The highly experienced business attorneys of Structure Law Group, LLP assist clients in San Jose, Silicon Valley and throughout California with any legal matter your corporation may face. We provide quality legal advice and assistance throughout every stage of corporate operations, from guiding you through the important decision of which corporate entity is best for your business to dissolution of your corporation when the time arrives. Our corporate attorneys are experienced in developing and implementing creative structures to help position our clients so they receive the maximize value in each transaction. Daily we guide both early-stage and mature corporations through challenging situations.
Helping you with corporate formation
We understand that your budget may be a concern during the start-up process, so we offer assistance with incorporation at an affordable fixed fee to give you peace of mind.
We will carefully evaluate your situation from a legal standpoint and advise you on the choice between forming a C corporation or an S corporation, or converting from one to the other. We also advise our client on which state to incorporate in. 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.
We provide many services related to corporate formation including initial incorporation and filings with the following entities:
- Secretary of State
- Department of Corporations
- Internal Revenue Service
- Franchise Tax Board
- Employment Development Department
- Any other relevant organizational requirements.
We work to ensure that you are in compliance with all legal requirements and additionally help to draft, negotiate, and review important corporate documents. Such documents include articles of incorporation, bylaws, shareholders agreements, stock option plans, among others.
Providing valuable assistance during operations
SLG’s business attorneys will continue to provide valuable legal assistance throughout the operations of your corporation. We represent public and private companies while structuring each transaction to help our clients maximize leverage to meet their immediate needs as well as their long term business goals. For example, we regularly help corporations with the following matters:
- Contract drafting, review, and negotiations
- Hiring and firing employees
- Drafting confidentiality agreements and NDAs
- Annual and special meetings of the board of directors and the shareholders
- Minutes, resolutions, and consents
- Dispute resolution
- Corporate litigation
- Any other actions necessary to protect the company and maintain the corporation’s liability shield.
We also assist with dissolution or sale of the corporation when the time is right. We work closely with our corporate clients to make sure all of their records are in order to maximize their value on a merger or acquisition and ensure their best interests are protected.
In addition to advising established businesses, SLG’s attorneys also advise start-up companies with a wide range of needs including:
- Raising capital
- Creating multiple classes of stock
- Establishing stock option plans and issuing options
- Working towards an exit strategy
We strive to help your start-up succeed from the very beginning and to ensure you make the best decisions when starting your corporation.
Our skilled corporations attorneys have personal experience in corporate ownership and we pride ourselves on providing practical advice to shareholders, officers and directors on a variety of legal matters. Structure Law Group can assist with California corporations, Delaware corporations, and corporations in other jurisdictions as appropriate.