Practice Areas

We help businesses navigate various areas of employment law, serve as outside general counsel and prepare or negotiate contracts. We also support law firms who need additional resources or local Orange County counsel.

Employment Law

In California, anyone who provides jobs is threatened by predatory plaintiff’s lawyers and employment litigation. The first step in protecting your business against employment-based legal claims is to have sound policies and procedures in place. We can create or review employee agreements, handbooks and other materials to minimize risk.

In the event you are sued, we will serve as your legal support and defend against a wide range of employment-based legal claims.

 We also represent businesses, executives and senior employees in negotiating severance agreements.

Contract Negotiation & Preparation

Entering into a contract without legal review can put your business and personal finances at risk. Whether it’s a partnership, vendor agreement, employee contract or other legal document, we will point out any red flags and make sure your best interests are protected. We can also prepare contracts that cover wide-ranging needs.

Lay the foundation for a successful business from the start. We will help determine the best structure for your business (S-Corp, C-Corp, LLC, etc.) and how to protect yourself.


Outside General Counsel

Many businesses find themselves big enough to require regular legal support, yet not big enough to warrant hiring internal counsel. Let us be your “outside general counsel,” where we can serve as a sounding board and provide advice on a host of legal issues surrounding your business.


Business Litigation

HLS and our close legal network have years of combined big-firm experience in a wide range of business litigation. Whether you are dealing with a straightforward breach of contract or a complex multi-party dispute, we will develop an efficient and effective strategy to protect your interests. HLS is always sensitive to your long-term business goals, never looking for a “quick win” at the expense of future needs. 


Local Counsel & Litigation Support

In addition to helping clients directly, we lend support to other law firms when extra resources or expertise is needed. We can provide experienced assistance with everything from trial support to legal research, with years of courtroom and deposition experience. We are also perfectly situated to help larger firms when they need local counsel in Orange County, or run into conflict problems in multi-party litigation. Whatever support is needed, you’ll get big firm experience at small firm prices.

Let’s Work Together

Please reach out to discuss whether HLS is the right fit for you. The consultation call is always free.