Business

Our business is to help your business prosper in a world that involves countless and continuous legal issues. From helping to form the right kind of entity, to guiding clients through real estate, contract, employment and regulatory issues, and on to helping to structure sales, mergers and acquisitions, we are here to help. 
 
Best Best & Krieger LLP has helped businesses achieve their goals for more than 100 years. Our business attorneys provide proactive, strategic and cost-effective counsel and representation that enable clients to focus on their businesses and plan for their future. From full-service offices throughout California and Washington, D.C., we serve as local, special and general counsel for nonprofits, entrepreneurs and closely held businesses, as well as large companies with national and international operations. Our clients come from diverse industries, including agri-business, biotech, health care, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, professional services and telecoms, among many others.
 
The BB&K Difference
Comprised of lawyers focused in each of the areas impacting our clients, the BB&K Business team offers personalized attention, exceptional experience and comprehensive guidance from entity formation and structuring through development, maturity, repositioning and sale or succession so that clients can rely on us for all of their legal needs. In addition to advising on day-to-day operations and business management issues, we provide focused counsel on matters that require a combination of exceptional legal acumen, industry knowledge and regulatory experience.

Our lawyers counsel on and resolve disputes regarding complex matters such as:

  • Entity Formation and Governance
  • Contracts, Transactions and Documentation
  • Labor & Employment, Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation
  • Legal and Regulatory Compliance
  • Tax Planning
  • Intellectual Property
  • Real Estate and Construction
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Corporate Restructuring and Reorganizations
  • Divestitures and Dissolutions
  • Government Relations and Policy Advocacy
  • Securities, Finance and Banking
  • Mergers, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures, Strategic Alliances and Other Business Combinations
  • Public-Private Partnerships
  • Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Health Care Transactions
Areas of Focus: Business | California Public Utilities Commission | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Mergers & Acquisitions
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Business | Health Care
Areas of Focus: Labor & Employment | Wage & Hour Law
Areas of Focus: Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Business | Eminent Domain | Municipal Law | Real Estate | Special Districts | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Public Sector: Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation | Trusts & Estates
Areas of Focus: Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Labor & Employment Litigation | Municipal Law | Public Agency Litigation
Legal Alerts May 10, 2021

U.S. Treasury Releases Guidance on the Coronavirus State and Local Fiscal Recovery Funds

Six Ways the Funds Can be Used

Authored Articles & Publications Apr 12, 2021

Best in Law: Three Steps Commercial Landlords Should Take to Avoid COVID-19 Liability

Safe Spaces are a Priority

Press Releases Apr 01, 2021

JD Supra Recognizes BB&K Attorneys With 2021 Readers’ Choice Awards

Construction Law Top Author and a Top-Read Tax Article

Press Releases Mar 31, 2021

Partner Leeann Habte Named a Woman of Influence: Health Care

Los Angeles Business Journal Recognizes Those Who Contribute to the Community’s Health in Extraordinary Ways

Press Releases Mar 29, 2021

Bankruptcy Attorney Caroline Djang Named a Banking and Finance Visionary

The Los Angeles Times’ Banking and Finance Magazine Recognizes BB&K Partner

Legal Alerts Mar 18, 2021

Calif. Cities Can Still Impose Commercial Eviction Moratoriums

Executive Order Extends Authorization

Legal Alerts Mar 11, 2021

COVID-19 Relief Package Provides Substantial Aid to States, Counties and Cities

$1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Federal Relief Package – American Rescue Plan Act

Authored Articles & Publications Mar 01, 2021

Best in Law: Six Business Lessons Learned from 2020

It Was a Year Like No Other, and BB&K Business Attorney Nancy Park Shared Some Takeaways

