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Laura B. on ContractsCounsel
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October 6, 2023

Laura B.

Attorney
Free Consultation
Oakland, CA
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
UC Davis School of Law

I received my undergraduate degree from Columbia University and my JD from UC Davis School of Law. I specialize in drafting, reviewing, and litigating contracts, general civil litigation, restraining orders, and family law. I have helped entrepreneurs form their business entities and grow their small businesses. This area of my practice has focused heavily on YouTubers, podcasters, and individuals creating unique online platforms. In the family law context, I have helped my clients petition for and obtain custody of their children and modify existing custody arrangements.

Janice K. on ContractsCounsel
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Janice K.

Counselor
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Washington
22 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, WA
Empire College School of Law, Santa Rosa, CA

Twenty-plus years experience in family law, employment law, public agency law, federal, state and local contracts drafting and review, appellate practice.

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David B.

Senior Transactional Counsel
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SF Bay Area
28 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of San Diego

Seasoned transactional attorney with extensive experience in the life sciences / medical device / pharmaceutical industries. Skilled at providing actionable legal advice that balances risk and reward.

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August 10, 2023

Matthew G.

Attorney
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San Diego, CA
2 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

I am a Berkeley Law 2020 graduate. I have experience working in finance and operations, plaintiff and defense litigation, and have been involved in multiple start-ups.

Jeanilou M. on ContractsCounsel
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Jeanilou M.

Small Business Lawyer
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Honolulu, Hawaii
14 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, HI
Concord Law School

Jeanilou G.T. Maschhoff has over 20 years of comprehensive business operations, finance, and development experience in addition to being a licensed attorney in California and Hawaii. She zealously works as a Trusted Advisor, Business/Brand Consultant, and Advocate for small businesses, non-profit organizations, and personal brands. She is dedicated to helping female business owners and professionals in the entertainment, beauty, fashion, and wellness industries make their goals a reality. She uses her diversified expertise to provide a holistic approach to addressing business and legal needs. Acting as a trusted advisor and outsourced general counsel, she assists on an array of business and personal matters. Passionate about social justice and assisting underrepresented populations, Jeanilou started her legal career working in the non-profit sector working towards access to justice and gender equity. She continues to assist non-profit organizations in many capacities and actively looks to partner businesses with charitable causes, creating a synergistic effect that benefits not only the organizations involved but our society as a whole. As an early adopter of the virtual practice of law, Jeanilou has been assisting law firms and solo practitioners adjust to the remote delivery of legal services and helping businesses explore Web 3.0.

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August 12, 2023

Christopher L.

Attorney
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Los Angeles, CA
10 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA, NY
Yale Law School

Christopher M. Lapinig is an experienced attorney, admitted to practice in California and New York, with extensive experience in civil litigation at the trial and appellate levels in various areas of the law, including, but not limited to, constitutional law, labor and employment, and consumer protection. He also has experience in immigration law and with administrative wage-and-hour claims. Chris currently works in impact litigation, and he also teaches legal writing at the University of Southern California. Chris also has significant experience in journalism and lay writing; his work has been published in The New York Times, The Atlantic, CNN, and other prominent media outlets. Born and raised in Queens, New York, Chris previously served as a Deputy Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Section at the California Department of Justice. He also served as a Skadden Fellow and Staff Attorney in the Impact Litigation Unit at Asian Americans Advancing Justice – Los Angeles, where his work focused on providing holistic and culturally sensitive legal services to victims and survivors of human trafficking in the Filipino community. At Advancing Justice-LA, Chris also litigated voting rights and immigrant rights cases. At the beginning of his legal career, Chris served as a law clerk to the Honorable Denny Chin of United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit and was the first Filipino American Clerk for the Honorable Lorna G. Schofield of United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, the first federal Article III judge of Filipino descent in United States history. Chris was also a Fulbright Research Scholar in the Philippines. A Phi Beta Kappa member, Chris graduated summa cum laude from Yale College and earned a B.A. with Distinction in Linguistics and with Distinction in Ethnicity, Race and Migration. In college, Chris served as President of Kasama: The Filipino Club at Yale, Moderator of the Asian American Students Alliance, and Head Coordinator of the Asian American Cultural Center. Chris returned to Yale for law school and received his J.D. in 2013. In law school, Chris served as the Co-Chair of the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association, the Co-Coordinator of the Critical Race Theory Conference, the inaugural Diversity Editor of the Yale Law Journal, and the Founding Coordinator of the Alliance for Diversity. He was a member of the Worker and Immigrant Rights’ Advocacy Clinic.

