Corporate & Business

We provide a full range of corporate and business legal services that are tailored to meet your specific needs. We commit to patiently and thoroughly help you decide between different available entity structures, obtain necessary accounts and id numbers, draft important agreements and documents, and brainstorm a solid operational infrastructure for your business. Additionally, we can help you with intellectual property, employment matters, raising funds and getting investors, and agreements and contracts.

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How We Can Help

Choosing & Forming an Entity

Choosing An Appropriate Business Name
Ensuring your Business Name is Unique
Protecting your Business Name
Understanding the Differences between Different Entity Types
Deciding Which Entity to Choose
Forming your Entity


Filing/Obtaining Essential Documents and Accounts and Keeping Your Business in Compliance

Obtaining your Federal and Employer ID Numbers
Filing Entity Documents
Opening Company Accounts
Applying for Trademarks and Copyrights

Creating Critical Business Documents

Understanding the Documents your Business Needs
Determine your Specific Business Documents
Drafting your Business Documents (Confidentiality Agreements, Non-Disclosure Agreements, Bylaws, Operating Agreements, Founder Agreements, Shareholder Agreements, Contracts, Handbooks, Proposal Terms and Conditions, etc.)


Business Litigation

Although it isn’t the first choice to resolving a dispute, litigation can at times be a necessary step. We will help guide you and your business through the intricacies of litigation and will pursue practical and aggressive solutions to best protect your entity. Regardless of how complex a case or dispute may be, we are ready to defend your business to the greatest extent possible.

Understanding Employment Matters

We can assist you in navigating the entire classification, hiring and firing, compensation, and documentation process involved when there are other individuals that work within the entity. We help you understand the following:

  • Pros and Cons of Employees v. Independent Contractors
  • Hiring and Firing Employees + Best Practices Guide
  • Employment Verification of Employees
  • Employee Benefits and Compensation
  • Employment Tax and Other Workplace Compliance Issues
  • Necessary Handbooks and Employment Documents

Raising Funds and Getting Investors

Because we know that money plays a significant role in starting and sustaining a business, we can assist you in understanding and choosing the best strategy in obtaining funds. Here is how we can help:

  • Deciding and designing the best strategy to raise funds whether through selling equity or financing
  • Memorializing the strategy with documentation such as Promissory Notes, Convertible Promissory Notes, or Stock Purchase Agreements

Creating Agreements and Contracts

Understanding what agreements are necessary and creating customized documents is necessary because it will save a lot of time and money in protecting the business against liability and creating an enforceable document that provides clarity for all parties involved. Many types of agreements and contracts are necessary depending on your operations and business situation, including:

  • Consulting Agreements
  • Service Agreements
  • Client Agreements
  • Commercial Lease Agreements
  • Commercial Real Estate Purchase or Sales Agreements
  • Bills of Sale
  • Employment Contracts
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements

Franchising Your Business or Purchasing a Franchise

Whether you want to create or purchase a franchise, Kallas Legal is here to assist you with the process involved.

We work with clients from the idea stage, through concept development, protection of intellectual property rights, opening and operation of a model or first business, to drafting of Franchise Disclosure Documents (FDD), including Franchise Agreements, and filing and registration with California and other states.
In California, the offer and sale of franchises is regulated by the state. Subject to certain exceptions, in advance of any offer or sale, a franchisor must register the franchise offering and give prospective franchisees a franchise disclosure documents. We are here to assist you with all the requirements necessary so as to avoid any possible liabilities or risks associated with these types of business models. Operationally, our attorneys represent clients in selling franchises, assisting with training area developers and franchisees, preparing financing agreements, security agreements and UCC 1 filings, defaulting franchisees, and franchisee terminations.
Kallas Legal is here to counsel and support you in acquiring and operating a franchised business, whether new or existing. Certain franchise-specific issues concerning the purchase of an existing franchised unit from either the current franchisee or the franchisor will be explored as well as typical issues involved in purchase of any existing business. We will help you assess important business, personal, and practical issues along the way as well.
We represent franchisees in negotiations with franchisors, lease negotiations and reviews, employment matters, dealing with contractors, and so forth. We also defend franchisees in court from franchisor claims, up through appeal, and have successfully resolved claims by lenders and landlords.

Special Issues When Your Business is Primarily Entertainment or Social Media Based

In today’s business world, many businesses are heavily involved and totally based in online marketing and a form of entertainment. The principles of Entertainment and Social Media Law have been applied to any business that is public-facing. We believe in the power of being a creative expressionist and are here to help you navigate the best path for you. We do this through:

  • Artist Development
  • Business Formation & Funding
  • Management Agreements
  • Publishing Agreements
  • Agency Agreements
  • Exclusive Songwriting Agreements
  • Artist Recording Agreements
  • Production Agreements
  • BMI, ASCAP, SESAC, and SoundExchange Membership Agreements
  • Sub-Publishing Agreements

Special Issues When Your Business is Regulated by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

The FDA protects and promotes the health of the American public. Therefore, a thorough understanding of the FDA’s requirements is very important for a small business that manufactures or plans to manufacture, sell, warehouse, transport, or import any of the thousands of FDA regulated products. To reach the U.S. interstate market, these products must comply with the applicable laws and the science-based public health rules developed and enforced by FDA. Whether you are new in the business or have been operating for a while, Kallas Legal will assist you in the following areas to ensure you are FDA compliant:

  • Pre-Market Analysis and Planning: Labeling Review
  • Marketing, Enforcement, Life Cycle Management
  • Advertising and Promotion
  • Good Manufacturing Practices
  • Responses to FDA Warning and Untitled Letters
  • FDA Inspections
  • Recalls