We help plan the future of your business. We’ve found that when you plan, it can help avoid costly disputes
down the line.

Corporate Formations

The decisions made during corporate formations can profoundly affect your business during its life cycle. The planning of how profits will be divided, tax implications, and personal liability disbursement are crucial to the success of any business. We have significant experience creating corporate formations for businesses all over California. Choosing the right business entity for your venture can provide tax benefits as well as tax consequences. Each type of entity has its own distinct set of advantages.

• C-Corporation

• S-Corporation

• Traditional partnerships (limited and general)

• Joint ventures

• Subsidiary formation

• Professional Corporation (PC)

• Limited Liability Company (LLC)

• Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)

In the event of a dispute, our business litigation team is here to assist you.

Business Succession Planning

As Ben Franklin used to say, “an ounce of prevention beats a pound of core.” Nowhere is that more applicable than business planning.

In our legal practice, we have found that a majority of disputes could have been resolved by proper planning. The benefits of preparation result in major savings in time and money for both business owners and business successors. Whether you’re selling your business, transferring its ownership, seeking retirement, or navigating a bankruptcy or liquidation, we can offer guidance you can trust from well-versed business minded attorneys in regard to the allocation of your business’ structure, assets, and tax obligations.

The prospect of starting a new business is exciting, but it can quickly become overwhelming due to all of the decisions that need to be made. At each step in the process, careful consideration needs to be given to your priorities, and to reaching and even surpassing the goals that you have set for your business. A business plan assists you in determining the potential needs of the business, but also to anticipate problems that may arise as it goes forward.

Our team of skilled and experienced business attorneys at Law & Stein, LLP can act as guides for you as you proceed through the steps to planning your business venture. Together with your financial advisor, we will provide advice on how to maximize your opportunities for growth while minimizing your risks.

Tax planning is an important component to creating any sound business plan. Both federal and state tax issues need to be taken into consideration when establishing a new business. Our attorneys are well-versed in the various complexities of both federal and state tax laws, and can assist you with structuring your business to help maximize both your financial as well as your operational success.

Mergers & Acquisitions

Mergers & Acquisitions are an essential growth strategy in the business world. We have the experience and resources to successfully complete the largest and most complex purchase or sale of any business. We have helped business owners sell their businesses for more than $15 million. We are able to be of counsel in every aspect of a transaction, such as financing, regulatory approval, due diligence, and valuation.

In the event of a dispute, our business litigation team is here to help you navigate.

Business Transactions

We pride ourselves on always prioritizing the best interests of our clients at the forefront of what we do; this includes the best interests of their businesses. We’ve found that the key to avoiding future costly disputes is to put the right contracts in place early on and place strategizing language in business transaction documents. We draft, review, and negotiate all types of contract, including employment contracts, employee handbooks, and severance agreements. If a party breaches a contract, we have a comprehensive and successful litigation department that can handle the matter.

We are also available to serve as general counsel. With Law & Stein, LLP as your legal partner, the expense of in-house counsel and the risk of foregoing proper legal advisement can be eliminated. We are cost-effective legal advisement for your business as needed.

Real Estate Transactions

Our firm knows the importance of Real Estate to your business, especially with the fragility of the market. Taking precautions by hiring attorneys to protect your interests in all transactions is essential these days. We can assist your business with all real estate matters including:

• Purchases

• Sales

• Exchanges

• 1031 exchanges

• Foreclosure

• Leases

• Gifts

• Zoning & Land Use

• Development

When facing a dispute, we can represent your business in real estate litigation.