Jeffrey J. on ContractsCounsel
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September 2, 2023

Jeffrey J.

Business Lawyer
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El Dorado Hills
3 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Lincoln Law School

I have been in business development for 15 years before becoming an attorney. As an attorney, I help companies navigate legal challenges that they face.

Richard P. on ContractsCounsel
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August 19, 2023

Richard P.

Intellectual Property and Privacy Attorney
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Roseville, CA
7 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
San Joaquin College of Law

I’m passionate about IP, AI, privacy and business. Learning to code. Book some time to discuss how I can add value to your project. Hablo Español y português.

Eddy M. on ContractsCounsel
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August 30, 2023

Eddy M.

Business Lawyer
Free Consultation
San Diego and Taipei
30 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
University of Michigan Law School

I'm a seasoned corporate lawyer with industry expertise in online games, media & entertainment and general commercial matters, gained from servicing clients from seed-stage startups to multi-nationals. I started my career at a Wall Street law firm before moving to in-house roles with media, tech and gaming companies. I also have management experience in building and managing teams and businesses. In these different roles, I have worked and am an expert on multi-million dollar transactions for large companies (M&A, joint ventures) as well as routine day-to-day matters for small businesses (NDAs, vendor services agreements, commercial leases, employment contracts). But no matter the size of the company or project, the constants that I bring to every project are to provide outstanding client service, find practical solutions, and abide by the highest standards of ethics and integrity.

Michael C. on ContractsCounsel
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September 6, 2023

Michael C.

self employed
Free Consultation
Sacramento area
43 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Lincoln School of Law

40+ years handling litigation matters for employers and employees, defense and prosecution of personal injury matters, CalOsha defense, prepare employment contracts, non-compete clauses, established drug policies and franchise agreements. represented banks in commercial litigation , asset retrieval matters. conducted audits of insurance company claims on behalf of employers, defended contractors in toxic tort cases, handled appeals to the insurance commissioner on workers compensation rate classification matters

Peter H. on ContractsCounsel
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Peter H.

Attorney
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Los Angeles, California
13 Yrs Experience
Licensed in CA
Loyola Law School

Haber Law Firm, APC, is a transactional business law firm with a focus on small/mid-market business purchases and sales, outside general counsel, and start-up assistance for businesses in their early stages. Peter Haber started Haber Law Firm, APC after several years as a legal executive at Popcornopolis, a gourmet popcorn brand sold at groceries and stadiums nationwide. In this role, Peter served as the company’s sole in-house legal advisor as it related to all functions of the company’s operations, including dispute resolution, compliance, and employment law, to name a few. With his help and guidance, the company relocated its entire corporate and manufacturing operation, developed a new factory and warehouse, and was successfully acquired by private equity. Prior to this, Peter was a litigator and business attorney with distinguished Los Angeles litigation boutiques. Such matters included the representation of numerous businesses in litigation and in the resolution of pre-litigation disputes as well as the representation of professionals in liability defense matters, including hospitals, physicians, and brokers.

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Corporate Legal Questions and Answers

Corporate

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

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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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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Corporate

LLC

Connecticut

Asked on May 16, 2023

LLC and confidentiality clauses?

I recently started a small business and am looking to form a Limited Liability Company (LLC). I want to ensure that the confidentiality of the LLC and its members is protected, as it is a very competitive market. I am looking for advice on what clauses I should include in the LLC documents to ensure maximum confidentiality.

Thomas L.

Answered Jun 23, 2023

You should include a separate non-disclosure agreement for each person.

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Corporate

Operating Agreement

New York

Asked on Mar 29, 2021

Do S-Corps have operating agreements?

I am starting an S-Corp since my accountant said it was a better tax structure. Do I need the same documents as an LLC (i.e. Operating Agreement).

Jane C.

Answered Mar 29, 2021

S Corporations are not legally required to have operating agreements. They have bylaws that govern their operations. 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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