Corporate & Business Transactions
Serving Businessowners in the Conejo Valley and Throughout California
Every business needs a trusted legal partner. At the Law Offices of Kent W. Keating, we have been supporting the diverse needs of our local business community since 1986. Our Thousand Oaks business lawyer develops personal relationships with each of our clients and is passionate about helping companies achieve their objectives. We can offer the personalized legal guidance and creative problem-solving your business needs to succeed.
Our Business Services
The Law Offices of Kent W. Keating are prepared to represent businesses of all sizes and industries. Whether you are a first-time entrepreneur looking to start your first company or a seasoned businessowner who needs to establish a succession plan, we can offer tailored advice and direct access to a legal professional with decades of experience. We are also familiar with how business law intersects with estate planning and can take steps to ensure your plan accounts for your business interests.
Our Thousand Oaks business attorney can assist your company with:
- Buy and Sell Agreements. A buy and sell agreement, also sometimes called a buyout agreement, works to minimize disruption when a businessowner passes away, retires, or leaves a company. It determines how the exiting businessowner's shares will be distributed upon their departure. A well-designed buyout agreement can help a business survive what would otherwise be a destabilizing development. We can help you draft a strong buy and sell agreement and explore all available funding mechanisms, including life insurance policies.
- Corporate Transactions. Our firm can assist with all types of business and corporate transactions, including those involving purchases, sales, financing, and expenditures. We can also draft, negotiate, and finalize numerous types of contracts, including employment agreements, independent contractor agreements, indemnification agreements, nondisclosure agreements, purchase and sale agreements, joint venture agreements, and partnership agreements.
- Entity Formation. The type of business entity you choose will influence how you will be taxed, how your company will be structured, and your personal liability. We can help you create and register a limited partnership (LP), a corporation, a limited liability company (LLC), or any other entity type. Our firm can evaluate your goals and advise which entity type is right for you. We can also review the applicable regulatory formalities and reporting requirements that will apply to your new entity.
- Shareholder Agreements. A corporation typically needs more than articles of incorporation. A shareholder agreement will specify how disputes are resolved, how the corporation operates, and how shares are bought, sold, priced, and transferred. A shareholder agreement can work to protect your company in a scenario where an owner passes away, becomes incapacitated, files for bankruptcy, or gets divorced. We can help you draft, negotiate, and execute these important, complex contracts.
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Do not wait to get your business the legal representation it deserves. We are ready to assist you on a transactional or ongoing basis.