Lafayette, California Business Lawyers

Bruce J. Napell
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California Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience

Bruce Napell has specialized in representing franchisees for over 18 years, delivering dedicated legal services and results to franchisees and business throughout California and nationwide. Mr. Napell is a certified... Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Joshua D. Brysk
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Skilled Business Lawyer! Experience, Diligence & Service! Call today!

I am dedicated to providing reliable, effective representation for a diverse range of business law needs. I work tirelessly for the best possible outcomes! Call for a consultation, visit my website for information. Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Christina Weed
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 390-3222 1990 N California Blvd
Suite 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Whittier Law School
Christina Weed understands the complex life demands and goals of her clients. Christina also understands that most of the time it is not possible to completely separate family life from business. Clients need an integrated plan that covers all of their family, business, tax, and estate planning concerns. Christina has dedicated the past thirteen years to the study and practice of law, taxation, business, accounting, and estate planning and uses this knowledge to consult with her clients in business, tax and estate planning matters. Christina is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the...
Michael J. Hassen
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(925) 359-7500 1981 N. Broadway, Suite 280
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Antitrust and Appeals
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Michael Hassen's litigation practice spans over 30 years and emphasizes general business and commercial litigation, including class action defense and matters involving intellectual property and unfair competition.
Peter Alan Mankin
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(925) 935-0300 1211 Newell Ave.
Suite 120
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Private Practice in real estate and business law for 40 years. Court and private mediator for 25 years. AV Rated and Northern California Super Lawyer.
Steven Willock
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(925) 263-9743 1990 N California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Steve is a business and real estate transactional attorney.

During the four years immediately prior to joining Andrews & Arbenz, PLLC, Steve served as in-house General Counsel for the principal developer of one of the largest privately funded real estate projects in the Pacific Northwest. Steve also spent approximately 15 years in private practice, in the San Francisco Bay Area, representing and advising a wide variety of business clients and real estate developers and also serving as outside counsel to several municipalities, regional businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.

Steve is particularly adept at identifying and assessing his...
Timothy Craig Williams
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(925) 933-9800 1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 340
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, IP and Real Estate
Pepperdine University School of Law
Mr. Williams is the founder of The Williams Firm and has over 21 years of extensive experience in the areas of real estate, construction, business and corporate law. Mr. Williams' practice areas include all aspects of civil litigation and dispute resolution in all courts, government hearings, arbitrations and mediations in the areas of real estate, construction and business law. Mr. Williams also represents and advises clients in business transactions, corporate law, real property transactions, and trademark law. In real estate matters he has represented owners and developers of residential and commercial properties, including multi-million dollar properties, negotiated sales...
Richard Allen Madsen Jr
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 974-0800 Civic Plaza
1655 North Main Street, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Defense
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Criminal Defense and DUI attorney Richard A. Madsen, Jr. (a former Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney) has represented thousands of first-time offenders who have been arrested or charged with driving under the influence throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. Mr. Madsen's impeccable reputation speaks for itself. Recognized as a highly skilled trial lawyer and negotiator, and well seasoned in the intricacies of the Department of Motor Vehicles, Mr. Madsen works tirelessly to protect his clients' rights and achieve superior results. Mr. Madsen knows the system. For nearly twenty years, Mr. Madsen has utilized his reputation and long-standing relationships...
David William Ginn
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(925) 256-4466 1981 N Broadway
Ste. 275
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Construction, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Ginn & Crosby, LLP emphasizes real property and construction law. We assist clients in public works projects and commercial development, as well as litigation.
Martin Ross Sances
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(925) 284-2810 3736 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Suite 300
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business, Construction, Insurance Claims and Securities
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
Areas of Expertise

Business advice and counseling
Contract drafting and review
Corporate structure and transactions
Licensing and regulation
Employment and labor negotiation
Insurance coverage and claims handling
Education

B.A., Colgate University, 1991
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1994

