Small Businesses

Small Businesses

The life blood of our society and economy is propelled by small business innovation. Small businesses are the most innovative and nimble and create more jobs then the large multinational corporations.

According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), small business “represent 99.7 percent of all employer firms…. and generated 65 percent of net new jobs over the past 17 years.” Whether you are brainstorming the next big thing or expanding an existing business, it is important to have a forward-looking, business-minded, and practical counsel to aid in your pursuit.

“Daneshvar Law has been an asset to our company. Ms. Daneshvar has worked one on one with us to assist our hair salon in every aspect of our business. She has helped us with our employment practices by creating and updating a customized employee handbook for us. She also drafts and reviews all of our documents to make sure our business is running properly. Recently, her office also succeeded in registering various trademarks for our business and regularly sends out cease and desist letters to protect our brand. We can’t say enough about how great of a role Daneshvar Law has played in our business’s success.” — Nine Zero One Salon, a business client

Daneshvar Law provides clients with specialized advice and legal guidance on how to choose an appropriate business entity given the particular circumstances of a business situation and the nature of the relationships of the people involved. Once an entity is formed, we work as the company's outside counsel to provide the start-up business or the established company continuing advice for ongoing business operations.

The scope of services we provide includes:

  • Formation of corporations, general partnerships, limited liability companies (LLC's), limited partnerships, professional corporations and limited liability partnerships (LLP's)
  • General corporate governance and counseling
  • Shareholder agreements, partnership agreements and operating agreements
  • Agreements among owners for transferability of interests upon death, withdrawal, retirement or disability
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Stock options and executive compensation
  • Service and independent contractor agreements and fee arrangements
  • License agreements
  • Purchase and sale agreements for businesses and real property
  • Leases
  • Distribution, production and supply agreements
  • General terms and conditions for purchase orders and invoicing
  • Confidentiality agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Resolution of disputes among owners
  • Dissolution

We also advise small businesses and employers in all areas of labor and employment law by focusing on early intervention counselling and problem solving to avoid unnecessary and time-consuming lawsuits. We also advise employers on current labor and employment law compliance including local, state and federal laws. We tailor our services to each individual client to insure our clients comply with complicated and constantly changing local, state and federal employment laws.

Our services include:

  • Compliance with local, state and federal laws governing the employment relationship
  • Preventative advice and training
  • Employee handbooks
  • Employment policies, including leave, wage and hour, and discrimination and harassment policies
  • Employment and consultant / independent contractor agreements
  • Employment-related disputes
  • Wage and hour claims
  • Harassment / discrimination claims
  • Employee leave issues
  • Employee disability and reasonable accommodations
  • Non-disclosure agreements and issues
  • Executive agreements
  • Termination and discipline issues
  • Reductions in force and other employee restructuring
  • Employment issues related to mergers, acquisitions, and sales of assets
  • Employee grievances and agency charges