Martinez Business Lawyers

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Joshua D. Brysk
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Skilled Business Lawyer! Experience, Diligence & Service! Call today!

I am dedicated to providing reliable, effective representation for a diverse range of business law needs. I work tirelessly for the best possible outcomes! Call for a consultation, visit my website for information. Read More »
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Bryan W. Dillon
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California Business Law Attorney with 20 years of experience

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... Read More »
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David Cincotta
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Land Use Lawyer

David Cincotta specializes in obtaining land use entitlements for large commercial, mixed-use and residential developments in San Francisco and throughout Northern California. Read More »
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Bruce J. Napell
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California Business Law Attorney with 36 years of experience

Bruce Napell has specialized in representing franchisees for over 18 years, delivering dedicated legal services and results to franchisees and business throughout California and nationwide. Mr. Napell is a certified... Read More »
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Howard L. Williams
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Martinez, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years of experience
(925) 257-2946 535 Main Street
Suite 305
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
James Joseph Fishel
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Martinez, CA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(925) 935-2021 110 Blue Ridge Dr
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
The University of Florida of College of Law
Michael Peter Semansky
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Martinez, CA Business Law Lawyer with 49 years of experience
(925) 372-8766 3rd Floor
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Claims
U of San Francisco School of Law
Attorney Michael P. Semansky has been representing clients in criminal defense and personal injury matters for over 36 years. He is dedicated to providing each client with personalized attention and strives to resolve every case efficiently and effectively. If you are in need of a settlement or recovery for your personal injury claim, or an aggressive criminal defense, he is an attorney you can trust to get results.
Martinez, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years of experience
(925) 608-1000 725 Court St
Martinez, CA 94553
Business
University of California Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall)
Gary Darrel Labin
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Martinez, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years of experience
(925) 257-2946 535 Main Street
Suite 305
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
UCLA School of Law
Briones, CA Business Law Lawyer with 51 years of experience
(925) 284-3020 1125 Bear Creek Rd
Briones, CA 94553
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
U of San Francisco School of Law
Martinez, CA Business Law Attorney with 42 years of experience
(925) 228-1400 611 Las Juntas St
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Environmental and Estate Planning
San Mateo Law School
Martinez, CA Business Law Attorney with 17 years of experience
(480) 650-7721 300 Hidden Oaks Ln
Apt B
Martinez, CA 94553
Business and Real Estate
University of Minnesota Law School and Univ of Minnesota L S
Martinez, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years of experience
(925) 256-7000 1330 Arnold Dr Ste 252
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
University of California, Davis, School of Law and UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Martinez, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years of experience
(925) 228-5678 PO Box 1992
Martinez, CA 94553
Business and Real Estate
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Stuart K. Tubis
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business and ADA Litigation

Stuart Tubis is a civil litigator representing businesses in a wide range of matters, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims and intellectual property disputes. 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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Martinez, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years of experience
(925) 683-1018 1843 Glacier Ct
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Martinez, CA Business Law Attorney
1125 Arnold Drive
Suite 278
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Civil Rights, Consumer and Securities
Martinez, CA Business Law Lawyer with 59 years of experience
(925) 228-3001 PO Box 351
Martinez, CA 94553
Business
U of San Francisco School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years of experience
(510) 843-6060 2141 Emerson St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Consumer, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Golden Gate University School of Law
Lynn Sherrell is in solo-practice in Berkeley California, following a dozen years in San Francisco law firms practicing personal injury, products' liability and worker's compensation law. Lynn has achieved a Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law of the State Bar of California Department of Legal Specialization. Lynn is client oriented and serves individuals, families, small businesses and small owner investors in many aspects of civil law and litigation. When you need an advocate on your side, get a woman on your case. Lynn is a graduate of Golden Gate University Law School with an emphasis in public interest...
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Albany, CA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years of 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
Christina Weed
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years of experience
(925) 390-3222 1990 N California Blvd
Suite 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Whittier Law School
Christina Weed understands the complex life demands and goals of her clients. Christina also understands that most of the time it is not possible to completely separate family life from business. Clients need an integrated plan that covers all of their family, business, tax, and estate planning concerns. Christina has dedicated the past thirteen years to the study and practice of law, taxation, business, accounting, and estate planning and uses this knowledge to consult with her clients in business, tax and estate planning matters. Christina is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the...
Michael J. Hassen
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years of experience
(925) 359-7500 1981 N. Broadway, Suite 280
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Antitrust and Appeals
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Michael Hassen's litigation practice spans over 30 years and emphasizes general business and commercial litigation, including class action defense and matters involving intellectual property and unfair competition.
Zachary Roy Rayo
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Concord, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years of experience
(925) 825-1955 Salvio Pacheco Sq. at Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St., Ste 399
Concord, CA 94520
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Miami School of Law and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Zachary Rayo brings experience, efficiency and empathy to estate planning. Mr. Rayo’s approach is people-centered. He recognizes that the legal needs and special issues differ from client to client, that each person is unique, with unique needs that must be met with efficiency, active listening and care. Mr. Rayo knows the importance of social responsibility which manifests not only in ethical decisions and practices but also in involvement in socially important causes.
Peter Alan Mankin
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 44 years of experience
(925) 935-0300 1211 Newell Ave.
Suite 120
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Private Practice in real estate and business law for 40 years. Court and private mediator for 25 years. AV Rated and Northern California Super Lawyer.
Erik J Christensen
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 1 year of experience
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Blvd
#600
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals and Employment
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Irvine
Erik is rated one of California's rising stars in the field of Labor and Employment Law by the American Institute of Legal Advocates.

