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 and signed document 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.
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.
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 be modified by the agreement of business associates.
In addition to finding the ideal entity for your business, the next step is to file the appropriate paperwork with the certain government agencies. Once the business form is created, there may be other local, state, and federal permits, licenses, certificates, and applications required for you to operate your business in California or a particular jurisdiction 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) 645-1533 or (415) 906-9486 to learn how you might protect yourself and your business interests.