El Sobrante, California Business Lawyers

Kevin R. Martin
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Getting you back to business.

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... Read More »
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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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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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Jodi Smith
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Environmental and Land Use Lawyer

Jodi Smith represents developers, commercial property owners, manufacturers, and others, in a range of permitting, compliance and enforcement issues, including California Prop. 65.
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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
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
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
Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 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...
Valerie Kraml
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
2625 Alcatraz Ave
319
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Estate Planning and Family
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
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...
Janelle J. Smith
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 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.
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,...
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
Jason S. Buckingham
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Benicia, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 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...
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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Martin H. Orlick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Lawyer

I am a skilled and experienced attorney representing clients with business law needs. I am committed to exceptional advocacy for your legal issues and concerns. Visit my website for results and call for a consultation.
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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.
Howard L. Williams
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Martinez, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 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 11 years experience
(510) 649-6900 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business
UC Hastings COL
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)
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.
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
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
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
Stephen Fredrick Henry
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(510) 898-1883 2625 Alcatraz Ave,. No. 615
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Appeals, Civil Rights and Employment
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
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
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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Richard A. Rogan
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Creditors' Rights Lawyer

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.
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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 29 years experience
(415) 552-1177 1404 Summit Road
Berkeley, CA 94708
Business, Consumer, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
John Thomas Hightower
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(510) 388-5018 6419 Mystic St
Oakland, CA 94618
Business and Personal Injury
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Stephen Gizzi
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Benicia, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(707) 748-0900 1001 Madison Street
Benicia, CA 94510
Business and Estate Planning
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Ellen Frances McDonald
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 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 11 years experience
(510) 816-1200 2039 Shattuck Avenue
Suite 406
Berkeley, CA 94704
Business, Estate Planning and Patents
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
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. Offering legal representation throughout New York, California, Massachusetts, DC, and Washington State.

(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

(3) BUSINESS & CONTRACTS: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Legal...
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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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...
Reno F.R. Fernandez III
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 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...
Joseph N. Demko
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Trial Lawyer

Joe Demko is a trial lawyer who handles complex commercial business litigation. He represents lenders, creditors, property owners, limited liability companies, Board members, trustees and beneficiaries of trusts.
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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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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.
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
John Secrest Richards
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Danville, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(925) 231-8104 261 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Free ConsultationBusiness, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
J.R. Richards' practice focuses on developing long term client relationships representing their interests in both transactional matters and in civil litigation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants primarily in real estate and business disputes and has successfully litigated cases through dispositive motion, trial and settlement in state and federal courts. J.R. prepares each case to achieve a favorable judgment by trial or before trial, and when in the best interest of the client leverages a favorable settlement. Community Involvement: * Coach/Manager for Pre-K/K softball team the Purple Puppies 2016. * Coach/Manager for the Danville...
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
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
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,...
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...
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...
Matthew G. Grech
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 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...
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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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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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.