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Business and General Counsel

At Gelman Law, we work with our clients in all kinds of business transactions, including drafting and reviewing letters of intent and term sheets, reviewing and drafting asset purchase agreements, reviewing and drafting agreements for the purchase and sale of company stock, membership interests, and partnership interests, helping to coordinate due diligence, reviewing and drafting promissory notes, deeds of trust, and security agreements, drafting licensing agreements, distributorship agreements, employment agreements and independent contractor agreements, terms and conditions for services provided by the business, buy-sell agreements; covenants not to compete, non-solicitation agreements, confidential and non-disclosure agreements, and other business transactions.

We also help our clients start new businesses, including provide advice on choosing what type of business entity structure is most appropriate for their business, such as a limited liability company, corporation, limited partnership, or other type of entity.  We also assist companies in dissolutions, winding up, and closing their business operations.

For many of our business clients, we serve in the role of corporate counsel, offering a full range of business services and representation to help our clients grow their businesses and avoid pitfalls. We assist our clients on day-to-day issues that arise, such as disputes with suppliers and vendors, disputes with customers, issues with employees or independent contractors, disciplining and terminating employees, preparing employment contracts and employee handbooks, representing businesses in unemployment claims, helping clients collect past-due amounts, preparing contracts for specific business matters that arise, and responding to letters from governmental agencies. These matters often require quick action. Our firm is set up in a manner that we can assist our clients when matters arise that need immediate attention and response. 

Free Initial Consultation

We believe that you shouldn’t have to pay up front to find out whether you might have a case, or whether we are the right law firm to suit your needs. We don’t charge for an initial consultation. We offer clients free telephone, email/internet, or in person consultations.

Straight Answers

We pride ourselves on our ability to give a full and objective analysis to each client, and give realistic options to our clients. We will always give you a straight, realistic assessment of your case.