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Business Law & Business Litigation

San Diego Business Law Firm

San Diego Business Attorney

Whether it is in San Diego, Silicon Beach in Santa Monica, downtown Los Angeles, Palo Alto, San Francisco or anywhere else in California and throughout the United States, the business and corporate practice of EDS has considerable experience in helping those with great ideas makes their dreams a reality. Gordon Sattro, as the head of our corporate practice, has a keen eye toward identifying the best path for the implementation of a great idea. EDS seeks clients with great ideas for the businesses of tomorrow. We at EDS know the struggle that you have gone through to develop your ideal from a dream to a idea, and we take pride in the work we do to help you realize your goals. The team we have established for our business practice, was designed with you in mind.

Start-Up Capitalization & Private Financing

EDS has represented many companies during the many varied stages of a company’s lifetime. From providing guidance during the earliest stages of formation and capitalization to securing angel and venture financing through their exit, either IPO or M&A. Gordon Sattro has advised companies on friends & family rounds (F&F), seed financing’s, and institutional fundraising ranging from Series A to bridge financing prior to going public.

Non-Profit San Diego Law Lawyer

The business division of EDS continues our service of comprehensive legal guidance to tax-exempt organization, advising on a broad range of federal and state tax, transnational, corporate, governance, fiduciary, and charitable giving matters. Gordon Sattro, the head of our business practice, has extensive experience in assisting tax-exempt or nonprofit organizations with their formation, operations, regulatory compliance, international operations, taxes, and much more.

Trademark Attorney San Diego

When assessing the value of a company, many overlook the value of their intellectual property, more specifically, the value of their brand. A trademark is such the Apple logo, not only gives a company an identity but has a value to it as well. EDS’s trademark practice is able to provide full-service domestic and international trademark representation. EDS is able to file and prosecute trademark applications, perform trademark availability searches, provide representation before the United States Trademark Trial and Appeal Board, and assist our clients in navigating their trademark rights.

Other Business Services

  • Outside counsel services

There are many companies out there who have a consistent of legal needs, but do not have enough to keep an attorney on payroll full-time. This is where EDS’s outside legal counsel services come in.

By retaining EDS as outside counsel, we are able to provide the following services to meet your legal needs as you navigate through the complex waters of managing your business.

Negotiating and drafting contracts

  • Software/technology/license agreements
  • Contract research and development agreements, clinical trial agreements, product commercialization agreements
  • Professional services agreements
  • Development/outsourcing agreements
  • Early-stage and follow on venture financing

Negotiating, drafting, and reviewing leases

  • Real estate
  • Equipment

Handling employment and immigration matters

  • Offer letters and employment agreements
  • Severance agreements
  • Employee handbooks
  • Non-immigrant work status and visas, employment and family-based immigration visas and permanent residence status, and U.S. Citizenship

Managing Corporate Governance

  • Attending board meetings and drafting minutes
  • Preparing and managing stock option plans

Risk Management Policies and Procedures

Privacy and Data Security

  • Healthcare regulatory (HIPAA, ACA, STARK/Anti-kickback)
  • Data privacy (privacy policies, privacy compliance, US-EU Safe Harbor Certification)

Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Complete transaction support for a range of M&A deals
  • Due diligence and deal support for large, complex transactions