Grand Terrace, California Business Lawyers

Wei Deng
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate and Corporate Lawyer

Wei Deng is a bi-cultural and bi-lingual Chinese-American attorney who focuses on transactional, financing and other business matters, including hospitality matters. Read More »
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Joel D. Deutsch
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Joel Deutsch focuses on real estate and land use litigation, and intellectual property litigation. He has extensive experience in federal and state courts. Read More »
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Scott J. Sheldon
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California Business Law Attorney

Scott Sheldon is a Civil Law Attorney serving clients in the Inland Empire, Los Angeles, and Orange County. Representing individuals and small businesses with civil and probate disputes, business litigation, business... Read More »
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Thomas M. Geher
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Creditors' Rights Lawyer

Tom Geher has expertise in bankruptcy, insolvency and creditors' rights and in the representation of debtors, secured and unsecured creditors, and bankruptcy trustees in all aspects of Chapter 11 and Chapter 7 cases. Read More »
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Grand Terrace, CA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(909) 783-4422 22545 Barton Rd
Grand Terrace, CA 92313
Business, Bankruptcy, Immigration and Tax
Western State Univ
Grand Terrace, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(213) 978-7840 12056 Mt Vernon Ave
Grand Terrace, CA 92313
Business and Health Care
Univ of LaVerne COL
Ugo-Harris Peter Ejike
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San Bernardino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(909) 890-9082 164 W Hospitality Ln, Suite 6
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Business, Employment, Probate and Real Estate
Foreign Law School
Our motto is "Best Strategy for Best Result".

Being a decorated war-time veteran of the United States Army, Ugo knows the rules of engagement both in and out of the courtroom. So we employ the best tools to achieve the best possible result for you. Sometimes that may require a vigorous litigation, or a careful engagement of the opposing side or sometimes a combination of vigorous litigation and pragmatic negotiation. We are simply result driven!

At Ugo Harris Law, we have won overwhelming majority of our cases. So the overwhelming majority of our clients are return clients...
Allan Howard Grant
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Riverside, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(888) 937-7555 3638 University Ave. # 203
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
California Western School of Law
Grant’s Law Firm, is a business oriented law firm composed of experienced attorneys delivering aggressive and innovative services in a cost-effective manner. While we offer the kind of work product, expected from a large law firm, we retain small firm efficiency and focus on personalized service to individuals, businesses and business owners throughout Orange County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County, California. Our business lawyers craft creative and efficient solutions to various legal problems, no matter how complex the issues may be. In doing so, we seek to build long term relationships with our clients, so that we can contribute to...
Edward Antonio Fernandez
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Riverside, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(951) 320-1444 4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal and Products Liability
Pepperdine University School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Edward A. Fernandez has over 25 years' experience in general civil litigation with an emphasis in personal injury, premises liability, construction (both injury and defect) and business litigation. He has tried, arbitrated and mediated hundreds of cases throughout Southern and Central California. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of California San Diego in 1979 and his Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego in 1982. More recently, he completed the Pepperdine University School of Law/Strauss Institute for Dispute Resolution Mediating the Litigated Case program. Mr. Fernandez also recently attended "Impasse Is...
Winfield Smith Payne III
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Riverside, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(951) 276-9300 3600 Lime Street #311
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Consumer
Western State Univ
When you seek out help at The Law Office of Winfield S. Payne III, you can rest assured in the help you can procure from a bankruptcy lawyer in Riverside. Bankruptcy is a serious issue, but you do not need to be unduly alarmed by it. Instead, be proactive and obtain the representation of Attorney Payne, a trustworthy and experienced lawyer. Attorney Payne attended Chapman College, where he obtained his Bachelor of Arts degree. From there, he went on to earn his law degree at Western States University College of Law. He later obtained his M.S. degree at Golden Gate...
Tracy M. Owens
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San Bernardino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(909) 890-4499 550 E. Hospitality Lane
Suite 300
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Business, Environmental, Municipal and Real Estate
Tracy Owens is an Associate in the Gresham Savage Real Estate & Land Use Practice Group. Ms. Owens assists clients with all aspects of commercial, industrial and residential development, including land use applications, zone changes, subdivisions, common interest developments, environmental compliance issues, and governmental approvals of projects. Ms. Owens has experience with projects affecting sensitive or endangered species, wetlands and cultural resources, and assists businesses and developers in complying with air and water quality regulation, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Ms. Owens is also experienced in title analysis and resolution of title problems,...
Stewart R. Albertson
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Riverside, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(951) 686-5296 3750 Santa Fe Ave., Suite 109
Riverside, CA 92507
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
Georgetown University Law Center and Loyola University New Orleans
Sean Stuart Varner
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Ontario, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(909) 931-0879 3237 E. Guasti Road
Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Business, Entertainment & Sports and Real Estate
Pepperdine University School of Law
Sean S. Varner, Managing Partner of Varner & Brandt, is a corporate and transactional attorney focusing his practice on corporate and business law, real estate, transactional law, contracts and mergers & acquisitions. With over 20 years of legal and business experience Sean takes time to know his clients and their goals and objectives. He handles numerous critical issues, including complicated transactions, facing many different industries and clients including the technology sector, retail/food & beverage industry, real estate developers, restaurants, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, officers and directors of corporations, and a variety of family-owned businesses.
David D L Horton
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San Bernardino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(310) 310-9866 1473 E Carnegie
Ste 200
San Bernardino, CA 92408
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
I know it is difficult, but imagine for a moment a lawyer that has common sense. With David D L Horton, Esq., EA, you will find that this is actually possible.

