Whether you are a seasoned entrepreneur who has opened many businesses or a first time business owner realizing a long-held dream, there are specific steps that need to be taken in the process of forming a new business in California. The manner in which these steps are handled at the outset can ultimately determine the success or failure of your business.
At Contreras Law Firm, we have provided counsel in the formation of countless startups and corporate spinoffs throughout the San Diego area and surrounding region. We have experience with the processes involved at every stage of business formation, and we will work with you to create a sound foundation from which your company can grow.
Selecting A Business Entity
We outline the pros and cons of each type of business entity and help you determine which is right for your particular situation. Making the best choice of business entity can have a significant impact on the success of the business.
How We Can Assist In The Formation Of Your Business
Whether you choose to establish your new business as a sole proprietorship, partnership, corporation, LLC, LLP or S corporation, we will structure your business with minute attention to detail and handle the legal and regulatory filings and document preparation. We will:
- Draft and file your articles of incorporation or organization
- Draw up bylaws and agreements
- Register your business name
- Obtain an Employer Identification Number (EIN)
- File S corporation elections
- Obtain required licenses and permits
- Serve as the registered agent for your company
Ongoing Legal Services And Transactional Support For Your Southern California Business
At Contreras Law Firm, our business law services extend far beyond business formation. If you are purchasing an existing business, we provide the necessary support in every phase of the transaction. We will assist with due diligence and the drafting of purchase contracts and agreements, provide legal services at every stage from purchase to expansion and growth, and even assist with formulating an exit strategy.
We offer business consulting and transactional support throughout the life of your business and handle disputes when they arise. We work diligently to protect the interests of your business in a plethora of ways, including representing you in contract negotiations, mergers, joint ventures, public offerings, real estate acquisitions, development, purchase or sale of real property, employment matters, and the safeguarding of your company's intellectual property rights.
Our lawyers have the detailed knowledge of California law as well as the skill and expertise to ensure the contracts and agreements that you enter into promote your best interests and are structured to place you in the most advantageous position going forward. We will work with you to implement strategies that seek to avoid employee-related issues, reduce liability risks and ensure regulatory compliance. In the event that litigation arises, we are fully prepared to advocate for your company's interests at all times.
Trusted Attorneys Representing Businesses Of All Sizes
Regardless of whether you are launching a small family business or running a multimillion-dollar corporation, the business attorneys at Contreras Law Firm offer personalized services precisely suited to your company's needs.
When you have an ongoing relationship with lawyers you trust, you will have the peace of mind that comes with knowing you have every legal situation covered. You can feel confident that, whatever happens, you have the legal support to handle it.
Call Contreras Law Firm today to schedule an appointment with an attorney for a free consultation to learn more about the many ways our skilled and knowledgeable legal team can support your business success, both now and in the future.Back to Top