Alameda County Business & Tax Lawyer – Jonathan C. Watts
Alameda County business & tax lawyer Jonathan C. Watts helps fellow residents manage their businesses and estates. Our law firm focuses its practice in business and corporate law, tax law, and estate planning.
Business Lawyer – Hiring an experienced Alameda County business lawyer is as crucial as having an accountant. As an Alameda County business lawyer, Jonathan represents companies ranging from ‘startups’ to complex multinational enterprises. Whether you’re starting from scratch or need help with your existing company, Jonathan Watts can be a tremendous asset for you and your company.
Tax Lawyer – To serve his clients better, Jonathan earned his LL.M in taxation in 2011 and has since earned the coveted designation of ‘Certified Specialist in Taxation’ by the California State Bar. Virtually every client makes business decisions which have a tax consequence. The consequence of not making an informed business decision can be over payment of taxes and unrealized tax savings. However, after consulting with Jonathan about your business situation, you will be enabled to make an informed business decision. You will be in a position to analyze your business situation in light of potential tax consequences and the potential positive tax treatment you could reap. Jonathan’s clients have realized both immediate and future tax savings because of his savvy taxation knowledge. Jonathan’s fees are more than offset by the savings his clients realize by careful tax planning and carefully considered business decisions.
Estate Planning Lawyer – Jonathan found that while assisting his clients with their business and tax matters, that his clients estate planning matters often went hand-in-hand with the ongoing business and tax planning strategies and advice he was already giving his clients. Jonathan has easily enveloped estate planning into his every day practice and has been gratified to have many of his clients return to him to have their Trust, Wills, Durable Power of Attorneys and Advance Health Care Directives drafted by him.
Business Formation & Tax Considerations
Business Formation – When considering a new Business formation, or graduating from a sole proprietorship to an LLC, C-Corporation, or S-Corp, you should discuss this conversion with a business and tax lawyer. Your accountant will do your tax preparations each year, while Jonathan will advise you on the tax costs and tax benefits of each entity choice.
Contracts & Core Operational Documents
Contracts – Many companies would benefit from an Alameda business contracts attorney to assist them in preparing and reviewing their core contracts it will use with customers, suppliers, employees and contract workers. You will also need an experienced and competent contract attorney to review the varying contracts presented to you. It is especially critical to have any long-term and expensive contracts reviewed and revised as needed. Examples of these type of contracts can include: office lease, commercial lease, and industrial lease agreements. While many contracts and leases may look like standard contracts, it would be wise to have an experienced and savvy business attorney review these leases and contracts. Some leases and contracts may be drafted in a way that is largely in favor of the person who has had the agreement drafted, or may have excluded common protections that are typically afforded to you.
Contact Alameda County Business Lawyer Jonathan C. Watts
Alameda County Business Attorney Jonathan C. Watts helps clients with forming business entities such as corporations (C-Corp or an S-Corp), limited liability companies (LLC’s), and partnerships. Jonathan assists clients with reviewing contracts and agreements, business transactions, tax issues, tax planning and estate planning.