Bolinas, California Business Lawyers

Marc Cooper Haber
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Dedicated & Successful Business Law Attorney! Exceptional Representation!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney. I will work tirelessly to advocate for your interests in business law matters! Visit my website for case settlements and verdicts. Call for a consultation.
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Martin P. Stratte
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California Business Law Lawyer

Thomas Jefferson School of LawCalifornia, Nevada, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and Washington
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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
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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.
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David T. Chapman
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 613-9483 950 Northgate Drive
Suite 307
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
The Law Office of David T. Chapman handles personal injury law, real estate and business counseling, and general litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. Mr. Chapman is a Certified Mediator. The firm serves clients throughout Marin County, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and Northern California. Mr. Chapman represents seriously injured victims in cases involving auto accidents, wrongful death, catastrophic injury – including brain and spine injuries - dog bites, slip & fall, medical malpractice, and elder abuse. Mr. Chapman’s real estate practice handles cases involving nondisclosure, fraud, easement and boundary issues, HOA &...
Gerald Barry Dorfman
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Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(415) 389-9590 PO Box 1056
Mill Valley, CA 94942
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
I am responsible for all matters handled by my office. Paralegals, law clerks and associates may be utilized in appropriate situations, but the buck stops with me. Intentionally remaining small has enabled me to continue to provide unparalleled personal attention and confidentiality. My clients are the reason I am here, and I work hard for the best results possible. I am honored by the trust placed in me, and strive to maintain it at the highest level. You are entitled to understand the law applicable to your matter and the options available, as well as my best advice. I have...
Peter C. Lagarias Esq.
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Val D. Hornstein Esq.
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(415) 454-1490 1010 B Street
Suite 300
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Securities
The George Washington University Law School
Hornstein Law Offices, Prof. Corp. is a 20-year old California-based law firm concentrating in business, securities, intellectual property and related transactions and litigation. We have served clients across the country and in abroad. Our client base ranges from individuals. start-up companies to multi-national corporations in all fields of business. Mr. Hornstein has been in practice for 30-years. Prior to HLO, he was with large international law firms and in-house corporate counsel. Please call to discuss any questions in these areas.
Michael S. Biggs
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 789-5823 1050 Northgate Dr
#510
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Eric Sternberger
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(415) 453-9433 1101 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business, IP, International and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Eric Sternberger is a partner of Ragghianti Freitas LLP. Mr. Sternberger acts as outside general counsel to corporations, LLC's and partnerships with an emphasis on business and corporate transactions including entity selection, succession planning, joint ventures, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, secured financing, licensing, and real estate matters. His representative clients include technology and intellectual property driven companies, shipping, construction, advertising/branding, web based, and the real estate and healthcare industries. Mr. Sternberger's business counseling also includes advising directors, officers, and managers regarding business strategies, consensus building and corporate governance. Additionally, he advises shareholders and LLC interest holders regarding...
Sean Hogle
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(415) 287-3207 Lerman Law Building
802 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business, Antitrust, Communications and Employment
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Sean's law practice is focused primarily on technology ventures, such as software, wireless telecommunications, and Internet-related companies, as well as firms in the visual effects, concept art and emerging media space. Sean's seventeen years of diverse legal experience make him well-suited to act as a "virtual general counsel" to his venture clients, guiding such enterprises through the complex legal and regulatory environment of the United States and abroad--and in all stages of growth, from founding to IPO. Having closed countless complex technology transactions with numerous Fortune 100 companies worldwide, Sean has become the consummate deal lawyer, bringing to the table an...
Bruce J. Napell
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Chris Schaefer
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(415) 492-0590 950 Northgate Dr., Ste. 202
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Employment and Real Estate
Lincoln Univ
Mary Anne Keshen
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Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(310) 859-4633 764 Bay Rd
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business and Real Estate
Peter C. Lagarias Esq.
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California Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience

University of California Hastings College of the Law9th Circuit, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of...
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Stuart K. Tubis
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business and ADA Litigation

