Aliso Viejo, California Business Lawyers

R. Scott Brink
PREMIUM

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Scott Brink represents employers in labor and employment law including California wage and hour law, collective bargaining, wrongful discharge litigation, and individual and class action employment discrimination.
View Profile
Joel D. Deutsch
PREMIUM

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Joel Deutsch focuses on real estate and land use litigation, and intellectual property litigation. He has extensive experience in federal and state courts.
View Profile
Mark B. Wilson P.C.
PREMIUM

Top Rated Orange County Attorney; 29 years experience.

Ranked by Super Lawyers among the top 50 attorneys in Orange County 2 years in a row. Klein & Wilson has recovered over $100 million for clients and won defense verdicts where millions of dollars were at stake.
View Profile
Ronald Altman
PREMIUM

California Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience

University of San Francisco School of Law and University of California - BerkeleyCalifornia
View Profile
Matthew Sean Harrison
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
16A Journey
Suite 200
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business, Administrative and Municipal
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Matt’s practice focuses on facilitating innovative change through legal action, and he works with private and public leaders in emerging issues and industries, ranging from internet to cannabis law. Most recently, Matt was one of the lead drafting attorneys on California’s Proposition 64, the successful ballot initiative to decriminalize and regulate cannabis for adult use. Working directly with California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and other state leaders to craft the policy structure, Matt directly authored key provisions in the legislation, integrating complex legislative, political and legal considerations into a balanced, comprehensive and historic reform. For over 10...
David Jafari
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
120 Vantis, Suite 430
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and IP
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
www.jafarilawgroup.com _______ David Jafari opened the doors to Jafari Law Group in 2005. His practice has focused primarily on intellectual property, business law, and employment matters. In regard to intellectual property, Mr. Jafari has helped secure dozens of patents and dozens of trademarks for various clients, including individuals and business entities. Furthermore, Mr. Jafari has represented clients in over seventy litigation cases dealing with business, employment, and intellectual property related issues. Mr. Jafari has also served as a mediator and has helped clients settle cases outside of court. He holds a Certificate in Mediation from the Orange County Human...
Luke S. Carlson
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise
Suite 310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business, IP and Real Estate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Luke Carlson is knowledgeable across a broad spectrum of real estate and business matters and is adept at strategizing with clients to make the most out of difficult situations. Indeed, Mr. Carlson has represented and consulted with clients regarding various real estate matters (including HOA disputes and various commercial real estate transactions), and a wide variety of business related matters (including business protection, intellectual property, and various commercial disputes).

From Mr. Carlson’s superlative negotiation skills, to his synergistic partnership with Michael Kushner, the firm stands ready to provide superior litigation and transactional representation to all of its clients.
Michael Bernard Kushner
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise, Suite 310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business, IP and Real Estate
University of California - Los Angeles
Mr. Kushner was born and raised in Long Beach, California. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in his third year, and graduated with High Distinction the following year. Mr. Kushner then attended law school at the University of California at Los Angeles. After moving to Orange County, Mr. Kushner honed his skills at two of Orange County's most respected law firms before striking out on his own.

Mr. Kushner frequently lectures on a variety of topics relating to simple and complex business and corporate matters, as well...
Griffin Schindler
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise
310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business, Employment, IP and Real Estate
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Griffin Schindler, Esq., associate attorney at Jafari Law Group, practices in the areas of intellectual property and employment law. He is an Eagle Scout who graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Griffin was actively involved with the on-campus organization Sursum Corda whose focus was to help better society through service.