BB&K In the News Feb 16, 2021

Estate Planning 101

BB&K Attorney Christine Chacon a Guest on KPBS Broadcast

Press Releases Feb 03, 2021

BB&K Office Makes Sacramento Top 10 Law Firm

Sacramento Business Journal’s Annual Law Firm Rankings

Press Releases Jan 26, 2021

Six BB&K Attorneys Make Southern California Super Lawyers List

BB&K Attorneys Spanning Across Los Angeles and Irvine Receive 2021 Honor

Legal Alerts Jan 14, 2021

Wage & Hour, Leave and Other New Laws for California Employers

Part 2: New Labor & Employment Laws for Businesses and Public Agencies in 2021

Legal Alerts Jan 13, 2021

COVID-19 Laws Impacting California Employers

Part 1: New Labor & Employment Laws for Businesses and Public Agencies in 2021

Authored Articles & Publications Jan 08, 2021

Best in Law: Protecting Privacy on COVID-19 Contact Tracing Apps

Glen Price Discusses Privacy Issues Around COVID-19 CA Notify App and Others

Legal Alerts Jan 06, 2021

New Laws for 2021

Bills and Court Decisions Impacting Public Agencies and Businesses in the New Year

Press Releases Jan 04, 2021

New Partner, Leaders and Diversity Committee

BB&K Announces Changes for 2021

BB&K In the News Dec 08, 2020

BB&K Attorney and Barrett, The Honors College at ASU Alum Christina Morgan Profiled

The Business Practice Group Member Featured in Alumni Newsletter

Legal Alerts Dec 04, 2020

California Issues Regional Stay Home Order

New Restrictions for Regions Lacking ICU Availability

Press Releases Dec 02, 2020

BB&K Partners Named Coachella Valley Top Lawyers for 2020

Palm Springs Life Magazine Recognizes Henry Welles and Robert Hargreaves

Authored Articles & Publications Nov 30, 2020

Best in Law: Masks in Businesses

What are the Mandatory Face-Covering Requirements?

Legal Alerts Nov 25, 2020

COVID-19 and the Workplace: Can Employers Make Vaccinations Mandatory?

Examining the Various Questions Employers May Have Surrounding COVID-19 Vaccinations

Press Releases Nov 19, 2020

Partner George Reyes a San Diego Leaders in Law Finalist

San Diego Business Journal Recognizes Leading M&A Attorney

Legal Alerts Nov 17, 2020

Cell Site Landlords: Expect Increase in Requests to Install Generators

Don’t Surrender Your Property Rights

Press Releases Nov 11, 2020

BB&K Attorney Christina Morgan Named a San Diego Next Top 40 Business Leaders Finalist

San Diego Business Journal Recognizes Professionals Under Age 40

Press Releases Nov 05, 2020

BB&K’s 2021 Best Law Firms Rankings Include New Tier 1 Recognitions

Annual U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers List

Authored Articles & Publications Oct 12, 2020

Best in Law: Unmasking COVID-19 Workplace Rules

Brian Reider and Joseph Ortiz Discuss Employer Responsibilities in the Southern California Newspaper Group

Legal Alerts Sep 29, 2020

SB 1383 Expands Calif. Family Rights Act

New Law Takes Effect Jan. 1

Press Releases Sep 23, 2020

BB&K Partner Nancy Park is a Woman Worth Watching

Profiles in Diversity Journal Named the Business Practice Leader to its Annual List

Press Releases Sep 15, 2020

BB&K Receives High Ranks for Law Firm Diversity

Firm Leadership Renews Commitment to Supporting Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Press Releases Sep 15, 2020

D.C. Litigator Lisa A. Bell Joins BB&K Labor & Employment Practice

Former Senior Counsel and Trial Attorney in the D.C. AG's Office

Legal Alerts Sep 11, 2020

DOL’s Joint Employer Rule Struck Down by Federal Court

California Among 18 States that Successfully Challenged “Vertical Employment” Liability Rule

Press Releases Sep 09, 2020

Rio Plaza Elementary Students Received Donated Backpacks Filled with Supplies

BB&K’s Annual Operation Backpack Help Students Learn at Home

Authored Articles & Publications Sep 08, 2020

Best in Law: Business Interruption Insurance and COVID-19

Partner Christopher Deal Writes About the Latest in Coronavirus Shut Down Business Challenge Claims for the Southern California Newspaper Group

