Corporate Formation

Stephens & Stephens LLP is well known for its guidance in the formation of business entities for its clients. The attorneys at Stephens & Stephens LLP have voluminous experience forming corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, sole proprietorships, joint ventures, and non-profit entities in California and across the nation. In addition to forming a new business entity, Stephens & Stephens LLP can help with related filings, permits, licenses and other organizational issues. Post-formation, Stephens & Stephens LLP assists with preparing and updating minutes of the board of directors and shareholder meetings, LLC and partnership agreements and amendments, and other documentation and filings relating to entity records maintenance. Our attorneys work closely with your tax advisers as optimal tax treatment is a primary focus in every transaction. Finally, Stephens & Stephens LLP dissolves all types of business entities whose usefulness is at an end.

Business Litigation

Stephens & Stephens LLP’s business litigation practice covers the full spectrum of litigation services, including trials and appeals in federal and state courts.

Contract Law

Stephens & Stephens LLP negotiates, writes, and advises on all matters of contract formation, interpretation, and litigation. Contract law affects individuals and business on a daily basis. Contract law is a central focus of what we at Stephens & Stephens LLP focus on because it affects every area of our practice, including but not limited to real estate, corporate purchase and sale agreements, leases, employment law, and construction law. No individual or business has to sign a contract without having it reviewed to make sure that it does not put them in a position where they will not benefit. Stephens & Stephens LLP makes sure that our clients know what their contracts mean and how they impact them. We fiercely negotiate all contracts to make sure our clients are properly protected and will benefit from entering the transaction.

Shareholder Derivative Actions/Securities Class Actions

Stephens & Stephens LLP’s shareholder derivative litigation and securities class action practice focuses on protecting and enhancing shareholder rights and value, holding directors and officers accountable, and improving corporate governance at companies across the country. We represent investors who demand integrity and accountability in corporate boardrooms, and who want to be part of the solution when corporate fraud or misconduct occurs. No matter what size your stakeholder position is in a public or private company, you have rights to hold corporate fiduciaries accountable.