Laguna Hills, California Business Lawyers

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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Barry V. Freeman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Commercial Finance Lawyer

Barry Freeman focuses on bank and asset-based and real estate lending, restructuring creditors' rights and Article 9 of the UCC. He also maintains an active mediation practice and is a commercial arbitrator.
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Benjamin M. Reznik
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Land Use and Government Lawyer

University of Southern California Gould School of Law and UCLA School of LawCalifornia
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Jeffrey E. Sultan
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate, Oil & Gas Lawyer

Jeff Sultan focuses on oil and gas matters, purchase and sale of California properties, corporate securities including public and private offerings, venture capital transactions, M&A, and other corporate issues.
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Matthew Sean Harrison
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Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
16A Journey
Suite 200
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business, Administrative and Municipal
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Matt’s practice focuses on facilitating innovative change through legal action, and he works with private and public leaders in emerging issues and industries, ranging from internet to cannabis law. Most recently, Matt was one of the lead drafting attorneys on California’s Proposition 64, the successful ballot initiative to decriminalize and regulate cannabis for adult use. Working directly with California Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and other state leaders to craft the policy structure, Matt directly authored key provisions in the legislation, integrating complex legislative, political and legal considerations into a balanced, comprehensive and historic reform. For over 10...
David Jafari
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Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
120 Vantis, Suite 430
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and IP
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
www.jafarilawgroup.com _______ David Jafari opened the doors to Jafari Law Group in 2005. His practice has focused primarily on intellectual property, business law, and employment matters. In regard to intellectual property, Mr. Jafari has helped secure dozens of patents and dozens of trademarks for various clients, including individuals and business entities. Furthermore, Mr. Jafari has represented clients in over seventy litigation cases dealing with business, employment, and intellectual property related issues. Mr. Jafari has also served as a mediator and has helped clients settle cases outside of court. He holds a Certificate in Mediation from the Orange County Human...
Luke S. Carlson
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Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise
Suite 310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business, IP and Real Estate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Luke Carlson is knowledgeable across a broad spectrum of real estate and business matters and is adept at strategizing with clients to make the most out of difficult situations. Indeed, Mr. Carlson has represented and consulted with clients regarding various real estate matters (including HOA disputes and various commercial real estate transactions), and a wide variety of business related matters (including business protection, intellectual property, and various commercial disputes).

From Mr. Carlson’s superlative negotiation skills, to his synergistic partnership with Michael Kushner, the firm stands ready to provide superior litigation and transactional representation to all of its clients.
Griffin Schindler
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Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise
310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business, Employment, IP and Real Estate
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Griffin Schindler, Esq., associate attorney at Jafari Law Group, practices in the areas of intellectual property and employment law. He is an Eagle Scout who graduated from Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, California, with a Bachelor of Science in Biology. While pursuing his undergraduate degree, Griffin was actively involved with the on-campus organization Sursum Corda whose focus was to help better society through service.

Following his undergraduate education, Griffin received his J.D. from Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law in Orange, California. During law school, Griffin spent two and a half years as the research assistant for his...
Michael Bernard Kushner
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Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(949) 421-3030 85 Enterprise, Suite 310
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business, IP and Real Estate
University of California - Los Angeles
Mr. Kushner was born and raised in Long Beach, California. He obtained his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Berkeley where he was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa in his third year, and graduated with High Distinction the following year. Mr. Kushner then attended law school at the University of California at Los Angeles. After moving to Orange County, Mr. Kushner honed his skills at two of Orange County's most respected law firms before striking out on his own.

Mr. Kushner frequently lectures on a variety of topics relating to simple and complex business and corporate matters, as well...
J. Eric LeVine
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Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(949) 458-2336 25283 Cabot Rd
Suite 116
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Western State Univ
Eric is a proven problem solver. He represents individuals, businesses, homeowners, landlords, tenants, contractors, brokers, buyers and sellers in mediations, arbitrations and litigation as well as transactions.
Corbett H. Williams
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Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(949) 679-9909 23276 South Pointe Dr.
Suite 216a
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
Corbett H. Williams represents clients in business, employment and personal injury matters. Trained by the best in the business, he began his legal career at the international law firm, Jones Day, where he practiced for more than half a decade. Mr. Williams received his law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he graduated in the top 3% percent of his class. Mr. Williams has and continues to obtain excellent results for clients.
Alex Jeronimo Llorente
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Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(949) 859-5000 23151 Moulton Parway
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Nursing Home
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Glen D. Duvel
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Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(888) 982-2323 24422 Avenida De La Carlota
Suite 310
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Glen D. Duvel has represented clients in a wide variety of employment law and estate planning matters. His extensive experience means that clients are given everything they need to reach favorable conclusions to their cases. Glen graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a Bachelor’s of Science in Political Science in 1994. He then went on to earn his Juris Doctorate from Western State University College of Law in 1999. He has had several speaking engagements and publications covering topics such as employment law and estate planning. To learn more about how he can assist you and your legal...
Brian P. Ballo
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ALISO VIEJO, CA Business Law Attorney
(949) 690-4100 120 VANTIS, SUITE 300
STE 300
ALISO VIEJO, CA 92656
Business, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Brian P. Ballo has been a real estate attorney for 28 years in Orange and San Diego counties. Currently, his practice is focused on representing homeowners in lawsuits against lenders seeking to foreclose, and negotiating loan modifications, forbearance agreements, short sale transaction approvals, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. Brian is skilled in articulating cause of actions against lenders who have violated laws at the time of loan origination and closing, as well as during the foreclosure, loan modification and short sale processes. He has successfully obtained Temporary Restraining...
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.
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Trevor Byron Countryman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Lawyer

