Greenbrae, California Business Lawyers

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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Dennis J. White
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Finance Lawyer

Dennis White represents lenders in making real estate construction, acquisition, and development loans, including representation of both agents and member banks in large syndicated credits. Read More »
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Alan William Sparer
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Experienced & Knowledgeable California Business Law Attorney! Call Now!

I am a determined and skilled business law attorney. I provide legal counsel and advocacy for business law matters with dedication and expertise. Visit my website to see settlements and verdicts. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Michael L. Gallo
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Experienced Business Law Attorney! Dedicated to Aggressive Representation!

I have provided determined and skilled legal advocacy to those with business law matters for over 15 years. I provide exceptional legal advice and representation! Visit my website for results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Leonard Arlan Rifkind
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Greenbrae, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 785-7988 100 Drake's Landing Road, Suite 260
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Greenbrae, CA Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(415) 385-8734 401 S Eliseo Dr Apt 8
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business, Civil Rights, Collections and Estate Planning
Case Western Reserve University, School of Law
Kentfield, CA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(415) 448-5000 PO Box 802
Kentfield, CA 94904
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Kentfield, CA Business Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(510) 620-5043 PO Box 852
Kentfield, CA 94914
Business and International
UC Hastings COL
Greenbrae, CA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(415) 435-4222 336 Bon Air Ctr Ste 492
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business, Bankruptcy, Communications and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Greenbrae, CA Business Law Lawyer with 52 years experience
(415) 971-5701 172 Vista Grande
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Greenbrae, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 453-1375 100 Drakes Landing Rd
Ste 260
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business, Environmental and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Kentfield, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(415) 730-1772 21 Rancheria Rd
Kentfield, CA 94904
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Stanford Univ Law School
Greenbrae, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(415) 785-8814 100 Drakes Landing Rd Ste 160
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business and Arbitration & Mediation
Loyola Law School
Greenbrae, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(415) 983-1724 43 Via Cheparro
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business, Energy, Environmental and Securities
University of Texas School of Law
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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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. Read More »
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Greenbrae, CA Business Law Lawyer with 57 years experience
(415) 479-5902 2 La Cuesta Dr
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Greenbrae, CA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(415) 956-4030 336 Bon Air Center # 487
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Kentfield, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(415) 318-1048 210 Evergreen Dr
Kentfield, CA 94904
Business
UC Hastings COL
Kentfield, CA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(415) 777-2727 333 Goodhill Rd
Kentfield, CA 94904
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Greenbrae, CA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(415) 456-4000 139 Eliseo Dr
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business, IP and Real Estate
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Greenbrae, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 781-7900 31 Via Cheparro
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business
Golden Gate University School of Law and Tulane University Law School
Greenbrae, CA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(415) 485-0891 336 Bon Air Ctr Ste 109
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business, Collections and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Kentfield, CA Business Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(415) 302-8833 100 Rancheria Rd
Kentfield, CA 94904
Business and Personal Injury
Stanford Univ Law School
Kentfield, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(415) 785-8554 20 Oak Knoll Rd
Kentfield, CA 94904
Business
U of San Francisco School of Law
Greenbrae, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(415) 986-5900 20 Corte Sereno
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business, Environmental and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
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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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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Bryan W. Dillon
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 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...
Peter C. Lagarias Esq.
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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 /...
Val D. Hornstein Esq.
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(415) 454-1490 1010 B Street
Suite 300
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Securities
The George Washington University Law School
Hornstein Law Offices, Prof. Corp. is a 20-year old California-based law firm concentrating in business, securities, intellectual property and related transactions and litigation. We have served clients across the country and in abroad. Our client base ranges from individuals. start-up companies to multi-national corporations in all fields of business. Mr. Hornstein has been in practice for 30-years. Prior to HLO, he was with large international law firms and in-house corporate counsel. Please call to discuss any questions in these areas.
Bruce J. Napell
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Sean Hogle
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 287-3207 Lerman Law Building
802 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business, Antitrust, Communications and Employment
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Sean's law practice is focused primarily on technology ventures, such as software, wireless telecommunications, and Internet-related companies, as well as firms in the visual effects, concept art and emerging media space. Sean's seventeen years of diverse legal experience make him well-suited to act as a "virtual general counsel" to his venture clients, guiding such enterprises through the complex legal and regulatory environment of the United States and abroad--and in all stages of growth, from founding to IPO. Having closed countless complex technology transactions with numerous Fortune 100 companies worldwide, Sean has become the consummate deal lawyer, bringing to the table an...
Gerald Barry Dorfman
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Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(415) 389-9590 PO Box 1056
Mill Valley, CA 94942
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
I am responsible for all matters handled by my office. Paralegals, law clerks and associates may be utilized in appropriate situations, but the buck stops with me. Intentionally remaining small has enabled me to continue to provide unparalleled personal attention and confidentiality. My clients are the reason I am here, and I work hard for the best results possible. I am honored by the trust placed in me, and strive to maintain it at the highest level. You are entitled to understand the law applicable to your matter and the options available, as well as my best advice. I have...
Catherine Eranthe
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 504-2006 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
New Coll of CA School of Law
Cate Eranthe is a California-licensed attorney admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District with over 20 years of complex discovery and litigation experience. Ms. Eranthe has handled chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies from initial filing through discharge. A San Francisco native she provides practical strategies and advises on different approaches to achieve your best outcomes. We are a full service civil litigation firm and handle family law, small business matters and consumer law. We also counsel and represent consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Our goal is to assist our...
Michael S. Biggs
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 789-5823 1050 Northgate Dr
#510
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
As your attorney my aim is to serve your best interests. I have had the honor of representing great people and every case is important and receives my personal attention. Our law office is a boutique office where we can adapt to your needs with flexible office hours and open lines of communication keeping you informed about the status of your case.

