Benicia, California Business Lawyers

Jason S. Buckingham
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Benicia, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(707) 745-2200 940 Adams Street
Suite S
Benicia, CA 94510
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Jason S. Buckingham is a California licensed attorney who helps people with estate planning and real estate issues. Mr. Buckingham has worked in some aspect of real estate transactions since 1993, starting with foreclosure issues, with several years focused on commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Buckingham has experience in property analysis, due diligence, title and escrow, acquisitions, entity formation, financing, leasing, and ongoing management issues. Often, real estate and estate planning issues go hand in hand, so Mr. Buckingham has offered estate planning services since 2005. Mr. Buckingham graduated from John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Cum...
Stephen Gizzi
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Benicia, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(707) 748-0900 1001 Madison Street
Benicia, CA 94510
Business and Estate Planning
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Benicia, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(707) 748-1240 601 1st St
Benicia, CA 94510
Business, Animal, Appeals and IP
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Benicia, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(707) 748-0900 904 Adams St
Benicia, CA 94510
Business and Consumer
Hamline Univ School of Law
Benicia, CA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(707) 746-8200 77 Solano Square
Benicia, CA 94510
Business and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Patricia Ann Rowe
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Concord, CA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(925) 256-1000 1401 Franquette Ave.
Suite A-3
Concord, CA 94520
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
I am also a Certified Public Accountant and have been doing tax work in the Bay Area for 30 years. I specialize in helping people and businesses pay as few taxes as possible without getting audited. In the estate planning area I help people preserve their property for their families and pay as few estate taxes as possible. I also am the Probate Doctor who can help fix impossible situations when estates are stuck in the quagmire of California Probate.
Zachary Roy Rayo
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Concord, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(925) 825-1955 Salvio Pacheco Sq. at Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St., Ste 399
Concord, CA 94520
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Miami School of Law and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Zachary Rayo brings experience, efficiency and empathy to estate planning. Mr. Rayo’s approach is people-centered. He recognizes that the legal needs and special issues differ from client to client, that each person is unique, with unique needs that must be met with efficiency, active listening and care. Mr. Rayo knows the importance of social responsibility which manifests not only in ethical decisions and practices but also in involvement in socially important causes.
Jon Paul Webster
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Concord, CA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 609-7600 1985 Bonifacio Street
Suite 102
Concord, CA 94520-2264
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
John F. Kennedy School of Law and California State University - Sacramento
I am a former police officer and deputy district attorney. I have been in private practice since 1994. I bring the experiences I have gained to fight for my clients. Whether you have an employment, business or real property transaction or you are involved in a dispute, my firm will work diligently to represent you in negotiations, administrative, civil or criminal proceedings from initiation through appeal. I routinely represent both employees and employers in wage and hour and discrimination cases. I provide advice and represent individuals, corporations and limited liability partnerships and companies in real property matters...
Howard L. Williams
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Martinez, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(925) 257-2946 535 Main Street
Suite 305
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Kent Crooks Parr
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Concord, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(925) 408-7971 1820 Galindo Street
Suite 225
Concord, CA 94520
Business and Real Estate
Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law
Kristina M. Reed
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University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawU.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, California and Virginia
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Michael Peter Semansky
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Martinez, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(925) 372-8766 3rd Floor
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Claims
U of San Francisco School of Law
Attorney Michael P. Semansky has been representing clients in criminal defense and personal injury matters for over 36 years. He is dedicated to providing each client with personalized attention and strives to resolve every case efficiently and effectively. If you are in need of a settlement or recovery for your personal injury claim, or an aggressive criminal defense, he is an attorney you can trust to get results.
Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(510) 843-6060 2141 Emerson St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Consumer, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Golden Gate University School of Law
Lynn Sherrell is in solo-practice in Berkeley California, following a dozen years in San Francisco law firms practicing personal injury, products' liability and worker's compensation law. Lynn has achieved a Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law of the State Bar of California Department of Legal Specialization. Lynn is client oriented and serves individuals, families, small businesses and small owner investors in many aspects of civil law and litigation. When you need an advocate on your side, get a woman on your case. Lynn is a graduate of Golden Gate University Law School with an emphasis in public interest...
Christina Weed
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(925) 953-2920 1655 N. Main Street, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Whittier Law School
Christina Weed understands the complex life demands and goals of her clients. Christina also understands that most of the time it is not possible to completely separate family life from business. Clients need an integrated plan that covers all of their family, business, tax, and estate planning concerns. Christina has dedicated the past thirteen years to the study and practice of law, taxation, business, accounting, and estate planning and uses this knowledge to consult with her clients in business, tax and estate planning matters. Christina is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the...
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Albany, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(510) 860-5919 1050 Kains Ave. #A1
Albany, CA 94706
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Elder and Entertainment & Sports
Marquette University Law School and Marquette University Law School
Peter Tormey
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Pleasant Hill, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(925) 352-9842 101 Gregory Lane
Suite 46
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Tormey has over 20 years of experience in product development, marketing and intellectual property protection. As a company startup veteran, Mr. Tormey brings a unique perspective on the value of intellectual property to a small and growing business. As such, he also speaks to entrepreneurs and business executives on how to protect and leverage IP assets. Mr. Tormey is the author of the "Startup Guide to Intellectual Property." As a patent attorney, Mr. Tormey has drafted over 100 patent applications covering software, electronics, wireless, radio, mobile applications, encryption and automation controls. Besides intellectual property law, ...
Trevor J. Rose
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Napa, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(707) 681-5851 1775 Lincoln Avenue
Suite 101
Napa, CA 94558
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Founder and Attorney & Counselor at Law at Rose Law Firm of Napa Valley, Inc. Trevor J. Rose specializes in Estate Planning and Administration, Business, and Real Estate/Title Transactions. He currently sits on the board of directors for the Napa County Hispanic Chamber of Commerce as Vice-President and the Young Lawyers Division of the Napa County Bar Association as Past President. Trevor was born and raised in Napa, CA and became fully bilingual after spending a year studying Spanish Language, Linguistics and Literature at the University of Barcelona in Spain. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa with high honors from...
Peter Alan Mankin
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(925) 935-0300 1211 Newell Ave.
Suite 120
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Private Practice in real estate and business law for 40 years. Court and private mediator for 25 years. AV Rated and Northern California Super Lawyer.
Timothy Craig Williams
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(925) 933-9800 1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 340
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, IP and Real Estate
Pepperdine University School of Law
Mr. Williams is the founder of The Williams Firm and has over 21 years of extensive experience in the areas of real estate, construction, business and corporate law. Mr. Williams' practice areas include all aspects of civil litigation and dispute resolution in all courts, government hearings, arbitrations and mediations in the areas of real estate, construction and business law. Mr. Williams also represents and advises clients in business transactions, corporate law, real property transactions, and trademark law. In real estate matters he has represented owners and developers of residential and commercial properties, including multi-million dollar properties, negotiated sales...
Michael J. Hassen
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(925) 359-7500 1981 N. Broadway, Suite 280
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Matthew James Eisenberg
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Napa, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(707) 224-1074 429 Montecito Blvd.
Napa, CA 94559
Business and Real Estate
Temple Univ School of Law
An attorney in the Napa Valley focusing on wine industry law, business, real property and land use, Matt Eisenberg works with winery and vineyard owners, wine and food-related companies, beer and spirit producers, real estate developers, hotels, restaurants, lenders, nonprofits and other regional, national and international clients.
Steven Jeffrey Mehlman
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(925) 935-3575 3050 Citrus Circle,, Suite 203
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal, Collections and Construction
University of Michigan
Mehlman Law Group is an East Bay (Walnut Creek, CA) real estate, business, and civil litigation law firm. We practice in all San Francisco Bay Area state and federal courts. I believe all clients should have access to high-quality legal services. Many of my clients see me as their "in-house" counsel or trusted personal legal advisor. For legal advice or representation, contact me at (925) 935-3575 or steven@mehlmanlawgroup.com for a free consultation. I have thirty years of experience representing small businesses and individuals. I consult with, provide guidance to, and refer clients to other professionals, including real estate and mortgage brokers, accountants,...
Len Watkins
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Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Bankruptcy and IP
University of San Francisco School of Law
A resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and business law, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include: A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers A California Real Estate Broker’s license Previous Experience Business Attorney Norris & Norris (now...
Ben Irwin Hamburg
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 985-2600 2625 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Ben Hamburg provides mediation services to parties seeking to resolve their disputes without the risk inherent in proceeding through trial, and additionally provides services as an arbitrator. Ben has had significant success in resolving some of the most difficult cases utilizing creative solutions. Ben also represents parties in litigation and transactional matters.
Eric Francis Pierson
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(917) 940-0202 4096 Piedmont Avenue, #701
Oakland, CA 94611
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and IP
Stanford University
Eric Pierson is a practical and results-oriented generalist attorney with over twenty years of law firm and in-house experience and a proven track record of success as a strategic business partner and trusted advisor.

