Business Attorney

A good business lawyer can help you build a better legal foundation for your business and help you as legal issues crop up over time.

Mendes Weed business attorneys, also experienced in tax and family law, can help you optimize your business dealings for your taxes and help you establish an ownership structure with your retirement and family in mind.

In addition to their specialties in Tax, Family Law, and Estates and Trusts, our business attorneys hold additional post-graduate degrees in business and tax.

If you need a business lawyer in the San Francisco Bay Area or have concerns about business and/or employment taxes, Mendes Weed, LLP can assist you.

Business Formation

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Each business entity has its own purpose and strengths. Talk to us to get your business off to the right start by setting up the most effective business entity for your business based on current as well as future goals. We can help you form your business or organization under

  • C Corporation
  • S Corporation
  • LLC
  • Tax-Exempt non-profit

Business Succession Planning

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When you plan for the future, it is important to keep your small business in mind. Setting up the right business succession plan will keep your family and loved ones secure for years to come. We help business owners develop strong plans that maximize future benefits.

Common business plan goals include:

  • Providing liquidity for business owners
  • Minimizing transfer taxes
  • Ensuring that your business thrives in the future
  • Providing for family members and loved ones

If a business succession plan is not developed correctly, your family and loved ones could have to sell the business to cover taxes. Business and family often mix together, and a business plan that works alongside a strong estate plan will ensure a secure future for your family.

At Mendes Weed, LLP, we are focused on ensuring you have a plan in place that is best for you, your business, and your loved ones.

Business Litigation

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Disputes happen. Individuals do not always agree. The same is true with businesses. At Mendes Weed, LLP, we assist businesses with disputes and potential disputes both in and out of court. We also assist businesses with income taxemployment tax, and sales tax disputes. Most individuals work hard to create and grow their businesses, and when there are disputes or disagreements, it is very stressful.

At Mendes Weed, LLP, we can work with you to try to plan and prevent disputes, but we are also here to help you and give you peace of mind when an actual dispute arises. We will advocate zealously for you and your business.

Business Agreements

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Ensure that your contracts are strong enough to secure your future. Contracts and business agreements shape how your business will grow and keep your interests intact. They are a fundamental tool for business stability and success, regardless of your size or structure.

Our experienced legal counsel will work with you to develop contracts with present and future relevance, crafted to meet your specific needs.

Business Taxes

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As you build and grow a business, ensure that your future is secure. Whether you are classified as a Partnership, LLC, or Corporation, we will advocate for your best interests and find an effective path for your tax planning needs.

The codes and laws governing business taxation are always changing, and a misstep in complying with tax laws can trigger an audit.

Our experience with business succession, mergers, and acquisitions makes us uniquely capable of seeing your corporate tax situation from all angles. We can determine the right business classification for you and will work with businesses of all sizes for their partnership or corporate taxation needs.

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Walnut Creek Main Office

1990 N. California BLVd.
Suite 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596

(925) 390-3222

San Francisco Office

95 Third Street
2nd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94103

(628) 216-5558

Oakland Office

66 Franklin Street
Suite 300
Oakland, CA 94607

(510) 822-2770

San Jose Office

3031 Tisch Way
110 Plaza West
San Jose, CA 94607

(408) 707-1667