Business Transactions

The cornerstones of any successful business are its assets, relationships, transactions and financial strength. Securing and leveraging each requires careful business planning and strategic deal structuring.
Since the firm’s inception 125 years ago, Best Best & Krieger LLP has advised on and handled business transactions for nonprofits, entrepreneurs, privately owned and closely held businesses, and large companies with national and international operations. Our clients are from a wide variety of industries, including biomedical, aerospace, manufacturing, retail, technology and telecommunications, medical and other professional services, construction, automotive, agribusiness, real estate, and many others. We offer counsel throughout our clients’ business lifecycle, from pre-formation considerations through all growth stages, including succession planning and sale.
BB&K attorneys are available and responsive when clients need us, and we pride ourselves on offering personal service and outstanding attention to detail at affordable rates. Drawing on the experience of practitioners throughout the firm, we ensure that specific legal, regulatory, subject matter and industry knowledge inform our clients’ business deals.
Comprehensive Guidance & Service
Routinely negotiating deals opposite some of world’s largest law firms, BB&K lawyers prepare, structure, close and enforce transactions integral to our clients’ business success. These include:

  • Business operations, maintenance and management agreements
  • Construction contracts
  • E-commerce agreements
  • Employment, consultant and outsourcing agreements, as well as nondisclosure and noncompetition agreements and union contracts
  • Executive compensation arrangements
  • Equipment leases
  • Financing arrangements, including all types of acquisition finance, equity and debt finance and project finance, and all lender/borrower agreements
  • Government contracts
  • Insurance coverage and indemnification agreements
  • Intellectual property licensing and R&D sharing/collaboration agreements
  • Franchise agreements
  • Joint ventures and strategic alliances
  • Mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • Real estate acquisition, development-related leasing and sales agreements, easements and rights of way
  • Shareholder and partnership agreements
  • Restructurings and reorganizations
  • Vendor, supplier and distribution contracts
  • Technology transactions

We also assist in due diligence investigations, development of standard terms and conditions for the sale of goods and services, and valuation of asset and businesses for acquisitions, sales and workouts.
Further, our attorneys provide strategic guidance regarding corporate governance concerns, tax, risk management, corporate securities issues, reporting requirements and regulatory compliance, environmental, antitrust and other regulatory restrictions, and many other issues that may impact a transaction. When disputes arise, our business litigators represent clients in courts at all levels, as well as in arbitrations, mediations and settlement negotiations.

Areas of Focus: Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business Transactions | Mergers & Acquisitions
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Intellectual Property | Mergers & Acquisitions | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Environmental Litigation | Public Agency Litigation
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Litigation | Business Transactions | Intellectual Property | Labor & Employment | Labor & Employment Litigation
Areas of Focus: Economic Development, Real Estate & Affordable Housing | Finance & Banking | Real Estate
Areas of Focus: Business | Environmental Law & Natural Resources | Intellectual Property | Real Estate | Renewable Energy | Special Districts
Areas of Focus: Business | Business Transactions | Finance & Banking | Mergers & Acquisitions
Press Releases Nov 19, 2020

Partner George Reyes a San Diego Leaders in Law Finalist

San Diego Business Journal Recognizes Leading M&A Attorney

Press Releases Sep 23, 2020

BB&K Partner Nancy Park is a Woman Worth Watching

Profiles in Diversity Journal Named the Business Practice Leader to its Annual List

Authored Articles & Publications May 14, 2020

Best in Law: Contracts During the COVID-19 Pandemic

BB&K Attorney Todd Gee Shares Key Actions During a Pandemic in the Southern California Newspaper Group

Press Releases Apr 01, 2020

Walsh Law Firm Joins With Best Best & Krieger

Combination Enhances Trusts & Estates and Business Legal Teams

Authored Articles & Publications Sep 16, 2019

Best in Law: Loan Guarantees

Todd Gee Gives the Good and Bad News on Loan Guarantees in California

Authored Articles & Publications Aug 19, 2019

Best in Law: Preprinted Contracts

Pros and Cons of Out-of-the-Box Contracts Weighed by Nancy Park in So. Cal. Newspaper Group

BB&K In the News Jul 02, 2019

Meet BB&K Sacramento Office Managing Partner Nancy Park

The Real Estate Attorney is the Subject of a Sacramento Business Journal Column

Authored Articles & Publications Jun 25, 2019

Best in Law: Understanding Contractual Limitations on Liability

Partner Glen Price Writes About Liability Limitations for the Southern California Newspaper Group

Authored Articles & Publications Oct 24, 2018

Lessons From History: Protecting Artists and Art Owners from Losing Their Art

BB&K Attorneys Cathy Ta and Alexander Brand Write in Riverside Lawyer Magazine

Press Releases Sep 06, 2018

Partner George Reyes Named a San Diego Influential Leader

Annual List Recognizes Top Professionals in San Diego County

BB&K In the News Jun 01, 2018

Brent Collinson Admitted to U.S. Supreme Court Bar

Attorney Recently Merged Firm with BB&K, Sierra Sun Reports

Client Successes May 08, 2018

BB&K Team Handles Plastic Company Sale

Riverside-based AMA Now Owned by Westfall Technik

Press Releases Jan 02, 2018

Five Attorneys Named to Partnership

BB&K Announces Promotions

Press Releases Nov 03, 2017

Partner George Reyes Named a 2017 Advisor of the Year

Recognized for Work on Partnership & Acquisition Deal, Along with Finalist Patrick Monroe

Client Successes Aug 04, 2017

BB&K Advises on Partnership and Acquisition Deal for Safe Company

Videos Jun 07, 2017

Margaret "Peggy" Hosking Video Bio


Authored Articles & Publications May 15, 2017

Best in Law: How to Better Ensure Company Information is Secure

The Weakest Link in Security May be a Vendor, Partner Glen Price Warns in the Press-Enterprise

Authored Articles & Publications May 16, 2016

Best in Law: Know 'What-Ifs' of Every Transaction

In Business and Legal Matters, It's Critical to Consider The "What Ifs" of Every Transaction, BB&K Partner Brian Reider Writes in the Press-Enterprise

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