Oakland Business Law Attorneys

Starting a business is an exciting time. Keeping your business alive and productive requires strategic planning and long-term objectives. One way to protect your business from the outset is by working directly with an attorney who can explain your rights, options and obligations as a business owner. At Goins & Associates, our business formation lawyers counsel clients in Berkeley and elsewhere through business formation and continue ongoing representation as our clients make important legal decisions or when facing a business dispute.

We are dedicated to protecting your rights. Call 510-899-9065 or contact us by e-mail to schedule a consultation directly with our Oakland business law lawyers.

Business Formation

The business formation you choose can affect tax liabilities and your personal liability. It is important to know how the formation will impact your rights and responsibilities. We will review your options and help you file appropriate paperwork to document your business. We are experienced with:

  • Professional corporations (PCs)
  • LLCs (Limited Liability Companies)
  • S-Corps
  • C-Corps
  • Partnerships and Limited Liability Partnerships

Ongoing Counsel for Business Decisions and Transactions

In addition to formation, we handle all transactional work for businesses including contractual agreements, real estate purchase and sale, commercial leasing, mergers and acquisitions, creation of independent contractor's agreement and private placement. Our attorneys will remain dedicated to protecting your business interests and can guide you in making the best legal decisions to support long-term success and productivity.

Litigation and Advocacy Involving Business Disputes

When faced with a dispute, you want to be certain that your rights are protected. Losing in court could result in very costly obligations. We represent clients in complex business disputes involving partners and board members, securities fraud, corporate dissolution, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and employment law. It is critical to involve an attorney as soon as possible to increase your opportunities for success, either in negotiations or if court becomes necessary.

For an initial consultation or to discuss your case with an attorney, please call 510-899-9065 or you can reach our attorneys by filling out our e-mail form.

Credit cards accepted · French and Spanish language services available · Flexible appointment schedules