Business Transaction Attorneys • Litigation Attorneys
Mergers and Acquisitions
The business - corporate attorneys with Michael T. Chulak & Associates form individually designed business entities for clients while providing essential legal advice. We represent clients throughout California including the following areas:
Remember, only an attorney licensed in your state can provide legal advice regarding:
Unlike non - attorney document preparation services, Michael T. Chulak & Associates will not simply provide you with a fill in the blanks form document and then send you out the door without legal advice. We will provide you with sound legal advice and an individually designed business entity or document that best meets your specific needs. Good legal advice results in fewer disputes and litigation. Ask us about Joint Enterprise Liability, Piercing the Corporate Veil and the Alter Ego Doctrine. See our Business Formations Fee Schedule.
Most business owners will agree that the measure of an excellent business-corporate attorney is not his or her ability to make a list of potentially disastrous consequences every time you want to do something. That is not difficult to do. Attorneys are uniquely capable of frightening business owners. Excellent attorneys will listen carefully and will comprehend what you want to accomplish. He or she will then find a way to accomplish your goal legally, effectively and with the minimum amount of risk.
Summary of Employee - IC Factors
Contact us when you can't afford a mistake.
Franchise Your Business
The attorneys with Michael T. Chulak & Associates can provide you with the legal services needed to franchise your business for a fixed legal fee. Payment plans are available and we may accept all or a part of your fee based upon barter. Call us to discuss your plans to develop a franchised business. Please visit: Ten Reasons to Franchise Your Business. Initial consultations are free.
Mergers and Acquisitions
The law firm of Michael T. Chulak & Associates can assist your franchised or non-franchised company successfully complete a merger or acquisition anywhere in Southern California. This may include assisting you in finding the right business to acquire, a suitable merger partner, raising equity and/or debt financing, and providing necessary legal services.
Mergers and Acquisitions
Mergers and acquisitions take place only when both parties believe the value of the combined firms will be worth more than the sum of the two firms operating separately. If value is created as a result of a merger or acquisition, the owners of both firms can profit by the transaction.
Advantages of Making Business
The stock of a corporation that has financial statements audited by an independent Certified Public Accounting firm, or a public company, can be used to acquire other businesses including competitors.
Advantages to the Acquiring Business:
Disadvantages to the Acquiring Business:
Advantages to the Seller of the Business:
Disadvantages to the Seller of the Business:
The value placed on the stock of the seller’s corporation (by both the seller and buyer) will vary depending upon many factors including but not limited to the following:
The law firm of Michael T. Chulak & Associates represents buyers and sellers of businesses and the assets of businesses. We also represent business opportunity brokers throughout Southern California.
Business Formations - Santa Clarita Valley
Property Management - Southern California
Free Legal Seminars
Taxes Some Americans Pay Each Year
Glossary of Business, Corporate Finance and Investment Terms
Selecting Corporate Directors
Why corporate directors can be valuable.
Corporate directors may have the ability to:
Why would a person serve as a corporate director?
What type of person makes a good corporate director?
What do corporate directors want?
Outside or Independent Directors
Outside directors or independent directors are directors of a corporation who do not have a direct or indirect material or pecuniary relationship with the firm (or anyone closely related to the firm), other than receiving a fee for serving as a director. Outside or independent directors can not be shareholders, employees, or officers of the company or any of its subsidiaries. The New York Stock Exchange and Nasdaq Exchange require that a majority of directors be independent. Non-listed corporations are not required to follow this rule, but it is generally prudent to do so.
Corporate General Counsel Services
Inhouse General Counsel • Outside General Counsel
The General Counsel of a corporation or other legal entity is the chief attorney for the firm. The General Counsel may be a full time inhouse officer of the firm, or may be a part-time outside attorney who provides general counsel services including the following:
Our business-corporate attorneys are available to provide part-time outside general counsel services for small and medium sized corporations and other business entities.
Business Startup Checklist
Following is a business startup checklist to assist in developing a new business. Not all items listed apply to every business. There may be items you will want to consider that are not listed.
Chinese Business Owners
Our firm is available to assist Chinese businesses form and legally operate U.S. business operations in Southern California. We have attorneys that speak and write Mandarin Chinese and a non-attorney member of our staff who speaks both Mandarin and the dialect used in Wenzhou, China. In addition to business matters, we can provide legal services in the areas of immigration, employment, construction, and real estate, including commercial leases. We can also refer you to other professionals. We do not charge a fee for initial consultations.
Formation of Commercial Banks, Credit Unions
If you are planning to form a commercial bank, credit union, or other financial institution, anywhere in Southern California, please call us for a no-cost initial consultation. We can provide legal advice in many relevant areas of the law and may be able to assist you in raising some of the required initial capital and in securing sources of low cost initial deposits. We can also assist you in developing sound underwriting procedures for originating and selling, if desired, all types of real estate loans.
Small Business Facts
According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses in the United States:
We are seeking first time entrepreneurs who are serious about starting a new business. We are business - corporate attorneys and can help you get started in developing a successful enterprise. We offer no-cost initial consultations.
National Federation of Independent Business
The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), established in 1943, is a non-profit lobbying organization that concentrates its focus on the impact of state and federal legislation on businesses. The NFIB is a strong supporter of the free market system and has a political action committee called Save America's Free Enterprise Trust. The NFIB has offices in Washington D.C. And all fifty state capitals. The organization is headquartered in Nashville, Tennessee and has a membership exceeding 350,000. Their website is: NFIB.com. We are supporters of the NFIB and encourage your support.
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Santa Barbara County:
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San Luis Obispo County:
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