Your business is our number one priority.  Our full service practice is grounded in our total commitment to your transaction. 

We represent all forms of business entities, including:

  • Closely-held and publicly-held corporations
  • Not-for-profit corporations
  • Limited liability companies
  • General and limited partnerships
  • Sole proprietorships

Our talented team has completed challenging mergers and acquisitions, complex compliance issues, and developed multifaceted tax strategies.  We offer practical counseling to help you navigate all types of corporate concerns from business formation, employment and consulting contracts, securities law compliance and commercial financing documents. 

Our Expertise

  • Business licenses and other operational matters
  • Termination and dissolution of businesses, including all related insolvency and bankruptcy issues
  • Mergers, acquisitions and dispositions
  • Spin-off and restructuring of business enterprises, including both asset and stock transfers
  • Securities offerings, including private placements, secondary offerings and Regulation D offerings
  • Preparation and filing of required state and federal securities reports
  • Negotiation of commercial financing documents and other operating agreements
  • Licensing and other arrangements for the use of business names and other intellectual property rights

We provide guidance and advocacy on a broad range of business disputes, including disputes among shareholders, partners, and members of business entities; between customers and suppliers (including bankrupt customers and suppliers); disputes regarding intellectual property rights, (including patents and licenses and trade dress rights); employment disputes; and disputes arising in connection with the issuance of securities. We also handle disputes involving commercial credit facilities and real estate secured debt, and counsel our clients in connection with the restructuring of troubled loans.

Our corporate maintenance professionals ensure that client-related entities are always in compliance with regulatory and public agency requirements.  The firm currently supports several hundred entities for some of the largest developers of commercial space in California, with real estate deals ranging from single-family residences to $30 Billion commercial office portfolios.  We provide corporate services for clientele of all levels of complexity, from simple single-member or single-shareholder entities, up to and including multi-billion dollar, publicly-traded REIT's. 

The Corporate Team

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