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Corporate Law And Business Transactions

Menlo Park Business Law Attorneys

Our Menlo Park business lawyers provide focused, practical advice and mature judgment to individuals, families, entrepreneurs, licensed professionals, corporations, partnerships, and limited liability companies.

If you are starting a business, we can advise you on choice and formation of business entities. We can assist in the negotiation and documentation of relationships among founders, equity investors, lenders, shareholders, employees, consultants, and other stakeholders. We are experts in the transactional and regulatory aspects of private debt and equity financing, including venture capital financings.

How We Can Help

Once the business is formed, we can assist with operating contracts and issues, like commercial leases, licensing agreements, channel sales agreements, sales representative agreements, supply and development agreements, consulting agreements, alternative dispute resolution agreements, employment agreements, executive compensation and severance, independent contractor agreements and agreements related to the protection of company trade secrets.

When it is time to move on, we can assist in succession planning, and we are experts in mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, and sales of privately held companies.

Additionally, we can help when business relationships are changing or falling apart. From our offices in Menlo Park and San Ramon, we can advise principals seeking to work out disputes with other principals, and in buy-outs among partners. The possibility of enforcement of legal rights is always a point of leverage in such circumstances. But our objective is to avoid litigation where it makes business sense to do so. We can help with dissolution and winding up of a business entity.