Whether you own a corporation or have started an LLC, your business entity must comply with certain formalities — this is referred to as “corporate governance.” Not only is your company’s corporate governance crucial to protecting against liability, but it can also be critical to building trust with investors, maintaining integrity with shareholders, and keeping operations running smoothly. Having a good structure of rules, practices, and processes in place can reduce the potential for financial loss, misconduct, corruption, risk, and litigation.
At White and Bright, LLP, our attorneys have vast experience handling corporate governance matters — and advising companies in a wide range of industries regarding their obligations. Our attorneys are well-versed regarding the complexities of the California Corporations Code and the frequently changing laws when it comes to compliance matters. We are committed to not only helping you resolve issues when they arise, but also providing you with the tools you need to develop a strategy that will allow your business to thrive into the future.
Corporate governance is essential for the success of your business and its bottom line. While matters related to corporate governance are often addressed at the inception of a business, these considerations remain crucial throughout the lifetime of the entity. At White & Bright, our attorneys assist clients with understanding their corporate governance obligations, implementing the necessary internal controls, and helping them overcome any regulatory hurdles they might face.
We offer skillful guidance for a broad spectrum of corporate governance matters, including the following:
At White & Bright, our corporate governance attorneys take the time to gain a deep understanding of each client’s business objectives, needs, and company structure. We know that new challenges can arise as a business grows and the management of the company must be able to develop in accordance with its changing needs. Whether your company is facing a crisis situation, or you require counsel concerning day-to-day routine matters, our firm will provide you with the tailored legal services you require.
The corporate governance policies and protocols your company utilizes don’t only affect its daily operations, but also its long-term performance. If your company is in the beginning stages, it’s critical to consider implementing a thorough plan from the outset. This can ensure that decision-making processes are defined, the board’s responsibilities are established, and the company’s values are promoted to keep your business moving forward. The legal team at White & Bright is dedicated to helping you build a solid foundation for effective corporate governance that will promote transparency, accountability, viability, and a strong culture for your company.
Every company is unique and corporate governance matters are not “one-size-fits-all.” The practices and policies your company will implement can depend upon the nature of your business, its size and development stage, expectations of shareholders, and any legal requirements. Importantly, regardless of the phase of your business or your goals, a comprehensive business management policy is vital when it comes to raising capital, mitigating risk, and preparing for the next phase of growth.
From defining the roles of the board members, specifying conflicts of interest, addressing hiring practices, and determining financial management, it’s important to have a well-drafted corporate governance policy that fits your company’s needs from the beginning. The attorneys at White & Bright will work closely with your company to develop creative solutions for even the most complex corporate governance issues — and identify potential issues before they can arise. We will also walk with you every step of the way as your company expands to help ensure ongoing compliance and high performance.
Corporate governance matters are highly nuanced, and it can be difficult to keep up with the constantly evolving regulatory landscape. If you have formed a corporation, an LLC, or another business entity, it’s imperative to have an experienced attorney by your side who can assist you with the broad scope of rules, practices, and processes you will need to address. At White and Bright, LLP, we work with companies of all types from start-ups, small family-run businesses, large corporations, and franchises to assist them with implementing corporate government protocol and ensuring compliance. We welcome you to contact us online or call us at (760) 747-3200 to learn more about the legal services we provide.