Huntington Beach, California Business Lawyers

Catherine DeBono Holmes
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business and Investment Capital Lawyer

Cathy Holmes is chair of JMBM's Investment Capital Law Group and author of the Investment Law Blog. She helps businesses worldwide to raise, invest and manage capital from U.S. and non-U.S. investors. Read More »
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Jeffrey D. Goldman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Entertainment Litigation Lawyer

Jeff Goldman is the Chair of JMBM's Entertainment Litigation Group and is known for handling groundbreaking copyright infringement litigation. He litigates nationally, and he represents both plaintiffs and defendants. Read More »
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Shenel Ozisik
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California Business Law Attorney

Duke University School of LawCalifornia
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Mark B. Wilson P.C.
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Top Rated Orange County Attorney; 29 years experience.

Ranked by Super Lawyers among the top 50 attorneys in Orange County 2 years in a row. Klein & Wilson has recovered over $100 million for clients and won defense verdicts where millions of dollars were at stake. Read More »
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Eric Scott Hartman
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(714) 372-2216 7755 Center Ave.
Suite 1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Eric S. Hartman is a southern California attorney with several decades of experience and offices located in Huntington Beach, serving coastal and other southern California communities. Mr. Hartman places an emphasis on personally meeting with clients and honestly analyzing their legal needs and objectives. He has earned the highest peer rating available from the Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating service based on competency and ethics. Mr. Hartman's current law practice emphasizes (1) business law, from start-ups to well established local and national businesses, including corporate and limited liability company formations, transactional and business litigation matters; (2) estate...
Samuel S. Hu
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(714) 878-9312 17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business and Family
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Samuel Hu is a former Deputy District Counsel for Orange County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS). In 2009, Samuel Hu opened his own practice, focusing on small business and family law. His mission is to provide high quality, yet affordable legal services to small business owners and families that are facing the most difficult time in their lives. He is focused on educating the legal consumer through his blog, as a legal consultant for Korea Daily, and as a legal consultant for Kimchi Brothers. Before starting his own practice, Samuel handled over 500 cases with Orange County...
Paul Lee
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(714) 891-2200 7755 Center Ave.
Suite 1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Environmental and Personal Injury
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Paul Lee is engaged in the relentless pursuit of justice for victims of serious injuries. He has successfully handled hundreds of major personal injury matters, including those involving vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, products liability, toxic torts and premises liability, including severe spinal cord injuries, brain damage, fractures, amputations, third degree burns, severe lung damage, leukemia and other injuries. In the area of defective and dangerous products, Paul has successfully settled cases involving automobiles, heavy machinery and equipment, consumer products, chemicals and pharmaceutical products. Before founding Kaplan Lee LLP, Paul was a litigation partner at Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP, one of...
Kevin Arnold Spainhour
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(714) 375-3720 7372 Prince Dr. #104
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Trent Charles Marcus
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(714) 964-6335 19900 Beach Boulevard, C-1,
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Whittier Coll School of Law
Justin M. Betance
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(714) 642-1322 7777 Center Ave Ste 450
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Northwestern California University
Denise Arlene Furubotten
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(714) 960-6200 17011 Beach Blvd
#900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(714) 960-9999 2100 Main St
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Business
Western State Univ
Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(714) 375-5898 16152 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(714) 843-9444 17011 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Brandon Kyle Chock
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Lawyer

Brandon Chock represents business in real estate transactions including industrial and luxury residential acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, real-estate secured financing, joint venture formation, and hospitality. Read More »
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Ryan D. Nowicki
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

Ryan Nowicki focuses on domestic and international tax planning, tax controversies, business structuring and complex business transactions and nonprofit tax-exempt organization law. Read More »
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(714) 842-4218 7400 Center Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT
Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(714) 377-1100 16168 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(714) 842-6837 18141 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Business and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(714) 375-6604 17011 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Golden West Univ
Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(714) 893-0064 7400 Center Ave
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT
Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(714) 625-1165 16444 Bolsa Chica St
Huntington Beach, CA 92649
Business
Univ of Houston Law Center
Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(714) 596-2303 16541 Gothard St
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Univ of West Los Angeles
Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(714) 596-4428 7402 Coho Dr
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Business
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(714) 843-9444 17011 Beach Blvd
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business and Insurance Defense
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(714) 231-2124 9114 Adams Ave., #264
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
Business
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Lara R. Leitner
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Land Use Litigation

