Business & Corporate

Assisting clients on every business need

After spending a century representing public and private businesses in legal matters, it’s safe to call the attorneys at Gresham Savage, business and corporate law professionals. Our unmatched depth of knowledge allows us to offer a broad range of services to clients of all sizes, as well as to various industries. There are very few corporate matters that our attorneys are not equipped to handle.

We guide and assist our clients exploring new or expanding business ventures in determining and forming the best entity type for their specific needs, whether it be a corporation, a limited liability company, a partnership, a sole proprietorship or a specialized entity, such as a statutory trust.

Our attorneys provide general counsel to a number of companies and are well-versed in mergers and acquisitions; contract and agreement negotiations; and business formation, reorganization and dissolution. Gresham Savage attorneys prioritize teamwork—we share our knowledge and resources so all of our clients receive the best, most up-to-date service.

Proven results in specialized industries

Gresham Savage is particularly experienced in health care matters, an area of law that few business attorneys know how to handle competently. Our attorneys have done groundbreaking work in this area: they were the first to facilitate HUD financing of a California hospital and the first in the country to take a physician practice management company public.

In the intellectual property realm, our attorneys have both litigated IP disputes, and prosecuted patent and trademark applications in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. In addition to for-profit businesses, we’ve handled the formation and counseling of non-profits as well.

Gresham Savage attorneys are experienced mediators who have negotiated financial, lending and security agreements; distribution agreements; employment, consulting and independent contractor agreements; sales and marketing agreements; and agreements for the licensing of intellectual property.

If your company is facing a legal challenge, there’s a Gresham Savage attorney with the expertise to help you achieve a favorable outcome. Our attorneys have additional experience in:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Tax counsel, including California unitary, sales and property taxes
  • Counseling on avoiding directors’ liability and shareholder lawsuits
  • Documentation of business transactions and operations
  • Corporate finance, including advising and representing hospitals and other non-profit borrowers on tax-exempt bond issues
  • Strategic alliances and joint ventures
  • Financial restructuring and reorganizations
  • Leveraged and managed buyouts

If you’re a business owner who is in need of legal assistance of any kind, contact one of our four offices today.