Practice Areas

Whether you’re starting a new business, ramping up to a new level, or growing a stable enterprise, we’re here to help. We will advise you on the correct structure to use for your type of business, size of business, and future plans. We will consult with your team of advisors, set up your business, and if you prefer, maintain ongoing corporate or LLC books and records.

We will customize contracts for you, register trademarks and copyrights, prepare operating agreements, negotiate leases agreements or help you buy or sell real property. We have experience with all types of corporate and business transactions, from entity formation to employee relations. We will serve as your corporate counsel and advisor.

We will help you transition to a different business entity, when needed or required. We’ll advise you on licensing and tax requirements whether you’re a sole operator or have a staff of employees.

We will integrate your business plans with your wealth and estate plans.

And if you’re not sure what you need, we can guide you through the maze.

Corporations (“C,” “S”, & Non-profit)
Family Limited Partnerships & LPs
Investment Trusts and Investment LLCs
Limited Liability Companies (“LLC”)
General & Limited Partnerships
S Corporations
Sole proprietorships
California Stock Registrations
Corporate & LLC Maintenance Plans
Contracts and Purchase & Sale Agreements
Health & Retirement Plans
Management and Operating Agreements
Intellectual property: Trademarks, Service Marks, Patents & Copyrights (Brick & Mortar or Internet)
Real Estate Transactions

Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident, or you’re suing a competitor for infringement, collecting on contracts or defending a suit, the stakes can be high. So can the disruptions in your life or in your business. BHSM strives to minimize that impact on you, while providing you with diligent advocacy.

Personal Litigation
Auto Accidents
Debt Collection
Libel & other Wrongs
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Product Liability
Commercial Litigation
Business Litigation
Labor & Employment
Premises Liability
Product Liability Defense
Real Estate Litigation

Wealth & Estate Planning
Whether your estate plan is an elaborate mix of corporations, limited liability companies, multiple real estate entities, multiple trusts, and multiple retirement and life insurance plans or merely a will and a nomination of guardians for your children, everyone needs estate planning of some kind. SMCS will structure an overall plan for you, help you maintain your plan over generations of your family or switch between the two as needs arise. Look to us for:

Estate Planning
Trust formation/Adminstration
Health Care Documents
Powers of Attorney
Probate Proceedings & Litigation
Revocable & Irrevocable Trusts
Special Needs Trusts
Trust Maintenance Plans
Asset Protection Planning and Implementation
Estate Tax Issues
Family Limited Partnerships
Management Trusts
Charitable Trusts & Foundations
Dynasty Trusts
Strategic Gifting
Tax Strategies
IRA Inheritance Trusts

Family Law
Family law usually involves a balancing act between compassion for our clients and aggressive legal tactics to protect their rights. We strive to use mediation to maintain privacy and working relationships where long term cooperation is necessary, but we don’t shy away from litigation if it’s necessary to provide you with the best results.

Child Custody
Child Support
Step-parent Adoption
Legal Separation
Pre-nuptial Agreements
Post-nuptial Agreements
Spousal Support