Business Services

Business attorney Santa Barbara and Carpinteria

At Felix & Killen, we focus on family first in everything we do, including business. Our business attorneys work with family businesses of all types – from small “mom and pop” shops to limited liability companies and C-corps – to help keep your legacy intact and growing for generations.

One of the most important investments business owners can make early in the life-cycle of their business is the establishment of a strong relationship with trusted legal counsel. We focus on family businesses and closely held corporations to provide sophisticated business and entity formation services to our clients. We help guide them through the process of deciding whether to incorporate, what entity structure is right for them, and the options and consequences of each decision. Many of our clients initially come to us confused and overwhelmed by the numerous options and the ramifications of each decision. We simplify the process and explain it in a way that makes sense, allowing our clients the peace of mind to make informed decisions when establishing their business.

In addition to providing legal services at the start-up phase, Felix & Killen also provides our clients with a wide variety of services to help protect your ongoing operations long into the future. The attorneys at Felix & Killen are experienced in all phases of the business life-cycle, including maintenance of ongoing corporate formalities, negotiating the purchase or sale of an existing business, handling various types of business licensing, resolving shareholder and partner disputes, and preparing and enforcing contracts and consulting agreements.

Felix & Killen helps clients prepare for the future and develop succession strategies to avoid conflicts and ensure proper transitions with stock transfer restriction agreements to ensure closely held businesses stay closely held, co-ownership agreements to manage jointly held properties, and the establishment of limited liability companies (LLCs) to hold and manage second homes and rental properties. We also help clients prepare and implement confidentiality and non-disclosure agreements for employment or project development purposes, draft commercial lease agreements, and devise business succession plans to ensure the continuity and consistency of their business over the years.

If you are considering starting a new business, need help getting your business back on track, or are ready to update your existing plans and practices to better serve your current needs, give the attorneys at Felix & Killen at call today; we’re glad to help.