The Law Offices of Laura A. Davis provides legal advice and planning services to business clients seeking to establish, operate, and grow a business. This includes initial structuring and the creation of legal entities including:
- Professional Corporations
- Limited Partnerships (LP)
- Limited Liability Companies (LLC)
- Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP)
- Joint Ventures
Whether your venture is better served by a corporation, limited partnership, or limited liability company (LLC), Laura can advise you on effective ways to secure your assets and nurture the long-term health of your business.
Laura also brings creative solutions for the development of your businesses and the resolution of legal problems to save both money and time for a variety of organizations. Business representation services include:
- Forming corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies
- Drafting asset purchase and sale agreements
- Drafting stock purchase and sale agreements
- Providing representation in contract negotiations
- Overseeing business mergers
- Developing shareholder agreements
The Law Offices of Laura A. Davis: Dedicated to the immediate and long-term success of your business.
Handling Business Law Matters In California
The following article will cover:
- Areas of business law that the firm can assist with, including: business formation, ongoing maintenance, and contract review.
- When to consult an attorney and a CPA when starting a business, and the importance of an attorney’s understanding of trust administration and planning.
- Different entity options to choose from, including sole proprietorship, corporation, LLC, and limited partnership.
What Areas Of Business Law Can Your Firm Assist With?
Our firm can assist with various aspects of business law, including:
- Business formation: Corporations, partnerships, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies (LLCs).
- Ongoing maintenance: Corporate minutes and other entity-related tasks.
- Contract review: Assistance with reviewing and understanding contracts.
For areas outside our expertise, such as labor law, we can refer clients to trusted professionals who specialize in those fields.
When Starting A Business, From What Point Of Planning Process Should I Hire An Attorney?
You should consult an attorney before starting a business. It is also beneficial to discuss your plans with a certified public accountant (CPA) to determine the most tax-efficient entity type for your situation. The attorney’s understanding of trust administration and planning can be particularly helpful in properly funding a trust with the necessary business documents.
What Are Different Entity Options To Choose From?
The main business entity options include:
- Sole proprietorship
- Limited liability company (LLC)
- Limited partnership
In some cases, entities can be nested, such as an LLC serving as the general partner of a limited partnership. The choice of the best business model depends on your goals and consultation with both an attorney and a CPA.
What Proactive Measures Should We Have In Place To Protect Ourselves From Potential Litigation And Other Issues That Can Arise?
To protect your business from potential litigation and other issues:
- Maintain your corporate entity and treat it as a separate legal entity.
- Seek expert advice in areas such as labor law, copyright, and other specialized fields when needed.
By staying proactive and working with experienced professionals, you can minimize potential risks and ensure your business operates smoothly. For more information on Handling Business Law Matters In California, an initial consultation is your next best step.