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Areas of Practice

 Family Law

  Adoptions
  Divorce
  Legal Separation
  Support
  Custody
  Paternity
  Collaborative Law
  

 Estate Planning

  Wills
  Revocable Living Trust
  Trust Administration
  Durable Powers of Attorney
  Advance Directive
  

 Elder Law

  Medi-Cal Planning
  Elder Abuse
  

 Probate

  Estate Administration
  Conservatorships
  Guardianships
  Adoptions
  

 Business Law

  Corporations
  LLCs
  Partnerships
  Real Estate
  Contracts
  


Business Law

The Law office of William L. Meek is available to assist in setting up corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships. Most aspects of running a business have some legal consequences. Whether your business is just starting up, expanding, or winding down, you must comply with the federal, state, and local laws that govern your business activities.

California has numerous government agencies, boards and offices with which a business must interact. The number of government entities, along with their own registration and filing requirements, can be overwhelming. The Law Offices of William L. Meek takes an orderly, functional approach to the filings required by the government entities and their relationship to your business


Corporations

A corporation is an entity formed under state civil law that is a separate legal entity owned by shareholders. If formed as a corporation, the owners of the corporation are not liable for the losses of the businesses and creditors may only look to the corporation and the business assets for payment. The Law Office of William L. Meek is available to assist with, S, and C corporations.


LLCs

Forming an LLC can help you separate yourself from your business, protecting your personal assets in the event of a judgment against the company. The members are afforded limited liability and have pass-through taxes similar to a partnership. Forming an LLC instead of a corporation, you can get the benefits of a corporation while avoiding the drawbacks.


Partnerships

A partnership is the relationship existing between two or more persons who join to carry on a trade or business. Each person contributes money, property, labor or skill, and expects to share in the profits and losses of the business. A partnership must file an annual information return to report the income, deductions, gains, losses, etc., from its operations, but it does not pay income tax. Instead, it passes through any profits or losses to its partners. Each partner includes his or her share of the partnership's income or loss on his or her tax return. The Law Office of William L. Meek is available for the creation and dissolution of partnerships.


Real Estate

The Law Office of William L. Meek is available to represent you in contract disputes, foreclosure, property encroachments, property liens, landlord/tenant disputes, evictions, slip and falls, and much more.


Contracts

A contract is an agreement between two or more parties, that if it contains the elements of a valid legal agreement is enforceable by law. The parties must have the necessary capacity to contract and the contract must not be either trifling, indeterminate, impossible, or illegal. As long as the good or service provided is legal, any oral agreement between two parties can constitute a binding legal contract.

The Law Office of William L. Meek is available for creation of contracts, contract voidability and other pertaining services.




Law Offices of William L. Meek  |  445 Hemsted Dr. Suite B  |  Redding, CA 96002  |  530-222-1111  |  wlm@meeklegal.com