La Palma, California Business Lawyers

Travis Gemoets
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Travis Gemoets represents employers in all facets of labor and employment law, including wage/hour class actions, claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, trade secrets and unfair competition.
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Alex Polishuk
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Alex Polishuk is a litigator who represents employers in wrongful termination, breach of contract, discrimination, failure to accommodate, retaliation, protected leave of absences, and wage and hour matters.
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Megan A. Schmenk
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate Lawyer

Megan Schmenk represents businesses in a range of corporate issues.
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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.
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James Park
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La Palma, CA Business Law Lawyer
(714) 707-2803 6 Centerpointe Drive
Suite 700
La Palma, CA 90623
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Real Estate
Southwestern University School of Law
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.
Michael John Danner
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Cypress, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(714) 828-9909 Danner & Chonoles, L.L.P.
6101 Ball Road, Suite 302
Cypress, CA 90630
Free ConsultationBusiness
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Danner & Chonoles, L.L.P. is a business law and business litigation boutique. We counsel and represent clients in business formation and dissolution, purchase and sale of businesses, business operation and transactions,and business disputes and lawsuits. Michael J. Danner is one of the firm's two founding partners. He counsels and represents clients in all of the firm's practice areas. He is licensed in California and Nevada. Mr. Danner is an Advocate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization of trial lawyers dedicated to the preservation of the civil jury trial and to the improvement of ethical...
Roland Yin-Chia Ho
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La Mirada, CA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(714) 752-6913 16700 Valley View Avenue
Suite 271
La Mirada, CA 90638
Business, Appeals, Consumer and Employment
University of West Los Angeles
Mr. Ho received a B.S. degree in business management from California State University, Los Angeles, with a minor in economics and obtained a J.D. degree from University of West Los Angeles, achieving Dean’s List for academic excellence in the second year of law school. The principal attorney, licensed in 2002, is admitted to practice in the State of California, United States District Court, Central District of California and United States District Court, Southern District of California.

Prior to becoming an attorney, Mr. Ho had job experience in retail, sales, manufacturing and government. During law school, Mr. Ho clerked for the District...
Katie Richey
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Buena Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(714) 741-1148 7931 Whitaker Street
Buena Park, CA 90621
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Criminal and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Yasir Elbiali
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Cypress, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
5665 Plaza Drive
Cypress, CA 90630
Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Navneet Singh Chugh
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Cerritos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(562) 229-1220 15925 Carmenita Road
Cerritos, CA 90703
Business and Tax
Western State Univ COL
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...
Craig McLaughlin
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Seal Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(714) 545-8500 3020 Old Ranch Parkway
Suite 300
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Whittier Law School
The firm represents individuals and businesses and handles cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants involving patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, copyright, unfair competition, false advertising, defamation, violations of U.S. Customs and other civil litigation in both state and federal courts. As principal of the firm, Craig McLaughlin is an efficient litigator and trial lawyer experienced in intellectual property matters and other civil litigation. The firm is focused on protecting its clients' intellectual property and reputation. A list of accomplishments for clients is available on the firm's website.
Paul B. Arenas
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(563) 432-7422 3711 Long Beach Blvd, #601
Long Beach, CA 90807
Business, Employment, Insurance Defense and Maritime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Civil litigation, maritime and transportation attorney with experience representing cargo handlers, motor carriers, air carriers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, logistics providers, terminal operators, marinas, warehousemen and vessel operators in both state and federal court throughout California.
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.
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Richard Decker
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California Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience

Boston University School of LawCalifornia
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Shafiel A. Karim
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Signal Hill, CA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(562) 246-5371 2698 Junipero Avenue
Suite 201A
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Business, Employment, IP and Trademarks
Southwestern Law School
Mr. Karim currently represents small and medium sized business in general business matters and civil litigation matters as well as diesel truck owners in a proposed consumer class action against General Motors for allegedly misrepresenting the fuel economy of various Chevrolet and GMC trucks and vans. Mr. Karim also represented consumer plaintiffs in a proposed class action against Trader Joe’s and Ralphs grocery stores for allegedly misrepresenting the true salt content in private label sunflower seeds. Prior to starting this office, Mr. Karim was a senior manager in a family-owned medium sized dietary supplement manufacturer for over a...
David Mirkin Zeligs
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(562) 987-5270 3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Ste 200
Long Beach, CA 90806
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, IP and Trademarks
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Established in 1990, the Law Offices of David M. Zeligs has delivered quality legal services to its clients with professionalism and integrity for a quarter century. Based on our firm’s philosophy of putting the client’s needs first, we provide individualized services based on your realistic legal needs and expectations for a reasonable price.