Erik is a graduate of UC Hastings, College of the Law, where he worked at the California Supreme Court and at the First District Court of Appeal, two of the most prestigious opportunities provided to law students in California. Erik also served as a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program (sometimes referred to as the “Special Victims Unit.”) His experience includes years of service with the 101st Airborne’s Judge Advocate General (JAG)...
L. Randolph Harris
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate and Tax Lawyer

Randy Harris represents privately held companies and their owners on matters including business transition, taxable and tax deferred mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, joint ventures, and real estate transactions. Read More »
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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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Peter Tormey
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Pleasant Hill, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(925) 352-9842 101 Gregory Lane
Suite 46
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Tormey has over 20 years of experience in product development, marketing and intellectual property protection. As a company startup veteran, Mr. Tormey brings a unique perspective on the value of intellectual property to a small and growing business. As such, he also speaks to entrepreneurs and business executives on how to protect and leverage IP assets. Mr. Tormey is the author of the "Startup Guide to Intellectual Property." As a patent attorney, Mr. Tormey has drafted over 100 patent applications covering software, electronics, wireless, radio, mobile applications, encryption and automation controls. Besides intellectual property law, ...
Patricia Ann Rowe
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Concord, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years of experience
(925) 256-1000 1401 Franquette Ave.
Suite A-3
Concord, CA 94520
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
I am also a Certified Public Accountant and have been doing tax work in the Bay Area for 30 years. I specialize in helping people and businesses pay as few taxes as possible without getting audited. In the estate planning area I help people preserve their property for their families and pay as few estate taxes as possible. I also am the Probate Doctor who can help fix impossible situations when estates are stuck in the quagmire of California Probate.
Timothy Craig Williams
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years of experience
(925) 933-9800 1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 340
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, IP and Real Estate
Pepperdine University School of Law
Mr. Williams is the founder of The Williams Firm and has over 21 years of extensive experience in the areas of real estate, construction, business and corporate law. Mr. Williams' practice areas include all aspects of civil litigation and dispute resolution in all courts, government hearings, arbitrations and mediations in the areas of real estate, construction and business law. Mr. Williams also represents and advises clients in business transactions, corporate law, real property transactions, and trademark law. In real estate matters he has represented owners and developers of residential and commercial properties, including multi-million dollar properties, negotiated sales...
Stephen L. Moses
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Moraga, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years of experience
(415) 623-9101 1600 School St
#105H
Moraga, CA 94556
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Consumer
Syracuse University College of Law
Stephen offers experienced business and legal counseling to individuals and corporations throughout the Bay Area, including: (1) Commercial transactions involving the protection and distribution of intellectual property, construction contracting and other revenue-generating contracts; (2) E-commerce, website terms of use, privacy policies and data protection and security; (3) Business litigation and dispute resolution services involving claims for breach of contract, mechanics lien and payment bond claims, misappropriation of trade secrets, infringement of intellectual property, breach of fiduciary duty, fraud, unfair business practices; and, (4) On-boarding and off-boarding employees, including executives, employment and labor (collective bargaining) disputes.
Jason S. Buckingham
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Benicia, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years of experience
(707) 745-2200 940 Adams Street
Suite S
Benicia, CA 94510
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Jason S. Buckingham is a California licensed attorney who helps people with estate planning and real estate issues. Mr. Buckingham has worked in some aspect of real estate transactions since 1993, starting with foreclosure issues, with several years focused on commercial real estate transactions. Mr. Buckingham has experience in property analysis, due diligence, title and escrow, acquisitions, entity formation, financing, leasing, and ongoing management issues. Often, real estate and estate planning issues go hand in hand, so Mr. Buckingham has offered estate planning services since 2005. Mr. Buckingham graduated from John F. Kennedy University School of Law, Cum...
James Glassford Esq.
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 45 years of experience
(925) 274-0210 2950 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationBusiness
Golden Gate University School of Law
I have litigated many contract disputes. I taught the law of contracts at JFK University Law School for ten years. I know contracts from the practical as well as the academic point of view.
Wilson Purves
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(925) 222-5074 1801 Oakland Blvd.
Ste 220
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers Video ChatWalnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
Business and Immigration
University of Buenos Aires School of Law
Wilson Purves practice focuses on Family, Deportation Defense and Business (Investment & employment) based Immigration to the United States.

