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Dean F. on ContractsCounsel
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Dean F.

Managing Attorney
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Castle Rock, CO
28 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA CO, TN
University of Mississippi School of Law

Ferraro Law Firm was founded by Dean C. Ferraro. Dean earned his Bachelor's Degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona ("Cal Poly Pomona") in 1992 and his J.D. Degree from the University of Mississippi School of Law ("Ole Miss") in 1996. He is licensed to practice law in the State Courts of Colorado, Tennessee, and California. Dean is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts of Colorado (District of Colorado), California (Central District), and Tennessee (Eastern District). Shortly after earning his law license and working for a private law firm, Dean joined the District Attorney's office, where he worked for five successful years as one of the leading prosecuting attorneys in the State of Tennessee. After seven years of practicing law in Tennessee, Dean moved back to his birth state and practiced law in California from 2003-2015. In 2015, Dean moved with his family to Colorado, practicing law in beautiful Castle Rock, where he is recognized as a highly-effective attorney, well-versed in many areas of law. Dean's career has entailed practicing multiple areas of law, including civil litigation with a large law firm, prosecuting criminal cases as an Assistant District Attorney, In-House Counsel for Safeco Insurance, and as the founding member of an online law group that helped thousands of people get affordable legal services. Pursuing his passion for helping others, Dean now utilizes his legal and entrepreneurial experience to help his clients in their personal and business lives. Dean is also a bestselling author of two legal thrillers, Murder in Santa Barbara and Murder in Vail. He currently is working on his next legal thriller, The Grove Conspiracy, set to be published in 2023.

Rene H. on ContractsCounsel
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Rene H.

Attorney
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San Diego, CA
13 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Northwestern University

I am an attorney licensed in both California and Mexico. I offer a unique blend of 14 years of legal expertise that bridges the gap between diverse legal landscapes. My background is enriched by significant roles as in-house counsel for global powerhouses such as Anheuser-Busch, Campari Group, and Grupo Lala, alongside contributions to Tier 1 law firms. I specialize in navigating the complexities of two pivotal areas: AI/Tech Innovation: With a profound grasp of both cutting-edge transformer models and foundational machine learning technologies, I am your go-to advisor for integrating these advancements into your business. Whether it's B2B or B2C applications, I ensure that your company harnesses the power of AI in a manner that's not only enterprise-friendly but also fully compliant with regulatory standards. Cross-Border Excellence: My expertise extends beyond borders, with over a decade of experience facilitating cross-border operations for companies in more than 20 countries. I am particularly adept at enhancing US-Mexico operations, ensuring seamless and efficient business transactions across these territories.

Mark F. on ContractsCounsel
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Mark F.

Attorney
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Silicon Valley, CA
43 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of California Hastings College of Law

International-savvy technology lawyer with 35years+ in Silicon Valley, Tokyo, Research Triangle, Silicon Forest. Outside & inside general counsel, legal infrastructure development, product exports, and domestic & international contracts for clients across North America, Europe, and Asia. Work with Founders to establish startup and continuous revenue, sourcing and partnering with investors to attract funding, define success strategy and direct high-performing teams, advising stakeholders and Boards of Directors to steer company growth.

Michael M. on ContractsCounsel
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Michael M.

Principal
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Los Angeles, CA
37 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
NYU

www.linkedin/in/michaelbmiller I am an experienced contracts professional having practiced nearly 3 decades in the areas of corporate, mergers and acquisitions, technology, start-up, intellectual property, real estate, employment law as well as informal dispute resolution. I enjoy providing a cost effective, high quality, timely solution with patience and empathy regarding client needs. I graduated from NYU Law School and attended Rutgers College and the London School of Economics as an undergraduate. I have worked at top Wall Street firms, top regional firms and have long term experience in my own practice. I would welcome the opportunity to be of service to you as a trusted fiduciary. In 2022 and 2023, I was the top ranked attorney on the Contract Counsel site based upon number of clients, quality of work and number of 5 Star reviews.

Justin K. on ContractsCounsel
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September 22, 2022

Justin K.

Freelance Attorney
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Valencia, CA
21 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of Southern California School of Law

I have been practicing law exclusively in the areas of business and real estate transactions since joining the profession in 2003. I began my career in the Corporate/Finance department of Sidley's Los Angeles office. I am presently a solo practitioner/freelancer, and service both business- and attorney-clients in those roles.

Alex P. on ContractsCounsel
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September 4, 2022

Alex P.

Attorney
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Los Angeles
25 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Pepperdine Law School

Managing partner at Patel & Almeida and has over 22 years of experience assisting clients in the areas of intellectual property. business, employment, and nonprofit law.

Cherryl M. on ContractsCounsel
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November 4, 2022

Cherryl M.

Contract Attorney
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London, GB
6 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of California, Hastings College of the Law

I am a U.S. lawyer (licensed in California) and have recently relocated to London. I hold a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Berkeley and a Juris Doctor law degree from the University of California, Hastings College of the Law. I have extensive experience in providing legal services and support in areas of business, labor & employment, IP enforcement (patent infringement, copyright & trademark), and other litigation matters; Reviewing, drafting, and editing business and legal documents/contracts; Conducting legal research and analysis, drafting memorandums, pleadings, discovery, document review, various motions, mediation briefs, and other litigation related activities; Reviewing and preparation of templates, policies, and processes for compliance with laws and regulations; educating and advising on legal and compliance issues.

