Practice Areas

Corporate Formation and Structuring

The Credere Law, located in San Mateo, California, specialize in forming and structuring business entities, ranging from closely held corporations and limited liability companies to emerging growth companies destined for an IPO. Our business attorneys have one overriding objective: to understand our client’s business goals and then help to achieve them as effectively and efficiently as possible. Our expertise includes:

  • Advising on choice of entity, ownership and management structure
  • Preparation of formation and organizational documents, and shareholder and operating agreements
  • Optimizing entity structure in consultation with accounting and tax professionals
  • Advising on compensation arrangements — including stock options, performance-based bonus plans and other incentives — for principals, management and key employees


Non-profits (501c3)

Our team advises clients on the full life-cycle of a tax-exempt, 501c3 nonprofit organization –from formation, to obtaining and maintaining tax-exempt status, to operational, governance and compliance matters, to corporate transactions and restructurings, and through dissolution, including:

  • Nonprofit formation, charitable registration, application for federal and state tax-exemption

  • Board duties and governance, including design of governance structures and board trainings

  • Conflict of interest management and counsel, including on potential self-dealing issues

  • 501(c)(3) compliance, including operational test and consistent activities issues

  • Private foundation rules, including related to distributions, international activities, set-asides

  • Supporting organization issues

  • Mergers and acquisitions

  • Subsidiaries and joint ventures with commercial partners

  • Charitable solicitation, commercial co-ventures, and crowdfunding and other online fundraising issues

  • Dissolution and transfer of programs and remaining assets

    Other Specialties


    estate planning

    Other Legal Matters


    Breach of Contract

    real estate

    family law

    San Mateo Office

    Phone: (650) 308-8624

    1900 S. Norfolk Street, Suite 350
    San Mateo, CA 94403

    San Francisco Office

    Phone: (415) 562-4696

    201 Spear Street, Suite 1100,
    San Francisco, CA 94105