Martin is an experienced business attorney who facilitates transactions while minimizing the risks and pitfalls facing his clients. Martin takes a “can-do” approach to legal problems that focuses on crafting deals through an integrative and value creating process rather than conflict.
James Martin Sproul
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(925) 482-0983 675 Ygnacio Valley Road
Suite B-202
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Mr. Chris Covington
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(925) 310-4067 250 Lafayette Circle, Suite 200
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Throughout his thirty year career Chris has been focused on assisting key executives in building their businesses, and often on preparing for and subsequently executing their liquidity event, the sale of their company, raising capital, or an IPO. As a consequence, he has developed particular expertise in Corporate and Transactional matters, Mergers and Acquisitions and with providing General Counsel Services to a wide range of business clients. Chris has represented individual executives, sole proprietorships and Fortune 500 companies. His clients have been both public and privately held, and have included LLCs and limited and general partnerships. Most clients...
Joshua Haevernick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Joshua Haevernick focuses on commercial litigation and represents businesses in design and construction defects, suretyship issues, professional negligence, breach of contract, and other matters. Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Fredrick A. Hagen
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(925) 838-2090 2175 N. California Blvd.
Suite 500
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Any attorney can work on your legal matter and send you a bill. Look for an attorney who has the knowledge and experience to resolve your legal disputes and achieve your goals without incurring unnecessary legal fees.

With 20 years experience assisting clients in resolving legal disputes in both commercial and residential real estate disputes, and other matters, we pride ourselves efficiently achieving our clients' goals.
Chelsey Torgerson-Westfall
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(925) 935-3300 2121 N. California Blvd Ste 875
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business and Construction
Seattle University School of Law
William Conrad Vencill
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(925) 946-9700 3445 Golden Gate Way
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
John Scott Isherwood
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(925) 956-1408 1990 N. California Blvd 8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Donald George Palmer Jr
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
1630 N Main St #423
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4609
Business
John F. Kennedy University and John F. Kennedy University
Anthony Albert Ferrigno
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(423) 744-4041 3443 Golden Gate Way, Suite F
Lafayette, CA 94549
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust and IP
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Trial Lawyer Business Litigation Both Defense & Plaintiff Extensive Experience And With Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts; Lawyer Malpractice Cases; Real Estate Law; Wills & Trusts Contests; Class Actions.
Michael Edmund Cardoza
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(925) 274-2900 1220 Oakland Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Carol Lynn Lerner
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(925) 933-0490 961 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business and Real Estate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Lafayette, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(650) 849-4906 3680 Hastings Ct
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business, Antitrust, Employment and Health Care
Santa Clara University School of Law
Lafayette, CA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(925) 284-5770 3675 Mt Diablo Blvd Ste 230
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business, Environmental, Health Care and Legal Malpractice
University of Notre Dame Law School
Nicolas De Lancie
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Commercial Finance Lawyer

Nicolas De Lancie represents banks and other financial entities in creditors' rights, bankruptcy matters, commercial credit and commercial real estate finance transactions. Read More »
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Jodi Smith
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Environmental and Land Use Lawyer

Jodi Smith represents developers, commercial property owners, manufacturers, and others, in a range of permitting, compliance and enforcement issues, including California Prop. 65. Read More »
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Peter Tormey
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Pleasant Hill, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(925) 352-9842 101 Gregory Lane
Suite 46
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Tormey has over 20 years of experience in product development, marketing and intellectual property protection. As a company startup veteran, Mr. Tormey brings a unique perspective on the value of intellectual property to a small and growing business. As such, he also speaks to entrepreneurs and business executives on how to protect and leverage IP assets. Mr. Tormey is the author of the "Startup Guide to Intellectual Property." As a patent attorney, Mr. Tormey has drafted over 100 patent applications covering software, electronics, wireless, radio, mobile applications, encryption and automation controls. Besides intellectual property law, ...
Michael S. Biggs
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(925) 933-1300 319 Lennon Ln
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Business, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
As your attorney my aim is to serve your best interests. I have had the honor of representing great people and every case is important and receives my personal attention. Our law office is a boutique office where we can adapt to your needs with flexible office hours and open lines of communication keeping you informed about the status of your case.