David M. Zeligs graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 1978 with a B.A. degree in Politics. In 1982, prior to receiving his undergraduate degree, he took time off from college and traveled for six months throughout Latin America. Along the way, he lived...
Norma Ann Dawson
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(562) 997-9245 3553 Atlantic Avenue, Suite B1328
Long Beach, CA 90807-5606
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Employment
University of Michigan Law School
The Law Offices of Norma Ann Dawson, founded in 1994, is located in Long Beach, California. In the past decade and a half, it has become a respected law firm in Southern California, providing legal risk management and alternative dispute resolution services in areas such as real estate transactions and litigation, and business transactions and litigation. Ms. Dawson's law practice focuses on general corporate counseling, corporate and regulatory compliance, and ethics, with a view toward minimizing the risk of liability, especially regulatory and contractual liability. Norma Ann Dawson, rated Av by Martindale Hubbell, has both extensive trial...
Paul Lee
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(949) 679-0053 19900 MacArthur Blvd.
Suite 1150
Irvine, CA 92612
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...
Eric Scott Hartman
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 48 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...
Douglas James Pettibone
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Anaheim, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(714) 730-9091 2400 E. Katella Avenue, Suite 800
Anaheim, CA 92806
Free ConsultationBusiness
Western State Univ
Since 1988 The Law Office of Douglas J. Pettibone has built its practice primarily on word-of-mouth among our clients and our trusted colleagues. We are grateful to our clients and fellow lawyers for their trust and confidence in our office and allowing us to build our practice as one of the most successful litigation offices in the county. Douglas J. Pettibone is one of the leading trial lawyers in Orange County. He has appeared before the California Superior Court and appellate courts in over 700 cases.He is an expert at every aspect of litigation and trial from jury selection...
Mr. Daryl G Crouse
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(562) 342-4246 920 Orizaba Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90804
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Employment and IP
Kaplan University
Karyn Kristine Reed
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Fullerton, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 390-7333 305 N. Harbor Boulevard
Suite 215
Fullerton, CA 92832
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
Denise Arlene Furubotten
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 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
John W. Hill
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(562) 498-1219 2155 N. Bellflower Blvd. #154
Long Beach, CA 90815
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Southwestern Law School
Collin M. Beck
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Real Estate Finance

New York University School of LawNew York
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Robert E. Braun
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate and Cybersecurity Lawyer

Bob Braun represents businesses in transactions including mergers, acquisitions, financing, franchising, licensing and joint ventures. He also counsels on privacy and security, technology, and electronic commerce.
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David Weil
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(562) 438-8149 295 Redondo Avenue
Suite 203
Long Beach, CA 90803
Business and Maritime
Loyola Law School
Eugene Michael Siegel
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Downey, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(562) 862-7541 8301 East Florence Ave. #200
Downey, CA 90240
Business, Collections, Consumer and Divorce
Western State University College of Law
Norman Feirstein
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Westminster, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 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
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...
Pete Nguyenton Nguyen
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Garden Grove, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(714) 638-4675 12411 Euclid Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
Western State Univ COL
Tax Attorney Estate Planner
Michael John Eyre
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(562) 637-3141 4000 Long Beach Boulevard, Suite 218
Long Beach, CA 90807
Business, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Kevin Arnold Spainhour
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 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
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
Thomas Chester Watts III
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Orange, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(714) 505-0200 500 North State College
Orange, CA 92687
Business
Western State Univ and Pepperdine University School of Law
Paymon Bidari
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Fullerton, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(714) 525-5570 444 N. Harbor Blvd.
Suite 200
Fullerton, CA 92831
Business
Univ of LaVerne COL
Roger E. Naghash
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Free Consultation! Experienced California Business Law Attorney! Call for Help!

