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Business Law

Comprehensive Business Law Services

We are proud to provide services related to operating your business, including corporate formation, contracts, raising capital through either debt or equity, as well as the sale of cannabis businesses. We work with a team of accountants to insure our services provide the best tax treatment available.

At the Law Offices of Scot Candell, we offer a wide range of business law services designed to help you navigate the complex legal landscape of running a company. From startup to scaling, our legal expertise ensures that your business is on a firm footing.

Corporate Formation:

Deciding on the correct legal structure for your business is a pivotal choice. Whether you’re considering an LLC, S Corporation, or a partnership, we offer guidance on the most advantageous form for your business needs.

Contract Negotiation and Drafting:

Contracts form the backbone of any business. We specialize in drafting clear, enforceable contracts and negotiating terms that protect your interests.

Raising Capital:

Whether you’re seeking debt financing or looking to raise equity, our team provides strategic advice to secure the capital your business needs for growth.

Tax Planning and Strategy:

In collaboration with our team of accountants, we ensure that your business takes advantage of the best tax treatments available, minimizing liabilities and maximizing profits.

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Choose the Law Offices of Scot Candell for expert legal guidance in cannabis, criminal, and business law. Since 1997, we’ve been your trusted partners in justice, simplifying the legal process to make your experience worry-free. Serving the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond, we provide the high-quality representation you deserve.

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Initial Consultation:

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Case Evaluation:

Our team will assess the merits of your case, providing clear insights into your legal options.


Transparent Fees:

We offer transparent fee structures and various payment options to accommodate your needs.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation with our experienced team.

Frequently Asked Questions

Most frequent questions and answers

Business law refers to the legal rules and regulations that govern commercial and business transactions. It encompasses various areas, including contracts, intellectual property, employment law, and corporate governance, among others.

A well-drafted business contract serves as a legally binding agreement that outlines the rights and obligations of the parties involved in a business transaction. It helps prevent misunderstandings, disputes, and potential legal liabilities, thus safeguarding the interests of all parties.

Business disputes can be resolved through negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation. The appropriate method depends on the nature of the dispute, the preferences of the parties involved, and the specific legal provisions governing the dispute resolution process.

Corporate governance and compliance involve establishing internal controls, policies, and procedures to ensure that a company operates in accordance with applicable laws and regulations. This includes maintaining transparency, accountability, and ethical business practices within the organization.

Business entities can take various forms, such as sole proprietorships, partnerships, limited liability companies (LLCs), corporations, and non-profit organizations. Each type has its unique legal implications, including taxation, liability, and governance structures.

Intellectual property rights can be protected through patents, trademarks, copyrights, and trade secrets. It is crucial to consult with a legal professional specializing in intellectual property law to determine the most appropriate and effective strategies for protecting your intellectual property.

The legal requirements for starting a business may include obtaining the necessary licenses and permits, complying with zoning regulations, registering the business entity with the appropriate government authorities, and adhering to specific industry regulations and standards.

Businesses must comply with various employment laws, including those related to minimum wage, overtime pay, anti-discrimination, employee benefits, workplace safety, and termination procedures. Ensuring compliance with these laws is essential for fostering a fair and legally compliant work environment.