Business Lawyer Sacramento

Business Law

The skilled business law attorneys at Real Estate Law Corporation focus on providing personalized, cost-effective and experienced legal services to businesses in the greater Sacramento area and all over California. With a primary focus on providing services to small and mid-sized businesses, we have also represented large corporations with hundreds of employees. Whether you are considering forming a business, require contracts to manage relationships with employees, suppliers and vendors, are facing a breach of contract dispute, our business law attorneys have the experience and knowledge to help. We provide our business clients with personalized service with a commitment to excellence.

Experienced Business Lawyers In California

We understand the myriad of legal challenges that business owners face in running day to day operations. We utilize our extensive resources and legal knowledge to achieve our client’s business goals. Our business lawyers understand that in litigation and transactional matters, a company’s decision making process often requires more than just a careful legal analysis of a particular situation, but also consideration of a company’s business goals.

Meet Our Attorneys

Real Estate Law Firm

Shawn Dhillon, Esq Sacramento Real Estate Attorney
Managing Partner

Shawn Dhillon is an experienced real estate and business law attorney and the Managing Partner of RELC. Shawn specializes in both real estate litigation and real estate transactional matters.

Kiran Dhillon, Esq

Kiran Dhillon specializes in transactional legal matters counseling individual clients, small business owners and large corporations on real estate, estate planning, and business transactions.

Tony-Smernes, Jr Esq
Of Counsel

Tony Smernes is a highly experienced attorney with decades of legal experience in civil litigation, criminal law, real estate law, real estate development and business law.

Senior Attorney

Jonathan Sanders offers full-service representation, with extensive experience both as an advisor and as a litigator in the areas of real estate and business law.

Of Counsel

Frantz Farreau is a real estate attorney,  broker and law school professor. He primarily focuses on real estate landlord/tenant matters, purchases and sales, and title issues.

AV Preeminent Attorney Award
Super Lawyer Badge

Founding partner, Shawn Dhillon, previously served as in-house counsel for a fully-integrated commercial real estate company with $1 billion in assets and over 1,400 commercial tenants, and has also served as in-house counsel for a construction and development company with over 200 employees. Founding partner, Kiran Dhillon, previously worked as in-house legal counsel for a large healthcare system with over $4.5 billion in annual revenue and over 20 hospitals. The firms Of Counsel, Tony Smernes, has several decades of experience advising small, mid-sized, and large companies. Our unique experience allows us to provide our clients with practical counsel about the issues they face while minimizing collateral risks for their business. We understand that each business is unique and there is no one size fits all business solution. We tailor our approach to your unique business needs. Many of our clients come to us for one particular legal issue and then our law firm become their ongoing “first choice” for outside General Counsel Services.

Business Law Services

Our attorneys provide a wide range of legal services to individuals and businesses in the greater Sacramento area and throughout California, including:

  • Business Purchase and Sale
  • Promissory Notes
  • Security Agreements
  • Corporate Formation
  • LLC Formation
  • Limited Partnership Formation
  • General Partnership Formation
  • Joint Ventures
  • Contract Drafting
  • Breach of Contract Disputes
  • Unfair Business Practices
  • Debt Collection
  • Employment Agreements
  • Physician Services Agreements

Experienced Business Attorneys

We specialize in the following areas of law:

The purchase or sale of a business is a major investment and a complex process. An experienced business attorney is essential to protect your legal rights and minimizing your risk of incurring liabilities. At Real Estate Law Corporation we represent business sellers and business buyers in these transactions. Located in Sacramento, California, we are a full-service business law firm serving the greater Sacramento area and all of California.

Choosing and forming a business entity is an important decision for every business owner. C-corporations, S-corporations , limited liability companies, partnerships and sole proprietorships each have their own advantages and disadvantages. A knowledgeable business attorney can help you make decisions that are in your businesses’ best interests.