Stuart Tubis is a civil litigator representing businesses in a wide range of matters, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims and intellectual property disputes.
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Leonard Arlan Rifkind
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Greenbrae, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(415) 785-7988 100 Drake's Landing Road, Suite 260
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Jeffrey Howard Lerman
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(415) 454-0455 802 B St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Pierre Zado
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 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...
Ryan B. Noory
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(415) 797-7266 36th Floor
One Market
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business
Harvard Law School
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Paul DeAngelis
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(415) 781-0260 534 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
Boston University
Paul DeAngelis practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. He concentrates on real estate matters, including litigating buyer and seller disputes arising from transactions, neighbor and HOA disputes, and broker defense issues. He also provides transaction and counseling services to buyers and sellers, to property owners to resolve neighbor and HOA disputes, and to brokers and agents regarding risk management and BRE compliance issues. The information in this profile and any reviews or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of any legal representation. It is a communication within Rules of Professional Conduct of...
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...
Hanlen J. Chang
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 757-3422 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business, Estate Planning, International and Real Estate
Southwestern University School of Law
Hanlen J. Chang provides legal services in Business Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, and International Tax matters. He was recognized as a Super Lawyers rising star in 2015. Prior to establishing his own practice Hanlen was a research attorney at the San Mateo County Superior Court Probate Department. He has also worked for several Southern California and Bay Area law firms as a litigation attorney representing business owners and professionals . Hanlen grew up in Bubendorf, Switzerland and attended...
Kerry Shapiro
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(415) 984-9612 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business and Administrative
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Ansel Jay Halliburton
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(415) 955-1155 150 Post Street
Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, IP and Securities
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Antone F. Johnson
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(415) 729-5405 169 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, IP and Securities
Columbia Law School
For nearly 20 years, Antone Johnson has served as lawyer, advisor, executive and advocate for emerging growth technology/digital media ventures, founders and investors in a diverse range of business and intellectual property matters. Raised in Menlo Park and Palo Alto, California, suffused with Silicon Valley's unique culture of innovation, he came of age professionally during the Internet explosion of the late 1990s, an entrepreneurial crucible of unprecedented wealth and job creation, reinvention of countless industries, and related venture capital and Wall Street dealmaking. Antone was fortunate to have a ringside seat at major Los Angeles and Silicon Valley law firms,...
Elina Tilman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Elina Tilman Taylor Burras represents employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, hiring, wage and hour, and other issues.
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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.
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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...
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
Ali Abtahi
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(415) 639-9800 442 Post Street, Suite 901
San Francisco, CA 94102
Business, Antitrust, Consumer and Products Liability
University of Wisconsin - Madison
I am the managing attorney at Abtahi Law Group, a boutique litigation firm with a diversified practice focusing on civil litigation. We offer a full range of litigation services in high-stakes consumer protection actions, public health cases, and environmental litigation. We litigated individual lawsuits, class actions, and group actions in state and federal courts in California and other states. Clients include individuals, governmental entities, non-profit organizations, and businesses. What distinguishes Abtahi Law Group is not only the quality of our practice, but also our commitment to our core value of providing service to the community. We have a...
Stuart K. Tubis
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(415) 984-9622 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
Harvard University
Stuart Tubis is a civil litigator representing clients in a wide range of matters, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims and intellectual property disputes. Stuart regularly counsels businesses on the full spectrum of ADA compliance and represents their interests in civil litigation and Department of Justice investigations. Stuart has a background in technology, which provides a unique aptitude for web accessibility issues (a subject of increasing importance given recent regulatory action). Stuart has experience in all aspects of litigation, including negotiation, binding-arbitration, trial advocacy, settlement and alternative dispute resolution.
David Cincotta
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 984-9687 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business and Administrative
Lincoln University School of Law
An Nguyen Ruda
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(415) 984-9613 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business and Employment
Santa Clara University School of Law
Henry Murphy Burgoyne III
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(415) 795-4070 870 Market Street, Suite 985
San Francisco, CA 94102
Business, Communications and IP
Stanford University
Hank Burgoyne is an AV-rated counselor and litigator with more than a dozen years' experience advising technology and other businesses on commercial, intellectual property, advertising, speech, trade secret and data security issues. Hank has particular expertise in digital forensics and evidence, and in licensing, outsourcing, development and similar technology-related transactions. Hank has successfully represented plaintiffs and defendants in some of California's most important Internet-related advertising cases, both at the trial court level and before the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. A former reporter and newsroom lawyer, Hank counsels clients on copyright, defamation, trademark, privacy and other communications-related issues, and has...
Justin John Glyer
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 506-4889 534 Pacific Avenue, Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94133
Business, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Pepperdine University School of Law
Justin Glyer's practice focuses on media, entertainment, marketing, technology and commercial contracts, start-ups, copyright, trademark, content, internet, communications, privacy and general business law.