Lara Leitner handles legal matters involving CEQA, NEPA, RLUIPA, environmental law, and litigation. Read More »
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Bruce P. Jeffer
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate Lawyer

Bruce Jeffer is the Managing Partner of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP. His practice emphasizes mergers and acquisitions, energy transactions and federal and state securities transactions. Read More »
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Norman Feirstein
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Westminster, CA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(714) 892-3320 8251 Westminster Ave., Suite 203
Westminster, CA 92683
Business, Immigration, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Univ of West Los Angeles
Doug A. Ames
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Fountain Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(714) 593-2318 9550 Warner Ave., Suite 250
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
Western State University College of Law
Attorney Doug Ames has been practicing employment and business litigation for almost 20 years. He has helped his clients achieve courtroom victories for more than $10 million based on his integrity, experience and aggressive representation.
Jonathan Kaiho
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Fountain Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(949) 891-0581 10507 Slater Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Business, Domestic Violence, Family and Insurance Claims
Arizona State University
Mr. Kaiho is the primary attorney at Dragan & Kaiho. Born in Yokohama, Japan, Mr. Kaiho is fluent in Japanese and intimately familiar with the Japanese culture. With respect to his undergraduate education, Mr. Kaiho attended Boston University, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. After graduation, Mr. Kaiho moved to Tokyo, Japan, where he worked for a multi-national chemical manufacturing company and was a law clerk in a Japanese law firm. For his legal education, Mr. Kaiho graduated from Arizona State University with his JD/MBA, specializing in business law. During law school, Mr. Kaiho was a judicial law...
Derrick Hoang Nguyen
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Westminster, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(714) 531-8860 8231 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
Business
USC Law School
Zaher Fallahi
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Costa Mesa, CA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(714) 546-4272 650 Town Center Drive, Suite 880
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Pacific Coast University School of Law
Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law, CPA, is a California Tax Law Firm and practices as Orange County Tax Attorney and Los Angeles Tax Attorney. We advise clients with undisclosed Foreign Accounts; the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Foreign Trust, Tax Audit Representation, Federal Tax Liens/Levies, Employment Taxes, Innocent Spouse Relief, Non-Filed Tax Returns, Offer-In-Compromise, Tax & Legal aspect of Business Formation, Estate Planning and Civil Litigation. As a California CPA, Mr. Zaher Fallahi testifies before the court as an...
Ali Parvaneh
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(949) 756-9050 17702 Mitchell N
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Real Estate
Newport Univ School of Law and Western State University College of Law
Ali Parvaneh manages Madison Law, and oversees the firm's paralegals, clerks, and staff members. Mr. Parvaneh is a board certified trial specialist, a licensed California real estate broker (DRE No. 01715925), a certified mediator, a Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of various BAR associations. He is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Parvaneh studied law at Western State University and Newport University. His undergraduate studies were in land surveying at...
Jeffrey Robert Matsen
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Costa Mesa, CA Business Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(714) 384-6500 695 Town Center Dr
7th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Business, Estate Planning, International and Tax
UCLA School of Law
Jeff Matsen is Of Counsel Partner to the Southern California law firm, Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP and has been providing a wide range of clients with the highest level of legal services for 50 years. Since receiving his law degree with honors from UCLA School of Law in 1967, Jeff has been entirely dedicated to providing his clients with the quality, professionalism, and integrity they deserve. Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP consists of a team of professionals ready to provide asset protection for both domestic and offshore; business and sophisticated estate planning services; form corporations, LLCs and partnerships of...
Michael Jay Berger
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333 City Boulevard West
Orange, CA 92868
Free ConsultationOrange, CA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
Business, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Collections
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Serving Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, San Fernando Valley, Santa Ana, Santa Barbara and Riverside. I am a Certified Specialist in Bankruptcy Law. I am an "AV"* rated attorney with 36 years of experience in solving bankruptcy problems. I am a Mensa certified genius with a strong ability to analyze and solve problems. If you are being hounded by creditors, I can legally erase your debts and get you a fresh start. If your business needs reorganization, I can give you protection from your creditors while you reorganize. If you have a claim against an individual or company that has filed...
John A. Messina Jr.
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Newport beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(949) 383-4356 1400 Quail Street
Suite 200
Newport beach, CA 92660
Business, Employment, Native American and Real Estate
Southwestern University School of Law
John Messina maintains his reputation as one of Southern California’s top rated lawyers and has been lauded by his peers, earning Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating and its prestigious "Preeminent" distinction award. John heads the Firm’s Temecula Valley Office and is a litigation attorney with top executive-level, hands-on experience as a broker, real estate developer, and mortgage banker. Along with being a published author, John has a lengthy record litigating convoluted and difficult cases and is adept at constructing complex business and real estate transactions. John’s recent victory in the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrate the level at which he practices...
Jonathan S. Dennis
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(949) 408-3000 19200 Von Karman Ave
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Loyola Law School
Jonathan Dennis was born and raised in Los Angeles, California (Oakwood HS in North Hollywood). Mr. Dennis obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from the University of Southern California in 1999. In 2006, Mr. Dennis obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Mr. Dennis was admitted to the State of California Bar in 2007. Mr. Dennis also has been admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Central District California. Mr. Dennis’ practice emphasizes both prosecuting and defending a wide range of federal and state civil litigation...
Eric R. Bardwell
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Estate Planning Lawyer

