You are making the ideal connection if you are looking for a business planning and litigation lawyer in Santa Ana, CA. We go the extra mile to exceed the expectations of our clients, and we can assist with a wide range of business-related matters.
Business Entity Formation
When you are establishing a business, you should consider the importance of asset protection. Sole proprietorships and general partnerships are simple, but the owner or owners are responsible for business debts and other liabilities.
If your business is targeted by creditors or another type of litigant, your personal property would not be protected. Conversely, if you are personally sued, your business would be vulnerable. This is a risk that you simply cannot take.
You can utilize a limited liability company or a family limited partnership to create a shield between your personal property and your business. These entities are widely used by small businesses, investors, and some professionals.
In addition to the asset protection, you enjoy pass-through taxation when you have either one of these structures. This means that you can claim your business profits and losses on your individual tax returns.
A corporation is another possibility, and it can be difficult to understand which one is right for you. We can gain an understanding of the size and scope your business and explain your options so you can make fully informed decisions.
At the end of the process, you will go forward with a properly formed business entity that will provide tax efficiency and protect your assets.
There are a number of legal steps that must be taken to establish a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. This is a process that is difficult to navigate if you have no previous experience, but this is an area of specialization for our firm.
Negotiations and Contracts
If you need a business planning attorney to participate in a negotiation, we are here to help. We can also be called upon to draw up contracts of all kinds, and we can review and interpret contracts on your behalf.
Disputes can sometimes arise after a contract has been finalized. You may have legal recourse if something goes awry after the fact, and we represent clients that are involved in all types of contract disputes.
From discrimination laws to safety standards, wage and hour regulations, the Family Medical Leave Act, and protections against sexual harassment and whistleblower retaliation, we understand the thousands of often complicated federal and state statutes and are dedicated to protecting the rights of both employers and employees.
Class Action Lawsuits
A class-action lawsuit can have a devastating impact on your organization. If your business is being targeted, we can provide the advocacy you need to mitigate the negative impact.
Business fraud can come in multiple different forms. Sometimes a business partner will defraud another, and there can be fraudulent inducement or misrepresentation. We can be engaged to represent plaintiffs and defendants in fraud litigation cases.
Contact a Santa Ana, CA Business Litigation Lawyer!
In addition to the business planning and litigation matters listed above, we also handle cases that involve intellectual property, real estate, insurance coverage disputes, and more.
If you are ready to schedule a consultation, contact us today!