Trevor Countryman advises business in real estate transactions including property acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing, development and construction.
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Robert Paredes
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Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney
(949) 421-3030 15 Enterprise
Suite 110
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business
Michael S. Zar
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Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Lawyer
(949) 421-3030 15 Enterprise, Suite 110
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business
Glen G. Duvel
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Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(888) 982-2323 24422 Avenida De La Carlota
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Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(949) 452-0412 23041 Mill Creek Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT
Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(949) 900-4400 15 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(949) 900-4400 15 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business, International and Stockbroker Fraud
UC Hastings COL
Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(949) 831-6611 85 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business and Real Estate
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(949) 900-4400 15 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business
UCLA School of Law
Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(949) 855-9250 23041 Mill Creek Dr
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
UC Hastings COL
Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(949) 831-6611 85 Enterprise
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Barbra A. Arnold
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Barbra Arnold represents management in labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, unfair competition, trade secrets, collective bargaining, and wage and hour law class actions.
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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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Tina K Gehres
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(877) 333-2420 9891 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
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...
Daniel Chudleigh
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Laguna Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(949) 877-9140 410 Broadway
Suite 170
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Awarded "10 Best Attorneys - California 2017" for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, and "Top 40 Under 40" for civil plaintiff attorneys in 2016 by the National Trial Lawyers Association - Daniel W. Chudleigh gets results! Daniel W. Chudleigh is the founder of Chudleigh Law P.C. and focuses on personal injury law and civil litigation. Mr. Chudleigh holds a J.D./M.B.A. from Chapman University and is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of both California and Utah.
Matthew  Schlau
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Laguna Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
1968 S. Coast Highway
Suite 2498
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, IP and Trademarks
Southwestern Law School
Matthew Schlau has an extensive background in civil litigation, which includes counseling private companies in hundreds of matters in all stages of litigation. His experience also includes advising companies in private joint venture arrangements and serving as outside general counsel to review, draft, and negotiate contracts and other documents relating to a wide range of exceptional and ordinary-course business transactions. He began his own practice so that he could permanently shift his focus from conflicts to building value. He now helps clients design, create, and grow by proactively addressing personal and business matters.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts in...
Majid Foroozandeh Shahraki
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(949) 336-8505 9891 Irvine Center Drive
Ste 130
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Family, Immigration and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Court Admissions:

United States District Court, Central District of California, May 30, 2007
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, October 26, 2009
United States District Court, Southern District of California, November 16, 2009
United States Tax Court, November 19, 2009
United States Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, January 10, 2010
United States District Court, Eastern District of California, June 3, 2010
United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, July 13, 2010
United States Court of International Trade, January 2, 2014
United States Court of Appeals For The Federal Circuit, June 30, 2015
United States Navy-Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals, May 3, 2017
United States...
David John Myers
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(949) 340-0130 9210 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Business and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
David Myers is "AV" rated in Business Law, Corporate Law and Litigation, and specializes in all things real estate, the formation and operation of businesses, consumer product development and distribution, and commercial litigation. After 10 years at quality mid-sized law firms, he has operated his own firm for over 20 years. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions, federal banking regulators, manufacturers, entertainment companies, and a wide variety of other businesses and individuals in their transaction and litigation needs. He is known for his creative, non-confrontational approach, minimizing conflicts and avoiding problems, and getting deals done efficiently...
Mahyar Ghassemian
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Mission Viejo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(949) 436-2785 27405 Puerta Real
Suite 250
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Business, Construction and Personal Injury
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Mahyar Ghassemian, is an accomplished business litigation and construction defense attorney with over 16 years of experience in complex litigation including Business, Construction, General Liability, and Personal Injury law. From defending national construction companies to small businesses, Mahyar offers clients versatile legal expertise they know they can count on. Her master’s degree in physics together with years of business experience in the corporate world form a unique combination that continues to yield successful results. A distinguished entrepreneurial figure within the community as well, Mahyar bears an array of high-ranking positions within preeminent business and legal organizations. She has...
Kevin K. Hull
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(949) 478-4855 9891 Irvine Center Dr Ste 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Kevin K. Hull is an experienced securities lawyer who benefits clients with his multifaceted background from multiple positions in the securities industry, regulation and law since 1988. Prior to reentering private practice, Mr. Hull was the CEO of Grubb & Ellis Securities, Inc., a position he held for nearly six years. Responsible for all aspects of the firm, including compliance, accounting, national accounts and sales management, Mr. Hull was successful in managing the structure and operations of the firm to be in line with current regulatory expectations while achieving sales during his tenure of approximately $3.4 billion across multiple product...
Stacy Joel Safion
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Laguna Niguel, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(949) 347-0300 30011 Ivy Glenn Dr
Suite 121
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5016
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Construction and Stockbroker Fraud
Southern California COL
We are multifaceted south Orange County law firm that handles collections issues (regarding creditors and debtors), issues with real estate brokers, agents and loan representatives and actions by and against contractors and home owners and wide variety of breach of contract actions. We also handle foreclosures and disputes against real estate agents and mortgage brokers. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION. We specialize in personal and business collections, foreclosure, breach of contract actions and actions against real estate and loan companies and their agents. We represent both debtors and...
Mark Allen Ziebold
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(949) 788-1819 9870 Research Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Tax
Chapman University Fowler School of Law and Chapman University Fowler School of Law
J. Christian Conrad
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Lake Forest, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(949) 855-0600 23161 Lake Center Drive, Ste. 115
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Divorce and Family
University of San Diego, San Diego, California
Jeffrey T. Myers
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Hospitality Lawyer

Jeff Myers' represents developers and capital providers in the development, financing, acquisition, and operation of hotels, resorts and other hospitality properties both nationwide and internationally.
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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.
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Craig Volney Butler
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 635-1240 9900 Research Dr
Irvine, CA 92618
Business and Securities
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I have practiced law since 1996, specializing in corporate securities law since 2001. I am licensed to practice in the State of California, and the United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California. After graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1996, I began my career practicing general corporate litigation for the law firm of Lorenz, Alhadeff, Cannon & Rose, LLP, in San Diego, California. After practicing general corporate litigation for four years, in April 2000, I transitioned into transactional law by accepting the position of General Counsel for GTC Telecom Corp.,...
Dawn Danielle Stark
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Laguna Niguel, CA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(949) 388-9990 28202 Cabot Road
Suite 445
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Whittier Coll School of Law
Daniel Kopman
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Laguna Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(949) 209-8936 1278 Glenneyre Street
Suite 304
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Stephen J. Mooney
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(949) 453-0310 9900 Research Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
Business, Animal, Appeals and IP
Western State University College of Law
Valerian Soltes
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Laguna Niguel, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(949) 363-0106 30011 Ivy Glenn Dr
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Consumer and Estate Planning
Univ of PJ Safarik
Edward Sublett
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Laguna Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(844) 726-8673 P.O. Box 4316
Laguna Beach, CA 92652
Business
Western State Univ
Dean Edward Smart
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Mission Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(949) 715-9300 26300 La Alameda, Ste. 220
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Business and Real Estate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Mission Viejo Homeowners Association Attorney and Business Law Attorney since 1987 at Smart Law APLC. Areas of practice include Architectural Approval, Board and Member Meetings, CC&Rs and Bylaws, HOA Disputes, Owner Disputes, HOA Collections and Neighbor Disputes. Business Law representation includes Business Contracts, Business Dissolution, Business Formation and Business Litigation.
William Bruce Brinckloe Jr
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(949) 475-6993 9841 Irvine Center Dr
Suite 220
Irvine, CA 92618
Business and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Abe Gordon Salen
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Mission Viejo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(949) 334-1050 27281 Las Ramblas
Suite 200
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Michael L. Kennedy
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Mission Viejo, CA Business Law Lawyer
(800) 265-4280 Suite 285
Mission Viejo, CA 92691
Business, Domestic Violence, Employment and Family
Ayal Bainvoll
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New York University School of LawCalifornia
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Lauren Babst
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Business Litigation Lawyer

Lauren Babst represents businesses in general commercial litigation, trademark litigation, ADA litigation, and corporate defense and investigation matters.
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