Corporate Law

Whether you are a small start-up shop, growing business, or a large corporation with complex capital and shareholder relationships, we can help.

Our attorneys have more than 100 years of combined legal experience and can assist you with your corporate legal issues from formation and choice of entity decisions to exit strategy.

Preserving your profits and protecting your corporate assets and property is our main focus and we employ a wide range of tactics to meet that objective. Our comprehensive legal representation includes counsel in matters, such as:

  • Business formation — To ensure compliance with California business laws, we prepare and file all necessary documents after determining which form will be the most advantageous for your business; S-corporation, C-corporation, partnership, limited liability companies or LLP.
  • Business planning — We minimize exposure to liability and taxation, and create mutually beneficial executive exit strategies, when appropriate.
  • Business operations — Our lawyers regularly provide legal counsel on day-to-day operations, employee/employer issues, and general corporate legal counsel.  We prepare business contracts covering all variety of relationships and sale agreements and address regulatory compliance issues and advise on employee and shareholder issues.
  • Business relationships — The attorneys at Patton & Sullivan LLP can help steer you and your business through the fog when it comes to resolving employee-employer disputes, vendor and customer disputes, licensing and contract issues, non-competition and confidentiality agreement issues, buy-sell agreements, and shareholder issues.
  • Intellectual property – Our team will help you and your business protect what’s yours, control access and aggressively litigate unauthorized uses. For details, see intellectual property.

Our diverse experience includes representing various business entities in disputes such as securities fraud claims, director and officer liability, executive compensation disputes, licensing issues, trade secret theft, unfair competition, franchise agreements, dissolution of partnerships and corporations, royalty agreements, lease issues and buy sell agreements.

Contact us by email or call our office at 925-600-1800 for a confidential consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. Evening and weekend meetings are available.