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Corporate & Finance
Having a strong partner on your side means knowing your needs will be most effectively serviced throughout your corporate transaction. It means knowing that you are protected, that your counsel has done the requisite due diligence, and that you are getting the best possible deal. At our firm, we partner with individuals and the businesses they run to help service all of their corporate and transactional legal needs on a local, national and international scale.
Knowing that each business and each situation is different, we tailor our approach to your company’s unique needs. Our status as a boutique law firm allows us to partner with and service our clients in this manner. We choose transactions and business matters selectively and provide our clients with a level of personal service not often found at larger law firms. We enjoy servicing the corporate needs of businesses of all sizes and in all industries-from start-up companies just forming a business plan to larger, established businesses undergoing growing pains. We regularly act as an outside counsel for corporate clients, working with their in-house counsel to address all of their legal needs. The firm is a leader among area law firms and specializes in start-ups, contracts, licensing, employment agreements, government contracts, mergers & acquisitions, franchising, and private securities.
More detailed information about our Corporate & Finance practice is available on pages in this website dedicated to specific practice areas, the links to which are found in the menu on the left. This page provides a general overview of legal information relevant to businesses.
Business and Commercial Law – An Overview
Business law and commercial law are broad legal topics that encompass general corporate law, commerce, finance, consumer transactions, and the formation, management and corporate compliance of business entities. Some of the more important areas of commercial law include sales, secured transactions (UCC), negotiable instruments, capital, and debtor and creditor law. Business law overlaps with commercial law, but also includes the formation and management of business entities.
Formation and Management of Business Entities
The proper formation, corporate compliance, and management of business entities are important areas of business law, and are critical to the success and protection of a company and its owners. There are a variety of common business organization forms. However, most businesses are well served by a variation of one of the four major organizational forms. These major forms include: (1) the sole proprietorship, (2) the partnership, (3) the limited liability company, and (4) the corporation. Each form has its specific advantages and pitfalls. A core focus on liability and tax implications should guide a new business owner in his or her selection. We regularly assist start-up companies determine which entity form will best meet their needs.
For extremely detailed information about the various types of entities and issues involved in selecting the correct one, visit our Entity Selection Guide page. Or, you can download a PDF version of our Entity Selection Guide by clicking here.
We also help our clients with matters related to franchises, and we provide detailed information on the services we provide on our franchises page. As seasoned intellectual property attorneys, we know that the true value of a franchise is often in the brand identity. We help our clients maintain this brand identity through copyright and trademark. We also serve as counsel for them in franchisee relations, in the drafting and review of franchise documents, and in franchise-related any related litigation.
Our firm has a substantial Government Contracts practice, representing primes and subcontractors in almost every industry. From the single owner subcontractor to large prime contractors, our firm has the experience, expertise and resources to protect our clients’ interests in the government contracting space. For more information, please review our Government Contracts page, or simply contact us for more details.
General Business Support
At Solicitor Valencia , we assist our clients with a wide range of matters to help keep their businesses protected and make them successful. We often assist clients with stockholder buy-sell agreements, operating agreements and partnership documents. We draft employment and independent contractor agreements, as well as noncompete agreements for business owners and their employees. We also negotiate such contracts on behalf of the employee or contractor. We also advise on matters of dissolution of corporate entities, mergers & acquisitions and a wide variety of general corporate matters for businesses ranging in size and maturity to privately-held start-ups to publicly traded companies.
Our client portfolio includes a national sports league, software development and biotechnology companies, and an international manufacturer and distributor of allergy assessment technology. We are a leader in handling private equity investment transactions, purchases and sales of businesses, and many other standard and unique business transactions. We work very hard to accommodate our clients’ needs on their schedule.
Your ideas can be the key to business success. Whether you have created an invention that should be patented, designed a corporate logo, or want to protect a trade secret, our corporate transaction lawyers can guide you through the right procedures. We offer intellectual property portfolio management, trademark filing and monitoring and a number of IP protection and prosecution services.
For more information, please see our Intellectual Property page.
The Sale , Lease, and Distribution of Goods
Contracts for the sale, lease, and/or distribution of goods are primarily governed by state law. However, most provinces have adopted the Uniform Commercial Code (“UCC”) with regard to these topics. Our solicitors have a tremendous amount of experience with the UCC can help you with your questions.
Secured Transactions and Negotiable Instruments
Secured transactions and negotiable instruments are two important areas of commercial and business law. In a secured transaction a borrower agrees that the lender may take collateral owned by the borrower should the borrower default on a loan. It is a way to secure a loan. A negotiable instrument is a writing that promises the payment of a fixed amount of money. Both of these areas are essential to modern business loans and everyday transactions. Solicitor Valencia has the experience and expertise to efficiently assist your business with your secured transaction.
Debtor and Creditor Laws
Credit allows people to obtain working capital in exchange for promise to pay in the future. Credit is vital to our commerce system and is used every day by businesses and consumers. An understanding of the law governing credit is vital to protect your business and personal interests, whether you are the creditor, a business owner, an entrepreneur, or a lending agency. Solicitor Valencia corporate lawyers regularly work with our bankruptcy attorneys to address the needs and answer the questions of our clients regarding the pros, cons and implications in obtaining financing, or providing financing to a business as an investor or lender.
Some of our solicitors have been previously Bank trustees and we can get you a loan form Spanish Banks under request.
Call today and schedule a consultation with one of our corporate attorneys to explore how our firm can help meet your business needs.
For more information about business and commercial law, or to set up a consultation with one of our lawyers, please contact us. All legal consultations are strictly confidential under lawyer-client privilege.