Most of this risk can be limited by conducting business through a separate entity, a corporation.
In addition, California allows individuals to conduct business pursuant to a statutory Limited Liability Company. This has all of the benefits of a corporation, but without the strict requirements of the corporate formalities.
The Law Offices of Jeffrey T. Vanderveen also offers complete start up services. We will prepare your corporation’s articles of incorporation, bylaws, issue corporate stock, prepare and file for state stock exemption, issue corporate federal employee identification numbers, prepare your corporate minute books, issue corporate seal and hold the first meeting of the corporation to insure proper business protection.
The following selections offer certain benefits depending on your business needs:
- Limited Liability Companies
- General Partnerships
- Family Limited Partnerships
How Will You Transfer Ownership?
Prior to finalizing your incorporation, you must consider the means in which your business ownership will transfer. Ownership shares of corporations may transfer either voluntarily or involuntarily. We offer a full analysis of shareholder alternatives that must be considered early in the incorporation states, including:
- Buy/Sell Agreements
- Security Agreements
- Personal Guarantee
- Stock Repurchase Agreements
- Shareholders Agreements
- Stock Options
- Non-Competition Agreements
- Confidentiality Agreements