Foster City, California Business Lawyers

Peter C. Lagarias Esq.
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California Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience

University of California Hastings College of the Law9th Circuit, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of...
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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. Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Kate Sagers
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Kate Sagers counsels business owners in in Americans with Disabilities (ADA) issues and defends them in ADA litigation. Read More »
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James Samuel Knopf
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(650) 627-9595 951 Mariners Island Blvd., Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94404
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Real Estate
Cornell Univ
San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(650) 376-2300 901 Mariners Island Blvd
Ste 500
San Mateo, CA 94404
Business, Antitrust and IP
Foster City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(650) 799-2444 713 San Miguel Ln
Foster City, CA 94404
Business
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Foster City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(650) 378-6061 950 Tower Ln Ste 700
Foster City, CA 94404
Business and IP
UC Hastings COL
San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(650) 655-8092 2207 Bridgepointe Pkwy
San Mateo, CA 94404
Business, Antitrust and IP
Santa Clara University School of Law
Foster City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(650) 380-6116 969G Edgewater Blvd
# 314
Foster City, CA 94404
Business, IP and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Foster City, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(650) 350-0207 1200 Ribbon St
Foster City, CA 94404
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
U of San Francisco School of Law
Foster City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(650) 571-1011 969-G Edgewater Blvd #345
Foster City, CA 94404
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Foster City, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(650) 242-1130 465 Thatcher Ln
Foster City, CA 94404
Business
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Foster City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(650) 432-7037 900 Metro Center Blvd
Foster City, CA 94404
Business and IP
University of Michigan Law School
Ilya D. Frangos
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Free Consultation! Dedicated California Business Law Attorney! Call for Help!

I am a skilled and aggressive business law attorney. I will zealously advocate for your legal rights and interests! I am dedicated to the best possible results! Visit my website for reviews, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Foster City, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(650) 522-1861 333 Lakeside Dr
Foster City, CA 94404
Business
UC Hastings COL
Foster City, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 857-7479 950 Tower Ln Ste 925
Foster City, CA 94404
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Foster City, CA Business Law Lawyer
900 Metro Center Blvd.
M1-5NW
Foster City, CA 94404
Business
Foster City, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(650) 372-2600 1291 E Hillsdale Blvd Ste 211B
Foster City, CA 94404
Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(650) 655-6003 2207 Bridgepointe Pkwy.
San Mateo, CA 94404
Business and IP
University of Texas School of Law
Ronald C. Chauvel
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(650) 573-9500 66 Bovet Road
Suite 280
San Mateo, CA 94402
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
UC Hastings COL
After practicing for a successful San Francisco financial district law firm for ten years, Ronald started his own practice in 1988. His primary practice areas include business representation, business formations, conversions, acquisitions, sales and mergers, real estate and transportation law, and estate planning. He specializes in representing small to medium sized entities in various industries, including real estate, transportation and logistics, and start-up technology and commercial enterprises. Estate planning services are provided for business owners and their families.
Brett Alcala
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(650) 343-4426 177 Bovet Rd
6th Floor
San Mateo, CA 94402
Free ConsultationSan Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Santa Clara University School of Law
Brett Alcala has resolved hundreds of securities disputes through litigation, mediation and arbitration. He routinely represents clients before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Brett Alcala's office is located in the San Francisco Bay Area; however, he has worked with clients across the United States.
Michael Danko
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Redwood Shores, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(650) 453-3600 333 Twin Dolphin Drive
Suite 145
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Business, Asbestos, Consumer and Insurance Claims
University of Virginia School of Law
Trial lawyer representing those harmed due to the wrongful conduct of others. Catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, aviation, and business torts. The $14.9 million jury verdict we obtained for our client injured in a plane crash was one of the largest personal injury verdicts obtained in the state of California in 2008. The $20 million settlement we obtained for a client burned in a utility explosion was one of the largest personal injury settlements in the state for 2006. Other representative results: $10 million jury verdict for widow of man killed in California helicopter crash (2011); $2.6 million settlement for...
Ilya D. Frangos
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(650) 345-8484 411 Borel Ave
#500
San Mateo, CA 94402
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Glenn Von Tersch
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(650) 593-2000 1900 S. Norfolk St., Suite 350
San Mateo, CA 94403
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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. Read More »
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Martin P. Stratte
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California Business Law Lawyer