David D L Horton, Esq., EA, has experience that is not limited to that of just being an attorney. David has also had experience as a member of the real world: over the years, David has dealt with legal, tax and business matters on a personal level and as a legal and tax professional.

David's real-world experience consists of being a founder and owner of many businesses related to real estate...
Michael N. Steuch
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Michael Steuch represents businesses in M&A, equity and debt financings, and outside general counsel work. Read More »
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Caleb A. Gilbert
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Finance Lawyer

Caleb Gilbert assists owners, investors, developers, lenders, private equity firms, REITs, and family offices in all aspects of real estate and hotel investment and development. Read More »
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Michael T Tam
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Riverside, CA Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(951) 320-1444 4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
Business, Construction, Employment and Insurance Claims
University of San Diego School of Law and University of California - San Diego
Michael Tam is an associate in the Riverside office of Fernandez & Lauby. Mr. Tam graduated from University of California, San Diego in 2005 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Management Science. In 2008 he received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. While in law school Mr. Tam received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Professional Responsibility. Additionally, during his time in law school, Mr. Tam was a research assistant for a renowned corporate law professor and participated in the Tax Clinic for low income tax payers. He also...
Clarissa Tracy Kayser
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Riverside, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(951) 320-1444 4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
Business, Civil Rights, Construction and Insurance Defense
Southwestern Law School
C. Tracy Kayser is an associate attorney who is experienced in civil defense litigation. Ms. Kayser joined Fernandez and Lauby LLP as an associate attorney in 2007. She completed her undergraduate degree from California State University at Pomona. Before attending law school, Ms. Kayser was a real estate agent selling single family residential commercial real estate. She received her Juris Doctorate degree from Southwestern University School of Law in 2001. Since being admitted to the bar, Ms Kayser has defended a wide variety of cases in personal injury, products/premises liability, construction defect, general business law, civil rights cases and has...
Timothy Bryan Liebaert
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San Bernardino, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(909) 889-5151 634 Oak Court
San Bernardino, CA 92410
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Consumer and Environmental
Tulane University School of Law
For over 20 years Mr. Liebaert has been in the legal field. First as an investigator and then as an attorney. He is licensed in California and Texas. Holds an advanced degree in Energy & Environmental Law (LL.M.), and is a licensed Private Investigator.
Scott Talkov
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Riverside, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(951) 682-1771 3880 Lemon St., Fifth Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Washington University School of Law
Scott Talkov joined Reid & Hellyer in August 2009 after serving as a Summer Law Clerk with the firm in 2008. The emphasis of his practice is in real estate and business litigation. Scott graduated cum laude from of Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, where he sat on the Board of Editors and served as the Online Supplement Editor for the Washington University Law Review. He was also a research assistant for noted land use professor Daniel R. Mandelker and received numerous academic awards, including the Honor Scholar Award for outstanding academic achievement, CALI Award of Excellence for...
James H Olson
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Riverside, CA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(866) 776-3983 4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationBusiness, Asbestos, Insurance Defense and Legal Malpractice
University of San Diego School of Law
James Olson is an associate in the Riverside office of Fernandez & Lauby. Mr. Olson graduated from University of California, San Diego in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology. In 2008, he received his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of San Diego School of Law. While in law school, Mr. Olson volunteered for the San Diego County Public Defender's Office and received recognition for honors in Advanced Legal Writing and Negotiations. Also while in law school, Mr. Olson clerked for Kolod Wager Law Offices. Mr. Olson has worked as an associate attorney at...
Rabia P. Chaudhry
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Riverside, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(951) 274-7777 3750 University Avenue
Sixth Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
Business and Real Estate
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Rabia P. Chaudhry is a corporate and transactional attorney in Varner & Brandt's Riverside office focusing her practice on corporate and business law, real estate, mergers & acquisitions, and other business transactions. Rabia and the firm's corporate and transactional team work with some of the largest corporations in the Inland Empire, but are also known for their expertise in assisting start-ups, family-owned businesses, and other small companies. Rabia endeavors to give responsive, efficient, and effective counsel while focusing on her client's goals, objectives, and future growth.
Graham J Baldwin
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Riverside, CA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(951) 320-1444 4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
Business, Construction, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Graham J. Baldwin is an associate attorney with Fernandez & Lauby LLP. He has a wide variety of experience in civil litigation encompassing the fields of personal injury, wrongful termination, professional liability, construction accidents, construction defect, and general business, at both the trial and appellate levels. Mr. Baldwin has been a past civil litigation arbitrator and is a current member on the Riverside County Fee Arbitration panel. Mr. Baldwin graduated from California State University (Long Beach) with a B.A. in 1971 and obtained his J.D. from Western State University in 1976. He is admitted to practice before the Federal...
David Greenleaf Moore
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RIVERSIDE, CA Business Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(951) 682-1771 3880 Lemon St., Fifth Floor
RIVERSIDE, CA 92501
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Medical Malpractice and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Mark Cherney Schnitzer
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RIVERSIDE, CA Business Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(951) 682-1771 3880 Lemon Street, 5th Floor
RIVERSIDE, CA 92501
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Collections
Univ of Richmond T C Williams School of Law
Joel Duane Peterson
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Colton, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(909) 748-5010 1020 E. Washington Street
Colton, CA 92374
Business, Employment, Health Care and Immigration
Western State Univ COL
Joel D. Peterson, Attorney at Law. Joel is a lawyer that focuses his legal practice and consultation on the unique needs of the start-up and small business, however, the firm also serves individuals and companies in the areas of Employment & Labor, Discrimination Claims, Business & Commercial Law, Business Formation, Corporate Governance, Buy-Sell Agreements, Intellectual Property, Civil Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation, Wage & Hour, Immigration, and Risk Management in the Inland Empire, San Bernardino and Riverside Counties, including the cities of Redlands, San Bernardino, Loma Linda, Highland, Colton, Yucaipa, Grand Terrace, Rialto, Fontana, Rancho Cucamonga, Ontario, Riverside, Victorville and Moreno...
Mark S. Adams
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Business Litigation and Trial Lawyer

