A good business attorney will provide vital assistance in almost every aspect of your business, from protecting your intellectual property through copyright and trademark advice to formal business incorporation, limiting liabilities. With us on your team, we help you understand your business, prepare the contracts that you need, direct and organize your organization and more. We also register your business with the local, state and federal government, file for your tax identification number, and help you understand the tax consequences of the business transactions in which your business will engage.
As a boutique law firm, we are able to give each and every one of our clients specialized attention and exceptional legal service to help ensure that all their needs and goals are met. We operate on the core values of Responsiveness, Reliability, and Continual Improvement; finding new and advanced ways to improve the client experience and overall efficiency of the relationship.
The Malibu Lawyer is committed to working with business owners and strives to be as flexible as possible to help clients reach their goals. We only bill hourly when agreed and have our client’s best interests at heart.
While our office is located in Malibu, CA, we serve the Greater Los Angeles Country and have clients all over the world. Situated just below Malibu City Hall, The Malibu Lawyer is the solution for clients who don’t want to battle traffic to get into Los Angeles. Our clients come from Calabasas, Agoura Hills, Westlake Village, Thousand Oaks, Brentwood, Santa Monica, Escondido, Oak Park, and more.
Proactive law. Legal shifts from being something you need when something goes wrong (the expensive way) to something that you use to help things start on the right path. With our subscription-based law services, you have the ability to easily reach out to an attorney to get answers before a small problem grows into a big problem.
Your Attorney Knows Gets to Know You Better. Traditional legal services often focused on the single transaction: the contract, the business formation or whatever. But clients often did not have a long-term relationship with attorneys who understood their business. A subscription-based law firm changes that, so that your attorney stays in touch as you grow. You don't have to worry about calling The Malibu Lawyer for a 5, 10, or 15 minute call because you won't be "nickel and dimed" for it. Imagine that, a lawyer who actually cares about his clients!
Cost Predictability. Law firms have a bad reputation for confusing costs. This harms small businesses who don’t understand their overall legal spend and get surprise bills exceeding the planned budget. Since our subscription-based law firm operates on a monthly fixed fee, business owners get better price predictability allowing them to adequately budget for their future success.
There are many free resources to help you flesh out an idea to see if it’s worth pursuing, such as SCORE. We provide corporate strategy, business plan creation, and our proprietary Business Idea Gauntlet where we parse out the viability of your ideas and even help get you ‘shark tank ready.’
Ian is highly active in the Malibu Chamber of Commerce, so if you are involved with the Chamber, you may have seen him around or seen his face or name. Heck, you may remember him from Malibu High School! For Ian, Malibu is more than just a place to live and work – it is the community he loves and grew up in.
This is my favorite question! At The Malibu Lawyer, we work with many other lawyers and experts in various fields such as accounting, marketing, branding, and web design. Let us know if you have a specific need and we can refer you to several of our tried and trusted contacts!