Our Extensive CA Corporate Law Service

Businesses today face many challenges, from compliance with governmental regulations and managing a workforce, to maximizing profits while minimizing costs.

At Kaufman McAndrew LLP, we help our business and corporate clients meet these challenges so they can stay ahead of their competition and succeed in today's marketplace. We provide practical, effective advice and counsel at every stage of a business life cycle, viewing each situation from both a legal and a business point of view.

Invested, Personal Service

We treat our client's business as if it were our own, and take a practical approach to addressing both the legal and the strategic issues our clients face on a day-to-day basis. At Kaufman McAndrew LLP, we have the knowledge and experience to guide your company through the full range of its business needs.

Your Business Partner and Advocate

At Kaufman McAndrew LLP we treat your issues and your business as if they are our own. We approach our corporate clients as business partners; assisting them with the full range of business challenges they face including corporate formation, management, growth, acquisition and succession. And, because corporate transactions often involve other legal disciplines such as labor and employment and real estate issues, our corporate attorneys regularly collaborate with lawyers in our other practice groups so that our clients receive full-service representation and advice. We also routinely collaborate with our client's financial advisors and other trusted advisors, keeping them well-informed and our efforts coordinated.

Committed to Your Values and Goals

At Kaufman McAndrew LLP we are committed to providing our corporate clients with highly efficient and effective representation of their business interests. As with all of our clients, we help our corporate clients avoid litigation through ongoing preventive counseling and risk assessment. We encourage our clients to pick their battles carefully, never lose sight of the big picture and to always consider a resolution, if possible. Of course, our attorneys can be aggressive and hard hitting if necessary, but we always, as a partner in business with our clients, execute a litigation strategy that has our client's best interests and bottom line in mind.

Our corporate services include:

  • Business formation
  • Strategic counseling
  • General business counseling and guidance
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Business dissolutions
  • Shareholder/partner/member disputes
  • Buy-sell arrangements
  • Strategic partnerships and joint ventures
  • General counsel and corporate compliance
  • Director and officer (D&O) counseling and representation

Whether you’ve been in business for numerous years or are planning on starting one, you’re bound to run into some legal issues at some point. But the knowledge and experience of a corporate law attorney will help guide you toward the successful resolution of all your corporate transactions and disputes.

The skilled Encino corporate law attorneys of Kaufman McAndrew LLP provide superior legal assistance and advice to businesses of all sizes throughout all the stages of their corporate operations – from figuring out which corporate structure is the most suitable for your business to the dissolution or sale of your business when the time comes. Our attorneys can also help with your business’s daily operations.

The following is some additional information about some of the corporate law services that our firm can provide.

Corporate Formation

We’ll carefully assess your specific situation through a legal lens to figure out which business structure will make the most sense for you. Factors that must be considered include the kind of business you have, your financing, and the number of business owners. We can also handle corporate formation tasks such as filings with all the relevant entities.

Our attorneys will make sure that your business complies with the necessary legal requirements and review, draft, and negotiate vital corporate documents, including articles of incorporation, stock option plans, shareholder agreements, and bylaws, among others.

Regulatory Compliance

Compliance is the complex process of making sure that your business is compliant with all the federal, state, and local legal requirements. Agencies that enforce regulatory compliance typically include:

  • Wage and labor regulators
  • Occupational Health and Safety Agency (OSHA)
  • Tax agencies
  • Securities regulators
  • Advertising regulators
  • Health departments

These regulatory agencies mandate require that corporations file reports, keep records, and make payments on time. When you work with our Encino corporate law attorneys, they will develop solid compliance plans for your business, prepare regulatory filings, and handle all communications with regulatory agencies should issues arise.

Business Operations

When working with us, we will continue providing valuable assistance throughout your business operations to ensure that you meet all your immediate needs and your long-term goals. We can handle the following tasks and more:

  • Drafting, reviewing, and negotiating various contracts
  • Hiring and firing workers
  • Drafting NDAs (non-disclosure agreements) and confidentiality agreements
  • Minutes, consents, and resolutions
  • Special and yearly meetings of the shareholders and board of directors
  • Acquisitions, mergers, and divestitures
  • Dispute resolution
  • Business dissolutions
  • Other actions needed to safeguard your corporation and maintain your liability shield.

Corporate Litigation

You will run into sticky legal issues and situations with potentially severe consequences at some point. Business disputes are unfortunately common and can arise from various situations. In some cases, the business’s financial security and reputation can be at risk, and a quick resolution is necessary.

When disputes threaten your business’s bottom line, negatively impact your reputation, or wreak havoc on your operations, our knowledgeable Encino corporate law attorneys can figure out the best solutions to your business woes. We have extensive experience in providing advice and representing businesses going through various business disputes, including, but not limited to:

  • Employment litigation
  • Unfair competition
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Contract disputes
  • Breach of fiduciary duty
  • Derivative lawsuits

Get the Answers You Need From Our Encino Corporate Lawyers

Whether you are looking for general business counseling and guidance, or representation when faced with litigation, Kaufman McAndrew LLP is here to help. For more information, call our office to schedule a meeting at 818-788-5767. Or fill out our online contact form and one of our attorneys will reach out to you.