Clark & Trevithick is a full-service business law firm with a demonstrated track record of representing clients throughout California for over three decades. Since the firm’s inception, our business practice has advised hundreds of companies through important strategic decisions. We take pride in making time to get to know our clients and partnering with them to grow their businesses. Our business lawyers focus on:
Formation, operation and management of corporations, partnerships, limited liability companies and joint ventures
Venture capital transactions and other private and public offerings of securities
Mergers and acquisitions
Commercial Law and Insolvency
Personal investment transactions
Business succession planning
International and trade matters in all types of enterprise
MERGERS & ACQUISITIONS – We participate in all aspects of structuring and negotiating simple and complex transactions, including leveraged and management buyouts, recapitalizations and reorganizations. Our attorneys’ experience in areas such as regulatory compliance, taxation, real estate and securities law is particularly helpful in these transactions.
FINANCE & SECURITIES – We frequently represent entrepreneurs, buyers and investors in forming, financing and expanding new or developing enterprises. Clark & Trevithick handles financings involving both equity and debt securities ranging from private investor “seed” capital to multimillion dollar offerings, venture capital financing or credit facilities from financial institutions. We advise clients with respect to their disclosure obligations under federal and state securities laws and administrative rules and regulations.
COMMERCIAL LAW & INSOLVENCY - Our lawyers have extensive experience in both formal (in court) and informal (out of court) restructuring representation including secured lenders, lessors and buyers, as well as borrowers and debtors in possession.
FORMATION OF EMERGING AND FAMILY OWNED COMPANIES – Developing businesses often require our attorneys to extend their involvement beyond the traditional role of corporate lawyer. Our attorneys are well versed in working with companies from start-up organizations to mature entities with established identities and income streams. Clark & Trevithick provides ongoing representation of emerging and family owned companies. Our business attorneys assist in creating option, incentive and other varied compensation plans. We also advise clients with respect to buy-sell and succession planning documents and board of director and advisory and other committee roles and responsibilities.
TAXATION – The firm’s taxation attorneys represent business clients in a broad spectrum of federal and California taxation law matters, primarily in the areas of corporate and partnership affairs, real estate ownership and ventures, fiduciary income matters, tax exempt organizations and charitable giving.
REAL ESTATE – The firm’s real estate attorneys provide skillful representation in complex real estate transactions including acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, financing and development. Clark & Trevithick’s real estate team has had extensive experience representing developers, investors, buyers, sellers, lenders, architects, contractors, engineers, brokers, landlords and tenants in connection with every conceivable type of real estate asset, including raw land, retail, office, industrial, residential, marinas, and hotel and resort projects.
PARTNERSHIP DISPUTES & RESOLUTION - The firm has been involved in a number of partnership/joint venture disputes/closely held corporation disputes involving real estate partnerships and joint ventures, law firm partnerships and closely held businesses. The firm’s business expertise is particularly useful in attempting to resolve these types of disputes without litigation or, alternatively, in mediation or arbitration. However, when necessary, the firm’s litigation capability is available to handle these situations which can not be resolved on a negotiated or less formal dispute resolution basis.
Our Business Team