Malibu, California Business Lawyers

William F. Capps
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate Lawyer

Bill Capps represents corporate, insurance and banking clients with an emphasis on securities matters and corporate governance. His experience includes serving substantial corporate clients as outside general counsel.
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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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Jennifer Long
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

Jennifer Long focuses on estate and gift tax planning, trust and estate administration, as well as income tax and state and local (including property) tax matters.
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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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Robert James Allan
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Malibu, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(310) 456-3024 22917 Pacific Coast Highway
Suite350
Malibu, CA 90265
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Entertainment & Sports and International
Univ of British Columbia
Robert J. Allan is a barrister and solicitor and an AV rated attorney with over 30 years of international legal experience. Mr. Allan has earned a global reputation for excellence in both the legal and business community, and has been honored with an AV Rating; Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating for legal ability and ethical standards. He has extensive experience representing the interests of existing and emerging domestic and international businesses and provides insightful legal counsel on matters such as corporate law, corporate governance, global finance and transactional representation. Mr. Allan has considerable expertise in corporate compliance and global corporate...
Martin Barry Snyder
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Malibu, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(310) 456-3024 22917 Pacific Coast Hwy
Suite350
Malibu, CA 90265
Business, Appeals, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Martin B. Snyder of the Allan Law Group has over 30 years of experience as a litigation attorney. Mr. Snyder is a seasoned trial lawyer, who has tried over 200 cases in State & Federal Court. He also has extensive Mediation, Arbitration, and Appellate experience. Mr. Snyder's considerable experience in representing individuals and corporations in trial, Arbitration and Appellate levels of the State and Federal courts has proved to be an invaluable combination. He has represented companies in contract and tort matters, including fraud litigation, contract disputes, appeals, including family law appeals, as well as professional...
Malibu, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(310) 506-7626 24255 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90263
Business and International
Malibu, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(310) 457-6402 11906 Beach Club Way
Malibu, CA 90265
Business
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Malibu, CA Business Law Attorney with 62 years experience
(310) 456-5700 22809 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
Business and Real Estate
USC Law School
Malibu, CA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(310) 589-5151 23852 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
Business and IP
Columbia Law
Malibu, CA Business Law Attorney with 58 years experience
(310) 456-3330 22526 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Harvard Univ Law School
Malibu, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(310) 457-5870 29500 Heathercliff Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
Business and Real Estate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Malibu, CA Business Law Attorney with 56 years experience
(310) 457-1713 29704 Zuma Bay Way
Malibu, CA 90265
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
Columbia Univ School of Law
Malibu, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(310) 456-3024 22483 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
Business and Entertainment & Sports
Loyola Law School
Rod S. Berman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Intellectual Property Lawyer

Rod Berman is chairperson of JMBM's Intellectual Property Law Group, where he focuses on patent, trademark, trade dress, copyright, unfair competition and internet matters.
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Malibu, CA Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(310) 457-2202 29201 Heathercliff Rd
Malibu, CA 90265
Business and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
Malibu, CA Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(310) 456-7933 21384 Rambla Vista
Malibu, CA 90265
Business and International
California Western School of Law
Malibu, CA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(310) 456-3812 24955 Pacific Coast Hwy
Malibu, CA 90265
Business and International
Elroy Schneider
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Westlake Village, CA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(805) 764-6370 2945 Townsgate Road
Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 93036
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Roy Schneider's areas of practice include business planning, entity formation, mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, employment law, contracts, transactional matters of all kinds, real estate transactions, homeowners associations, non-profit law and estate planning. Business & Corporate Transactions Roy advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs with a broad range of business related services. He advises his clients on business law, start-up assistance related to the choice and formation of an entity, the protection of a trademark or license agreement and regularly assists with buying or selling a business. Roy prepares contracts of all types with the view...
(805) 764-6370 300 E. Esplanade Drive
Suite 1980
Oxnard, CA 93036
Bruce David Abel
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Westlake Village, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(310) 498-9374 200 No. Westlake Blvd., Suite 204
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Real Estate
Southwestern Law School
Randall Vern Sutter
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Westlake Village, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(805) 650-7100 4333 Park Terrace Drive, Suite 120
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Employment and Estate Planning
Ventura COL
As a founding Partner, Randall Sutter is involved in the daily operations of the law firm with emphasis in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy and Consumer Advocacy: Mr. Sutter helps individuals and small businesses develop asset protection strategies and counsels various options for eliminating or restructuring debt and liabilities. Not only is Mr. Sutter knowledgeable in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, but he has also successfully confirmed plans for complicated Chapter 11 reorganization cases. General Business Counsel: As a business owner and entrepreneur for 25 years, Mr. Sutter brings a unique perspective to helping small...
(805) 650-7100 1727 Mesa Verde Ave, Ste 120 D
VENTURA, CA 93003
(805) 650-7100 827 State St., Suite 4
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
David Allen Shaneyfelt
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Calabasas, CA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(818) 224-7077 24005 Ventura Blvd
Calabasas, CA 91302
Business and Insurance Claims
Willamette University College of Law
David A. Shaneyfelt has nearly thirty years’ experience in litigating complex civil matters in state and Federal courts across the country. A former shareholder with the New York-based law firm of Anderson Kill, Mr. Shaneyfelt has represented numerous private and public business entities in disputes against insurance companies and joint powers agencies.