Mr. Glyer has conducted successful negotiations with digital media start-ups, artists, producers, movie studios, television networks, promoters, talent agencies, multi-channel internet distributors, record labels, publishers, software developers, internet service providers, social media companies, business development professionals, accounting firms, public speakers, job recruiters, universities and academics, advertisers, marketing, telecommunications and technology companies, insurance carriers and a wide range of other individuals and businesses from the very small to the Fortune 500.

As a long-time former business and legal...
Bennett G. Young
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(415) 984-9626 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Michael Lee Mau
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(415) 495-8082 950 Harrison St., Ste. 213
San Francisco, CA 94107-1078
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Our managing attorney Michael L. Mau, Esq. has gained extensive experience as a trial lawyer and advocate for our clients. He has extensive experience in the areas of Construction Law, Real Property and Commercial Litigation, Collections, Business Counseling and Insurance / Surety Defense. He has experience handling cases at all stages of litigation, but unlike many he has successful courtroom trial experience. Initially he worked and gained a wide variety of experience as an Independent Contract Attorney. He then practiced for five plus years with Simpson, Aherne & Garrity, P.C., a construction law firm with offices in San Mateo and...
Ilya D. Frangos
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California Business Law Attorney

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Robert B. Kaplan
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Creditors' Rights Lawyer

Bob Kaplan represents banks, securitized lenders, leasing companies, real estate loan servicers, and corporations in cases involving Commercial Code issues, real property transactions, and Chapter 11 cases.
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Robin D. Gross
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(415) 857-0231 1388 Haight St
#130
San Francisco, CA 94117
Business, Communications, IP and Trademarks
Santa Clara University School of Law
Martin H. Orlick
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(415) 984-9667 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
Jacob Harker
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(415) 624-7602 582 Market, Suite 1007
San Francisco, CA 94104
Business, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Jacob Harker is a San Francisco Bay Area attorney. Mr. Harker has set up and run his law practice in a cost-effective and practical manner. He has done so in an effort to pass on the savings to his clients. As an attorney, Mr. Harker sees his practice as taking the lead in a new era of legal services.
George W. Wolff Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(415) 788-1881 505 Sansome St
Suite 1525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Consumer
University of California Hastings College of the Law and Northwestern University School of Law
Drexel Andrew Bradshaw
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 433-4800 1388 Sutter Street
Suite 920
San Francisco, CA 94109
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, IP and Real Estate
St. Thomas University
David Jeanchung Tsai
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 979-6900 Vinson & Elkins LLP
525 Market Street, Suite 2750
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business, Antitrust, IP and Patents
Santa Clara University School of Law
David Tsai is a Partner in Vinson & Elkins LLP’s San Francisco office. David's practice focuses on patent, trade secret, complex breach of contract, and product defect litigation for companies innovating biotechnology (pharmaceuticals and genetic engineering), medical devices, software (Internet and mobile apps), and hardware (semiconductors, set-top boxes, smartphones, solar wafers and light-emitting diodes/LED/OLED). His legal experience includes second chairing international arbitration cases, litigating in the areas of copyrights and trademarks, preparing and prosecuting U.S. electrical engineering patent applications, drafting patentability, freedom-to-operate and non-infringement opinions, as well as patent interference in the area of biotechnology. He also represents clients...
Stephen R. Jaffe
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(415) 618-0100 101 California Street
Suite 2710
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Wayne State University Law School
Christina Weed
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 9 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...
L. Randolph Harris
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(415) 984-9658 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Gonzaga University School of Law
Howard Mark Ullman
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(415) 773-5652 The Orrick Building
405 Howard Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business and Appeals
Harvard Law School
Attorney, private practice. I handle civil litigation and also advise and counsel primarily in the areas below. Litigation * I represent clients (both defendants and corporate plaintiffs) in antitrust litigation. On the defense side, I have represented clients in private suits, class action litigation, class action opt-out litigation, and government actions. * I routinely work on claims involving pricing, price fixing, below-cost pricing, information exchanges, monopolization, attempted monopolization, and unfair competition. * I often work on cases at the intersection of antitrust and competition law and intellectual property (“IP”) law -- particularly on cases involving patents. * I have worked on the responses to numerous...
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.
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Joseph N. Demko
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Trial Lawyer

Joe Demko is a trial lawyer who handles complex commercial business litigation. He represents lenders, creditors, property owners, limited liability companies, Board members, trustees and beneficiaries of trusts.
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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.

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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.