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Your Company, Your Way

The business world abounds with stories of revolutionary new products developed by friends tinkering in a garage or a mom-and-pop shop turning into a successful franchise. Whether small or large, successful ventures rely on business-savvy lawyers as part of their essential teams to build their futures.

At Murphy Pearson, we guide entities ranging from the start-up ventures of sole proprietors to established enterprises of Fortune 500 corporations through all aspects of starting, building and maintaining their organizations. With deep experience in a number of specific industries, we take a pragmatic, seasoned approach to applying legal counsel, always with an eye toward the future. We know how to spot early signs of trouble that could ultimately cost clients big down the road, anticipating issues and advising on sensible solutions. And should a problem surface, we advise clients on legal protocols to contain those problems, so they can get back to business.

Business Fundamentals

We provide a full spectrum of legal services along with strategic business planning assistance. Building a foundation for future success, we frequently help closely held private businesses, partnerships and larger corporations with:

  • Entity formation, organization and structuring
  • Ownership and shareholder relationships
  • Governance, reporting and recordkeeping
  • Operating agreements
  • Negotiations, deals and transactions
  • Investment and capital raises
  • Exit strategies and succession planning
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Subsidiary, “spin-off” companies and joint ventures

Operating for Success

Ongoing operations require well-negotiated and documented agreements for best outcomes. Working closely with other firm practices, including the employment and intellectual property lawyers, you’ll find complete legal solutions for your business objectives under the Murphy Pearson roof. Our business attorneys provide counseling, negotiation, and assistance with drafting critical documentation for business operations, including:

  • Letters of intent
  • Memoranda of understanding
  • Buy-sell agreements
  • Non-disclosure and non-compete agreements (NDAs)
  • Marketing, vendor and distribution agreements
  • Employment risk management and agreements
  • Intellectual property: trademarks, trade secrets and copyrights
  • Taxation issues
  • Business dissolutions

Business Disputes

On that (hopefully) rare occasion when a business dispute occurs, we’re ready to protect your position. From customer or vendor disputes to licensing and franchising issues, we look for the best resolution to meet your strategic interests. Sometimes that means mediating a resolution. Sometimes that means an aggressive trial strategy. Either way, our Litigation team members work hard to understand your business goals and risk tolerance before advising on legal strategy.


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Firm Adds Associates to Begin New Year

Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney begins 2023 with expansion in both their San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. This month, associates Mariah S. Cooks (Golden Gate University School of Law) and Marlin Gramajo Gillespie (University of California, Los Angeles School of Law) joined the firm. An associate practicing out...

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MPBF Developing Next Generation of Trial Attorneys

Murphy, Pearson, Bradley & Feeney is hosting its Annual Mock Trial, scheduled for Saturday, February 4th, 2023, at USF School of Law. A firm with dozens of attorneys who possess decades of trial experience, MPBF is dedicated to training the next generation of trial lawyers through the mock trial...

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MPBF Welcomes Three New Associates

MPBF today announced the additions of attorneys Tony S. Mekari, Stephanie Roque-Hurtado and Aman K. Joea to the San Francisco and Sacramento offices. An associate in the San Francisco office, Tony counsels individuals and businesses in all aspects of general civil litigation, business disputes and white collar criminal defense....

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