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Los Angeles Business Lawyer

Experienced Business Lawyer in Los Angeles, California

EJP Law, P.C. has extensive experience helping startups, entrepreneurs, and venture capital transactions in Los Angeles. With experience handling businesses of all sizes, our Los Angeles business lawyer understands the legal complexities that businesses face and provides tailored legal guidance to help them start, scale, and fund their ventures. If you need legal assistance to minimize your losses in your industry, we’re here to help.

If you are a business owner in a turbulent economy, it is important to have reliable legal counsel to achieve success. Whether you operate in the entertainment industry or any other field, an experienced legal professional can guide you through business law, civil litigation, and other legal matters. With offices in West Hollywood and Beverly Hills, our business law attorney is prepared to help you and your business.

Understanding Business Disputes in Business Law

Our services involve representing clients in business ownership disputes. These disputes usually arise within a company where the owners, be it a corporation, LLC, or partnership, are in disagreement over the control, management, or ownership of the business. There are different types of disputes that can arise in a business, such as partnership disputes, ownership disputes driven by shareholders, and disputes in family-owned businesses. Usually, these disputes involve either selling the entire business or one co-owner buying out another. The main issues in these disputes are usually related to management, control, and the value of the company.

Our aim is to understand the business goals and the roles of key players involved in the internal dispute. This helps us develop a customized plan for dealing with the issue that won’t affect the long-term profitability and sustainability of the business. Our goal is to alleviate the problem and return the focus to the health of the business, whether that involves a general partner, owner, or shareholder.

Entity Formation

We guide clients through the process of starting a business in California with the help of our knowledgeable Los Angeles business lawyer. This includes all the necessary steps.

  • Advising on business entity selection and related tax issues
  • Entity formation (corporations, limited partnerships, and limited liability companies)
  • Drafting requisite shareholders agreements, partnership agreements, and operating agreements
  • Drafting and review of buy-sell agreements

Business Contracts

Our business law attorney can help you with many types of business contracts, including but not limited to:

  • Negotiating, preparing, and reviewing contracts with customers, vendors, brokers, and partners.
  • Negotiating and reviewing commercial leases
  • Negotiating and reviewing purchase and sale agreements for commercial real property
  • Negotiating and reviewing loan and financing documents, including lines of credit

Business Purchases & Sales

Our business lawyer in Los Angeles offers legal guidance and advice for clients who want to buy or sell an existing business. This process typically involves either an asset or stock purchase. We provide assistance throughout the entire process, including:

  • Drafting or reviewing letters of intent
  • Drafting and negotiating an asset purchase agreement or a stock purchase agreement
  • Conducting due diligence on the company’s assets (lease, trademarks, and other assets)
  • Assisting with ancillary documents – assignment of leases, assignment of trademarks
  • Reviewing broker agreements and escrow agreement
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Entrepreneurs sometimes choose to invest in a franchise. Our Los Angeles business lawyer can offer the necessary expertise, skill, and experience to guide clients through the franchising process. Our full-service legal franchise services include:

  • Negotiating and reviewing franchise agreements
  • Advising on and forming the appropriate business entity
  • Negotiating and reviewing leases
  • And more

Outside General Counsel

Our team of legal experts in Los Angeles can serve as your business’ outside general counsel, providing full-service support. This allows clients to have quick access to legal help without the cost of hiring an in-house legal counsel. Hiring outside general counsel fosters an open-door policy with our clients which often leads to a better working relationship and allows us to mitigate our clients’ risk better. We offer a tiered program in which our clients can choose the number of hours of work per month for a flat discounted rate.

Business Startup Legal Services

At EJP Law, P.C., P.C., we provide frequent guidance to startups both in Los Angeles and outside of the area. Our skilled business lawyer experienced in assisting with business startup matters, including aiding entrepreneurs with:

  • Selecting and implementing the proper legal structure for startups
  • Reviewing and negotiating revisions to commercial leases
  • Creating and negotiating agreements with vendors and customers and other business agreements
  • Drafting employee handbooks, employment contracts, arbitration agreements, independent contractor agreements, and confidentiality, non-disclosure, and non-solicitation agreements
  • Handling financing transactions for startups
  • Providing legal guidance for day-to-day legal matters

Business Disputes/Business Litigation

If there are disputes in a business, whether between partners or with clients or other stakeholders, EJP Law, P.C., P.C. can help. Our Los Angeles business attorney can provide you and your business with experienced legal representation and guide you through the process. We can handle a wide range of disputes related to partnerships, real estate ventures, employment, intellectual property assets, and various business contracts. Litigation may be necessary to resolve these disputes.

Privacy Policies & Terms and Conditions

It’s important for businesses to have terms and conditions in place in order to safeguard their product or service. Our Los Angeles business lawyer will work with you to craft such terms and conditions, which serve to prevent any unauthorized use of these products and reduce the likelihood of disagreements between parties in the future.

Business Licenses

To avoid fines and penalties from authorities at the federal, state, city, or county level, businesses may need to obtain various licenses. Our business law attorney can evaluate your business and provide guidance on the necessary licenses for successful operations.

Uniquely Qualified Los Angeles Business Lawyer

While The Law Office of Eric J. Proos, P.C., is prepared to represent you and your business, Eric has a number of qualifications that make him knowledgeable in business transactions and business litigation. If you, or a friend, are contemplating starting a business, our firm is ready to help. Eric Proos:

  • Is a member of the State Bar of California Business Law Section;
  • Executive Board Member of the Partnerships and Limited Liability Companies Subcommittee of the Business Law Section
  • Awarded Southern California Rising Star by Super Lawyers for 2021, 2022, and 2023 for his work in business and corporate law.
  • Focuses continuing legal education on business-oriented seminars such as:
  • “Entity Formation: Why You Should Not Use LLCs in Every Situation?”;
  • “Crowdfunding and Other Startup and Early-Stage Financing Techniques”;
  • “What Every Business Attorney and Litigation Should Know About Discovery in Arbitration”; and
  • “To Dissolve or Not to Dissolve: Navigating the Waters of the Shareholder Dispute”

Whether you have started your business, are looking for counsel to start your business, or need a Los Angeles business lawyer as general counsel, EJP Law, P.C., is ready to speak with you. We know that your business is your livelihood, so we will treat it as if it was our own.