Business Law

Proven Business Law Advice Coupled with Legal Acumen

Legal Help for Businesses From Startups to Fortune 500 Companies

Baker, Burton & Lundy’s business and corporate law department provides a wide range of operational, financial and business-planning services. Our Hermosa Beach, CA law firm represents businesses of all sizes, from individual entrepreneurs and home-office start-ups to family-owned businesses, middle-market companies, and Fortune 500 corporations.

Our Business Law Legal Practice

Our business attorneys Kent BurtonClint Wilson and Brian Selogie help clients establish, maintain and grow their businesses, while protecting themselves from potential liabilities and legal claims. We also represent companies with regard to corporate compliance, employment matters, financing transactions and both growth and exit strategies. Over several decades of legal service, our South Bay attorneys have gained an in-depth knowledge of both the law and practical aspects of business operations.

Our clients rely upon us to negotiate and document important legal transactions through practical and cost-effective approaches. Our attorneys’ backgrounds in litigation have assisted them in understanding the importance of certain key contractual provisions and in precise drafting to maximize liability protection. We have been fortunate enough to establish many long-term relationships with our clients, enabling us to act in a general counsel capacity and helping to reduce our clients’ legal fees.



We're here for all your Business Law needs.


  • Business Formation: LLCs, Corporations and Partnerships
  • Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Negotiation and Drafting of Specialized Contracts
  • LLC and Shareholder Agreements
  • Non-Profit Exemptions
  • Insurance Coverage Issues
  • Employment Matters
  • Commercial Financing Transactions
  • Licensing and Intellectual Property Agreements
  • Corporate Compliance
  • Buying and Selling a Business
  • Joint Ventures and Strategic Alliances
  • Dispute Resolution and Litigation


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Kent Burton, Business Lawyer


“Without them I could not have been as successful in business because you’re always up against some kind of a legal issue. They’re very good. And I mean not just in winning lawsuits but in keeping me out of any potential trouble. They write things up and they’re bulletproof, I get a secure feeling, and they’re very good business people.”

—Gerald Marcil

CEO and Founder, Palos Verdes Investments