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Business Law

San Mateo, California Business Law Attorneys – Preventative Legal Counsel Grounded in Experience

At the Law Offices of Wayne A. McFadden in San Mateo, our business law attorneys help clients with general and comprehensive business planning and the drafting of documents and agreements that establish a strong foundation for smooth operations and solid growth. We practice preventive business law – drawing on our experience in civil litigation to foresee potential risks and benefits to those doing business in the Peninsula and Bay Area of California.

Our business law practice includes advice and representation for issues related to:

  • Business formation
  • Choice of entity
  • Business planning
  • Succession planning
  • Sole Proprietorships
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Corporations/Incorporation
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Joint Ventures
  • Contract drafting, review and litigation
  • Breach of contract
  • Business torts
  • Business interference
  • Sale/purchase of business(es)
  • Reorganization
  • Licensing
  • Franchise agreements
  • Commercial leases
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Member/partnership disputes
  • Minority ownership interests
  • Construction law
  • Employment law

New Venture • Sale or Purchase of Business(es) • Reorganization

If you are involved in the purchase of a business or a start-up, a business lawyer from our San Mateo firm will advise you on business and operational options, including advantages and disadvantages of various business forms including partnerships, c-corporations, s-corporations, limited liability companies (LLCs) and other forms. From the time you first establish an attorney-client relationship with one of our lawyers, we will inform you on how to avoid future problems that can interfere with business operations. We represent sellers and purchasers with all issues involved in a business sale, ranging from bulk transfers to escrow issues and the publication of notice regarding the sale.

Licensing • Franchise Agreements • Commercial Leases

Establishing a strong relationship with an experienced business attorney can minimize many of the problems you may encounter in the course of business. Because of our familiarity with our clients’ businesses, we represent them efficiently and effectively with the issues necessary to establish and operate a business – whether that involves beer and wine/liquor licenses, a franchise agreement, a real estate contract or lease/sub-lease or a vendor contract establishing and maintaining their supply chain. We also help businesses with regulatory compliance issues and in matters before regulatory agencies, as well as in business interference matters ranging from trade secrets litigation to infringement actions.

Our strong reputation as aggressive civil litigators benefits our clients, lending authority to our initial demand letters and motions on their behalf and allowing timely and efficient resolution of differences.

San Mateo Business Partnership Lawyers • Shareholder Agreement Attorneys

Lawyers from our San Mateo firm will help you and your business associates avoid disruption stemming from shareholder, member and partnership disputes. We also represent minority shareholders and those with minority ownership interests. We will help you establish a succession plan, including a buy-sell agreement and method for evaluation of the business in the event of a change in ownership.

San Mateo Business Law Attorneys

Business Partnerships • Corporations • LLCs • Professional Associations