Business Formation Attorney for Palo Alto & the Bay Area

So you’ve just started a business and you want to do it right.  Or, your business is growing and it’s time to get your “i’s” dotted and your “t’s” crossed.  Maybe your business needs funding and there will be people looking over your shoulder now.  Or most importantly, maybe you have personal assets to protect from your potential business risks and liabilities.

Business Registration

We can help with your business registration and formalization.  The fact is, most people who buy “do-it-yourself” kits find them too complicated, and never complete the process of business formation, leaving themselves personally exposed to their business risks.  We help you choose the proper form of business entity (C corporation, S corporation, limited liability company, partnership, etc.) and see the business formation process through to the finish, while leaving your business room to grow through later funding.   Your business paperwork will be in the form that lenders, investors and the taxing authorities want to see it, but lawyers who want to “pierce the corporate veil” of your business don’t.  And we help you through the second round to grow your business, be it through angel investment or venture funding.

Business Contracts

We also help formalize your business relationships the right way, with non-disclosure agreements, employment contracts, employee manuals, sales and distribution agreements, lease negotiations, license agreements, insurance coverage consultations, and other business contracts.

So, whether it’s incorporation, proprietorship, partnership or LLC, contact Steve Pappas to build your business right. Remember, when it comes to your business health, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.