San Diego Business Law
The Law Offices of Steven Brian Davis have over 35 years serving as business law attorneys in North County, San Diego. As a small business ourselves, we understand the importance of a personal touch when dealing with all of your business law needs. Our goal is to maintain long-term relationships with our clients so that we can comprehensively understand how to put your interests first.
Entity formation is a process which offers a lot of choice – how do you know which choice is the best? As business law attorneys we can give you advice about which entity operation to use, including limited liability companies (LLCs), sole proprietorship, C-corporations, S-corporations, and more. Because this is the cornerstone of your business, it is important to have an advocate who understands your needs and how you can be best served by the options at hand.
Business agreements come in all shapes and sizes, and an experienced business law attorney can be present both to review your agreements and to negotiate on your behalf. Because we value long-term relationships with our clients, the Law Offices of Steven Brian Davis is ideally suited to provide a range of services with any sort of business agreement.
With a whole new world of technology and service-based economy, once your intellectual property is protected (such as through copyright, trade or service mark), it can be exploited through licensing and royalty agreements. Because each small business is as unique, each licensing agreement should be just as unique. Business law attorneys are adept at creating the licensing agreement that will represent your interests and save you money in potentially costly litigation down the line.
Customer agreements (also called service agreements) are agreements between two parties for services over a certain period of time. This can include such office-life norms as maid service, information technology (IT) service, document shredding services, and so on. But more importantly, these service agreements also lay out how you will serve your clients. Poorly written service agreements can result in you working for free; business law attorneys will draft a customer agreements that protect your rights and serve your clients effectively.
A buy/sell agreement is essentially your contingency plan for your business should a partner or principal leave the business, either expectedly (selling their share of the business) or unexpectedly (for example, in death or divorce). Just as you would plan your private estate, a business law attorney can help you to execute a plan for your business should a partial change of ownership happen. Buy/sell agreements not only protect you and your partners’ interests, but also the investment in your business, allowing it to operate normally if an unexpected event occurs.
Employment agreements can be an incredibly useful tool for a small business. Because you have the flexibility that a larger company does not, you can tailor your employee contracts to fit their needs while also benefitting your company. From benefits packages to severance agreements, a good business contract lawyer can help you to attract top talent by making an attractive employment agreement. In most cases, those agreements also incentivize your employees in a better way for a small business and can save you money.
General partnership agreements can be used for a variety of situations, including LPs or LLPs, while venture agreements are usually used for short term (or one-project) endeavors. Either option provides a fledgling business with unique tax benefits. Schedule a consultation with Law Offices of Steven Brian Davis to determine which option works best for your partnership