With 42 years of legal practice, for decades I have been the "Family Wealth... more
With 42 years of legal practice, for decades I have been the "Family Wealth Strategis" (sm). For many years I have been awarded the prestigous AV -Preeminent Rating from Martindale-Hubbell which states this rating is "a testament to the fact that a lawyer's peers rank him or her at the highest level of professional excellence." This peer reviewed rating is awarded to less than 5% of lawyers n... view profile
I am certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in estate planning,... more
I am certified by the State Bar of California as a specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. I have 30 years of practice experience working with clients on estate planning matters, business formation and counseling, and corporate and partnership tax matters. Our firm, Leland, Parachini, Steinberg, Matzger Melnick, LLP, has been serving Bay Area clients for many decades. In addition... view profile
Tamara B. Pow JD MBA, is a founding partner of Strategy Law, LLP. She advises... more
Tamara B. Pow JD MBA, is a founding partner of Strategy Law, LLP. She advises business owners and real estate investors on all aspects of business transactions, including liability protection, employment issues and tax planning. Ms. Pow has extensive experience with the formation and representation of corporations, LLCs, LLPs, general partnerships and limited partnerships. She also handles 1031... view profile
Francesco Barbera is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the founder of Barbera... more
Francesco Barbera is a graduate of Harvard Law School and the founder of Barbera Corporate Law, a corporate and business law practice based in Los Angeles, California. A veteran business attorney and advisor, Francesco represents startup, family-owned and middle market companies in a wide range of industries. He counsels businesses and entrepreneurs on the full range of their business activitie... view profile
Background GREGG A. MARTIN was admitted to the California Bar in 1988, and the U.S.... more
Background GREGG A. MARTIN was admitted to the California Bar in 1988, and the U.S. District Court, Central District of California. He earned his B.A. in 1984 from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he majored in both economics and philosophy. He earned his J.D. in 1987 from Loyola Law School, where he was a member of the Scott Moot Court National Team and the Scott Moot Court... view profile
Sherman M. Spitz is one of the most experienced trial attorneys in California,... more
Sherman M. Spitz is one of the most experienced trial attorneys in California, having tried more than 90 cases to jury verdict. A particular focus of his practice is substituting into cases at the eleventh hour and getting excellent results in the courtroom. Sherman is rated A.V., the highest rating, by Martindale Hubbell. Sherman is well-versed in all aspects of litigation at the pretrial, tr... view profile
I am an experienced income tax planner and litigator. As a planner, I specialize in... more
I am an experienced income tax planner and litigator. As a planner, I specialize in corporate, partnership and real estate taxation advising corporate and individual clients on such business transactions as tax-free reorganizations, spin-offs, taxable acquisitions and dispositions, exchanges, and financing.
* Highly Experienced Private Equity Fund Attorney in the Silicon Valley Office of... more
* Highly Experienced Private Equity Fund Attorney in the Silicon Valley Office of Goodwin Procter LLP with nearly a decade of experience advising top-tier venture capitalists in the formation and operation of their investment funds and back office entities.
A partnership is created when people pool resources and join together in business. There are several types of partnership agreements: In a general partnership, all partners manage the business and are personally liable for its debts. In limited partnerships, partners' liability is limited and they have no voice in decision-making. In a limited liability partnership (LLP), all partners have some degree of limited liability. In a limited liability company (LLC), a shareholder is not personally liable for any of the debts of the company, other than for the money they invested in that company. An attorney experienced with partnership agreements will help you decide whether a partnership is a good idea for your business, and which type of agreement would be best for you. Partnership lawyers will also make sure your partnership agreement accurately describes each partner's rights and responsibilities.