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 business 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.
OUR CONTRACT SERVICES
- 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 drafting the articles, the bylaws or operating agreement, obtaining an EIN and filing the statement of information. For a corporation this can also include 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.
Employment and Consulting Agreements. Employment Agreements, Employee Handbooks and Independent Contractor Agreements are all vital as soon as you hire your first employee or begin working with an independent contractor. We can help you draft these so you are protected.
Commercial Contracts: This includes service agreements, partnering agreements, vendor/supplier agreements and reseller agreements. Additionally, this can include terms and conditions for invoices your company sends out.
Corporate Governance: This includes board of director matters and stockholder/voting agreements. Along with ensuring your corporate board minutes are up to date and completed annually (at the very least!).
When we become your legal counsel, we offer three principal benefits that are typically only available through hiring an in-house legal team
We develop an in-depth familiarity with your business, culture and legal needs.
We maintain a long-term relationship with you, which facilitates efficiency of service (with no additional employee headcount).
We become an integral part of your management team by 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 financial sense.
Regardless of whether you are just starting a brand new company, run a ‘mom & pop’ business, or you already have a large established corporate enterprise with hundreds of locations across California, we are able to grow with you and meet your legal needs.