Business Law

The key to building a strong business relationship is realistic and thorough planning. Many business law disputes arise when unanticipated situations present themselves. People do not go into business together expecting a business law conflict. But it is those unanticipated bumps in the road that create problems in the future. What if one partner wants to retire but the other wants to continue the business? What if more capital is needed but only one partner can afford to infuse the necessary capital? These are just some of the many unanticipated issues that can drive a wedge between partners. The best way to avoid these disputes is to have a business lawyer review your contracts before you sign them.

Business Contracts and Business Formation

We will discuss your goals with your tax, investment and insurance advisers to determine whether your new venture should be a corporation, a limited liability corporation or something else. We use our expertise in business law to assist our clients with forming:

  • Partnerships
  • S-Corporations
  • C-Corporations
  • Non-profit Corporations
  • Joint Ventures
  • Limited Liability Companies
  • Tenancies in Common

Contact us today for a consultation with an experienced business law attorney. Whether you are forming a new business or buying or selling an existing business contact us by phone or online for your consultation with an experienced business lawyer.

Business Acquisitions and Sales

Whether you want to form a business from scratch, acquire an ongoing enterprise, or enter into an asset purchase, we are there to guide you through the process efficiently and cost effectively. We give each of our clients the personal attention necessary to make sure that you understand both the benefits and risks involved in your anticipated acquisition. We will guide you through the process from hiring a broker to closing escrow utilizing over three decades of experience. If you wish to sell your business, the two questions you must ask yourself are: "Will I get paid?" and "How can I avoid liability for the business in the future?" All too often business sellers do not realize that if their sale is not structured property they can still be liable for the debts of the business from past due taxes to lease payments. You need a business lawyer who puts your goals and interests first.

Business Litigation

While it is always best to settle a problem before litigation arises, sometimes litigation is unavoidable. Whether you need a business litigation attorney to represent your interests in a mediation, arbitration or lawsuit, Adina T. Stern, A Professional Law Corporation, is there for you. Our business litigation success record speaks for itself. Adina T. Stern has been a business litigation lawyer since 1983. Ms. Stern has successfully represented clients in business litigation disputes in Orange County, Los Angeles County, Riverside County, San Diego County, and San Bernardino County for over three decades.

Commercial and Residential Leases

Our firm is experienced in all aspects of commercial and residential leasing including, office, retail, industrial and ground leases. We have represented both landlords and tenants in all aspects of lease transactions whether it is negotiating and documenting a new transaction, assessing risks under a current lease, or resolving a dispute. With over thirty years of experience in this area, we pride ourselves in economically and effectively representing our clients.

Corporate and LLC Maintenance

If you form a California closed corporation -- whether it is an S-Corporation, a C-Corporation, or an Limited Liability Company -- we will be able to assist you in the future with LLC and corporate maintenance.