Legal Alerts Sep 03, 2020

AB 3088: California Eviction Protections

The Tenant, Homeowner, and Small Landlord Relief and Stabilization Act of 2020

Press Releases Aug 20, 2020

36 BB&K Attorneys Recognized on The Best Lawyers in America List for 2021

Three Named “Lawyers of the Year” and One Included on “Ones to Watch” List

Press Releases Aug 11, 2020

BB&K Attorneys Named to 2020 Top Lawyers in Sacramento List

Sacramento Magazine Annual List Based on Peer Votes

Press Releases Jul 31, 2020

San Diego Business Journal Top Law Firm 2020

BB&K Remains in the Top 25 of the Annual Ranking

Legal Alerts Jul 14, 2020

CCPA Enforcement Begins as AG Proposes Rules

Final Regulations to Help Businesses Comply with California Consumer Privacy Act; Ballot Measure Could Expand Privacy Protections

Authored Articles & Publications Jul 13, 2020

Best in Law: COVID-19 Federal Legislation for Businesses

BB&K's Allison De Tal Writes About FFCRA and CARES Act for the Southern California Newspaper Group

Legal Alerts Jul 08, 2020

Five Takeaways for Commercial Landlords When Tenants File Bankruptcy

COVID-19 Pandemic Likely to Increase Bankruptcy Filings

Authored Articles & Publications Jul 06, 2020

COVID-19 Orders: Government Takings?

In Law360, BB&K's Gene Tanaka and Emily Chaidez Evaluate if COVID-19 Orders are Temporary Takings

Legal Alerts Jun 29, 2020

Commercial Landlords and Tenants Should Work Together During COVID-19

How to Not Let Unpaid Rent Ruin the Financial Relationship

Legal Alerts Jun 08, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act Makes Big Changes to COVID-19 Paycheck Protection Program

Loan Forgiveness Requirements Among the Changes

Legal Alerts Jun 03, 2020

Requirements for Supporting COVID-19 PPP Forgiveness Requests

Part 2: Small Business Administration Updates Paycheck Protection Program Guidance

Legal Alerts Jun 01, 2020

Calculating COVID-19 PPP Loan Forgiveness

Part 1: Small Business Administration Updates Paycheck Protection Program Guidance

Authored Articles & Publications May 26, 2020

Best in Law: AB5 and Franchisees

BB&K Partner Thomas O'Connell Explores the Independent Contractor Law's Impact on the Franchise Industry in a Southern California Newspaper Group Column

Legal Alerts May 20, 2020

Update: California COVID-19 Readiness Criteria for County Variance on Reopening

More Counties to Potentially Qualify for a County Variance Under New Requirements

Authored Articles & Publications May 14, 2020

Best in Law: Contracts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

BB&K Attorney Todd Gee Shares Key Actions During a Pandemic in the Southern California Newspaper Group

Legal Alerts May 08, 2020

COVID-19: California to Begin Reopening Businesses

Resilience Roadmap Charts Course for Workplaces and Counties

Press Releases Apr 24, 2020

William R. DeWolfe 1935-2020

The BB&K Partner Emeritus Left a Legacy

Client Successes Apr 23, 2020

BB&K Prevails Against Big Box Retailer’s Property Tax Refund Lawsuit

Equipment at Retailer’s Brick-and-Mortar Stores Not Obsolete, Court Finds

Legal Alerts Apr 23, 2020

Fourth COVID-19 Federal Relief Package

Paycheck Protection Program, Small Business Administration Disaster Loans and Health Care Funding

Authored Articles & Publications Apr 22, 2020

Best in Law: Online Recruiting Legal Pitfalls

With Online Hiring Increasing During the COVID-19 Pandemic, BB&K's Damian Northcutt Addresses Potential Problems for Employers

Legal Alerts Apr 02, 2020

Insurance Coverage for COVID-19 Losses

Policies that May Provide Coverage for Coronavirus

Legal Alerts Apr 01, 2020

Business Contracts and Insurance Policies During COVID-19 Pandemic

Do Force Majeure Clauses Include the Coronavirus?

