Small Business Law in San Mateo, CA

Business Incorporation & Commercial Transactions

Many large companies have their own full time in-house counsel, but most small businesses don't. Either they can't afford to hire a full-time lawyer, or they don't need legal help for forty hours a week. Paul Minoletti can fill that niche. He serves as counsel to many small businesses. Paul assists business clients with every matter from initial incorporation, to complex transactional work and litigation. Whether you are starting a new small business venture, or want to take your current business to the next level, Paul can help you.

Business Formation

Every business owner knows that in order to be successful, you have to have a business plan. Protecting yourself from personal liability and laying down some rules of operation are essential. Paul can help start your small business. He works closely with accountants and small business clients to find the entity that best suits their business. Possible entities include:
  • C Corporation
  • S Corporation
  • Limited Liability Company (LLC)
  • Non profit entities
  • Limited Liability Partnership (LLP)
  • General Partnership

  • Business Contracts

    Sound contracts are a necessary part of a successful business. Paul can draft, review, and negotiate a wide variety of contracts, including:
  • Executive compensation agreements
  • Deferred compensation agreements
  • Stock options
  • Shareholder agreements
  • Vendor contracts
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Asset purchase and sale
  • Equipment leases
  • Transportation agreements with shippers, brokers, owner operators and independent contractors

  • Paul drafts contracts that are easy to understand, yet protect the interests of the clients in case of a dispute. Contact Paul for an initial consultation or complete the contact form for an email review of your matter.

    Business Documents

    Paul can draft all the necessary documents, which may include:
  • Articles of Incorporation
  • Partnership agreements
  • Operating Agreements
  • Independent Contractor agreements
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Articles of Organization
  • Bylaws
  • Shareholders and Directors minutes
  • Promissory notes
  • Executive compensation agreements
  • Consulting contracts
  • Confidentiality and Nondisclosure agreements


  • Paul can also assist clients who wish to form partnerships, LLCs or other entities for estate planning purposes. He can create shareholder and partnership agreements, stock options, or stock plans as needed.