Quinton J. Miller
ATTORNEY AT LAW
Every business needs two key professionals on their team: an attorney and an accountant. Unfortunately, this is a lesson many small businesses learn the hard way. We help small businesses avoid large problems by meeting their transactional, litigation, liability protection needs. Please click a topic below to learn more.
• Business Formation
One of the primary benefits of incorporating your business is liability protection. Claims and litigation arising within the corporation are limited to corporate assets, leaving personal assets untouched. Formalizing the business structure is also useful to determine ownership rights and plan for the death of an owner or partner.
Our office can help you choose the business structure most appropriate for your needs, and help avoid mistakes that could compromise your future. In addition, we assist clients with transition planning, drafting partnership agreements, creating limited liability companies, family limited partnerships, buy/sell agreements, the purchase or sale of businesses, real estate contracts, and other transactional matters.
• Contract Drafting and Review
A well drafted contract clearly establishes each party’s rights and obligations, leaving nothing unspecified or open to misinterpretation. Committing a verbal agreement to writing will avoid later disputes over terms or whether a contract even existed. Our office can review and draft contracts based on standard principles but tailored to your exact situation. At minimum we help you understand the implications of what you are signing.
When a business relationship sours or a contract is breached, litigation may be necessary to protect the rights of the damaged party. Litigation is expensive and time consuming, but often unavoidable. Our firm will act aggressively to protect your rights while keeping costs under control.
• Landlord/Tenant Disputes
Unlawful detainer is the legal proceeding whereby a landlord evicts a tenant who falls behind on rent, violates the terms of the lease, or simply refuses to leave. Our office has represented both landlords and tenants, and uses that experience to resolve disputes efficiently.
• Short Sale and Foreclosure Counseling
Many homeowners who purchased or financed their homes over the past decade now owe more than the house is worth. Selling an “underwater” property is impossible, and often the payments are unsustainable. Many homeowners choose to default on their loan rather than continue to fund a worthless mortgage. Whether the default is strategic or out of necessity, it is vital to understand the tax and deficiency implications.
We help our clients understand the options available to them, and the tax and legal ramifications of each choice.
• Quiet Title Actions
A quiet title action seeks to establish a person’s title to real property and thus “quiet” competing challenges or claims. Our office can conduct a quiet title action or defend you in an action that has been brought against you.
• Partition Actions
A partition action is appropriate when multiple parties share an undivided interest in property and one party wants out. The court partitions the property so that the individual parties can obtain their interest. Typically the partition will occur via sale; where applicable the judge can also divide the property in equal parts.
• Assumption Agreements
In an assumption agreement one party agrees to take over someone else’s contractual rights and responsibilities, typically involving a lease or mortgage. Our office can facilitate the agreement, ensuring that both parties are protected.
• CC&Rs (Covenants, Conditions, & Restrictions)
Covenants, conditions, and restrictions (“CC&R’s”) govern how you can use the land that you own. They are effectively a private form of zoning. The purpose of CC&R’s are to keep neighborhoods safe, appropriate, and visually appealing.
Our office has experience in both drafting CC&R’s and in interpreting them. We can help you understand the terms of your CC&R’s—whether before purchasing a property, or when facing a potential conflict.
9401 E. Stockton Blvd., Ste 210
Elk Grove, CA 95624