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Business Law and Litigation Whether you're starting a new business, forming a new or different business entity, or seeking to resolve a dispute with another business, or with a customer, client or government entity, Marin Law Partners can handle your matter.  Here are just a few of the many areas in which we provide skilled and agressive representation for a wide variety of business interests:



Unfair Competition

Breach of Contract

Right of Publicity
Interference with Contract

Starting a Business

When starting a new business, there are many important decisions to make and many rules and procedures that must be addressed.  While there is no single source for all filing requirements, the following steps have been developed to assist you in starting your business.

Step 1

It is helpful to begin with a business plan.  A business plan is a blueprint of every aspect of your business.  Sales, Marketing, Advertising, Promotion and Location are just some of the aspects of creating a plan.

Step 2

Determine where you would like to operate your business. If you would like help deciding on a location for your business, you might, for example, visit the websites of California's Regional Chambers of Commerce.

Step 3

Choose a business structure.  Below is a list of some common forms of business entities.  Marin Law Partners, and your tax professional, should be consulted before making a determination as to the type of business entity to form.

  • Sole Proprietorship

  • Corporation

  • Limited Liability Company

  • Limited Partnership

  • Limited Liability Partnership

Step 4

File your tax and employer identification documents.

Step 5

Contact appropriate government agencies regarding any required licenses and/or permits, before beginning to operate your business.

In addition to the foregoing general steps, you must become well-acquainted with the various rules and procedures for operating your business.  For example, Marin Law Partners will generally prepare a detailed operating agreement for each of its clients who select the Limited Liability Company form of entity.  For corporation, a set of operational "bylaws," and, in some instances, a shareholder agreement, may be required.

Once your business is up and running, Marin Law Partners can also assist in contract negotiation, dispute resolution, and project risk management.  Call us today to find out more:

Marin Law Partners, LLP
21 Tamal Vista Bld. Suite 204
Corte Madera, CA 94925
Phone: 415.927.2333
Fax: 415.927.2354

575 Jefferson Street
Napa, CA 94559
Phone: 707.252.9225
Fax: 707.252.2080

135 Keller Street, Suite C

Petaluma, CA 94952

Phone: 707.763.1553

Fax: 707.763.4204


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