Business Advice That Stands Up Over Time and in Court
Successful commercial and corporate transactions not only resolve each party's need to close the deal quickly, but they also prove their value over time. Successful transactions define the commitments and performance of each party, as well as withstand legal challenges when things go wrong for one side or the other.
At Estaville Law, our practical advice and farsighted counsel can make the difference between documentation that protects your company for decades, and a legal time bomb that could blow up at any time. Find out how our experience and insights as business advisers can help your company take advantage of opportunities, protect profits, define roles, manage risk, and avoid liability. Contact our office for more information.
Smaller clients depend on our firm to serve as their general counsel on matters including entity selection, employment issues, taxation, regulatory matters, corporate governance, and commercial transactions of all kinds.
Examples of the kinds of matters our attorneys handle include:
- Organization and formation of corporations, partnerships, and LLC's
- Partnership agreements, operating agreements, shareholder agreements, and other essential instruments
- Amendment of organizational documents to accommodate changes in the equity group or the company's scale of operations
- Business purchases, sales, and mergers
- Real estate transactions
- Employment law advice
- Insurance coverage issues
- Corporate finance, including debt and equity financing
- Contract documentation with vendors, suppliers, customers, independent contractors, or agents
- Purchase, sale, or licensing agreements concerning intellectual property
Estaville Law takes nothing away from our firm's ability to protect a company's interests on the front end of business and corporate transactions. In fact, our trial experience helps us identify risk and anticipate liability traps. This experience can significantly reduce your exposure in any transaction.
In today's world, not all cases need to be heard in court. The mediation process is a popular way to resolve disputes without the cost and hassle of going to trial. In fact, many courts and private contracts require that some form of mediation be utilized prior to, or as part of, litigation. Mediation of some sort is utilized on an increasing scale - over 90 percent of all court cases filed in California are resolved before they reach the courtroom.
Mediation, also known as Alternative Dispute Resolution, is also has economic advantages over the costly and lengthy litigation process. It typically brings a faster resolution to the dispute at hand, and parties' privacy and confidentiality can still be maintained.
Mediation affords the parties an opportunity to have a neutral third party involved in the resolution of the dispute at hand. With more knowledge and experience with the issue in question, this neutral referee is able to give a more informed and less arbitrary decision, as opposed to a judge or jury holding generalized knowledge. This is more likely to result in a decision that is fair and equitable to both parties.
Let Estaville Law be your mediation law firm. We provide mediation and arbitration services for clients all over the Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties, and our office is known for its zealous advocacy for clients, whether it is in the courtroom with a judge or in the private mediation process.
Should you decide to pursue the path of mediation, know that Estaville Law is experienced and knowledgeable about the process. Our clients come to us when they are seeking quality representation to guide them through the dispute resolution process.