La Jolla, California Business Lawyers

Brad Nakase
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Experienced and professional legal representation for your business. Call today!

I’m an experienced business lawyer and serve clients throughout San Diego in a wide variety of business disputes. I strive to provide businesses I serve with the best legal services possible. Read More »
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Donald R. Oder
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Experienced & Trusted Business Law Attorney! Committed to Legal Excellence!

I am dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation at affordable rates. I am committed to client satisfaction and the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Daniel Wade Watkins
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California Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience

Daniel W. Watkins is an experienced litigator and true trial attorney with over 50 Jury and Bench trials to his credit in 30 years of practice. He has successfully represented both large companies and individuals, and... Read More »
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David C. Hawkes Esq.
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court Southern District of California
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David C. Codell
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Harvard Law School and Harvard University10th Circuit, 2nd Circuit, 3rd Circuit, 6th Circuit, 9th Circuit, D.C. Circuit, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California, U.S. District...
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Tina K Gehres
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 333-2420 4275 Executive Square
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Estate Planning and IP
Saint Louis University School of Law
Tina K. Gehres is the President and founder of Gehres Law Group, P.C., which she formed to provide affordable legal services to small businesses and individuals in the state of California. With more than two and a half decades of legal and business experience, Ms. Gehres has held a broad range of roles including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, Law Firm Partner, Legal Consultant, and Senior Accountant. Today, she has positioned herself as a valuable asset to clients as a small business attorney in San Diego and surrounding areas. Ms. Gehres has been a licensed attorney since 1997...
John P. Kennedy
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(858) 456-3811 7979 Ivanhoe Ave.
Suite 400
La Jolla, CA 92037
Business, Bankruptcy, Health Care and Securities
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and California Western School of Law
John P. “Jack” Kennedy is a partner at Lee, Shome & Kennedy LLP. Mr. Kennedy engages in both transactional and litigation matters on behalf of his clientele. His practice primarily focuses on mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations, securities regulations, contract negotiations, and general corporate law. He is licensed to practice law in California and Washington D.C. Mr. Kennedy has represented both private and publicly held companies in a wide range of transactions. Some of his notable transactions include: negotiating the stock purchase of a subsidiary of an internet technology company from a publicly- traded corporation through a 338(h)(10) election; redeeming the...
Steven Riznyk
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(619) 793-4827 4225 Executive Sq Ste 600
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Immigration and Trademarks
California Western School of Law
Steven Riznyk has been practicing immigration and business law for the past 30 years. His firm, San Diego Biz Law, was the first one to conduct immigration seminars all over the world, including at both Oxford and Duke Universities. He has lectured to thousands of people, and has enjoyed clients from 54 countries. His understanding of immigration, employment, business, and civil litigation and their many complex issues extends far beyond the law. San Diego Biz Law specializes in E and L immigration visas, complex civil litigation cases, and employment law cases representing both employers and employees. Mr. Riznyk also regularly...
Jarod M. Bona
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(858) 964-4589 4275 Executive Square
#200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Business, Antitrust, Appeals and Real Estate
Harvard Law School
Jarod Bona's practice is focused on antitrust, business litigation, appellate, real estate, and challenges to government conduct. He practiced at DLA Piper and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for a dozen years before starting his own firm. He also clerked for Judge James B. Loken of the Federal Court of Appeals for the Eight Circuit. Mr. Bona won a bench trial, as first chair, for a client involving fraud claims and up to US$2.5 million at stake. In 2012, Mr. Bona played a major role in achieving summary judgment and a Federal Trade Commission dismissal with no action for his...
John Karl Buche
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San Diego, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(858) 459-9111 875 Prospect St
Suite 305
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
South Texas College of Law
I am a registered patent attorney licensed in Texas and California and have been practicing for fifteen years. Our firm is unique in that we handle not only acquiring patents, trademarks and copyrights, but we are also comfortable litigating those rights as trial lawyers. The lawyers at our firm have a diverse array of technical backgrounds to serve wide ranging industries.
Christopher Glenn Beckom
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(800) 581-7030 4275 Executive Square
Suite 209
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Real Estate and Securities
Western State University College of Law
Christopher Glenn Beckom is an attorney practicing in the areas of Commercial Real Estate Transactions, Telecommunications Law, Land Use, Commercial Litigation, Contract Drafting and Negotiation, Corporate Formation and Governance, and Securities Regulation. Christopher is graduate of Western State University, College of Law with a JD, and California State University, Long Beach with an MBA. Mr. Beckom is an active member of the California Association of Realtors, through the Pacific West Realtors Association. Mr. Beckom brings several years of transactional and commercial litigation experience within wireless industry, startup, and small business contexts. Mr. Beckom currently sits on the boards...
Lucas A Woodward
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(858) 454-0024 7777 Fay Avenue
Suite 205
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
My practice focuses on estate planning, trust administration, and probate and estate litigation. I have diverse experience in the areas of wills, trusts, business formation, federal and state taxation, and estate litigation. His litigation clients include individual and professional trustees, beneficiaries, surviving spouses, care givers, and omitted heirs. Prior to joining Albence and Associates, APC, I practiced at a major securities litigation firm headquartered in San Diego. I was involved in a variety of complex litigation cases, including mortgage backed securities cases and post-merger derivative suits. This diverse litigation experience in multi-party, national scale cases, blends...
Joseph Franklin Klatt
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(858) 454-2500 1128 Wall St
La Jolla, CA 92037
Business, Civil Rights, Legal Malpractice and Real Estate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Joseph F. Klatt is a veteran California litigator with demonstrated expertise representing individual and institutional clients in complex civil litigation matters. He is skilled in handling all facets of litigation, including initiating and planning a case, managing discovery, drafting dispositive motions and briefs, conducting depositions, trying and resolving cases, handling complex writs and appeals, and negotiating significant settlements in high stakes cases. He is recognized for handling complex, unique, and troublesome cases, providing innovative litigation strategies, looking at legal issues from multiple and unorthodox angles, and cost-effectively achieving his clients’ objectives.

