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Corporate, Tax & Business Transactions


“Businesses, executives and owners, especially those operating middle market and smaller companies, tell us they like our strategic approach to their needs,” observed Lloyd Schmidt, Co-Chair of Hopkins & Carley’s Corporate, Tax, & Business Transactions practice.  "Our professionals have earned a reputation in Silicon Valley and elsewhere for finding creative ways to address and solve the most important objectives first.  That’s valuable to any business that can’t afford to spend a lot on lawyers but needs top-tier advice and representation.”
 
By drawing on the group’s highly regarded skills and years of experience, business executives and owners get help at every stage of their growth and development, and in all aspects of their businesses.  The firm’s Corporate, Tax, & Business Transactions department, as Lloyd puts it, “covers a lot of ground, from basic corporate services to complex entity structuring and regulatory, security, and tax issues.” 

Getting the deal done
In addition to entrepreneurs and early-stage enterprises, we serve a broad range of business interests, from high-tech to agricultural clients.  These include private and publicly traded companies, high net worth individuals, investor-based and closely-held companies, partnerships, limited liability companies, corporations, and other leading for-profit and non-profit organizations.

Our focus is on advising businesses through the business life cycle:  formation, financing, operation, growth, and transitions.  Businesses rely on us for a range of legal services, including representation and advice regarding:

While our service footprint is deepest in our own region, we regularly represent California corporations doing business outside the state, as well as non-California and foreign corporations with needs here.

Diverse clients with diverse needs
The size and experience of our group has its benefits.  Chances are good that we know your industry and that we have dealt with your problems and needs before.  That adds up to efficiency, cost savings and effectiveness.

We represent the many businesses that are a part of the complex business ecology and economy of Silicon Valley.  Regardless of their industry sector, companies and business owners seek our counsel and support.  These include technology and Internet companies, healthcare and financial institutions, food producers, manufacturers, software companies, licensed professional practices (including law, accounting, dentistry, and medicine), or public agencies, professional sports and other franchises. 

One reason we cover so much ground so well is our ability to draw on the expertise of other lawyers in the firm and other professionals.  “We use an interdisciplinary approach to your advantage,” Lloyd added.

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