Case preparation is absolutely crucial for success and we have the top-notch investigatory skills, the precise understanding of the law, and the strategic and tactical acumen that we need to vigorously assert your interests. Another thing you should know…....
Eric Sternberger
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 453-9433 1101 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business, IP, International and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Eric Sternberger is a partner of Ragghianti Freitas LLP. Mr. Sternberger acts as outside general counsel to corporations, LLC's and partnerships with an emphasis on business and corporate transactions including entity selection, succession planning, joint ventures, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, secured financing, licensing, and real estate matters. His representative clients include technology and intellectual property driven companies, shipping, construction, advertising/branding, web based, and the real estate and healthcare industries. Mr. Sternberger's business counseling also includes advising directors, officers, and managers regarding business strategies, consensus building and corporate governance. Additionally, he advises shareholders and LLC interest holders regarding...
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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Michael S. Biggs
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California Business Law Attorney! Skilled Representation!

I provide dedicated business law representation for those with legal needs. I am ready to aggressively fight for your business rights and interests! Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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John Ward Schilt
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Larkspur, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
700 Landing Circle
Suite 199
Larkspur, CA 94939
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Chris Schaefer
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(415) 492-0590 950 Northgate Dr., Ste. 202
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Employment and Real Estate
Lincoln Univ
Jeff Keohane
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(415) 491-2310 4340 Redwood Hwy
Suite E352
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Environmental, Native American and Real Estate
Stanford Univ Law School
Jeffrey Howard Lerman
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 454-0455 802 B St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Philip Robb
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Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(415) 332-3831 591 Redwood Hwy
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business and Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
William Webb Farrer
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 578-2102 100 Smith Ranch Road
Suite 107
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Collections
UC Hastings COL
Joseph Salama
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 948-9030 165 N. Redwood Dr
Suite 285
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Employment
Boston University School of Law
In the last seventeen years, Law Offices of Joseph Salama has helped companies and individuals navigate successfully through the legal system. For some, this meant going before a jury, whether in federal or state court, or before an administrative law judge. For some, it meant getting out of the case as quickly and painlessly as possible. For some, it meant putting the right knowledge, documents, and systems in place to minimize the risk of litigation. But for all of them, it meant listening, understanding, and then making the commitment to meet their needs such that they could begin to outsource...
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...
Sydney Elise Fairbairn
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Novato, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(415) 883-2199 269 Posada del Sol
Novato, CA 94949
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I am a Marin County raised person having attended Terra Linda High School, UC Berkeley and Golden Gate University Law school. I love working with the people of Marin County and am very acquainted with the court system here. Please call for a free consultation. If I cannot help you I will try to find another attorney to help you. Thank you, Sydney.
Peter Jay Bassing
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(415) 258-9987 4300 Redwood Hwy
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Construction, Elder and Tax
University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall)
Joshua Haevernick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Joshua Haevernick focuses on commercial litigation and represents businesses in design and construction defects, suretyship issues, professional negligence, breach of contract, and other matters. Read More »
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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 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.