Lakewood, California Business Lawyers
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Media & Entertainment Lawyer
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate, Oil & Gas Lawyer
David M. Zeligs graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 1978 with a B.A. degree in Politics. In 1982, prior to receiving his undergraduate degree, he took time off from college and traveled for six months throughout Latin America. Along the way, he lived...
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate and Cybersecurity Lawyer
When I was younger, my father passed away after suffering complications from a slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, his attorneys could not get him justice or proper treatment, and my heart broke witnessing the emotional and physical toll it took on my...
Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Ho had job experience in retail, sales, manufacturing and government. During law school, Mr. Ho clerked for the District...
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Intellectual Property Lawyer
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Government & Land Use Lawyer
Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Assertive Advocate for Your Business
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Skilled Trusts and Estates Attorney
Lakewood Business Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services
University of Southern California Small Business Clinic
Los Angeles, CA
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Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.
A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.
Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.
While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.
Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.
Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.
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