Berkeley, California Business Lawyers

Bennett G. Young
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Insolvency Lawyer

Ben Young represents lenders, financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, distressed investment funds, businesses, receivers, special servicers, and creditors' committees, in insolvency matters. Read More »
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Nicolas De Lancie
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Commercial Finance Lawyer

Nicolas De Lancie represents banks and other financial entities in creditors' rights, bankruptcy matters, commercial credit and commercial real estate finance transactions. Read More »
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Bryan W. Dillon
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California Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience

Bryan is one of a small number of attorneys in the state of California to be certified as a Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law, by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He currently serves... Read More »
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Bruce J. Napell
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California Business Law Attorney

University of California Hastings College of the Law9th Circuit, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of...
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Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 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...
Janelle J. Smith
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 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.
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Albany, CA Business Law Lawyer with 8 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
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
Jennifer R. Lovko
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 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.
Stephen Fredrick Henry
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(510) 898-1883 2625 Alcatraz Ave,. No. 615
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Appeals, Civil Rights and Employment
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Greg L Beattie
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 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,...
Donald Hastings Read
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 50 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
Maeve Katherine Bergman
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 704-9200 2721 Shattuck Avenue
No. 223
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Bruce Emerson Methven
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(510) 649-4019 2232 6th St
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business, Antitrust, Communications and Entertainment & Sports
Boalt Hall (U.C. Berkeley)
Kerry Shapiro
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Mining and Natural Resources Lawyer

Kerry Shapiro is the Chairman of JMBM's Mining & Natural Resources Group and represents the mining, construction and building materials industries on mineral extraction and land development projects Read More »
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Martin H. Orlick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Lawyer

I am a skilled and experienced attorney representing clients with business law needs. I am committed to exceptional advocacy for your legal issues and concerns. Visit my website for results and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Scott Randall Dallas
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 649-6900 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business
UC Hastings COL
Edward Lewis Blum
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Berkley, CA Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(510) 452-4400 1600 Shattuck Ave Ste 225
Berkley, CA 94709
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of California, Davis, School of Law
45 years experience as litigation and business counsel; 20 years experience as court appointed and private mediator of business and real estate disputes; Martindale AV-rated; SuperLawyers
Alex P. Moskovitz
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 816-1200 2039 Shattuck Avenue
Suite 406
Berkeley, CA 94704
Business, Estate Planning and Patents
Zachary Epstein
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(510) 841-4500 1919 Addison St Ste 105
Berkeley, CA 94704
Business
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Michael Pierce Singsen
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(415) 552-1177 1404 Summit Road
Berkeley, CA 94708
Business, Consumer, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Arthur J. Obolsky
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer
(510) 990-5965 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
Thomas V. Roland
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BERKELEY, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(510) 841-1500 1830 Berkeley Way
BERKELEY, CA 94703
Business, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
U of San Francisco School of Law
Reece R. Halpern
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Albany, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(510) 527-4337 1534 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA 94707
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Boston College Law School
George Joseph Frost
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(510) 647-8863 2930 Magnolia St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Antitrust, Communications and IP
UC Hastings COL
Ellen Frances McDonald
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
2843 Prince St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
David Cincotta
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Land Use Lawyer

David Cincotta specializes in obtaining land use entitlements for large commercial, mixed-use and residential developments in San Francisco and throughout Northern California. Read More »
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Joshua D. Brysk
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Skilled Business Lawyer! Experience, Diligence & Service! Call today!

I am dedicated to providing reliable, effective representation for a diverse range of business law needs. I work tirelessly for the best possible outcomes! Call for a consultation, visit my website for information. Read More »
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Len Watkins
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Emeryville, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 788-0675 1900 Powell Street
Suite 840
Emeryville, CA 94608
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...
Eric Francis Pierson
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 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...
Kathleen Hunt
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El Cerrito, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(510) 289-2288 6002 Barrett Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Hastings College of Law
Andrew Kevin Jacobson
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(510) 208-5500 180 Grand Ave.
Suite 700
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Antitrust, Communications and IP
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
Mark Russell Meyer
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
46 Vernon St
Oakland, CA 94610
Business
UC Hastings COL
John Thomas Hightower
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(510) 388-5018 6419 Mystic St
Oakland, CA 94618
Business and Personal Injury
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Dana Sack
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 286-2200 One Kaiser Plaza
Suite 1015
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Pierre Zado
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 967-1166 500 2nd Street
First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94107
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Consumer and IP
Valparaiso University
As a corporate & intellectual property attorney, I counsel clients on various technology and intellectual property matters. Prior to law school, I worked in various industries including finance, risk management and consumer electronics. I then pursued my JD/MBA as a CLEO fellow of the Indiana Supreme Court. After my first year in law school, I worked as a summer associate in the Office of General Counsel at Duke Energy in Indianapolis. During my second year, I interned at the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Affairs in Chicago. That summer, I interned at the United States Attorneys Office, Tax...
Victor J. Yoo
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 553-8000 1300 Clay St #600
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Southwestern University School of Law
Mr. Yoo's practice focuses on tax and bankruptcy litigation. He has represented clients in both criminal and civil cases against the California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has handled matters including IRS and sales tax audits, tax fraud investigations, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and innocent spouse claims. Mr. Yoo also represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including tax bankruptcy cases.
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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Taylor N. Burras
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Law

Taylor Burras represents employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, reduction in workforce, hiring, leaves of absence, and wage and hour issues. Read More »
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Paige Simmons Esq.
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Helping businesses face all legal challenges, from contract law and beyond.