I aggressively represent the rights and interests of those with business law matters. I will work tirelessly to obtain the best possible results! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation.
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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.
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Derrick Hoang Nguyen
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Westminster, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(714) 531-8860 8231 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
Business
USC Law School
Jay Douglas Fullman
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La Habra, CA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(562) 694-6005 800 S Beach Blvd
La Habra, CA 90631
Business and Estate Planning
USC Law School
Laura Elena Claveran
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(562) 809-9084 3780 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Immigration
USC Law School
Katherine Marie Schreurs
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Garden Grove, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(714) 621-0628 12395 Lewis St
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Business, Divorce and Family
Western State Univ COL
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 11400 West Olympic Boulevard
Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
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. Offering legal representation throughout New York, California, Massachusetts, DC, and Washington State.

(1) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining Orders, Abduction, Collaborative Divorce, Property Division

(2) EDUCATION LAW: Academic Discipline, Grade Disputes, Fee Disputes, Special Education, Teacher Contracts, Bullying, School Campus Crimes, Academic Freedom, School Misconduct, School Representation

(3) BUSINESS & CONTRACTS: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Legal...
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...
Kenneth Wonsup Chung
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(949) 261-7700 38 Corporate Park
Irvine, CA 92606
Free ConsultationBusiness, Real Estate and Stockbroker Fraud
U of San Francisco School of Law
Kenneth W. Chung is experienced in both business litigation and business transactions. Mr. Chung’s business law experience includes real estate, contract, corporate, and employment issues. In addition to his skills as a transactional attorney, Mr. Chung’s aggressive yet thoughtful approach to arbitrations and trials, has distinguished himself as a successful litigator and advocate, in both the courtroom and the office. Mr. Chung counsels and represents a variety of businesses ranging from prestigious multi-national conglomerates to emerging private companies. He is proficient in negotiating and drafting a variety of business agreements including real estate contracts, distribution agreements, employment contracts, business alliance...
Gregory G. Brown
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(800) 237-8129 420 Exchange
Suite 270
Irvine, CA 92602
Business, Divorce, Employment and Personal Injury
University of San Diego School of Law
A native of Southern California and a graduate of the University of San Diego School of Law, Gregory G. Brown is one of less than 140 lawyers in California to be certified as a Specialist in Civil Trial Advocacy. He has devoted his practice to civil and jury trial litigation, taking on cases involving business, commercial or corporate litigation as well as those involving contract actions, fraud, intellectual property disputes, unfair competition and false advertising, and corporate litigation. He also serves clients in divorce and personal injury cases. After his graduation from law school in 1987, Mr. Brown practiced Kring...
Jeffrey Scott Bolender
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Rollings Hills Estates, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(310) 896-2444 609 Deep Valley Drive
Rollings Hills Estates, CA 90274
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Insurance Claims and Trademarks
Southwestern University School of Law
Mr. Jeffrey S. Bolender is an established trial and appellate attorney with over eighteen years of experience representing policyholders, insurance carriers, underwriters, and other insurance professionals in complex legal disputes. Admitted to practice law in 1994, Mr. Bolender focuses his practice on commercial, business, and insurance law. He is licensed to practice law in the States of California, Hawaii, and Nevada, as well as the District of Columbia. Mr. Bolender regularly advises and advocates on behalf of policyholders and insurance professionals, providing guidance on legal principles for analyzing insurance policies and adjusting liability and property claims. He researches...
Thomas Nowland
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Newport Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(949) 221-0005 4600 Campus Dr #103
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Real Estate
Whittier Coll School of Law
I bring a unique approach to business matters and complex business litigation through my years of hands on personal experience in the business of construction and other business ventures. This experience allows me to advise business clients about real world problems and the solutions that really work in today's business climate. Timely settlement of business litigation and other legal problems will further the businesses goals and work to rid the business of wasted time and money. Documenting the actions that resulted in these legal problems will work to make the business more profitable and knowledgeable in the...
Gordon A. Schaller
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

Gordon Schaller represents high-net-worth individuals and public and private organizations on tax, estate planning, business succession, charitable and wealth management, trust and estate litigation, and related issues.
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Barry L. Burten
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate and Finance Lawyer

Barry Burten represents businesses in corporate, securities, financing, real estate and bankruptcy matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities.
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