Consultation Services
for Business Owners

Brian Dennis is ready to bring his extensive expertise in the business world to advise and resolve your legal issues so that your business can thrive.

Brian's services are targeted to respond to the needs of:

    • The Business Start-Upcomprehensive legal services covering formal business formation through early-stage operations.
       
    • The Business Buyerincluding all Business Start-up legal services, plus creation of letters of intent, financing, contracts, negotiations, and closings.

    • Business Operationsa checklist review of items facing established businesses, designed to gain a big picture view of your business’s legal issues.

    • Business Succession / Sale / Termination—determining and executing business owner exit strategy in the event of death or disability, passing the business to a successor or buyer, or simply closing the doors.

      • Business Succession—issues include determining exactly who owns the business assets, the impact of community property laws, and the documents necessary for a successful succession.
         
      • Maximizing Sale Value—a well-run business commands a premium price backed by smartly structured legal operations and documents.

      • Termination and Estate Planning—the closing or sale of a business can have a significant impact on your estate. It is vital to have a well-executed estate plan that includes such documents as a will, trust, durable power of attorney, advanced health care directive, and provides for needs of family, particularly for minor children and young adults.

Some of the issues facing many prospective and current business owners include:

      • Creating a Business Plan;
         
      • Deciding on the most advantageous business entity [sole proprietorship, LLC, S or C Corporation, or general partnership];
         
      • Understanding the impact of recent tax reforms, including the 20% deduction for pass-through entities;
         
      • Capitalizing / funding of your business;
         
      • Employment Law, including 1) employment agreements, 2) employee handbooks, 3) intellectual property, and 4) Internet law;
         
      • Insurance and employee benefit planning, including property, casualty, liability, life, disability, medical and long-term care;
         
      • Real estate transactions, from purchase/lease agreements with landlords, third-parties, and business owner/company; and
         
      • Securities, including the impact of laws on corporate stock or LLC membership interests. 
Specialized Business
Consultation Services

Here are just some of the specialized services Brian offers to business owners
[NOTE: discounted initial consultations are available]:

      • Business Start-Up: comprehensive legal services covering formal business formation through early-stage operations.
         
      • The Business Buyer: including all Business Start-up legal services, plus creation of letters of intent, financing, contracts, negotiations, and closings.
         
      • Business Operations: a comprehensive review of legal and business issues facing established businesses, including development of a checklist of individualized legal issues to streamline your business.
         
      • Use Your Intellect: technology is changing the world. We’re living through the third Industrial Revolution, but law is playing catch-up. From trademarks to trade secrets, copyrights to patents, make sure that when it comes to intellectual property, you’re caught up, too.
         
      • The S Corporation Dilemma: specific attention to estate planning issues that apply to S Corps.
         
      • Keep Your Customers Close – and Your Contracts Closer: discuss the foundational elements that every contract should have, and receive a template to use as an outline for your business.
         
      • Employee Benefit Planning: happy employees make for better functioning companies, and employee benefits make for happy employees. From individual and group life and disability, to medical insurance and 401(K) plans, to deferred compensation, and the beneficiary designation issues that employers need to know about, review employee benefit issues that can help you build morale.
         
      • Who Owns What? spouses can acquire interests in property and businesses through the application of community property rules. Consultation includes review and clarification of individual and community property issues and their impact on business, pre- and post-marital agreements, and counsel regarding the need for and/or updating of estate plans to consider community and separate property issues.
         
      • How to Buy Insurance: review the unique insurance needs of business owners and the coverage your business may need. Includes what you may need for your personal coverage, including property, casualty, liability, life, and disability insurance.
         
      • The Real Estate Primer: includes consultations on purchase, sale or lease of property, contracts between business owner and business and/or outside parties, and advice, review and negotiation, as needed. 
         
      • Business Succession Planning – Five Extra: after looking at the Business Owner’s Estate Plan, there are five more areas that can affect you and/or your partner’s/partners’ business. Plan to keep the doors open should the unexpected happen. From buy-sell agreements to powers of attorney for businesses, as well as business insurance issues, cover them all.
         
      • Business Succession / Sale / Termination—determining and executing business owner exit strategy in the event of death or disability, passing the business to a successor or buyer, or simply closing the doors.
         
      • Asset Protection: strategic consultation to maximize asset protection in our litigious age, including review of legal options
         
      • Tax Reform and You: makes sense of recent tax reform, and whether and how you can benefit.
         
      • The Last of the Great Tax Shelters: business and individual pension plans focused toward the business owner that you can use to save taxes and accumulate wealth.

Legal Engagement Letter required
in advance of all consulting and/or other work.

Call today to discover how Brian can help you.
 

Consultation Services
for Business Owners

Brian Dennis is ready to bring his extensive expertise in the business world to advise and resolve your legal issues so that you can thrive.

Brian's services are targeted to respond to the needs of:

    • The Business Start-Upcomprehensive legal services covering formal business formation through early-stage operations.
       