Eric Bardwell represents high-net-worth individuals in all aspects of wealth transfer planning, including estate planning, charitable planning, business succession planning and post-death administration. Read More »
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Ronald Altman
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Dedicated & Knowledgeable Business Law Attorney! Experienced Representation!

For over 30 years I have successfully represented clients in business law matters. I am committed to exceptional advocacy for business law needs! Visit my website to see case results and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Mark Chernoff
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(949) 416-3550 19800 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92612
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Arizona
For nearly two decades Mark Chernoff has represented business of all sizes, business owners, real estate investors, and individuals in dispute resolution. He has handled cases of every shape and size, carefully considering client goals, evaluating options, and developing practical strategies. Before Practicing law, Mr. Chernoff served in the United States Peace Corps in the Republic of Moldova. Outside the office he enjoys spending time with his family, running, cycling, and hiking.
Julie King
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Newport Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(949) 689-2012 1621 Santiago Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Trademarks
Loyola Law School
With 30 years’ experience, Julie King practices law with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. She handles a wide variety of business and estate planning matters including contracts, employment, corporation/LLC/partnership formation, wills and trusts, pet trusts, trademarks, copyrights, landlord tenant, creditor’s rights, annual meeting minutes and corporate records, mergers and acquisitions, and employee training. She served as in-house counsel to major international corporations, including Toshiba America, where she worked for 15 years. She understands businesses in a way many lawyers do not simply because she has experienced the day-to-day interactions first-hand. See the difference a trained in-house counsel can...
Star Q Lopez
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Fullerton, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(714) 409-3522 1370 N. Brea Blvd.
Ste. 140
Fullerton, CA 92835
Business, Estate Planning and Family
New York University School of Law and University of California - Los Angeles
Star Q. Lopez focuses her practice in estate planning, business formations, and general tax law services. Having practiced law for over a decade, Star has extensive experience in a variety of matters from estate planning, tax law, international law, and business planning to federal labor law, government contracting, criminal law, and general counsel to federal entities. In addition to her transactional and business experience, Star is a former federal prosecutor. In her role as a Judge Advocate, Star handled several criminal trials, administrative board hearings, and Federal labor law cases on behalf of the United States Air Force....
Ali Shalchi
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(949) 379-6648 2603 Main St
#200
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of Iowa College of Law
Ali focuses his practice on intellectual property litigation and transactions, with a focus on patent litigation and drafting. He is registered to practice before the Patent and Trademark Office (PTO). He has litigated large patent cases involving cutting edge technologies including semiconductors, telecommunications, consumer electronics, and medical devices. Mr. Shalchi obtained his B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from UCSD in 1998, where he completed several research projects on computer modeling of cardiac mechanics. He also received an M.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering, with a focus on MEMS (MicroElectroMechanicalSystems) & Semiconductor Fabrication, from UCLA in 2002. While at UCLA, he...
Imran Farooq Vakil
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Costa Mesa, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(844) 639-4652 245 Fischer Avenue
Suite C3
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
For all your trademark and copyright litigation needs, call Imran! (949) 478-6831

