The firm’s business clients depend on us for assistance with a wide range of corporate and business law issues which include formation, dissolution, contracts, commercial transactions, employment, and more. The firm provides outside counsel services to its small and medium-sized clients as well.
The firm strives to go beyond providing legal services but to understand the overarching objective – the big picture. With that approach, we grow with the client.
Starting a business is a very important decision and our clients trust us for guidance. We offer a number of services when our clients are legally forming a business. We explain the business entity types, which include corporations (c-corp, s-corp, professional corporation, non-profit), limited liability companies, partnerships (general and limited), commercial trusts (business trusts), sole proprietorships, and other business entities. When assessing the business, we factor in the risk, indemnification, liability, employment, cost, maintenance, and many other issues that our clients face when forming a business. From our experience, our clients frequently are unaware that certain risks exist – potentially jeopardizing the business.
We understand that some businesses start with little or no legal advice. As a consequence, little has been done to ensure that the legal entity was in fact formed properly and corporate formalities have been followed. We provide a free assessment of the corporate/operating documentations and advise our clients what is needed. Our objective is to find and fill in the legal gaps of your business.
Our clients rely on our vast experience in commercial transactions, which include buying, selling, merging, and consolidation of business; asset purchase agreements; employment contracts; corporate/operating agreements; joint ventures; business licensing; product licensing; creation of special purpose entities; shareholder agreements; services and goods contracts; and much more.
With nearly a decade of experience, we offer a number of contracts-related services that encompass the complete contract spectrum. This includes risk assessment, strategic planning, RFI, RFP, initial drafts, negotiations, execution, and compliance. We review and draft contracts, provide legal opinions, assist during the negotiation phase of the contract, and more. Our objective is to ensure that all the legal relationships of the business are addressed so that the client can make an informed decision.
The Firm specializes in services-based contracts in several industries including technology, software, privacy, construction, small business, hazardous waste, non-profit, transportation, and more.
LABOR & EMPLOYMENT
With the expansion and complexity of California employment laws, our clients rely on us more than ever. We review and draft employment handbooks, agreements, policies, and address various day-to-day issues.
WILLS, TRUSTS, & ESTATE PLANNING
When it comes to estate planning, the Firm offers a number of services for individuals who are concerned about their estate. We carefully explain and recommend different options for our clients. Some individuals do not need any estate planning while others require a lot of attention.
The Firm selects only a few civil litigation matters. We provide legal representation in court, arbitration, and small claims, where possible. We assess the case, draft demand letters, litigate, negotiate a settlement, and more.
Many of our clients operate in heavily regulated industries and are in need of a legal resource. We offer guidance and interpretation in various industries such as electronic waste, data security, recycling, automotive, parts, and more.
PROBATE & ESTATE ADMINISTRATION
When a loved one passes, they frequently leave assets and liabilities that need to be addressed. We specialize in probate proceedings and estate administration – regardless of whether it’s contested or uncontested. We also specialize in probate in context of other countries (i.e. will drafted abroad but death occurred in California) and much more.
Many clients are in need of a systemized process to handle their sophisticated operations. We are compatible with management systems such as ISO 9001, ISO 14001, ISO 27001, ISO 45001, SERI R2, NIST, NAID, and others. The firm also provides custom management systems that are keyed to the exact needs of our clients. We take the most efficient components of the popular ISO systems and deliver them to our clients.
The Firm not only provides the necessary legal resources but provides business infrastructure consulting. It is one thing to provide a drafted contract, policy, or address an issue, but properly “delivering” it is a totally different issue – whether to a client, employee, or a vendor. The firm specializes in providing various delivery solutions in context of the services being rendered.
NON-PROFITS & CHARITIES
The Firm was founded on the premise that it must give back to the community. We address the complete spectrum of needs of a non-profit organization. We assess the purpose of the organization, the donation infrastructure, as well as the operations. We apply for a non-profit status with the IRS and FTB and address any regulations by the DOJ. We pick up where you left off!
Start-ups and specialty businesses are businesses that bring novel ideas to the community. Since they are new, they are not typically addressed by the existing and well-established legal system. As such, many start-ups are in legal blind spots. Since the idea is new – so is the law. Risk is a huge factor, and proper legal analysis and opinion are a must. We are here to connect your new business idea with the existing legal world.
OUTSIDE GENERAL COUNSEL
Most small and medium-sized businesses cannot afford to sustain a lawyer on payroll. The Firm offers a number of flexible arrangements to make sure the business is represented without spending a fortune. The Firm provides a realistic assessment of the actual needs of the business and offers a respective plan for its clients.
Generally, most businesses require a business license, and few can operate without a license. Businesses engaged in heavily regulated industries require a special business license.
REAL PROPERTY TRANSFERS
In context of estate planning, the firm specializes in transfers of ownership from one individual or entity to another. There are many considerations upon transfer of real property, especially taxation and reassessment.
Most business have a website. In fact, we encourage people to have their own domain, website, and online presence. However, with online presence, the business may be subject to laws and regulations.