David C. Hawkes, Esq. of Blanchard Krasner & French practices in San Diego, California in the following areas of law to assist businesses and individuals with their legal needs:
Business Formations and Startup – If you are starting a business or wish to protect yourself against personal liability by transferring your existing business into a corporation, LLC, limited partnership, or other entity.
Business Transactions – For knowledgeable assistance from an experienced business transactions attorney concerning your business transactions, including drafting and reviewing contracts and agreements, shareholder agreements, confidentiality and trade secrets, business financing, private placement of securities, leases, and licensing agreements.
Employment– Whether you are starting a business or have an existing business, employment agreements and procedures are important and can help prevent disputes and litigation in the future. We can assist you in addressing necessary employment issues in order to minimize the likelihood of problems in the future.
Intellectual Property (Trademarks and Copyright) – Marketing and “branding” your business can be one of the most important keys to survival and maximizing profitability. We can help you protect your intellectual property, such as trademarks and copyrights, and prevent infringement by competitors or the general public.
Business Litigation – Our experienced attorneys provide a wide range of business litigation services including representing plaintiffs and defendants in litigation involving business disputes, contract disputes, real estate issues, employment disputes, consumer protection matters, and unfair competition claims.
Tax Planning and Tax Litigation – Our experienced attorneys advise businesses and individuals regarding tax planning and tax litigation including income tax, payroll tax, property tax, gift tax, estate tax, and self-employment tax. We have successfully handled matters involving the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), Franchise Tax Board (FTB), Employment Development Department (EDD), Board of Equalization (BOE), and multiple county taxing authorities, including San Diego County.
Real Estate Transactions – We advise and represent individuals and businesses in commercial and residential real estate transactions. From purchase offer to closing, we represent buyers and sellers of primary residences to vacation properties to multiple unit dwellings. We also represent and advise clients regarding commercial transactions including commercial leases, acquisition of commercial property, and property development.
Estate Planning and Asset Protection – In order to preserve and maximize wealth, proper estate planning and asset protection planning is essential. We provide estate planning and asset protection advise to clients, including living wills, family limited partnerships, revocable trusts, irrevocable trusts, life insurance trusts, wills, trust administration and probate administration.
Family Law and Divorce – We help guide clients through difficult family issues such as divorce and other family disputes. Our experienced attorneys can advise you regarding such issues as divorce planning, marital dissolution, child support, spousal support, property division, child custody and visitation.Contact Us
Contact lawyer David C. Hawkes, Esq. at Blanchard Krasner & French to for a confidential consultation to evaluate your legal issues.