Should Your Business Hire a Lawyer?

As an attorney who has specialized in small businesses and mid-sized businesses for over 30 years, I am often asked by business people whether or not they should have an ongoing relationship with an attorney.  Most business people work hard to conduct their businesses and want to maximize time with their families, and they wonder…


Corporate Records: An Ounce of Prevention

Many small businesses choose to form corporations through which to operate because of the limited liability afforded to corporate shareholders.  This is a wise choice, but merely incorporating is not enough.  In order to actually enjoy the ongoing protections of limited liability, California law requires corporations to keep certain records.  This is true regardless of…


Should You Incorporate Your Business?

Forming an entity like a corporation or an LLC (limited liability company) may limit your liability. One thing many entrepreneurs and budding business owners think about is whether to incorporate a business. While forming a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC) can cost a little time and money in the short term, it can…


About Me

For over twenty-five years, I have practiced business law and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Palo Alto, California.  I assist businesses with formation and planning; purchases and sales of existing businesses; termination of business entities; commercial leasing matters; and employment matters.  My other focus is on mediation and arbitration, where I help clients settle disputes…