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What Does A Business Lawyer Do?
Business Lawyers represent businesses in a variety of cases. Whether representing businesses and entrepreneurs in litigating employment law matters including discrimination, harassment, disability issues, wage and hour resolving contract disputes between business partners or contractors, negotiating and drafting of all manners of business-related contracts, managing compliance with state and local licensing and zoning rules and regulations, or properly forming business entities in California, our attorneys have the expertise and understanding of the Los Angeles business and legal climate to help your business meet all of its legal requirements and challenges.

Forming a Business Entity
We are trusted and experienced. Various business entities provide personal asset protection which shields you from being personally liable for business lawsuits or debts. Our business lawyers will form your new business the correct way, helping you choice the type of entity that best suits your needs, saving you time and money by avoiding costly errors. Let us handle your business formation while you focus on growing your business.

Incorporated Documents
A certificate of incorporation is a legal document relating to the formation of a company or corporation.
Articles of incorporation refers to a set of formal documents filed with a government body to legally document the creation of a corporation. We understand the need for filings to be perfect to save you time and money. You need a lawyer to do this for you so that you can free up vital time to run other parts of your business. There are many types of incorporated documents. We can tell which entity will protect you and your business. For example, articles of incorporation must contain pertinent information, regardless of whether you are forming a C corporation or an S corporation, the company formation document is called the Articles of Incorporation or Certificate of Incorporation. This document provides the state with necessary information on your business.

Contract Law
At McElfish Law Firm, we have years of experience handling contract matters for individuals and businesses throughout Los Angeles. We can assist you with:
• Contract drafting – when drafting a contract, we will receive input from both parties and strive to
write a contract that meets the needs of our client.
• Contract review – our attorneys can review a contract for inconsistencies and unacceptable clauses
before you accept it.
• Contract negotiation – we can negotiate the terms of a contract to assure your interests are
protected.
• Contract litigation – in addition to negotiation, we litigate breach of contract issues and other
contract dispute matters. A contract case usually comes before a judge because one or both parties
claim that the contract was breached. A breach of contract is a failure, without legal excuse, to
perform any promise that forms all or part of the contract. Breach of contract is a fairly common
occurrence in the world of business, and happens for various reasons.

Breach of Contract
It’s not uncommon for businesses to find that a distributor, supplier, or other business entity does not deliver on what was agreed upon. When honest discussions fail to bring about results, it may be time to speak with a breach of contract attorney to learn your rights and get what’s owed to you. Work with attorneys who have the experience and who will fight for your rights in making sure those contracts are honored.

At McElfish Law Firm, we represent clients in all types of breach of contract cases, including:
• Failure to pay for a product or services
• Failure to deliver a product or services
• Missed deadlines
• Failure to meet the terms of a secondary agreement, such as a lease, mortgage or loan document
• Disputes over terms in the contract
• Disputes between partners or workers

All McElfish Business Practice Areas

• Business Disputes
• Forming New Business
• LLC
• Incorporated Documents
• Contract Law
• Construction Defect
• Employment Contracts
• Landlord Representation
• Real Estate & Lease Litigation
• Wage and Benefit Claims
• Construction Law
• Employment Disputes

How We Can Help You

We have the experience to help you or your business achieve the legal results you need even if you do not see your business matter listed in here. Call us today to learn more 310.659.4900.

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