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Business Formation Attorney

Starting a business takes more than a good idea. The next step is to actually create the business structure. However, if you do not form your business correctly or create it as a separate and distinct entity, you may be exposing yourself to a great deal of legal liability. The advice of a knowledgeable attorney can be an invaluable asset in protecting yourself as you start your new business venture.  See our fictional blog entry demonstrating the dangers of failing to limit your liability.

The law regarding business entities has been evolving for many years. Today, there are many choices when it comes to the form of your business, which can include Limited Liability Companies (LLCs), General Partnerships (GPs), Limited Partnerships (LPs), Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs), S Corporations, C Corporations, and more. Each type of business entity has different characteristics, different benefits, and different downsides. Additionally, the laws governing each type of business entity can be vastly different and are often complex. Of these governing laws, some can even be modified by the agreement of business associates.

In addition to finding the best type of entity for your business, the next step is to file the correct paperwork with the correct government agency to create the business. Once the business form is created, there may be other local, state, and federal permits, licenses, certificates, and applications that are required for you to operate your business in California or a particular city within California. Between Business Registration Certificates, Point of Sale Registration, and Seller’s Permits, among others, navigating through the forms and requirements can be quite burdensome and confusing to those without experience.

The Law Office of Ian Van Leer can help. From the initial filings with the Secretary of State, to drafting Operating Agreements and Partnership Agreements, our firm can help you protect your personal assets and your business with the right entity type. Once your business is formed, we can also help you file and submit the required permits, forms, certificates, and licenses you may need for your particular business and your particular jurisdiction.

If you are thinking of starting a business, contact The Law Office of Ian Van Leer at (510) 208-1954 or (415) 906-9486 to learn how you might protect yourself and see the useful resources we have provided.

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Contract Drafting & Review

A careful and precisely drafted contract can be a valuable and coveted business tool. At the same time, a flawed contract can leave you susceptible to liability and without recourse if the other party fails to perform as promised. Contract law is an extensive and complex area of law with many intricacies and potential for complication. Sometimes, even, an oral contract is not enough and a written one is required to protect your rights.

The Law Office of Ian Van Leer will advise and counsel you through the negotiation, drafting, revision, and review of your contracts. We provide carefully crafted legal documents containing your desired terms, as well as additional legal terminology necessary to protect your interests. We work with you to identify additional terms and necessary clauses, and will help you understand your rights and obligations arising from each provision. The risk of an incorrectly drafted contract is to leave you without any legal recourse or protection, and is not worth it.

We can help. Contact The Law Office of Ian Van Leer today at (510) 208-1954 or (415) 906-9486.

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Personal Injury & Negligence Attorney

As an area of law, personal injury covers a wide variety incidents and accidents. The goal of a personal injury case is to ensure that an injured person is adequately compensated for the losses they incur at the hand of another, whether that is hospital bills, automobile repair costs, physical therapy payments, or another type of loss or expense. If you are injured because of the intentional or negligent act committed by any other person or by a business entity, you may be entitled to compensation for your injury and resulting medical expenses, damage to property, and/or pain and suffering.

The Law Office of Ian Van Leer can help you collect what you are legally entitled to, whether your injury is the result of an automobile accident, slip-and-fall, or another type of negligence or tort claim. The Law Office of Ian Van Leer provides strategic and personalized legal representation, and offers flat fee, hourly, and/or contingent rates for civil litigation matters.

Any person is capable of committing a negligent act at almost any time. After an injury at the hands of another person or business, the services of a knowledgeable attorney like Ian Van Leer can be invaluable in learning, understanding, and pursuing your legal rights. Contact The Law Office of Ian Van Leer today to learn how you might recover for your losses or damages.

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