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We Represent:
Corporations * Limited Liability Companies (LLCs) * Joint Ventures * Non Profits * Sole Proprietorships * Partnerships


How to Protect Your Business:

  • Be prepared. With attorney drafted documents you are better prepared for a lawsuit and in the long run the suit should cost less.

  • Be in compliance. When you have an attorney draft your essential business documents, such as incorporation documents (including Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, Shareholder Agreements), employee agreements, an employee handbook and any business contracts you are ensuring compliance with California's complex laws and protecting both the liability of your business and your personal assets.

  • Be in control.  When you use documents drafted by an attorney or your own corporate counsel it discourages people to bring suit because it shows you are in control of your business and the business transactions that surround it.

Did you know that over 45,000 lawsuits are filed each day in the United States?

Curious about creating a corporation and the process? 

Here's a little information about we handle it....

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Protecting you in your personal and professional life

A. L. Harvey Law

With Locations in Auburn, Meadow Vista & Roseville

  1. Initial Meeting:  An initial consultation with an attorney at A. L. Harvey Law to discuss your needs in forming a business entity and your concerns. We advise that you consult with a CPA regarding the tax advantages of your business entity choice prior to this meeting.
    • At this meeting we will discuss your choices regarding the business and some of the formalities.  Click on this link to review the corporation formation worksheet prior to your meeting.
  2. Submission: A name search is conducted by A. L. Harvey Law and if necessary the name you would like for your corporation is reserved. Articles of Incorporation are created by A. L. Harvey Law and you are contacted to obtain a signature. After obtaining your signature the Articles of Incorporation delivered to the California Secretary of State's office.
    1. Utilize this link to determine the wait time for approval.
  3. Confirmation: Our office will confirm that your corporation has been approved by the California Secretary of State's office and once it is approved your corporation has been formed.
  4. Setting the Corporation up for Success:  After your business has become a corporation the next steps are distributing shares, creating the board of directors, electing officers, adopting the bylaws and creating all the appropriate paperwork. You will meet with an attorney in our office who will walk you through your first meeting of the Corporate Shareholders and the Board of Directors. Additionally, we will discuss and create the appropriate paperwork you will need for future meetings as well as your Corporation's bylaws, shareholder certificates, ledger, register and if necessary Shareholder Agreement.
  5. Further Instruction:  We will give you a detailed letter that will outline the best practices you should employ to shelter your business and the Corporation's shareholders, officers and directors from liability in conducting the business of the Corporation.
  6. Corporate Books: We will set up your minute book and will have it available to you for pick up after your initial Shareholder and Board of Directors meeting.
  7. Future maintenance.  A. L. Harvey Law is available to serve as your agent for service of process and help you maintain corporate formalities.  A Corporate Maintenance package is available as a separate flat fee.