    • The Business Buyerincluding all Business Start-up legal services, plus creation of letters of intent, financing, contracts, negotiations, and closings.

    • Business Operations—a comprehensive review of legal and business issues facing established businesses, including development of a checklist of individualized legal issues to streamline your business.
      • Asset protection
      • Contracts
      • Corporate and LLC compliance, from minutes to orderly legal records
      • Employment law
      • Environmental Law
      • Franchise law
      • Insurance
      • Internet law
      • Intellectual property
      • Liability
      • Partnership issues
      • Real estate leases and purchases
      • Restricted stock
      • Securities law
         
    • Business Succession / Sale / Termination—determining and executing business owner exit strategy in the event of death or disability, passing the business to a successor or buyer, or simply closing the doors.

      • Business Succession—issues include determining exactly who owns the business assets, the impact of community property laws, and the documents necessary for a successful succession.
         
      • Maximizing Sale Value—a well-run business commands a premium price backed by smartly structured legal operations and documents.

      • Termination and Estate Planning—the closing or sale of a business can have a significant impact on your estate. It is vital to have a well-executed estate plan that includes such documents as a will, trust, durable power of attorney, advanced health care directive, and provides for needs of family, particularly for minor children and young adults.

Some of the issues facing many prospective and current business owners include:

    • Creating a Business Plan;
       
    • Deciding on the most advantageous business entity [sole proprietorship, LLC, S or C Corporation, or general partnership];
       
    • Understanding the impact of recen tax reforms, including the 20% deduction for pass-through entities;
       
    • Capitalizing / funding of your business;
       
    • Employment Law, including 1) employment agreements, 2) employee handbooks, 3) intellectual property, and 4) Internet law;
       
    • Insurance and employee benefit planning, including property, casualty, liability, life, disability, medical and long-term care;
       
    • Real estate transactions, from purchase/lease agreements with landlords, third-parties, and business owner/company; and
       
    • Securities, including the impact of laws on corporate stock or LLC membership interests. 
Specialized Business
Consultation Services

Here are just some of the specialized services Brian offers to business owners [NOTE: discounted initial consultations are available]:

    • Business Start-Upcomprehensive legal services covering formal business formation through early-stage operations.
       
    • The Business Buyerincluding all Business Start-up legal services, plus creation of letters of intent, financing, contracts, negotiations, and closings.
       
    • Business Operations—a comprehensive review of legal and business issues facing established businesses, including development of a checklist of individualized legal issues to streamline your business.
       
    • Use Your Intellect: Technology is changing the world. We’re living through the third Industrial Revolution, but law is playing catch-up. From trademarks to trade secrets, copyrights to patents, make sure that when it comes to intellectual property, you’re caught up, too.
       
    • The S Corporation Dilemma: specific attention to estate planning issues that apply to S Corps.
       
    • Keep Your Customers Close – and Your Contracts Closer: discuss the foundational elements that every contract should have, and receive a template to use as an outline for your business.
       
    • Employee Benefit Planning: happy employees make for better functioning companies, and employee benefits make for happy employees. From individual and group life and disability, to medical insurance and 401(K) plans, to deferred compensation, and the beneficiary designation issues that employers need to know about, review employee benefit issues that can help you build morale.
       
    • Who Owns What? Spouses can acquire interests in property and businesses through the application of community property rules. Consultation includes review and clarification of individual and community property issues and their impact on business, pre- and post-marital agreements, and counsel regarding the need for and/or updating of estate plans to consider community and separate property issues.
       
    • How to Buy Insurance: review the unique insurance needs of business owners and the coverage your business may need. Includes what you may need for your personal coverage, including property, casualty, liability, life, and disability insurance.
       
    • The Real Estate Primer: includes consultations on purchase, sale or lease of property, contracts between business owner and business and/or outside parties, and advice, review and negotiation, as needed. 
       
    • Business Succession Planning – Five Extra: After looking at the Business Owner’s Estate Plan, there are five more areas that can affect you and/or your partner’s/partners’ business. Plan to keep the doors open should the unexpected happen. From buy-sell agreements to powers of attorney for businesses, as well as business insurance issues, cover them all.
       
    • Business Succession / Sale / Termination—determining and executing business owner exit strategy in the event of death or disability, passing the business to a successor or buyer, or simply closing the doors.
       
    • Asset Protection: strategic consultation to maximize asset protection in our litigious age, including review of legal options
       
    • Tax Reform and You: makes sense of recent tax reform, and whether and how you can benefit.
       
    • The Last of the Great Tax Shelters: business and individual pension plans focused toward the business owner that you can use to save taxes and accumulate wealth.

Legal Engagement Letter required
in advance of all consulting and/or other work.

Call today to discover how Brian can help you.

 

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310-617-8024 brian@briandennislaw.com
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Beverly Hills, CA 90210-4416

  


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