Los Altos, California Business Lawyers

William L. Bretschneider
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California Business Law Lawyer

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Wendy Watrous Smith
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California Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience

University of Iowa9th Circuit, USDC: Central District of California, USDC: Eastern District of California, USDC: Northern District of California and California
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David Duperrault
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California Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience

University of Michigan Law SchoolCalifornia
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Michael W. Stebbins
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California Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience

Santa Clara UniversityCalifornia
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Harry Boadwee
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Los Altos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(408) 253-6100 PO Box 4134
Los Altos, CA 94024
Business and IP
Columbia Univ School of Law
Harry Isaac Price
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Los Altos, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(650) 949-0840 40 Main St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business and Real Estate
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Los Altos, CA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(650) 949-8400 166 Main St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business and Estate Planning
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Los Altos, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(650) 948-7200 1 1st St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business, Construction, Municipal and Personal Injury
Santa Clara School of Law
Los Altos, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(650) 949-8400 166 Main St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Los Altos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(650) 948-6235 101 1st St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business, IP, Patents and Real Estate
Northwestern Univ School of Law
Los Altos, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(650) 941-9973 166 Main St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Tax
San Francisco Law Sch
Los Altos, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(650) 331-3888 4410 El Camino Real., Suite 108
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
U of San Francisco School of Law
Los Altos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(650) 947-0307 95 Main St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Los Altos, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(650) 941-8600 280 2nd St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business and Real Estate
Catholic U of Amer Columbus School of Law
Heinz Binder
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California Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience

Santa Clara University School of Law9th Circuit, USDC: Central District of California, USDC: Eastern District of California, USDC: Northern District of California, USDC: Southern District of California and California
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Martin H. Orlick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Lawyer

I am a skilled and experienced attorney representing clients with business law needs. I am committed to exceptional advocacy for your legal issues and concerns. Visit my website for results and call for a consultation.
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Los Altos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(650) 948-6114 350 2nd St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business and Education
California Western School of Law
Los Altos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(650) 947-7300 4 Main St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business and Personal Injury
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT
Los Altos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(650) 948-1600 166 Main St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business
U of San Francisco School of Law
Los Altos, CA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(650) 948-2200 4 Main St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Los Altos, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(650) 948-7200 1 1st St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Los Altos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(650) 947-7300 4 Main St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business
UC Hastings COL
Los Altos, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
1191 St Charles Ct
Los Altos, CA 94024
Business and IP
Univ of Montana School of Law
Los Altos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(650) 949-1660 220 State St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Stanford Univ Law School
Jeffrey Charles Miller
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(650) 321-0410 2501 Park Blvd
2nd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Cornell Univ
For over thirty years, I have practiced business law and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Palo Alto, California. I assist businesses with formation and planning; purchases and sales of existing businesses; termination of business entities; commercial leasing matters; and employment matters. My other focus is on mediation and arbitration, where I help clients settle disputes outside of the courtroom. What I enjoy most about being a business law attorney is helping people transform their hobbies and passions into successful businesses. Whether I’m helping someone start a restaurant or a software company, I’m always mindful of the...
Aria Vatankhah
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(650) 391-9630 260 Sheridan Avenue
Suite 200
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Business, Immigration and Real Estate
University of California - Hastings College of the Law, LSE and University of Westminster
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.
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Alan Scott Nopar
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Experienced Business Law Attorney! Skilled, Knowledgeable, Dedicated! Call Now!

I am a determined and experienced real estate and business lawyer. I provide exceptional legal counsel and transaction services to help you succeed! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation.
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Peter Nixon Brewer
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(650) 327-2900 2501 Park Blvd., 2nd Flr.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Business, Construction, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Santa Clara, School of Law
Mr. Richard Eric Anthony Dwyer Esq.
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(800) 372-9983 800 W. El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View, CA 94040
Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Stanford University
Shannon A. Kumagai
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Lawyer
(650) 335-7161 801 California St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
Business
UCLA School of Law
Aki Yoshikawa
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy
Mountain View, CA 94043
Business
Stanford Univ Law School
Claire Kalia
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Lawyer
(650) 701-7617 800 West El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View, CA 94040
Business
John C.  Martin
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(650) 329-9500 1145 Merrill St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Boston College Law School
Attorney John Martin advises individuals, families, and businesses in the areas of legacy planning, wealth preservation, estate & business succession planning, and estate administration. Our law firm focuses exclusively on legacy planning, wealth preservation, estate and business succession planning, and estate administration. Our trust and estate planning services enable clients to protect their spouse's or child's s inheritance from creditors and predators, maximize control over their assets during their lifetime, benefit charities, and effectively transition their business to the next generation. Through an ongoing client maintenance program, we provide peace of mind that a client's goals will not...
Roger Royse
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(650) 813-9700 149 Commonwealth Drive
Suite 1001
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Free ConsultationBusiness and Tax
New York University School of Law and University of North Dakota School of Law
Roger Royse, the founder of the Royse Law Firm, works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to publicly traded multinationals in a variety of industries, including technology, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate and agri-business. Roger regularly advises on complex tax structuring, high stakes business negotiations and large international financial transactions. Practicing business and tax law since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is active in leadership roles with several bar associations, including the following: ...
Eric Thomas Hartnett
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(408) 290-8228 563 S. Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Sunnyvale, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
Business, Collections, Construction and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Eric Hartnett possesses an impressive real estate and business law background. He is a former partner at a preeminent real estate firm in Silicon Valley and has garnered a considerable wealth of experience by working his entire career at small and medium-sized firms. He has represented a wide array of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and government entities to individuals and small businesses. Eric's skills and expertise have been recognized through his repeated receipt of Super Lawyers's Northern California Rising Star award.