His representative cases and matters include the recovery of insurance policy benefits (defense and indemnity) for employment practices liability (EPLI) cases, wage and hour class actions, director and officer (D&O) liability, public entity liability, professional malpractice, reinsurance, accidental death insurance, and lifetime disability. He has also handled a wide-variety...
760 Paseo Camarillo
Camarillo, CA 93010
David Joseph Habib Jr
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Westlake Village, CA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(805) 494-7393 2835 Townsgate Rd
Ste 102
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Business and International
Southwestern University School of Law
extensive business and international trade experience as in-house counsel for major global company and COO of international trading & project management company; practice focused on commercial and international trade matters, risk management, and dispute resolution, including litigation in state and federal courts, arbitration and mediation
Theodore Jason Schneider
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Westlake Village, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(805) 764-6370 2945 Townsgate Road
Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 93060
Business, Employment, Municipal and Real Estate
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Ted J. Schneider is a partner at the Oxnard-based law firm of Schneiders & Associates, L.L.P. where he practices in the areas of business and corporate transactions, employment, municipal and public law and homeowners associations. Ted advises and represents small local businesses to publicly traded multinational companies, entrepreneurs and homeowners associations in various corporate transactions, including incorporation, mergers and acquisitions (stock and asset sales), corporate governance and employment law matters. Ted consults with his clients to draft, review, and negotiate contracts related to buy-sell agreements, lease agreements, service contracts, releases and waivers, property agreements, shareholder agreements, operating...
(805) 764-6370 300 E. Esplanade Drive
Suite 1980
Santa Paula, CA 93060
Robert Adler
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Calabasas, CA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(888) 926-0678 24007 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 270
Calabasas, CA 91302
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Consumer and Real Estate
Pepperdine University
Robert Adler has been a sole practitioner with a proven track record expanding over 31 years. Robert’s strength lies in his ability to develop your case to your maximum benefit. A meticulous negotiator, Robert will take charge of your case to bring it to its most optimal outcome. Robert received a BA Degree in Psychology from Westmont College in 1981. Robert graduated Pepperdine University School of Law in 1984 and was admitted to the California State Bar in 1985. He is also a 2001 graduate of the prestigious Strauss Institute of Dispute Resolution. Robert is admitted to practice...
Daniel W. Sheerin
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California Business Law Attorney

Fordham University School of LawCalifornia
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Adriana Galindo
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California Business Law Attorney

