San Mateo business law attorneys, Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP assists individuals, national, and international clients in San Mateo, Silicon Valley and throughout the San Francisco Peninsula in the full range of business law matters, including entity formation, transactions, and litigation.
When starting a new business, one of the most significant decisions a business owner must make is determining the appropriate type of business entity structure for the new venture. California's Secretary of State website provides information regarding business formation, including the following entity options:
- Limited liability company (LLC)
- General partnership
- Limited partnership
- Limited liability partnership (LLP)
- Sole proprietorship
The type of entity selected will have significant tax and legal liability implications for the business. Our California estate planning attorneys assist clients in determining the appropriate type of entity, preparing and filing the documents required to register the entity with the California Secretary of State, and preparing any necessary entity formation documents, including shareholder or operating agreements, purchase agreements, contracts and leases, and employee agreements.
Once a business is formed, it must be able to conduct transactions which ensure the stability and profitability of the venture, and make acquisitions or mergers to expand profitability or market share. Our attorneys have the experience to protect our client's interests in every transaction. We know how to draft contracts to ensure that a business is protected if any disputes arise, and apply our knowledge and negotiation expertise to make certain that every transaction makes financial sense for our client. The firm's experienced transactional attorneys assist clients in a range of business matters, including all of the following:
- Construction contracts
- Consulting agreements
- Dissolution agreements
- Employment agreements
- Security agreements
- Shareholder agreements
Our attorneys have developed significant expertise in the area of business litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a range of business-related disputes, such as those involving:
- Breach of contract and other contract disputes
- Breach of fiduciary duty
- Partnership disputes
- Shareholder disputes
- Vendor-vendee disputes
- Trade secrets
- Real estate disputes
- Bankruptcy litigation
- Employment litigation
The San Mateo estate planning attorneys at Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP provide dedicated and cost-effective representation in all business litigation matters, regardless of the complexity of the issues, the size of the client's company, or the strength of the client's adversary.
Experienced Business Law Representation
For experienced advice and representation in connection with business formation, a business transaction, or a business litigation matter, contact Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP.