► Business and Corporate Law

Axis  represent small, medium-sized, and large business clients from across the U.S. and internationally in a wide variety of California business law matters.

We represent early-stage companies as well as established businesses on a wide variety of business law matters, ranging from contracts and transactions, intellectual property, labor/employment law, business financing, mergers and acquisitions, real estate, insurance, business succession planning, and general advice and counsel.

► Who We Represent

Axis represents businesses of all sizes, including single-owner businesses, small businesses, mid-sized companies and regional offices of out-of-state or international companies, as well as large international businesses with operations across multiple states or countries. Our clients include a variety of types of businesses, including but not limited to:

  • Corporations
  • S Corporations
  • LLCs
  • LLPs
  • LPs
  • DBAs
  • Partnerships
  • Joint Ventures
  • Consultants
  • Single-owner businesses
  • Small businesses
  • Mid-sized businesses
  • Regional offices
  • Distributors of international companies
  • International corporations
  • International branches

► The Industries We Serve

Having experience and knowledge of the industries of client businesses is crucial for providing legal advice. Our clients come from a range of industries spanning multiple fields and areas, including but not limited to the following:

  • Accountants
  • Architects
  • Automotive
  • Celebrities &  Influencers
  • Consumer products
  • Distributors
  • Doctors and Physicians
  • Engineers
  • Entertainment
  • Entertainment loan-outs
  • Energy
  • Film and Television
  • Gaming/Toys
  • Green industries
  • Government contractors
  • Healthcare
  • Hospitals
  • Manufacturing
  • Mobile Apps
  • Music and Music Production
  • Online businesses
  • Production Companies
  • Sellers and Resellers
  • Social Media
  • Technology
  • + Many More

► Business Law Practice Areas

Our Business Law practice spans multiple practice areas, including but not limited to the following:

Business Formations and Governance

Axis represents new Corporations, S-Corporations, LLCs, LLPs, LPs, general partnerships, joint ventures, and other business entities with a variety of business formation matters. We assist clients form new businesses in California, Delaware, New York, Texas, Wyoming, Nevada, Arizona, and numerous other states. We assist clients maintain the corporate health of their businesses by adhering to the requirements and formalities necessary to remain in good standing with the appropriate governmental agencies.

  • Annual Reports
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Certificate of Good Standing
  • Certificates of Incorporation
  • By-Laws
  • DBA (Sole Proprietorship)
  • Dissolutions
  • Employer/Employee
  • Federal EIN
  • Founders’ Agreement
  • Foreign Qualification
  • Franchise Board Information
  • Good Standing Certificates
  • Incorporator’s Statements & Resolutions
  • Licensing (City/County)
  • Meeting Minutes
  • Non-Profit 501(c)(3) Applications
  • Operating Agreements
  • Resolutions (General)
  • Sales Licenses
  • Statement of Information
  • Stock Certificates
  • Tax Informational Sheet
  • Tax Registrations
  • Zoning Applications


Financings and Investments

We assist business clients with a wide variety of financing and investment transactions, whether involving equity issuances, debt-based financings, new investments, acquisitions, incentive-based issuances, or others:

  • Asset Purchase Agreements
  • Assignments
  • Business Loan Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Collateral Assignments & Security Agreements
  • Convertible Notes
  • Deal Memos
  • Debt Financings
  • Equity Incentive Plans
  • Equity Financings
  • Investor Agreements
  • Lock Up Agreements
  • Mezzanine Loans
  • Memos of Understanding
  • Non-Profit Financings
  • Pledge Agreements
  • Promissory Notes
  • Restricted Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Revolving Notes
  • SAFEs
  • Section 83(b) Elections
  • Stock Issuance
  • Stock Incentive Plans
  • Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Term Sheets

Intellectual Property & Licensing

Axis assists clients with a wide variety of intellectual property and licensing matters, ranging across copyright, trademark, trade secret, licensing, confidentiality, and related matters:

  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Copyrights
  • Copyright Assignments
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Content-Licensing Agreements
  • End-User Agreement
  • Endorsement Deals
  • Intellectual Property Assignment
  • Licensing Contracts
  • Merchandising
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Privacy Policies
  • Records Retention Policies
  • Software Licensing Agreements
  • Sweepstakes & Contests
  • Trademarks
  • Trademark Disputes
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Trademark Registrations
  • Web Hosting Agreements
  • Website Terms & Conditions

Labor & Employment

Axis assists companies with numerous labor law, wage/hour, HR, and employee/employment legal matters, specifically including hiring/firing matters, employee and independent contractor agreements, and compliance with wage ordinances, and local rules established by Los Angeles and other California counties:

  • California Labor Law Compliance
  • California Wage & Hour Compliance
  • Consultant Agreements
  • Discipline Policies
  • Employment Agreements
  • Executive Employee Agreements
  • Employee Disputes
  • Employee Handbooks
  • Employee IP Assignment
  • Employee Stock Options
  • Employee Separate/Release Agreements
  • Employee Wage/Hour Informational Sheet
  • FMLA Leaves
  • HR Policies
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Non-Compete / Non-Solicit Agreements
  • Risk Management
  • Sales Rep Agreements
  • Terms of Use Policies

Contracts and Transactions

Axis assists business clients with a wide variety of business agreements and transactions with business partners, including but not limited to the following:

  • Advertising agreements
  • Agent Agreements
  • App development Agreemeents
  • Consulting agreements
  • Contractor agreements
  • Distribution Agreements
  • Marketing Agreements
  • OEM Agreements
  • Manufacturing Agreements
  • Professional Services Agreements
  • Production Agreements
  • Purchase Order Agreements
  • Supply Agreements
  • U.S. Distribution Agreements
  • Website development Agreements
  • Numerous others

 

Real Estate

Axis assists business clients with real estate matters, including commercial leases, subleasing, landlord relations, property/casualty claims, and similar matters.

  • Commercial leasing
  • NNN Leases
  • Commercial subleases
  • Landlord relations
  • Landlord-commercial tenant matters
  • Commercial lease litigation
  • Property/casualty claims
  • Environmental liability
  • Security liability

 

Business Succession Planning

Axis assists business clients develop and implement business succession plans, to help businesses continue and thrive after changes in leadership.

  • Business succession planning
  • Business exit strategies
  • Business transitions
  • Business exit strategies
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Family limited partnerships
  • Family LLCs

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We have an extensive FAQ Library that covers the most common questions we get from businesses, as well as FAQs on recent changes in California law affecting businesses throughout California.

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► Our Latest Charitable Giving Projects

Did you know that our clients’ legal dollars are hard at work giving back to the community? Axis is a significant donor and supporter of a multitude of charitable giving projects in the Los Angeles, California community as well as nationwide, donating a portion of legal fees to a variety of underserved needs and causes. Check out at our latest charitable giving projects below, and know that in supporting Axis, you are helping us improve hundreds of lives.