We provide business transactional services in multiple areas including:

● Corporate, LLC and partnership formation and maintenance
● Buy-Sell, Shareholder and Operating Agreements
Employment and Independent Contractor Agreements
Licensing, Assignment, and other Vendor Contracts
Purchase and Sale and related Stock or Assets Transfer Agreements
Trust, estates and business succession planning to transfer a family business to the next generation.

We act as outside general counsel to businesses providing legal advice in the same way a general counsel would in a larger company’s legal department.  We counsel individuals and entities, typically privately owned or family-run businesses with operating gross revenues of $500,000 to $50,000,000 per year.  We act as a legal-information resource for businesses, addressing our clients’ legal issues and providing oversight and referral for our clients’ legal needs if outside our expertise.  We offer practical advice to business owners on getting through a wide variety of day-to-day situations, so they can focus on being productive with their business and count on us for the legal advice that impacts so many of their business decisions.




A representative sample of Smith & Myers business transactional and litigation experience includes the following:

● Representing a major California University in multi-million dollar trust litigation.  The Trustee contended the version of the trust granting a one-third interest to the University was fraudulent and should be voided.  We aggressively challenged the fraud claim, and ultimately settled for the entire amount of the gift, plus an additional amount to offset costs and fees;
Representing the Roman Catholic Archbishop of Los Angeles in all its trust and estate transactions and litigation;
Multiple Purchase and Sale transactions for a family-owned, precious metals manufacturer;
● Trademark and licensing for multiple closely-held clothing manufacturers and software manufacturers;
Successful summary judgment defense in a multi-million dollar film financing litigation involving major studios and London-backed film financing insurance on business tort claims including negligent interference with prospective economic advantage and intentional interference with contract; and
● Successful trial defense of a national armored car company overcoming the presumption of common carrier liability to receive a full defense verdict.

Representative Clients:

Archdiocese of Los Angeles-Roman Catholic Archbishop
Adventure Investments West, LLC
Avenue 26 Small Animal Hospital, Inc.
Board of Trustees of CA State University
Brain Surgery, Inc.
Budleigh, Inc.
Campclar, Inc.
Camp Technology, LLC
Catholic Charities of Los Angeles, Inc.
Claro Group, LLC
Clean Powers Solutions, LLC
CQ Properties, LLC
David H. Fell & Co., Inc.
Docusource, LLC
Double Ding, Inc.
Eco-Fiber Solutions, Inc.
Golden Spirits, Inc.
Greenstreet Advertising, Inc.
Harvard Drug Group, LLC
H. Starlet, LLC
Into Motion, Inc.
Laurel Grove Capital, LLC
Levels Music Group, LLC
Marge Carson, Inc.
Maven Technologies, LLC
Medx, Inc.
Native Company, Inc.
Objective Interface, Inc.
Paradigm Health, Inc.
Precision Medical Services, LLC
Shamrock Investments, Inc.
Simply Static, LLC
SLS International, Inc.
St. John’s Seminary
Southland Media, Inc.
Spot Runner, LLC
Tierra West Advisors, Inc.
U’SAgain, LLC
Valley Bank
Wimmer & Associates
Xavier University