Watson Law Group, APC

Watson Law Group, APC

Richard C. Watson III, Esq, LLM (tax), MSFS, CFP, ChFC, CLU, AEP, EA, is the founder of Watson Law Group, APC.

Firm Overview

As a firm that is exclusively focused on the needs of business owners and professionals, we help small business owners build, manage, and transition their businesses and real estate interests. Whether it's helping to form a startup, drafting a buy-sell agreement, assessing a company's strategic transition alternatives, or providing transaction advisory services for a variety of shareholder transactions (i.e., gifting or selling to the next generation, selling to existing shareholders or partners, to a group of employees, to an Employee Stock Ownership Plan [ESOP], or to a financial or strategic buyer), we can help.

We view planning for business owners and especially business succession planning as a team sport and work collaboratively with an owner's full advisory team to design and implement a business succession and exit plan that best meets an owner's long-term business transition planning goals and objectives and maximizes the outcomes for all stakeholders.

We regularly counsel small business owners and professionals on:

Formation services for startups;
Business succession planning;
Buy-sell agreements;
Transaction advisory (i.e., corporate restructurings, M&A advisory, and shareholder buyouts, redemptions, buybacks, and buyins);
Estate and tax planning that is customized for entrepreneurs and their businesses;
Business and commercial litigation; and
Trust and estate litigation.
Main Office
Richard C. Watson
1602 E. 4th Street
Santa Ana  CA  92701
  • (949) 482-1850
  • (888) 517-3960


Free Initial Consultation?
Yes, we offer a 30-min initial consultation, and it is ALWAYS complimentary.
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Estate planning (i.e., drafting of trusts, wills, durable powers of attorney, advance medical directives, HIPAA authorization, and so on);
Corporate and LLC formation (LLC, partnership organization and incorporation services);
Buy-sell and shareholder agreements;
Executive employment and incentive contracts and arrangements.
Hourly Rates

Office Information

Office Hours
9-5 PM
Emergency After Hours
Languages Spoken

Richard Watson

Richard C. Watson III, Esq, LLM, MSFS, CFP, ChFC, CLU, AEP, EA, is the founder of Watson Law Group, APC. He helps business owners and professionals to build, manage, and transition their businesses and real estate interests. He also assists them by handling business disputes and litigation matters.
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