Our Services

We work with a variety of business types and sizes, but a few examples include: food and beverage companies like coffee shops/restaurants/bars, retail (online or brick and mortar), web designers, app developers, freelance artists/photographers/writers, fitness/dance teachers and studios, wellness practitioners, produce marketers and wholesalers, marketing firms, tech startups, environmental consultants, and medical device sales companies. We are headquartered in Oakland, but we can help with any issue concerning California Law and our client companies are based around the world.

Business Law

  • Choosing and forming the best corporate entity
    • C- and S-, and Benefit Corporations
    • LLCs
    • Partnerships
    • Nonprofits
    • Other social purpose entities
  • Federal, state, and local startup requirements
  • Customized bylaws and operating agreements
  • Business succession planning, including buy-sell agreements
  • Corporate upkeep, including annual meetings, minutes, and resolutions
  • Contract drafting, review, and negotiation
  • Commercial lease review, drafting, and negotiation
  • Removing an owner, manager, or officer
  • Waivers for use of likeness, liability, and assumption of risk
  • Small business sales, acquisitions, mergers, relocation, or dissolution
  • Ongoing proactive general counsel services

Employment Law

  • Employee handbooks
  • Employment contracts
  • Employment policies, including minimizing risk of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims
  • Audits of your policies, posters, and procedures
  • Creating proper hiring/firing procedures
  • Handling ADA, pregnancy, and other leaves or accommodations
  • Independent contractor issues, including misclassification and contractor agreements
  • Keeping you up to date on recent changes to employment law

Intellectual Property

  • Trademark and copyright searches, registration, and protection
  • Drafting or responding to cease & desist letters
  • Sale, licensing, and royalties
  • Ownership issues
  • Trade secret protection
  • Website terms and conditions, privacy policies, and disclaimers
  • Ongoing protection and enforcement of your intellectual property rights