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Our corporate law practice deals with the legal formalities of a business. After business formation, there are other legal documents that clearly establish the direction and management of the business. Our Turlock, California corporate law firm can guide your company in corporate governance and operations matters.

 

Corporate bylaws: From day-to-day operations to succession planning, the bylaws can set governing standards.

Mergers and acquisitions, subsidiary formation: Axel Gomez can help you through the financial, management, and risk assessment issues associated with expanding your business.

Minutes of the board: Keeping track of board discussions and decisions is essential to effective corporate governance - and to meeting legal obligations. Your corporate law attorney can assure your compliance.

Long-term risk assessment: In all corporate decisions, our business law firm can assist you in assessing the risks of internal and external factors affecting your business.

Commercial real estate transactions: If your business is purchasing real property, we can guide you through the due diligence necessary for responsible corporate governance.

Shareholder meetings: We can assist you in planning and documenting shareholder meetings to assure legal compliance and effective shareholder relations.

 

As your corporate legal counsel, we can guide you through predictable and unpredictable matters including regulatory issues, or what to do in the event of looming business litigation, and providing insight into corporate dissolution alternatives.

Setting up a new business requires an ability to see the big picture, envision the future, and, at the same time, focus on a myriad of details.

If you need a business setup lawyer who is available for big and small issues, who cares about the success of your enterprise, and who has in-depth experience in business matters from contracts to risk management and litigation, contact our business formation law firm.

 

Choosing a business entity: The right business entity selection will give your new business a solid foundation for growth. The optimum entity for your business depends on the nature of your business, your objectives and goals, the people involved, and the risks involved. The most frequent entities recommended for businesses are an LLC (limited liability company), a corporation, or a partnership. Other available entities include sole practitioner, LLP (limited liability partnership), small business S corporations, traditional business C corporations, family closed corporations, and nonprofit corporations. T

Setting up operations: Your new business needs corporate by-laws for corporate governance, policies and procedures, and related documents. Our business startup law firm can help you establish the legal foundation for your operations.

Providing for the on-going health of the company: Every new business should have competent legal and accounting counsel.We are proud of our long-term relationships with businesses that we once knew as startups. We know corporate law well, and we can continue to help you with the on-going legal matters your business faces

Corporate bylaws: From day-to-day operations to succession planning, the bylaws can set governing standards.

Mergers and acquisitions, subsidiary formation: A Slater Kennon & Jameson business lawyer can help you through the financial, management, and risk assessment issues associated with expanding your business.

Minutes of the board: Keeping track of board discussions and decisions is essential to effective corporate governance - and to meeting legal obligations. Your corporate law attorney can assure your compliance.

Long-term risk assessment: In all corporate decisions, our business law firm can assist you in assessing the risks of internal and external factors affecting your business.

Commercial real estate transactions: If your business is purchasing real property, we can guide you through the due diligence necessary for responsible corporate governance.

Shareholder meetings: We can assist you in planning and documenting shareholder meetings to assure legal compliance and effective shareholder relations.

 

As your corporate legal counsel, we can guide you through predictable and unpredictable matters including regulatory issues, or what to do in the event of looming business litigation, and providing insight into corporate dissolution alternatives.

Our business law firm also has substantial experience representing both plaintiffs and defendants in contract dispute litigation. Contact Axel Gomez today if you need thorough, meticulous legal service to help with any contracts, including:

 

  • Employment contracts
  • Mergers and acquisitions contracts
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Licensing agreements
  • Distribution agreements
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Non-competition and non-disclosure agreements
  • Business assets purchase and sale agreements
  • Trade secrets agreements
  • Trademark, copyright, and service mark agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Professional services contracts
  • Premises and equipment leases

 

Axel Gomez will negotiate and draft your contract to ensure your interests are secured and protected. We will also pursue or defend a breach of contract case in which you are involved as either a plaintiff or a defendant. If you need legal representation for a breach of contract, or if you need to ensure that your interests are protected in a contract you are about to sign, contact Axel Gomez today for experienced, dedicated legal service.

Contact our business law firm for experienced advice on corporate law matters.

Business Litigation Center - Frequently Asked Questions

What does litigation of business disputes involve?

Litigation means filing a civil lawsuit to resolve a dispute. The process includes finding an attorney, filing a suit, conducting discovery, arguing pretrial motions, presenting the case at trial, and sometimes appealing the judgment. At any point throughout the litigation process, the parties may negotiate to settle the case.

How can a business dispute be resolved without traditional litigation?

Alternative dispute resolution (ADR) is the name for various means of settling disputes, including arbitration and mediation, without undergoing traditional litigation. ADR is a popular way to resolve business disputes because it is usually less costly and quicker than traditional litigation.

What is the difference between arbitration and mediation?

Arbitration is similar to a trial in that the parties present their respective arguments to a neutral arbitrator who makes a decision, presumably predicting how a court would decide. Mediation consists of an unbiased, trained mediator hearing the parties' arguments and attempting to offer a mutually acceptable compromise. Mediators often succeed by facilitating calm, reasoned discussion between the parties and offering them an unbiased view of the merits of each side's case.

Are decisions by mediators or arbitrators binding on the parties?

The results of arbitration are usually binding only because the parties usually sign a contract before beginning arbitration in which they agree to be bound by the decision. However, the parties can forego such an agreement, in which case the arbitration would be nonbinding. Mediation, on the other hand, is typically nonbinding. The result is more like a suggestion for a reasonable compromise, but if the parties are not satisfied they may continue to litigate in court.

How are arbitration and mediation decisions appealed?

Mediation decisions are really not appealed at all because they are merely nonbinding suggestions. Binding arbitration decisions are appealed in whatever manner the parties agree beforehand to allow appeals. Most commonly, the parties do not agree to allow appeals at all, making the initial arbitration decision final.

 

What are "class actions?"

In a class action, a large group of similarly situated plaintiffs sues with one or a few plaintiffs serving as representatives of the group. By consolidating many cases into one, the judicial process is more efficient and plaintiffs can bring suits that individually would be impractical.

Can businesses be plaintiffs in class actions?

Yes, they can. Just as a business individually can sue a person or another business, many similarly situated businesses or people can form a class to file a class action.

How do lawyers charge legal fees for litigating class actions?

Most often, lawyers representing plaintiffs in class actions charge a contingency fee. In a contingency fee arrangement, a lawyer agrees that he or she will only be paid if the plaintiffs collect money, and the lawyer takes an agreed percentage of the amount collected. This arrangement is beneficial for the clients because they do not incur risks in paying litigation costs and there is a great incentive for the lawyer to win the case.

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