Business Formation / Incorporation

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The Law Offices of James G. Schwartz provides practical advice and cost-effective legal assistance for entrepreneurs interested in starting and growing a business in Northern California. For more than 30 years, business law attorney Jim Schwartz has been helping business owners in the San Francisco Bay Area, in Alameda County and Contra Costa County and across Northern California with business formation. He provides comprehensive counsel for business start-up, transactions, and contracts.

To learn more about starting a business, contact our Pleasanton law firm to schedule a consultation.

Business Formation: Which Type of Business Is Right for Your Company

The decision regarding which type of business entity to form — partnership, corporation, LLC, S Corp, C Corp, LLP — should only be made after considering a number of factors, including:

  • Business goals
  • The personal financial risks owners are comfortable taking
  • The owners' management style and degree of control they wish to retain over the business
  • Tax implications of the different business entities
  • Insurance implications

Our business attorneys will explain the different types of company structures, the pros and cons of each form of business, and why incorporation may or may not be in your best interest.

Diverse Legal Services for Business Owners

We work as partners with our business clients to ensure their new business gets off the ground successfully. Once your business is launched, we can assist you with all of your business transactional, contract and litigation needs, including:

  • Contract drafting and review
  • Assistance with financing and stock issuance
  • Corporate minutes and annual filings
  • Regulatory compliance
  • Tax planning and other aspects of business operation
  • Real estate purchase or lease agreements
  • Equipment purchase or lease agreements
  • Employment handbooks, employment policies, and employment contracts

Contact an Alameda County business formation lawyer to bring your plans for business ownership to life.

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