Business Law in San Diego County
Business law is one of the most complex areas of civil law, and can have an effect on everything from the relationship between a landlord and a tenant, the formation of a new business, to the relationship between a business and its employees. As such, running a business without an experienced legal professional on your side who can provide general counsel regarding business matters, and represent you if an issue does arise, is ill advised.
At the law offices of Garmo & Garmo, LLP, we have over two decades of experience representing our clients in a wide array of business and commercial matters. Whether you are in the process of purchasing an on-going business, creating a new business, find yourself in a legal dispute, or just have a question about a contract or other area of business law, we can help. Please contact us today for a free consultation to learn more.
Our Business Practices Areas:
- Entity formation. Starting a business is no easy feat, and before you do, you need to understand the laws regarding new entity formation. In addition to helping you to determine which business type is right for you (corporation, limited liability company, limited partnership, general partnership, limited liability partnership, and sole proprietorship), we can also help you to file the appropriate forms, and understand the laws and tax consequences of your decision.
- Contract reviews. All businesses have contracts, and most have contracts with a variety of different parties. For example, you may have different contracts with your partners, shareholders, or employees; partners with companies from whom you lease equipment or business space; tenants; marketers; manufacturers; and a number of other parties. It is important that these contracts are reviewed by a competent California business lawyer before they are signed to ensure your best interests are protected. If you enter a contract without understanding the terms of the contract, you could put your business in jeopardy. In addition to reviewing a contract, we also handle breach of contract cases.
- Business licenses. Many businesses in California require a variety of licenses to operate. In addition to a standard business license–which provides your business with the legal right to sell tangible property–you may also need a license for certain types of products, such as food. We will review your business to determine all types of licenses that your business could need, and help you to secure those licenses in the appropriate manner. If you do not have a business license, call us today – operating without a license can have serious consequences. Some licenses that may be required depending on the type of business include: Alcoholic Beverage License (ABC), Fictitious Business Name Statement, Health Permit, EBT licenses, WIC, Lottery, Check-Cashing, Food Handler’s License, Entertainment License, Seller’s Permit, Bureau of Automotive License.
- Business litigation. When a business dispute arises, it is critical that you have an attorney on your side to help you understand and protect your rights. Our business litigation attorneys always try to solve matters out of court through negotiations and mediated sessions, as this is often a more affordable method, and one that may help to preserve business relationships. However, when negotiations are not possible, litigation may be your only option. We have courtroom experience, and a history of litigation success.
- Commercial lease agreements. We help businesses review, create and enter commercial lease agreements where they are acting as either the landlord or the tenant. These types of agreements are very important for ensuring the smooth operation of a business, and should always be reviewed by an attorney.
In addition to the business law practices areas listed above, we are also able to help you with a wide range of other business related legal services, including:
- Corporate and shareholder agreements;
- Formation of and compliance with bylaws;
- Non-compete agreements;
- Buy/sell agreements;
- Entity dissolution;
- Contract negotiation;
- Franchise Agreement;
- Indemnification Agreements;
- Owner-Contractor Agreement;
- Independent Contractor Agreement;
- And many more.
If you have a business law issue that you do not see listed above, please do not hesitate to call us. We are well-versed in a variety of business law matters, and will review your case for free. If we cannot help you, we can refer you to a legal professional who can.
The Importance of Working with a Business Attorney
Your business is more than just an entity that offers a product or a service in exchange for a financial reward; your business is a part of you. As such, a legal issue may not just result in the dissolution of your business, a costly fine or fee, or a significant loss of customers or/and profits; a legal issue could damage your reputation in the community, your personal finances, and your relationships with your business partners and employees.
If your business matters to you–as it surely does–you do not want to take any chances. When you are engaging in any business matter that has a legal component to it, you should discuss the matter with an experienced California business attorney. At the law offices of Garmo & Garmo, LLP, our attorneys will advise you and inform you of the law; collect, fill out, and file any documents on your behalf; explain to you your legal options; represent you in negotiations; review contracts; and litigate for you when need be.
Why You Should Choose Garmo & Garmo, LLP
Who you choose to represent you for your legal business matters is a big decision, as the outcome of a business matter could have a huge impact on your private and professional life. At the law offices of Garmo & Garmo, LLP, we have what you are looking for in a commercial business law firm. We have been representing clients for more than 20 years, and promise to provide you with:
- Customized legal solutions that focus on you;
- Personalized attention and around-the-clock services; and
- Quick response times – we will alwaysreturn your call within 24 hours.
Furthermore, we are highly skilled in California business law matters, have a large and talented staff to help us stay organized, and prioritize cost-effective solutions that are designed to protect you.
If you are a business owner, you need a lawyer. To learn more about why we are the best choice in El Cajon and surrounding areas of California, call us today. You can also get in touch by sending us a message using the intake form found on our website.