Primum Law Group is a boutique business law firm located in San Francisco, a city that has become home to many international companies. Primum Law’s mission is to help both startup founders and established company leaders reach their potential.
An interdisciplinary corporate law practice, our firm is dedicated to helping businesses navigate today’s competitive environment. We assist companies in taking advantage of business opportunities in the U.S. and abroad. Whether serving as outside general counsel or executing on a single, discrete project, we design and implement efficient, cost-effective legal structures and business operating models that deliver results.
Our corporate practice is built on experienced corporate lawyers, cross-cultural capabilities, and an extensive international network. This foundation helps Primum Law Group serve as an efficient legal partner for companies entering the U.S. market that do not have resources to navigate the processes with in-house legal teams or big name law firms.
Corporate Governance and Compliance
Primum is a partner in facilitating our clients’ business success. We not only advise on business, securities, corporate, and corporate governance matters, but we use our attorneys’ considerable business experience to help with expert advice and assistance in a full range business strategies and considerations, as well.
Too often, entrepreneurs aren’t aware of all the legal requirements for new companies in California, leaving them exposed to governmental interference and economic penalties. We help ensure creation of an airtight company that can run smoothly and safely, as well as being an attractive target for funding, merger, acquisition or other expansion strategies and opportunities.
Our firm focuses on the formation of new businesses, and we offer counsel on considerations like building your board of directors, organizing stock options and shareholder rights, and outlining fiduciary duty and proxy contests. We stay up-to-date on all the economic and legal regulations and their interpretations, as well as creating policies and procedures to make sure you are operating in the clear. We also stay abreast of the emerging business trends that impact a company’s governance structure, policies and operations, including the evolving nature of consumer privacy protections, technology, artificial intelligence and machine learning, to name a few.
Our Corporate Governance and Compliance practice helps companies to assess the compliance risks in kye regulated areas, develop a structure and policies forged on a foundation of integrity, transparency, ethics and social responsibility.
Areas of Firm Practice
- Startup counseling
- Corporate Governance and Compliance
- Corporate structuring, including international corporate planning
- Venture capital and private equity transactions
- Business and technology transactions
- Mergers and acquisitions
- International business transactions
- Outside general counsel services
Svetlana Kamyshanskaya, founder of Primum Law Group, is more than an international business lawyer, she is a global citizen with the legal, operational and project management know-how to chart a successful course for expanding international companies and startups.
A businessowner and lawyer who has practiced in the U.S. and overseas, Svetlana’s corporate work is informed by her rich cross-cultural perspective, a deep understanding of the fast-paced, venture-fueled U.S. tech business lifecycle, extensive legal, regulatory and operational experience, and the project management skills needed to bring these pieces together efficiently, whether navigating corporate entity formation and governance, raising capital, cross-border business transactions, or global mobility/immigration considerations.
Connecting Client Goals with People and Process
Established foreign companies expand to U.S. for a variety of reasons – furthering research and development goals, accelerating growth, accessing capital, positioning for strategic acquisition. Whatever the goals, Svetlana closely partners with her clients – often serving as outside general counsel – to design the most advantageous route forward, efficiently manage implementation, and deliver concierge-style connections to complementary professionals that help ensure her clients’ goals are achieved.
Business Savvy Combined with Legal Acumen
Guiding both foreign and domestic entrepreneurs, owners and executives through formation, governance, leadership, immigration, strategic partnerships and joint ventures with a business savvy that drives funding, sales and operations, mergers, acquisitions and, ultimately, rewarding exits, Svetlana delivers corporate planning and transactional guidance with strategy and sensitivity that bridges cultures and a global perspective that mitigates risk while maximizing value.
Navigating New Technologies
With a growing roster of clients in the artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning space, Svetlana stays current on evolving corporate governance matters, directors’ duties in managing multiple stockholder interests, and the intersection of business and ethics.
Svetlana is a frequent author and speaker for various organizations on topics related to legal and business issues from establishing solid corporate practices for start-ups to the influence of AI on board of directors’ strategic governance.
- University of California, Berkeley School of Law, LLM, Law, Certificate in Business Law
- Krasnodar State University, Russian Federation, Ph.D., Law
- Volgograd Academy of Russian Ministry of Internal Affairs, LL.B., Law Summa Cum Laude; Top one percent of graduating class
- State Bar of California
- Bar Association of Krasnodar territory
- Bar Association of San Francisco, Justice and Diversity Center, pro bono attorney
- The Club, Board of Directors – incubator of women leaders
- Super Lawyers Northern California, 2020
Company Formations in California
One Market Street, Spear Tower, Suite 3600, San Francisco, CA 94105