Case preparation is absolutely crucial for success and we have the top-notch investigatory skills, the precise understanding of the law, and the strategic and tactical acumen that we need to vigorously assert your interests. Another thing you should know…....
Erik J Christensen
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Blvd
#600
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals and Employment
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Irvine
Erik is rated one of California's rising stars in the field of Labor and Employment Law by the American Institute of Legal Advocates. In addition to labor and employment.

Erik is a graduate of UC Hastings, College of the Law, where he worked at the California Supreme Court and at the First District Court of Appeal, two of the most prestigious opportunities provided to law students in California. Erik also served as a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program (sometimes referred to as the “Special Victims Unit.”) His experience includes years of service with...
James Glassford Esq.
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(925) 274-0210 2950 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationBusiness
Golden Gate University School of Law
I have litigated many contract disputes. I taught the law of contracts at JFK University Law School for ten years. I know contracts from the practical as well as the academic point of view.
William Nelson
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(925) 557-1320 2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
San Joaquin College of Law
Registered patent attorney with several years of experience in practicing intellectual property (IP) law, particularly in the areas of preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark, and copyright applications, patentability and infringement analyses, strategic IP counseling, and enforcing intellectual property rights.
James Joseph Fishel
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Martinez, CA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 935-2021 110 Blue Ridge Dr
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
The University of Florida of College of Law
David Stanley Pearson
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 287-0051 48 Kingston Pl
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Business and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
My office primarily represents closely held businesses and their owners. My clients look to me to act as outside general counsel since it is unnecessary for most businesses to have a full time attorney on staff. I work with clients to resolve general business issues, whether it involves drafting and negotiating contracts, general business advice or litigation. I handle general corporate matters, contract drafting and review, merger and acquisition transactions, commercial real estate transactions, estate planning and general civil litigation services.

Recent representative matters include resolution of two wage and hour class actions with one saving the client over $3,000,000;...
Robert Ian Levy
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(925) 708-3306 540 Lennon Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Business and Real Estate
Tulane Univ Law School
Edward David Barron
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Pleasant Hill, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
3478 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 150
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction and Landlord Tenant
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 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...
Elina Tilman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Elina Tilman Taylor Burras represents employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, hiring, wage and hour, and other issues. Read More »
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Bennett G. Young
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Insolvency Lawyer

