Hayward, California Business Lawyers

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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Paige Simmons Esq.
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Helping businesses face all legal challenges, from contract law and beyond.

Paige Simmons guides clients toward resolutions that help establish and maintain the health of their business venture.
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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.
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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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Robert Sakai
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Hayward, CA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(510) 538-6407 26429 Chatham Ct
Hayward, CA 94542
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Jewell Hargleroad
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Hayward, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(510) 331-2975 1090 B Street, No. 104
Hayward, CA 94541
Business, Appeals, Construction and Environmental
Castro Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(510) 886-3394 2771 Castro Valley Blvd
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Hayward, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(510) 247-0199 1290 B Street
#118
Hayward, CA 94541
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
University of California Davis, King School of Law
Hayward, CA Business Law Lawyer
(510) 581-1857 799 Fletcher Lane
Suite 202
Hayward, CA 94544
Business, Employment, Patents and Real Estate
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Hayward, CA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(510) 581-9666 22248 Main St
Hayward, CA 94541
Business and Real Estate
Armstrong Coll
Hayward, CA Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(510) 583-1155 1297 B St
Hayward, CA 94541
Business and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Hayward, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(510) 581-6611 1260 B St
Hayward, CA 94541
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Hayward, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 889-8400 2778 Hidden Ln
Hayward, CA 94541
Business
Univ of Pennsylvania LS
Castro Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer
20200 Redwood Rd.
Castro Valley, CA 94546
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Real Estate
Santa Clara University
James G.  Schwartz
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California Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia and U.S. Federal Court
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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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Hayward, CA Business Law Lawyer with 54 years experience
(510) 881-5405 1728 B St
Hayward, CA 94541
Business, Legal Malpractice and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Hayward, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(510) 582-2588 21550 Foothill Blvd
Hayward, CA 94541
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
San Francisco Law Sch
Guy Ellery Louie
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Hayward, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(925) 234-1440 225 West Winton Avenue- Suite 200
Hayward, CA 94533
Business, Animal, Appeals and IP
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Gerald Ray Prettyman
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Pleasanton, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(925) 600-7342 5890 Stoneridge Dr Ste 102
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Golden Gate University
Gerald R. Prettyman has been preparing and filing patents since 2001, and since 2006 has additionally filed trademarks, copyrights and business filings, and worked to prevent and solve legal problems for his clients . Mr. Prettyman has filed or handles close to 200 patents and applications for his client as well as over 70 trademarks. Mr. Prettyman was previously as an engineer and a business manager, making him uniquely qualified to work with tech companies and start-ups.
Robert Lockhart Taylor
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Pleasanton, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(925) 463-9600 5890 Stoneridge Dr. Suite 102
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Real Estate and Tax
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Robert L. (Bob) Taylor was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended high school in Berkeley, California. Bob graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982 with an A.B. degree in Economics. Bob graduated from the Boalt Hall School of Law (UC Berkeley) in 1985, where he was a member of the California Law Review. In 1985, he was admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Federal District Court, Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He has since also been admitted...
James Gulseth
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Pleasanton, CA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(925) 463-9600 5890 Stoneridge Dr.
Ste. 102
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Tax
UC Hastings COL
James H. (Jim) Gulseth was born and attended high school in Devils Lake, North Dakota and graduated with an A.B. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Jim earned his JD degree at the University of California Hastings School of Law in San Francisco and is admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Federal District Court, Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He is a member of the Corporations, Business Transactions, Securities and Tax and Intellectual Property Sections of the State Bar of California. Jim’s reported cases include...
Scott Jordan
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San Ramon, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(925) 362-3598 18 Crow Canyon Court
Suite 280
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
I represent individuals and small to medium sized businesses in bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and debt consolidation matters. For individuals, I represent clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings, including 2nd home mortgage lien stripping, redemption of vehicles and student loan reductions. For businesses, I provide services related to the winding down of a business, board and management consultations and bankruptcy debt consolidation in Chapter 11. In conjunction with my bankruptcy practice, I also provide estate planning, probate and trust administration representation. The best way to avoid probate is to plan properly by drafting...
Steven Edward Springer
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Fremont, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(888) 490-9852 39275 State Street
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Employment and Family
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
Stephen M. Fuerch
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Pleasanton, CA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(925) 463-1073 7901 Stoneridge Dr
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Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Medical Malpractice
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
David Sheen ESQ.
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Fremont, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(510) 438-6868 39510 Paseo Padre Pkwy
#190
Fremont, CA 94538
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
California Western School of Law and University of North Carolina School of Law
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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Matthew S. Kenefick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Matthew Kenefick's law practice extends to litigation, compliance and real estate matters. He represents manufacturers, financial institutions, retailers, real estate developers, and the hotel industry, among others.
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James G.  Schwartz
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Pleasanton, CA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(925) 463-1073 7901 Stoneridge Dr
#401
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Collections and IP
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Ivette Santaella
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San Ramon, CA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(888) 698-3951 111 Deerwood Road
Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and IP
American University
Ivette M. Santaella is a dedicated attorney with invaluable experience in the many areas of estate planning and technology law. For the past four years, she has focused her practice on estate planning and has advised numerous families-as well as businesses-on legacy and business succession planning. Ms. Santaella also assists her clients through the analysis of strategies to minimize tax liability, as well as trust management and creditor protection. She is certified and financially trained in life and long-term care insurance, and the various types of special needs issues, which are integral in estate planning. Ms. Santaella is expanding her...
Eric Jeffrey Farber
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(510) 444-2512 333 Hegenberger Road
Suite 504A
Oakland, CA 94621
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
As the founder of the Pacific Workers’ Compensation Law Center, Oakland attorney Eric Farber represents injured workers across many industries. Mr. Farber has been working as an attorney for over two decades. Before entering the legal field, Mr. Farber worked at the United Talent Agency and Sony Pictures-associated production company Signature Films. On several occasions, he has been selected for inclusion in the list of Northern California Super Lawyers®. He is a graduate of the Golden Gate University School of Law. For a case evaluation, contact the firm today.
Paige Simmons Esq.
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Pleasanton, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(925) 756-7777 4900 Hopyard Rd
#100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
The Simmons Law Firm is led by Paige Simmons, Esq. Paige has provided legal counsel to California and New York businesses, community associations, management companies, and building owners for close to a decade. She has also spent several years defending and suing Fortune 500 companies like Staples, Home Depot, Benihana, KB Homes and Richmond American Homes. In addition, Paige has handled hundreds of commercial and residential landlord-tenant disputes, judicial foreclosures, personal judgments, and liens.

