Practice Profile

KLC focuses on the success of its clients in their formation, financing, operation and growth. The firm counsels clients on transactional matters and represents them in commercial litigation.

Corporate and Business Counsel

KLC provides professional counsel that supports successful businesses of all sizes and specialties, from small closely-held companies to large multi-division corporations.

Formation and Startup

The firm works with entrepreneurs from the early stages of the startup planning and provides counsel on the structuring of an appropriate legal entity and the drafting and filing of the various corporate documents with governmental authorities and agreements among stakeholders in the business.

Corporate Governance

The firm guides businesses through the confusing rules, processes and laws that govern how its business is operated, regulated and controlled. KLC helps its clients develop procedures that are designed to adhere to accepted best practices, as well as to formal laws. The firm offers ongoing legal advice and counsel in numerous specific areas, including corporate minutes, directors meetings, shareholder meetings, share issuance, disclosure issues and fiduciary responsibility of officers and directors.

General Business Counsel

KLC provides general business representation for its corporate clients including the negotiation and drafting of client agreements, click-through agreements, employment and consulting agreements, confidentiality and nondisclosure agreements, outsourcing and licensing agreements, as well as loans and promissory notes, commercial real estate leases, sales and purchase contracts, and other business contracts and filings.

Securities Counsel

The firm provides counsel necessary for compliance with federal securities regulations and state “blue-sky” laws in financings and business transactions, including private placements, venture capital and general securities compliance issues.

Mergers & Acquisitions

KLC represents clients in buying and selling companies. The firm provides guidance on all aspects of the transaction from structuring the deal so as to meet the client’s objectives, to negotiating the terms and drafting the deal documents, and closing the transaction.

Startups and Early-Stage Companies

KLC serves as counsel to founders and startup companies in connection with the unique legal challenges faced in the early stages of a company’s development, including:

  • Entity Formation
  • Founders’ Documents and Stock Purchase Agreements
  • Buy-Sell Agreements
  • Assignment and Transfer of Intellectual Property
  • Stock Options
  • Technology Development Outsourcing
  • Seed Financings (Debt and Equity)
  • Venture Capital Financings
  • Website Click-Through Agreements
  • Licensing
  • Employment Agreements
  • Consulting Agreements
  • Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreements


The firm is experienced in wide range of civil business and commercial disputes, including contracts and other business disputes, shareholder and employment claims, and business disparagement and tortious interference complaints. KLC focuses on the business objectives of its clients and handles litigation and dispute resolution in a variety of forums including:

  • Pre-Claim Negotiation and Lawsuit Avoidance
  • Civil Litigation and Trial
  • Appeal
  • Arbitration
  • Mediation
  • Industry-Specific Dispute Resolution

KLC is a business law firm that provides corporate and transactional solutions to startup and growth companies, entrepreneurs and executives that are designed to minimize risk and maximize return.


T: 415.839.8100
F: 415.839.8189

465 California Street
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104