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Business Law

We are proud to offer counseling, advice and representation to small businesses throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and California. We have over a decade of experience helping business owners comply with employment laws, defend employment law claims, collect unpaid invoices from clients, support human resources functions, conduct investigations, and litigate business to business contract claims. We have a wide network of referral partners for everything from business transactions and insurance to financial planning and accounting. We are more than legal advisers for your small business. We are problem solvers for every aspect of small business management. Our vast experience dealing with employment law claims by employees provides us with keen insights on what to do and what not to do. We can serve as your general counsel and/or outside human resources department and provide you with a complete menu of employment law services that will save you time, money and peace of mind. Although we do not process payroll, we can advise you on wage and hour issues so that you can confidently run your business knowing you are in compliance.

Our services include but are not limited to the following:

  • Employment law advising on nearly all topics
  • Defending claims of wrongful termination
  • Defending claims for unpaid wages, overtime and expenses
  • Defending claims of discrimination and retaliation
  • Drafting and negotiating employment contracts
  • Drafting and negotiating severance agreements
  • Advising employers regarding employee onboarding and offboarding procedures
  • Drafting demand letters for collecting unpaid client invoices
  • Litigating breach of contract claims for unpaid client invoices
  • Drafting confidentiality and non-solicitation agreements
  • Analyzing and drafting independent contractor agreements
  • Litigating contract claims by other businesses, current employees or former employees
  • Drafting human resource materials, e.g. personnel policies and procedures
  • Human resources training regarding harassment, discrimination, retaliation
  • Connecting employers with insurance providers who offer employment law claim insurance
  • Analyzing conflicts of interests
  • Referring small business owners to vetted, reputable professionals who provide other business services

Call us to set up an appointment. Consultations are available free of charge, and can be arranged in your office, or in ours, during all normal business hours, and if necessary, even weekends. Retainer fees may apply and are assessed at the consultation.

Client Reviews
Great response time! Very thorough! Knows his stuff! My experience was first rate and would recommend Mr. Young because he took the time to address my concerns, provide clear examples, and most importantly, he listened. Ben A.
Mr Young is a brilliant young man with an astounding ability to sort through the dross of a situation, and get a handle on the true issues. And with all that having been said, he communicates with compassion, making sure you understand your options. I recommend him unreservedly. Robert W.
Super responsive and knowledgeable - Spencer not only responded to my inquiry over the weekend but called me immediately on Monday and took time to explain my legal options even though the case wasn't a good fit for his firm. Quincy S.