Orange County Business Lawyer

At Evolution Tax & Legal, we specialize in comprehensive business law services tailored for high-net-worth business owners and business brokers in Orange County and throughout California. Our expertise spans B2B contracts; acquisitions, mergers, and dissolutions; corporate entity formation and restructuring, and annual compliance, ensuring your business thrives and complies with all legal requirements. As corporate law attorneys, we also have a plethora of experience handling shareholder agreements, corporate governance consulting services, and succession planning.

Our practice areas include:

B2B Contracts and Agreements

Whether you’re negotiating a new deal or revising existing agreements, our contracts attorneys are experts in drafting and reviewing B2B contracts that protect your interests and propel your business forward. We frequently handle:

·       Operating Agreements

·       Independent Contract Negotiations

·       Sales Agency Distribution Agreements

·       Shareholder Agreements and/or Buy/Sell Agreements

·       Property Management Agreements

·       Administration/Management Agreements

·       Contracts involving mergers, acquisitions, and dissolutions


Business Acquisitions, Mergers, and Dissolutions 

Navigating the complexities of business acquisitions, mergers, and dissolutions requires seasoned legal expertise. We consult closely with business owners and brokers, ensuring every transaction is structured to your advantage, with meticulous attention to legal and financial details.

With a strong background in tax law, we consult on the tax strategies and implications of various corporate structures, minimizing tax liabilities and ensuring you understand the role of tax attributes before finalizing your decision. We also have over a decade of experience working with international corporations, advising on how best to navigate cross-border transactions, handling residency issues, double taxation, FACTA, and more.

Our Orange County estate lawyers will also advise on business succession planning for family-owned businesses, helping you manage the ever-changing landscape of estate tax and the proper use of trusts.

Business Formation, Conversions, and Corporate Restructuring 

One of the first decisions you make as a business is how to structure your entity. The type of business entity you register as will have legal and financial implications. Our business entity formation lawyers understand the full scope of tax compliance and business planning for limited liability company (LLCs), S corporations, C corporations, and partnership options, and provide personalized guidance to protect your business, your assets, and your financial future.

Changing your corporate structure or relocating your business to a new state also comes with a myriad of legal considerations. Our team provides strategic advice on business conversions, helping you choose the optimal structure for tax, compliance, and operational efficiency, and ensures you successfully make the transition.

Annual Corporate Compliance 

Staying compliant is key to your business’s success. We manage DBAs, annual filings, city licenses, and ensure you meet all state laws and regulations, freeing you to focus on what you do best— running your business.

Why Evolution Tax & Legal for Business Law?

As your Orange County corporate attorney, the team at Evolution Tax & Legal is uniquely positioned to guide your business from entity formation through business contracts and agreements to acquisitions or succession planning, ensuring you understand the full scope of tax implications along the way.

As a small business owner himself, founding attorney and CPA, Alton Moore, brings his expertise in tax law, corporate law, and estate planning to ensure you conduct business in a way that protects your family and assets while helping you achieve your financial goals.

Need a business lawyer? Contact us.

FAQs Surrounding Corporate Law

Q. How can a transactional attorney help small and medium-sized businesses versus larger corporations?

As your Orange County transaction attorney, our firm often acts similar to general counsel for small and medium-sized businesses on matters including business entity formation, taxation, corporate governance, and the creation or review of commercial transactions. Larger enterprises use our Orange County corporate attorneys for complex negotiations, contract documentation, and business and tax planning and preparation.

Q. Why and how do I change my corporate structure?

Businesses often outgrow the benefits of the original entity structure they selected. There’s no one reason to change your structure; however, common themes include the need for greater personal asset protection for the owners or to reduce personal tax liability.

As your Orange County business lawyer and tax attorney, our team is well-equipped to advise and recommend the best corporate structure for your unique needs and ultimate business goals.

Q. How do we work with business brokers on acquisitions?

Our corporate transaction attorneys have years of experience assisting business brokers on the buying and selling of businesses and understand how to protect the client during business evaluations and contract negotiations and reviews. Our expertise includes advising on governance structure for ideal tax outcomes, contract negotiations, and, unique to Evolution Tax & Legal, estate and succession planning for your future business.

Q. What is corporate compliance in California?

Corporate compliance means a company is adhering to applicable rules and laws of the city and state it operates in, as well as federal regulations. A California corporate compliance attorney, like the team at Evolution Tax & Legal, ensures you follow all said rules and regulations. It generally involves creation of the business structure, implementation, and monitoring of policies, procedures, and practices to prevent law violations. To note, Evolution Tax & Legal does not practice employment law, which can be intertwined with aspects of corporate compliance.

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Schedule a Free Consultation With a Business Lawyer in Orange County, CA

The team at Evolution Tax and Legal is here to provide their corporate law expertise and guidance to ensure your business operates efficiently under the eyes of the law. Contact our team today to schedule a free consultation with an experienced business lawyer and learn how our personalized services can begin benefiting you today.

I’ve been going to Alton Moore Esq./CPA at Evolution Tax & Legal for my taxes for a couple years now and as a small business owner, I would highly recommend him. He and his team are knowledgeable, professional, and the best tax specialists in California. I cannot thank him enough for all his help and tax expertise

Christopher Nichols

Alton and his team at Evolution Tax and Legal are the best! They make it so easy to upload all the forms and it's hands off until it's ready to be reviewed. Alton is so friendly and easy to work with, truly the best tax attorney in southern California! 

Lauren Nichols

Top Notch service. Alton has done multiple things for me from yearly taxes, living trust, and financial planning. He is quick to respond with emails, making time for phone calls and meetings. He also has many resources and references to recommend and will make time to chat with others that may be involved with my financial plans. I highly recommend his service and the team he has built over the past 5yrs.

Monica Lodwig

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