Ben Young represents lenders, financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, distressed investment funds, businesses, receivers, special servicers, and creditors' committees, in insolvency matters. Read More »
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Zachary Roy Rayo
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Concord, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(925) 825-1955 Salvio Pacheco Sq. at Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St., Ste 399
Concord, CA 94520
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Miami School of Law and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Zachary Rayo brings experience, efficiency and empathy to estate planning. Mr. Rayo’s approach is people-centered. He recognizes that the legal needs and special issues differ from client to client, that each person is unique, with unique needs that must be met with efficiency, active listening and care. Mr. Rayo knows the importance of social responsibility which manifests not only in ethical decisions and practices but also in involvement in socially important causes.
Patricia Ann Rowe
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Concord, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(925) 256-1000 1401 Franquette Ave.
Suite A-3
Concord, CA 94520
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
I am also a Certified Public Accountant and have been doing tax work in the Bay Area for 30 years. I specialize in helping people and businesses pay as few taxes as possible without getting audited. In the estate planning area I help people preserve their property for their families and pay as few estate taxes as possible. I also am the Probate Doctor who can help fix impossible situations when estates are stuck in the quagmire of California Probate.
David L. Roth
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(510) 482-6600 1425 Leimert Blvd, Suite 405
Oakland, CA 94602
Business, Construction, Real Estate and Stockbroker Fraud
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Real Estate Law Offices of David L. Roth. Highest rating AV by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Co-author, Chap. 10, California Easements And Boundaries: Law And Litigation (CEB). Author, Chap. 1, "Easements," Neighbor Disputes: Law & Litigation (CEB) Practice areas include: Commercial Landlord/Tenant; Boundary and Easement Disputes; Title, Partition, Quiet Title, Adverse Possession, Prescriptive Easements; Construction Defect and Mechanics Lien lawsuits; Premises Liability and Injuries; Purchase/Sale Transactions and Litigation; Deeds of Trust; Real Estate Fraud.
John Secrest Richards
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Danville, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 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...
Steven Jeffrey Mehlman
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(925) 935-3575 3050 Citrus Circle,, Suite 203
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal, Collections and Construction
University of Michigan
Mehlman Law Group is an East Bay (Walnut Creek, CA) real estate, business, and civil litigation law firm. We practice in all San Francisco Bay Area state and federal courts. I believe all clients should have access to high-quality legal services. Many of my clients see me as their "in-house" counsel or trusted personal legal advisor. For legal advice or representation, contact me at (925) 935-3575 or steven@mehlmanlawgroup.com for a free consultation. I have thirty years of experience representing small businesses and individuals. I consult with, provide guidance to, and refer clients to other professionals, including real estate and mortgage brokers, accountants,...
Jean Claude Bernard Mallein
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Danville, CA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(925) 905-9050 244 Front Street
Danville, CA 94526
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Jean Claude (JJ) B. Mallein Jr. is an experienced business, tax and trusts and estates attorney. Dedicated to wealth preservation, he has focused his education and practice on helping California residents secure their estates and prepare for the future. As a partner at boutique tax and estate planning firm in the Silicon Valley, Mr. Mallein gained valuable experience in wealth management, estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, trust and estate administrations, tax controversy, real estate transactions and like-kind exchange cases. He is fully prepared to tackle complex business and estate planning cases. Mr. Mallein is a Dual Certified...
Jon Paul Webster
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Concord, CA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(925) 609-7600 1985 Bonifacio Street
Suite 102
Concord, CA 94520-2264
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
John F. Kennedy School of Law and California State University - Sacramento
I am a former police officer and deputy district attorney. I have been in private practice since 1994. I bring the experiences I have gained to fight for my clients. Whether you have an employment, business or real property transaction or you are involved in a dispute, my firm will work diligently to represent you in negotiations, administrative, civil or criminal proceedings from initiation through appeal. I routinely represent both employees and employers in wage and hour and discrimination cases. I provide advice and represent individuals, corporations and limited liability partnerships and companies in real property matters...
Greg L Beattie
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(510) 550-8605 2030 Addison Street
Suite 650
Berkeley, CA 94704
Business, IP and Securities
Harvard Law School
Greg Beattie practices corporate and technology law, and represents a broad spectrum of hardware, software and internet based companies, food and beverage companies including several wineries, cleantech/greentech companies and a variety of other distribution, retail, service, and manufacturing concerns, often serving as their general counsel. Greg graduated from Harvard Law School in 1980 (J.D., cum laude) and from Stanford University (highest honors) in 1976. His started his career at Cooley Godward, and has served as General Counsel of UB Networks, a pioneering Silicon Valley tech company, chair of the Venture and Technology Practice Group at Reed Smith,...
Valerie Kraml
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
2625 Alcatraz Ave
319
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Estate Planning and Family
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Howard L. Williams
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Martinez, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(925) 257-2946 535 Main Street
Suite 305
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
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. Read More »
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Robert B. Kaplan
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Creditors' Rights Lawyer

Bob Kaplan represents banks, securitized lenders, leasing companies, real estate loan servicers, and corporations in cases involving Commercial Code issues, real property transactions, and Chapter 11 cases. Read More »
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Need legal help with a business law matter?

Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.

A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.

Business lawyers handle a broad spectrum of legal issues that confront companies. For new ventures, a business lawyer can help with business formation decisions, including selecting the proper business form, such a partnership, LLC or corporation, or addressing financial compliance issues when raising capital. In addition, business lawyers can offer advice when reviewing leases, purchase agreements, and other types of contracts. Other issues covered in this practice area include employee compensation and benefits, building relationships with independent contractors and other entities, and compliance with relevant advertising regulations.

While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.


Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.

Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.