Press Releases Apr 01, 2020

Walsh Law Firm Joins With Best Best & Krieger

Combination Enhances Trusts & Estates and Business Legal Teams

Press Releases Mar 31, 2020

Congratulations to the San Diego Super Lawyers 2020 Honorees

Including San Diego Super Lawyers Rising Star Recognition

Legal Alerts Mar 31, 2020

COVID-19: Guidance for Landlords and Tenants

Practical Tips for Each in Navigating Coronavirus-Related Rent Issues

Legal Alerts Mar 31, 2020

Mortgage Payment Relief During COVID-19 Crisis

Federal and State Programs for Borrowers, Including CARES Act

Legal Alerts Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19: Small Business Support

Resources for Small Business Loans and Other Financial Support Programs

Legal Alerts Mar 23, 2020

COVID-19: Eviction and Foreclosure Moratoria and Business Regulations

California Order to Minimize Housing Security and Business Continuity Impacts

Press Releases Mar 10, 2020

Six BB&K Attorneys Named San Diego Top Lawyers 2020

San Diego Magazine’s Annual List

Authored Articles & Publications Feb 24, 2020

Best in Law: The Significant Business Expense of Unlicensed Software

Partner Glen Price Explains the Importance of Understanding Software Licensing for the Southern California Newspaper Group

Press Releases Feb 06, 2020

BB&K Sacramento Office Earns High Ranking

Sacramento Business Journal’s Annual Law Firm Survey

Authored Articles & Publications Jan 06, 2020

Best in Law: Take Some Time with Your Minute Book

BB&K Business Attorney Brian Reider Discusses the Importance of Minute Books in the Southern California Newspaper Group

Press Releases Jan 02, 2020

Eight BB&K Attorneys Promoted to Partner

Additional Changes at Firm Reflect Growth, Diversification

Authored Articles & Publications Nov 27, 2019

GDPR Compliance

BB&K's Christina Morgan Talks About Data Privacy in Riverside Lawyer Magazine

Press Releases Nov 19, 2019

BB&K Real Estate Partner Nancy Park Named ULI Sacramento Member Achiever

Award Recognizes Leadership

Client Successes Nov 18, 2019

BB&K Prevails on Summary Judgment, Ensuring Drinking Water Access to Residents

Attorneys Christopher Deal and Christina Morgan Represented Real Property Buyers

Press Releases Nov 01, 2019

BB&K Achieves High Marks in “Best Law Firms” Rankings for 2020

U.S. News-Best Lawyers in America Annual List Recognizes Many of the Firm’s Premier Practice Areas

Legal Alerts Oct 31, 2019

Reminder: New Federal 911 Law Goes Into Effect in February

Kari’s Law Sets New Requirements for Multi-Line Telephone Systems

Legal Alerts Oct 22, 2019

“Super-Sized” Win Delivered to California Franchisors

Ninth Circuit Clarifies Joint Employer Classification

Authored Articles & Publications Oct 02, 2019

Best in Law: Political Speech Restrictions

Business’ First Amendment Rights and Government Participation

Authored Articles & Publications Sep 16, 2019

Best in Law: Loan Guarantees

Todd Gee Gives the Good and Bad News on Loan Guarantees in California

Authored Articles & Publications Aug 19, 2019

Best in Law: Preprinted Contracts

Pros and Cons of Out-of-the-Box Contracts Weighed by Nancy Park in So. Cal. Newspaper Group

Press Releases Aug 15, 2019

The Best Lawyers Recognizes 31 BB&K Attorneys on 2020 List

Including Seven Named as “Lawyer of the Year”

Press Releases Jul 08, 2019

BB&K Ranked No. 202 on NLJ Largest Law Firms

Growth Attributed to a Niche Public Law Focus and Great Results

Authored Articles & Publications Jul 08, 2019

Best in Law: Exits and Elevator Shafts for Small Business Transitions

BB&K’s Brian Reider Writes About Business “Exit” Plans for the Southern California Newspaper Group

BB&K In the News Jul 02, 2019

Meet BB&K Sacramento Office Managing Partner Nancy Park

The Real Estate Attorney is the Subject of a Sacramento Business Journal Column

Authored Articles & Publications Jun 25, 2019

Best in Law: Understanding Contractual Limitations on Liability

Partner Glen Price Writes About Liability Limitations for the Southern California Newspaper Group

Press Releases Jun 11, 2019

Two BB&K Partners Named Coachella Valley Top Lawyers

Henry Welles and Robert Hargreaves Selected by Palm Springs Life Magazine

Authored Articles & Publications May 29, 2019

Best in Law: Employee Benefits in a Company Sale

BB&K’s Jeff Chang Writes About this Critical Part of a Company’s Transition in SCNG

Press Releases May 28, 2019

BB&K Remains a Top 25 San Diego Law Firm

San Diego Business Journal’s 2019 Ranking

Press Releases May 13, 2019

BB&K One of 200 Largest Law Firms in the U.S.

Law360 Annual Ranking Reflects Firm’s Continued Recent Growth

Authored Articles & Publications Apr 22, 2019

Best in Law: Holy Smoke! Smoking Cannabis at Private Business Events

BB&K Attorneys Nancy Park and Ashley Zambrano Discuss When you Can, and Can’t, Light Up

Press Releases Apr 10, 2019

Five BB&K Partners Named to 2019 San Diego Super Lawyers List

All Are Returning to the Annual List

Press Releases Mar 27, 2019

A Top Orange County Law Firm

BB&K Makes Top 40 on Orange County Business Journal List

Authored Articles & Publications Mar 18, 2019

CEQA Compliance for Businesses

BB&K’s Charity Schiller and Amanda Daams Warn Why Businesses Should Heed CEQA’s Changing Processes

Press Releases Mar 18, 2019

Six BB&K Attorneys Named Top Lawyers in San Diego

Annual List Based on Martindale-Hubbell Ratings

BB&K In the News Feb 27, 2019

American Lawyer Discusses BB&K Growth Last Year

Firm Expands to Meet Client Demand

Authored Articles & Publications Feb 15, 2019

Best in Law: Text with Caution

BB&K Attorneys Damian Moos and Anthony Chavez Warn Why Texting Employees and Customers Could Cost You

Press Releases Jan 30, 2019

BB&K a Top 10 Law Firm in Sacramento

Sacramento Business Journal’s 2019 List of Largest Area Law Firms

Authored Articles & Publications Jan 07, 2019

Best in Law: California Tightens Online Security Laws

Partner Lauren Strickroth Writes About the California Consumer Privacy Act for the Southern California Newspaper Group

Press Releases Jan 02, 2019

BB&K Announces Three New Partners

Additional Changes to Leadership Roles

Authored Articles & Publications Nov 26, 2018

Best in Law: What’s in a “Fictitious” Business Name?

Partner Brian Reider Explains in the Southern California Newspaper Group Column

BB&K In the News Nov 05, 2018

Law360: BB&K Adds Three Health Attys from Archer Norris

The Legal Publication Interviews Colin Coffey, Noël Caughman and Alison Bassett

Press Releases Nov 02, 2018

BB&K Proud to be Among the Best

U.S. News-Best Lawyers 2019 Rankings Released

Authored Articles & Publications Oct 30, 2018

Best in Law: Talking Bots

Partner Glen Price Writes About AI Communication Law for the Press-Enterprise

Press Releases Oct 22, 2018

BB&K’s Health Care Practice Welcomes Three New Members

Former Archer Norris Attorneys Join Firm

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