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia
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Daniel Schwartz
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Calabasas, CA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(818) 880-9401 25422 Colette Way
Calabasas, CA 91302
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Southern California
Daniel Schwartz has a background in both tax law and tax accounting and incorporates elements of both into a hybrid tax practice that is focused on income, gift, and estate tax planning, which includes business and estate planning, as well as income, gift, and estate tax return preparation. Planning and Preparation are two sides of the same coin and being able to do both allows Daniel Schwartz to provide continuity and efficiency on any project, save as much tax money as possible, and protect his clients from penalties and audit. Daniel Schwartz graduated from the University...
Brad Sniderman
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Calabasas, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
23679 Calabasas Rd. #558
Calabasas, CA 91302
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, IP and Probate
Whittier Law School
I am an attorney practicing in intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights, licensing), as well as business and e-commerce law (entity formation, contract drafting and other day to day events, as well as web site review) for individuals to small/medium size companies. I also draft Wills/Trusts, as well as work in probate.
705 Lakefield Rd.
Suite I
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Adam W. Pollock
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Westlake Village, CA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(818) 991-7760 5743 Corsa Avenue
Suite 213
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Adam W. Pollock, Esq. has dedicated his practice to providing quality legal services at a fair and reasonable rate. He has extensive experience in advising clients in estate planning and business planning as well as representing clients in conservatorships and other probate matters. Adam has focused his practice on business planning and estate planning services in order to help everyone from young parents, to small business owners, to retirees and empty nesters. Having a young family of his own, Adam has committed his practice to these areas in order to offer clients a way to not only legally protect their...
Eric Jerome Gold
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Calabasas, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(888) 561-5590 23901 Calabasas Road Suite 1072
Calabasas, CA 91302
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Estate Planning and Probate
University of La Verne College of Law
California Attorney Eric J. Gold has practiced law in California since 1999. As a solo practitioner at the Law Offices of Eric J. Gold, APC, he personally handles each matter and uses current technology to provide value and comprehensive services to his clients. In addition to his specialized knowledge in commercial transportation, Mr. Gold has also worked for a not-for-profit outdoor advocacy organization that promotes mountain bicycling and he remains an avid cyclist today
(888) 561-5590 312 Arizona Ave, Floor 2
Santa Monica, CA 90401
(888) 561-5590 27186 Newport Road, #2
Menifee, CA 92584
(888) 561-5590 1008 W Avenue M14 Suite A - #160
Palmdale, CA 93551
Anthony E. Vieira
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Marina del Rey, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(877) 805-2901 13700 Marina Pointe Dr
Marina del Rey, CA 90292
Business, Asbestos, Criminal and Elder
DePaul College of Law
Gregory L Wilkinson Esq.
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Agoura Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(818) 268-0718 4120 Yankee Drive
Agoura Hills, CA 91301
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Real Estate and Trademarks
Oxford Institute of Legal Practice; England and University of West Los Angeles
I represent a wide array of clients from individuals to startup enterprises to established companies in industries spanning motion picture, television, and seasoned music groups to internet based businesses and commercial real estate ventures ensuring to address both business and legal needs for each client in a cost effective manner. From litigation to negotiating complex business agreements I always bring a goal focused approach to any problem and ensure the solution makes sense from a client/business perspective.
Douglas Keith Schreiber
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Woodland Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(818) 501-5800 21333 Oxnard Street
First Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Business, Entertainment & Sports, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Douglas K. Schreiber (Member) born Los Angeles, California, September 16, 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, California; 1979, U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Education: University of Southern California (B.S., cum laude, 1975); Loyola University of Los Angeles (J.D., cum laude, 1978). Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award for Remedies. Member: State Bar of California. Reported Cases: Waisbren v. Peppercorn Productions Inc., (1995) 41 Cal.App.4th 246 48 Cal. Rptr. 2d 437; Lenane vs. Franchise Tax Board (1994) 9 Cal.4th 263, 36 Cal. Rptr.2d 563 Amicus Curiae.
Daniel John Morse
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Westlake Village, CA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(818) 963-9183 31416 Agoura Road
Suite 105
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Daniel J. Morse represents creative artists from his offices in the Los Angeles area. Mr. Morse excelled in his studies of contracts, intellectual property, and entertainment law at the Pepperdine University School of Law. After graduating in 2001, Mr. Morse worked as a civil litigator while assisting various visual artist clients. Upon moving to Tennessee, Mr. Morse worked with the firm of Wise & Reeves, representing a variety of individuals and business with transactional and litigation matters. Mr. Morse also represented musicians and literary authors. With licenses to practice in two of America's...
Armond Marcarian
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Westlake Village, CA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(800) 924-3784 31255 Cedar Valley Drive, Suite 301
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Business, Consumer, Employment and Medical Malpractice
Univ of LaVerne COL
As a trial attorney, Armond Marcarian has tried several cases in the last few years to verdict, including his victory before a Kern County jury in November 2007 where he obtained a judgment for $1,000,000 for his client.* In September 2009, Armond successfully defended his client at trial in a lawsuit where the plaintiff was seeking over $9,000,000 in damages. Armond has also arbitrated complex business disputes and medical malpractice cases; including an arbitration against Kaiser Permanente which resulted in a favorable decision in January 2008. While there are many great courtroom attorneys, Armond...
Philip Panitz
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Westlake Village, CA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(805) 379-1667 5743 Corsa Avenue
Suite 208
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Business and Tax
Loyola Marymount University
Attorney Philip G. Panitz is a national tax litigator who has successfully fought the IRS on behalf of real estate investors and other clients. He has handled over 250 tax matters before the U.S. Tax Court. In 1995 he successfully challenged the IRS in the matter "Williams v. U.S." before the U.S. Supreme Court. Mr. Panitz holds an LL.M. in Tax from NYU, and conducts his tax litigation practice nationwide. He is a Certified Tax Specialist in accordance with the State Bar of California, Board of Legal Specialization, with 30 years of legal experience in tax litigation and tax planning.
Brandon Kyle Chock
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Lawyer

Brandon Chock represents business in real estate transactions including industrial and luxury residential acquisitions and dispositions, leasing, real-estate secured financing, joint venture formation, and hospitality.
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Dustin Ginsburg
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California Business Law Lawyer

