El Sobrante, California Business Lawyers

Matthew S. Kenefick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Protecting Diverse Business Interests

Matthew Kenefick's law practice extends to litigation, compliance and real estate matters. He represents manufacturers, financial institutions, retailers, real estate developers, and the hotel industry, among others. Read More »
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Joshua Haevernick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Advocacy in Commercial Disputes

Joshua Haevernick focuses on commercial litigation and represents businesses in design and construction defects, suretyship issues, professional negligence, breach of contract, and other matters. Read More »
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Taylor N. Burras
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Law

Taylor Burras represents employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, reduction in workforce, hiring, leaves of absence, and wage and hour issues. Read More »
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Elina Tilman
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Protect yourself and your business with an experienced legal advocate. Call now!

Elina Tilman Taylor Burras represents employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, hiring, wage and hour, and other issues. Read More »
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Kathleen Hunt
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El Cerrito, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(510) 289-2288 6002 Barrett Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Hastings College of Law
Donald Hastings Read
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 50 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
Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 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...
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Albany, CA Business Law Lawyer with 8 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
Len Watkins
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Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 32 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...
Valerie Kraml
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
2625 Alcatraz Ave
319
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Estate Planning and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Jennifer R. Lovko
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 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.
John Ward Schilt
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Point Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 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
Jason S. Buckingham
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Benicia, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(707) 745-2200 940 Adams Street
Suite S
Benicia, CA 94510
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Jason S. Buckingham is a California licensed attorney who helps people with estate planning and real estate issues. Mr. Buckingham has worked in some aspect of real estate transactions since 1993, starting with foreclosure issues, with several years focused on commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Buckingham has experience in property analysis, due diligence, title and escrow, acquisitions, entity formation, financing, leasing, and ongoing management issues. Often, real estate and estate planning issues go hand in hand, so Mr. Buckingham has offered estate planning services since 2005. Mr. Buckingham graduated from John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Cum...
Janelle J. Smith
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 8 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.
Joshua D. Brysk
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Skilled Business Lawyer! Experience, Diligence & Service! Call today!

I am dedicated to providing reliable, effective representation for a diverse range of business law needs. I work tirelessly for the best possible outcomes! Call for a consultation, visit my website for information. Read More »
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Kate Sagers
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The University of Chicago Law SchoolWisconsin and California
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Howard L. Williams
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Martinez, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(925) 257-2946 535 Main Street
Suite 305
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Scott Randall Dallas
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 649-6900 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business
UC Hastings COL
Stephen Fredrick Henry
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(510) 898-1883 2625 Alcatraz Ave,. No. 615
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Appeals, Civil Rights and Employment
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Arthur J. Obolsky
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer
(510) 990-5965 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
Greg L Beattie
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 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,...
Bruce Emerson Methven
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(510) 649-4019 2232 6th St
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business, Antitrust, Communications and Entertainment & Sports
Boalt Hall (U.C. Berkeley)
Edward Lewis Blum
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Berkley, CA Business Law Attorney with 47 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 47 years experience
(510) 841-1500 1830 Berkeley Way
BERKELEY, CA 94703
Business, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
U of San Francisco School of Law
Maeve Katherine Bergman
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 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
Reece R. Halpern
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Albany, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(510) 527-4337 1534 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA 94707
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Boston College Law School
Bryan W. Dillon
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California Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience

Bryan is one of a small number of attorneys in the state of California to be certified as a Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law, by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He currently serves... Read More »
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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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Ellen Frances McDonald
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
2843 Prince St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Alex P. Moskovitz
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 816-1200 2039 Shattuck Avenue
Suite 406
Berkeley, CA 94704
Business, Estate Planning and Patents
Zachary Epstein
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(510) 841-4500 1919 Addison St Ste 105
Berkeley, CA 94704
Business
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
John Thomas Hightower
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(510) 388-5018 6419 Mystic St
Oakland, CA 94618
Business and Personal Injury
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
George Joseph Frost
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(510) 647-8863 2930 Magnolia St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Antitrust, Communications and IP
UC Hastings COL
Stephen Gizzi
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Benicia, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(707) 748-0900 1001 Madison Street
Benicia, CA 94510
Business and Estate Planning
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Michael Pierce Singsen
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(415) 203-4469 1404 Summit Road
Berkeley, CA 94708
Business, Consumer, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Victor J. Yoo
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 553-8000 1300 Clay St #600
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Southwestern University School of Law
Mr. Yoo's practice focuses on tax and bankruptcy litigation. He has represented clients in both criminal and civil cases against the California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has handled matters including IRS and sales tax audits, tax fraud investigations, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and innocent spouse claims. Mr. Yoo also represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including tax bankruptcy cases.
Pierre Zado
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 8 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...
Garrett Sutton
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San Fransisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 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.
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 Read More »
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Richard A. Rogan
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Creditors' Rights Lawyer who will fight for you! Request a consultation today!

