General Business Matters

With nearly 40 years of combined legal experience, the attorneys at The Law Offices of Hitzeman & Evenson, APC, are known for providing high quality expert legal advice regarding general business matters to their clients throughout the Temecula Valley and surrounding Southwest Riverside County areas, including the cities of: Temecula, Murrieta, Wildomar, Menifee, Lake Elsinore, and Canyon Lake. We have assisted our clients with a variety of business needs, including business formation, business reorganization, asset protection, filing for registration of copyrights and trademarks, selling or buying of a business, contract and lease negotiations, and franchise evaluations.

Donald W. Hitzeman, one of the Principals, has over thirty-two years of legal experience, including business litigation, employment law and transactional and estate planning matters. Mr. Hitzeman has been an instructor and lecturer locally and nationally on such subjects as California Workers’ Compensation Law, employment discrimination, and leave policies; and he has briefed and argued many cases before the California appellate courts, with several of those cases resulting in published opinions of the California Supreme Court and Courts of Appeal.

Business Formations
When starting out in business, Hitzeman & Evenson, APC, recommends that its clients do so correctly under the law, as this will help avoid many problems in the future which could prove to be costly if disputes result in litigation. By taking the appropriate steps to form a business entity correctly, confusion and vulnerability to legal liability may be greatly reduced. Hitzeman & Evenson, APC, recommends that before starting business, a person should consult an attorney regarding the proper legal entity under which to operate and to gain an understanding as to various matters, including: tax considerations, assuring that all necessary contracts are in place, and how to operate a business legally. At Hitzeman & Evenson, APC, we believe consulting with our firm will help you understand what is important. Some of the services that we offer our business clients include:

  • - Entity Formation
  • - Limited Liability Company
  • - Corporation (C or Sub-S)
  • - Employment Law Advice, including Employee Manuals/Handbooks
  • - Business (Corporate) Maintenance
  • - General Tax and Operational Information
  • - Copyrights and Trademarks
  • - Asset Protection
  • - Contract and Lease Negotiations

Business Transactions
Hitzeman & Evenson, APC, has the knowledge and experience to assist a business with its day-to-day legal concerns and can assist clients with various business transactions relating to the operation of the business. The range of business transactions include the following:

  • - Leases
  • - Contracts
  • - Copyrights and Trademarks
  • - Property Acquisitions
  • - Franchise Agreements
  • - Selling of a Business or other Assets
  • - Drafting Employee Manuals

Business Litigation
We are experienced in assisting our clients in handling litigation matters, both as plaintiff’s counsel and in providing defense against actions undertaken against them. We have experience representing our business clients in litigation, initially reviewing with our clients the potential for insurance coverage which may pay to defend against a claim or lawsuit, and we always work to resolve claims as cost effectively as possible.The types of matters provide litigation assistance with, include:

  • - Breach of Contract Claims
  • - Breach of Trade Secret Claims
  • - Intellectual Property Infringement Claims
  • - Property Disputes
  • - Employee Claims
  • - Arbitrations
  • - Mediations
  • - Workers' Compensation Employer's Defense