Business Law


Whether you are starting a new business or dealing with issues that have arisen in your existing business, David Hawkes, Esq. has the legal expertise to assist you with the legal needs of your business. David Hawkes will guide you to a successful resolution of your business litigation or business transaction in a cost-effective manner.

Whether litigating business disputes, handling business transactions, drafting corporate documents, or forming an entity and advising you regarding your start-up business, David Hawkes, Esq. offers focused personal service and experience you can trust and provides a “one-stop shop” to handle your business and corporate needs. David Hawkes provides his clients with the necessary framework enabling them to own and operate their businesses with confidence, stability, and a high-degree of predictability.

David Hawkes understands the complex legal and regulatory issues faced by businesses and corporations. He also knows that the best way to prevent litigation and promote security is to have a business lawyer partnering with your business.

San Diego Business Formation Attorney

One of the most important decisions in the life cycle of any business is the choice of the business entity for the proposed enterprise. The selection of the proper form of business entity requires a careful balancing of tax, liability protection, and other nontax considerations. In most cases, the choice will be made from among the following alternatives:

  • Corporation (S-Corporation, C-Corporation, or close corporation)
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • General and Limited Partnership
  • Sole Proprietorship

If you would like assistance in selecting the most advantageous entity for your business, contact David Hawkes at 858-775-7515 or via email.

San Diego Business Transactions Lawyer

David Hawkes provides legal services for every type of business entity and can handle every type of business transaction. David Hawkes helps clients draft business agreements and corporate documents with an eye to protecting his clients from future disputes and liability. His goal is to minimize your liability and help you avoid litigation by carefully and comprehensively drafting documents relating to business transactions, including:

  • Business Formation
  • Articles of Incorporation/Organization
  • Bylaws/Operating Agreement
  • Corporate governance
  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Board of Directors and Shareholder Meeting Minutes
  • Business Contracts
  • Employment Agreements
  • Independent Contractor Agreements
  • Joint Venture Agreements
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Non-Disclosure Agreements
  • Confidentiality Agreements
  • Trade Secrets
  • Leases
  • Intellectual Property (Including Trademarks and Copyright)
  • Licensing
  • Business Dissolution
Contact San Diego Business and Corporate Attorney

Whether you need help with a business transaction, selection of a business entity, or a business dispute, don't hesitate to contact this San Diego Business Transaction Lawyer to discuss your legal issues.

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