El Cerrito, California Business Lawyers

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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L. Randolph Harris
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate and Tax Lawyer

Randy Harris represents privately held companies and their owners on matters including business transition, taxable and tax deferred mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, joint ventures, and real estate transactions.
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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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Bennett G. Young
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Insolvency Lawyer

Ben Young represents lenders, financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, distressed investment funds, businesses, receivers, special servicers, and creditors' committees, in insolvency matters.
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Kathleen Hunt
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El Cerrito, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(510) 289-2288 6002 Barrett Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Hastings College of Law
El Cerrito, CA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(510) 289-0940 2704 Tulare Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Business and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
El Cerrito, CA Business Law Lawyer
(704) 417-3106 Poinsett Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of South Carolina School of Law
El Cerrito, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 525-4119 1190 Richmond St
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
U of San Francisco School of Law
El Cerrito, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(510) 237-4410 1736 Lexington Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Business, International and Maritime
University Coll
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Albany, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(510) 860-5919 1050 Kains Ave. #A1
Albany, CA 94706
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Elder and Entertainment & Sports
Marquette University Law School and Marquette University Law School
Janelle J. Smith
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(510) 398-0733 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
I help clients with their employment, business, and start-up needs. I also represent clients involved in civil litigation. Please contact me to find out how I can help you with your legal needs.
Scott Randall Dallas
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 649-6900 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business
UC Hastings COL
Jennifer R. Lovko
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(510) 859-7377 1061 Eastshore Highway, Suite 206
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business, Consumer, Employment and Medical Malpractice
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Rae has extensive experience, having successfully represented hundreds of clients throughout her career. At Lovko & King, her focus is on providing client-focused representation at an affordable price.
Bruce Emerson Methven
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(510) 649-4019 2232 6th St
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business, Antitrust, Communications and Entertainment & Sports
Boalt Hall (U.C. Berkeley)
Bruce J. Napell
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California Business Law Attorney