Paige brings several years of business acumen and insurance knowledge to the firm. Prior to embarking on her legal career, Paige was a licensed all-lines...
Daniela Lungu
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Pleasanton, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(925) 558-2710 4695 Chabot Drive, Suite 200
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Estate Planning
Golden Gate University School of Law
Like many attorneys, before opening her own law firm, Ms. Lungu was a highly accomplished businesswoman, in various areas of management and areas of specialty. Additionally, she has a mediation and conciliation practice spanning almost two decades in California. Her unique abilities to make high level communication a safe and comfortable experience facilitated the transition to law and a career in mediation and dispute resolution. Part of her strength is in her keen awareness of the importance of each individual's particular needs and the need for individualized solutions. She provides individually tailored estate and business plans to all clients after...
Basil John Boutris
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(510) 430-1518 7677 Oakport St., Suite 1140
Oakland, CA 94621
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
My law firm specializes in all aspects of tax planning and tax controversy, trust and estate planning and litigation, business formation and bankruptcy (primarily relating to business/tax debts). I have over 30 years of experience as a tax specialist.
Derek Deake Lim
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Fremont, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(510) 818-0898 3100 Mowry Ave
Ste. 204
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
New Coll of CA School of Law
Experienced, dedicated and affordable immigration attorney servings the Immigration community for near 20 years. Record of winning case on asylum, VAWA claim, naturalization with criminal background, waivers, and complex family based immigrant visa petitions.
Swapna Anthoor
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Fremont, CA Business Law Attorney
(510) 244-2760 39111 Paseo Padre Parkway
Suite 115a
Fremont, CA 94538
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Golden Gate University School of Law
As founder of the Anthoor Law Group, APC, Swampa Anthoor guides Fremont residents through the estate planning process. She has law licenses in both India and California, and can assist with legal concerns involving both jurisdictions. Her firm also provides legal representation in matters of family law and business law. Attorney Anthoor is a member of the California State Bar and Bar Council of India. In addition to English, she can aid clients in Malayalam, Hindi and Tamil. To learn more, please contact her firm today and receive a free consultation
Michael J. Sellers
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Pleasanton, CA Business Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(925) 463-9644 5890 Stoneridge Drive
Suite 102
Pleasanton, CA 94688
Business
University of California - Davis
Manohar T Reddy
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Fremont, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(408) 829-2824 2140 Peralta Blvd
Ste. 208
Fremont, CA 94536
Business, Estate Planning, Immigration and Real Estate
American University Washington College of Law
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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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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Jonathan H. Van Ee
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Dublin, CA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(415) 938-7694 7172 Regional Street, No. 342
Dublin, CA 94568
Business, Asbestos, Health Care and IP
Columbia Univ School of Law
Michael Scott Martin
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Pleasanton, CA Business Law Attorney
(925) 218-3944 4900 Hopyard Road, Suite 100
Pleasanton, CA 94588
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Contact my office for a consultation at (888) 200-6526. As a former prosecutor, I have handled an extensive and heavy caseload and spent countless hours negotiating with other attorneys and preparing for and taking cases to trial. As a prosecutor I handled over 500 arraignments, 40 cases to resolution, and five jury trials, including a six week special circumstance homicide trial, as a second chair attorney. It is this experience that I will bring to your case. You can be assured, my office will communicate with you as your case develops and zealously represent...
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.