Maigan W. on ContractsCounsel
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November 2, 2022

Maigan W.

Principal Attorney
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San Diego, California
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
California Western School of LaW

Maigan is a registered nurse and attorney with tech law experience, specifically in Web3, including NFTs. Maigan acted as general counsel for a NFT platform for two years and speaks and understands smart contracts. As a registered nurse, Maigan is in a unique position to understand health law issues and graduated with a concentration in health law distinction. Maigan is happy to help you create a business entity, draft and negotiate contracts and agreements, apply for trademarks, draft terms of service and privacy notices, draft terms of sale for NFT drops, draft web3 licenses, and act as a consultant for other attorneys looking for someone who understands web3 and NFTs. Maigan speaks conversational Spanish.

Joseph M. on ContractsCounsel
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February 4, 2023

Joseph M.

ATTORNEY
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PASADENA, CALIFORNIA
24 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW, FULLERTON, CA

ADMITTED TO PRACTICE LAW IN CALIFORNIA SINCE 1999. EXPERIENCED & RELIABLE, LITIGATION, LEGAL COUNSELING AND REPRESENTATION

Kandil O. on ContractsCounsel
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February 9, 2023

Kandil O.

General Counsel
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Paris
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
ULH2 - master degree in business law

A business law practitioner by passion, I take pride in the perfection of my contracting Skills. Every piece of information I gather and spin together transforms to a legally binding document, providing great legal protection for start-ups and leading to eventual growth. I am a natural in law and entrepreneurship, making for a perfect blend.

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Corporate Legal Questions and Answers

Corporate

Stock Purchase Agreement

California

Asked on Jul 30, 2023

Stock purchase agreement and stockholder representation letters?

I am looking to purchase a company and have been presented a stock purchase agreement. I am also required to sign a stockholder representation letter. I am looking for advice on what these documents mean, how they are connected, and what rights and obligations they create for me as a potential buyer.

Thaddeus W.

Answered Aug 11, 2023

Happy to discuss, but it looks like you might want to submit a formal request for bids.

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S Corp

California

Asked on Jun 19, 2023

S corp and corporate restructuring?

I am looking to restructure my business, which is incorporated as an S corp. I am looking for advice on how to best restructure the business to ensure that all legal requirements are met and that the new structure is advantageous for the business. I am considering various options such as merging with another business, changing the ownership structure, or forming a new entity. I am seeking legal advice on the best approach and the potential implications of each option.

Chris J.

Answered Jul 21, 2023

Hi: Generally speaking, you have several options (many of which you've identified). 1. You can revoke S-Corp status (if you have a corporation and want C-Corp status). However, revocation won't be effective until the 2024 tax year. With that said, sometimes people inadvertently revoke S-Corp status by taking certain actions (which we can discuss). 2. You can create a new entity and structure it in the way you want (corporation, LLC, partnership, etc.). Then, you can wind down the S-Corp. 3. You can merge your existing S-Corp into an entity and have that entity survive and your S-Corp "merge out" and disappear. The approach that makes the most sense depends upon your business, the assets held by your S-Corp, and your objectives. Best regards, Chris Jackson

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LLC

California

Asked on Oct 29, 2023

How is management structure set post-formation?

I am in the process of forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and I am looking to understand how the management structure will be set up post-formation. I have a business partner who will be a co-owner of the LLC and I am interested in learning the best way to ensure that both of our interests are represented in the management structure. Furthermore, I am interested in learning what type of documentation will be needed to ensure that our management structure is properly set up and in compliance with applicable laws.

Sarah S.

Answered Nov 3, 2023

When forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC) with a business partner, it's crucial to establish a clear and effective management structure to represent both of your interests. To do so, you should create an Operating Agreement, a customizable document that outlines the management structure, ownership percentages, and roles and responsibilities of each member. You can choose between a member-managed or manager-managed LLC, depending on your and your partner's roles and preferences. Defining ownership percentages, management responsibilities, voting rights, meeting procedures, and compliance with state laws is essential. Legal counsel should be consulted to draft the Operating Agreement and ensure compliance with specific state regulations, and it's important to regularly review and update the document to adapt to changes as your business evolves.

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Corporate

Operating Agreement

New York

Asked on Mar 29, 2021

What happens if I never created an Operating Agreement for my LLC?

I am being told I need an Operating Agreement for a new LLC I started in NY. I want to know what happens if I don't get one.

Jane C.

Answered Mar 29, 2021

If you do not create an Operating Agreement, the default rules in your state will apply. Disclaimer - This information is provided for general informational purposes only. No information contained in this post should be construed as legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

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Corporate

Articles of Incorporation

Florida

Asked on Mar 28, 2021

When do I need articles of incorporation?

I want to start an LLC in Florida and have read about articles of incorporation. I want to understand what they are used for.

Jane C.

Answered Mar 29, 2021

You need articles of incorporation when you start a business, open a business bank account, and apply for a tax identification number. Disclaimer - This information is provided for general informational purposes only. No information contained in this post should be construed as legal advice and does not establish an attorney-client relationship.

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