Chernis Law Group


Chernis Law Group renders a broad range of general corporate services to its clients, including entity formation (corporations, partnerships, LLC’s, non-profits, associations), drafting of documents associated with entity formation as well as ongoing operations, and continued oversight of business entities including guidance with respect to what a corporate client can lawfully do and how it must conduct its business. Such guidance includes management of board meetings, election of officers, issuance of shares, preparation of minutes and board resolutions. For example, we have a great deal of experience drafting operating agreements and partnership documents to suit a client’s unique needs, and advising clients regarding the differences between various types of legal entities, and which might best suit the client’s needs given the tax and other relevant considerations. For most types of businesses we can also assist the corporate entity in obtaining business licenses and permits, and with structuring transactions either between the client and its insiders or with third-parties.

When a corporate client has compliance responsibilities under federal and state securities laws, we are fully capable of assisting with respect to such compliance. That could include preparation of registration statements under the Securities Act of 1933 as well as guidance with regard to exemptions from such registration requirements.

We can also represent clients who are or may be the subjects of regulatory inquiry by, among other agencies, the Department of Justice, Securities and Exchange Commission, State of California or New York, or the enforcement division of FINRA. Such investigations may include such matters as insider trading, sale of unregistered securities or market manipulation and other types of alleged securities fraud. We think that our experience and our approach are likely to achieve the best possible result in such circumstances.