Martin Stratte is an attorney in the Government, Land Use, Environment & Energy Department and a member of the Natural Resources and Mining Group. He assists with the entitlement of complex projects throughout... Read More »
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Rolando William Pasquali
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Burlingame, CA Business Law Attorney
(650) 579-0100 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Kristine Keala Meredith
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(650) 342-6100 247 North San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
Business, Asbestos, Consumer and Insurance Claims
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT and Howard University School of Law
Kristine Meredith obtained her B.S. with honors from the University of California at Davis and was awarded a scholarship to attend Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. While in law school, she was awarded the Distinguished Student Service Award and spent a semester at Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C., as a member of the faculty/student diversity exchange.

Before devoting her practice to representing plaintiffs, Kristine represented medical device manufacturers, doctors, and hospitals, serving as part of the national defense counsel teams for medical device manufacturers in multi-district federal litigation cases. She, therefore, has a thorough...
Amy Anne Laughlin
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(650) 343-3486 15 N. ELLSWORTH, SUITE 201
San Mateo, CA 94401
Business, Divorce, Entertainment & Sports and Family
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Amy Laughlin has been achieving exceptional results for clients since 1992. After graduating with honors from The University of Michigan Law School, Amy joined the San Francisco office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. While there, she counseled individuals and corporations in a wide range of complex financial matters. In 2013, Amy opened her own practice where she focuses primarily on divorce, business and entertainment law.
Mario Fausto
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San Carlos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(650) 948-6114 1001 Laurel Street
Suite C.
San Carlos, CA 94070
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Real Estate and Securities
Santa Clara University School of Law
Paul Gerard Minoletti
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(650) 638-9601 Waters Technology Park
1 Waters Park Drive, Suite 98
San Mateo, CA 94403
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
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Aaron Benjamin Thacker
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(650) 260-7722 555 Veterans Blvd.
Suite 106
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business
Stanford Law School
Shivani Sutaria
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney
(408) 406-8208 7 W. 41st Ave - #424
San Mateo, CA 94403
Business and Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
Donavon Marble
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(650) 502-1112 274 Redwood Shores Pkwy
Suite 441
Redwood City, CA 94065
Business, Collections, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
University of Wisconsin Law School
Howard L Hibbard
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Burlingame, CA Business Law Attorney
(650) 347-5010 251 Park Road
Suite 800
Burlingame, CA 94010
Business, Collections, Construction and Workers' Comp
Southwestern Law School
Howard L. Hibbard is owner and principal attorney of the Law Office of Howard L. Hibbard, founded in 1979. With over 30 years experience as a trial attorney in both state and federal courts, his primary focus has been on corporate law and complex real estate matters, including construction defect lawsuits. In addition, his clients rely upon him for other legal services including insurance litigation, debt collection, bankruptcy issues, labor relations, elder law and estate planning. He has extensive experience in real estate and construction defect litigation, with a case history of achieving multi-million dollar settlements involving large housing developments,...
Alan Khalfin
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer
(877) 744-4874 220 Baldwin Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Alan D. Khalfin, Esq. is a transactional attorney with vast experience in law and strategy across a wide range of fields, including technology, estate planning, finance, media, and energy. He is licensed to practice law in California. Mr. Khalfin takes pride in providing companies and individuals with top-notch legal expertise and strategic planning that is both thorough and practical. As part of his practice, he has negotiated hundreds of agreements for clients and has overseen numerous complex international transactions. Mr. Khalfin received his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law and is a graduate of the Cornell Law School...
Charles M. Louderback
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California Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience

