Business Law

When starting a business, it is vital to select the optimal organizational structure. The form of entity selected for the conduct of a business greatly impacts the daily operations of the business. Consequently, the form of entity can also effect income taxes and liability exposure. Such consequences effect not only the business but also its owners. Hence, it is highly advisable to consult a business law attorney to assist you in making all the right decisions.

Our highly experienced team of business tax lawyers at Shatford Law has assisted hundreds of clients with this step for incorporation of a business. Our team of experienced corporate business lawyers will review the individual facts in each situation and recommend the best entity and the different elections or options available under each. The types of entity include:

  • Limited or general partnerships
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLC)
  • Corporations
  • C or Sub-S

Our services extend beyond the simple selection of an entity. Our dedicated teams of business law attorneys and business tax lawyers are involved right from the initial conference and decision-making, through document preparation and filing with appropriate authorities, to post-formation activities such as preparation and adoption of bylaws and director/shareholder resolutions. After a startup business is underway, we can assist further with any business and commercial law matters or litigation that may arise.

Our team of corporate business lawyers at Shatford Law can provide a full range of services to California businesses. Since we opened our doors in 1947, the business law attorneys at Shatford Law have been assisting entrepreneurs in the operation of their businesses. We can help you avoid future legal problems through proper planning.

Among the numerous services provided by Shatford Law include:

  • Contracts: drafting, negotiating, and reviewing all types of contracts, whether under the purview of corporate business or private
  • Building or acquiring facilities or equipment
  • Business mergers or business acquisitions
  • Purchase or sale agreement for goods and services
  •  Labor and employment: developing policies, procedures, plans and agreements concerning employees and independent contractors
  • Compliance with the constantly growing array of rules, regulations, codes, ordinances, statutes and laws affecting businesses
  • Listed offerings of securities
  • Employment agreements, management contracts
  • Strategic business planning
  • Incorporation of a business
  • Post-incorporation needs: employment agreements, standard contracts for goods and services, or the acquisition of new or additional real estate for the conduct of business
  • Business litigation
  • Employee Handbook preparation and review
  • Commercial real estate
  • Business tax planning and litigation
  • Financial planning

Since we opened our doors in 1947, the business law attorneys at Shatford Law have been assisting hundreds of businesses and entrepreneurs with such legal issues. We have the experience and ability characteristic of a Wall Street firm, but give our clients the close, attentive service characteristic of a Main Street firm.


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