Business Attorney

A Business Attorney For Your Needs

We strategically advise our clients on all phases of a business’ cycle, from formation to succession. Our clients may choose to retain us to serve as if we are their in-house general counsel, providing inclusive, ongoing planning and advice. This relationship allows us to develop an in-depth understanding of our clients’ business, culture, and legal needs. It also lets us become an integral part of our clients’ management team.

Our Business Advisory Services

Our San Diego business attorneys represent a diverse clientele of companies, tax-exempt and nonprofit organizations, professional service providers, family businesses, entrepreneurs and individuals.

  • Entity Formation & Planning

    Hoffman & Forde is engaged in all aspects of our clients’ business formation and development, from initial idea through liquidity. We provide business and legal guidance to clients through all stages of development, from initial incorporation, to seed and angel investments, venture capital debt and equity financing, strategic investments, and more.

  • Contracts

    We have extensive experience in drafting tailored contracts to meet our clients’ needs, including terms and conditions, distribution agreements, customer contracts and non-disclosure agreements, breach of contracts, and more. Our firm's legal experts have the necessary skills and knowledge to negotiate and resolve your contractual matters effectively and efficiently.

  • Corporate Governance

    Our attorneys advise client management on compliance with various corporate, fiduciary and regulatory matters. We help clients develop and implement corporate governance policies and procedures, including employment policies, to foster best practices and to help meet clients’ obligations under applicable law. Our lawyers serve corporate clients in various corporate governance issues.

  • Consulting

    Hoffman & Forde promotes a positive work environment. We counsel employers on regulatory, legal, and human resources issues to ensure compliance with employment laws. We also help our clients establish policies, procedures, and guidelines essential to their businesses. Contact us with questions about your employment practices and/or current regulations.

Why Our Business Attorneys

Hoffman & Forde knows that running a business is difficult and ever-changing. In addition to the responsibility of handling day-to-day operations, business owners face an ever-increasing number of legal requirements and duties. Critical thinking, sound advice and planning can eliminate many of the legal hurdles business owners encounter. From launching a business and contract development to risk assessment, our San Diego business attorneys provide superior legal counsel so our clients' businesses operate like well-oiled machines.

Our Specialties


If you are an employee who has been put at a disadvantage, contact our employment attorneys.

Our Boutique Lawyers

Our highly-credentialed attorneys deliver superior quality services. Every client receives the best legal representation possible regardless of complexity.

Our Paralegals

Our dedicated paralegals are the behind-the-scenes experts who ensure our firm runs smoothly. They play a critical role in our client-focused approach, enabling our attorneys to deliver the highest quality service with precision and care.


Our Business Law Firm Philosophy

We serve our clients’ individual needs while providing creative, practical, and affordable solutions. Our firm’s continued success results from our dedication, diligence, and honest communication with our clients.

Schedule Your Consultation

For inquiries regarding specific legal matters, contact us today to schedule an initial consultation with one of our intake specialists.

Service Areas

From San Diego to Los Angeles, Hoffman & Forde provides individuals and businesses with first-class legal services.