California Business Formation

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Forming a business requires meticulous attention to detail and familiarity with the many legal considerations involved. To get your business off on the right foot, it is critical to involve an experienced attorney at the outset. A lawyer can not only walk you through the formation process, but also alert you to valuable strategies for avoiding costly disputes and minimizing exposure to liability.


What Does a Business Formation Lawyer Help With?

At Gallagher Krich, APC, our attorneys provide a full range of business law advice and services, including drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts. We can also provide an opinion on the strength of a contract and your termination options.

If you’re starting a business in California – or considering starting one – Gallagher Krich lawyers can advise on the benefits of an LLC vs. other business entities.

As a business owner, you may be handed a contract or a waiver, with the expectation that you will sign it on the spot. But signing that document may expose you to needless risks. For example, by signing a 1542 waiver, you are foregoing your right to sue.


Our Team Has 30+ Years of Combined Experience.

We invite you to contact our San Diego business attorneys at (858) 926-5797 to arrange a free consultation.

Serving both fledgling & well-established businesses

We represent businesses through all phases of their life cycle, including:


Entity Information


Drafting Articles of Incorporation

Adopting Bylaws and Operating Agreements


Confidentiality, Nondisclosure, & Noncompetition

Developing Purchase/Sale Agreements

Voluntary & Involuntary Dissolution

We also serve as general counsel for businesses, an arrangement clients find very beneficial. They can turn to us whenever any legal needs arise. We are readily available to advise them, and we are usually available on an emergency basis for especially pressing concerns.

Strategic Counsel on Business Entity Formation

Under California law, a variety of business entities are available. Each entity has different advantages and disadvantages. Our attorneys can advise you on these options and help you make an informed decision on which entity to form. We are experienced in working with all types of business organizations, including:

  • Sole proprietors
  • Partnerships
  • Limited liability companies (LLCs)
  • Limited partnerships
  • Limited liability partnerships (LLPs)
  • Corporations (both S and C corporations)
  • Nonprofit organizations

Our extensive experience handling San Diego-area & Southern California business litigation and contract disputes also informs our ability to advise businesses on how to avoid such disputes.

Free consultation: contact our attorneys today

To learn more about how we can assist you in navigating the business startup process, call Gallagher Krich, APC, at (858) 926-5797 or fill out our convenient online form. We offer free initial consultations as well as evening and weekend meetings by appointment.

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3033 5th Ave., Suite 222

San Diego, CA 92103

(858) 926-5797

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