In a 6-3 vote, the US Supreme Court struck down a California law that forced non-profits to annually disclose their major contributors (i.e. those who contribute more than $5,000).
The Burton Law Firm has a strong emphasis on the practice of business law. We understand the unique needs of business and strive to employ the precise methods necessary to help your business thrive. Our attorneys have a broad range of experience practicing in this area, and we believe we are your best choice when you are in need of legal advice pertaining to your business. Whether you are a sole proprietorship, a limited partnership, a limited liability company, or a corporation we can assist you in reaching your goals. The strengths we bring as a firm lie in our desire and ability to offer comprehensive, customized, counsel and solutions to businesses and their owners, shareholders, managers, and employees. Business is a community of people. At The Burton Law Firm, we believe in building communities and making connections between people.
Business law is also referred to as commercial law. The Encyclopedia Britannica defines business law as “the body of rules, whether by convention, agreement, or national or international legislation, governing the dealings between persons in commercial matters.” While this definition is all that we expect from The Encyclopedia Britannica, it fails to describe the way we practice law here at Burton. We add heart to the equation. We know that your business is like your offspring, it is a part of you and deserves the personal level of service that only a boutique firm like The Burton Law Firm can offer. Whether you are just starting your business, searching for financing, buying or merging with another business, or maintaining the corporate structure of your creation, we have the skillset, knowledge, and experience to guide you through to the best outcome.
Some organizations are run like a business, but have special tax exempt status with the IRS. The success of these non-profit, not-for-profit, and charity organizations is near and dear to our hearts at The Burton Law Firm As many of our staff members and attorneys volunteer with tax exempt organizations. The formation and operation of these organizations is rife with tax dangers, and an improperly formed non-profit organization can expose its board members to serious consequences. We think those that work in these organizations should be protected against these possibilities. Therefore, we offer specialized counsel to our clients in the non-profit arena, so they can be protected from personal liability and focus on the important missions of their organizations.
Once your business formation needs are met, the focus shifts to the operating needs of your business. The Burton Law Firm wants to facilitate meeting these needs. You may be in need of contract drafting or review or negotiation, or you may need to ensure you are correctly following the law as it pertains to the hiring and retention of employees, or you may need help protecting your intellectual property. Regardless of what your business needs are, we have the experience and know-how to assist you with your ongoing business operations and help you avoid unnecessary legal complications. You can trust us to guide you safely.
Let’s face it, there are many legal risks that any entrepreneur takes while operating a business. Some of them have serious consequences, and ignorance of the law is no excuse. We have intimate knowledge of these legal risks. The Burton Law Firm wants to protect you and your business from out of control legal risk. Our attorneys can aid you in understanding the risks that your business faces, and will work with you to proactively address the issues that could topple your entire operation. Lawsuits may come from unanticipated directions and are difficult for an owner or entrepreneur to prevent by themselves. Let us help you anticipate and avoid areas of risk.
A very important and often overlooked area of business law is what to do with a struggling business and when to make the determination that it is time to cease operations. Conversely, every business owner needs an exit or succession strategy for their successful and valuable business. If you are selling your business, our talented mergers and acquisitions attorneys can help you plan and negotiate a favorable exit. However, if your business has simply run its course, or has debts that far outweigh its profit potential, guidance regarding corporate bankruptcy or dissolution may be what you need. Our attorneys are adept at guiding business owners through the dissolution process and corporate bankruptcy.
The Burton Law Firm is proud to serve the greater Sacramento region with our offices in both Sacramento and Roseville. We would love to hear from you and answer any of your questions or concerns about your commercial legal needs. Please contact us to schedule a meeting today.