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Numerous laws unique to Fresno affect local businesses. A business entity operating within Fresno must ensure that it complies with all applicable local laws. There might be leases and permits that are required for a business to legally transact in the local area. There are also unique considerations in Fresno concerning how to structure your business.

Business Transactions in Fresno

Knowledge of the local business laws is necessary in Fresno in contracting with individuals and local companies. Contracts provide a business with reliability in its transactions as well as serving to avoid possible business disputes in the future. However, contracts should be drafted with sensitivity to local Fresno and California law. Under Fresno law, a contract must have specific qualities in order to achieve the intended legal effect. Unique language terms is an aspect of contract law, and this may make the interpretation of some documents challenging. A party might also find itself in breach of its contractual obligations. In Fresno, these disputes will likely be handled in the local court.

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Life in Fresno

Fresno is the seat of Fresno County, California and home to over 500,000 residents. As the largest city in the San Joaquin Valley, the Fresno Metropolitan area plays host to 1.2 million. Fresno is Spanish for ash tree. The ash tree's leaf is even featured on the City of Fresno flag. Many locals are work on large scale agricultural farms that produce many fruits and nuts distributed throughout the world. Community Medical Centers, the City of Fresno, Kaiser Permanente, and the Saint Agnes Medical Center are other major employers. Another major employer and attraction to Fresno is California State University, Fresno.


Fresno is host to a number of important Courts. The United States Courthouse for the Eastern District of California is located downtown and handles a number of Federal cases like Immigration issues. The Fresno County Court is responsible for many of the cases that arise in Fresno including Criminal cases like assault and DUI as well as Civil cases like personal injury. The Fifth Appellate District of the State of California Court of Appeals handles any criminal appeals. The San Joaquin College of Law is one of the local law schools serving potential Fresno lawyers.

Business Structure in Fresno

Businesses opening in Fresno have various business structures available to them. You will want to know about Sole Proprietorships, Partnerships, Corporations and LLC's to determine how to form the company. Each business structure has its own advantages in Fresno, so finding the right one for your business is something to consider with care. If you should need to dissolve a business, local law must also be followed. Business law lawyers practicing in Fresno can help you.

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