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New Venture Law - Startups
The Silicon Valley is the global center of innovation. The Law Offices of Mark Ruiz has helped several Startups choose the proper entity form, as well making sure that the founders avoid common mistakes such as failing to file an 83b election on time so that they are not taxed by the IRS when the values of their shares sky rocket on paper.
We also help startups with Funding strategy. Many people believe that the only options for funding are attempting to raise funds from Silicon Valley Angel Investors or Venture Capitalists. While attracting capital from Silicon Valley Angel Investors and Venture Capitalists is certainly one approach that makes sense for certain types of entrepreneurial ventures, often times entrepreneurs find that there are other options to raise capital besides the traditional approaches. These include, but are not limited to raising capital through a private placement memorandum and crowd funding.
It has never been more important to have a go-to person for your legal needs of your Business. The Law Offices of Mark Ruiz offers a unique , cost effective, approach to helping Businesses with their needs. Mark Ruiz , who has an undergraduate background in Business and a Business Law Certificate, has a passion for helping businesses because he came from a family of Small Business owners and has witnessed first hand the importance of having sound legal advice when operating a small business.
With the ageing of the Baby Boomer generation, many people are beginning to realize the importance of having a comprehensive Estate Plan in place. The goal of Estate Planning is to plan how your affairs will be handled in the event of incapacity or death. The majority of Americans die without having even a simple will, so the laws of intestate succession are left to determine how one's assets are distributed. In some cases, the intestate succession laws lead to a distribution of assets that are in line with what the deceased person would have wanted such as a distribution to one's spouse or children. However, in other situations, the laws of intestate succession lead to results that are reprehensible such as would be the case in a situation where the laws of intestate succession lead to a distribution to a despised relative, or worse yet, the government! Having a Living Trust in place allows you to be the architect of your legacy and at the Law Offices of Mark Ruiz, we are are here to help you with this.
At the Law Offices of Mark Ruiz we have a comprehensive Estate Planning Package which includes a Living Trust, a Pour Over Will, and Advanced Health Care Directive and a Durable Power of Attorney.
For better or worse, the United States has become a highly litigious society. Every year, millions of lawsuits are filed in the United States. If you are a high net worth individual or a business owner, you are likely to be the target of a lawsuit at least once in your life. Lawsuits can be extremely draining both financially and psychologically. The best defense to a lawsuit is to protect your assets before you are sued. If a zealous Plaintiff's attorney reaches the conclusion that you do not have assets or that your assets are beyond reach, he or she is less likely to initiate a lawsuit against you because it means that the attorney is less likely to get paid if the client cannot collect from you. Additionally, if you are sued, having an asset protection plan in place allows you to negotiate a better settlement because if your assets are unreachable the Plaintiff will not bother spending money on litigation to prove a point and instead strongly consider accepting any settlement he or she can get.
An asset protection strategy might entail one or more of the following.
Real Estate Law
At the Law Offices of Mark Ruiz, we have a passion for Real Estate Law, in part, because it's founder grew up in a family who was in the business of Real Estate Brokerage and Development. To this day Mark Ruiz is a licensed California Real Estate Broker. While working for the family business, Ruiz learned that legal considerations are the centerpiece of f every Real Estate deal. At the Law Offices of Mark Ruiz we provide the following services:
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