Nearly A Century Of Combined Experience Efficient and Effective Strategies to Resolve Transactional Matters and Legal Disputes

Stockton Business Formation Attorneys

Businesses throughout the Central Valley and Northern California turn to our firm not simply for our attorneys' substantial litigation experience. They also depend on our advice and counsel to help them establish a foundation for success and start their businesses in a way that minimizes the risk of legal uncertainty down the road.

It is precisely because of our considerable litigation experience that we recognize the benefits to helping new businesses start on the right legal footing. We know that it is far better to anticipate and prevent legal issues from ever arising than it is to have to respond to them in a moment of crisis. This belief informs the comprehensive legal counsel we provide to new business owners throughout the region.

Whether you require a discrete set of legal services or more comprehensive counsel as you embark on planning for your new business, our firm offers the assistance you need to begin your new business venture with confidence.

Services our firm provides to new business owners include:

  • Formation matters, including entity selection and drafting and filing of organization documents
  • Preparing shareholder and buy-sell agreements
  • Handling employment matters, including development of employee handbooks and other human resources materials
  • Negotiating and executing employment contracts

Our counsel does not end once a business opens its doors for the first time. We provide experienced guidance at every juncture in the business cycle, including the negotiation of routine business contracts, addressing personnel matters as they arise and responding to legal disputes through aggressive negotiation, mediation and litigation strategies.

Give Your New Business The Benefit Of A Well-Planned Start. Contact Our Firm Now.

For a consultation with an experienced business lawyer, contact Malm Fagundes LLP. Email our Stockton offices or call 209-870-7900.


  • We have been clients of Scott Malm for almost thirty years, handling a multitude of personal and business matters. During that time we have experienced the utmost in legal professionalism and sound advice. No matter what area of law the matter pertains to, we have been treated with honesty, integrity, timeliness and are 100% satisfied. Further, because of our long-term association, we would recommend Scott and this law firm to anyone seeking expertise counsel.

    Sherry L. Shields President, Pan Pacific RV Centers, Inc.
  • For over 20 years Scott Malm has attentively and skillfully supported our company with legal counsel. He and his team consistently strive for efficient and effective resolution to the challenges that surface in the ever-shifting waters of employment law in California. Scott’s calm, balanced and professional communication style inspires and creates a high level of trust and confidence in his counsel. Our company’s superior results in the employment law arena under Scott’s experienced watch continues to prove that our trust and confidence in him is well placed.

    Skip Lindstrom V.P. – Industrial Relations, California Natural Products
  • Scott Malm is one of the best attorneys in Stockton. We have worked with him on several matters and have been impressed every time. His work and attention to detail, and overall legal abilities are outstanding. If you are looking to retain one of the best attorneys in Stockton, I highly recommend and endorse Scott Malm.

    Gordon Lindstrom CPA Lindstrom and Winsborrow Accountancy Corp.
  • Therapeutic Research Center has been a client of Malm Fagundes for a few years now specifically working with Scott Malm. We find the firm and Scott to be very professional, knowledgeable, available, and helpful in assisting us with all our legal needs. A great local firm that truly cares about their clients and understands the term partnership. Equally important is that we feel Scott has provided cost savings pertaining to various issues which outweigh their fees.

    Bud Mullanix Vice President of Operations/Administration, Therapeutic Research Center
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  • Fortunately a friend of mine referred me to Attorney Scott Malm. Attorney Scott Malm did an excellent job representing me, was professional, great to work with, extremely knowledgeable and completed my case in positive and timely manner. The staff at Malm Fagundes Law firm were highly professional, always friendly and courteous.

    Betty Thomas

  Our Office Location

Malm Fagundes LLP
2351 W. March Lane
Suite A
Stockton, CA 95207

Phone: 209-870-7900
Fax: 209-870-7922


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