Black & Bennett Law Group

<b>Black &amp; Bennett Law Group</b>

We provide counsel to businesses, landowners, and individuals on a wide variety of issues and concerns. Call us for FREE consultation.

Firm Overview

Our attorneys take pride in meeting the legal needs of each of our clients in an efficient and effective fashion. At Black & Bennett Law Group we considerate it our mission to represent and advise our clients both aggressively and in a fashion which is consistently mindful of the individual complexities of every situation. Our firm adheres to this standard by taking the time to understand and thoroughly discuss the goals and needs of every client at all times. We consider each client relationship a privilege.
Main Office
2001 Omega Rd. Ste 203
San Ramon  CA  94583
  • (800) 783-1798
  • (925) 362-0253
Business and Corporate Transactions
Whether you're just starting a business, involved in a dispute or lawsuit, or researching the possibility of reorganizing your business, Black and Bennett Law group can give you the advice and help that your business needs.

Particular Problems that may arise and subject on going business to potential litigation or legal hazard can be handled cost effectively and quickly by Black & Bennett Law Group. With the continuous mind set that on going business expansion for you will result in on going business expansion for us.

We provide an array of intangible business services to help our clients meet the constant ever-changing demands, expectations, and obligations of business while limiting their exposure to liabilities.

Areas in which we provide counsel include Business formation and start-ups, business reorganization and succession planning, complex commercial litigation, corporate dissolution, corporate fiduciary law, C Corporation, S Corporation, nonprofit, limited liability company, and sole proprieties.

Additionally, we consult and maintain close associations with practitioners focused in areas such as tax, and capital finance so that we may offer our clients a complete array of opportunities to safely and securely manage the growth of their business interests.

Business Formation and Start-ups
When you begin to set up your business it is important to know what legal format you will be operating under. Black & Bennett Law Group can help you decide what format is best for you. Our attorneys specialize in:

* Sole Proprietorships
* Limited Liability Companies
* Partnerships
* Corporations

Sole Proprietorships
A sole proprietorship is the simplest and most common structure chosen to start a business. It is an unincorporated business owned and run by one individual with no distinction between the business and you, the owner. You are entitled to all profits and are responsible for all your business's debts, losses and liabilities.

Forming a Sole Proprietorship
While you do not have to take any formal action to form a sole proprietorship, Black and Bennett Law Group can advise you on forming your sole proprietorship and whether it is the right step you.

Advantages of a Sole Proprietorship:

* Easy and inexpensive to form
* Complete control
* Easy tax preparation

Disadvantages of a Sole Proprietorship

* Unlimited personal liability
* Hard to raise money

Limited Liability Company
The limited liability company (LLC) is the most popular entity type for small businesses. Black and Bennett Law Group can help you form and manage your LLC. An LLC combines the personal liability protections of a corporation with the tax flexibility of a partnership. The LLC offers many advantages, including:

* Pass-through taxation
* No residency requirement
* Enhanced credibility
* Legal protection
* Less paperwork than a corporation

In a partnership it is important to set a legal understand of terms so that both partners assets are protected and liabilities are limited with out the stress of what ifs or the unknown. This can be complex or simply based on the needs of the business.

Complex Commercial Litigation

Our attorneys can help you with complex financial disputes and fast moving injunction proceedings. Further we deal with product liability litigation

Corporate Dissolution
There can be many layers of corporate dissolution, it is important to consult an attorney to know you have followed all the legally required steps. Black & Bennett Law Group can guide you thru the complications of

* Voting to dissolve
* Filing the proper dissolution forms
* Cancel out of state registrations or qualifications
* Get a tax clearance if necessary

Corporate Fiduciary Law
Our attorneys can help you set up a strategy of compliance with fiduciary duties. Many Officers and Directors find themselves needing an attorney to ensure that all of there actions are covered by the United States Business judgment rule. Black & Bennett Law Group can also help shareholders with any legal advice if they feel fiduciary duties have been violated.
Real Estate
Real Estate & Construction Law
The Black & Bennett Real Estate Practice Group represents and provides exceptional legal counsel for investors, developers, and owners, in all aspects of their commercial real estate portfolios throughout California. Black & Bennett Law Group also represent numerous lenders and borrowers in real estate financing developments as well as serves as general counsel to numerous real estate partnerships. Our attorneys can help you with an array of legal advice in the following areas:

* Arbitration/Mediation
* Boundary Disputes
* Brokers and Agency Law
* Building & Public Safety Codes
* Collections
* Community Association Law
* Commercial Real Estate Law & Disputes
* Condominium Law
* Conservation Easements
* Construction Contracts
* Construction Defects & Liability
* Construction Liens
* Contractor's Liability
* Contract Disputes
* Conveyancing
* Easements
* Errors and Omissions
* Hotel and Resort Development
* Land Entitlement Leases
* Land Development
* Land Use Law
* Mechanics Liens
* Mortgages
* Planned Unit Development Law
* Quiet Title Actions
* Real Estate Acquisitions & Development
* Real Estate Finance & Investments
* Real Estate Fraud Real Estate Partnerships
* Real Estate Restructuring
* Real Estate Sales
* Right of Way Easements
* Unlawful Detainer

Jonathan Black

Areas of Practice:
* Landlord & Tenant Law
* Real Estate & Construction Law
* Business & Corporate Transactions

* John F. Kennedy University School of Law - J.D 2010
* University of San Diego - B.A 2003

Bar Admissions
* California Bar, January 2011

Ian Bennett

Areas of Practice:
* Landlord & Tenant Law
* Real Estate & Construction Law
* Business & Corporate Transactions

* UCLA -B.A 2005
* Univery of San Francisco Law School - J.D 2010

Bar Admissions
* California Bar, December 2010

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