Legal Advice for Businesses

Although businesses provide different services and products, most share common challenges that require thoughtful legal solutions. These problems range from everyday issues to the exceptional, from lease agreements to business disputes and litigation. The Law Office of Charles Staveley works closely with clients to prevent these issues through proper planning, and works to solve problems as they arise.

Choosing business structures

One of the most common legal problems facing a business is determining the type of business entity to form. This pivotal decision can have major tax implication, affects legal liabilities, and ultimately the profitability of the business. We can advise you on the advantages and disadvantages of each business structures including the following:

  • Corporations
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships

Once the appropriate form for your business is selected, we will ensure that all required corporate formation documentation is completed and filed properly, and ensure that your company is following the proper procedures to maintain its entity status.

Business transactions

The Law Office of Charles Staveley works closely with clients to develop business strategies, solutions and procedures to achieve the most advantageous results. We represent organizations of all sizes, both domestic corporations and foreign businesses seeking to enter the American marketplace. We counsel and represent clients on a wide range of transactional matters including:

  • Planning, organizing, and selecting the best business structure
  • Formation of the business entity
  • Common legal agreements, such as contracts and leases
  • Counseling regarding crucial business decisions, such as structuring major acquisitions or sales
  • Winding down and dissolving a business
  • Corporate restructuring
  • Financing
  • Franchising
  • Intellectual property protection
  • Joint ventures
  • Leasing
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Secured transactions

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact the Law Office of Charles Staveley (626) 432-5425.