Corporate/Partnership/LLC Law

We are a full service corporate law firm handling matters within the Los Angeles area, including the San Fernando Valley and Woodland Hills, as well as throughout California that can assist you with a wide range of corporate transactions, including, the formation and organization of business entities, counseling business entities, preparation of shareholder agreements, partnership agreements, operating agreements, and dissolution of entities.

Whatever your endeavor might be, selecting the proper form of business entity is crucial. 

First and foremost for most people is the protection from personal liability of the principals that could result from actions or in-actions of the entity.   A properly formed and organized business entity (other than a general partnership) will shield the principals from personal liability of the entity. 

Second, the form of business entity selected will affect and often define how the entity is governed.  Whether and to what extent the principals will have control over the decisions to be made by the entity. 

Third, the form of business entity selected will affect the taxation of the entity and/or its principals. 

Fourth, the form of business entity selected will affect the continuity or non-continuity of the business of the entity in the event of certain occurrences, such as bankruptcy, death, incompetency, or withdrawal of a principal or manager.

Regardless of the form of business entity selected, in most cases the principals will want to have agreements between themselves that address and define many aspects of their relationship with each other and with the entity.  These would include partnership agreements, shareholder agreements, LLC agreements and operating agreements.  A  carefully and thoughtfully prepared agreement will help manage and often help avoid disputes that may develop between the principals or between the principals and the management.

  Among the matters we handle are: 

  • Formation and Organization of Business Entities
  • Counseling Business Entities
  • Capitalization and Re-Capitalization of Business Entities
  • Transfer of Shares/Interests
  • Governance and Management
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Operating Agreements (LLCs)
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Dissolutions

The Law Offices of Joseph J. London assists individuals and businesses with Commercial and Residential Real Estate Transactions, Franchise Law, Business Transactions, Corporate/Partnership/LLC Transactions and Dispute Resolutions in the San Fernando Valley, CA including Woodland Hills, Tarzana, Canoga Park, West Hills, Winnetka, Topanga, Reseda, Encino, Northridge, San Fernando, Sherman Oaks, North Hollywood, and Van Nuys, as well as Los Angeles, Malibu, Santa Monica, Thousand Oaks, Burbank and Pasadena in Los Angeles County, Ventura County, Orange County, Riverside County and San Bernardino County.

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21031 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 605, Woodland Hills, CA 91364
| Phone: 818-346-2266

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