With extensive experience advising small businesses and launching startups, Bend Law Group, PC, is focused on helping entrepreneurs implement practical legal steps to achieve their business goals.
From launching startups to facilitating the purchase or sale of businesses, we serve as outsourced general counsel to entrepreneurs who seek opportunities to add value to their business ventures.
Doug is the founder of Bend Law Group, PC, a law firm focused on advising small businesses and launching startups. He is passionate about providing exceptional legal service to entrepreneurs so they can focus on successfully running their businesses.Doug is also the General Counsel for Modify Industries, Inc. and tIFc LLC and a Legal Mentor for The Hub Ventures Program, a startup accelerator for entrepreneurs building a better world, and for the Young Entrepreneur Council, a non-profit dedicated to helping young entrepreneurs start successful businesses and a Business Advisor for Pacific Community Ventures, which provides capital and other direct support to small businesses to create jobs in low income communities.
In California, professional corporations can elect to be taxed as either a C corporation or an S corporation. This article explains some of the ramifications of this choice, and points out that making the election to be taxed as an S...
April 2, 2012
Certain professions in certain locations are limited from forming certain kinds of businesses. This article focuses on the case of our nation's largest state, noting certain (often highly-educated) professions which cannot form an LLC or...
March 19, 2012
Doug Bend answers a question which is necessarily posed when incorporating in Delaware: how many shares of stock do you need to authorize? Mr. Bend outlines the two approaches to answering this question. On the one hand, you can...
July 16, 2011
Doug Bend explains why attempting to save some money now by not drafting bylaws for your new company can cost you significantly down the road. Basically, because bylaws are the rules by which your corporation will be governed, they will come into...
June 3, 2011
Doug Bend writes that you don't need to have a physical office in Delaware to incorporate there; you just need to have a registered agent (which he outlines a handful of common ways of obtaining). He does observe that you'll still need to...
May 27, 2011
May 2, 2011
Doug Bend offers his advice to any company looking to hire an attorney to assist with their business' legal needs. Mr. Bend covers how to begin the search, determining whether the attorney is qualified to handle your business needs, fee advice,...
April 8, 2011
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