Our Attorneys Have Been Assisting Businesses Since 1956
At Rusconi, Foster & Thomas, we've aligned our business law practice with our love and dedication to the towns and cities that comprise our local communities. We pride ourselves on representing small and medium-sized businesses and business owners that operate locally.
Clients who walk through our doors receive the highest level of care and attention to their business needs regarding:
Selecting the Best Business Entity
We have experience in counseling clients on selecting the best business entity for their individual business needs. Once an entity is chosen, we work closely with our clients on the organizational documents, such as shareholders' agreements, buy-sell agreements, operating agreements, articles of incorporation, and corporate minutes to name a few.
Once a business entity is formed, we continue to provide our clients with stellar corporate counseling, including counseling on issues involving the election of directors, director actions, purchase or sale of corporate interest, exit planning, asset management, and succession planning.
Business Succession Planning
The most important service we provide for our business clients is succession planning for the business owner. We have extensive experience in counseling clients on how best to protect their business upon their death or incapacity to create a smooth transition of leadership. This is a crucial aspect of owning and operating a business. If you haven't already, review our video on Succession Planning.
Running a business is already difficult enough without considering all the legal aspects. Our attorneys will work with you whether you are a new business owner or already have an established business and are looking to ensure your business is protected.
Frequently Asked Questions About Business Law
Q: Which business entity is right for me?
A: The right entity for your business needs will depend on a variety of factors, including what you want to accomplish with your business. Is this business going to own and hold property? Do you want a small family-owned business, or do you have aspirations of going public one day? Our attorneys are adept at analyzing and counseling you on what business entity would best serve your needs and will guide you through the business formation process.
For more on business entities, review our article on the difference between a Limited Liability Company (LLC) and a Limited Partnership (LP).
Q: How do I protect my Business if I pass away or become INCAPACITATED?
A: Just as it is essential to have an estate plan for yourself, it is equally as important to have a succession plan for your business. A succession plan allows you to plan for the continued operation of your business if something were to happen to you. Do you want your business to cease operations? Do you want to have a successor or family member take over? What will happen to your business interest? These are all critical questions that should be addressed before it is too late.
Q: Can you help me with business litigation and employment law?
A: Our firm does not do business litigation or employment law. However, we do have an extensive list of referrals and resources that allow us to direct our clients to trusted and experienced professionals who do practice those areas of law.
At Rusconi, Foster & Thomas, We’re Here to Help
For general information about businesses and California Law, view our articles on the topic and our legal resources. If you have specific questions about your business, please contact us today to discuss your individual needs and concerns.