As top San Francisco business attorneys, we see first hand that the Bay Area has one of the best business communities in the United States. Local to international businesses call their home here. As one of the best San Francisco Bay Area business law firms, our clients range small local businesses to international companies. We love working with our clients to best serve their particular needs.
While the needs of each business are different from another’s, there are typical issues. Choosing and establishing the correct entity type is the first step to having your business running correctly. Failing to do so may result in higher tax liability and/or potential personal liability.
Properly maintaining the correct business structure is the crucial step to avoiding potential personal liability for the business’s owners. Far too frequently, we see corporations and LLC’s that fail to hold and document their meetings. Reviewing and properly correcting business books and records is not just a best practice, it is a necessity to prevent personal liability.
Putnam Gordon, P.C. understands that businesses sometimes let these items slip, so we are willing to work with you to get them back on track.
Reach out to me by email or phone 415.986.7200 for a free initial consult.
Typical Issues for Top San Francisco Business Attorneys: Best Bay Area Corporate Lawyers
Beginning a business or a startup is exciting and consuming. There are also many legal perils that businesses contend with. Entrepreneurs need to be focused on building their businesses not learning how to practice law. We can advise your Bay Area startup on issues such as –
- Best Business Formation for Your Company: Intelligently choose between the various entity types, like C-Corporations, S-Corporations, Limited Liability Companies (as known as LLCs), Limited Partnerships, Partnerships, or a Sole Proprietorship. California, Delaware, or somewhere else. Make an informed decision on the jurisdiction of incorporation.
- Funding to Grow: Are you planning on bringing in outside money. Do not underestimate the importance of compliance with the state and federal securities laws. We can help with debt or equity financing including common stock or preferred stock issuances, traditional debt, or convertible debt.
- Trade Secrets, Copyright, Trademark, and Patent Issues. Most Bay Area businesses have intellectual property to safeguard. Be sure that you have legal advice on how to protect your IP.
- Mergers and Sales. Here in the San Francisco Bay Area businesses are frequently bought and sold. Be sure that you have the right business attorney represent you if you are a buyer or seller of a business.
Top San Francisco Business Attorneys: Best Bay Area Corporate Lawyers
In summary, whether you are a local Bay Area business or an international company looking to do business in California, reach out to one of our top San Francisco Bay Area based attorneys for a consultation.