Knowledgeable Woodland Hills Attorneys Protect Business Interests

Dependable California lawyers manage your business law issues

Running a business requires dealing with legal issues, and most business owners do not have the time or knowledge to fully attend to these concerns themselves. At Bezaire, Khoukaz & Babaian, APC, in Glendale, Westlake Village and Woodland Hills, we take on these issues and work closely with business clients to thoroughly understand their needs and goals. Having represented business clients of all sizes for 38 years, we handle a variety of business law matters, including contract review, business formation and financial investment counseling. Whether you need to negotiate a purchase agreement, determine how to structure your business or review your existing customer contract, we will help you make decisions to support your company’s success.

Diligent advocates thoroughly review and supervise contract matters

Contracts can involve significant commitments of time, money and other resources. As a consequence, it is important that a company’s agreements truly reflect its abilities, interests and goals. Working with our experienced contracts attorney can help you understand if a contract is in your best interests. We provide many contract review and drafting services, including thorough evaluations of your rights and obligations, verification of an agreement’s legality and assessments of possible breaches as well as the potential consequences. We understand how important contracts are and will provide a detailed analysis of existing agreements and draft new contracts to support your company’s growth.

Resourceful law firm assists with business formation and investment advice

Selecting the right business structure has a direct impact on your liability exposure, opportunities to raise capital and taxation rate. California recognizes the following business entities, and each has its own rules and requirements:

  • Corporation
  • Limited liability company
  • Limited partnership
  • Limited liability partnership
  • General partnership
  • Sole Proprietorship

For many businesses, part of this evaluation is deciding how to allocate ownership and responsibility and how to seek outside investment in their organization. We provide comprehensive guidance on business structures and financial investments and will give you the information you need to make good decisions.

Responsive counselors handle buy/sell agreements for closely held companies

A buy/sell agreement is vital to helping a small business address the transfer of ownership when a partner or shareholder dies or leaves. It typically requires that the business entity or remaining members buy the former owner’s shares in accordance with a predetermined valuation formula. This arrangement prevents an outsider from purchasing the shares without approval and protects the interests of the other members and owners. Cross-purchase agreements and redemption agreements are the most common, but a mixture of individual and entity buyouts is also an option. We know how to skillfully negotiate and draft these a buy/sell agreement that effectively protects your interests and those of your business.

Contact a firm with experienced California lawyers for a free consultation

At Bezaire, Khoukaz & Babaian, APC, we represent businesses throughout California in a variety of business law matters. Please call 818-264-0211 or contact us online to schedule a free consultation at our Woodland Hills, Glendale or Westlake Hills office.