Business Law

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Business Solutions

We provide comprehensive legal and operational advice for a wide variety of for-profit and not-for-profit entities. We assist entrepreneurs and businesses with in-depth counsel at all points of business development, including entity selection and formation, starting a business, growing a business, running an established business, buying/selling a business, and winding down. We can provide you with complete off-site governance and operational in-house counsel services, including employment matters, contract review, licensing, regulatory compliance, and financing (commercial or private loans; private equity). We also represent both lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured corporate financing transactions. Our business law solutions are customized to meet each client’s individual needs.  

Establish your start-up with a strong legal foundation

Choosing the right type of entity for your business is just your first step. Having a solid agreement with your partners is another. Bowers & del Peral takes a holistic approach to business planning, often working collaboratively with the founders and their trusted advisers, including financial advisers, insurance agents and accountants. Let us help you avert many common mistakes and instead set your business up for success.

Outside/off-site General Counsel Services

Many issues arise in the day-to-day running of a business. Proper planning can prevent many problems and help avoid costly litigation and compliance actions. Don't leave money on the table--having an experienced counselor prepare and review your vendor, supplier and client contracts can save you more than just legal headaches, it can save or make you money.  Making us a member of your team can add value to your business. 


From start-up funds to working capital to major acquisitions, all businesses need money to run. We have broad experience representing both lenders and borrowers in secured and unsecured financing transactions.

Buying and Selling a Business

Buying or selling a business can be complex. There are several ways of structuring the transaction and, when purchasing, a thorough due diligence investigation is essential. We are experienced in both asset sales and stock sales and, whether you are the purchaser or seller, can guide you from the initial structuring, to the due diligence process and through closing.  

Liquor Licensing

Bars, restaurants,  farm cideries, breweries, grocery store beer licences, wine importing -- whatever alcohol license you need to run your business we can demystify the licensing application process and help make it more efficient and timely. Let us get your business licensed and running faster, saving you time, money and headaches.