Joseph was the Valedictorian of his law school...
Steven Curtis Gnau
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Vista, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(619) 882-1111 777 West Vista Way
Vista, CA 92038
Business and Personal Injury
California Western School of Law
BBA - University of Texas (Austin) 1992
JD - California Western School of Law 1995
Admitted to the California State Bar 1995
Luis Blanquez
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer
(858) 964-4589 4275 Executive Square
#200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Business, Antitrust and Appeals
Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain) and Universite de Nantes (France), Universiteit van Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Kings College London (UK)
Luis Blanquez is an antitrust and compliance attorney with 15 years of experience at the European Commission and major international law firms in the European Union. Luis joined Bona Law PC in 2016 in San Diego, and qualified as a US attorney in the state of California in 2018.

His experience includes work for French legal chambers and judges as part of the “Leonardo da Vinci” European traineeship program. Furthermore, he worked as a trainee at the Directorate General of Information Society of the European Commission in Brussels, before moving to the former Merger Task Force (“MTF”) at the Directorate General...
Peter Q. Schluederberg
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Free Consultation! Skilled and Aggressive California Business Law Attorney!

I successfully represent business law clients with insight and expertise. I will work tirelessly for the best possible results! Visit my website for client reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Jarod M. Bona
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience

Jarod Bona's practice is focused on antitrust, business litigation, appellate, real estate, and challenges to government conduct. He practiced at DLA Piper and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for a dozen years before... Read More »
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Aaron R. Gott
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(858) 964-4589 4275 Executive Square
#200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Business, Antitrust and Appeals
Florida State University College of Law
Aaron R. Gott focuses on challenges to government conduct, business and competition litigation, and appeals.
David C. Hawkes Esq.
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(858) 775-7515 800 Silverado St
2nd Floor
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Employment and Estate Planning
University of San Diego School of Law
Luke Hasskamp
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(858) 964-4589 4275 Executive Square
#200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Business, Administrative, Antitrust and Appeals
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
David C. Codell
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(858) 964-4589 4275 Executive Square
#200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Business, Antitrust and Appeals
Harvard Law School and Harvard University
Haleh Razzaghi
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LA JOLLA, CA Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(858) 367-9876 4275 Executive Square, Suite 200
LA JOLLA, CA 92037
Business and Estate Planning
California Western School of Law
Haleh Razzaghi is an active member of the California Bar, and registered to practice before the United States Patent and Trademark Office. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from San Diego State University, and moved on to receive a Master of Science degree in Molecular Biology from San Diego State University. After working as a research scientist for a few years, Ms. Razzaghi realized that she was interested in helping individuals and companies in a more direct way. It was during this time that the dream of becoming an attorney started to take shape. After stepping...
Steven Michael Romanoff
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(858) 551-5542 1150 Silverado Street, Suite 218
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Steven M. Romanoff is a licensed attorney and real estate broker in California.

