Brisbane, California Business Lawyers

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 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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Ilya D. Frangos
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California Business Law Attorney

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Alan William Sparer
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Experienced & Knowledgeable California Business Law Attorney! Call Now!

I am a determined and skilled business law attorney. I provide legal counsel and advocacy for business law matters with dedication and expertise. Visit my website to see settlements and verdicts. Call for a consultation.
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Garrett Sutton
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San Fransisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(800) 600-1760 567 Sutter Street, Third Floor
San Fransisco, CA 94102
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Garrett Sutton, attorney, best-selling author and Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad’s Advisor for corporate strategies, is the founder of the Sutton Law Center. The firm assists individuals and businesses with Asset Protection, corporate and real estate counsel. Sutton Law Center assists its worldwide clients with: Asset protection strategies, Asset protection planning, Nevada Incorporation, Wyoming Incorporation, California Incorporation, Nevada LLC, Wyoming LLC, California LLC, LLC Formation, Operating Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements, Articles of Incorporation, Business Incorporations ,Asset Protection Trusts, Asset Protection Corporations, Asset Protection service, Registered and Resident Agent Services, Mail Forwarding Office Packages. For more information please call our office 800.700.1430.
Simon Anthony Mazzola
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San Bruno, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(650) 403-4802 1001 Bayhill Dr
#200
San Bruno, CA 94066
Business, Construction and Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
Ms. Gemma de Lemos Mondala
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Daly City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(650) 877-2375 6748 Mission Street, #237
Daly City, CA 94014
Business, Employment, Entertainment & Sports and Insurance Defense
Syracuse University College of Law
Gemma L. Mondala's practice is broad but focuses primarily on business litigation, employment law and complex litigation matters. Gemma's experience includes the defense of insureds against claims related to automobile accidents, premises liability, products liability, slip/trip and falls, dog bites, toxic torts and construction defects. She has also represented business clients in enforcing and defending against breach of contract and business tort claims (i.e. intentional interference with contract and business advantage, breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, fraud and misrepresentation) as well as claims involving breaches of fiduciary duties. Gemma also advises Cities, Counties and...
Thomas L. Libby
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 665-0400 P O Box 31575
San Francisco, CA 94131
Free ConsultationBusiness and Personal Injury
University of San Francisco School of Law
I have spent over 25 years in the insurance industry helping both insurance companies and consumers with claims. As a former claims adjuster who knows how the insurance companies work, I am available to assist you with claims questions and evaluation issues. I am one of the very few insurance lawyers who have earned the insurance industry's highest designation, the CPCU. Let me know how I can help you. AMDG
Paul John Mori
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(415) 586-3600 22 Ocean Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94112
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
U of San Francisco School of Law
Hector Jose Chinchilla
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(415) 647-8832 2595 Mission St
Suite 202-204
San Francisco, CA 94110
Business, Immigration and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Shahrestani offers intense, intelligent, and attentive legal representation to individual and business clients in high-stakes, high conflict, and time sensitive litigation, negotiation, and transactional matters. Call today to set a Phone Consultation to discuss your concerns: 800-510-3916.

Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi.

Serving: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County, New York City Metro Area, Boston & Cambridge Metro Areas, Washington DC, Seattle.

(1) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Abduction, Collaborative Divorce, Property Division

(2) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct, School Representation

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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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Richard A. Rogan
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(415) 398-8080 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Bridget McInerney Harris
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

Bridget McInerney Harris represents high-net-worth individuals in estate planning, trust funding, trust administration, gift planning, and executive planning.
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Charles M. Louderback
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California Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience

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... Read More »
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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
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...
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
Reno F.R. Fernandez III
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 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...
Eric L. Toscano
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 8 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...
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...
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
Robert B. Kaplan
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer
(415) 984-9673 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
Golden Gate University School of Law
Mr. Ronnie R Gipson Jr
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(415) 432-4565 201 Mission Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business, IP and Insurance Defense
University of San Francisco 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
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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Kate Sagers
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Kate Sagers counsels business owners in in Americans with Disabilities (ADA) issues and defends them in ADA litigation.
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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
Frank Scott Moore
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(415) 292-6091 235 Montgomery Street, Suite 854
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Consumer and Criminal
U of San Francisco School of Law
When individuals or businesses are involved in any form of litigation, they want an attorney who offers face-to-face contact and provides valuable legal services at competitive and reasonable costs. The Law Offices of Frank S. Moore, APC in San Francisco and Healdsburg, California, has attorneys on staff and "of counsel" that are committed and dedicated to clients and have extensive experience in the following areas of practice: • Business Litigation • Appeals and Writs • Federal and White Collar Criminal Defense • Wrongful Death • Personal Injury • Civil Rights • Disability...
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
Paul DeAngelis
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 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...
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...
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,...
Ted Broomfield
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(415) 500-2029 1243 Pine Street, #12
San Francisco, CA 94109
Business, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Ted Broomfield is one of the top personal injury, privacy and landlord-tenant lawyers in the San Francisco Bay.

He has years of experience, and has helped clients obtain large recoveries for their injuries. He also helps people remove harmful content from the Internet and social media.
Joseph N. Demko
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(415) 984-9676 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
Duquesne University School of Law
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...
Dennis J. White
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer
(415) 984-9615 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
New York University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
An Nguyen Ruda
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

An Nguyen Ruda represents management and employers in a full range of labor and employment matters including litigation, advice and counseling, and administrative matters.
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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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Drexel Andrew Bradshaw
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(415) 433-4800 1388 Sutter Street
Suite 920
San Francisco, CA 94109
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, IP and Real Estate
St. Thomas University
Daniel James O'Rielly
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 952-3002 4 Embarcadero Center
#1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
Cornell University
Mr. O’Rielly, an experienced litigator and trial attorney, represents attorneys, law firms, and legal departments regarding attorney ethics issues, practice management, and ethics compliance. He leads the Firm’s legal ethics audit team for law firms and legal departments. He also represents partners departing a partnership and law firms managing partner departure issues, providing counsel at every stage of the partner departure process regarding partners’ rights and obligations in transition to a new practice.
Eric Tsai
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(415) 529-7654 71 Stevenson Street, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business, Consumer, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law, California Western School of Law and University of California - Irvine
Experienced in representing depository and non-depository mortgage lenders and servicers, mortgage loan investors, foreclosure trustees, financial asset buyers and sellers, and other financial services providers. My practice focuses primarily on defending clients in individual and class action lawsuits filed under various state and federal laws, including the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act, the Truth-in-Lending Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act, the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Admitted to practice in California, Oregon, and Nevada. Licensed California Real Estate Broker.
David Sheen ESQ.
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(415) 839-8409 1 Sansome St
#3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
California Western School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law
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...
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
Guy Orville Kornblum
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San Franciso, CA Business Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(415) 440-7800 1388 Sutter St., Ste. 505
San Franciso, CA 94109
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
GUY O. KORNBLUM is a partner in Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison, LLP, with offices in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, California. He has specialized as a trial and appellate lawyer for over 40 years. The firm specializes in a wide range of civil litigation, including serious injury and wrongful death, financial and physical elder abuse, and all aspects of insurance including “bad faith” claims. Mr. Kornblum himself has handled over 4000 litigated matters to conclusion and has several million dollar plus cases to his credit. He has represented hundreds of clients, small businesses, individuals, and...
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.
Bridget McInerney Harris
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 398-8080 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Gonzaga University School of Law
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
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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