General Business Lawyer

Our general business lawyers at Nakase|Wade are committed to putting their clients first every single time. From the moment you walk through the doors, you will experience our award-winning service and our commitment to helping you achieve success. Our highly-skilled attorneys bring unique knowledge and creative solutions to our team. We are ready to help you solve whatever general business law topics you experience so you can get back to running a successful business.

Business Law

The huge range of experience that our attorneys have means that we can help you solve any legal problem you may face in your business. You will receive dedicated service from a business attorney, or for complex issues, a team of expert lawyers.

We can advise you or your managers on many general business problems, including:

  • Drafting and reviewing contracts of all kinds
  • Fundraising
  • Merger and acquisitions
  • Succession plans
  • Long-term income tax plans
  • Sports law
  • Corporate law
  • Non-profit law
  • E-commerce law

Corporate Law

Our San Diego corporate attorneys are experienced in securities practice, commercial, and corporate activities. They take the time to understand your business and offer considered counsel on matters, including:

  • Contract law
  • Financing and lending
  • Environmental law
  • Corporate taxation
  • Franchising
  • Real estate
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Cooperatives
  • Partnerships
  • LLC
  • Limited partnerships
  • Personal businesses
  • Small businesses

We can assist with all aspects of your business, no matter the size.

Environmental Law

When environmental issues arise, they can be devastating to a business’s finances and reputation. It is vital to seek prompt legal advice to minimize the damage and ensure your company is represented by expert lawyers. We can assist you with ensuring your plans to expand do not damage wildlife or natural resources. We can also help to ensure public health issues are avoided or managed well if they occur.

Estate Planning and Probate

Our attorneys can advise on succession planning and will and trust planning for family businesses. Ensure your business is in the right hands and that your charitable and philanthropic causes are still supported. We will assist you with individual and business assets and debts and can advise trustees, executors, and administrators throughout the process.

Franchise Law

We can assist both franchisors and franchisees with their business needs.


We can assist you with your plans to expand your business. Our franchise law attorneys can help draft and implement franchise agreements and FDDs, and create franchise operations manuals to protect your brand. We can counsel through the process to ensure everything goes smoothly, and we deal with issues promptly and effectively.


If you are an individual considering buying a franchise, we can assist you through the process and ensure your rights are protected. Our attorneys can offer general counsel if you prefer not to retain a lawyer or targeted legal representation if an issue arises. We can review franchise agreements and FDDs to ensure you are getting a fair deal.

Government Relations

Nakase|Wade attorneys are well-known in the California legal community. We regularly advocate and influence California legislation, grants, tax policies, regulations, and funding to ensure our clients’ interests are protected. We build relationships with the government agencies so we can lobby effectively on your behalf. Our attorneys are known for their integrity, passion, and legal knowledge

Labor and Employment Law

Employment issues can cause more problems than employers expect. Even unfounded claims can drag you through time-consuming legal processes, damage your reputation, and cost a lot of money. Our attorneys work proactively to reduce the number of issues with employees and create a positive culture in your workplace. We do that by reviewing and amending employment contracts, company policies, employee handbooks, and benefits. We can also assist with forming a claim investigation and discipline structure and mediate any issues that arise to avoid legal action. If a claim is made with a government agency or a lawsuit, then we will represent you wisely and aggressively.

Real Estate

Real Estate law is a vital part of the business services we offer. Our attorneys can provide counsel for all businesses to ensure your business interests are protected in real estate transactions. Whether it is as simple as reviewing office rental agreements, or counseling on financing and purchasing real estate, our attorneys will ensure you get a favorable deal.

We also provide legal services to businesses who buy and sell real estate as part of their business or assets. Our attorneys can counsel your business on real estate development, zoning, taxation, and commercial real estate transactions.