University of California Hastings College of the Law9th Circuit, California, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of...
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Stephen M. Fuerch
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California Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia
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Greg L Beattie
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(510) 550-8605 2030 Addison Street
Suite 650
Berkeley, CA 94704
Business, IP and Securities
Harvard Law School
Greg Beattie practices corporate and technology law, and represents a broad spectrum of hardware, software and internet based companies, food and beverage companies including several wineries, cleantech/greentech companies and a variety of other distribution, retail, service, and manufacturing concerns, often serving as their general counsel. Greg graduated from Harvard Law School in 1980 (J.D., cum laude) and from Stanford University (highest honors) in 1976. His started his career at Cooley Godward, and has served as General Counsel of UB Networks, a pioneering Silicon Valley tech company, chair of the Venture and Technology Practice Group at Reed Smith,...
Edward Lewis Blum
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Berkley, CA Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(510) 452-4400 1600 Shattuck Ave Ste 225
Berkley, CA 94709
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of California, Davis, School of Law
45 years experience as litigation and business counsel; 20 years experience as court appointed and private mediator of business and real estate disputes; Martindale AV-rated; SuperLawyers
Thomas V. Roland
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BERKELEY, CA Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(510) 841-1500 1830 Berkeley Way
BERKELEY, CA 94703
Business, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
U of San Francisco School of Law
Donald Hastings Read
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(510) 409-4927 982 Santa Barbara Rd
Berkeley, CA 94707
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School
George Joseph Frost
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 647-8863 2930 Magnolia St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Antitrust, Communications and IP
UC Hastings COL
Arthur J. Obolsky
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer
(510) 990-5965 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business, Construction, Consumer and Employment
University of San Diego School of Law
Michael Pierce Singsen
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(415) 552-1177 1404 Summit Road
Berkeley, CA 94708
Business, Consumer, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Maeve Katherine Bergman
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(510) 704-9200 2721 Shattuck Avenue
No. 223
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Alex P. Moskovitz
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(510) 816-1200 2039 Shattuck Avenue
Suite 406
Berkeley, CA 94704
Business, Estate Planning and Patents
Vincent Tong
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(510) 371-7835 409 Thirteenth Street
9th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Employment, IP and Trademarks
Santa Clara University School of Law
Vincent Tong is an award winning, community oriented lawyer. He is the founder of TONG LAW, an employment business law firm located in beautiful downtown Oakland, California. Vincent exclusively represents employees in employment litigation and businesses in business-to-business disputes. In his business transactions practice, Vincent counsels individuals on forming and growing their social ventures. Connect with Vincent online at www.tong-law.com.
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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Joshua Haevernick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Joshua Haevernick focuses on commercial litigation and represents businesses in design and construction defects, suretyship issues, professional negligence, breach of contract, and other matters.
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Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(510) 843-6060 2141 Emerson St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Consumer, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Golden Gate University School of Law
Lynn Sherrell is in solo-practice in Berkeley California, following a dozen years in San Francisco law firms practicing personal injury, products' liability and worker's compensation law. Lynn has achieved a Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law of the State Bar of California Department of Legal Specialization. Lynn is client oriented and serves individuals, families, small businesses and small owner investors in many aspects of civil law and litigation. When you need an advocate on your side, get a woman on your case. Lynn is a graduate of Golden Gate University Law School with an emphasis in public interest...
Matthew G. Grech
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(510) 270-5602 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
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
(408) 214-0385 111 North Market St.
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
David L. Roth
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(510) 482-6600 1425 Leimert Blvd, Suite 405
Oakland, CA 94602
Business, Construction, Real Estate and Stockbroker Fraud
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Real Estate Law Offices of David L. Roth. Highest rating AV by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Co-author, Chap. 10, California Easements And Boundaries: Law And Litigation (CEB). Author, Chap. 1, "Easements," Neighbor Disputes: Law & Litigation (CEB) Practice areas include: Commercial Landlord/Tenant; Boundary and Easement Disputes; Title, Partition, Quiet Title, Adverse Possession, Prescriptive Easements; Construction Defect and Mechanics Lien lawsuits; Premises Liability and Injuries; Purchase/Sale Transactions and Litigation; Deeds of Trust; Real Estate Fraud.
Phyllis Voisenat
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(510) 272-9410 1999 Harrison Street
18th Floor, #410
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBusiness and Appeals
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Phyllis Voisenat, Esq. is an attorney and counselor at law. You can retain her as your attorney to handle your case from start to finish, or you can hire her for limited matters. She can be retained for matters from Sacramento to San Jose, pertaining to fraud, real estate, contracts, business formation, operations.
Len Watkins
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Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Bankruptcy and IP
University of San Francisco School of Law
A resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and business law, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include: A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers A California Real Estate Broker’s license Previous Experience Business Attorney Norris & Norris (now...
(510) 788-0675 1900 Powell Street
Suite 840
Emeryville, CA 94608
(510) 788-0040 1300 Clay Street
Room 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Edward Charles Casey Jr
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(510) 251-2300 300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
Business and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Ed Casey was born in Palo Alto, California in 1960. Mr. Casey received his A.B. from U.C. Berkeley in 1982. In 1985, he received his J.D. degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He was admitted to the California bar and the United States District Court in 1986. Mr. Casey has been practicing law in the Bay Area for 30 years. In that time, he has tried cases in all of the Bay Area counties, as well as Los Angeles County. He has written articles and lectured on Legal Ethics, Premises Liability, Liability of Property...
Greg Hartman
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(510) 227-5325 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Gregory S. Hartman is an attorney, CPA, and Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (credential pending). Mr. Hartman's practice involves representing both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. He has expertise in chapter 11 businesses reorganization. Prior to starting Hartman Bankruptcy Law, Mr. Hartman represented secured creditors and trustees in bankruptcy cases. Mr. Hartman also worked for the United States Trustee's Office where he worked in an oversight role of chapter 11 cases and trustee administration. Mr. Hartman is a long-time resident of the Bay Area, living in the East Bay with his wife...
Ruben Sundeen
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Martin Ross Sances
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(925) 284-2810 3736 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Suite 300
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business, Construction, Insurance Claims and Securities
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
Areas of Expertise