He obtained his undergraduate degree in Business Economics from the University of California at Santa Barbara. In 1987, he received his law degree from the University of San Diego Law School and graduated in the top 2% of his class. Mr. Romanoff started his legal career at Gray, Cary, Ames & Frye (now DLA Piper) in their Real Estate department in 1987. In 1992, he established a sole practice in La Jolla, California specializing in business and real estate transactions. From 1992 to 2003, he represented numerous developers,...
Chad A Harris
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
7850 Ivanhoe Avenue
La Jolla, CA 92037
Free ConsultationBusiness, International, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Practicing real estate, business and commercial transactional law for the better part of 20 years, including a decade serving as an executive in charge of land acquisitions and development at two Fortune 500 public companies. Personally involved in the negotiation, contracting, purchase, financing, management and development of billions of dollars in properties throughout the united states. Utilized as in-house counsel for several small to medium-sized multi-million dollar companies taking on numerous and varied aspects of business enterprise issues. Forming new LLCs and revisiting existing LLC operating agreement to bring them into compliance with both new laws and the desires...
Gretchen Cowen
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(760) 931-0903 4275 Executive Square
Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Business and Securities
California Western School of Law
Business Law Attorney Gretchen Cowen has 20 years experience including Mergers & Acquisitions, Securities & Corporate Finance and Venture Capital
Laurie Jean Howard
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(858) 456-0076 464 Prospect Street
La Jolla, CA 92037-4743
Business
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Rhona Shelley Kauffman
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(760) 772-8225 888 Prospect Street
Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Whittier Coll School of Law
I have been passionately practicing Civil Litigation for over two decades. My specialties include Real Estate, Business, Contracts, Homeowners Associations, Corporate, Employment Law, and Estate Planning. I have a superb rating on AVVO which is the attorney rated online website and my clients and peers have nominated me for Top Business Lawyer in Palm Springs Life. My offices are located in San Diego and Palm Desert California but I have clients across United States and in Canada and aboard who find me on the internet. I look forward to servicing your legal needs.
Aaron R. Gott
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Attorney

Aaron R. Gott focuses on challenges to government conduct, business and competition litigation, and appeals. Read More »
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Luis Blanquez
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Lawyer

Luis Blanquez is an antitrust and compliance attorney with 15 years of experience at the European Commission and major international law firms in the European Union. Luis joined Bona Law PC in 2016 in San Diego, and... Read More »
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James Finigan
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(858) 381-4675 6437 Caminito Blythefield #C
La Jolla, CA 92037
Business, Administrative, Landlord Tenant and Municipal
James P. Finigan is a native San Diegan. His schooling began in Solana Beach, CA, at Santa Fe Christian School. His studies continued at the University of Oregon, where he earned his B.S., double-majoring in Political Science & Philosophy. He then traveled east to study law at the University of New Hampshire, School of Law.

While there, he accepted the Senior Style Editor position for the Pierce Law Review, worked as a legal writing teaching assistant for both his second and third years, and was awarded a full-time internship with the New Hampshire Department of Justice, Office...
Dennis David Burns
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(858) 551-1530 7855 Ivanhoe Ave
San Diego, CA 92037
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Estate Planning
California Western School of Law
Ehson Salaami
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(619) 272-4242 1630 Copa De Oro, Ste A
San Diego, CA 92037
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Consumer and Elder
Mr. Ehson Salaami Mr. Salaami was born and raised in California. He graduated from San Diego State University (SDSU) with a business degree in personal financial planning. Before attending law school at California Western to pursue a legal education in the consumer and business fields, Mr. Salaami co-founded and operated two upscale residential care facilities for the elderly in La Jolla. Mr. Salaami has always had a passion for helping others. His unique business experience offers invaluable insight and creative approaches to the practice of law. Mr. Salaami enjoys advocating on behalf of consumers and...
Stephen Douglas Lipkin
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(858) 442-9858 5713 La Jolla Blvd
La Jolla, CA 92037
Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Dana Robinson
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Attorney
(848) 488-2545 PO Box 1416
La Jolla, CA 92038
Business, IP and Patents
University of San Diego School of Law
Dana Robinson is a founding partner of TechLaw, LLP, where his practice focuses on trademark prosecution, trademark licensing, copyrights, and business transactions. Previously, Dana managed the trademark practice at the Las Vegas intellectual property firm Quirk & Tratos (now Greenberg Traurig). Dana has served as general counsel to three companies, including, most recently, L1 Technologies, Inc. which operates the iGolf.com website and golf GPS data service. Dana is adjunct professor of law at the University of San Diego School of law. Dana’s expertise is in trademark law, and legal issues related to the ...
Charles Dwight Maurer Jr
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La Jolla, CA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(858) 525-1180 7825 Fay Ave
Suite 200
La Jolla, CA 92037
Business
Arizona State Univ COL
Ethan Mahoney Watts
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(858) 509-0808 3398 Carmel Mountain Road
Suite 250
San Diego, CA 92121
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP and Real Estate
University of San Diego
Ethan M. Watts is a lawyer specializing in business law, intellectual property law, real estate law and internet and cyber law. Mr. Watts began his legal career at the highly regarded boutique business and real estate litigation law firm of Mazzarella Dunwoody & Caldarelli, LLP.1 Mr. Watts then joined the San Diego office of Musick, Peeler & Garrett LLP, a full-service law firm with offices across California, before opening up his own practice. Mr. Watts has more than 14 years of experience in business and real estate litigation, and his current practice also includes business startups, business and real estate...
Lenden Webb
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San Diego, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(619) 399-7700 10509 Vista Sorrento Parkway, Suite 430
San Diego, CA 92121
Business, Consumer, IP and Patents
California Western School of Law
As a Fresno business litigation attorney, Lenden F. Webb represents corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships in a wide array of matters, including breach of contract, business and partnership disputes, bad faith insurance disputes, class action defense, employment, creditor collection issues, general contract and business matters. Mr. Webb received his law degree from California Western School of Law where he was a published member of Law Review. Before establishing his law office, Mr. Webb attained Junior Partner status just prior to entering his fourth year with the law firm of Wild, Carter & Tipton, APC. Mr. Webb serves a...
Rodney James Hahn
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(858) 210-6193 2204 Garnet Avenue
Suite 305
San Diego, CA 92109
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Tax
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Karen E. Deschaine
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(858) 550-6088 4401 Eastgate Mall
San Diego, CA 92121-1909
Business, Antitrust and Securities
University of California - Los Angeles
Joann Selleck Esq.
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California Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience

Villanova University School of LawCalifornia Superior Court, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Supreme Court and California
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Joseph John Strazzeri
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(858) 200-1900 3636 Nobel Dr
San Diego, CA 92122
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Hass Sadeghi
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(858) 480-1421 P.O. Box 928157
San Diego, CA 92192
Free ConsultationBusiness, Health Care, IP and Real Estate
Hass Sadeghi is a Business Attorney, who works with business owners as well as their trusted service-providers & attorneys, to structure complicated or novel business deals & growth in the healthcare, technology and real-estate industries. Hass functions as a Legal Strategist for business entities, and a Negotiation Counsel for individual stakeholders. As a Legal Strategist, Hass provides business entities proactive legal planning for complicated or novel business deals and expansion, then leading a team of subject-matter experts for coordinated & total results. As a Negotiation Counsel, Hass works with individual owners to negotiate high stakes...
Gerald ( P. Burleson
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(858) 794-4805 4445 Eastgate Mall
Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92121
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of Houston - Downtown
Jerry Burleson is an ethical California lawyer who devotes a large part of his practice to legal representation of minority shareholders of privately held corporations who have been treated inequitably, ripped off, denied their shareholder rights, or otherwise in some way denied the benefit of their investment in a corporation because of the improper actions of corporate insiders or other persons in control of the corporation including majority shareholders, executive employees, corporate officers and directors.
Jerry also counsels and represents corporate directors, officers and executive employees who are faced with challenging ethical and legal issues in the performance of their responsibilities...
Julia Marie Williams
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San Diego, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(858) 371-4995 5080 Shoreham Pl., Suite 200
San Diego, CA 92122
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
UCLA School of Law
Ms. Williams is a 2006 UCLA School of Law graduate and Superlawyer Rising Star from 2015-2019. Ms. Williams has also attended the University of San Diego LLM program, and will obtain her LLM in May 2019. Ms. Williams began her legal career in complex litigation, with an emphasis corporate matters. After over a decade of litigation practice, Ms. Williams determined that her legal skills were best used helping people and businesses plan for the future.

Ms. Williams provides formation, restructuring, and general counsel services to small- and mid-sized businesses. Through her time in litigation, Ms....
Philip Mauriello Jr.
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 1 year experience
(619) 693-6474 1511 Felspar St.
San Diego, CA 92109
Free ConsultationBusiness, Cannabis Law, Criminal and Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
As a former business owner myself, my goal is to help other business owners and entrepreneurs with their legal issues. It's important to have someone in your corner who understands what it's like to be in your shoes. Advice is only helpful if it makes sense in the real world, and my prior experience allows me to see the real world implications.

Before law school, I opened a small coffee shop that I grew into a full-fledged restaurant within four years. In the beginning, I was able to use marketing to help grow the business over 200% from year to...
Anaheeta Z. Kolah
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San Diego, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(858) 546-4480 4370 La Jolla Village Drive
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92122
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Health Care and IP
California Western School of Law
Martin J Mullen
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
3636 Nobel Drive, Suite 215
San Diego, CA 92122
Free ConsultationBusiness, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Real Estate
The University of Texas School of Law
Jared A. Roark
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San Diego, CA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(858) 373-5555 6165 Greenwich Drive, Suite 340
San Diego, CA 92122
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Estate Planning and Probate
California Western School of Law
Melody Ann Kramer
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San Diego, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(855) 835-5520 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd.
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92121
Business
Univ of Nebraska COL
Linda Allen
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San Diego, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(619) 875-0503 4445 Eastgate Mall, Ste. 200
San Diego, CA 92121
Business and Immigration
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
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