Mark S. Adams represents businesses in litigation, including contracts, products liability, corporate and partnership disputes, and hospitality litigation. Read More »
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David B. Stern
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Media & Entertainment Lawyer

David Stern represents media and entertainment companies involved in film, television, stage and new media. He is experienced in a wide range of transactions and litigation. Read More »
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Michael C Hackworth
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Riverside, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(951) 320-1444 4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Michael C. Hackworth is a partner with lawfirm of Fernandez & Lauby LLP. Mr. Hackworth has a variety of experiences in defense litigation. He completed his undergraduate education at the University of California, Riverside, and held internships at the City of San Bernardino Mayor's Office performing legal and political research. He received his Juris Doctorate degree from Hastings College of the Law in 1996 where he specialized in litigation and served externships with the Public Law Research Institute, where he worked on the research and drafting of ethics bills. Before attending law school, Mr. Hackworth served as a licensed real...
Kenneth Charles Kocourek
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RIVERSIDE, CA Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(951) 682-1771 3880 Lemon Street, 5th Floor
RIVERSIDE, CA 92501
Business and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Leslie E. Riley
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Ontario, CA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(909) 931-0879 3237 East Guasti Road
Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of La Verne College of Law
Leslie E. Riley is an estate planning and business attorney in Varner & Brandt’s Ontario office. She was born and raised in the Pomona Valley area of Southern California. She received her undergraduate degree from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona, in Business Administration with an emphasis in Management and Human Resources. With a strong interest in the law and with the purpose of helping people navigate a complex legal system she pursued a legal education at the University of La Verne College of Law. There, she served as the Juvenile Law Editor for the University of La Verne Law Review....
Douglas Allen Plazak
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RIVERSIDE, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(951) 682-1771 3880 Lemon Street, Fifth Floor
RIVERSIDE, CA 92501
Business and Employment
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Brendan William Brandt
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Ontario, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(909) 931-0879 3237 E. Guasti Road
Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Business, Employment, Products Liability and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
Jenna Lynn Acuff
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RIVERSIDE, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(951) 682-1771 3880 Lemon Street, 5th Floor
RIVERSIDE, CA 92501
Business and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Daniel Elliot Katz
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RIVERSIDE, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(951) 682-1771 3880 Lemon Street, 5th Floor
RIVERSIDE, CA 92501
Business and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Scott Richard Heil
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Riverside, CA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(951) 274-7777 3750 University Avenue
Sixth Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
Business and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Nathan Wayne Heyde
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Ontario, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(909) 931-0879 3237 E. Guasti Road
Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Whittier Law School
Nathan Heyde is a corporate and transactional attorney on Varner & Brandt's Riverside Corporate & Business Law Team. Nathan practices law in the areas of corporate and business law, business and real estate transactions, mergers & acquisitions, real property, land use and finance. He has advised publicly and privately held businesses in entity formation and dissolution, asset and stock acquisitions, venture financing, real estate acquisitions and intellectual property protection and licensing.
Timothy Owen
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Ontario, CA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(909) 931-0879 3237 E. Guasti Road
Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Business, Employment, Insurance Defense and Products Liability
Vermont Law School
Tim Owen is a senior attorney on Varner & Brandt's Riverside office Business Litigation Team. Tim has over 25 years of experience as a trial attorney in state and federal courts in California and New York. His practice and expertise covers employment, labor, complex business disputes, complex litigation, products liability, and professional negligence, as well as appellate matters.
Barry L. Burten
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate and Finance Lawyer

