2000 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Suite 250, San Mateo, CA 94403-1271 • Phone 650-341-2900
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We help clients navigate through the intricacies of the legal system

Our San Mateo business law attorneys at Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP assist individuals, national clients and international clients in San Mateo, the Silicon Valley and throughout the San Francisco Peninsula in the full range of business law matters, including entity formation, transactions and litigation.

Business formation

When starting a 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. The California Secretary of State’s website provides information regarding business formation, including the following entity options:

  • Corporation
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • General partnership
  • Limited partnership
  • Limited liability partnership (LLP)
  • Sole proprietorship

The type of entity selected has 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. For more information, visit our frequently asked questions page.

Business transactions

Once a business is formed, it must be able to conduct transactions that ensure the stability and profitability of the venture and make acquisitions or mergers to expand profitability or market share. Our San Francisco business lawyers have the experience to protect our clients’ 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 skills to ensure that every transaction makes financial sense for our clients. The firm’s experienced transactional attorneys assist clients in a range of business matters, including all of the following:

  • Contracts
  • Construction contracts
  • Consulting agreements
  • Dissolution agreements
  • Employment agreements
  • Security agreements
  • Shareholder agreements

Business litigation

Our attorneys have developed significant knowledge in the area of business litigation, representing both plaintiffs and defendants in a range of business law-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 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.

Contact us for 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. Our practice is concentrated in San Mateo County and San Francisco, but we also represent clients in the Silicon Valley, the San Francisco Peninsula and throughout Northern California. Conveniently located at the intersection of Route 92 and U.S. 101, we offer evening and weekend appointments as needed. For a complimentary consultation, contact us today at (650) 341-2900 or leave a brief message on our contact page.

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Fox, Shjeflo, Hartley & Babu LLP
2000 Alameda de Las Pulgas, Suite 250
San Mateo, CA, 94403-1271 USA
650-341-2900