Corporate and Business Law
We provide legal expertise and strategic counseling to multi-national businesses as well as emerging growth companies. We pride ourselves on providing complete legal solutions tailored to the individual needs of the businesses. We advise businesses from business creation, formation, and maintenance, corporate counseling, negotiating and preparing contracts, walking businesses through common business transactions, corporate immigration, and protecting corporate intellectual property.
Business Creation, Formation, and Maintenance
Businesses go through a variety of stages, but the first step to any business is to form it. After forming a business, certain steps need to be taken from year to year to maintain all proper registrations. At the Law Offices of Ryutaro Hirota, we work with business owners to create and maintain their businesses. We work to ensure that companies are properly formed and all yearly registrations are renewed. Our clients include new startup companies, small businesses, and U.S. subsidiaries of established companies. Our goal is to ensure clients have a smooth, straightforward process to opening their company so our clients can focus on running their business.
Corporations and businesses have continuing needs beyond forming and maintaining their companies. At the Law Offices of Ryutaro Hirota, we serve as corporate counsel for a number of clients. We provide guidance and advice on a variety of legal issues, including but not limited to business and employment concerns. We assist our clients with legal corporate strategies to ensure that they understand potential ramifications of choices and can make informed decisions.
Contracts are one of the most common legal documents businesses encounter. We help clients negotiate, prepare, and maintain business contracts and transactions. At the Law Offices of Ryutaro Hirota, we are familiar with the ins and outs of contract law, including what elements are required and what elements are enforceable. We assist our clients with understanding their obligations under existing contracts, the consequences of the various provisions in the contracts that they are in, and the potential issues in future contracts.
Some businesses may require the services of workers who are not US citizens or permanent residents. At the Law Offices of Ryutaro Hirota, we assist businesses with immigration law issues. We help clients bring workers into the United States and extend the stay of those who are currently here. We represent both employers and professionals in all areas of employment-based petitions, both on a temporary and permanent basis. Our clients span a wide variety of industries, including technology, the arts, academia, small businesses, startups, restaurants, and U.S. subsidiaries of foreign corporations. Our goal is to ensure that our clients have as smooth a transition as possible.
Intellectual property, or “IP”, is increasingly a crucial part of businesses, often considered a company’s most valuable asset. At the Law Offices of Ryutaro Hirota, we work with clients to register copyrights and trademarks, license intellectual property, and defend against infringement. We help businesses protect themselves against potential misuses of their property that can cause damage to their reputations.