Prior to starting his own firm, Eric spent over twelve years in-house in New York as a corporate generalist and lead U.S. attorney supporting the Americas division of Mitsui, a Fortune Global 500 Japanese multinational conglomerate. Previously he practiced at San Francisco-based McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen and its successor firm, Bingham McCutchen, for ten years, primarily as a litigator focused on intellectual property and contract...
Janelle J. Smith
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(510) 398-0733 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
I help clients with their employment, business, and start-up needs. I also represent clients involved in civil litigation. Please contact me to find out how I can help you with your legal needs.
Greg L Beattie
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(510) 550-8605 2030 Addison Street
Suite 650
Berkeley, CA 94704
Business, IP and Securities
Harvard Law School
Greg Beattie practices corporate and technology law, and represents a broad spectrum of hardware, software and internet based companies, food and beverage companies including several wineries, cleantech/greentech companies and a variety of other distribution, retail, service, and manufacturing concerns, often serving as their general counsel. Greg graduated from Harvard Law School in 1980 (J.D., cum laude) and from Stanford University (highest honors) in 1976. His started his career at Cooley Godward, and has served as General Counsel of UB Networks, a pioneering Silicon Valley tech company, chair of the Venture and Technology Practice Group at Reed Smith,...
James Glassford Esq.
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(925) 274-0210 2950 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationBusiness
Golden Gate University School of Law
I have litigated many contract disputes. I taught the law of contracts at JFK University Law School for ten years. I know contracts from the practical as well as the academic point of view.
Martin Ross Sances
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(925) 284-2810 3736 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Suite 300
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business, Construction, Insurance Claims and Securities
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
Areas of Expertise

