Corporate & Business Matters

We provide a broad range of services relating to corporate and business matters, including corporate and other entity formation, joint venture and strategic partnership transactions, stock incentive plans, executive and other employment agreements, and commercial and business agreements.

The Firm acts to assess clients’ business needs and develop innovative legal strategies to help them achieve their goals, directly undertaking those matters for which the Firm has substantial expertise, and identifying and managing the most appropriate legal resources to handle specialty areas outside of the Firm’s core disciplines.

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Corporate & Business Matters News & Announcements

Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP ranked in 2021
LOS ANGELES, CA, August 20, 2020 — U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers®, for the tenth consecutive year, announce the “Best Law Firms” rankings. Stubbs Alderton & Markiles,...
3 Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Attorneys Honored as 2021 Best Lawyers in America
LOS ANGELES, CA, August 20, 2020 — Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is pleased to announce that 3 lawyers have been included in the 2021 Edition of The...
Navigating Turbulent Business Seas: An Overview of Today’s Personal Liability Risks of Directors of Financially Stressed Start-Ups
The halcyon days of start-up companies and the venture community attraction to them hit a hard stop as the COVID-19 lock down spread across the...
Caroline Cherkassky Featured in LABJ's Article,
Caroline Cherkassky, Partner in SA&M’s Venture Capital & Emerging Growth Practice, was featured in the Los Angeles Business Journal’s article “VCs Defend PPP Use by...
Considering a New 409A Valuation in Light of COVID-19
As COVID-19 continues to curtail economic activity, private companies granting equity-based incentive awards should consider whether the pandemic’s impact on their business warrants a new...
SA&M COVID-19 Legal Briefing - Payroll Protection Program (PPP)
Making payroll is one of the most stressful issues on every business owner’s mind, and thankfully, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) section of the CARES...
SA&M Partner Scott Alderton named 2020 Best Lawyers®
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Founding and Managing Partner, Scott Alderton was recently recognized by Best Lawyers as the 2020 “Lawyer of the Year” for Corporate Law. Only a single lawyer...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Attorneys Named To 2020 Best Lawyers® in America List
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is proud to announce that two attorneys have been named to the 2020 Edition of Best Lawyers®. Best Lawyers, one of the most valued...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP Ranked In U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers' 2020 “Best Law Firms”
U.S. News & World Report and Best Lawyers, for the tenth consecutive year, announce their “Best Law Firms” rankings. Firms included in the 2020 “Best Law Firms” list...
SA&M Names Kelly Siobhan Laffey as Senior Counsel
Los Angeles, CA (January  7th, 2020) – Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP, Southern California’s leading business law firm, proudly announces that it has promoted Kelly...
Digital and Beyond in South LA: The Future of Digital  Join Digital and Beyond in South LA for another not to be missed event at the...
SAM Client Michelle Gaster Wasserman, who most recently led the North America e-commerce business for Coach, Inc. has been named the new CEO for Adam...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Honored as Dealmaker of the Year by ACG101
  Stubbs Alderton & Markiles is honored to have received the Dealmaker of the Year Award by ACG101 (Association for Corporate Growth) at their Stars...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is proud to announce that we have been selected as one of the top 25 boutique law firms in California by...
2 Questions with Louis Wharton
Louis Wharton is a Partner of the Firm. Louis’ practice focuses on advising startup, emerging growth and middle market companies across a spectrum of industries...
SA&M Client Alert - GDPR Compliance: Necessary for Companies with an EU Presence
Effective as of May 25, 2018, the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) imposes strict regulations on the way companies collect, record, organize, store...
Six Stubbs Alderton & Markiles’ Attorneys Listed as 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles, LLP is pleased to announce that six lawyers have been named to the 2018 Southern California Super Lawyers. Super Lawyers is a rating service of outstanding...
Stubbs Alderton & Markiles Client HouseCanary Announces $31M Series B Financing
SAM client HouseCanary, the leading data analytics and valuation platform for real estate professionals, announced it has closed a $31 million series B funding round,...