Paige Simmons guides clients toward resolutions that help establish and maintain the health of their business venture. Read More »
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Kevin R. Martin
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(510) 444-7600 1939 Harrison Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, IP and Trademarks
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
Over his 18 years of practice in the Bay Area, Kevin Martin has developed a reputation as a fair- minded but tough negotiator representing client’s interests in intellectual property, business, real estate and personal injury actions. Kevin’s practice includes trademark, copyright and patent litigation, prosecution, licensing, business disputes, commercial litigation, personal injury claims, employer/employee disputes, trade secret and unfair competition claims, real estate litigation, contract disputes, and general advice and counsel. Mr. Martin maintains a regular blog on legal and other issues at www.landshark5000.wordpress.com. Mr. Martin regularly appears in both State and Federal Courts throughout California, before the Trademark...
Charles M. Louderback
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 615-0200 345 California Street Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
Charles M. Louderback is the founder of Louderback Law Group specializing in all areas of employment litigation and commercial litigation. As a trial lawyer with 30 years of experience, Mr. Louderback has successfully tried a wide range of employment issues in both state and federal courts including wrongful termination in violation of public policy, breach of contract, retaliation, harassment, discrimination based on race, age, national origin, religion, and gender, together with wage and hour violations.

Mr. Louderback's experience as a trial lawyer for business litigation matters is also extensive and includes all forms of business torts, contract actions, fraud,...
Vincent Tong
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(510) 371-7835 409 Thirteenth Street
9th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Employment, IP and Trademarks
Santa Clara University School of Law
Vincent Tong is an award winning, community oriented lawyer. He is the founder of TONG LAW, an employment business law firm located in beautiful downtown Oakland, California. Vincent exclusively represents employees in employment litigation and businesses in business-to-business disputes. In his business transactions practice, Vincent counsels individuals on forming and growing their social ventures. Connect with Vincent online at www.tong-law.com.
Christina Weed
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 953-2920 201 Spear Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
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...
Eric L. Toscano
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(888) 235-8582 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-4128
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
University of California, Davis, School of Law
I am a San Francisco-based trial lawyer passionate about representing tenants in disputes with landlords and individuals who have been injured. I am a founding partner at Toscano Kellogg & Van Aken LLP, where I pursue claims against landlords arising out of illegal evictions from rent-controlled apartments, tenant harassment, defective conditions and repair issues, rodent and other pest infestations, and floods. I also counsel tenants about their rights under federal, state, and local laws, particularly the San Francisco Rent Ordinance and the Oakland Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance, and negotiate buyouts for tenants interested in relocating from their...
Matthew S. Kenefick
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer
(415) 984-9677 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jon Welner
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(415) 432-6000 44 Montgomery Street
36th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Business and Environmental
Stanford University
Jon Welner is a leading practitioner of environmental law in California. His broad and deep experience over twenty years enables him to solve regulatory problems for clients in virtually every area of environmental practice, including air, water, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, consumer products, traditional and renewable energy, and natural resources. Jon helps clients make sense of the “alphabet soup” of state and federal environmental regulatory agencies in order to achieve their business objectives. He regularly represents clients in court to defend their interests and achieve their goals.

Jon has a robust land use practice and assists clients to successfully navigate the...
Reno F.R. Fernandez III
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(415) 362-0449 221 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Business and Bankruptcy
Golden Gate University School of Law
Macdonald Fernandez LLP focuses on business bankruptcy, reorganization and commercial litigation, including receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors, throughout California and pro hac vice in Delaware, the Southern District of New York. – Our clients range from enterprises with assets or amounts in controversy exceeding $100 million to small businesses, including technology companies, biotechnology companies, startups, Bitcoin-based companies, mortgage funds, national and regional banks, retail chains, medical clinics, residential care facilities for the elderly, farms, wineries, restaurants, churches, real estate developers and manufacturers. – In one example, we imposed a receivership over an operating almond reprocessing...
Alan William Sparer
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For over 30 years, Mr. Sparer has successfully represented individuals and businesses in litigation involving securities, contract, insurance, real estate, probate, and trust matters. Sparer Law Group (SLG), Mr. Sparer has obtained over $200 million in settlements, judgments, and recoveries on behalf of securities investors. Mr. Sparer also leads an SLG team that has successfully defended financial professionals and investment funds under investigation by the SEC, FINRA, and the California Department of Business Oversight.

SLG regularly helps resolve sensitive and confidential family disputes involving claims of elder abuse or financial misconduct. In the process, Mr. Sparer has successfully...
Ryan B. Noory
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(415) 797-7266 36th Floor
One Market
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business and Securities
Harvard Law School
Joshua Haevernick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Joshua Haevernick focuses on commercial litigation and represents businesses in design and construction defects, suretyship issues, professional negligence, breach of contract, and other matters. Read More »
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Jodi Smith
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Environmental and Land Use Lawyer

Jodi Smith represents developers, commercial property owners, manufacturers, and others, in a range of permitting, compliance and enforcement issues, including California Prop. 65. Read More »
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Berkeley Business Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

California Lawyers for the Arts
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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.