Charles M. Louderback is the founder of Louderback Law Group specializing in all areas of employment litigation and commercial litigation. As a trial lawyer with 30 years of experience, Mr. Louderback has successfully... Read More »
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David T. Chapman
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California Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience

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... Read More »
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Juris Dumpis
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(650) 350-1744 66 Bovet Rd
San Mateo, CA 94402
Business, Animal, Appeals and IP
University of San Francisco School of Law
Michael Timothy Carney
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(650) 638-2376 177 Bovet Road
Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
Business and Estate Planning
U of San Francisco School of Law
Derek Yu
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(650) 288-1507 400 S El Camino Real
Suite #600
San Mateo, CA 94402
Business
Loyola Law School
Troy V. Sutton
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San Carlos, CA Business Law Lawyer
(650) 593-2388 900 Industrial Road
Suite E
San Carlos, CA 94070
Business, Construction and Entertainment & Sports
Golden Gate University School of Law
William Henry Holsinger
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(650) 340-7500 247 No. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
Business, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Roger Royse
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(650) 813-9700 149 Commonwealth Drive
Suite 1001
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Free ConsultationBusiness and Tax
New York University School of Law and University of North Dakota School of Law
Roger Royse, the founder of the Royse Law Firm, works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to publicly traded multinationals in a variety of industries, including technology, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate and agri-business. Roger regularly advises on complex tax structuring, high stakes business negotiations and large international financial transactions. Practicing business and tax law since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is active in leadership roles with several bar associations, including the following: ...
John C.  Martin
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(650) 329-9500 1145 Merrill St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Boston College Law School
Attorney John Martin advises individuals, families, and businesses in the areas of legacy planning, wealth preservation, estate & business succession planning, and estate administration. Our law firm focuses exclusively on legacy planning, wealth preservation, estate and business succession planning, and estate administration. Our trust and estate planning services enable clients to protect their spouse's or child's s inheritance from creditors and predators, maximize control over their assets during their lifetime, benefit charities, and effectively transition their business to the next generation. Through an ongoing client maintenance program, we provide peace of mind that a client's goals will not...
Matthew G. Grech
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(650) 743-2548 2000 Broadway St.
Suite 231
Redwood City, CA 94063
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...
Inna Efimchik
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(650) 298-6014 541 Jefferson Ave
Suite 100
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business, Health Care and Securities
Inna Efimchik has a corporate and securities practice, focusing on emerging growth companies and venture capital firms. Her practice includes general corporate counseling and securities advising, venture capital financings, debt transactions, corporate partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions. During her practice she has represented companies in a wide range of industries, including software, internet, mobile, life sciences, biotechnology, medical device, communications and clean technology. Prior to joining Emergence Law Group, Inna Efimchik practiced corporate and securities law in the emerging companies groups at Cooley LLP and, previously, at Heller Ehrman Venture Law Group. In 2005, Inna Efimchik earned a J.D. from University...
Clifford Ross Chernick
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(650) 327-5570 770 Menlo Avenue
Suite 101
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
UC Hastings COL
The Best Lawyers in America 2003-present; Best Lawyers 2017 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” for San Jose metropolitan area; National Academy of Family Law Attorneys “2016 Nationally Top 10 Attorney Award” for State of California; Best Law Firms – U.S. News and World Report 2014-present; Northern California Super Lawyers 2003-present; Daily News, Readers’ Choice Award “Best Lawyers Office” 2016; Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; Strathmore’s Who’s Who; National Registry of Who’s Who (life member); Author “Family Law ADR and Other Techniques” (Aspatore, “Inside the Minds – California Family Law Strategies,” 2009); Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Menlo College, 1995-2009,...
Jean-Yves Pierre Lendormy
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California Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience

University of San Francisco School of LawU.S. Supreme Court, California, U.S. District Courts of California and 9th Circuit
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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.