Serving: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County, New York City Metro Area, Boston & Cambridge Metro Areas, Washington DC, Seattle.

(1) BUSINESS & CONTRACTS: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Legal Compliance, Partnerships, Investments, Intellectual Property, Leases, Foreclosures

(2) CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Felony, Misdemeanors, Juvenile Matters, Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, White Collar, Appeals

(3) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining...
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.
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...
Eric Thomas Hartnett
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(408) 290-8228 563 S. Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Sunnyvale, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Business, Collections, Construction and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Eric Hartnett possesses an impressive real estate and business law background. He is a former partner at a preeminent real estate firm in Silicon Valley and has garnered a considerable wealth of experience by working his entire career at small and medium-sized firms. He has represented a wide array of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and government entities to individuals and small businesses. Eric's skills and expertise have been recognized through his repeated receipt of Super Lawyers's Northern California Rising Star award.

While the majority of his cases have been venued in the Bay Area (e.g. Santa...
Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 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...
Vincent Tong
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(510) 371-7835 409 Thirteenth Street
9th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Employment, IP and Trademarks
Santa Clara University School of Law
Vincent Tong is an award winning, community oriented lawyer. He is the founder of TONG LAW, an employment business law firm located in beautiful downtown Oakland, California. Vincent exclusively represents employees in employment litigation and businesses in business-to-business disputes. In his business transactions practice, Vincent counsels individuals on forming and growing their social ventures. Connect with Vincent online at www.tong-law.com.
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...
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: ...
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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Stuart K. Tubis
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business and ADA Litigation

Stuart Tubis is a civil litigator representing businesses in a wide range of matters, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims and intellectual property disputes.
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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.