While the majority of his cases have been venued in the Bay Area (e.g. Santa...
George Grellas Esq.
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Cupertino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(408) 255-6310 20400 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business and IP
Santa Clara University School of Law
I am a startup business lawyer and litigator practicing in Silicon Valley as head of a 4-lawyer boutique firm, George Grellas & Associates. We are business lawyers with a specialty in early-stage tech startups. Since 1984, we have helped small to medium-sized businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, and executives - several thousand in all. We help form companies - fund them - sell or merge or acquire them - sell their assets - do their corporate work, employment work, contracts, leases, and standard terms - licensing, trademark, and IP work - founder and equity incentive structures - commercial deals of all types. We...
Melissa A. Wurster
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Sunnyvale, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(408) 416-2929 1230 Oakmead Pkwy
#306
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction and Real Estate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Kathryn E. Barrett
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California Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Robert G. Harris
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California Business Law Attorney

University of California - Hastings College of the Law9th Circuit, California, USDC: Central District of California, USDC: Eastern District of California, USDC: Northern District of California and USDC: Southern District of California
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Matthew G. Grech
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(408) 214-0385 111 North Market St.
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
St. Thomas University School of Law
As an attorney, Matthew Grech began his career as a civil litigator. From there Mr. Grech transitioned into estate planning and probate & estate administration. As an estate planning/administration attorney Mr. Grech has assisted numerous clients manage trust and estate administrations from inception to closing, as well as guiding and facilitating the planning process. It was during this time that Mr. Grech realized that a number of his clients’ family members and friends were facing mounting financial troubles in the wake of The Great Recession. It was this realization that motivated Mr. Grech to begin practicing bankruptcy law, which...
(650) 743-2548 2000 Broadway St.
Suite 231
Redwood City, CA 94063
(510) 270-5602 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Michael D. Larsen
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
2nd Floor
530 Lytton Avenue
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Business, International, Securities and Tax
University of Chicago
I have always been interested in European history and languages. I lived in France for four years before returning to the Bay Area to set up my law practice. I often work with people in the Bay Area who have family or assets in France.
(707) 578-2310 Santa Rosa, CA 95401
(415) 483-5938 One Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, CA 94111
Deirdre M. Digrande
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Sunnyvale, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(408) 416-2929 1230 Oakmead Pkwy
#306
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Isaac Hal Winer
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(650) 330-0110 2225 E. Bayshore Rd., Ste. 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Free ConsultationBusiness
UCLA School of Law
Isaac H. Winer is an experienced business lawyer and civil litigator who has practiced law throughout California since 1992. Mr. Winer’s practice encompasses a broad array of substantive areas, including business formations, funding and governance, commercial contracts, leases and other agreements, technology licensing, civil litigation and ADR across diverse subject matters. Mr. Winer’s clients have included public and private companies in a variety of fields including software, hardware, life science, internet, telecom and health care. He has also represented start-up ventures, entrepreneurs, executives, professionals, investors and other individuals. All of Mr. Winer’s clients share a common thread – they...
Raymund Robles
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(800) 998-6988 228 Hamilton Ave., 3rd Floor
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Business, Criminal, Domestic Violence and Juvenile
UC Hastings COL
Alan Scott Nopar
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(650) 328-7300 2479 E Bayshore Rd
#703
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Business and Real Estate
Stanford Law School
Sujung Park
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Cupertino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 236-7345 19925 Stevens Creek Blvd.
Suite 100
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business and Estate Planning
Emory University
As a business legal counsel, Sujung Park has advised individuals and businesses on various legal transactions and litigation matters. Her practice includes corporate, commercial contracts, and estate and asset planning. Sujung’s clients range from global high tech companies to innovative emerging startups and local small businesses. She also has served as outside general counsel for the US subsidiaries of Korean companies and US companies who has a business relationship with Korea.

Sujung received a J.D. from Emory University School of Law and a M.A. in International Laws from Seoul National University. She is a member of the State Bar...
Jonathan Alan Blau
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(650) 328-7300 2479 E Bayshore Rd
#703
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Business and IP
Stanford Law School
Yoshito Yamamoto
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Sunnyvale, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(408) 660-3928 1250 Oakmead Parkway
Suite 210
Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Securities and Tax
Wen-Ching Lin
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Sunnyvale, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(408) 459-9828 1030 E. El Camino Real
Suite 288
Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Business, Employment and Trademarks
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Craig Alan Hansen
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California Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience

University of San Diego School of Law and California State University - San Jose State UniversityCalifornia
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Deirdre M. Digrande
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California Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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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.