of Professional Entities
advise the advantages and disadvantages of various professional
entities (sole proprietorship, general
partnership, limited liability company [not available yet in California for
licensed professionals], and professional corporation), so you can
make an informed choice. We then prepare and file the
necessary documents by fixed fees to form the chosen entity, such as
articles, bylaws, share certificates, and minutes.
organization, we assist you in establishing proper transfer mechanisms
for unanticipated deaths and other situations, such as buy-sell
agreements. We provide
real-time business counseling in addition to document preparation
services. Our strategic
planning and business focus is a value-added component which we
routinely supply. When complex or specialty legal issues, such as
litigation arise, we associate appropriate outside counsel and manage
entity records and formalities regarding meetings, elections, and
preparation of resolutions documenting the decision-making process help
maintain limited liability protection, other than professional
negligence. We assist your firm to comply with formalities and
prepare necessary compliance documentation.
assist transfers of ownership interests, joint ventures, mergers, the
purchase or sale of a professional practice or its assets, and the
wind-up and dissolution of professional entities.
advise you on employment matters such as employment agreements,
policies and procedures, and compliance with state and federal labor
laws, including "bounty hunter" laws and wage and hour rules.
We assist you in internal investigations of employee claims,
including sexual harassment claims, counseling on employee hiring,
discipline and firing matters, non-defined employee benefit plans, and
advising on emerging employment issues, such as privacy, electronic
communications, violence, and substance abuse issues.
identify laws that affect your practice and industry and implement
plans for compliance. We identify and obtain licenses,
permits, and registrations from local, state, and federal agencies.
Counseling and Internal Investigations
provide preventative counseling and internal company audits, if
necessary, to assist you to identify potential risky activity and assess
the adequacy of internal policies and procedures. We assist
your firm in implementing an effective corporate compliance program.
internal compliance audits often preclude civil and criminal
enforcement. Federal Sentencing Guidelines require rigorous
watchfulness by business and professional executives.
and Dispute Resolution [Click
resolve disputes. We work closely with you and seek creative
solutions to get the result you need.