Santa Cruz Business Law

Find the right Business attorney in Santa Cruz, CA

Numerous laws unique to Santa Cruz affect local businesses. A business entity operating within Santa Cruz 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 Santa Cruz concerning how to structure your business.

Business Transactions in Santa Cruz

In contracting with individuals and local companies, knowledge of the local business laws in Santa Cruz is essential. A contract provides reliability for future transactions, and it helps in avoiding business disputes. However, it must be drafted in compliance with Santa Cruz and California law. Under Santa Cruz 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. Another concern is that a party to a contract occasionally fails to live up to its end of the bargain. The disputes that result are often settled in local Santa Cruz courts.

Business Structure in Santa Cruz

If you are opening a business in Santa Cruz, you will want to know about the business structures that are available under local law. You might want to organize as a Sole Proprietorship, a Partnership, a Corporation or an LLC. Each business structure has its own advantages in Santa Cruz, 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 Santa Cruz can help you.

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Life in Santa Cruz

Santa Cruz, California is the largest city in, and county seat of, Santa Cruz County. It has a population of about 60,000 people.

Santa Cruz was the location of a Spanish settlement that was established in 1791. Beginning in the mid-20th century, and continuing to this day, Santa Cruz has long been a center of liberal and progressive social activism. In 1992, Santa Cruz, California became one of the first cities in the United States to legalize medical marijuana. The presence of the University of California, Santa Cruz adds to this culture of activism. It is also the largest employer in Santa Cruz, with about 7,000 workers.

UC Santa Cruz does not have a law school, but many of its graduates go on to attend other California law schools, and become successful Santa Cruz, California lawyers.

If you are a resident of Santa Cruz, and are in need of legal help, you can almost certainly find a Santa Cruz, California attorney who can assist you.

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