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What You Need To Know About Business Law

When it comes to your business, starting off on the right foot is crucial. When issues arise, it is also important to have the right attorney by your side.

My name is Rafael Rios, and I am the founder of the Law Office of Rafael Rios III. I work with small, medium and large business owners in the Napa Valley region and throughout California, making sure they understand their rights, legal options and best next steps when handling business matters. As a managing member of two wineries in the Napa Valley region, I have firsthand experience and understand the excitement and challenges of starting and operating a new business, which is why when you work with me, you will have a partner on your side who can help you avoid common problems that cause delays, increase costs, and risk your business’ legal status.

Ways In Which I Can Help

Business law can be tremendously complicated. Even the smartest people can quickly become overwhelmed by the choices they are making. My goal is to guide you in the right direction. Communication is key, and you are the one who has to make the final decisions. I am here to make sure you have the information you need.

Being that we are in the Napa Valley, I often have used these skills to help nearby wineries and vineyards. I have experience in many different areas, including:

  • Preformation planning
  • Entity formation (incorporations, organizations, partnerships)
    • Bylaws
    • Operating agreements
    • Partnership agreements
  • Business purchase and sale agreements
  • Operational contracts

I can help you determine which type of entity (corporation, limited liability company or partnership) will fit your business best. I will review and discuss the following criteria to make the decision: your plans, goals, legal restrictions and requirements. I will then prepare and file all the documentation necessary to create your new entity and counsel you on your ongoing obligations to maintain the entity’s status.

Are you considering retirement or transferring ownership of your business to a member of your family? I can help with this process as well. I handle a wide range of estate planning matters as part of my practice, including business succession planning.

Call Today To Learn More

You’ve worked hard to develop and create your business, now let me make sure it complies with all applicable laws and is shielded against potential litigation as best as possible. Make sure you are making the smart choice. Call my office in St. Helena at 707-979-9726 today. You can also email me by clicking here. I serve clients throughout Napa County and the entire Napa Valley.