Main Office:
  • 66 Bovet Road
  • Suite 280
  • San Mateo, CA 94402
  • Tel: (650) 573-9500
  • Fax: (650) 573-9689
  • Email: contactus@chauvellaw.com
 

Business Law /  Real Estate Law  /  Employment Law  /  Estate Planning / Probate  /  Civil Litigation  /  Transportation Law  /  Intellectual Property

OUR SERVICES: Business Law

Representing Your Business

Our business attorneys provide full-service representation for small to medium sized companies. We handle business formation and commercial transactions, as well as commercial litigation. Whether you are starting a new business venture or wanting to take your company to the next level, we can help you.

Business Formation

Our attorneys have helped start many businesses and work closely with our clients to find the entity that best suits their needs, including:

  • C Corporation
  • S Corporation
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Non profit entities
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • General partnership

We draft all documents needed, including:

  • Articles of incorporation
  • Partnership agreements
  • Buy sell agreements
  • Articles of Organization
  • Formation of entities in other states
  • Bylaws
  • Shareholders and Directors minutes
  • Qualified and nonqualified stock options and plans
  • Promissory notes
  • Warrants
  • Phantom stock plans
  • Executive compensation agreements
  • Consulting contracts
  • Confidentiality and Nondisclosure agreements
  • Deferred compensation
  • Split Dollar life insurance agreements

We also assist clients who wish to form partnerships or other entities for estate planning purposes. We create shareholder and partnership agreements, stock options, or phantom stock plans as needed.

Acquisitions and Mergers

We regularly handle business acquisitions, sales, and mergers. Our firm has a track record of promptly consummating deals where our client is fully protected and gets the benefit of the bargain entered. We let our clients make the business decisions and we provide the best legal advice and counsel throughout the process. Tax strategies are considered from the outset, and we always work closely with our clients’ tax advisors. Some of the agreements and documents involved in such deals include:

  • Letters of Intent
  • Memorandums of Understanding
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Noncompetition Contracts
  • Promissory Notes
  • Loan Agreements
  • Security Agreements
  • Stock Pledge Agreements
  • Letters of Credit
  • Deeds of trust
  • UCC-1 Security Agreements
  • Earn out Agreements
  • Bonus Plan Agreements
  • Subordination Agreements
  • Lease Assignments
  • Sublease Agreements
  • Bills of Sale
  • Employment Agreements

Business Contracts

Sound contracts are a necessary part of a successful business. Our contracts are easy to understand and protect the interests of our clients in case of a dispute.

We draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, including:

  • Executive compensation agreements
  • Deferred compensation agreements
  • Stock options
  • Phantom stock agreements
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Vender contracts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Asset purchase and sale
  • Equipment leases
  • Transportation agreements with shippers, brokers, owner operators and independent contractors

For more information about our Business Law services, please call us at 650.573.9500 or email us at contactus@chauvellaw.com.