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Business & Corporate Law Services
A summary of the services available at the Law Offices of Thomas Gross include legal advice, counsel and representation regarding the following:
Forming a New Business Entity: Our attorneys can help you form, organize and set up the right legal structure for your business including California corporations, Delaware corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs), general partnerships, limited partnerships, corporate subsidiaries, international offices and non-profit organizations. Our attorneys can help you with all aspects of the formation process including articles of incorporation, bylaws, partnership agreements, operating agreements, incorporator's certificate, initial shareholder meeting, initial director's meeting, managing partner or manager's meeting, stock certificates, share registration, EIN application, tax exemption filing, reseller's permits, state business authorizations, business licenses, option plans, employment compliance, invention assignments, non-disclosure agreements (NDAs) and employment agreements. See California Incorporation & Business Formation Services for a more details about our business formation services. See Non-Profit Services for a more details about our non-profit services.
Venture Capital or Private Equity Financings: Our attorneys can help you through the process of raising capital from venture capital firms, angel investors and other investors. Our attorneys are experienced in dealing with venture capital firms and other private investors. We handle all types of security offerings including private placements of common stock, preferred stock, convertible notes, warrants and bridge financing. We will help you avoid the expenses of stock registration and structure the offering to comply with available state and federal exemptions. We will help prepare the offering memoranda and other disclosure documents to comply with applicable securities laws. We are experienced in handling both national and international offerings and can advise you on how to comply with the vastly complex securities laws that regulate how offerings are conducted. See Venture Capital Services for a more details about our venture capital services.
Drafting and Reviewing Contracts: Our attorneys have experience in drafting, reviewing and negotiating all types of contracts and agreements. In today's sophisticated business world, a company is ill-advised to rely on form contracts. We can prepare all of your critical agreements and advise you with respect to important agreements that are presented to you. See Contract and Agreement Review and Preparation Services. See Intellectual Property Protection and Technology Agreements. See Secured Transactions.
Transactional Representation and Negotiation: Our attorneys are experienced and tough negotiators who will represent your interests with zeal. We have helped our clients obtain favorable terms in many types of business transactions.
Mergers & Acquisitions, Purchases & Sales of Businesses: Our attorneys have led many mergers and acquisition transactions. Our attorneys can advise on the most appropriate acquisition structure among statutory mergers, forward mergers, reverse mergers, triangular mergers, reverse triangular mergers, stock acquisitions, asset purchases, tender offers and management takeovers. We can advise on important tax, payment and liquidity issues. We can prepare the letters of intent, acquisition agreement, the multitude of schedules, legal opinions and regulatory filings. Our attorneys can play an important role in the due diligence process. We can help advise on important deal points. We can act as a creative dealmaker, yet tough-minded negotiator in representing your interests. See Mergers and Acquisitions Services.
Employment Related Issues: We can advise on general employment matters. We can prepare employment agreements, consulting agreements, non-disclosure agreements, employee invention assignment agreements, stock option or stock purchase plans, advise on compensation issues for officers, directors and employees and provide advice on termination matters.
Corporate Governance Issues: We can provide advice on structuring your board of directors, advise and prepare notices relating to board and shareholder meetings. We can prepare minutes and resolutions for such meetings. We can advise on voting or election issues and officer and director duties. We can play a constructive role in resolving management disputes.
Legal Opinions: We can provide a legal opinion where a business transaction requires it. Typical transactions that require such an opinion are restricted stock transfers and merger & acquisition transactions. See Restricted Stock Transfer Services.
Independent Counsel: If your company has retained another attorney or law firm as corporate counsel, and there are issues between the company and one or more of its officers, directors and shareholders, separate independent counsel should be obtained to avoid a conflict of interest. We can act as independent counsel to help alleviate this conflict.
Individual Representation: We can represent entrepreneurs, officers, directors, shareholders, principals, employees, consultants, contractors and other individuals in business transactions or business matters.
General Business Counsel: We provide legal representation and counsel on an ongoing basis to businesses as needed. See Business Attorney Services for a more detailed list of services that we can provide as your business counsel or business attorney.
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