Business & Commercial Law Lawyer

BoyesLegal, APC advises small businesses throughout California, such as San Jose on all aspects of business operations. From startups and product launches to business transactions and litigation, our firm is the trusted choice in several areas of business and commercial law.

We are widely known for providing our clients with the sophisticated advice of a large firm and the personal service of a boutique practice. When you consult with us, we will take the time to learn about the inner workings of your business and establish a blueprint for your success. Always mindful of your budget, we provide cost-effective service and dependable advice. Contact our office today to get started.

Business and Commercial Law Services for Clients in San Jose, California

Running a small business can be exciting and lucrative, but balancing the inherent risks and potential rewards can be challenging. You can trust BoyesLegal to provide you with informed representation through all phases of the business cycle.  

San Jose Business Formation and Startup Services 

Launching a new business successfully requires having a solid foundation. Our business and commercial law group will work with you to select the appropriate business structure. We regularly advise startups and entrepreneurs on forming all types of business organizations, such as:

  • C and S-corporation
  • Limited liability company (LLC)
  • Partnerships
  • Joint ventures

By understanding the nature of your business and your objectives, we will work with you to select an entity that best suits your needs and guide you through all steps of business information, including the following:

  • Choosing a suitable name
  • Preparing foundational documents (e.g. articles of incorporation, bylaws)
  • Applying for required business licenses

Our capable business attorneys will also advise you on related matters, such as regulatory compliance and employment issues – establishing employment policies, creating employee handbooks, drafting employment agreements, and resolving employment-related disputes. Let our legal team help you get your business up and running and achieve your goals. 

San Jose Business Purchases and Sales

At BoyesLegal, we advise clients on all types of business transactions in California, including stock sales, asset sales, and mergers and acquisitions. Our legal team regularly negotiates and prepares underlying agreements, such as:

  • Purchase and sales agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Operating agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Noncompete agreements
  • Nondisclosure agreements

Above all, we work to create well-conceived business agreements that will protect your interest and allow you to engage in successful transactions.

Business Law Litigation 

Our trial lawyers are highly experienced in litigating all types of business disputes, including:

  • Breach of contract 
  • Fraud
  • Business collections
  • Employment disputes
  • Insurance disputes
  • Partnership disputes
  • Shareholder disputes
  • Business sales/dissolution

Given that a lengthy court battle can be costly and disruptive to business operations, we initially work to resolve disputes through alternative dispute resolution proceedings. However, we have the skills and resources to litigate and have a demonstrated track record of success in state and federal court and administrative proceedings. 

Business Succession Planning 

Starting a business requires planning for the future, both the expected and unexpected. What will happen to your business if you are incapacitated due to illness or injury, or when you near retirement or pass away?  

Our business and commercial law attorneys can help you establish a well-conceived business succession plan. In particular, we will advise you on matters such as:

  • Selecting potential successors
  • Establishing operating guidelines
  • Determining the business’s value
  • Preparing buy/sell agreements 

By collaborating with experienced business accountants, appraisers, and financial professionals, we can help you arrive at an accurate business valuation and design a business succession plan that protects your life’s work and preserves your legacy for future generations. 

General Counsel Services

Knowing that having an in-house attorney is not financially feasible for most small businesses, we provide general counsel services to our business clients in California on a regular basis. We are available to advise you on day-to-day legal issues that arise or for specific matters and projects. Our attorneys will learn about your business, understand your goals, and consistently act with those interests in mind. Our comprehensive general counsel services include:

  • Regulatory compliance – We can advise you on the applicable federal, state, and local laws governing your business, help you establish policies and procedures to conform to those laws, and represent you in litigation and regulatory enforcement actions if necessary. 
  • Business and commercial law – Our attorneys provide ongoing counsel on operational issues, tax planning, business transactions, lines of credit, equipment leasing, working capital, and disputes that arise, as well the resulting business litigation. We have developed proven strategies that can help you navigate the contemporary business landscape.

Contact Our Experienced California Business Lawyers

At BoyesLegal, we have a well-earned reputation as dedicated advocates who provide our business clients with strategic representation. Once you become our client, you will have confidence, knowing that we are committed to your success. Contact our office today for a consultation.

BoyesLegal provides business and commercial law services to clients in San Jose and throughout the state of California.