Marin County, California Business Lawyers

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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Kerry Shapiro
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Mining and Natural Resources Lawyer

Kerry Shapiro is the Chairman of JMBM's Mining & Natural Resources Group and represents the mining, construction and building materials industries on mineral extraction and land development projects Read More »
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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. Read More »
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Michael S. Biggs
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Free Consultation! California Business Law Attorney! Skilled Representation!

I provide dedicated business law representation for those with legal needs. I am ready to aggressively fight for your business rights and interests! Visit my website for more information or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Joseph Salama
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Marin County, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 948-9030 165 N. Redwood Dr
Suite 285
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Employment
Boston University School of Law
In the last seventeen years, Law Offices of Joseph Salama has helped companies and individuals navigate successfully through the legal system. For some, this meant going before a jury, whether in federal or state court, or before an administrative law judge. For some, it meant getting out of the case as quickly and painlessly as possible. For some, it meant putting the right knowledge, documents, and systems in place to minimize the risk of litigation. But for all of them, it meant listening, understanding, and then making the commitment to meet their needs such that they could begin to outsource...
Bryan W. Dillon
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Marin County, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business
Dickinson School of Law
Bryan is one of a small number of attorneys in the state of California to be certified as a Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law, by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He currently serves as a commissioner and Chair of the California State Bar's Franchise and Distribution Law Advisory Commission (FDLAC), which oversees franchise specialist certification for the State of California and is a past Chair of the State Bar's Standing Committee on Franchise Law. Much of his practice involves business law litigation, but he also represents clients in transactional matters such as entity formation, contract...
Peter C. Lagarias Esq.
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Marin County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Sean Hogle
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Marin County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 287-3207 Lerman Law Building
802 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business, Antitrust, Communications and Employment
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Sean's law practice is focused primarily on technology ventures, such as software, wireless telecommunications, and Internet-related companies, as well as firms in the visual effects, concept art and emerging media space. Sean's seventeen years of diverse legal experience make him well-suited to act as a "virtual general counsel" to his venture clients, guiding such enterprises through the complex legal and regulatory environment of the United States and abroad--and in all stages of growth, from founding to IPO. Having closed countless complex technology transactions with numerous Fortune 100 companies worldwide, Sean has become the consummate deal lawyer, bringing to the table an...
David T. Chapman
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Marin County, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 613-9483 950 Northgate Drive
Suite 306
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Appeals, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. handles personal injury law, real estate and business counseling, and general litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. Attorney David Chapman is a Certified Mediator. The firm serves clients throughout Marin County, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and Northern California. Mr. Chapman represents seriously injured victims in cases involving auto accidents, wrongful death, catastrophic injury – including brain and spine injuries - dog bites, slip & fall, medical malpractice, and elder abuse. Mr. Chapman’s real estate practice handles cases involving nondisclosure, fraud, easement and boundary issues, HOA & landlord /...
Val D. Hornstein Esq.
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Marin County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(415) 454-1490 1010 B Street
Suite 300
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Securities
The George Washington University Law School
Hornstein Law Offices, Prof. Corp. is a 20-year old California-based law firm concentrating in business, securities, intellectual property and related transactions and litigation. We have served clients across the country and in abroad. Our client base ranges from individuals. start-up companies to multi-national corporations in all fields of business. Mr. Hornstein has been in practice for 30-years. Prior to HLO, he was with large international law firms and in-house corporate counsel. Please call to discuss any questions in these areas.
Gerald Barry Dorfman
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Marin County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(415) 389-9590 PO Box 1056
Mill Valley, CA 94942
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
I am responsible for all matters handled by my office. Paralegals, law clerks and associates may be utilized in appropriate situations, but the buck stops with me. Intentionally remaining small has enabled me to continue to provide unparalleled personal attention and confidentiality. My clients are the reason I am here, and I work hard for the best results possible. I am honored by the trust placed in me, and strive to maintain it at the highest level. You are entitled to understand the law applicable to your matter and the options available, as well as my best advice. I have...
Bruce J. Napell
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Marin County, CA Business Law Attorney
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Michael S. Biggs
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Marin County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 789-5823 1050 Northgate Dr
#510
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Sydney Elise Fairbairn
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Marin County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(415) 883-2199 269 Posada del Sol
Novato, CA 94949
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I am a Marin County raised person having attended Terra Linda High School, UC Berkeley and Golden Gate University Law school. I love working with the people of Marin County and am very acquainted with the court system here. Please call for a free consultation. If I cannot help you I will try to find another attorney to help you. Thank you, Sydney.
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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David T. Chapman
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Marin County, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience

Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. handles personal injury law, real estate and business counseling, and general litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. Attorney David Chapman is a Certified Mediator. The firm... Read More »
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Eric Sternberger
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Marin County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 453-9433 1101 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business, IP, International and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Eric Sternberger is a partner of Ragghianti Freitas LLP. Mr. Sternberger acts as outside general counsel to corporations, LLC's and partnerships with an emphasis on business and corporate transactions including entity selection, succession planning, joint ventures, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, secured financing, licensing, and real estate matters. His representative clients include technology and intellectual property driven companies, shipping, construction, advertising/branding, web based, and the real estate and healthcare industries. Mr. Sternberger's business counseling also includes advising directors, officers, and managers regarding business strategies, consensus building and corporate governance. Additionally, he advises shareholders and LLC interest holders regarding...
John Ward Schilt
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Marin County, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
700 Landing Circle
Suite 199
Larkspur, CA 94939
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Aviva Cuyler
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Marin County, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(415) 663-9698 P.O. Box 845
MARSHALL, CA 94940
Business
Univ of Connecticut School of Law
Peter Jay Bassing
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Marin County, CA Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(415) 258-9987 4300 Redwood Hwy
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Construction, Elder and Tax
University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall)
Catherine Eranthe
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Marin County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 504-2006 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
New Coll of CA School of Law
Cate Eranthe is a California-licensed attorney admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District with over 20 years of complex discovery and litigation experience. Ms. Eranthe has handled chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies from initial filing through discharge. A San Francisco native she provides practical strategies and advises on different approaches to achieve your best outcomes. We are a full service civil litigation firm and handle family law, small business matters and consumer law. We also counsel and represent consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Our goal is to assist our...
Jeff Keohane
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Marin County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(415) 491-2310 4340 Redwood Hwy
Suite E352
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Environmental, Native American and Real Estate
Stanford Univ Law School
Mary Anne Keshen
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Marin County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(310) 859-4633 764 Bay Rd
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business and Real Estate
Jeffrey Howard Lerman
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Marin County, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 454-0455 802 B St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
William Webb Farrer
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Marin County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 578-2102 100 Smith Ranch Road
Suite 107
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Collections
UC Hastings COL
Chris Schaefer
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Marin County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(415) 492-0590 950 Northgate Dr., Ste. 202
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Employment and Real Estate
Lincoln Univ
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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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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Philip Robb
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Marin County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(415) 332-3831 591 Redwood Hwy
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business and Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Leonard Arlan Rifkind
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Marin County, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 785-7988 100 Drake's Landing Road, Suite 260
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Len Watkins
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Contra Costa County, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Bankruptcy and IP
University of San Francisco School of Law
A resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and business law, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include: A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers A California Real Estate Broker’s license Previous Experience Business Attorney Norris & Norris (now...
Pierre Zado
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San Francisco County, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(415) 967-1166 500 2nd Street
First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94107
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Consumer and IP
Valparaiso University
As a corporate & intellectual property attorney, I counsel clients on various technology and intellectual property matters. Prior to law school, I worked in various industries including finance, risk management and consumer electronics. I then pursued my JD/MBA as a CLEO fellow of the Indiana Supreme Court. After my first year in law school, I worked as a summer associate in the Office of General Counsel at Duke Energy in Indianapolis. During my second year, I interned at the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Affairs in Chicago. That summer, I interned at the United States Attorneys Office, Tax...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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San Francisco County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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Reno F.R. Fernandez III
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San Francisco County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(415) 362-0449 221 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Business and Bankruptcy
Golden Gate University School of Law
Macdonald Fernandez LLP focuses on business bankruptcy, reorganization and commercial litigation, including receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors, throughout California and pro hac vice in Delaware, the Southern District of New York. – Our clients range from enterprises with assets or amounts in controversy exceeding $100 million to small businesses, including technology companies, biotechnology companies, startups, Bitcoin-based companies, mortgage funds, national and regional banks, retail chains, medical clinics, residential care facilities for the elderly, farms, wineries, restaurants, churches, real estate developers and manufacturers. – In one example, we imposed a receivership over an operating almond reprocessing...
Garrett Sutton
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San Francisco County, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(800) 600-1760 567 Sutter Street, Third Floor
San Fransisco, CA 94102
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Garrett Sutton, attorney, best-selling author and Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad’s Advisor for corporate strategies, is the founder of the Sutton Law Center. The firm assists individuals and businesses with Asset Protection, corporate and real estate counsel. Sutton Law Center assists its worldwide clients with: Asset protection strategies, Asset protection planning, Nevada Incorporation, Wyoming Incorporation, California Incorporation, Nevada LLC, Wyoming LLC, California LLC, LLC Formation, Operating Agreements, Buy-Sell Agreements, Articles of Incorporation, Business Incorporations ,Asset Protection Trusts, Asset Protection Corporations, Asset Protection service, Registered and Resident Agent Services, Mail Forwarding Office Packages. For more information please call our office 800.700.1430.
Ryan B. Noory
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San Francisco County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(415) 797-7266 36th Floor
One Market
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business and Securities
Harvard Law School
Victor J. Yoo
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Alameda County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 553-8000 1300 Clay St #600
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Southwestern University School of Law
Mr. Yoo's practice focuses on tax and bankruptcy litigation. He has represented clients in both criminal and civil cases against the California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has handled matters including IRS and sales tax audits, tax fraud investigations, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and innocent spouse claims. Mr. Yoo also represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including tax bankruptcy cases.
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Alameda County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(510) 860-5919 1050 Kains Ave. #A1
Albany, CA 94706
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Elder and Entertainment & Sports
Marquette University Law School and Marquette University Law School
Taylor N. Burras
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Law

