Entity Formation , Governance and Early Stage Companies
We provide advice on choosing and forming the appropriate entity for your business venture. Choosing the right business entity depends on the nature of your business venture, and is critical for maximizing profit while limiting liabilities.
Common types of business entities include:
- Sole Proprietorship
A business entity that is owned by an individual, with no protection from personal liability.
- Limited Liability Company (LLC)
An entity formed under the California Corporations Code that provides the protection of a corporation, with the benefits of pass through tax liability
- Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
A business entity typically established by two or more licensed professionals, providing some of the liability protections of a corporation
- C Corporation
A corporation that is a separate legal entity from its shareholders, and is separately taxable.
- S Corporation
A corporation in which taxable income is passed through to the shareholders, and limited in the number and type of shareholders it may have.
We partner with you as your business grows, by providing your company with organizational governance advice and documentation, including shareholder agreements, LLC operating agreements, partnership agreements, and general guidance.
If you are starting a business and need legal guidance for entity selection, our law firm is here for you. Contact us online or by telephone at 626-689-4000 to arrange a consultation with an experienced business formation attorney. Located in Glendale, our lawyers represent clients throughout California and nationwide.