Corporate/Business Affairs

Small Business Attorney in Torrance CA

Stearns Kim Stearns & Ryan helps small- to mid-sized businesses take root and grow in the Los Angeles area, and brings the added benefits of knowing when and how to litigate when push comes to shove.

Our clients tend to be private and public limited liability companies (LLCs), partnerships, limited partnerships, and corporations. In fact, we have provided outside litigation counsel to several Fortune 500 companies, including the Texas-based United Services Automobile Association (USAA, #139 on the 2013 Fortune 500 list).

Business Formation

We help new businesses by reviewing their business plans and providing counsel on how to properly form and maintain the business once it’s running, advising them on potential liabilities, insurance coverage and tax structures.

Once your business is established, we work closely with your tax advisors and other professionals in assisting you with such legal matters as:

  • Due diligence
  • Financial investment counseling
  • Contract review and development
  • Breach of contract
  • Buy and sell agreements
  • Non-compete agreements
  • Non-disclosure contracts
  • Purchases and sales of businesses
  • Real estate lease, purchase and sale agreements

Litigation Services

Business in the current economic and regulatory environments is challenging enough, much less having to contend with litigation filed by your competitors. Stearns Kim Stearns & Ryan provides outside commercial litigation counsel from both macro and micro perspectives.

On the micro level, we have the experience and success to represent you in both state and federal courts, and at the trial and appellate levels. Our expertise includes:

  • Banking and creditor issues
  • Breach of contract
  • Breach of warranty
  • Business torts
  • Construction law
  • Insurance claims and disputes
  • Products liability
  • Professional liability
  • Products liability
  • Professional liability
  • Real estate
  • Toxic tort
  • Partnership and shareholder disputes
  • Injunctions
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Unfair competition agreements

On the macro level, we provide counsel regarding your overall commercial litigation program. Our experience makes us adept at determining which matters are best resolved with Alternative Dispute Resolution, providing greater cost savings, and which will require a more aggressive litigation strategy.