MEET KELLY BAGLA

San Diego’s Corporate and Business Attorney based in Carlsbad, California

Kelly is an international award-winning corporate and securities attorney who has been providing expert legal counsel to domestic and international clients for over 17 years. Kelly’s passion is helping entrepreneurs start, run, and grow their businesses with the right legal structure and the right legal contracts. Kelly has authored four books and has been recognized by prestigious publications for her achievement, innovation and determination in helping business owners.

I had the pleasure of working with Kelly Bagla on the sale of one of my businesses. Not only was the price fair but she went above and beyond. When I was ready to throw in the towel with a difficult buyer she calmed me down and guided me towards victory. I will use her for all my legal needs.

David Aguirre

I’ve known Kelly for over 10 years and she is a very professional and knowledgeable attorney. I know that I can reach out to her at any time for any reason and that she will be communicative and give me the peace of mind that I am looking for as one of her business-owner clients. Thanks for all you do, Kelly! I will continue to refer my clients to you when they are in need of an attorney.

Dylan McGrath

I just opened up a Commercial Cleaning Company and needed some superb legal advice. Kelly was my number one draft pick because of her impeccable legal knowledge and professionalism. She was very patient with me because I didn’t know how to run my business. With Kelly guiding me in the right direction, I know and feel comfortable that my business will be a success in the future. Also, I read her book on Go Legal yourself the 1st edition and I was overwhelmed with the information she presented. It is remarkable. Ladies and Gentlemen I recommend Kelly Bagla as your Business Law Attorney. Much Love to her.😊

Roderick Knight

Within just a few hours of working with Kelly, I had solved problems and answered questions that had stressed me out for the last two years!
Thank you so much Kelly for making this process easier and being so awesome at what you do! I will definitely be sending friends and family your way

Mary E.

Legal Protection with Class. Excels at business formation and asset protection that keeps you out of trouble when it comes. And yes, it will come. This attorney you’ll actually enjoy working with. No BS. Kelly just gets it done with class.

John Biethan

Kelly was amazing in helping me with my business formation and filing my trademark. I have been looking for a business attorney for some time now and when I met Kelly, she immediately put me at ease and I love working with her.

Jacqui S.

Kelly was amazing. A combination of professionalism and charisma. She made me feel at ease throughout the entire process and was always available to answer questions. She has fair, flat rate pricing for large projects so there are no hidden/surprise costs. I would highly recommend her services to anyone looking for both asset protection and business startups!

Corey Drozdowski

Latest News

 

  • FROM VETERAN TO BUSINESS OWNER

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    By Kelly Bagla, Esq. Did you know out of the 27.9 million businesses in the United States, 2.45 million of them are owned by Veterans? 70% of American consumers are more likely to buy from...
  • DETAILS MATTER. ESPECIALLY IN LEGAL AGREEMENTS

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    Have you ever wondered if that contract you were reading actually needed all those legal terms?  Every term, condition, and individual facet of a legally binding contract can make a world of difference. Wording can...
  • 2021 COVID-19 SUPPLEMENTAL PAID SICK LEAVE

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    With the 2021 COVID-19 Supplemental Paid Sick Leave law, which became law effective March 29, 2021, many qualifying employees now have access to 80 hours of paid time off for virus-related reasons.  Covered employees in...

    MINIMUM WAGE LAW IN CALIFORNIA

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    With the new year comes new laws and the one that every employer needs to know is the minimum wage increase in California.  The minimum wage is the minimum hourly rate that nearly all California...
  • MUST HAVE CHECKLIST FOR STARTUPS

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    Starting your own business can be a difficult task and complying with all of the legal requirements can be overwhelming. The following list includes the most important elements any startup should meet to avoid a...

    WHAT IS A COPYRIGHT?

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    There is much confusion around what people can trademark or copyright.  A copyright is a type of legal protection given to content creators and artists. When a person creates a story, a work of art,...
  • WHEN IS THE RIGHT TIME TO INCORPORATE?

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    Have you been thinking about starting a business or incorporating a business or an existing sole proprietorship?  If so, you might be wondering what’s the best time to incorporate.  Should you try to squeeze it...
  • SERVICE DOGS AND WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

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    Many people with disabilities use a service animal in order to fully participate in everyday life.  Dogs can be trained to perform many important tasks to assist people with disabilities, such as providing stability for...

    HELPING YOUR KID START A LEGAL BUSINESS

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    Lemonade stands and lawn mowing are popular ways for kids to earn pocket change, but could they get in legal trouble for their entrepreneurial activities?  Kids just want to be kids, but kids also want...
  • BUSINESS CONTRACTS POST COVID-19

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    Small business owners affected by COVID-19 know all too well the importance of written agreements in these uncertain times.  What gets included, and what doesn’t, can make or break a small business when the unexpected...

    COVID-19 LIABILITY WAIVERS

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    As we are nearing the holiday session, there is no clear date for businesses and activities to fully reopen across the United States and California. More and more attention has been given to what protections...
  • Legal Eagle – STARTING A BUSINESS IN AFTERMATH OF COVID-19

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    We are living during a strange time in history. In a matter of a few short months, our way of life has changed on a global scale. Businesses have had to change the way they operate in response to the coronavirus epidemic and it is certain that because of these changes things will never be the same.

