The San Diego business formation and corporate governance attorneys at Navigato and Battin, LLP are here to help clients in San Diego and all over Southern California get their companies off on the right foot. NB is not your typical San Diego business law firm in that NB takes a partnership approach to client relations. As part of that approach, NB assists clients from the very beginning of their businesses, helping them to properly set up and organize their corporation, partnership or LLC. One of the main problems NB encounters with a new corporate client is that the corporation has not been set up correctly. This exposes the shareholders to personal liability for the debts of the corporation. We will assist you in getting your company up and running correctly.

Forming your own business can be daunting, with papers to be filled out and filed and legal rules to be followed. You may have no idea where to start. The NB legal team is here to make the process as smooth as possible by organizing entities from the ground up.

We will help with:

  • Selecting the correct type of entity for your business:
    • General Partnership
    • S Corporation
    • Limited Liability Partnerships
    • Limited Liability Companies
    • Sole Partnership
    • Limited Partnership
    • Professional Corporation
  • Internal set-up/management:
    • By-laws
    • Directors’ minutes
    • Shareholder meetings
    • Shareholder Agreements
    • Buy and Sell Agreements
    • Articles of Organization
    • Operating Agreements
    • Organizational Meeting
    • Annual Report
  • External:
    • Name Availability, Reservation, and Registration
    • Articles of Incorporation
    • Securities and securities exemption filings
    • Employer Identification Number
    • S-Election
    • Licenses

Additionally, NB business lawyers help their clients stay protected by ensuring that they observe the corporate formalities on an annual basis.

Even after formation, the NB client partnership continues as NB stays involved with the client’s organization assisting with:

  • Structural or ownership changes
  • Mergers
  • Acquisitions
  • Dissolution
  • Sales of stock and/or assets
  • Disputes over the sale or purchase of a business

It does happen that business deals go sour and disputes arise. Navigato & Battin are here to help you through those situations as well. NB has extensive experience in all areas of business litigation including: trial, mediation and arbitration. The attorneys who comprise legal team at NB are strategic problem solvers and at times use creativity and ingenuity to come up with new ways to handle the disputes and achieve the best possible outcome. No matter the size of the business, the complexity of the business formation, or the intensity of the dispute, Navigato & Battin are here to help!