Following his undergraduate education, Griffin received his J.D. from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange, California. During law school, Griffin spent two and a half years as the research assistant for his...
Glen D. Duvel
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Santa Ana, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(714) 542-5100 1851 E First Street
Suite 900
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Glen D. Duvel has represented clients in a wide variety of employment law and estate planning matters. His extensive experience means that clients are given everything they need to reach favorable conclusions to their cases. Glen graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science in 1994. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law in 1999. He has had several speaking engagements and publications covering topics such as employment law and estate planning. To learn more about how he can assist you and your legal...
Alex Jeronimo Llorente
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(949) 859-5000 23151 Moulton Parway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Nursing Home
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Corbett H. Williams
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(949) 679-9909 23276 South Pointe Dr.
Suite 216a
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
Corbett H. Williams represents clients in business, employment and personal injury matters. Trained by the best in the business, he began his legal career at the international law firm, Jones Day, where he practiced for more than half a decade. Mr. Williams received his law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he graduated in the top 3% percent of his class. Mr. Williams has and continues to obtain excellent results for clients.
J. Eric LeVine
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(949) 458-2336 25283 Cabot Rd
Suite 116
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Western State Univ
Eric is a proven problem solver. He represents individuals, businesses, homeowners, landlords, tenants, contractors, brokers, buyers and sellers in mediations, arbitrations and litigation as well as transactions.
Brian P. Ballo
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
ALISO VIEJO, CA Business Law Attorney
(949) 690-4100 120 VANTIS, SUITE 300
STE 300
ALISO VIEJO, CA 92656
Business, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Brian P. Ballo has been a real estate attorney for 28 years in Orange and San Diego counties. Currently, his practice is focused on representing homeowners in lawsuits against lenders seeking to foreclose, and negotiating loan modifications, forbearance agreements, short sale transaction approvals, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. Brian is skilled in articulating cause of actions against lenders who have violated laws at the time of loan origination and closing, as well as during the foreclosure, loan modification and short sale processes. He has successfully obtained Temporary Restraining...
Jim Butler
PREMIUM

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Hotel Lawyer

Jim Butler devotes 100% of his practice to hospitality. He is the author of www.HotelLawBlog.com and chairman of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® which focuses on representing hotel owners, developers, and lenders.
View Profile
Ryan D. Nowicki
PREMIUM

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

Ryan Nowicki focuses on domestic and international tax planning, tax controversies, business structuring and complex business transactions and nonprofit tax-exempt organization law.
View Profile
Robert Paredes
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney
(949) 421-3030 15 Enterprise
Suite 110
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business
Michael S. Zar
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Lawyer
(949) 421-3030 15 Enterprise, Suite 110
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business
Glen G. Duvel
Social Media
Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(888) 982-2323 24422 Avenida De La Carlota
#310
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(949) 452-0412 23041 Mill Creek Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT
Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(949) 699-4160 23193 La Cadena Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(949) 855-9250 23041 Mill Creek Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
UC Hastings COL
Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(949) 699-4160 23193 La Cadena Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(949) 587-0585 23195 La Cadena Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Business and Employment
Western State Univ
Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(949) 580-3737 24411 Ridge Route Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Business
Western State Univ COL
Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(949) 729-8002 23161 Mill Creek Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Business and Real Estate
USC Law School
David A. Sudeck
PREMIUM

Dedicated Legal Counsel & Representation for Your Business Law Needs! Call Now!

I have extensive experience advocating for clients with complex business law matters. I am committed to skilled and dedicated representation! Visit my website to see verdicts and settlements, or call for a consultation.
View Profile
Gordon A. Schaller
PREMIUM

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

Gordon Schaller represents high-net-worth individuals and public and private organizations on tax, estate planning, business succession, charitable and wealth management, trust and estate litigation, and related issues.
View Profile
Sven David Buncher
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(949) 536-7500 101 Pacifica
Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of San Diego School of Law and California State University - San Diego State University
Since 1996, Attorney Sven Buncher has helped families seamlessly move through complex family matters. He is committed to helping his clients achieve happiness by providing only top-tier legal services. Whether you are faced with complex divorce issues, have questions regarding palimony, or would like to discuss grandparent custody, Attorney Buncher can supply insightful guidance. Backed by years of experience, you can rest easily knowing that when you work with Attorney Buncher, he will be sure to cover every intricacy of your case to make the process as smooth as possible. Prior to founding The Buncher Law Corporation, Attorney Buncher...
David John Myers
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(949) 340-0130 9210 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Business and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
David Myers is "AV" rated in Business Law, Corporate Law and Litigation, and specializes in all things real estate, the formation and operation of businesses, consumer product development and distribution, and commercial litigation. After 10 years at quality mid-sized law firms, he has operated his own firm for over 20 years. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions, federal banking regulators, manufacturers, entertainment companies, and a wide variety of other businesses and individuals in their transaction and litigation needs. He is known for his creative, non-confrontational approach, minimizing conflicts and avoiding problems, and getting deals done efficiently...
Tina K Gehres
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 333-2420 9891 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Estate Planning and IP
Saint Louis University School of Law
Tina K. Gehres is the President and founder of Gehres Law Group, P.C., which she formed to provide affordable legal services to small businesses and individuals in the state of California. With more than two and a half decades of legal and business experience, Ms. Gehres has held a broad range of roles including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, Law Firm Partner, Legal Consultant, and Senior Accountant. Today, she has positioned herself as a valuable asset to clients as a small business attorney in San Diego and surrounding areas. Ms. Gehres has been a licensed attorney since 1997...
Majid Foroozandeh Shahraki
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(949) 336-8505 9891 Irvine Center Drive
Ste 130
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Court Admissions:

United States District Court, Central District of California, May 30, 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, October 26, 2009
United States District Court, Southern District of California, November 16, 2009
United States Tax Court, November 19, 2009
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, January 10, 2010
United States District Court, Eastern District of California, June 3, 2010
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, July 13, 2010
United States Court of International Trade, January 2, 2014
United States Court of Appeals For The Federal Circuit, June 30, 2015
United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, May 3, 2017
United States...
Richard L. Grant
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(949) 379-7172 15375 Barranca Parkway
Suite A-208
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Western State Univ
More than 30 years, our "HARD HITTING & AGGRESSIVE" Courtroom and Trial Attorneys have provided legal representation in all of the four Orange Courts for both Felony and Misdemeanor Criminal charges as well as Business Law & Litigation matters. Whether fighting for our client's legal rights and freedom or seeking the most advantageous & successful outcome in a Business Law/Litigation matter, we are always in our "client's corner" fighting for them at the lowest possible costs.
Ross D. Meador
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 713-0441 5151 California Ave.
Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92617-3059
Free ConsultationBusiness, International and Securities
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

CKR Law Orange County Office is focused on helping and protecting dynamic young companies. We understand technology and the business issues involving software, hardware, internet, and media. With an entrepreneurial mindset, we partner with our clients throughout the growth cycle, from the startup phase to exit strategy. We provide strategic advice on business structure and business plans, facilitate and document financing transactions, and attend to the myriad of details in commercial negotiations and documentation so our clients can sleep better at night. As a legal team with a business focus, we respect the need to act with agility, efficiency...
John Joseph Hamilton
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(949) 552-1170 39 Chadwick
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness and Collections
William Mitchell College of Law
I have a unique blend of practical business experience in addition to a legal background. Prior to earning a law degree in 1993, I had over 25 years experience in the securities, insurance and banking industries including being Senior Vice President of one of the nation's largest financial institutions in the 1980's. This prior business experience gives me not only a legal perspective but also a practical business perspective in seeking solutions to clients' legal problems.
Allan Howard Grant
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(888) 937-7555 7545 Irvine Center Dr. # 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
California Western School of Law
Grant’s Law Firm, is a business oriented law firm composed of experienced attorneys delivering aggressive and innovative services in a cost-effective manner. While we offer the kind of work product, expected from a large law firm, we retain small firm efficiency and focus on personalized service to individuals, businesses and business owners throughout Orange County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County, California. Our business lawyers craft creative and efficient solutions to various legal problems, no matter how complex the issues may be. In doing so, we seek to build long term relationships with our clients, so that we can contribute to...
Anthony F. Geraci
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(949) 379-2600 90 Discovery
Irvine, CA 92618
Business, Real Estate and Securities
Chapman Univ School of Law
Anthony Geraci is the managing partner of the Geraci Law Firm. He is a leading expert in mortgage lending and securities law and has authored numerous articles on real estate finance and securities subjects. Mr. Geraci is a leader in creating national mortgage pools and mortgage funds as well as sophisticated net branching arrangements among several mortgage companies.
J. Christian Conrad
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Lake Forest, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 855-0600 23161 Lake Center Drive, Ste. 115
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Divorce and Family
University of San Diego, San Diego, California
William F. Capps
PREMIUM

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate Lawyer

Bill Capps represents corporate, insurance and banking clients with an emphasis on securities matters and corporate governance. His experience includes serving substantial corporate clients as outside general counsel.
View Profile
Dennis J. White
PREMIUM

