At Cohen Law Firm, I provide businesses with practical advice and innovative solutions. Whether you are just starting out or your business is experiencing growing pains, you need an attorney with a problem-solving approach. With nearly three decades of experience serving the needs of California business owners, I will work with you to further your goals and protect what you have worked so hard to build.

Business and Entity Formation

The choice of the entity structure under which you will operate your business is one of the most important decisions you will make as a business owner. A number of factors must be considered, including the kind and number of investors, the kind and number of partners, the proposed management structure, the level of liability protection necessary, anticipated revenues, and expectations for the future. California allows a number of choices for your corporate structure, including sole proprietorships, general partnerships, limited partnerships, corporations (either C or S), and limited liability companies. Without experienced counsel to guide you in that choice, you could make a serious misstep, creating unwanted liabilities, hindering your management flexibility, and possibly jeopardizing your organization’s future.

The issues my clients confront are as broad and varied as the types of businesses they run. Together, we will explore your goals and objectives, as well as your expectations regarding the operation of your business, in order to choose the right entity structure for your needs. Once that structure is selected, I will do all the things necessary to form the entity and get your business up and running.

Business and Entity Restructuring

As your business grows and expands, you may find that a single entity is no longer sufficient to accomplish your goals. Or you may be opening new locations and need enhanced liability protection. You may also want to add a management or holding company to your structure to provide specific services to each location. That kind of restructuring may require the formation of new entities, and the creation of a structure that will allow separate investors in separate locations and avoid potential alter-ego liability. In addition, depending on the number and kind of investors, you may need offering questionnaires, subscription agreements, and assignment documents.

When it comes to business restructuring, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. I have the experience and knowledge to evaluate your goals and objectives, diagram potential solutions for business and entity restructuring, and recommend to you the best course of action which will satisfy your desires regarding management structure, liability protection, and general operation of your business. Once that course of action has been selected, I will form all of the entities and prepare all of the documents necessary to accomplish a seamless transition to the new structure.

Experienced Corporate Counsel

At Cohen Law, I serve the unique needs of business owners. From formation to restructuring, businesses must constantly evolve to survive. To talk about your business’s goals and challenges or to make an appointment, please call my office today at (805) 267-7147 or send me an e-mail at