Litigation & Business Law

Litigation can be a very complex and sometimes frustrating process, often requiring the skills and experience of a Lawyer. Even if you do hire an attorney to help you with your lawsuit, it helps to understand what to expect before you enter the courtroom. our Layers will help you understand the litigation process and get help with your case. 

Usually our-law offices will fully represent our clients, we provides Legal representation also we  can provide preventative advice, litigation advice, preparation or review of legal documents, and mediation or litigation  In addition, if your case becomes more than the client can handle, the limited representation can usually transition into full representation without any issues since our lawyer is already familiar with the case. 

Reasons to Hire Our Professional Firm

While not every legal matter requires that you hire an attorney, there are situations where the benefits of a hiring an attorney outweigh the downsides. If you are charged with a serious crime, it's in your best interest to hire an attorney. the Very fact when people charged with a crime that can result in incarceration have a constitutional right to an attorney, even if they cannot afford one. Criminal cases involve not only knowledge of the law, but also knowledge of the rules of evidence and court procedures. 

It's often a good idea to hire an attorney if you're planning to sue someone or you're getting sued. Generally speaking, the law is complicated. Our Law Firm have the education and experience to know how to properly file court documents and handle other legal matters. In addition, our Law firm will know how to properly conduct discovery and know when expert witnesses will help your case.

There are also times that it's a good idea to hire an attorney even if you're not involved in a criminal or civil trial. Often times, hiring an attorney to help you draft a contract or start a business can prevent issues that can cost you more money down the line. Another time it's a good idea to hire an attorney is if the other side has an attorney. This can be true of lawsuits, alternative dispute resolution, and even when drafting or entering a contract because the side represented by counsel will have the advantage because the attorney has legal skills and knowledge that a layperson normally does not.

Hiring a Litigation Attorney will save tons of Money and Professional Help.

If you would like our help by litigating a case or defending yourself against litigation, or have general questions about a legal matter, you should consult our firm we are happy to help you.

Business Law

Small businesses are subject to various state and local laws and regulations related to employment, intellectual property, insurance, and other matters. The type and scope of your business will generally determine which laws and regulations are applicable. And if you do business across state lines, or even in multiple counties, you may be subject to multiple sets of laws. This section provides information and links to government resources to help entrepreneurs comply with business laws and regulations at all levels of government -- local, state and federal.

Business Regulations required by law

It's important for small businesses to understand the various regulations governing commerce in their locale, which may include special licenses, permits, and other specific requirements.

Since states are always interested in attracting new businesses, they typically provide compliance our attorney also can help your business get into compliance with the laws. We can also help you with a Corporate structure of any size small and large companies

Should your small business be a sole proprietorship, a corporation, an LLC, a limited partnership or something else entirely? The kind of legal structure you choose for your business will depend on a number of factors, with implications for various liabilities, tax obligations, and investment needs. we can help you determine the appropriate legal structure for your business, including how-to get the right help you narrow your choices. This will help you about setting up non-profit organizations or for-Profit organizations as well.

Sole Proprietorship

As the name implies, a sole proprietorship is a company with one owner. There is no paperwork required to establish a sole proprietorship; you simply set up shop. But you still have to acquire all of the necessary licenses and permits. Individuals who start sole proprietorship typically use the term "DBA," which stands for "doing business as " For example, the name of a sole proprietorship may be "Jason West, DBA West Repair Shop."

But while they are cheap and simple to set up, sole proprietorship does not offer protections from liability. Profits from this type of legal structure are treated as simple income for tax purposes.


When two or more individuals share ownership of a business, including the profits and losses, it is structured as a partnership. Personal liability and management structures are generally based on what kind of partnership is formed: either general, limited, or limited liability.

  • General Partnership - General partners share equal responsibilities and obligations, including profits, debts, and liabilities; taxes are paid through each general partner's personal income
  • Limited Partnership - The personal liability of each limited partner is based (or limited) to the amount of their investment; although at least one of the partners must assume "general partner" status, which comes with greater liability and exposure to debts
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP) - Limited partners are protected from much of the partnership's liabilities and debts, while offering some of the tax advantages of a general partnership

Limited Liability Companies

The limited liability company, or LLC, is best thought of as a hybrid of corporation and partnership. The owners of an LLC pay their business taxes as part of their personal income, while enjoying protections from personal liability. They are more complex than sole proprietorship and partnerships, but afford more protections. As a rule of thumb, business owners who want to shield their personal assets may want to consider forming an LLC.


The corporation is the most complex legal structure for a business. Corporations offer the best liability protections for owners and stand as their own legal entity. One way to look at it is that a corporation is treated as its own "person" for legal and fiduciary purposes. While a corporation may be sued, its officers typically are protected from liability associated with the business. We can help you set up the following:

  • Corporations
  • Limited Companies
  • Unlimited Companies
  • Limited Liability Partnerships
  • Not for Profit Corporations
  • Limited Partnerships
  • Companies Limited by Guarantee
  • Partnerships
  • Sole Proprietorships

Law Office of James M. Barrett PLC
100 W. El Camino Real, Suite 81
Mountain View, CA 94040

Tel: (650) 969-3687