Start-Ups and Small Businesses

About

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.

Practice Areas

Our attorneys assist clients with a wide-variety of legal issues, across numerous areas of business and law.

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.

Securities

Our clients need advice regarding stock options and stock grants, various funding phases, and valuing stock at different phases of the company’s existence.

Corporate Governance

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.

Corporate Governance

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.

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.

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.