STARTUP ATTORNEY-Southern California

We serve as counsel for several companies in California that are in the early to mid-stages of growth. We understand that often entrepreneurs are bootstrapping so we offer comprehensive, flat-fee legal advice and legal services to clients including the following:

-Determining the right type of entity based on business plan, investors, financing, growth projections and more.

-File all the paperwork with state and federal authorities.

-Draft various complicated commercial contracts for businesses, including purchase agreements, vendor agreements, regulatory policies and internal policies for companies.

-Advise clients through various intellectual property needs, including filing trademarks and copyrights, and responding to office actions from the US Patent and Trademark Office.

-Advise clients on security protocols, California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), and other privacy laws and policies.

-Conduct due diligence and compliance for businesses, including filing mandated documents with various state authorities, obtaining permits and licenses.

-Assisting businesses with corporate restructuring due to growth, liquidation events, and investments.

-Advise businesses on laws regarding social media coloration with influences, including disclosure requirements provided by the Federal Trade Commission.

-Draft employment documents for business clients, including hiring checklists, employee interview forms, employee orientation packets, and employee handbooks

-Conduct trainings and advise clients on mandatory disclosures, whistleblower laws, and sexual harassment laws.

-Coordinate and compile stock option incentive plans, vesting options, stock option agreements, and advise clients on relevant securities regulations.

-File registration documents for new franchisors, including advising regarding branding, trademarks, registration with the California Department of Business Oversight.