Business Law

Kirk & Simas’s heritage in the business community is one of success and innovation across a broad set of disciplines, industries, and clientele. Every day, market leading enterprises and regional institutions turn to Kirk & Simas’s exceptional team of attorneys for legal insight, business instinct, and better solutions.


Entity Selection, Capitalization and Formation

Selecting the proper business entity involves detailed analysis of multiple tax, liability, management and continuity goals. Kirk & Simas has over six decades of experience forming corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, sole proprietorships, family succession vehicles, joint ventures, and non-profit entities for thousands of stakeholders, investors, and families across the Central Coast’s key industries. Many of the region’s leading large and small scale farmers, wineries, manufacturers, retailers, service providers and core professionals, including contractors, realtors, engineers, accountants and physicians, found their start with Kirk & Simas.

Purchases, Sales, Mergers, Acquisitions, Restructuring & Buyouts

Negotiating, documenting and consummating routine and complex stock and asset purchases, as well as multi-party mergers, acquisitions, divestures, intra-company buyouts, and dissolutions for private companies is a foundational component of Kirk & Simas’s core business practice. For decades Kirk & Simas has represented buyers, sellers, and financiers in local, regional and national investments and dispositions across a wide range of industries, handling the complex finance, securities, real estate, benefits, risk management and litigation components of each transaction.

Contract Review, Negotiation, Drafting and Litigation

Kirk & Simas’s team of transaction attorneys have substantial experience drafting, reviewing, negotiating and, when necessary, litigating the contracts and complex commercial transactions that are the lifeblood of the Firm’s business clientele. Firm attorneys routinely handle the full range of common and industry-specific transactions and documents – from simple non-disclosure agreements to multi-million dollar exclusive international distribution contracts.

Financing and Secured Transactions

Kirk & Simas is well equipped to address the complex financing needs of its business and institutional clients, as well as industry-specific financing demands and the issues associated with specialized collateral such as securities, real estate and agricultural products. With well-established relationships in the banking, insurance, private equity, and financial intermediary sectors, Kirk & Simas attorneys provide comprehensive counsel to client borrowers, creditors, and institutional lenders in the full range of routine and highly sophisticated secured and unsecured financing and restructuring transactions.