Our business law attorneys are equipped to handle all aspects of the litigation process including motions, hearings, negotiations, trials, agreements, appeals, and more. We care for our clients and our attorneys will go through all the necessary documentation and evidence to settle any business dispute gracefully and swiftly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Business law encompasses the legal framework that governs commercial activities, transactions, and the operation of businesses. It covers a wide range of areas, including contract law, intellectual property, employment law, taxation, regulatory compliance, and more. Business law is crucial for entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes because it provides a legal foundation that helps ensure fair and ethical business practices, protect intellectual property rights, manage contractual relationships, and comply with local, state, and federal regulations. It provides a roadmap for conducting business in a legally sound and responsible manner, reducing the risk of disputes, legal challenges, and financial penalties. Understanding and adhering to business law is essential for the long-term success and sustainability of any business entity, as it helps maintain a positive reputation, build trust with stakeholders, and create a conducive environment for growth and innovation.

Our business law firm offers a comprehensive range of legal services tailored to the unique needs of our clients across various industries. Our services encompass contract drafting and review, business formation and structuring, mergers and acquisitions, intellectual property protection, employment law compliance, regulatory and licensing matters, tax planning, dispute resolution, and general legal counsel. We understand that each industry has specific legal challenges and requirements, and our team of experienced attorneys is well-versed in addressing these issues effectively. We work closely with clients to provide strategic legal advice and solutions that align with their business goals, whether they are startups, small businesses, or established corporations. Our aim is to support our clients in making informed decisions, mitigating legal risks, and ensuring compliance with relevant laws and regulations, ultimately helping them thrive in their respective industries.

Entrepreneurs embarking on a new business venture should be mindful of several critical legal considerations. Firstly, choosing the right business entity structure, such as a sole proprietorship, partnership, LLC, or corporation, has significant legal and financial implications. Our attorneys can provide guidance on entity selection based on factors like liability protection and tax efficiency. Secondly, drafting clear and comprehensive contracts and agreements is essential to define business relationships, protect intellectual property, and outline responsibilities. Lastly, ensuring compliance with local, state, and federal regulations is crucial to avoid legal pitfalls. Our firm assists entrepreneurs by providing legal expertise in entity formation, contract drafting and review, and regulatory compliance, helping them establish a strong legal foundation for their businesses, mitigate risks, and operate smoothly within the bounds of the law.

Our firm provides invaluable assistance to established businesses in various key areas. In the realm of mergers and acquisitions (M&A), we guide clients through complex transactions, helping them navigate due diligence, negotiations, and regulatory compliance to ensure successful deals. When it comes to intellectual property protection, we assist businesses in safeguarding their trademarks, copyrights, patents, and trade secrets, offering strategies for enforcement and defense. In employment law matters, our attorneys provide guidance on hiring practices, employment contracts, workplace policies, and compliance with labor laws to foster a productive and legally sound work environment. Our goal is to offer comprehensive legal support, enabling established businesses to make informed decisions, protect their assets, and address challenges effectively, ultimately contributing to their sustained growth and success.

Businesses can encounter various legal challenges and risks, including contract disputes, employment issues, intellectual property infringement, regulatory non-compliance, and more. Our attorneys specialize in identifying potential risks and developing proactive strategies to mitigate them. We assist businesses in crafting legally sound contracts, employment agreements, and compliance policies to prevent disputes. In the event of a dispute, our dispute resolution expertise encompasses negotiation, mediation, arbitration, or litigation to pursue the best possible outcome. We also provide guidance on regulatory compliance to avoid costly penalties. By offering tailored legal counsel and risk management strategies, our firm equips businesses to navigate the complex legal landscape, minimize exposure to litigation, and protect their interests while fostering a stable and legally compliant environment for growth.

Proactively addressing changing regulations and legal requirements is essential for businesses to remain compliant and foster growth. Our firm offers ongoing legal support and counsel to assist businesses in this regard. We stay abreast of evolving laws and regulations that affect our clients' industries, providing updates and guidance on compliance measures. We also offer regular legal audits to assess a business's adherence to existing laws and recommend necessary adjustments. Additionally, we offer training and education to help businesses understand and implement best practices for legal compliance. Our goal is to establish a dynamic partnership with our clients, offering continuous legal support to ensure they are well-prepared to navigate regulatory changes, avoid legal pitfalls, and thrive in their respective industries while focusing on their core operations and growth strategies.

Contact Us

Please contact us to schedule a consultation with one of our business attorneys.


(916) 848-0080

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Mon – Fri: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.