SONA LEGAL APC assists clients throughout Southern California in the areas of business law and estate planning. We focus on commercial transactions, internet law, e-commerce, corporate/LLC cleanup, and succession planning. Our mission is to provide quality, common sense legal services and to build long term relationships. We provide peace of mind and protection for our clients, their businesses, and their families.
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SONA LEGAL APC offers a full range of business transaction services at a fraction of the cost of an in-house attorney, including assistance with business formation and operation, drafting and negotiating contracts, ensuring legal and regulatory compliance, and much more. We ensure that the legal side is completely covered so that you can focus on doing what you do best: running your business.
SONA LEGAL APC is a practice built in and around the digital era. As a technology driven business, we have adapted many of the same digital systems as our clients and we understand the nuances of this constantly evolving field. Internet law is one of our specialties and you can count on SONA LEGAL APC to keep your company ahead of the digital curve. Please click on the link below to find out more about our practical solutions for a wide range of Internet legal issues.
Although the details are up for debate, one thing is undisputed: e-commerce is on the rise. Over the past decade, e-commerce, which is the practice of buying or selling online, has grown exponentially and now accounts for billions of dollars in revenue for businesses big and small alike. With this growth has come an entirely new set of legal demands for clients as they adapt to life in the digital realm. E-commerce firms face issues as diverse as dealing with online shoppers and subscribers, marketing and licensing, securing supply chains, privacy issues, negotiating storage and distributions channels, and preparing for that eventual billion-dollar acquisition. Navigating these waters can be daunting, but SONA LEGAL APC provides common sense answers to your questions and guides its clients through all of these issues and more.
A properly drafted estate plan is essential to protect your hard-earned assets for future generations. In addition to avoiding time-consuming and expensive probate proceedings, an estate plan allows you to appoint those you trust to take care of your children, your finances, and your medical needs in the event of unforeseen circumstances. Importantly, estate plans can also create significant tax benefits for both yourself and your loved ones.
"I contacted SONA LEGAL APC when my business was in a need of a licensing agreement relating to an exclusive line of sunglasses we were developing for a professional athlete. With time in short supply, SONA LEGAL APC provided us with a complete agreement tailored to our needs so that we were able to execute the contract with time to spare. SONA LEGAL APC has been our go-to firm for commercial transactions ever since."Blake J. Blenders Eyewear
SONA LEGAL APC prepared a comprehensive estate plan for myself and my family. Throughout the process, everyone was very responsive to my questions. They walked me through each component of the trust and were able to break down the legal terms in a common sense way that was easy to understand. I am happy to know that my family is now provided for and would gladly recommend SONA LEGAL APC for anyone who requires diligent and dedicated estate planning services.Anand M.
SONA LEGAL APC helped me recently with some transactional work for my business. They were extremely knowledgeable and helped with my requests very quickly. I was pleased their work and I would not hesitate to recommend SONA LEGAL APC for any business legal needs.Michael S. Overland & Shanahan Wealth Advisors, Inc.
"My organization provides corporate social responsibility training and consulting on several different continents. Among other things, SONA LEGAL APC assists us with compliance issues as well as contract drafting and review. Their attention to detail and accuracy has saved us on many occasions. They are one of the most trustworthy and punctual teams I have ever worked with. I would recommend SONA LEGAL APC for all your businesses law needs."Sean F. One 4 All CSR
"SONA LEGAL APC has helped with numerous contracts and worked through potential litigation with me. They have always promptly responded to my inquiries and have been able to explain the law in terms that I can understand. I have certainly had some "aha" moments and feel much better about the quality of agreements I enter into. Highly recommended as an on-hand resource for any small business!"Ryan B. Vista Resource Group
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No business owner enjoys opening the mail and finding a letter from the Attorney General notifying them they are in violation of the law – and threatening civil penalties. However, in 2012, this is what hundreds of mobile app operators received from the California Attorney General’s Office. It’s understandable that the operators would be surprised.