Many large companies have their own full time in-house counsel, most small businesses do not. Either they cannot afford to hire a full-time lawyer, or they do not need legal help for forty hours a week. Paul Minoletti can fill that niche. He serves as counsel to many small businesses. Paul assists business clients with every matter from initial incorporation to complex transactional work and litigation. Whether you are starting a new small business venture, or want to take your business to the next level, Paul can help you. Business Formation Every business owner knows that in order to be successful, you have to have a plan. Protecting yourself from personal liability and laying down some rules of operation are essential. Paul can help start your small business. Paul works closely with accountants and small business clients to find the entity that best suits their business. Possible entities include: ? C Corporation ? S Corporation ? Limited Liability Company (LLC) ? Non profit entities ? Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) ? General partnership Paul can draft all the necessary documents, which may include: ? Articles of incorporation ? Partnership agreements ? Buy sell agreements ? Articles of Organization ? Formation of entities in other states ? Bylaws ? Shareholders and Directors minutes ? Qualified and non qualified stock options and plans ? Promissory notes ? Warrants ? Executive compensation agreements ? Consulting contracts ? Confidentiality and Nondisclosure agreements ? Deferred compensation ? Split Dollar life insurance agreements Paul can also assist clients who wish to form partnerships or other entities for estate planning purposes. He can create shareholder and partnership agreements, stock options, or stock plans as needed. Business Contracts Sound contracts are a necessary part of a successful business. Paul can draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, including: ? Executive compensation agreements ? Deferred compensation agreements ? Stock options ? Shareholder agreements ? Vendor contracts ? Mergers and acquisitions ? Asset purchase and sale ? Equipment leases ? Transportation agreements with shippers, brokers, owner operators and independent contractors Paul drafts contracts that are easy to understand, yet protect the interests of the clients in case of a dispute. Contact Paul for an initial consultation. Paul would welcome the opportunity to earn your trust and deliver you the best legal service in the Bay Area