Choosing a business entity is no walk in the park. The alphabet soup of LLCs, LLPs, S-Corps and C-Corps is just the beginning. Liability, tax consequences, management, growth strategy, estate planning and more play a pivotal role in determining the right entity choice and tax treatment. Candela Law Group can assist in determining the right entity type for your business.
All pau? Not so fast. Now that you have a company, you need to manage it. Candela can help with governance issues to ensure that decision making is clear and efficient.
This is the foundation of your business. Do it well.
Once you form your business, now the fun begins! But where there is fun, dangers follow. Many legal issues may arise in the course of your business, but Candela Law Group is here to navigate you safely through them all.
A few legal issues that arise in general business operations include:
Sometimes business feels like a perpetual contract negotiation. From vendors and manufacturers to employees, independent contractors, and investors, contracts are often the lifeblood of a business. While they may feel mundane, there can be harmful misunderstandings and potential liability in a hastily-executed contract. If a deal goes bad, you can bet that lawyers will be meticulously analyzing every word and sentence.
Candela Law Group helps to spot issues before they become disputes. This helps you to minimize the risk and potential liability for your business.
We can assist with all types of contracts and contract negotiations, including for example:
Intellectual Property may be the most important asset of your company. Just ask Apple, Netflix, or Amazon. Most of their value is derived from intellectual property. In today’s disseminating world, you need a formidable strategy for protecting your IP and benefiting from its value.
Candela Law Group can assist in developing a comprehensive strategy that includes protection (from registering trademarks and copyright to confidentiality agreements) and maximizing its value (for example, through licensing). Make the most out of your intellectual property.
We can help maximize your intellectual property through:
Location, location, location. This is a common real estate mantra, but it can be especially true for businesses in Hawaii. Your physical office, restaurant, or shop is the foundation of your business. It is where you spend most of your day. It is where customers have their formative experiences with your brand. But real property in Hawaii is unique, and pitfalls abound. Candela helps to navigate those pesky legal issues and maximize the value of your real property.
We stand ready to assist in your real estate planning and operations, including:
At Candela Law Group, we have a special place in our hearts for those that want to give back to our community. We are constantly amazed by and so thankful for the generosity of those around us and the dedication of so many to bring life-giving and fruitful change to our islands.
But these efforts are not easy. Candela Law Group is here to help with forming a non-profit organization, structuring its Bylaws and other necessary internal documents, and obtaining from the IRS an exemption from taxation as a 501(c)(3) organization. If you have a desire to give back to our islands, we have an equal desire to help you do it.
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