I am a member of the firm's Corporate Department. Before joining the firm,I worked... more
I am a member of the firm's Corporate Department. Before joining the firm,I worked on political campaigns at the state and national level. Prior to law school,I worked as an auditor at KPMG Peat Marwick.
Experience Corporate, business, and transactional lawyer for 35 years. Negotiating... more
Experience Corporate, business, and transactional lawyer for 35 years. Negotiating and representing clients in business deals, partnerships, financing transactions, leases and loans, development projects, and specialized transactions. Arbitration and mediation of business and commercial disputes and transactions. Services Business planning and business formation. Business, financing... view profile
Jessica Shofler was raised in Toluca Lake, California, where she learned the... more
Jessica Shofler was raised in Toluca Lake, California, where she learned the importance of community service. As a student at The Buckley School, she dedicated her spare time to working with local non-profit organizations. That early experience informs the work she does today. Jessica attended Vassar College, where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in History while actively pursuing scie... view profile
A corporation is a formal way to organize your business to gain rights and privileges, and to limit your personal liability. There may be tax and financial advantages to incorporation, but it can also increase your business licensing fees and decrease the amount of personal control you have in running your business. There are many legal consequences to incorporation, so it's a good idea to consult an attorney specializing in corporate law. A corporate attorney also represents shareholders unhappy with the actions of a corporation.