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Elizabeth J. Burnett
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Elizabeth J. Burnett

Law Office of Elizabeth J. Burnett

Oakland, CA

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Licenses

Authority Year
California

Languages

English

Practice Areas

Labor and Employment, Litigation, and Non-Profit and Social Enterprise

About Elizabeth J. Burnett

In July 2013, I co-founded Sage Legal Advisors, LLP with Tammera Wells, who has been a friend and colleague of mine since 1986 when we met as summer interns during law school. Inspired by the entrepreneurs at the Slow Money National Gathering in Boulder, Colorado in April 2013, we decided to create a new law firm to provide affordable legal services to small and medium-sized businesses and non-profit organizations, with a primary focus on environmentally and socially sustainable enterprises.

Tammera and I previously worked together for almost 10 years with a family-owned business that operated commercial bakeries with a food importing subsidiary. Over that decade, we managed the company’s legal issues through all growth phases, as the company expanded from one small production facility in San Diego to five facilities nationwide; annual revenues increased from $3 million to nearly $100 million; and the number of employees grew from 8 to over 850.

With our combined legal expertise, we are able to assist businesses in many sectors to navigate most of the legal hurdles they encounter from the early formation decisions into operations, and through strategic business expansions. Together, we bring experience in general business law, entity formation, debt and equity capital transactions, contracts, commercial real estate acquisition and leasing, employment law, mediation, arbitration, and litigation.

Licenses

Authority Year
California

Languages

English

Professional References

Elizabeth Burnett is very intelligent and hard working and she genuinely cares about her clients.

G. Patrick Connors, III, colleague of Elizabeth J.

She is a team player, smart as whip, great problem solver, and fun to be around.. one of my favorite people. !!

David Wells, colleague of Elizabeth J.

Contact Information

Law Office of Elizabeth J. Burnett

2323 Broadway, Oakland, CA 94612
Oakland, CA

LawGives Services Offered by Elizabeth J.

Employee Handbook

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Set expectations for your employees and describes what they can expect from your company. An employee handbook is an important communication tool between you and your employees that describes your legal obligations as an employer, and your employees' rights.


Hourly Rate

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Hourly rates are the most common fee arrangement for legal services.



Startup Plus

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The Startup Package consists of legal advice and services to help you with the setup of your business, including the creation of a corporate entity and allocation of shares to the founders, hire employees and contractors and protect business information.


Employment agreement

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Structure the relationship with an employee. Set clear rules around important matters such as compensation, confidentiality, intellectual property ownership and termination of the relationship.




Internship agreement

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Structure the relationship with an intern. Set clear rules around important matters such as the scope of the internship, compensation, confidentiality, intellectual property ownership and termination of the relationship.


Consulting agreement

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Structure the relationship with a consultant. Set clear rules around important matters such as the scope of the work, compensation, confidentiality, intellectual property ownership and termination of the relationship.