Boulder Creek, California Business Lawyers

John Erik Fraker
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Saratoga, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(800) 775-7612 14500 Big Basin Way
Suite K
Saratoga, CA 95070
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
John Erik Fraker is the chair of the Charitable Planning & Philanthropy Practice Group for Ainer & Fraker, LLP. Specializing in high net-worth estate planning, philanthropy, and asset protection, John excels at providing sophisticated financial solutions and advanced charitable techniques that help individuals reduce taxes, provide a lasting legacy, and strengthen the familyâs core identity. Prior to co-founding Ainer & Fraker, LLP in 2002, John handled the investment and insurance needs of high net worth families as a fee-only financial planner in the affluent Brentwood Santa Monica area of Los Angeles. Additionally, he worked as Business Development Officer for the...
(800) 775-7612 70 Washington Street
Suite 303
Oakland, CA 94607
Eric Thomas Hartnett
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(408) 290-8228 563 S. Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Sunnyvale, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Business, Collections, Construction and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Eric Hartnett possesses an impressive real estate and business law background. He is a former partner at a preeminent real estate firm in Silicon Valley and has garnered a considerable wealth of experience by working his entire career at small and medium-sized firms. He has represented a wide array of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and government entities to individuals and small businesses. Eric's skills and expertise have been recognized through his repeated receipt of Super Lawyers's Northern California Rising Star award.

While the majority of his cases have been venued in the Bay Area (e.g. Santa...
Jingming 'James' Cai
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(408) 436-0789 1754 Technology Drive Suite 122
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationBusiness and Immigration
Temple University Beasley School of Law
James Cai founded SAC Attorneys, LLP after serving as in-house legal counsel for Yahoo! Inc. His practice focuses on corporate law, immigration, employment and estate planning. Mr. Cai believes in relationship lawyering and has a client-driven practice. He practices law the old fashioned way - giving each client this full attention with prompt responses, thorough research and analysis, aggressive representation and careful attention to details, in both transactional and litigation matters. As a result, most of his clients are repeat and long term clients, including individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations and public companies. Before founding SAC Attorneys, LLP,...
John C.  Martin
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(650) 329-9500 1145 Merrill St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Boston College Law School
Attorney John Martin advises individuals, families, and businesses in the areas of legacy planning, wealth preservation, estate & business succession planning, and estate administration. Our law firm focuses exclusively on legacy planning, wealth preservation, estate and business succession planning, and estate administration. Our trust and estate planning services enable clients to protect their spouse's or child's s inheritance from creditors and predators, maximize control over their assets during their lifetime, benefit charities, and effectively transition their business to the next generation. Through an ongoing client maintenance program, we provide peace of mind that a client's goals will not...
Matthew G. Grech
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(408) 214-0385 111 North Market St.
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
St. Thomas University School of Law
As an attorney, Matthew Grech began his career as a civil litigator. From there Mr. Grech transitioned into estate planning and probate & estate administration. As an estate planning/administration attorney Mr. Grech has assisted numerous clients manage trust and estate administrations from inception to closing, as well as guiding and facilitating the planning process. It was during this time that Mr. Grech realized that a number of his clients’ family members and friends were facing mounting financial troubles in the wake of The Great Recession. It was this realization that motivated Mr. Grech to begin practicing bankruptcy law, which...
(650) 743-2548 2000 Broadway St.
Suite 231
Redwood City, CA 94063
(510) 270-5602 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Jennifer Louise Mispagel
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(408) 286-9800 70 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jennifer Mispagel focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate. Jennifer received her Juris Doctorate and her Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University in 2008. After completing her first year at Santa Clara University School of Law, Jennifer spent a summer in Tokyo studying the Japanese legal system and interning for a local law firm. When she returned to school, she enrolled in Santa Clara’s MBA program to complement her legal education. Jennifer received both the Witkin and CALI Awards in Community Property as well as the American Bankruptcy...
Jeffrey Moore
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Campbell, CA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 915-8043 155 E. Campbell Avenue
Suite 121
Campbell, CA 95008
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Attorney Jeffrey M. Moore has 20 years experience assisting consumers and small business in Silicon Valley. He was raised in Santa Clara County, graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law (Juris Doctor) and Santa Clara Leavey School of Business (MBA). Mr. Moore is a recognized authority in family, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant law. Visit our website for information on how we can assist you with your legal issue.
Julie Bonnel-Rogers Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Elena Rivkin Franz
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(408) 940-5360 900 Lafayette Street
Suite 509
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Consumer
I am a real estate and business law attorney. I limit my practice to these areas, which include things from setting up HOAs, to neighbor issues, to construction, and real estate fraud. My background is in real estate, where I was a real estate appraiser, property manager, and project manager for condominium conversions and other real estate developments. I understand the hurdles you face on a daily basis if you are a real estate owner, investor, contractor or developer. A large segment of my client base are small business owners. I understand that you want simple answers...
Jeffrey K Nielsen
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(408) 294-9700 84 West Santa Clara St. #540
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Western State University College of Law
With over 5 years of experience, I understand the challenges facing families when they begin to contemplate their future. I know that you want to make sure that you are leaving your loved ones in a good place, and I want to help you develop a comprehensive estate plan that allows you to achieve your specific objectives.

I offer customized Estate Plans tailored to each client's needs. I have dealt with estates of all different sizes. Even if you feel that it is unnecessary for you to create an estate plan, you may have more assets than you realize. Certainly,...
Lawrence Michael Boesch
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SAN JOSE, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(408) 421-8297 12 S. First Street, Ste. 600
P.O. Box 796
SAN JOSE, CA 95113
Business and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
George Grellas Esq.
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Cupertino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(408) 255-6310 20400 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business and IP
Santa Clara University School of Law
I am a startup business lawyer and litigator practicing in Silicon Valley as head of a 4-lawyer boutique firm, George Grellas & Associates. We are business lawyers with a specialty in early-stage tech startups. Since 1984, we have helped small to medium-sized businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, and executives - several thousand in all. We help form companies - fund them - sell or merge or acquire them - sell their assets - do their corporate work, employment work, contracts, leases, and standard terms - licensing, trademark, and IP work - founder and equity incentive structures - commercial deals of all types. We...
Timothy James Walton
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Aptos, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(831) 685-9800 9515 Soquel Drive
Suite 207
Aptos, CA 95003
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications and IP
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Timothy Walton has more than eighteen years experience in litigation with senders of unsolicited commercial email.
Kevin C Boileau
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Campbell, CA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(408) 442-2983 1999 S Bascom
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Personal Injury
Harvard Law School, University of San Diego School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
For your mediation or negotiation needs, contact Kevin Boileau at
408.442.2983, 949.444.6964, or 415.830.0065.

Scientist, lawyer, and psychoanalyst specializing in complex negotiation, mediation, and law that utilizes game theory and psychoanalysis.

Substantively, we operate in:
DIVORCE LAW - - we handle complex financials, estates, and discreet matters
PERSONAL INJURY MEDIATION & NEGOTIATION - - we can help you avoid litigation and get your settlement
ANIMAL RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we protect animals
WATER & LAND MEDIATION - - we offer creative solutions
BUSINESS MEDIATION - - we can help with business conflicts
HUMAN RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we broker peace

We have offices in Silicon Valley/San Jose,...
(949) 444-6964 17901 Von Karman Ave Suite 600
Irvine, CA 92614
(415) 830-0065 2401 Broadway
Boulder, CO 80301
Melissa A. Wurster
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Sunnyvale, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(408) 416-2929 1230 Oakmead Pkwy
#306
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction and Real Estate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Isaac Hal Winer
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(650) 330-0110 2225 E. Bayshore Rd., Ste. 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Free ConsultationBusiness
UCLA School of Law
Isaac H. Winer is an experienced business lawyer and civil litigator who has practiced law throughout California since 1992. Mr. Winer’s practice encompasses a broad array of substantive areas, including business formations, funding and governance, commercial contracts, leases and other agreements, technology licensing, civil litigation and ADR across diverse subject matters. Mr. Winer’s clients have included public and private companies in a variety of fields including software, hardware, life science, internet, telecom and health care. He has also represented start-up ventures, entrepreneurs, executives, professionals, investors and other individuals. All of Mr. Winer’s clients share a common thread – they...
Wendy Watrous Smith
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and IP
University of Iowa
Michael William Malter
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Business, Bankruptcy, IP and Tax
Santa Clara University School of Law
Steven Edward Springer
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 490-9852 95 South Market Street, Ste. 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Employment and Family
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
(888) 490-9852 16360 Monterey St. Ste. 180
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
(888) 490-9852 39275 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538
Michael W. Stebbins
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Employment and IP
Santa Clara University
David Blaise Rao
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Business and Bankruptcy
Santa Clara University School of Law
I represent individuals and businesses as debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 and 13 cases. I am able to provide my clients with individual attention, and I take pride in the fact that I respond immediately to all client inquiries and always keep my clients apprised of the status of their case. I have been a Chairperson of the San Jose Chapter 13 Committee, and have been with Binder & Malter, LLP since 1986.
Miles Jarrod Dolinger
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Capitola, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(831) 477-9193 314 Capitola Avenue
Capitola, CA 95010
Business, Environmental, Municipal and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
I have over 21 years experience serving Santa Cruz, Santa Clara and Monterey Counties with superior and efficient land use, real estate, and business law services – all backed by professionalism and integrity. In my current practice in Capitola, I represent individual, business and public agency clients in a wide range of real estate, land use, and public law matters (transactional and litigation), with special emphasis on: Land use permits; Zoning compliance and red tag removal; CEQA and Coastal Act compliance and litigation; Writ of mandate litigation (against or on behalf of public agencies); Real estate transactions, disputes...
Mark R. Figueiredo Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Employment, Landlord Tenant and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
Alan Scott Nopar
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(408) 288-6800 111 N Market St
#300
San Jose, CA 95113
Business and Real Estate
Stanford Law School
Frederick William Schwinn
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(408) 294-6100 1435 Koll Circle, Suite 104
San Jose, CA 95112-4610
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Consumer
Washburn University School of Law
Fred W. Schwinn is a licensed attorney admitted to practice in the States of California and Kansas. Fred is the shareholder and owner of the Consumer Law Center, Inc. His practice is dedicated exclusively to representing consumer debtors in bankruptcy, stopping predatory and abusive consumer lending practices, and protecting consumers from illegal debt collection activity.

In 1997, Fred graduated from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas where he organized and volunteered at the law school's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site. While other law students were training in the law school's legal clinic, Fred began his legal career in...
Ryan Dewey Griffin
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(408) 998-7211 181 Devine Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Insurance Claims
California Western School of Law
I maintain offices in San Jose and Sacramento where I run a general practice with a focus on bankruptcy. Call for a chapter 7, 13 or 11 bankruptcy consultation, or contact us with your issues related to small business, real estate, or personal injury.
Edward A. Kraus
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Criminal, Employment and Environmental
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Michael J. Shea
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Communications, Employment and Real Estate
Harvard Law School
Kathryn E. Barrett
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Bankruptcy, Employment and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Santa Clara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Business, Consumer and Real Estate
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Louis Spitters
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
96 North Third Street, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Insurance Claims
Washington University School of Law
Steven Michael Fink
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(408) 256-2979 160 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 1180
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Civil Rights and Employment
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Though he began his career practicing Entertainment Law in Los Angeles, Mr. Fink and his wife traded the glamour of Hollywood for the San Jose area' s charms. That early exposure to big city, high-pressure civil cases has served him well, particularly when dealing with the complex issues involved in contemporary employment cases. Mr. Fink is a partner in Mesirow & Fink, a small but energetic and creative law firm founded in 1976. Mr. Fink is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall, and he has six times been selected by San Jose Magazine as one of the...
Ryan Penhallegon Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of Washington
Joseph Clark Melino J.D.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(408) 275-1955 111 N. Market Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Real Estate
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Real Estate & Business Planning and Litigation: Multi-unit Residential, Commercial, R&D and Industrial projects. Litigation regarding interest in, and preparation of Condominium Projects. Planning and Litigation regarding Manufactured Homes. Litigation and planning for contractors.
Ethan Solove Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business and Real Estate
University of Pennsylvania Law School
James T. Erickson
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Attorney
(408) 919-0088 2930 Bowers Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Business, Bankruptcy and Consumer
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jim Erickson received his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2004 (having transferred from Wisconsin Law School in Madison). Jim graduated in the top 10% of his law school class and was on the Dean's List from 2002-2004, while also serving as a research assistant for two professors. He was the Book Review Editor and Ethics Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review, where he published two articles. After graduating he received an unsolicited Fellows Scholarship, and was awarded membership in the prestigious Order of the Coif.
John Matthew Wunderling
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(408) 280-0535 333 W Santa Clara Street
Suite 700
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Gonzaga University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
John joined Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling in 1999 in the tax, trust, and estate division. He completed his law degree from Gonzaga University School of Law and earned his LL.M in Taxation from the Golden Gate University School of Law in San Francisco. He primarily handles cases in the areas of income, estate, gift taxation, wealth transfer, post-death trust administration, and probate. He is well-versed in many state and federal tax matters and implications regarding estate planning tools and business structures. John frequently presents in legal seminars regarding tax law.
Martin S. Snitow
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Saratoga, CA Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(408) 985-7575 PO Box 2821
Saratoga, CA 95070-0281
Business and Real Estate
Yale Law School
See my biography and photo at www.martinsnitow.com/bio.html
Sujung Park
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Cupertino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 236-7345 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Suite 100
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business and Estate Planning
Emory University
As a business legal counsel, Sujung Park has advised individuals and businesses on various legal transactions and litigation matters. Her practice includes corporate, commercial contracts, and estate and asset planning. Sujung’s clients range from global high tech companies to innovative emerging startups and local small businesses. She also has served as outside general counsel for the US subsidiaries of Korean companies and US companies who has a business relationship with Korea.

Sujung received a J.D. from Emory University School of Law and a M.A. in International Laws from Seoul National University. She is a member of the State Bar...
Rebecca Charlene McCracken Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Real Estate
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