Our Business attorneys assist clients in the entire range of business activities, from formation and governance through business transfer and dissolution. For startups, we advise on appropriate entity selection and domicile (California or elsewhere) and help to resolve and document issues and agreements among owners. For all businesses, we counsel on appropriate procedures for raising capital, dealing with employees, compliance with applicable legal and regulatory requirements, preservation of intellectual property rights and the negotiation and performance of commercial transactions. We represent financial institutions and advise them in all aspects of regulatory compliance. We counsel and represent individuals and entities in the areas of franchising, succession planning and mergers and acquisitions and in the transfer of business interests to family members, other owners and third parties.