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US News & World Report Recognizes Brown & Charbonneau, LLP

US News & World Report Recognizes Brown & Charbonneau, LLP

Southern California corporate attorneys are lawyers who have significant expertise in corporate and commercial law.  It is the responsibility of a Southern California corporate attorney to ensure that the companies they represent are complying with corporate laws and regulations. Corporate attorneys may work in conjunction with a company’s legal team or may represent companies who do not have an in-house legal team. A corporation is a separate legal entity existing under authority granted by state law. It has its own identity, separate and apart from its shareholders, Board of Directors or officers.

What is Corporate Law?

Corporate law encompasses all of the laws, rules, practices, and regulations which govern the formation and the operations of corporations.  Corporate law exists to keep corporations operating legally, and to make it possible for corporations to conduct their business.  Corporate law is overwhelmingly considered civil law, as opposed to criminal law.

What does a Corporate Lawyer do?

Corporate lawyers including the attorneys at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP in Irvine perform critical work for businesses in Southern California. The work of corporate attorneys may include any of the following:

  • Advise/recommend type of corporate structure
    Gregory G. Brown speaks on business issues and litigation

    Gregory G. Brown speaks on business issues and litigation

  • Advise/consult with the Board of Directors on all legal issues
  • Consult with businesses that are involved in disputes with owners/investors
  • Advise/consult on employment and personnel issues
  • Consult/advise regarding the rights and responsibilities of Directors and Officers of a company
  • Facilitate, negotiate, draft and review contracts, licenses, joint ventures
  • Consult/advise on and prepare corporate minutes, board and shareholder resolutions and other corporate recordkeeping
  • Consult/advise on insurance and related issues corporations face
  • Advise/consult on risk management issues
  • Advise/consult on legal holds, document retention and e-discovery issues
  • Advise/consult on activities of the corporation including buyouts, mergers, acquisitions, divestitures
  • Provide general oversight of all legal activities within the company

What is the difference between Corporate Law and Business Law?

Corporate law tends to be more narrowly defined than business law. Corporate law is the body of law, which focuses on how corporate entities form and operate.  Business law, on the other hand is far reaching and may include myriad areas of law ranging from employment law to contract law, and commercial transactions.

Corporate Attorneys at Brown & Charbonneau, LLP in Irvine, CA

At Brown & Charbonneau LLP, our Irvine based team of corporate attorneys are extremely experienced in corporate law. Our award-winning Southern California business and corporate attorneys can provide prompt and effective legal counsel for your business.   If you’re in need or a corporate attorney to establish a new corporation, or your business is growing, and you’re in need of general counsel who can assist with your growth, contact Brown & Charbonneau, LLP today by calling 714-505-3000. For the latest legal news, follow Brown & Charbonneau, LLP on Twitter and join us on FacebookInstagram, and LinkedIn.

Brown & Charbonneau, LLP is a top-rated business litigation, corporate, real estate and family law firm in Irvine, California. We are honored to be named by Best’s Lawyers® as one of the Top Law Firms in the US, including the specialty area of commercial litigation. As an AV-rated law firm, we are proud of our 10.0 Superb Client Rating from Avvo. Our top-reviewed Southern California attorneys have also earned specializations from the State Bar of California, as Certified Trial Specialists, and are included amongst the elite attorneys to be named Super Lawyers®.

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