Business advice and counseling
Contract drafting and review
Corporate structure and transactions
Licensing and regulation
Employment and labor negotiation
Insurance coverage and claims handling
Education

B.A., Colgate University, 1991
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1994

Martin is an experienced business attorney who facilitates transactions while minimizing the risks and pitfalls facing his clients. Martin takes a “can-do” approach to legal problems that focuses on crafting deals through an integrative and value creating process rather than conflict.
John Ward Schilt
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Point Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(510) 234-2808 145 Park Place
Suite A
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
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.
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Jill E. Fox
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California Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia, 9th Circuit and U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
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Ben Irwin Hamburg
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 985-2600 2625 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Ben Hamburg provides mediation services to parties seeking to resolve their disputes without the risk inherent in proceeding through trial, and additionally provides services as an arbitrator. Ben has had significant success in resolving some of the most difficult cases utilizing creative solutions. Ben also represents parties in litigation and transactional matters.
Quynh Chen
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(510) 764-8880 101 Broadway
Suite 306
Oakland, CA 94067
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Quynh (“Quinn”) Chen is a bilingual solo attorney located in Jack Oakland Square Oakland. She has been admitted to practice in the Ninth Circuit of the United States Appellate Court. Her practice areas primarily focus on family law, entity formations, and intellectual property. Her interest is in software patents and helping underrepresented clients in her community.

As part of her interest in software patents, Ms. Chen is proficient in programming in Ruby on Rails, MEAN stack Javascript, and working with various databases. While at Golden Gate University, School of Law, she served as Vice President of Asian Pacific American Law Student...
Kevin R. Martin
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(510) 444-7600 1939 Harrison Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, IP and Trademarks
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Over his 18 years of practice in the Bay Area, Kevin Martin has developed a reputation as a fair- minded but tough negotiator representing client’s interests in intellectual property, business, real estate and personal injury actions. Kevin’s practice includes trademark, copyright and patent litigation, prosecution, licensing, business disputes, commercial litigation, personal injury claims, employer/employee disputes, trade secret and unfair competition claims, real estate litigation, contract disputes, and general advice and counsel. Mr. Martin maintains a regular blog on legal and other issues at www.landshark5000.wordpress.com. Mr. Martin regularly appears in both State and Federal Courts throughout California, before the Trademark...
(925) 297-4383 Pleasanton, CA 94588
Valerie Kraml
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
2625 Alcatraz Ave
319
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Estate Planning and Family
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Robert Salinas
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
John Erik Fraker
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(800) 775-7612 70 Washington Street
Suite 303
Oakland, CA 94607
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 14500 Big Basin Way
Suite K
Saratoga, CA 95070
Yelda Mesbah Bartlett
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 318-6313 1939 Harrison Street
9th Floor, Suite 921
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of California Hastings College of the Law
William Conrad Vencill
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(925) 946-9700 3445 Golden Gate Way
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Anthony Albert Ferrigno
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(423) 744-4041 3443 Golden Gate Way, Suite F
Lafayette, CA 94549
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust and IP
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Trial Lawyer Business Litigation Both Defense & Plaintiff Extensive Experience And With Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts; Lawyer Malpractice Cases; Real Estate Law; Wills & Trusts Contests; Class Actions.
Lafayette, CA
Andrew Kevin Jacobson
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(510) 208-5500 180 Grand Ave.
Suite 700
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Antitrust, Communications and IP
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley
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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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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California Lawyers for the Arts
(415) 775-7200
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Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Legal Services for Entrepreneurs
(415) 543-9444
San Francisco, CA

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