San Diego Business Formation Attorneys
Most people who are starting a business want to get moving on their plans and do not want to be hindered by complex legal procedures. However, the legal decisions you make early on can play a major role in determining how things go later.
At the Watkins Firm, we strive to make the business formation process straightforward and stress-free for you regardless of the entity you choose. This means we serve both individual entrepreneurs and those embarking on a joint venture. For a free, no-obligation consultation to discuss how we can help you, contact a San Diego business formation lawyer at our firm.
Choosing an Entity and Drafting Key Agreements
The formation of a business entity is the first step toward determining how the business will be managed and controlled, as well as the relationship between it and its owners and investors.
Our experienced business law attorneys can help you explore your options and choose an appropriate California business entity to meet your goals, including
- Corporations (subdivided into C and S corporations)
- Limited liability companies (LLC)
- Limited liability partnerships (LLP)
- Professional corporations (such as Medical practices)
- Nonprofit entities and 501(c)(3)
- General and limited partnerships
- Business Organization – Frequently Asked Questions
Business formation is not, however, just about choosing an entity and registering with the secretary of state. Many entities require the drafting of articles of incorporation, bylaws, operating agreements and other documents that can have a significant impact going forward.
Making Sure Joint Venturers Are Personally Protected
If you are getting involved in a joint venture, it is particularly important to take steps to protect your personal assets and decide how the business or investments will be managed.
Our attorneys can counsel you on how best to pursue your personal goals through appropriate business entity selection and the drafting and negotiation of agreements between co-owners or investors, such as buy-sell or shareholder agreements.
Retain an Experienced California Joint Venture Attorney
We look forward to helping you get your business off the ground with an eye toward its future prosperity and your own personal protection. Contact our California joint venture lawyers to discuss your options.