Business Law

Trusted Legal Counsel Based in Irvine, California

George & Shields, LLP provides legal counsel to small, mid-sized, and large businesses throughout California, including corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), limited liability partnerships (LLPs), and other business entities. Recognizing that the best way to protect our clients’ legal rights is often through proactive business planning, we offer cost-effective solutions for your business, from start-up to dissolution and everything in between.

Business Formation Services

Our attorneys provide legal advice and counsel for the formation of new business ventures, including:

  • business incorporation
  • business governance
  • application for tax-exempt status (i.e. forming a non-profit organization)
  • partnership agreements
  • buy-sell agreements
  • limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • limited liability partnerships (LLPs)
  • shareholder agreements

Business Planning and Transactions

We also assist established businesses with legal and financial matters including:

  • purchase and sale agreements
  • business financing
  • business restructuring
  • succession planning
  • debt and capital acquisition
  • employee relations, such as the preparation and revision of employee handbooks
  • protection of intellectual property
  • risk evaluation
  • negotiating and drafting contracts and business agreements

General Counsel

Our attorneys are retained as general counsel, handling day-to-day legal needs for our business clients.

Trusted Business Advisors

When you hire the attorneys at George & Shields, LLP, you gain trusted legal advisors who will provide sophisticated, high-caliber legal representation tailored to your unique business needs.

For more information, contact George & Shields, LLP.

News & Updates

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