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Finance Lawyer

Dennis White represents lenders in making real estate construction, acquisition, and development loans, including representation of both agents and member banks in large syndicated credits.
View Profile
Lynne Paynter Bolduc
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 788-8900 16148 Sand Canyon Ave
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness and Securities
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Lynne Bolduc, a Partner with Oswald & Yap, practices securities and corporate law. She represents both private and public companies, as well as investment bankers and broker/dealers. Lynne's experience includes entity selection and formation matters for businesses just getting started, contract negotiations and drafting, mergers and acquisitions, private offerings, taking private companies public, and public company reporting with the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has structured and implemented over $1 billion in financings.
Robert Scott Lawrence
Claimed Lawyer ProfileBlawgsearchSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 759-3810 15615 Alton Parkway
Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Environmental, IP and Insurance Claims
Northwestern University School of Law
My law practice encompasses a broad variety of litigation matters, ranging from complex commercial disputes to white collar criminal defense. I have represented clients in federal and state courts in cases involving copyright and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, securities violations, bank fraud, tax fraud, toxic torts, unfair competition, and civil and criminal racketeering. I also have extensive experience in commercial mediation and arbitration.

Most recently, my work has involved class action litigation alleging false advertising under the CLRA and UCL, and a variety of intellectual property and business disputes in New York, Chicago, and San Francisco.
Kyle D. Smith
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(855) 670-1267 8 Whatney
Irvine, CA 92618
Business, Appeals, Criminal and Employment
UCLA School of Law
I draft high-quality appellate briefs for my clients. I also occasionally represent employees and small businesses in litigation or transactions. I love my work, and I think you will too.
Rick Pinette
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(949) 225-4440 18101 Von Karman Avenue, Suite 330
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Steven Lawrence Krongold
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(949) 651-1900 100 Spectrum Center Drive
Suite 900
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Trademarks
Loyola Law School
Nearly 30 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts. Specialize in representing small and mid-size businesses in variety of commercial disputes.
Mark Allen Ziebold
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(949) 788-1819 9870 Research Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Tax
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and Chapman University Fowler School of Law
John Michael Montevideo
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(949) 298-7579 100 Spectrum Center Dr, Suite 900
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Howard University School of Law
John Michael Montevideo became a trial attorney to help people. He dedicates his practice to sharing his clients’ stories and bringing them justice for the wrongs committed against them. He is Founder and Senior Trial Attorney of Montevideo Law, PC.

After earning his degree in Business Management and Marketing from Loyola Marymount University, John Michael dedicated a year of service to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) in Houston, TX. He served full-time with Vita Living, Inc., a non-profit working with those with mental and physical developmental disabilities. It was during this time of service that he became inspired to pursue his...
Martin J. Sable
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
IRVINE, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(949) 468-0275 PO Box 50520
IRVINE, CA 92619
Business and Estate Planning
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Craig Volney Butler
Claimed Lawyer ProfileSocial Media
Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 635-1240 9900 Research Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
Business and Securities
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I have practiced law since 1996, specializing in corporate securities law since 2001. I am licensed to practice in the State of California, and the United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California. After graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1996, I began my career practicing general corporate litigation for the law firm of Lorenz, Alhadeff, Cannon & Rose, LLP, in San Diego, California. After practicing general corporate litigation for four years, in April 2000, I transitioned into transactional law by accepting the position of General Counsel for GTC Telecom Corp.,...
Thomas Michael Ferlauto
Claimed Lawyer Profile
Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(949) 334-8650 8 Whatney Ave.
Suite 101
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Texas - Austin
Sheri L. Bonstelle
PREMIUM

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Government & Land Use Lawyer

Sheri L. Bonstelle represents developers and owners in land use, zoning, environmental, litigation and construction matters.
View Profile
Jonathan A. Weininger
PREMIUM

Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Business Litigation, Trials, and Appeals

Jon Weininger litigates business, commercial, intellectual property, and real estate matters for clients in industries including apparel, banking, construction, energy, entertainment, financial, hospitality and mining.
View Profile
Lawyer Rating
Years of Experience
Language
Fees
Profile Strength

Business Lawyers in Nearby Cities

Business Lawyers in Nearby Counties

Need legal help with a business law matter?

Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.

A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.

Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.

While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.


Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.

Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.