Georgetown University Law Center and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia
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John K Rounds
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Westlake Village, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
4333 Park Terrace Drive, Suite 120
Westlake Village, CA 91361
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Real Estate
Ventura College of Law
John Rounds is a founding partner in our firm. He has focused on the following practice areas: Bankruptcy and Consumer Advocacy Law: John has helped thousands of personal and business Bankruptcy Clients. Mr. Rounds has a 20+ year reputation for helping working people and small companies through the most difficult times to get a financial "fresh start". Options include the complete discharge, structured payments or other negotiated settlement of the most problematic claims. Business Law: John's years as a transactional attorney and personal history in buying and selling businesses, results in a prospective...
827 State St. Suite 4
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
(805) 650-7100 1727 Mesa Verde Ave, Suite 120 D
Ventura, CA 93003
Robert L. Scott
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Calabasas, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(818) 712-9500 23679 Calabasas Rd.
#507
Calabasas, CA 91302
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Real Estate
LaSalle University
Lawyer -- experienced in formation and operating aspects of business, real estate and non-profits.
Over 20 Years Rated "AV" Highest Possible Peer Review Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
Over 40 Years experience in the realm of business and consulting
Over 35 Years experience practicing law in the State of California
Over 10 Years as Commissioner, and served as President Los Angeles City Planning Commission
Founder, CEO and chair of numerous local and regional organizations

Our firm provides legal and litigation services in areas of land use, permits, entitlements and real estate. We are experienced in resolving title, easements and boundaries. Construction and development are of particular...
Michael C. Murphy Jr.
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Burbank, CA Business Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(818) 558-3718 3500 W. Olive Ave., Suite 300
Burbank, CA 91505
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, IP and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
James Phan
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Calabasas, CA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(888) 588-6982 5010 N. Parkway Calabasas
Suite 101
Calabasas, CA 091302
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Consumer
James graduated from California State University Northridge with honors and a B.A. in Electronic Media Management. He received his Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law and is admitted to practice law in the State of California and the State of New Jersey. After admission to the State Bar of California, James served as General Counsel for various entities. James has significant knowledge in the development and implementation of legal protocols and processes geared for the development of small to medium sized businesses. His experience in business law, employment law, tax, contracts, acquisitions, risk prevention and general...
(888) 588-6982 1500 North Kings Highway
Suite 201
Cherry Hill, NJ 08034
Richard Alan Rodgers
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Thousand Oaks, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(805) 230-2525 200 N Westlake Blvd
Suite 201
Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Business and Real Estate
Ventura COL
David Levaton
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Westlake Village, CA Business Law Attorney
(323) 745-2699 30700 Russell Ranch Road
Suite 250
Westlake Village, CA 91362
Business and Real Estate
Franchise Legal Support is a law firm dedicated to assisting residents in Los Angeles and the surrounding areas of Southern California with their franchise law and mediation matters. For 26 years, Attorney David Levaton has been a dedicated representative of the franchise community. Unlike most franchise lawyers, Mr. Levaton is a former owner and operator of a multi-unit franchise operation. Due to this experience from both the legal and business side of the operation, Mr. Levaton is committed to acting as a neutral to all aspects of franchising. He believes it is important to treat each case individually, in order...
David Van Etten
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Westlake Village, CA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(805) 719-4900 2801 Townsgate Road #210
Westlake Village, CA 91361-3022
Business, Construction, Employment and IP
Georgetown University Law Center
Mr. Van Etten has more than 20 years of experience representing and counseling employers in an array of industries, including financial services, automotive manufacturing, oil and gas, healthcare, and food and drug industries. He serves as counsel for employers in labor and employment investigations and in litigation and arbitration matters before state and federal courts and agencies. His practice areas include wage and hour class actions and single-plaintiff claims involving alleged wrongful termination, sexual harassment, employment discrimination, discrimination charges coming before the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (FEHA), unfair labor practice claims coming before the National Labor Relations Board,...
Terence Geoghegan
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Westlake Village, CA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(818) 991-3435 5743 Corsa Avenue
Suite 208
Westlake Village, CA 91362-6465
Business, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Newport Univ School of Law
Thomas Noel Cano
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(818) 225-0400 23161 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91364
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Criminal
UCLA School of Law
Steven Robert Lovett
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(818) 999-9397 21860 Burbank Blvd #130
Los Angeles, CA 91367
Business and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
David M. Poitras
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Restructuring Lawyer

David Poitras represents companies in bankruptcy and restructuring matters including receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors and out-of-court financial restructurings.
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Anthony Pacheco
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Corporate Defense & Investigations Lawyer

Anthony Pacheco represents public and private companies, non-profit entities, senior executives, and high-net worth individuals in criminal, quasi-criminal, civil, regulatory, administrative, and parallel proceedings.
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