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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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News + Events

2022 Director Elevations

Murphy Pearson is pleased to announce the elevation of Thomas F. Mazzucco, Christopher R. Ulrich and Joseph S. Leveroni to the positions of Directors. All three newly appointed directors bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the firm. Serving a wide range of practices, they have each forged...

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Expertise, Diversity & Growth Define Firm’s Seattle Office

Long before Zoom, virtual backgrounds and home offices, Murphy Pearson (MPBF) attorney Nick Larson needed to relocate from San Francisco and work remotely from Washington state. MPBF agreed to this arrangement on a trial basis. Nearly a decade later it is clear that this arrangement did not simply function,...

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Sacramento Office Expands Team

MPBF welcomes the additions of Senior Counsel I. Hooshie Broomand (University of Pacific, McGeorge School of Law) and Associate Collin Chandler (UC Davis School of Law) to their Sacramento office this month. Hooshie’s practice includes general civil litigation with focuses on product defects, professional liability defense, construction, real estate,...

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