At Czech and Howell, we devote a significant amount of our practice to transactional law matters. Our firm’s transactional practice includes negotiating, drafting and reviewing contracts for businesses and individuals as well as corporate formation.

Contract Preparation

Our transactional practice deals extensively in the corporate and commercial world. Poorly drafted contracts often lead to litigation as they are subject to misinterpretation and offer inadequate protection to the parties. Competent, professional representation is essential to ensure that contracts are prepared according to the wishes of the principals, with adequate protection for the rights and intentions of the parties involved.

Our transactional practice covers a diverse array of contracts and other corporate and commercial matters including:

  • Commercial leases
  • Mortgages
  • Security agreements
  • Corporate and business finance
  • Complex commercial transactions
  • Sale of businesses
  • Real Estate
  • Wealth transfer
  • Prenuptial agreements

Business Formation

Deciding what type of business to form is an initial consideration with long-lasting impact on how the business is run, including issues of management and control, taxation and profitability, and liability exposure of business owners and managers.

Business structures available in California include the following:

  • Sole proprietorship
  • General partnership
  • Limited partnership
  • Subchapter C corporation
  • Subchapter S corporation
  • Limited Liability Company

The appropriate structure should be carefully considered after reviewing all the options. We can advise on the advantages and disadvantages of each option, and can perform the legal work needed to create the appropriate entity. Once established, our office can continue to assist with meeting legal reporting and record-keeping requirements.

For assistance with your transactional matter, contact Czech & Howell.

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