Business Transactions

The Law Office of Jerome B. Smith handles a range of business transactions, from business formation through the life of a business and dissolution, if necessary. Located in Westchester, near Culver City and Marina del Rey, California, the firm tailors the representation it provides to the unique needs of your business.

Services provided include:

  • Business formations: Law Office of Jerome B. Smith counsels clients regarding the formation of many different business types, including corporations (S-corporations and C-corporations), limited liability companies (LLCs), limited partnerships (LPs), general partnerships and sole partnerships. The firm helps entrepreneurs and business leaders consider all options when choosing the proper business entity, from tax consequences to the nature of the business and protection from personal liability.
  • Commercial transactions: The firm represents clients in a broad spectrum of business transactions necessary to the lives of their businesses. Its work includes matters such as severance agreements, HR consultations and preparation of HR materials, drafting and review of contracts and confidentiality agreements, creation of distributorship agreements.
  • Dissolution and winding up: When a business is no longer possible or when a business owner wants to move on to other opportunities, certain steps must be taken in order to properly close the business under the law. Failure to do so may expose a person to liability for business losses or other legal problems. The Law Office of Jerome B. Smith handles dissolution of California businesses, ensuring that all legal requirements are met and that the process goes smoothly.

Outside General Counsel - Your Legal Partner

Jerome B. Smith often serves as outside general counsel for businesses in West Los Angeles and throughout the San Fernando Valley. Many of his clients are small- to mid-sized companies that do not need a full-time legal department, but that do need a lawyer's advice on transactional business matters.

business These businesses retain the Law Office of Jerome B. Smith for guidance on daily business matters and commercial transactions. They know that hiring a lawyer means gaining a legal partner that you can turn to with questions and concerns. It is a cost-effective way to help ensure compliance with the law and to protect your business from litigation.

When you retain the Law Office of Jerome B. Smith, you work directly with the experienced lawyer you hired - not an inexperienced associate or paralegal. You gain access to an attorney who has spent more than 40 years guiding California businesses through commercial transactions.

Free Consultations With An Experienced Attorney

To schedule your free and confidential consultation with Mr. Smith, please  contact the firm online or call 310-821-3300.