Small Business Attorney San Diego

Attorney Practice Areas

We are passionate about how we conduct business and constantly pursue the most comprehensive and value-based legal solutions. Our business attorneys strive to provide the most personal and relevant legal services to our clients where we work as your trusted partner and team, not just as your attorney.

Please scroll through our Business Law Practice Areas below to learn more about how our San Diego business lawyers can assist you.

Business Entity Formation

From formation of new business entities to investment vehicles and corporate restructuring, our attorneys know business entity structures and how to comprehensively establish the most appropriate legal structure.

  • Sole Proprietorships (DBA)
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • “C” and “S” Type Corporations
  • Limited Partnerships (LP)
  • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLP)
  • Family Limited Partnerships (FLP)
  • Professional Corporations
  • Non-Profits (501(c)3)
  • Investment Vehicles & Corporate Restructuring
  • “Clean up” of Erroneous & Incomplete Formations
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Raising Capital | Venture Financing | Investor Relations

If you have an idea that needs a small amount of funding, a high-tech growth business seeking growth equity, or you are actively targeting angel or Venture Capital funding, we know what you’re going through; we’ve been through it too. A core focus of Panakos Law is assisting in new venture fund-raising, including:

  • Friends & Family Seed Funding
  • Traditional Bank or SBA Funding
  • Venture Capital / Private Equity / Angel Investors
  • Private Placements
  • Debt Funding (Promissory Notes, Convertible Debt, etc.)
  • CrowdFunding
  • Investor Relations
  • Securities Law Compliance
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Investor Representation | Deal Due Diligence

Whether you are considering investment in a family or friend’s new great idea, you are an accredited investor considering a unique opportunity, or you consider yourself a professional Angel investor, we understand your position. We’re investors ourselves. With our unique mix of experience, database access, and financial/business acumen (in-house MBA), we can provide you with an unbiased and high-level assessment of an entire opportunity.

  • Management Team Background Checks
  • Financial Feasibility and Validation
  • Deal Structuring
  • Analysis of Risk Factors
  • Negotiations and Representation
  • Termsheet Drafting, Review or Analysis
  • Mitigate Investor Exposure / Risk
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Strategic Planning | Business Plans | Business Analysis

Our in-house business development experts have both the high-level education and hands-on business experience required to assist entrepreneurs and small business owners beyond just their legal needs. Whether you have a business idea, a draft of a business plan, or a completed investor “package”, our in-house MBA can assist with the needs of new ventures beyond just the legal advice.

  • Investment-Grade Business Plan Writing
  • Business Plan Analysis/Review
  • Business Feasibility Studies
  • Financial Modeling & Pro-Forma Projections
  • Industry Research and Benchmarking
  • Break Even Analysis
  • Pitch-Deck Development / Critique
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Employment Law | Employee Incentive Plans

Our attorneys represent business owners, partners, and those employees with claims to an equity stake in a business. We can assist with employment contracts, employee incentive plans, as well as employment litigation and partnership disputes. Our attorneys are also trained as mediators.

  • Employment Contracts and Policies
  • Employee Incentive Plans
  • Vested Equity Plans
  • Non-Compete Agreements
  • Hiring, Discipline, Termination
  • Employment Litigation
  • Partnership Disputes
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Intellectual Property | Patents | Trademarks | Cyberlaw

The intangible assets of a business are just as important as the tangible assets of a business, and in many cases may be more valuable. Developing and protecting your Intellectual Property takes more than just being first in use. Our business attorneys take systematic and strategic steps to protect and maintain the value of your Intellectual Property and to defend it accordingly.

  • Searches and Assessments
  • Registration of Trademarks, Service Marks, Trade Names
  • Filing of Copyrights
  • Maintaining IP Rights
  • Patent Filings (not patent prosecution)
  • Defending and Enforcing IP
  • Resolution of Disputes over IP
  • Cyberlaw (Website Terms & Conditions, Privacy Policies, Disclaimers)
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Contract Drafting, Review, and Enforcement

Businesses of all sizes enter into agreements with vendors, employees, and customers. A contract is more than just a promise; it’s a legal obligation. Our business attorneys assist with the development, review, and enforcement of a wide-range of business-related contracts including but not limited to:

  • Partnership Agreements
  • Customer Contracts
  • Vendor Contracts
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Sale or Purchase of Goods
  • Strategic Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures
  • Shareholder Agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
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Business Disputes | Mediation | Litigation

Most business disputes arise from disagreements over the terms of a contract, but may also deal with business practices, billing, and other issues. Our business attorneys will fight aggressively to both enforce and defend disputes that arise within the course of business.

