From one location to tens of locations, Fowler & Good offers its clients legal services that encompass every aspect of running a restaurant. California has more rules and regulations than any other state in the country and if not dealt with properly, these laws can have a huge effect on a businesses ability to operate profitably. From employee issues to human resources to responding to litigation, we provide expertise that allows the business owner to focus on serving their customers, not legal issues.
Business litigation is a core component of the practice at Fowler & Good. In business disputes it is easy to lose sight of the economic realities of litigation and instead focus on the “win.” The attorneys at Fowler & Good believe in aggressively pursuing matters to maximize the benefits for our clients, whether they are bringing or defending a lawsuit. Through a combined thirty+ years handling litigation disputes, we believe in our developed principles which put the client first, maximizing returns while keeping costs in line with the magnitude of the case.
The attorneys at Fowler & Good regularly advise privately held and publicly traded companies regarding their corporate governance issues. Whether the attorneys at Fowler & Good are involved with the company from its inception or brought in at a later stage, we provide corporate governance throughout the life of the company to ensure that the company is compliant with all rules and regulations, including California corporate law requirements.
At some point in all litigations, the fighting is over….or so you may think. Many parties that get involved in litigation tend to ignore one of the biggest issues, that is being able to collect on a judgment when you win. At Fowler & Good LLP, our attorneys are experienced in judgment/ debt collections and have worked on debt collection matters for Fortune 500 companies, foreign and domestic government entities as well as corporations and on behalf of individuals. Our attorneys are familiar with the post-judgment collection mechanisms available under California law and utilize these tools to collect the money that is owed to our clients.
In addition to the other corporate services we provide to companies, the attorney’s at Fowler & Good act as general counsel to a multitude of businesses throughout Southern California wherein we provide cost effective, client oriented strategic legal services.
Many Los Angeles companies come to Fowler & Good for legal assistance early in their development. From incorporation to product commercialization to venture raising, Fowler & Good is focused on helping our clients make the most efficient use of their resources. The services we provide are tailored to individual client needs and objectives in an effort to help our clients turn their ideas into reality.
Media & Entertainment
We work in Los Angeles and integral parts of the L.A. area economy are the Media and Entertainment markets. At Fowler & Good, our practice includes dealing with matters relating to film, television, music and music publishing, artist and talent agreements. We have represented clients across industries including television, film, media, music, advertising and marketing.
Personal Injury / Wrongful Death
The attorneys at Fowler & Good began their legal careers doing a substantial amount of Personal Injury actions and it remains an important part of their practice. When one is injured, the last thing they should have to deal with is the inevitable struggle regarding who is at fault and how to be fairly compensated. Insurance companies care about profits. Their treatment towards injured persons, even their own insured, has declined significantly in the last few years as the economy has struggled. Fowler & Good's goal is returning the injured person to the place they were prior to the injury, both physically and financially.
California is the most difficult state to be an employer. No other state has so many labor laws and regulations and unfortunately for employers, it seems most of the laws favor employees' rights. Fowler & Good can help an employer navigate their way through this complicated legal arena so they can focus on what matters most - making their business as profitable as possible. Fowler & Good has experience in drafting any and all documents that an employer may need (including Employee Handbooks), training management on various wage & hour issues, responding to and/or initiating litigation, proper corporate formation and even routine to complicated human resources issues. The services provided by Fowler & Good encompass every issue an employer in California might face.
The attorneys of Fowler & Good represent consumers who have been injured by defects or malfunctions in consumer products. Whether an individual injury or representing a class of individuals, the attorneys at Fowler & Good have and continue to work on behalf of the consumer public to make sure manufacturers correct defective products to better safeguard the public and to hold these manufacturers financially responsible for the injuries they cause.
Fowler & Good represents numerous California corporations and non-California based corporations that have sought a strong California presence or have sought to move into the California market space. The attorneys at Fowler & Good handle all aspects of corporate representation; they are experienced in forming corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies. The attorneys for Fowler & Good assists clients with contract negotiation, shareholders’ agreements, asset purchase or stock purchase agreements and employee agreements. The Firm advises clients as to choices available in forming the proper type of business entity to conduct business. In addition, the attorneys of Fowler & Good act as outside litigation counsel for companies which want to efficiently utilize outside attorneys on matters for which their general counsel or outside counsel are not equipped to handle.
Start-ups / Incubator
One of the practice areas that is most exciting to Fowler & Good is the area of Start-ups. For the past several years, the attorneys at Fowler& Good have been advising L.A. based media and digital companies from start-up through corporation. Fowler & Good takes an active role in the community to support Start-ups by mentoring with accelerators/incubators in the area. With the rise of Silicon Beach, there is an ever increasing number of adventurous companies and individuals that are looking to navigate the dynamic and constantly shifting technical realities of our present economy, largely companies that are big on ideas but short on capital. With issues ranging from establishing start-up web based businesses to privacy policies and procedures to handling various FTC issues, Fowler & Good has and continues to help clients navigate through the ever changing business landscape to bring ideas to market.