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California - There are two ways you can find and meet with business lawyers in California. One is the traditional way of referrals. The second is through the Internet, where you can visit a firm's website. Basically, a business lawyer would provide legal advice, counsel, and representation.

Business lawyers offer services that cover the following major services: counsel to small businesses and startups; California Incorporation and business formation; nonprofit organization and regulation; venture capital and private equity/debt financings; preparation and review of contracts; shareholder, employment and intra company disputes; opinion of counsel business and commercial litigation mergers and acquisitions (M&A); sale or purchase of a business; intellectual property protection and technology; restricted stock transfers; secured transactions; Federal and California disclosure laws; business and nonprofit tax issues.

In a nutshell, your business lawyer will assist you in formulating a legal structure or entity for your business, from articles of incorporation, business licenses, bylaws, partnership agreements, operating agreements, initial director's meetings, managing partner or manager's meetings, stock certificates, share registration, EIN application, tax-exemption filing, reseller's permits, state business authorizations, option plans, employment compliance, invention assignments, nondisclosure agreements; and employment agreements, as provided for under the California Incorporation and Business Formation Services guidelines.

Your California business lawyer will also help you deal with financial lenders, investors, and venture capital firms. Your lawyer can offer expert opinion on the different kinds of mergers and ensure that you always get the better end of the bargain. He will also be the one to draft disclosure documents required by the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as the various contracts you will need. He will see you through restricted stock transfers and merger & acquisition transactions. These are a just a few advantages you will enjoy when you have an experienced California business lawyer as your counsel.