Dick Rogan represents banks, financial institutions and other businesses and investors, in financial transactions, real estate, bankruptcy, insolvency, banking, corporate governance, commercial law and trust disputes. Read More »
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Kevin R. Martin
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(510) 444-7600 1939 Harrison Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, IP and Trademarks
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
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...
George W. Wolff Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 46 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
At the Wolf Law Office, we offer over 25 years of experience handling a wide range of construction contracts and claims for clients throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.

Our principal attorney, George W. Wolff, worked in the construction industry before attending law school, acted as an arbitrator, advocate, and trial attorney on private and public construction jobs and brings a comprehensive understanding of the practical and legal issues related to construction contracts and disputes to our clients, helping you avoid or resolve disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

In our years of experience, we have built a comprehensive network...
Christina Weed
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 390-3222 1990 N California Blvd
Suite 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
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...
Ali Abtahi
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 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...
Eric L. Toscano
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 10 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...
Bryan W. Dillon
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business
Dickinson School of Law
Bryan is one of a small number of attorneys in the state of California to be certified as a Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law, by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He currently serves as a commissioner and Chair of the California State Bar's Franchise and Distribution Law Advisory Commission (FDLAC), which oversees franchise specialist certification for the State of California and is a past Chair of the State Bar's Standing Committee on Franchise Law. Much of his practice involves business law litigation, but he also represents clients in transactional matters such as entity formation, contract...
L. Randolph Harris
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(415) 984-9658 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Gonzaga University School of Law
L. Randolph Harris is a partner in JMBM's San Francisco office who works with a broad array of privately held companies and their owners on business and tax matters. Randy advises clients with regard to business transition, taxable and tax deferred mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, integrated tax planning, federal and state tax controversy resolution, and real estate transactions. Randy's experience includes counseling mature companies on operations, business transactions and mergers and acquisitions and counseling emerging and growth companies on business organization, financing and operations. He advises on income tax planning for individuals, partnerships and corporations and also advises...
Michael Lee Mau
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 495-8082 950 Harrison St., Ste. 213
San Francisco, CA 94107-1078
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Construction and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Santa Barbara
Our managing attorney Michael L. Mau, Esq. has gained extensive experience as a trial lawyer and advocate. He has extensive experience in the areas of Construction Law, Real Property and Commercial Litigation, Collections, Business Counseling and Insurance / Surety Defense. He has experience handling cases at all stages of litigation including trial work.

Initially he worked and gained a wide variety of experience as an Independent Contract Attorney. He then practiced for five plus years with Simpson, Aherne & Garrity, P.C., a construction law firm with offices in San Mateo and San Francisco. After a shorter stint at McLemore, Collins...
David T. Chapman
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 613-9483 950 Northgate Drive
Suite 306
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Appeals, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. handles personal injury law, real estate and business counseling, and general litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. Attorney David Chapman is a Certified Mediator. The firm serves clients throughout Marin County, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and Northern California. Mr. Chapman represents seriously injured victims in cases involving auto accidents, wrongful death, catastrophic injury – including brain and spine injuries - dog bites, slip & fall, medical malpractice, and elder abuse. Mr. Chapman’s real estate practice handles cases involving nondisclosure, fraud, easement and boundary issues, HOA & landlord /...
David L. Roth
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 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.
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. Read More »
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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. Read More »
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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.

A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.

Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.

While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.


Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.

Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.