Business Entity Formation and Organization, Financing, and Acquisitions


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Forming and organizing a business involves prudent planning.  Matters such as the services, property, or funds which will be invested in the business, the value of those contributions, and the individuals who will participate in the management and control of the entity must be carefully thought out.  Financing or acquiring a business is complicated and arduous.  The considerations and decisions involved in such matters are best made with the advice of an experienced attorney.  Through years of serving clients in this practice area, the attorneys of the FREEMAN FIRM have honed their skills to ensure that documentation is legally compliant and our client's objectives are met.


Representative Business Clients Include

  • Aqua Pool & Spa
  • Chemical Transfer Co.
  • Duraflame
  • Katzakian, Williams & Sherman, Inc.
  • California Tank Lines
  • Lagorio Farming
  • San Diego Chargers
  • Focused Sports
  • Mid-State Manufacturing, Inc.
  • Golden Valley, LLC
  • Valley Wholesale Drug Company, Inc.


Representative Business Cases Include

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Former Employee v. FREEMAN FIRM's Clients: Individual and Business

Case Overview

Individual had his own Company in which Employee was a salesman.  After many years, Individual phased out his Company and became a consultant for an upstart Business.  Upstart Business hired Employee as plant manager.  After a series of work-related incidents, Business relieved Employee of his supervisory duties.  Dissatisfied with the demotion, Employee quit.  Four months later, following termination from a new job, Employee sued Business for wrongful termination and interference with future employment relationships; Employee also sued Individual, claiming he was a partner in Individual's Company.  After months of contentious litigation, The FREEMAN FIRM settled the matter for a fraction of Employee's demand and compelled Business's insurance company to pay a large share of the settlement amount.

Shareholder v. FREEMAN FIRM's Clients: Officers and Directors of Corporation

Case Overview

Shareholder filed a derivative action, alleging the decisions of Corporation's Officers and Directors were not made in the best interests of the Corporation.  The Board of Directors appointed a disinterested Special Litigation Committee to determine whether to pursue Shareholder's claims.  Representing Corporation's Officers and Directors, The FREEMAN FIRM submitted a brief to the Special Litigation Committee arguing that the decisions of the Officers and Directors fell squarely within the protection of the California Business Judgment Rule.  Shareholder quickly settled before the Special Litigation Committee issued its decision.


Frequently Asked Questions:

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What is a Director?

A Director is a person appointed or elected according to law who is authorized to manage and direct the affairs of a corporation or company; the directors collectively form the board of directors.

What is a Shareholder?

A Shareholder, also referred to as a stockholder, is a person who owns shares of stock in a corporation or joint-stock company and whose name appears in the records of a corporation.

What is a Joint Venture?

A Joint Venture is a legal entity engaged in the joint undertaking of a particular transaction for mutual profit; generally all parties involved contribute assets, share risks, profits, and losses.

What is a Limited Liability Company?

A Limited Liability Company is a legal form of business organization formed under a statutory scheme that allows one or more owners to carry on a business with none of the owners having personal liability for the obligations of the business.

All definitions provided in this section of our website are paraphrased from Black's Law Dictionary and are meant to provide only basic information about the terms used herein.

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