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Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
Business Ventures

Earl’s Maxim: Do business only with people you trust, and put it in writing!

D. Earl Ellis offers experienced legal and practical advice to clients in the formation of business entities. A business entity may be created as a partnership, joint venture, LLC, or corporation. The process of writing an agreement among the owners may enable them to focus more clearly on their business plan, finances, repayment of capital, allocation of profits, process of decision making, division of responsibilities, transition to younger generation, and taxes, to name a few of the important topics.

A written agreement is best to establish clear understandings and a resource when questions arise. Some desirable, far-sighted entitlements and protections are created only or best by written agreements. Examples are buy-sell rights and duties; restrictions on transfers; and planning ahead for marriage, divorce, disability, retirement, death, and disagreements.

D. Earl Ellis can help clients achieve a good balance of cost, complexity, control and comprehension in: