Cupertino, California Business Lawyers

Jonathan Alan Blau
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Experienced & Skilled Business & Real Estate Lawyer! Protecting Your Interests!

I am a dedicated and experienced business and real estate law attorney. I will aggressively represent your rights and interests in court and mediation! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Austin T. Jackson
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California Business Law Lawyer

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Heinz Binder
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Exceptional Representation! Over 35 Years of Business Law Experience & Success!

I provide knowledgeable and aggressive counsel and advocacy for business law matters. I am dedicated to pursuing the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for representative clients and cases. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Robert G. Harris
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California Business Law Attorney with Extensive Experience and Skill! Call Now!

I am a passionate legal advocate for those with business law needs. I will work tirelessly to advocate for your legal rights and interests! Visit my website for representative clients and cases. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Sujung Park
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Cupertino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 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...
George Grellas Esq.
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Cupertino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 41 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...
Nancy Lu Sequoia
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Cupertino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 725-7180 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Suite 100
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Brooklyn Law School
Our mission in the practice of law is to advance justice and provide legal help to our clients with dedication, integrity and excellence. Dedication We represent our clients with zealousness and diligence. We commit our time and energy to providing our clients with excellent legal services. As a customer-service oriented firm, we give our clients personalized and individual attention. Integrity We uphold high ethical standards in representing and serving our clients. Given our dedication and skills, we believe that we can provide outstanding legal services in a legal and ethical manner. Excellence With high professional standards, legal acumen, hard work and strive for perfection, we...
Cupertino, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(650) 328-4600 1 Apple Park Way
M/S 169-2Nyj
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business, Consumer and Securities
USC Law School
Cupertino, CA Business Law Lawyer
(669) 227-9444 1 Infinite Loop
M/S: 169-4I
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business and IP
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Cupertino, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
1 Infinite Loop
MS: 169-4I
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business and Securities
Yale Law School
Cupertino, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(650) 275-3281 22771 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business, Communications, Securities and Tax
New York University School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
Cupertino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 733-6070 1 Infinite Loop
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business
University of Wisconsin
Cupertino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(213) 683-9139 1 Apple Park Way
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business
Harvard Law School
Cupertino, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(408) 862-3436 1 Infinite Loop
Stop 169-4Ism
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Boalt Hall School of Law
William L. Bretschneider
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Dedicated, Skilled & Strategic Business Law Counsel & Legal Representation!

I am an experienced, aggressive, and results-oriented business law attorney. I work tirelessly to meet the legal needs and goals of my clients! Visit my website to see reviews and results, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Stephen S. Wu
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Experienced & Successful California Business & Information Technology Lawyer!

I am a knowledgeable and skilled California business law attorney. I am committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes for your legal needs! Visit my website to see reviews and results, or call for a consultation! Read More »
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Cupertino, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(408) 658-1173 10200 S De Anza Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business and IP
University of California School of Law at Los Angeles
Cupertino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(669) 227-9460 1 Apple Park Way
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business and Communications
Columbus School of Law
Cupertino, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(408) 286-3070 PO Box 2883
Cupertino, CA 95015
Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Cupertino, CA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(408) 888-9411 10377 Vista Knoll Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Cupertino, CA Business Law Attorney with 69 years experience
(650) 969-4332 23500 Cristo Rey Dr
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business and Estate Planning
Stanford Univ Law School
Cupertino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(408) 366-2032 22366 Rancho Deep Cliff Dr
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business, Estate Planning, Municipal and Real Estate
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Cupertino, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(650) 490-0842 PO Box 2616
Cupertino, CA 95015
Business, Elder and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Cupertino, CA Business Law Attorney with 58 years experience
(408) 253-9944 22325 Regnart Rd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Univ of Denver COL
Cupertino, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
10299 McKlintock Ln
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business
Cornell Law School
Cupertino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(408) 252-5211 10455 Torre Ave
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business, Employment, Municipal and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
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. Read More »
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David Blaise Rao
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Experienced Business Lawyer! Dedicated to Aggressive Counsel & Representation!

For over 30 years, I have been successfully advising businesses in legal matters. I am committed to the best possible results for business law needs! Visit my website for representative cases. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Eric Thomas Hartnett
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(408) 290-8228 563 S. Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Sunnyvale, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 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...
Wen-Ching Lin
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Sunnyvale, CA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 459-9828 1030 E. El Camino Real
Suite 288
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Business, Employment and Trademarks
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
John Erik Fraker
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Saratoga, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 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...
Matthew Jon Miller
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Sunnyvale, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 746-5470 1111 W. El Camino Real
Suite 109-371
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Criminal
University of California - Los Angeles
It can be a very trying and stressful time when you find yourself in need of an attorney. Not only are you concerned about your particular legal issue, but like most people, you are concerned about the relationship you will have with your attorney and the fees that will be charged. Let's face it, lawyers, like politicians, have a bad reputation. People worry their attorney will not take their case seriously, or will try to squeeze every dime they can out of the case. I understand these feelings and concerns. Unfortunately, they are far too often justified. Before I became a...
Kevin C Boileau
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Campbell, CA Business Law Attorney with 33 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,...
James Cai
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(408) 436-0789 1754 Technology Dr
#122
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Immigration and Real Estate
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,...
Heinz Binder
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Business, Bankruptcy, Landlord Tenant and Tax
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Binder has over 35 years of experience representing businesses and individuals as debtors or creditors in all types of bankruptcy matters and corporate restructuring. In addition to his considerable bankruptcy experience, Mr. Binder frequently represents businesses and individuals in real estate and business matters, collection and collection defense, and commercial law disputes. Mr. Binder’s practice also includes asset protection planning, creditor negotiations and workouts, debtor-creditor rights, tax disputes, bankruptcy appeals, and representing under-insured defendants in settlement negotiations and mediations.

Mr. Binder is active in the local Silicon Valley community, frequently lecturing on bankruptcy and related topics such as asset protection...
Jeffrey K Nielsen
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 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,...
Matthew G. Grech
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 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...
Richard Wingerden
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(408) 564-5870 777 N 1st
Suite 333
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Estate Planning
Lincoln Law School of San Jose
Richard Wingerden will handle every client's matter personally, professionally, and with a great degree of dedication. All of his clients receive the attention they need whether accused of criminal wrong doing, need peace of mind in drafting of a will and trust, or need business advice or drafting of a contract.

With many years as a practicing litigation attorney, Mr. Wingerden has exceptional skill in client advocacy, negotiating, investigating, analyzing, critically reviewing, and resolving minor criminal offense to complex and serious felonies.

Mr. Wingerden has an expert understanding of the criminal justice system and proven ability to understand all...
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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Bernard Vogel III
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Exceptional Business & Tax Law Counsel & Legal Advocacy! Experienced & Skilled!

I am an aggressive and skilled tax and business law attorney. I am dedicated to providing outstanding service and legal representation! Visit my website for testimonials and case results, and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Leizel Ching Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
The University of Chicago Law School
Leizel Ching is an accomplished litigator with an astute eye for alternative dispute resolution. Leizel has successfully represented individuals and businesses in many complex litigation matters in the technology, intellectual property, and business sectors.

Leizel’s practice is divided into complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. This includes reviewing contracts, drafting operating and employment agreements, complex litigation matters, mediation, arbitration and, if necessary, trial. She also handles matters involving breaches of contract, employment and membership disputes, and intellectual property.

