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Law Office of Robert Baskin

The Ventura Business Law Firm of Attorney Robert Baskin has been providing comprehensive legal representation in business law matters to clients in Ventura and the surrounding communities since 1975.

Whether you are in need of an intelligent review of a complex business contract, need a knowledgeable business lawyer to help you either form or dissolve a business entity, or are embroiled in a complex business litigation matter, the Law Office of Robert M. Baskin is proud to provide experienced legal representation.

Our business lawyers offer the highest quality legal representation in a wide variety of business related issues, from startup to dissolution. With more than 40 years’ experience in the field, we understand all facets of business law and know how best to protect your interests.

Contact Ventura Business Attorneys from the Law Office of Lawyer Robert Baskin at (805) 658-1000 to schedule a free initial consultation with one of the region’s premiere law firms. Our lawyers are dedicated to helping clients resolve their business disputes as quickly and cost-effectively as possible, and we strive to ensure that all business transactions are smoothly executed.  

Business Attorneys in Ventura – Areas of Representation

A comprehensive Business Law Firm located in Ventura and representing clients throughout Ventura County and all surrounding areas, the Law Office of Robert M. Baskin is proud to serve the interests of our business clients through effective legal counsel, experienced negotiating, and aggressive courtroom representation.

Our highly knowledgeable attorneys have earned a reputation for excellence within the local legal community, and offer skilled legal assistance in all of the following Business Law matters:

Business Contracts - Ventura Business Lawyers from the Law Office of Robert M. Baskin strive to protect the interests of our clients, and work diligently to ensure that they are fully educated with respect to all contractual duties and rights prior to entering into any business contract. Ventura Business Attorney Robert M. Baskin

Knowledgeable Advice Regarding Achieving the most Favorable Contract Terms

Simple & Complex Contract Negotiations

Experienced Contract Review

Drafting all Business Contracts

At the Law Office of Robert Baskin, our experienced attorneys understand that the best time to prevent future contract litigation is during the period of contract negotiations, review, and the drafting of business contracts. It is during this critical time that the parties have the opportunity to clearly set forth all of their expectations regarding rights, obligations, and responsibilities in unambiguous terms. Failure of the parties to gain an in-depth understanding of the terms to which each is agreeing to be legally bound by can result in costly litigation.

Ventura Business Law Lawyers with the Law Office of Robert M. Baskin focus on all of the important details that can mean the difference between forging a long-term, successful business relationship with clients and vendors and becoming entangled in litigation that will destroy a working relationship. Our extensive experience assisting clients with their business contracts allows us to anticipate potential issues of litigation before they arise, and take proactive measures during the contract negotiation and drafting phase. By employing these sound legal strategies, we help our clients strengthen and grow their businesses successfully.

Business Dissolutions – When circumstances require that you dissolve your business entity, either voluntarily or involuntarily, it is imperative that you retain an experienced Business Attorney. A skilled lawyer will understand the steps that must be taken to make sure that the process of dissolving your business goes as smoothly as possible by helping you create a successful exit strategy.

Ventura Business Attorneys at the Law Office of Robert Baskin are proud to provide the following legal assistance in business dissolution matters:

Breach of Fiduciary Duties leading to Business Dissolution

Contested Business Dissolution

Involuntary Business Dissolution due to Civil Litigation or Insolvency

Knowledgeable Review of all Business Formation Documents, including Operating Agreements & By-Laws

Valuation of Business Assets

Voluntary Business Dissolution

A comprehensive exit strategy will provide protection against future financial liability, protect the business owners, and shield the business owners from potential litigation to the greatest extent possible. Call (805) 658-1000 today to make an appointment for a confidential, in-office consultation.

Business Formation – Choosing the proper business entity is perhaps the most critical aspect of business formation. Ventura Business Lawyers at the Law Office of Robert M. Baskin have vast experience with the Business Formation process, and can help you determine the business structure that is best suited for your needs. This advice will be based not only on the type of business that you are starting, but also the goals that you have with respect to your business.

Our skilled business lawyers can help you form any of the following types of business entities, including:



General Partnerships

Limited Liability Companies

Limited Liability Partnerships

Non-Profit Entities

Sole Proprietorships

One of our knowledgeable Business attorneys will meet with you to review your business plan, thoroughly explain the numerous Business Entities including the advantages and disadvantages associated with each so that you can make an intelligent, informed decision.

After you have decided the most appropriate business entity, Ventura Business Lawyers at the Law Office of Robert Baskin can provide a wide range of services associated with business formation such as drafting partnership agreements and Articles of Incorporation. We can also assist you with the task of filing all requisite business documents with the Secretary of State’s office.

Contact Ventura Business Attorneys today at (805) 658-1000 to schedule a free consultation and obtain answers to all of your business formation questions.

