Santa Rosa – Petaluma – Ukiah – Lakeport
Do you need a Sonoma County business litigation attorney? At Beck Law P.C., our experienced business lawyers are here to offer you a wide range of services and representation. We represent business owners, employees, and independent contractors in Sonoma County, Mendocino County, and Lake County, California. Our goal is to help you grow and manage your business. Whether you are a local, home-grown business, a franchise operator, or an outpost of a foreign corporation, we can help you.
Our business litigation attorney services include:
- Settling contract disputes
- Determining whether there has been a breach of contract
- Contract review, for businesses and individual contractors
- Assisting with interpreting and negotiating commercial leases
- Organizing a new business: corporation, LLC, partnership, LLP, or non-profit
- Drafting contracts: for owners, agents, independent contractors, and investors
Our past and current clients include wineries, hotels, restaurants, farmers, medical marijuana collectives and dispensaries, real estate developers, auto repair shops, health care professionals, investors, stockholders, landlords, and lenders.
We have assisted clients with:
- Commercial collections
- Mediation, arbitration, and trial
- Mergers and acquisitions decisions
- Drafting Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDAs)
- Buying and selling commercial real estate
- Setting up safeguards to protect property
- Pre-court meetings: negotiation and settlement
- Sharing ownership with family members and employees
- Interpreting non-competition clauses in employment contracts
- Resolving allegations of fraud, including false advertising and nondisclosure
- Compliance with state and federal regulations, especially those that are industry-specific to agriculture, wine, food, and hospitality
If you are a business owner or independent contractor looking for a Sonoma County business attorney, here are some general tips:
- Covenants not to compete are generally void in California.
- An employment contract must contain the period of employment.
- Contracts for the sale of land must be in writing to be enforceable.
- If the opposing side is represented by counsel, do not attempt to negotiate with them without a lawyer.
- Bring any relevant documents: maps, your commercial lease, an employment contract; to your first meeting.
- Generally, California law requires that if you negotiate the terms of the contract in Spanish, both parties should also review a Spanish-language copy of the contract prior to signing it.
- Typically, a lawyer from a prepaid legal plan will be unable to help you resolve a complex business law problem. That is why you would call a specialist, like an attorney from Beck Law, P.C.
At Beck Law, P.C., our Sonoma County business law attorneys are affordable, patient, detail-oriented, and knowledgeable. Call now to learn more about our fees.