Mr. Purves works with individuals and clients of various sizes, from start-ups and small businesses to large corporations, in a broad range of industries, such as wineries, restaurants, manufacturing, academia, medical, technology, athletics, arts, fashion and entertainment fields.

Mr. Purves is a member of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) and currently serves as legal counsel for the Mexican Consulate of San Francisco, CA.

He is regular contributor to several media outlets in Northern California including AM1010 and...
Steven Willock
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(925) 263-9743 1990 N California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Offers Video ChatWalnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years of experience
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Steve Willock is a transactional attorney with over 20 years of experience successfully representing a wide array of business, real estate, and investor clients.

Although the principal focus of Steve’s practice is on complex business, corporate, and real estate transactional matters, over the course of his career, Steve has been honored to serve as ongoing general counsel (both in-house and as outside counsel) to a variety of business clients, real estate developers, municipalities, regional businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. In this role, Steve serves as trusted legal advisor and the first point of contact whenever any new legal...
Jon Paul Webster
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Concord, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years of experience
(925) 609-7600 1985 Bonifacio Street
Suite 102
Concord, CA 94520-2264
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Real Estate
John F. Kennedy School of Law and California State University - Sacramento
I am a former police officer and deputy district attorney in Contra Costa County. I received my Bachelor's Degree from California State University Sacramento and later went on to law school at John F. Kennedy University. As principal attorney, I guide the firm’s staff and manage major cases and matters on behalf of individual and business clients.I have tried numerous cases to verdict and have appeared before the California Court of Appeal, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal.

Our firm primarily focuses on business litigation with a strong concentration of assisting small businesses with wage and hour claims. Other...
Eric Jeffrey Farber
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Concord, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years of experience
(833) 740-6434 1855 Gateway Boulevard, Suite 180
Concord, CA 94520
Offers Video ChatBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Personal Injury
Golden Gate University School of Law
Eric Farber is the Founder of Pacific Workers, the Lawyers for Injured Workers. We represent injured workers in their fight for justice against the insurance companies. With a solid team of well trained, caring and compassionate professionals, it is easy to see why Pacific Workers has garnered numerous awards and accolades but more importantly, over 250 five star reviews from clients.
James Neudecker
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California Business Law Lawyer with 17 years of experience

University of California Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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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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Martin Ross Sances
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years of experience
(925) 284-2810 3736 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Suite 300
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business, Construction, Insurance Claims and Securities
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
Areas of Expertise

