WE do BUSINESS LAW.
from incorporation to exit, no matter is too big or too small
we love business and are passionate about helping our clients succeed
Business Contracts & Transactions - We handle contracts and transactions for any type of business at any size and stage (from pre-formation startups to mature companies looking to exit), and represent companies across a variety of industries, including Media & Entertainment, Emerging Technology, Manufacturing, Real Estate, Finance, Fashion, Fitness, and Telecom.
Business Formation & Dissolution - If you are a startup we can help you decide what entity structure is best for you and help you incorporate a structure to allow you to best achieve your goals - LLC, S-Corp, C-Corp, partnership or another type of entity. We believe a good business lawyer is an important asset for all startup companies who all too often fall into the "do-it-yourself legal trap" and end up spending more in legal fees to get themselves out. Having a good business lawyer on board from the start will help your company establish the best legal foundation possible and will save you time and money in the long run.
Startups & Small Businesses - We love working with small businesses and startups and we pride ourselves in working side by side with our clients on flexible terms (see Flexible and Alternative Fee Arrangements below) to determine the best and most practical means to reach their goals.
Securities Offerings, Equity & Debt Financings, Venture Capital, Fund Formation - We are experts in securities law with experience in all different stages of financing, from early seed rounds to venture capital financings and private equity investments. Nothing makes us happier than helping our clients close a big round of financing to get them one step closer to realizing their vision.
Outside General Counsel - We serve many of our clients as outside general counsel and quarterback whatever your business needs, including connecting you with our network of investors, developers, creatives, bankers, consultants, trusted accountants, tax advisors and other business professionals. Whatever it is your company may need, we can help point you in the best direction and connect you with a trusted resource.
Trademark, Copyright & Intellectual Property - Most of our clients have intellectual property that is integral to their business. We are experts in copyright and trademark matters (and work closely with patent attorneys) and are able to ensure that your valuable IP is protected from infringement by third parties.
Mergers & Acquisitions - We handle both large and small mergers, acquisitions and divestments. If you are buying or selling all or part of a business, we can help you navigate the complex legal and tax issues and close transactions efficiently without over-lawyering. Our use of technology and network of experienced attorneys allows us to close complex transactions at a fraction of the cost of large firms and we pass that value directly to our clients.
Real Estate Transactions - No matter what kind of real estate expertise a client may need, or the type of transaction involved, we have the expertise and ability to bring a value-add approach to our clients needs in order to achieve optimal results. From acquisitions and divestments, to leasing, to real estate finance, we are able to handle the full spectrum of real estate transactions for our clients.
FOUNDER & PRESIDENt
Before founding Yadegar Law PC in 2010, Roby started his career at some of the world’s top business law firms. He is an experienced, entrepreneurially-minded business attorney devoted to providing high-level legal work, counsel and advice for entrepreneurs, professionals and companies of all sizes across a wide variety of industries including technology, media, entertainment, finance, real estate, manufacturing, fitness and fashion. Roby prides himself on providing the highest level of service and his built this firm on that guiding principle.
Roby began his legal career after his first year of law school as a summer associate at Skadden, Arps, Slate Meagher & Flom where he immediately worked on several high profile finance and M&A transactions. After Skadden, Roby joined the Corporate Department of Latham & Watkins in Los Angeles where he focused primarily on M&A, private equity transactions, venture capital transactions, equity financings and general corporate representation for domestic and international private and public companies.
After five years at Latham, Roby joined the Media & Entertainment Transactions Group at Katten Muchin Rosenman in Century City where he advised media companies, television networks, tech companies, distribution and production companies, financial institutions and investment funds in a variety of transactions, including the development, production, financing, acquisition and exploitation of intellectual property and entertainment assets in a variety of media, including television, internet, home video and other emerging digital media.
Before starting YLPC he co-founded a consumer-facing tech startup – an experience he says helped him understand business from the other side of the table, and which he credits with making him the practical, entrepreneurially-minded lawyer he is today.
Roby received his JD from NYU, his BA in Politics, Philosophy & Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and attended Harvard-Westlake High School in Los Angeles, where he was born and raised. A native Angeleno, he is passionate about playing his small role in helping to shape the business community in the city he loves.
Chris Barsness ESQ., JD/mba
Chris has over 16 years experience as a business, corporate, and securities attorney and finance and business management consultant. Chris has represented businesses and individuals in a wide variety of transactional matters. He works primarily in business, corporate, and real estate law. Chris has worked as general counsel and chief financial officer for several publicly traded companies which has given him a unique insight into the real world needs of businesses. In addition, he has worked for law firms in the areas of business, contracts, employment, real estate, and securities law. Although he focuses primarily on transactional matters, Mr. Barsness has also successfully litigated cases involving contracts, real estate, and employment issues.
In his spare time, he loves to contribute his time volunteering for numerous organizations, training for his first century (not the best swimmer, so I can't do triathlons), and learning about new businesses and technologies.
a BETTER law firm
big firm expertise at a fraction of the cost
Yadegar Law PC (“YLPC”) was founded by a former BigLaw attorney to deliver excellent value to clients by modernizing the way corporate law is practiced. By utilizing the most up-to-date legal technology and streamlined infrastructure, we are able to provide the highest level legal representation at a fraction of the cost of traditional law firms (after all, we were the same people doing your work at those firms at twice the price!). We are passionate about helping our clients succeed and achieve their goals at whatever stage their businesses might be - from startup to exit and everything in between. We handle everything from simple formation and incorporation (LLCs, S-Corps, C-Corps, partnerships etc), startup matters, partnerships, joint ventures, founder agreements, intellectual property protection and commercial contract negotiation to more complex transactions including debt and equity financings, complex multi-party joint ventures and M&A. Whether you need help starting a business, running a business, raising money or buying or selling a company, we are here to help.
flexible and alternative fee arrangements
We understand that some clients may be interested in fee structures other than traditional hourly billing and we offer a variety of alternatives, including flat fees, deferred fees, value or success based fees and other alternative fee arrangements that may be appropriate for a particular client or transaction. We will work with you to come up with a fee structure that makes business sense and will help you best achieve your business goals.