Patrice Harper Joins The BLG Partnership Bringing Tremendous Experience To The Team |Allysa Villanueva Continues To Succed In Law And Motion Securing Key Wins For BLG Clients |BLG hired to complete initial formation and capitalization of Play Mode Beverage, LLC |Na’il Benjamin selected as a Super Lawyer, Top 40 under 40, Rising Star |Benjamin Law Group advising Over The Top broadcasting company on seed round of funding |Benjamin Law Group defending small businesses in Labor Code litigation brought by the City and County of San Francisco |Benjamin Law Group giving back to the community: http://blog.sfbar.org/2014/04/29/nail-benjamin-takes-on-mentoring-giving-back-and-being-a-working-parent/ |Na’il Benjamin recognized for diversity efforts: http://blog.sfbar.org/2014/10/01/marie-ma-and-nail-benjamin-honored-for-diversity-efforts/ |Na’il Benjamin honored at the 2014 BASF Barristers 6th Annual Diversity Reception: http://www.sfbar.org/calendar/eventdetail.aspx?id=B147313/B147313 |Benjamin Law Group serving as General Counsel to a technology-based ”over the top” broadcasting company |Benjamin Law Group advising Los Angeles Laker on asset protection and real estate investment |Benjamin Law Group retained to represent client services company in discrimination law suit |Benjamin Law Group advising and consulting with founder of start-up beverage company |Benjamin Law Group retains Donna Hankins as expert in negligence dispute |Benjamin Law Group advises new business owner on compliance with California’s wage and hour laws |Na’il Benjamin selected and added to the Global Directory of Who’s Who as a Top Lawyer in 2016 |Benjamin Law Group retained to protect client’s confidential proprietary information |BLG Obtains More Than A Half Of A Million Dollars For Client In Sexual Harassment Matter |BLG Obtains Substantial Six Figure Settlement For Employee Subjected To Racial Harassmet And Pregnancy Discrimination |Na’il Benjamin Selected To Join Team Of Founders And Serve As General Counsel For Thirving Tech Media Company |Na’il Benjamin Selected As A California Super Lawyer In Years 2016, 2017, 2018, And an Exciting Announcement To Come In 2019 |BLG Reaches Multi-Million Dollar Settlement Agreement On Behalf Of Employees |
Start-Ups and Small Businesses
President Obama has stated on numerous occasions that small businesses are “the engines of job creation and essential to strengthening our national economy.” The Benjamin Law Group is a small business, and our attorneys have owned other small businesses outside of the practice of law. We are entrepreneurs, and we truly cherish the opportunity to be a part of the creation, support, growth, and success of new and small businesses.
We also have the pleasure of serving as General Counsel to new and small businesses. In this role, we have the privilege of helping our clients grow while protecting them along the way. We become experts on their business and improve our ability to predict our clients’ business and legal needs. We love these partnerships with our clients, and we are honored to be selected to be their sword and shield.
Selecting and Forming the Appropriate Business Entity
We advise our clients on choosing between traditional corporations, LLCs, S Corporations, and partnerships. And then we help them form those entities at the earliest possible moment.
New business owners often need advise regarding fiduciary duties for Board members, officers, and directors; pursuing business opportunities consistent with the bylaws, operating agreement, and other corporate documents; and operating consistent with the voting rules, share ownership, meetings, and other formalities required to maintain protection as a legitimate business entity.
Our clients need advice regarding stock options and stock grants, various funding phases, and valuing stock at different phases of the company’s existence.
Partnership Agreements and Investor Agreements
The creation and growth of a company often times involves agreements between founders, investors, and other financial and business partners. We’ve litigated these issues, and gone to trial on them, so we know how to draft and negotiate these agreements to ensure our clients’ interests are protected.
Labor and Employment Policies and Practices
Our litigation and trial experience with labor and employment issues informs our ability to provide sound legal advice insuring your business complies with California’s wage and hour and workplace laws.
Contract Negotiations and Enforcement
Revenue and profitability rarely occur without some type of contractual relationship. We are here to help you with the terms of those contracts, and to help you enforce your contractual rights should the need arise.