As well as counseling our clients on property issues and government regulations, we provide lawsuit support, including depositions, settlements, and litigation in court. Our operations services include, but are not limited to the following:
- Minutes and Resolutions
- Independent Contractor Agreement
- Employment Agreement
- Employee Handbook
- Employee Counseling Statement
- Performance Review and Planning Forms
- Deferred Compensation Agreement
- Non-Disclosure, Non-Competition, Non-Solicitation Agreement
- Equipment Lease Agreement
- Simplified Commercial Lease
MERGERS, ACQUISITIONS & BUYOUTS
When it’s time to merge with another business or engage in an acquisition or buyout, we can provide the expertise you need to make the transition as smooth as possible and to ensure your business has the legal protection it needs.
- Buy-Sell Agreement
- Equity Purchase Letter of Intent
- Equity Purchase Agreement
- Pledge Agreement
- Redemption Agreement
- Asset Purchase Agreement
Throughout all of these stages, we will work with you to formulate the best tax strategies for your business. Our goal is to minimize the tax burden for you and to make sure you are always in compliance with state and federal laws.