The corporate practice group is comprised of experienced attorneys who assist businesses in meeting their goals by providing sophisticated, astute, and practical legal advice. Our attorneys focus primarily on advising public and private corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, entrepreneurs, and nonprofit institutions.
We are experienced in the areas of choice of entity and business formation issues, mergers, acquisitions and dispositions, securities offerings, compliance and reporting, financing of all kinds, venture capital transactions, corporate and entity governance, international and cross border transactions, tax, and day-to-day legal representation for individuals and entities of all sizes. We also advise clients with regard to franchising and distributorship, shareholder disputes, corporate successorship, intra-family planning issues, antitrust, and anti-competitive practices.
Our knowledge and expertise assures you that we will effectively advise you regarding the benefits and risks of your transaction and provide you with creative solutions in order to meet your objectives. We make every effort to accomplish the transactions pursued by our clients effectively and efficiently.
Our clients come from diverse sections of the economy including banks and other financial institutions, hospitals, retailers, restaurants, retirement facilities, managed care companies, colleges and universities, technology companies, designers, manufacturers, licensors and standards associations, trade and professional associations, charities, agriculture companies and cooperatives, religious organizations, theaters and entertainers, transportation providers, telecommunications, energy, multimedia, foreign sales corporations, export trading companies, architects, construction, apparel, hospitality providers, landlords, venture capitalists, reprographics, government and other public agencies, and commercial real estate. Our clients consist of both for-profit and nonprofit institutions.
Specific Areas of Expertise
- Entity Formation
- General Advice and Transactional Work
- Securities Offerings
- Securities Reporting and Regulation
- Governance of Corporations and Other Entities
- Tax Services
- Foreign Account Disclosures
- International and Cross-Border Transactions
- Mergers and Acquisitions
- Emerging Companies and Venture Financing
News & Resources
The Corporate Transparency Act requires reporting companies to disclose and file company information and that of its beneficial owners to the federal government (FinCEN). Fines and imprisonment apply for failure to comply.
California Governor Gavin Newsom has signed two ground breaking climate related laws but he intends to modify them over concern of implementation and financial impact.
September 19, 2023 (Sacramento, CA) – Hanson Bridgett LLP recently represented client OnSight Technology, a leading robotics and computer vision company for the photovoltaics (PV) solar industry, in its Series Seed Financing. Early-stage venture capital firm Moneta Ventures led the round, with Stäubli, the global market leader in solar connections, robotics and industrial automation, joining as a strategic investor and board member. Previous investor Sacramento-based Growth Factory also participated in the round.
California Legislature has approved two landmark climate accountability bills that would require large companies to publicly disclose their greenhouse gas emissions.
Non-Compete Agreements: The Sale-Of-Business Exception in California and as Proposed in New FTC Rule
Comparing the California’s sale-of-business exception to the general prohibition on non-compete agreements against the FTC’s proposed new rules.
The basic principle behind these rules is that WGA Members may not meet or negotiate with a struck company; or provide writing services for, or sell or option literary material to, a struck company.
The Securities and Exchange Commission adopted amendments that broaden the qualifying pool of individuals and entities known as accredited investors.
The CARES Act extends certain debtor favorable provisions of the bankruptcy code to and expanded group of small businesses.
The stimulus package contains an emergency small business loan program that provides emergency loans of up to $10 million, which can be used to cover payroll.