Prior to joining Structure Law Group, LLP, Leizel worked as a Reference Librarian at Stanford Law School and as a senior associate in the...
Bernard Vogel III
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Securities and Tax
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Los Angeles
Bernie Vogel is a shareholder and the CEO and President of Silicon Valley Law Group. His practice emphasizes complex corporate transactions, investment financings, mergers and acquisitions, as well as the formation and maintenance of partnerships and limited liability companies. He provides ongoing business counseling to a variety of entities, ranging from venture capital firms and start up high tech and biotech companies. Advices on directors & officers liability, corporate governance, stock option plans, licensing, and contracts, as well as advice on complex tax issues with respect to transaction structuring, entity formation, reorganizations, and business succession planning. Before practicing law, Bernie...
Steven Edward Springer
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Morgan Hill, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(888) 490-9852 16360 Monterey St. Ste. 180
Morgan Hill, CA 95037
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.
Kathryn E. Barrett
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 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
Kathryn E. Barrett is a member of Silicon Valley Law Group’s Business Litigation, Employment and Financial Services Group. Her areas of expertise include complex commercial disputes involving fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, partnership, corporate and shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, derivative claims, alter ego; claims under the Convention for International Sale of Goods (CISG), employment, and real estate. Kathryn's litigation experience also includes adversary proceedings in the bankruptcy courts.

Kathryn is also an experienced, U.C. Berkeley-certified mediator of business disputes. She serves as a mediator and arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel and...
Stephen S. Wu
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Communications and IP
Harvard Law School
Stephen Wu is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group. He advises business clients on information governance matters, focusing on information security, privacy, mobile computing, ediscovery preparedness, records management, and computer-related investigations. He reviews and writes sophisticated information security policies for large enterprises, and assists in data security regulatory compliance, incident response, breach notifications, and establishing secure electronic commerce systems. He drafts privacy policies for clients, including ones for U.S. companies with European and Asian operations. He assists clients with European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliance. Steve assists clients in managing enterprise mobile device programs, including writing bring...
Christian P. Binder
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Christian Binder has been an attorney at Binder & Malter, LLP since 2013.

Mr. Binder was admitted to the California Bar in December 2012 after graduating from the Santa Clara School of Law in June 2012. Mr. Binder’s practice includes debtor and creditor representation, bankruptcy and financial analysis of individuals and entities.

Mr. Binder received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Santa Clara University in Finance in 2009. Mr. Binder earned his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 2012. During law school, Mr. Binder was the recipient of a number of awards, including being awarded Witkin...
John David Teter
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(408) 866-1810 1361 S Winchester
Suite 113
San Jose, CA 95128
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Santa Clara University School of Law
As a lawyer for over 30 years, on a daily basis, John Teter has assisted thousands of clients in achieving their business and personal goals. He draws on this wealth of real-world experience, coupled with interaction with colleagues and a lifetime commitment to continuing education, to provide his clients the best legal representation possible. It is a great source of personal pleasure to apply these tools to assist others. Mr. Teter considers each case to be a personal challenge to achieve what is best for each of his clients.

As an experienced taxation law attorney, he has the knowledge and resources...
Robert G. Harris
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Business, Bankruptcy, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Mr. Harris’ practice focuses on representing businesses and individuals in Chapter 11, both as debtors and creditors, as well as in bankruptcy litigation, state court assignments for the benefit of creditors (ABCs), receiverships, execution sales and various other bankruptcy and collection matters. Mr. Harris has substantial experience in a number of bankruptcy areas, including real estate restructurings, sales and reorganizations of high tech and general manufacturing companies, dealing with intellectual property rights in bankruptcy, and handling alleged securities laws and Federal Trade Act violations.

Mr. Harris frequently lectures and writes on bankruptcy topics and has authored numerous articles, case analyses, and...
Elena Rivkin Franz
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 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...
Frederick William Schwinn
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 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 Penhallegon Esq.
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California Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Santa Clara University School of Law and University of WashingtonUSDC: Eastern District of California, USDC: Northern District of California, Washington and California
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Ethan Solove Esq.
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California Business Law Lawyer

University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolNew Jersey, Pennsylvania and California
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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.

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