Business Litigation – Minor business disputes can rapidly escalate into acrimonious, costly business litigation without the assistance of effective legal counsel. Ventura Business Law Lawyers at the Law Office of Robert M. Baskin have been successfully helping business clients resolve disputes for more than 40 years.

Skilled negotiators and dispute resolution lawyers, we work diligently with our business clients to help them peacefully resolve any disagreements which may arise. However, when negotiation or settlement is not an option, our attorneys possess the experience to litigate most business conflicts resulting from:


Breach of Contract Cases

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

Business Dissolution

Business Related Landlord Tenant Matters

Business Reorganization

Claim & Delivery


Creditor Disputes

Disputes between Business Partners

Employment Disputes

Franchise Disputes


Fraudulent or Wrongful Taking of Corporate Assets

Injunctive Relief

Interference with Prospective Economic Advantage

Misappropriation of Trade Secrets

Shareholder Disputes

Unfair Competition

The Law Office of Robert Baskin provides result-oriented, zealous legal representation to all of our Business Law clients in Ventura and all surrounding areas. If your business is embroiled in any type of dispute, our lawyers have the experience and knowledge required to quickly identify the pertinent legal issues and minimize potential liability as much as is legally possible. We strive to present our clients with practical solutions to resolve conflict rapidly to help our clients save both time and money.  

Contact a Knowledgeable Business Law Firm in Ventura

Whether you have a business law dispute, need help forming or dissolving a business, or need an experienced business attorney to review or draft a business contract, the Ventura Law Office of Robert M. Baskin  is a comprehensive law firm that has been providing the highest quality legal representation to business owners throughout the Ventura region for more than 40 years.

Our knowledgeable Ventura Business Attorneys have the experience necessary to help you resolve your business law matter efficiently and cost-effectively. Business Lawyers at the Ventura Law Office of Robert M. Baskin can help you achieve results!

Contact us today at (805) 658-1000 to schedule your complimentary in-office consultation.


What is a Breach of Contract?

A contract is a legally binding agreement in which one or more parties have made an offer that was accepted by the other party. When any of the parties fail to fulfill the obligations or duties of the contract, a breach of contract has occurred. Often, this involves the failure of one party to pay for or deliver the agreed upon goods or services. When someone has broken the terms of the contract, it is possible to sue them for damages.

A business lawyer can pursue or defend the breach of contract lawsuit. To successfully sue in a breach of contract case, it is first necessary to establish the existence of a contract. A contract is not enforceable unless it is signed by all parties without the inclusion of duress. It may also be necessary to prove the terms of the contract were not fulfilled. For these reasons, having well-written terms with clear context is important to protect the rights and assets of all signers.

What are Business Transactions?

A business transaction involves the way a company plans, negotiates, and drafts legal documents that involve operating the business, purchasing or selling supplies, goods, or services. Business transactions help to form the foundation of all companies from local, family-owned businesses to large corporations.

A business attorney can help with every step of the transactional process to ensure the process is smooth and legally sound. A business transaction attorney will oversee all aspects of documentation while advocating for positive terms on the client’s behalf. A business transaction can include business formation, purchase or sale agreements, construction agreements, real estate lease agreements, mergers and acquisitions, licensing and trademark agreements, equipment leases, and many other business contracts.

How Can a Company Force Another Company’s Actions?

When a business would like to stop another company from pursuing something, injunctive relief is necessary. This means the business takes the other to court and is successful through settlement or verdict after a lawsuit and/or civil trial. The injunction stops a defendant from continuing on with the specified activity. A business attorney can help pursue preliminary injunction, permanent injunction, or a temporary restraining order to address legal wrongdoing.

There are many situations in which injunctive relief may be involved. For example, if a business owner recognizes products being made by a competitor that infringe upon the other’s trademark, the business may pursue injunctive relief to stop the other company from producing the specific product. Injunctive relief may also be a factor in bankruptcy, breach of contract, theft of clients, and minority shareholder actions.

How Can a Business Dispute Affect an Organization?

Business disputes should be addressed effectively in the quickest manner possible to prevent any escalation from negatively impacting the company. Whether the issue involves a partnership dispute, a conflict with an employee, or a lawsuit from a vendor, the business could face many consequences if the matter is not handled appropriately. A business litigation attorney can help a company deal with the full spectrum of business conflicts.

When business disputes are not well-managed, the conflict can affect the company’s bottom line by hurting sales and revenue, decreasing employee productivity, impacting employee turnover, forcing complex organizational leadership changes, harming the company’s reputation, increasing the possibility of violence in the workplace, or lowering employee morale. In addition, the company may be the subject of a lawsuit and engaged in litigation through a costly or lengthy court trial.

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