Business Law Attorneys in San Francisco


From the moment an entrepreneur decides to act on a great idea and put the wheels of the new business in motion, there are decisions to be made. The decisions can include what type of business or corporate entity to form, how to structure the business model, and how to deal with the legal ramifications of every contract and agreement as the business grows.

In all aspects of business today, having an experienced business attorney can help protect assets and provide guidance and information so clients can make sound decisions. That is our philosophy at Dimitriou & Associates, P.C. Our San Francisco business law attorneys embody knowledge of business as well as legal skills, such as alternative dispute resolution and litigation.

Each of our business law attorneys in San Francisco is accomplished in the field of business law and understands the stresses and challenges you face as a small business operator.

Why consult a San Francisco business law attorney?

At Dimitriou & Associates, P.C., we work hard for our clients. Our San Francisco business attorneys encompass a wide range of practice areas including the following:

  • Real Estate
  • Landlord-tenant relationships
  • Taxation
  • Estate planning
  • Professional responsibility
  • Business law

Because our business firm in San Francisco integrates all these disciplines under one roof, we are able to take a holistic approach to advising our clients and solving their legal issues as efficiently as possible. As such, we believe it is best to tackle problems while they are still small rather than stand by and watch them catch fire. Based on the unique characteristics of our clients’ businesses, we help our clients evaluate their best course of action, such as which type of corporate entity to form, and the long-term implications of that choice on profits and taxation.

Many of the transactions and problems facing San Francisco business lawyers require expertise in the varied practice areas we offer. For example, real estate transactions occasionally encompass landlord-tenant agreements. Also, real estate transactions, whether a simple lease or a complicated 1031 exchange, impact the profits and taxes of our client companies. Due to our broad expertise, we can advise our business clients on all aspects of their business and business transactions so that they can determine the best way to handle and structure transactions from start to finish.

Work a business law attorney in San Francisco

The most common business forms that new businesses use include the following:

  • Sole proprietorships
  • Partnerships
  • Limited Partnerships (LPs)
  • Limited Liability Companies (LLCs)
  • Limited Liability Partnerships (LLPs)
  • C and S Corporations

Each of these various options have advantages, disadvantages, and are not always available or appropriate to every business venture. It requires competent, well versed, and experienced business counsel to guide individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses through all the options available.

Once the business is a going concern, or for clients who already have an established business we provide all the other legal services a business needs, such as drawing up contracts for a specific transaction or a form contract which will be used over and over again, as well as other agreements such as leases. We also review contracts and agreements to ensure that the documents represent and reflect the deal you made, and we ensure you understand the documents.

If, however, despite all our best efforts and protective measures, a dispute arises, we have arbitration and mediation skills that can resolve the dispute in an amicable, cost-effective way. Also, if business litigation is required, we do not hesitate to aggressively protect the interests of our clients in the courtroom.

Consult us for trusted business advice

At Dimitriou & Associates, P.C., we provide practical problem-solving strategies and legal advice in the entire range of corporate, business, and commercial matters. If you are looking for a qualified, experienced business law attorney in San Francisco, contact our office today to learn more about our services.

For our general counsel clients, as part of a flat fee, we provide general counsel services which includes.

  • General Business Advice
  • General Legal Advice
  • General Office Procedure Development
  • Employee manuals/HR Issues
  • Collection issues
  • Contract review and assessment
  • Risk management
  • Protection of property, proprietary information, and trade secrets
  • Tax Planning and Tax Strategy
  • Advance Conflict resolution