  • Contract Disputes
  • Breach of Contract
  • Business Torts (unfair competition, fraud, defamation)
  • Intellectual Property Disputes
  • Partnership & Shareholder Disputes
  • Business & Partnership Mediation
  • Business Litigation
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Securities Law | Private Placements | Compliance

Raising capital by means of a private placement requires effective navigation of both federal and state securities laws. Our securities attorneys represent startups, young growing ventures, and mid-sized businesses in issuing securities to investors while ensuring compliance.

  • Fixed-Fee Private Placement Memorandums (PPM’s)
  • Reg D Private Placements
  • Rule 504 Securities Offerings
  • Rule 505 Securities Offerings
  • Rule 506 Securities Offerings
  • Equity & Debt Private Placements
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Buy a Business | Sell a Business | Exit a Business

From acquiring and existing business or structuring a joint venture, to exiting a business through a sale, succession, or divestiture, our business attorneys can assist with effectively navigating through the transition. A business sale or purchase can be a complicated one and our attorneys have extensive experience drafting the necessary contracts for entrepreneurs and small business owners, including:

  • Buy an Existing Business
  • Transition into a Family Business
  • Buy into a Franchise
  • Sell an Existing Business
  • Exit a Failing Business
  • Structure a Joint Venture
  • Merge Existing Businesses
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Business Real Estate Transactions | Leases

Panakos Law represents buyers, sellers, owners, and developers of real estate in the greater San Diego area. Regardless of the type of transaction or legal dispute, our real estate attorneys are knowledgeable of California real estate law and procedure and can assist in all real estate matters from purchases to leases and property sales.

  • Lease Drafting, Review, Enforcement
  • Drafting or Review of Purchase and Sales Contracts
  • Entity Formation for Investment Properties
  • Deal Due Diligence
  • Breach of Contracts
  • Commercial Real Estate Transactions
  • Inheritance of Property
  • Estate Planning for Real Estate
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Estate Planning | Business Succession Planning

Although Panakos Law can assist with all elements of Estate planning including wills and trusts, our attorneys are experienced in estate planning specifically for business owners and family-run businesses.

  • Living Trusts
  • Wills
  • Special Needs Trusts
  • Revocable Living Trusts
  • Same Sex Estate Planning
  • Family Limited Partnerships
  • Business Succession Agreements
  • Gifting Stock
  • Comprehensive Asset Protection
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Employment-Based Immigration | EB-5, E-2, Investor Visas

Our business attorneys assist with Immigration Services for Investors and Business Owners including the EB5 and E2 processes. If you are looking for an E2 Attorney in San Diego, the business lawyers at Panakos can help. Our corporate securities attorneys help structure EB5 investment projects and help ensure that investors do not run into securities issues with the United States Securities and Exchange Commission.

  • Immigration Petitions by Alien Entrepreneurs (EB-5)
  • Professional Workers Visas (H-1b)
  • Treaty Trader Visas (E-1 and E-2)
  • Multi-National Executives and Managers (L-1A)
  • Visas Petition (I-526)
  • Petition to Remove Conditioners (I-829)
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General Legal Counsel | Representation | Team Member

The small yet professional team at Panakos Law is comprised of business attorneys, MBA’s, and highly-trained support staff that collectively provide a truly comprehensive and unique service to business owners and entrepreneurs. Our clients turn to us for a wide range of legal needs, yet the true value of our services are best realized through consistent, pro-active consultation and support through a general counsel role.

  • Outsourced In-House Counsel
  • General Corporate Representation
  • Pro-active and Anticipatory Business Representation
  • Additional Representation beyond business-related law
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San Diego, CA 92101
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