Business

CMDB represents sole proprietorships, joint ventures, corporations, limited liability companies, general and limited partnerships, non-profits and tax-exempt organizations.

We draft organizational documents, including articles of incorporation, bylaws, trust agreements and minutes. We participate in annual meetings, buy-outs, recapitalizations and intra-family transfers.

We assist our nonprofit clients with obtaining California and federal tax-exempt status, registering with state and local agencies, and minimizing operational and governance issues.

CMDB advises a wide variety of family-owned businesses, including auto dealerships, retail stores, real estate developers, construction companies, engineering firms, dairies and vineyards. We also serve as general counsel for some of our clients’ businesses, including many large private foundations.