Mike Ross – Bay Area Business Startup Attorney
Starting a company is one necessary step to a successful and productive business, provided you have a solid business plan and an understanding of the legal aspects of making your business work.
Bay Area Business Startup Attorney Mike Ross can provide you with comprehensive legal advice to get your business on the right path. With more than 30 years of experience practicing business and corporate law, a background in business, securities, corporate governance, licensing, intellectual property and general corporate law, and experience serving as General Counsel and CFO for multi-national corporations and technology companies, Mike Ross has the knowledge your company needs to make informed choices with all aspects of your startup. With his understanding of the law and your innovative business ideas, the growth and success of your company will be limited only by your work ethic and innovation. Let Mr. Ross be the attorney you trust to get your business off the ground and on the path to success.
Bay Area Startups Need Top-Notch Legal Advice
When starting your company, there are a myriad of steps you will need to take that can have major and lasting implications on your future business ventures. You will need to:
Determine the appropriate structure for operating your company
Will you be an S-corp, a C-corp, a partnership, a Limited Liability Company (LLC), a Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) or a sole proprietorship? Mr. Ross can explain the pros and cons of your options and help you complete the necessary paperwork.
Secure local Bay Area real estate where you can operate your business
Will you be renting, buying, or building a space? An experienced real estate attorney should review the lease or contract.
Secure public or private financing in the California Bay Area
Mr. Ross has successfully raised more than $2.5 billion in public and private financing, and understands how to work with angel investors and venture capitalists to get the deal done.
Obtain appropriate Bay Area licenses and permits
The obligations you will have vary depending upon where in the California Bay Area you do business and what type of business you plan to operate. Mr. Ross will review Bay Area specific zoning and business laws to ensure you are ready to operate with all appropriate permissions.
Protect your intellectual property
You need to protect your innovative ideas through patents, trademarks and copyrights so that no one can steal your valuable creative works.
These are just some of the different things that your business must consider when you open your doors for the first time. Mr. Ross understands that many startups struggle for income at the beginning, but that top-notch legal advice on these issues is important.
He aims to find cost-effective solutions and provide representation that you can afford while offering top-quality service and legal advice. He always keeps the long-term in mind, and will help you make the legal decisions that could allow your company to one day go public or be acquired.