If you represent clients in forming a California corporation, you should have a fee agreement that is specifically tailored for that type of work. Here are the necessary provisions to include. Continue reading
Were you able to keep track of the new legislative changes that will affect California businesses and business lawyers? Don’t worry, we did and here’s an overview of some of the key statutory changes you need to know about. Continue reading
The following is a guest blog post by April E. Frisby of Newmeyer & Dillion in Newport Beach, California. Her practice includes securities, business transactions, corporate law, and estate planning. April provides advice on capital formation, business strategy, and legal matters to entities and business professionals.
A question I am often asked by clients and practitioners alike is: Should I form a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC)? The answer depends on several things, including investment considerations, tax issues, and management preferences. Continue reading
The following is a guest blog post by Michael J. Thomas, a solo practitioner and founder of Creative Vision Legal, a Bay Area law firm offering legal services tailored to artists, musicians, and small business owners.
Finally, there’s been a case that substantively interprets California’s new LLC law, RULLCA. The case highlights a key remedial feature that distinguishes RULLCA from its predecessor, and clears up statutory ambiguities regarding the law’s effective date. Continue reading
When starting your own law practice in California, one of your first decisions is what business form to use—should your practice be a sole proprietorship, a partnership, or a corporation? Don’t underestimate the importance of this choice! Continue reading
A new law coming into effect in California on January 1, 2014 will govern the formation and operation of all limited liability companies (LLCs) in this state. It’s out with the old and in with the new! Continue reading
Internet start-ups are exciting ventures that can achieve remarkable growth on a shoestring. But smart entrepreneurs realize the value of hiring attorneys to form a legal entity for their start-ups, whether the entity is a corporation, partnership, or limited liability company. If a start-up comes to you for help, would you know the key pre-formation questions to ask?