At Modern Legal, we care about our Southern California locally owned businesses. Our cities and our communities benefit from the continued success of local businesses owners, and it is our goal to see that your business remains successful.

Business Planning

We help new businesses to get started so they can establish themselves in the local community. Our small business clients know that you must have a solid business plan in place before attempting to start your business. Each year, hundreds of thousands of new businesses start, and most of them will not make it to their second year. We want to make sure your business is their to support you and your family for years to come. 

Business Formation, Business Incorporation

Depending on the nature of your business and the proposed ownership structure, incorporation can be straight-forward, and accomplished by completing just a handful of forms. More heavily-regulated business industries, or complex ownership structures may require substantial paperwork, obtaining proper licenses, and the approval of various government or regulatory agencies. Your choice of business structure can have significant legal and tax consequences. We will work with you to help you choose the business structure that works best for you and your family. 

Corporate Bylaws, Partnership Agreements, Operating Agreements

Corporate bylaws, partnership agreements, and operating agreements are documents that control how your business operates, the relationship between you and other owners or investors in your business, and how certain significant business decisions are to be handled. Common features of these documents include restrictions on the ability to transfer an ownership interest in the business, and procedures that must be followed to accomplish a sale, merger, or to make any significant changes to the business purpose or structure. Even if you are the sole owner of your business, or in a family-owned business, it is essential that you have bylaws or agreements in place to minimize your legal exposure in the event that your business is ever sued.

Contract Drafting, Contract Review, Contract Negotiations

Contracts are the most prevalent aspect of every business. Everywhere you look, someone will be entering a contract with you and your business — every person or business that you serve, every item bought and sold, every employee you hire, and every vendor that supplies you with products or services. We are happy to review your contracts, negotiate on your behalf, and draft new contracts to meet your business needs. Don’t rely on oral agreements, sealed with a handshake — your business deserves a written contract, and our firm is ready to prepare, negotiate, and review your agreements with you.

Business Disputes, Business Litigation, Commercial Litigation

As a business owner, disputes are bound to happen from time-to-time. When these disputes escalate, the next step is often litigation or arbitration. With the exception of sole proprietors, a business owner generally cannot represent their own business in court, meaning your business must hire an attorney to litigate the dispute. When litigation is imminent or already in progress, there is no time to waste. You need an experienced attorney that will stand up for you and your business. Come see why so many businesses are choosing Modern Legal to represent their interests both in and out of court.

Business Protection, Asset Protection, Risk Mitigation

You work hard to have a successful business, and you deserve to be rewarded for your efforts. Unfortunately, many people will see opportunity to exploit your hard work for their own personal gain, making your successful business a target for lawsuits. With strategic business planning, you may be able to limit the risk of loss to your business, and thereby limit your legal exposure. When attempting to insulate your business from risk, timing is everything — you must plan today to protect your business from the risks of tomorrow. 

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