Tustin California Business Law – Attorney Robert Wishner

Legal Services for New and Ongoing Businesses

The process of starting and operating a business is an exciting time, full of possibilities. To ensure the future success of your business, you will want skilled legal advice tailored toward your goals and your interests.

I help Southern California entrepreneurs establish sound structures and practices during the business formation stage so that they can make the most of current and future opportunities. If you need an experienced business law attorney, contact me to schedule a consultation at my Tustin law office.

Formation under a Business Model That Meets Your Needs

The first legal step in the business formation process is choosing which business type best meets your needs. The choice of a business entity can have long-term consequences and should be made carefully with the help of an experienced legal counselor.

I help clients make informed decisions by acquainting them with the advantages and disadvantages of the business forms available under California law, including the following:

  • Corporations
  • S corporations
  • Partnerships
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)

Once you have chosen a business entity, I can complete and file any necessary business formation documents on your behalf. I can also help you negotiate and draft agreements between business partners on the control and operation of the business, including buy-sell agreements, partnership agreements, joint property ownership agreements and lease agreements.

Careful Maintenance of Your Business Privileges

Once your business is up and running, you need to take certain steps to maintain its legal status and preserve the benefits of a limited liability entity. In addition to regular annual filings, there may be other aspects of your operations that you need to manage carefully in order to protect the business owners from such "veil-piercing" claims as shareholder disputes.

On an ongoing basis, business contracts and agreements must be carefully crafted to reduce risks. If you decide to dissolve or reconstitute the business at some point, you need to make sure the winding up process is done properly and legally.

I am sensitive to the fact that many businesses are concerned about the cost of legal services, and I always strive to offer options that fit my clients' budgets. Whether you are looking to hire a lawyer for a single task like business formation or build a long-term relationship with outside general counsel to govern your business’ day-to-day operations, don't hesitate to contact me.