Structure Law Group, LLP assists clients in San Jose, Silicon Valley and throughout California with all aspects of corporations including the most important decision of the initial choice of the proper form of entity, and then the choice between forming a C corporation verses an S corporation, or converting from a C corporation to an S corporation or vice versa.
We offer fixed fee incorporations for new companies in order to provide them with peace of mind in their start-up budgeting process. Our corporate formation services include the initial incorporation, related filings with the Secretary of State, Department of Corporations, Internal Revenue Service, Franchise Tax Board, Employment Development Department and other organizational requirements. We also assist with dissolution or sale of the corporation when the time is right. We work with our corporate clients to make sure all of their records are in order to maximize their value on a merger or acquisition. In addition, SLG’s business attorneys assist with contract negotiations, hiring and firing employees, annual and special meetings of the board of directors and the shareholders, minutes, resolutions and consents, and other actions necessary to protect the company and maintain the corporation’s liability shield.
In addition to advising established businesses, SLG’s attorneys advise start-up companies with their needs including raising capital, creating multiple classes of stock, establishing stock option plans and issuing options, and working towards an exit strategy. SLG’s attorneys have personal experience in corporate ownership and we pride ourselves on providing practical advice to shareholders, officers and directors.
Structure Law Group also assists with the formation of nonprofit corporations, including applying for 501(c)(3) or other tax exempt status with the Internal Revenue Service and the Franchise Tax Board.
Structure Law Group can assist with California corporations, Delaware corporations, and corporations in other jurisdictions as appropriate.