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When starting a new business, expanding to a new location or taking on a new business partner, business owners need to have experienced legal representation to ensure a strong business foundation. We love helping our clients with these “nuts & bolts” of restaurant ownership. Having our team take the reins on these key foundational elements allows our team here at Hackler Flynn  & Associates to give you all of the benefits you would achieve by taking on traditional “in-house legal counsel” – but at a fraction of the cost.

When we become your legal counsel, we offer three principal benefits that are typically only available through hiring an in-house legal team:

  1. We develop an in-depth familiarity with your business, culture and legal needs.
  2. We maintain a long-term relationship with you, which facilitates efficiency of service (with no additional employee headcount).
  3. We become an integral part of your management team through being available for ongoing advice and guidance as regulatory laws evolve and change over time. We understand how to get deals done efficiently and at a cost that makes business sense.

 

    The specific business formation services we provide include:

    • Startup Counseling: What kind of corporation should you set up for your business, and why? How do you limit your company's legal expenses while protecting yourself? How do you Trademark your business name and/or logo in the right way to protect your intellectual property?
    • Formation of a Corporation, LLC or Partnership for Your Business. This includes stock option plans and agreements (when relevant), and the preparation of all related documentation.
    • Founders’ Agreements, Operating Agreements and Limited Partnership Agreements. As soon as you start your business, it is vital to have these types of agreements in writing. This also often includes licensing agreements and confidentiality agreements.
    • Website Development: Terms of service/use and privacy policy.
    • Employment and Consulting Agreements. These are vital as soon as you hire your first employee.
    • Commercial Contracts: This includes service agreements, partnering agreements, vendor/supplier agreements and reseller agreements.
    • Corporate Governance: This includes board of director matters and stockholders’/voting agreements.

      Regardless of whether you are just starting a brand new small ‘mom & pop’ business, or you already have a large established corporate enterprise with dozens of locations across California, we are able to meet your needs, and grow with you.