3 10, 2018

Pitfalls to Avoid for Small Businesses, Non-profits and Start-ups in California

By | 2018-10-03T07:49:57+00:00 October 3rd, 2018|Asset Protection, Business Contracts, Business Formation, Business Law, Commercial Law, Contract law, Contracts, Corporate Compliance, Corporate Law, LLCs|Comments Off on Pitfalls to Avoid for Small Businesses, Non-profits and Start-ups in California

Many small business owners and non-profits are unaware that their organization may not have the legal right to enter into contracts, prosecute a lawsuit, or defend against a lawsuit if their business does not maintain a qualified status with the California Secretary of State’s office (SOS) or the Franchise Tax Board (FTB). Contracts entered into [...]

7 03, 2018

CALIFORNIA STATEMENT OF INFORMATION, WHEN TO FILE?

By | 2018-03-07T08:36:06+00:00 March 7th, 2018|Business Formation, Business Law, Corporate Compliance, LLCs, Uncategorized|Comments Off on CALIFORNIA STATEMENT OF INFORMATION, WHEN TO FILE?

Don’t miss your deadlines for filing a Statement of Information with the California Secretary of State. Below are the required due dates for filing (penalties assessed range from $50 to $250): 90 Day Statement of Information/Change of Corporate Information: For Domestic Stock, Agricultural Cooperative, Foreign Corporations and Limited Liability Companies, a Statement of Information is [...]

30 04, 2016

Starting a Business in California? Read this first…

By | 2017-09-11T06:15:43+00:00 April 30th, 2016|Business Formation, Business Law, Commercial Law, Corporate Compliance|Comments Off on Starting a Business in California? Read this first…

Introduction It is no secret that nine out of ten start-ups fail—that’s a full 90% of businesses that do not become profitable or are derailed for one reason or another. So what can you, as a prospective business owner, do to ensure you are one of the success stories? Starting a business in California [...]

2 02, 2016

Avoiding Ownership Disputes

By | 2017-09-11T01:55:25+00:00 February 2nd, 2016|Business Contracts, Business Formation, Business Law, Business Litigation, Corporate Compliance|Comments Off on Avoiding Ownership Disputes

Introduction Our San Diego business lawyers have previously written about corporate governance and compliance issues and the many benefits to business owners of addressing their company’s corporate compliance needs. [1] In this article, we focus on another reason to engage in best practices when it comes to corporate governance—Avoiding Ownership Disputes. Many clients contact our [...]

14 09, 2015

Should You Elect S Corporation Status for Your New Business?

By | 2017-09-11T23:30:10+00:00 September 14th, 2015|Business Formation, Business Law, Corporate Compliance, LLCs|Comments Off on Should You Elect S Corporation Status for Your New Business?

At the outset, it is important to clear up one common misconception our San Diego business attorneys hear a lot: An “S Corporation” is not a type of entity which can be formed through the California Secretary of State’s Office. Unlike a C Corporation, an LLC or LLP, an S Corporation is a type of [...]