San Diego Business Incorporation Lawyer
As a San Diego business incorporation lawyer, I offer incorporation services to businesses in San Diego and throughout California. Unlike a typical business attorney, I own businesses other than this law firm. This gives me a unique insight into the issues you face as a business owner and allows me to offer practical answers to your questions and guide you in the correct direction. As an added bonus, I even speak in non-lawyer terms.
Although I handle general legal issues any business will run into, I am particularly versed in the legal issues internet businesses face. The days of the web being the Wild Wild West are long gone. An online business faces challenges above and beyond those of a traditional business. From creating incorporation strategies to protect the owners to complying with documentation laws [privacy policies, terms and conditions, etc.] to filing for and protecting intellectual property, getting your site organized legally is a must these days unless you desire to be sued. I'm sure you don't. You can visit the internet law section of the site to learn more.
Incorporation, whether as a limited liability company or corporate entity, is a must for your business if you wish to minimize exposure to liability. Ah, but what entity is right for you in light of your particular situation? Which entity will protect your personal assets and what about protecting the assets in the business? As if that isn't enough, you also have to worry about taxes. Using my personal experience, I offer incorporation solutions that let you sleep at night while minimizing what the Franchise Tax Board and IRS take from you.
As a business owner, you know legal documents are a necessary part of doing business. Many businesses sign documents without fully understanding the ramifications of language inserted by other parties. When a dispute eventually occurs, a bad legal document can be a fatal blow to your business. I provide legal document review and preparation services aimed at preventing such disasters. Whether it's a lease, contract, non-disclosure agreement or other legal document, I've already dealt with them in my businesses and will provide you with the information you need to make informed decisions.
I bring a strong background in intellectual property law to the table, particularly as applied to the Internet. Do you have a website? Did the designer assign you the copyright? If not, he can sell the design to others, even your competitors! The truth of the matter is most people can't be bothered to deal with trademarks or copyright filings, but the truth is these are critical filings to protect all you hard work online! If you fail to protect your works, others will rip you off. Don't let it happen!
Stuffy Business Lawyers
If you are looking for a stuffy lawyer to preach at you, I am going to disappoint. I am casual, never preach and always talk in non-legal terms. I even answer my own phone.
Most of my clients comment that I don't "act like an attorney." You're more apt to find me wearing jeans and Hawaiian shirts versus a suit. I have an office in a home in Del Mar, but live out in the Mount Laguna area. As a result, I am pretty much a virtual attorney in that I use the web for communicating with you and sending documents. Some businesses prefer this, while some don't. After practicing for 20 plus years, I am set in my ways, so the choice is yours.
If you are in need of a San Diego business lawyer with actual experience running a business, don't hesitate to contact me. I look forward to speaking with you.
Richard Chapo, Esq.