Helping Businesses With Business Formation
Starting your own business is one of the most exciting ventures in life. You have probably dreamed about forming your own company for years, and now it is becoming a reality. As thrilling as it may be, there are critical legal and tax implications to consider before and during operations of your own business.
The first step to starting a business is to form its legal structure. A skilled business formation attorney is essential to ensuring the process goes smoothly. Since 1994, the attorneys at Lawrence R. Jensen & Associates have helped numerous clients throughout the Greater Bay Area from all backgrounds and industries start new businesses. We have an in-depth understanding of the needs of new business clients. We will provide the legal services needed to establish a new business correctly.
Helping New Businesses Form And Thrive
The first step to starting a company is to decide on the business structure or form.
The forms of business structures in California include:
- Sole proprietorship
- General partnerships
- Limited liability company (LLC)
- S corporation
- C corporation
Each of these business forms operates under its own tax structure and liability laws. Our lawyers know California business law and can fully explain the benefits and risks of each structure. We guide clients through a smooth legal process, keeping their goals our priority.
Providing Quality Legal Services To Small Companies
We provide full commercial legal services with personalized attention. We also offer legal counsel in these areas of business:
- LLC formations
- Buying or selling a business
- Commercial leasing and real estate
- Contract law
- Employment law
- Joint venture agreements
- Consulting agreements
- Shareholder agreements
- Dispute resolution
- Trade secret protection and misappropriation
- Corporate governance
- Unfair business practices
Our experienced small-business lawyers will get to know you, understand your business goals and then offer solutions to help you attain the results you want.
Explore How We Can Help Form Your Business
We guide clients through every detail of selecting and forming a business entity, including contract preparation. Consult with an experienced legal advocate who will represent your best interests.