aylor Burras represents employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, reduction in workforce, hiring, leaves of absence, and wage and hour issues. Read More »
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Marc Cooper Haber
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Dedicated & Successful Business Law Attorney! Exceptional Representation!

I am an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney. I will work tirelessly to advocate for your interests in business law matters! Visit my website for case settlements and verdicts. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Vincent Tong
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Alameda County, CA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(510) 371-7835 409 Thirteenth Street
9th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Employment, IP and Trademarks
Santa Clara University School of Law
Vincent Tong is an award winning, community oriented lawyer. He is the founder of TONG LAW, an employment business law firm located in beautiful downtown Oakland, California. Vincent exclusively represents employees in employment litigation and businesses in business-to-business disputes. In his business transactions practice, Vincent counsels individuals on forming and growing their social ventures. Connect with Vincent online at www.tong-law.com.
Charles M. Louderback
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San Francisco County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 615-0200 44 Montgomery Street Suite 2970
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
Charles M. Louderback is the founder of Louderback Law Group specializing in all areas of employment litigation and commercial litigation. As a trial lawyer with 30 years of experience, Mr. Louderback has successfully tried a wide range of employment issues in both state and federal courts including wrongful termination in violation of public policy, breach of contract, retaliation, harassment, discrimination based on race, age, national origin, religion, and gender, together with wage and hour violations.

Mr. Louderback's experience as a trial lawyer for business litigation matters is also extensive and includes all forms of business torts, contract actions, fraud,...
Kevin R. Martin
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Alameda County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(510) 444-7600 1939 Harrison Street, Suite 290
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, IP and Trademarks
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
Over his 18 years of practice in the Bay Area, Kevin Martin has developed a reputation as a fair- minded but tough negotiator representing client’s interests in intellectual property, business, real estate and personal injury actions. Kevin’s practice includes trademark, copyright and patent litigation, prosecution, licensing, business disputes, commercial litigation, personal injury claims, employer/employee disputes, trade secret and unfair competition claims, real estate litigation, contract disputes, and general advice and counsel. Mr. Martin maintains a regular blog on legal and other issues at www.landshark5000.wordpress.com. Mr. Martin regularly appears in both State and Federal Courts throughout California, before the Trademark...
Martin H. Orlick
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San Francisco County, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(415) 984-9667 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
Joseph N. Demko
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San Francisco County, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(415) 984-9676 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
Duquesne University School of Law
Alan William Sparer
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San Francisco County, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For over 30 years, Mr. Sparer has successfully represented individuals and businesses in litigation involving securities, contract, insurance, real estate, probate, and trust matters. Sparer Law Group (SLG), Mr. Sparer has obtained over $200 million in settlements, judgments, and recoveries on behalf of securities investors. Mr. Sparer also leads an SLG team that has successfully defended financial professionals and investment funds under investigation by the SEC, FINRA, and the California Department of Business Oversight.

SLG regularly helps resolve sensitive and confidential family disputes involving claims of elder abuse or financial misconduct. In the process, Mr. Sparer has successfully...
George W. Wolff Esq.
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San Francisco County, CA Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(415) 788-1881 505 Sansome St
Suite 1525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Consumer
University of California Hastings College of the Law and Northwestern University School of Law
Robert B. Kaplan
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San Francisco County, CA Business Law Lawyer
(415) 984-9673 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
Golden Gate University School of Law
Erik J Christensen
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San Francisco County, CA Business Law Lawyer
(415) 278-9400 505 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Real Estate
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, his practice areas include appeals, real property litigation, and business formation and transaction.

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...
Martin P. Stratte
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San Francisco County, CA Business Law Lawyer
(415) 984-9627 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business, Administrative and Environmental
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Alan William Sparer
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Experienced & Knowledgeable California Business Law Attorney! Call Now!

I am a determined and skilled business law attorney. I provide legal counsel and advocacy for business law matters with dedication and expertise. Visit my website to see settlements and verdicts. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jin H. Kim
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Exceptional Business Law Attorney! Protecting Your Rights & Interests!

I am an experienced and dedicated California business attorney. I provide diligent and aggressive advocacy focused on the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for legal information or call for a consultation. 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.