    BEST PRACTICES TO PROTECT YOUR TRADEMARK

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    Ferrari is notoriously protective of anything and everything that bears even a remote connection to the Ferrari brand and has, along the years, earned a reputation for being quick to fire cease and desists and...
  • Could This Be Your Business?

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    By Kelly Bagla, Esq. Margaret Thatcher once famously said, “If you want anything said, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.” The number of female founders and owners of businesses has...

    Fall In Love With Your Business

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    By Kelly Bagla, Esq. With each new year, entrepreneurs look to turn their vision into a business. These startups are often overflowing with tremendous ideas, energy and optimism, but don’t always have a roadmap for...
  • Trademarks – What’s in a name?

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    By Kelly Bagla, Esq. Intellectual property law impacts every business, whether you know it or not. For example, the moment a name is used in relation to your business, your goods or services, certain trademark...
  • Funding Your Startup

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    By Kelly Bagla, Esq. Contrary to popular belief, money does not grow on trees. If you want to start your own business but do not have the funding, you can still get it off the...

    Importance Of A Partnership Agreement

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    By Kelly Bagla, Esq. As a business attorney, I frequently encounter disputes between business partners, which can be easily avoided. Even the best of friends or close family friends should create and sign a business...
  • Is Your Website Legal?

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    By Kelly Bagla, Esq. It doesn’t take much these days to start your own website. In just a few simple steps and without ever learning a single word of code you can use intuitive website...

    Legal Issues For The Entrepreneur

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    By Kelly Bagla, Esq. When it comes to starting a business, you might be a pro, but what about when it comes to working through all the legal issues you must consider as an entrepreneur...
  • San Diego Veterans April 2019: INSIDE THIS ISSUE

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    April is designated as the Month of the Military Child, underscoring the important role military children play in the armed forces community.

    The Month of the Military Child is a time to applaud military families and their children for the daily sacrifices they make and the challenges they overcome.

    SMALL BUSINESS LAWSUITS: WHAT ARE MY CHANCES OF GETTING SUED?

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    [img src=”/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/04/Homeland-cover.png” class=”aligncenter”] Starting and running your own business can be incredibly rewarding, but it is also inherently risky. Maybe you’re doing something entirely new and putting your money, time and dreams on the line...
  • Get It In Writing

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    [img src=”/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2019/02/Get-It-In-Writing-feature.png” class=”aligncenter”] With agreements being the cornerstone of most business arrangements, I am surprised by the number of business owners who continue to ignore the importance of putting it in writing – that’s right,...

    Legal Tips for Veterans Thinking about Starting a Business

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    [img src=”/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2018/08/cover.jpg” class=”aligncenter”] Fact: People with military experience tend to make excellent entrepreneurs. Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions, and completing a series of legal activities. If you are a veteran or...
  • SIGNING A BUSINESS CONTRACT?

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    We all overlook stupid stuff once in a while. That’s why professionals in many fields use checklists to help them do their jobs with greater confidence.

    STARTING A BUSINESS

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    As a San Diego business attorney, I am frequently asked: “What type of business should I be?” It generally depends on what kind of business you want to conduct. The type of business entity should reflect the kind of business you do.
  • CHOOSING THE RIGHT BUSINESS ENTITY FOR YOU!

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    As a San Diego business attorney, I am frequently asked: “What type of business should I be?” It generally depends on what kind of business you want to conduct. The type of business entity should reflect the kind of business you do.

    INDEPENDENT CONTRACTORS TOP 10 FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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    For many individuals, self-employment as an independent contractor can be a rewarding and satisfying career option. As is true with any employment relationship you enter, it’s important to understand the roles and responsibilities of everyone...
  • 20 MOST COMMON BUSINESS STARTUP QUESTIONS

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    In the months leading up to opening a business, there are hundreds of questions that come up. It’s part of the process to have questions that you want answered; it means your mind is dedicated...

    10 BIG LEGAL MISTAKES MADE BY STARTUPS

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    As an attorney involved with startups, I have seen plenty of legal mistakes made by entrepreneurs and startup companies. The following are some of the more common and problematic legal mistakes we have seen. NOT...
  • TOP 10 BUSINESS PLAN MISTAKES

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    When it comes to creating a business plan that attracts investors, these tips will help you get it right the first time. Every business should have a business plan. Unfortunately, despite the fact that many...

    CHECKLIST OF MUST HAVE CONTRACTS FOR STARTUPS

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    When you come up with an amazing idea for a new product, service, or anything else really, it’s a very exciting time. Having your very own startup is probably the most exciting time of your...
  • EXIT STRATEGY CHECKLIST

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    As a private business owner, you know that every major decision required careful thought and preparation; and what bigger decision is there than deciding to sell your business? To sell your business is not as...
  • HOW TO START A BUSINESS IN 8 STEPS

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    For those of you who have not already started a business, or are trying to figure out how best to start your business, this article will help you learn the 8 steps of the process....

    PIERCING THE CORPORATE VEIL

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    One of the biggest advantages to incorporating a business is the Owners enjoy protection from being held personally responsible for the debts and liabilities of the corporation. A “Corporate Veil” is created between the Owner’s personal assets and [...]
  • 5 Legal Issues Faced by Businesses

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    As an owner of a small business, the danger of crippling litigation should be at the top of your priorities. Legal headaches can take you by surprise and severely hurt your bottom line. Here are [...]

    Our Team Members

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    We enjoy  the process of creating a theme from its start to its end – from a sparkling design idea, to the very release..
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