Imran F. Vakil is an intellectual property lawyer and business litigator. Having been attorney of record in over four hundred state and federal cases, TTAB actions, arbitrations, and mediations, Imran has expertise in the litigation of trademarks, trade dress, copyrights, trade secrets, patents, unfair competition and commercial disputes. With an excellent record, Imran has successfully generated tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. Since 2009, and every year thereafter, Imran has been selected for inclusion in the California Super Lawyers “Rising Stars” list, an...
Angelina Maria Plumtree
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Los Alamitos, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(562) 594-3911 11132 WINNERS CIRCLE #G 207
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
California Western School of Law
Plumtree & Associates is a boutique construction law firm specializing in representing general contractors, custom homebuilders, 8a contractors, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers and architects in both California and Nevada. The firm represents clients in public, industrial, commercial and residential construction. Area of representation include, contract litigation, mechanics liens, bonded stop notices, delay claims, differing site conditions, change order negotiation/litigation, disgorgement, California Home Improvement Contract Issues, contract drafting/negotiation, CSLB license issues, business formation, expansion and dissolution, zoning, code enforcement, etc.
Ross D. Meador
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 713-0441 5151 California Ave.
Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92617-3059
Free ConsultationBusiness, International and Securities
University of California, Berkeley School of Law

CKR Law Orange County Office is focused on helping and protecting dynamic young companies. We understand technology and the business issues involving software, hardware, internet, and media. With an entrepreneurial mindset, we partner with our clients throughout the growth cycle, from the startup phase to exit strategy. We provide strategic advice on business structure and business plans, facilitate and document financing transactions, and attend to the myriad of details in commercial negotiations and documentation so our clients can sleep better at night. As a legal team with a business focus, we respect the need to act with agility, efficiency...
David Van Luu
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Santa Ana, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(714) 697-8600 930 W. 17th Street
Suite B
Santa Ana, CA 92706
Business, Bankruptcy, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Univ of LaVerne COL
Founded under the direction of Attorney David V. Luu, our offices are centrally located in the cities of Santa Ana and Irvine to better serve the residents of Southern California, which includes Orange County, Riverside County, San Bernardino County, and Los Angeles County. We are best known for helping people from all walks of life throughout Southern California to prevent, resolve, and litigate issues relating to their debts, personal injuries, and business or real estate transactions It is our mission to give you clear and understandable advice concerning legal matters. We listen to what you have to say...
Theodore M. Hankin
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Newport Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(949) 383-4356 1400 Quail St
#200
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Jeannette C.C. Darrow
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Santa Ana, CA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(877) 838-5521 1284 South Lyon Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705
Free ConsultationBusiness and Construction
Southwestern University School of Law
Jeannette Darrow is an experienced Orange County civil litigation and construction attorney helping individuals and small to medium-sized businesses in a variety of industries resolve disputes and litigation.

LITIGATION AND BUSINESS: Jeannette handles contract drafting and review, as well as claims involving breach of contract (including breach of lease, breach of equipment lease, claim and delivery, breach of warranty, breach of guaranty), interference with contract, fraud, misrepresentation, conversion, negligence, and a wide variety of other civil litigation and business disputes, including business-to-business disputes, claims involving employees or former employees, vendor and supplier disputes, and claims by or against competitors...
Matthew D. Hinks
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Land Use & Zoning Litigation

Matthew Hinks has expertise dealing with disputes between business property owners and governmental agencies involving land use and property rights issues and real estate development projects Read More »
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Dan Sedor
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

I am an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney. I am committed to aggressively advocating for my clients’ business law needs and interests! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Need legal help with a business law matter?

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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.