Corporate Law

Our California corporate attorneys offer the full range of items needed by a start-up business or small business - sophisticated or otherwise - conducting its business affairs in Silicon Valley.

Our firm's founder, George Grellas, is a recognized authority in the corporate field. He is a member of the State Bar-CEB Business and Intellectual Property Law Advisory Committee and is a frequent contributing author to the CEB publication Counseling California Corporations (3rd edition 2008), among others. CEB is a joint project of the State Bar of California and the Regents of the University of California and has been a leading publisher of major treatises used by California lawyers for the past 70 years.

Our corporate lawyers have substantial experience in forming corporations and can do so in any state.

Our corporate lawyers help plan for stock allocations among key people and groups.

We help set up equity incentives for founders, key employees, and others.

We help with founder and shareholder agreements.

At each step, we provide critical tax and strategic advice.

We advise on board and advisory board composition and compensation; as well on director and officer indemnification.

Our corporate attorneys help with corporate meetings, consents, and maintenance.

We help with funding rounds, including seed, bridge, and late-stage funding from wealthy individuals, angels, and VCs.

We help with securities law compliance relating to private stock offerings.

We help with corporate acquisitions, spin-offs, and similar items.

We help with corporate dissolution and winding up.

We help with California corporate disputes and litigation, including corporate control fights, fiduciary duty issues, and the like.

While our attorneys handle complex corporate items, we have also long served those who want to keep it simple. We have found that such versatility is essential to helping start-up and small businesses meet their needs.