Start-Ups and Small Businesses
BLG hired to represent one of the leading P2PL companies in the U.S. in commercial contract dispute |BLG replaces firm to represent prominent San Francisco real estate developer in commercial landlord/tenant litigation |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 |Partner James Soncuya advising tech start-up investor on deal transactions |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 retained to represent construction company in labor and breach of contract law suit | Benjamin Law Group retained to advise a healthcare company in a consulting deal and negotiate consulting agreement | Benjamin Law Group advising and consulting with founder of start-up beverage company | Benjamin Law Group advising and representing children’s education center in labor and employment dispute | Benjamin Law Group retained to represent life insurance franchisee in discrimination and breach of contract litigation | Benjamin Law Group advises multi-millionaire hedge fund manager on litigation against a big five accounting firm | 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 elevated to Super Lawyer designation in 2016 after only one year of being selected as a Rising Star in 2015 |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 defend against multi-plaintiff wage claims and sexual harassment claims |Benjamin Law Group retained to protect client’s confidential proprietary information |
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.