The Law Offices of Philip H. Shecter, APC  serve as general counsel to a number of local, statewide clients ranging from small, privately-held entities to larger corporations.

Business Organization

Our lawyers design the most suitable form of business entity for the individual needs of our start-up clients. We consider and find answers to the following issues:

In the State of California, a simple classification of for-profit business entities includes Sole Proprietorship, General or Limited Partnership, Limited Liability Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Corporation. In addition to for-profit business entities, we also assist clients with the establishment and operation of not-for-profit corporations, such as academic and religious associations and private foundations.

  • Whether the business entity would protect personal assets from business debts and liabilities-
  • Whether the choice of business entity is sensible for tax purposes-
  • Whether the business entity will be realistically manageable
  • Whether the business entity allows for future growth

Business Transactions

Our experienced  business attorneys have extensive experience in all aspects of corporate transactions, including:

  • Asset and Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Contract Drafting and Review
  • Negotiating and Structuring Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Preparing Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Structuring and Forming Domestic  Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, Partnerships and Joint Ventures

Because the business world is dynamic, complex, and constantly changing, our lawyers take a big-picture approach, which greatly benefits our clients. We take a comprehensive view of each business entity and focus on issues that might otherwise elude the client, such as exit strategies and family business succession.

Contact Our Attorneys

Please contact us to set up a consultation with one of our experienced international business attorneys. All legal consultations are strictly confidential under attorney-client privilege.