Barry Burten represents businesses in corporate, securities, financing, real estate and bankruptcy matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. Read More »
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David L. Ma
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate Lawyer

David Ma's practice focuses on counseling public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance as well as general compliance and corporate governance. Read More »
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Stephen Charles Jones
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Ontario, CA Business Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(909) 931-0879 3237 E. Guasti Road
Suite 220
Ontario, CA 91761
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
UCLA School of Law
Michael Gerald Kerbs
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RIVERSIDE, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(951) 682-1771 3880 Lemon Street, 5th Floor
RIVERSIDE, CA 92501
Business, Appeals and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Steven Glen Lee
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RIVERSIDE, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(951) 682-1771 3880 Lemon Street, 5th Floor
RIVERSIDE, CA 92501
Business and Real Estate
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT
Thomas Levy Miller
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Riverside, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(951) 682-1771 3880 Lemon St., Fifth Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University and Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Bruce Doyle Varner
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Riverside, CA Business Law Lawyer with 56 years experience
(951) 274-7777 3750 University Ave
Sixth Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
Business and Real Estate
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Milton E Foster III
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Riverside, CA Business Law Attorney
(866) 776-3983 4590 Allstate Drive
Riverside, CA 92501
Free ConsultationBusiness
Ryan Dallas Miller
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Riverside, CA Business Law Lawyer
3801 University Avenue
Suite 560
Riverside, CA 92501
Business, Employment, Medical Malpractice and Municipal
Adam L Miederhoff
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Riverside, CA Business Law Lawyer
(951) 274-7777 3750 University Avenue
Sixth Floor
Riverside, CA 92501
Business
Whittier Law School
William Frederick Ziprick
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Redlands, CA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(909) 255-8353 707 Brookside Ave
Redlands, CA 92373
Business, Health Care and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
William graduated in 1980 near the top of his class from the UCLA School of Law, one of the leading law schools in the country. He then started his legal career with what was at the time the largest law firm in Sacramento, practicing a few blocks from the California state capital. He returned to his native Southern California a few years later, to continue the practice of law. Over the past decades, having also been during that time a business owner, a chief financial officer and general counsel for a successful real estate development and management company,...
Armen Kiramijyan
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San Bernardino, CA Business Law Lawyer
(844) 522-7752 570 W 4th St Ste 300
San Bernardino, CA 92401
Business, Criminal, Personal Injury and Trademarks
California Western School of Law
Armen Kiramijyan graduated from USC Dornsife College (formerly Letters, Arts & Sciences) in 2007 with a accelerated B.A. and M.A. in Economics. After graduation he worked as a Money Management Portfolio Administrator for Western Asset, a principal subsidiary of Legg Mason, an American-based global investment management firm. Later he worked as a Accountant for Caruso Affiliated, one of the largest, privately held real estate companies in the United States. Armen graduated from California Western School of Law, San Diego in 2010 with an accelerated J.D. As an attorney, he primarily practices business litigation and consulting at KAASS LAW, a well...
Collin M. Beck
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Susan Allison
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Business Litigation Lawyer

Susan Allison handles complex litigation for businesses, including intellectual property and entertainment litigation, defendants' professional malpractice, anti-SLAPP motions and appeals, and healthcare litigation. Read More »
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