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7041 Koll Center Parkway, Suite 240 | Pleasanton, California 94566
Corporate Law Overview/General Counsel Services

Pleasanton Corporate Law Firm Helps Startups and Mature Companies in California

Trusted partners perform general counsel services

The corporate law attorneys at Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation help businesses in all stages to take full advantage of legal safeguards, and to manage corporate relationships for smooth operation. Our firm provides general counsel services without the in-house cost. For small to mid-sized companies, our experienced corporate attorneys can exercise all duties of general counsel without the expense of an in-house legal staff. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to deliver comprehensive legal advice related to all aspects of corporate law, including: bylaws and governance, shareholder relations, shareholder disputes, mergers and acquisitions, and risk and liability management.

General counsel services without the in-house cost

For corporate officers, few things are more frustrating than dealing with piecemeal advice. You must make decisions and set goals based on a holistic view of your business; you need legal advice based on knowledge of your company and experience in your industry. The Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation corporate attorneys have the knowledge and experience necessary to deliver comprehensive legal advice related to all aspects of corporate law, including:

  • Formation — We help you choose the entity that best serves your purposes, especially with regards to taxation, liability exposure and profit sharing.
  • Dissolution — When it’s time to wind down operations, we help you avoid unnecessary delays and expenses.
  • Bylaws and governance — As part of our formation services, we draft bylaws that help ensure efficient operations, and advise you on governance issues such as regulatory compliance and the protection of stakeholder interests.
  • Shareholder relations — We draft shareholder agreements and help with transparency issues and compliance in the sale of securities and required reporting.
  • Shareholder disputes — Our experienced corporate litigation attorneys protect your rights in various disputes with shareholders, including business oppression lawsuits from minority shareholders.
  • Mergers and acquisitions — We help clients manage growth by vetting potential partners and assets, and advising on myriad implications of mergers including tax consequences.
  • Risk and liability management — We protect ownership interests with detailed asset-protection plans and in-depth insurance assessments.

Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation does all this and more, acting as corporate general counsel for a fraction of the cost of in-house legal services.

Your company’s trusted partner for corporate law issues in Pleasanton

Garcia & Gurney, A Law Corporation offers comprehensive corporate counsel services to small to mid-sized companies in and around the Tri-Valley. For reliable advice on issues from formation to dissolution and everything in between, speak to a corporate attorney with in-depth experience in the industries that drive Alameda and Contra Costa Counties. Call us today at 925-468-0400 or contact us online.

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Client Testimonials
  • "Melinda Garcia came very highly recommended by two colleagues who raved about her expertise and assertiveness. She and her team are extremely responsive and help us navigate the legal challenges of our consulting business. We're thrilled to have Melinda on our side!"

  • "Melinda Garcia was wonderful to work with. She is an outstanding listener and has a great memory for details and personal information.... which makes one feel very comfortable and welcome. I would highly recommend her to anyone not only because of her outstanding abilities but because of the compassion she eludes in dealing with an individual's issues/concerns."

  • "Highly recommend! I was in need of urgent help with an employment matter and Melinda Garcia came through for me the same day. She fit me in for a consultation within hours of my call and read my documents prior to our meeting. She was thorough, attentive to my needs, knowledgeable, professional and above all very comforting."

  • "Melinda Garcia provided me excellent advice in resolving an employment agreement related to an acquisition of the company I worked for. She is very knowledgeable, asked me what I wanted to achieve with her services, provided excellent service to achieve those goals, and was very cognizant of fees. I recommend her for employment related services."

  • "Melinda Garcia provided excellent guidance with an employment/compensation case. Her knowledge of employment law, and strong negotiation skills, brought the case to a successful conclusion."

  • "Melinda Garcia has done an excellent job assisting us as we established our small business. From incorporation to contract negotiations, Melinda Garcia and her staff were outstanding"