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

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

Martin is an experienced business attorney who facilitates transactions while minimizing the risks and pitfalls facing his clients. Martin takes a “can-do” approach to legal problems that focuses on crafting deals through an integrative and value creating process rather than conflict.
William Nelson
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years of experience
(925) 557-1320 2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
San Joaquin College of Law
Registered patent attorney with several years of experience in practicing intellectual property (IP) law, particularly in the areas of preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark, and copyright applications, patentability and infringement analyses, strategic IP counseling, and enforcing intellectual property rights.
Michael S. Biggs
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years of experience
(925) 933-1300 319 Lennon Ln
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Offers Video ChatBusiness, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Steven Jeffrey Mehlman
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years of experience
(925) 935-3575 3050 Citrus Circle,, Suite 203
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal, Collections and Construction
University of Michigan
Mehlman Law Group is an East Bay (Walnut Creek, CA) real estate, business, and civil litigation law firm. We practice in all San Francisco Bay Area state and federal courts. I believe all clients should have access to high-quality legal services. Many of my clients see me as their "in-house" counsel or trusted personal legal advisor. For legal advice or representation, contact me at (925) 935-3575 or steven@mehlmanlawgroup.com for a free consultation. I have thirty years of experience representing small businesses and individuals. I consult with, provide guidance to, and refer clients to other professionals, including real estate and mortgage brokers, accountants,...
Kathleen Hunt
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El Cerrito, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years of experience
(510) 289-2288 6002 Barrett Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Hastings College of Law
Richard Allen Madsen Jr
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years of experience
(925) 974-0800 Civic Plaza
1655 North Main Street, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Defense
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Criminal Defense and DUI attorney Richard A. Madsen, Jr. (a former Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney) has represented thousands of first-time offenders who have been arrested or charged with driving under the influence throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. Mr. Madsen's impeccable reputation speaks for itself. Recognized as a highly skilled trial lawyer and negotiator, and well seasoned in the intricacies of the Department of Motor Vehicles, Mr. Madsen works tirelessly to protect his clients' rights and achieve superior results. Mr. Madsen knows the system. For nearly twenty years, Mr. Madsen has utilized his reputation and long-standing relationships...
Jordan Jay Yudien
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years of experience
(925) 472-0600 2125 Oak Grove Rd Ste 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Business, Employment and Real Estate
Washington Univ School of Law
When you need an attorney with high-level experience and an aggressive litigation style, then Yudien Law Firm, P.C. is here for you. Located in Walnut Creek while serving the San Francisco Bay Area and the surrounding cities, our firm is dedicated to providing the best legal counsel and representation in a variety of specialties including: business, real estate, and labor law. We believe that you deserve a dedicated and experienced local San Francisco Bay Area lawyer to protect your interests, and we stand firmly in our commitment to professional ethics in each and every case we accept. If you need...
Edward Lewis Blum
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Berkley, CA Business Law Attorney with 48 years of experience
(510) 452-4400 1600 Shattuck Ave Ste 225
Berkley, CA 94709
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of California, Davis, School of Law
45 years experience as litigation and business counsel; 20 years experience as court appointed and private mediator of business and real estate disputes; Martindale AV-rated; SuperLawyers
Greg L Beattie
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years of experience
(510) 550-8605 2030 Addison Street
Suite 650
Berkeley, CA 94704
Business, IP and Securities
Harvard Law School
Greg Beattie practices corporate and technology law, and represents a broad spectrum of hardware, software and internet based companies, food and beverage companies including several wineries, cleantech/greentech companies and a variety of other distribution, retail, service, and manufacturing concerns, often serving as their general counsel. Greg graduated from Harvard Law School in 1980 (J.D., cum laude) and from Stanford University (highest honors) in 1976. His started his career at Cooley Godward, and has served as General Counsel of UB Networks, a pioneering Silicon Valley tech company, chair of the Venture and Technology Practice Group at Reed Smith,...
Micheal Anthony Thompson
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Vallejo, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years of experience
(707) 643-2122 410 Tuolumne St
Vallejo, CA 94590
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Personal Injury Attorney - owner of the Law Office of Micheal A. Thompson. Admitted to the CA State Bar in 1985. Graduate of UCLA Law School.
Taylor N. Burras
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Law

Taylor 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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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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California Lawyers for the Arts
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Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Legal Services for Entrepreneurs
(415) 543-9444
San Francisco, CA

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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.


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