At Jacobs & Dodds, we provide free initial consultations to all potential clients because we do not want legal fees to prevent you from getting the sound advice you need.
Before you arrange your phone consultation, we invite you to review our site and read our answers to questions business owners frequently ask us. If you need more assistance, please call or email our Orange County office to begin your conversation with a skilled lawyer on our team.
What Kind Of Entity Should I Form For My Business?
There are a lot of factors that you need to consider when you are establishing your business. Each entity has its own benefits and drawbacks, which may include personal financial liabilities, reporting requirements and tax obligations.
It is critical to work with an experienced business attorney before you register your entity with the state. Our lawyers can advise you on the qualifications you need to meet to form your entity, the liability protections conferred by the entity, the tax requirements associated with the entity, the steps required to establish the entity and other matters.
Selecting the appropriate entity can make all the difference in your business’s long-term success. Protect your personal and professional interests when you consult with us.
How Can I Avoid Misclassifying My Employees And Contractors?
California’s employment laws are notoriously complex, and the fines for breaking them are steep. When you need to increase the size of your workforce, retaining a knowledgeable attorney can help you avoid these penalties.
California’s AB5 bans employers from hiring contractors who do the same tasks as employees. In order to be considered a contractor under this law, employers must prove that the worker passes “the ABC test.” Key features of this test include the type of work the worker performs, the type of trade performed and the degree of control a business has over the worker.
Applying these rules to specific circumstances can be difficult because the testing criteria can be open to interpretation. Before you send out your job offer, talk to our attorneys about your hiring protocols, expectations and other employment-related concerns.
How Do I Resolve Partnership Disputes Without Litigation?
Although you and your business partner may share a common vision regarding your business’s goals, it is dangerous to assume that you agree on all business-related matters. Working with a qualified contract attorney can help you design detailed partnership agreements that identify strategies and solutions for handling conflicts.
If you do not have a strong partnership agreement in place, it is critical to contact a business attorney when problems first emerge. It is easier and less expensive to address issues in their early stages than to hope they would resolve on their own. Our attorneys offer a variety of conflict resolution approaches, allowing you to avoid court intervention, court fees and other negative aspects associated with litigation.
Do You Have Other Questions? Contact Us For Answers.
Arrange your free consultation easily when you call Jacobs & Dodds at 949-645-7300 or email our Orange County office.