Business advice and counseling
Contract drafting and review
Corporate structure and transactions
Licensing and regulation
Employment and labor negotiation
Insurance coverage and claims handling
Education

B.A., Colgate University, 1991
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1994

Martin is an experienced business attorney who facilitates transactions while minimizing the risks and pitfalls facing his clients. Martin takes a “can-do” approach to legal problems that focuses on crafting deals through an integrative and value creating process rather than conflict.
David William Ginn
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(925) 256-4466 1981 N Broadway
Ste. 275
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Construction, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Ginn & Crosby, LLP emphasizes real property and construction law. We assist clients in public works projects and commercial development, as well as litigation.
Valerie Kraml
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
2625 Alcatraz Ave
319
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Estate Planning and Family
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
John Scott Isherwood
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(925) 956-1408 1990 N. California Blvd 8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
David Stanley Pearson
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(925) 287-0051 48 Kingston Pl
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Business and Real Estate
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
My office primarily represents closely held businesses and their owners. My clients look to me to act as outside general counsel since it is unnecessary for most businesses to have a full time attorney on staff. I work with clients to resolve general business issues, whether it involves drafting and negotiating contracts, general business advice or litigation. I handle general corporate matters, contract drafting and review, merger and acquisition transactions, commercial real estate transactions, estate planning and general civil litigation services.

Recent representative matters include resolution of two wage and hour class actions with one saving the client over $3,000,000;...
Richard Allen Madsen Jr
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(925) 974-0800 Civic Plaza
1655 North Main Street, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Defense
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Criminal Defense and DUI attorney Richard A. Madsen, Jr. (a former Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney) has represented thousands of first-time offenders who have been arrested or charged with driving under the influence throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. Mr. Madsen's impeccable reputation speaks for itself. Recognized as a highly skilled trial lawyer and negotiator, and well seasoned in the intricacies of the Department of Motor Vehicles, Mr. Madsen works tirelessly to protect his clients' rights and achieve superior results. Mr. Madsen knows the system. For nearly twenty years, Mr. Madsen has utilized his reputation and long-standing relationships...
Donald Hastings Read
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(510) 409-4927 982 Santa Barbara Rd
Berkeley, CA 94707
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School
William Conrad Vencill
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(925) 946-9700 3445 Golden Gate Way
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Jennifer R. Lovko
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(510) 859-7377 1061 Eastshore Highway, Suite 206
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business, Consumer, Employment and Medical Malpractice
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Rae has extensive experience, having successfully represented hundreds of clients throughout her career. At Lovko & King, her focus is on providing client-focused representation at an affordable price.
Kathleen Hunt
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El Cerrito, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(510) 289-2288 6002 Barrett Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Hastings College of Law
James Martin Sproul
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(925) 482-0983 675 Ygnacio Valley Road
Suite B-202
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Anthony Albert Ferrigno
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(423) 744-4041 3443 Golden Gate Way, Suite F
Lafayette, CA 94549
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust and IP
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Trial Lawyer Business Litigation Both Defense & Plaintiff Extensive Experience And With Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts; Lawyer Malpractice Cases; Real Estate Law; Wills & Trusts Contests; Class Actions.
Charles Bell Wood III
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Fairfield, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(707) 429-2222 547 Jefferson St.
Suite A
Fairfield, CA 94533
Business and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
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