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The Business Owner’s Law Firm

Privately-held businesses of all sizes throughout Southern California have a common need – expert legal counsel from highly qualified attorneys at a reasonable cost. Zeppos Rautiola LLP focuses on serving the diverse needs of these clients with highly personalized service.

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Zeppos Rautiola News

August 22, 2017 |

Recent engagement – $11.7 million land acquisition and construction project

Deal summary: Zeppos Rautiola’s ability to provide sound business advice and legal counsel is important in properly structuring transactions and developing effective tax minimization strategies.  This project in the Inland Empire involved a car dealership, where our client acquired the land and built the dealership.  They needed legal assistance not only in the land purchase but also with real estate financing and establishing a new business entity. How ZR helped: Our attorneys negotiated the purchase and sale, construction contract, title review, legal entity structuring for the new real estate acquisition company, and real estate...

April 17, 2017 |

Recent engagement – $10+ million business acquisition

Deal summary: Zeppos Rautiola’s ability to work with investors can be critical in helping middle-market business owners to cash out of their businesses. In this recent matter, we helped the owners to not only successfully sell their business but also to settle existing real estate financing. How ZR helped: Our client was a long-time owner of a commercial dealership, which also had liability for a real estate lease. ZR brought in a business broker and through an angel fund arranged a very attractive stock purchase. ZR also was able to obtain new real estate financing, which allowed the seller to fully divest of the enterprise. The acquisition was mostly cash, allowing our client to...

March 27, 2017 |

Cecily Ginger joins Zeppos Rautiola as Associate

Cecily M. Ginger, J.D. has joined the firm as an Associate practicing in the areas of Estate Planning, Business & Corporate Transactions. Cecily Ginger began her legal career working for a reputable business law and estate planning firm where she gained valuable experience in a range of matters. She has strategized with business owners on business entity formation to maximize asset protection, and to secure favorable tax treatment of the entity. Cecily has experience drafting corporate formation documents including operating agreements, bylaws, corporate meeting minutes, and corporate resolutions.  She also counsels business owners on estate planning and asset protection strategies that dovetail with owners’ business entities and plans.  Cecily also has extensive experience drafting...

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