Menlo Park, California Business Lawyers

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.
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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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Jodi Smith
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Environmental and Land Use Lawyer

Jodi Smith represents developers, commercial property owners, manufacturers, and others, in a range of permitting, compliance and enforcement issues, including California Prop. 65.
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Joseph N. Demko
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Trial Lawyer

Joe Demko is a trial lawyer who handles complex commercial business litigation. He represents lenders, creditors, property owners, limited liability companies, Board members, trustees and beneficiaries of trusts.
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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: ...
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...
Clifford Ross Chernick
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(650) 327-5570 770 Menlo Avenue
Suite 101
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
UC Hastings COL
The Best Lawyers in America 2003-present; Best Lawyers 2017 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” for San Jose metropolitan area; National Academy of Family Law Attorneys “2016 Nationally Top 10 Attorney Award” for State of California; Best Law Firms – U.S. News and World Report 2014-present; Northern California Super Lawyers 2003-present; Daily News, Readers’ Choice Award “Best Lawyers Office” 2016; Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; Strathmore’s Who’s Who; National Registry of Who’s Who (life member); Author “Family Law ADR and Other Techniques” (Aspatore, “Inside the Minds – California Family Law Strategies,” 2009); Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Menlo College, 1995-2009,...
Stephen Benda
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(650) 323-6600 750 Menlo Avenue
Suite 350
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Tax
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(650) 838-4443 101 Jefferson Dr
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, IP, International and Securities
Davis School of Law
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(650) 324-7020 275 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, Employment, Health Care and Securities
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(650) 324-6706 275 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, Energy, IP and Securities
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer
(650) 838-4383 101 Jefferson Dr
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, IP and International
Columbia University School of Law
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(650) 233-8356 275 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, Securities and Tax
University of Chicago Law School
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(650) 838-4364 101 Jefferson Dr
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, IP and Securities
Hastings College of the Law
Bridget McInerney Harris
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

Bridget McInerney Harris represents high-net-worth individuals in estate planning, trust funding, trust administration, gift planning, and executive planning.
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David T. Chapman
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California Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience

The Law Office of David T. Chapman handles personal injury law, real estate and business counseling, and general litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. Mr. Chapman is a Certified Mediator.... Read More »
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(650) 752-2063 1600 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business
Stanford Univ Law School
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(650) 752-2059 1600 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business
New York Univ School of Law
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(650) 463-3067 140 Scott Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, Environmental, Health Care and IP
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(650) 324-7083 275 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business and Securities
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(650) 752-2027 1600 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business
Northwestern Univ School of Law
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(650) 233-8508 275 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business and Securities
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(650) 463-4696 140 Scott Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business and Securities
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(650) 752-2018 1600 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business and Securities
Harvard Univ Law School
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(650) 328-4600 140 Scott Drive
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, Consumer and Securities
USC Law School
Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(650) 752-2006 1600 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business
Univ of Utah COL
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.
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Ilya D. Frangos
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California Business Law Attorney

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Matthew G. Grech
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(650) 743-2548 2000 Broadway St.
Suite 231
Redwood City, CA 94063
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...
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...
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
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
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...
Michael D. Larsen
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 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.
Inna Efimchik
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(650) 298-6014 541 Jefferson Ave
Suite 100
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business, Health Care and Securities
Inna Efimchik has a corporate and securities practice, focusing on emerging growth companies and venture capital firms. Her practice includes general corporate counseling and securities advising, venture capital financings, debt transactions, corporate partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions. During her practice she has represented companies in a wide range of industries, including software, internet, mobile, life sciences, biotechnology, medical device, communications and clean technology. Prior to joining Emergence Law Group, Inna Efimchik practiced corporate and securities law in the emerging companies groups at Cooley LLP and, previously, at Heller Ehrman Venture Law Group. In 2005, Inna Efimchik earned a J.D. from University...
Francoise Gilbert
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(650) 804-1235 555 Bryant St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Business
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Scott Adam Berman
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REDWOOD CITY, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(650) 843-1900 2055 WOODSIDE RD
STE 110
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061-3366
Business, Employment and Insurance Claims
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
I have extensive experience in employment, business, insurance and real estate litigation. In 1997, I graduated Order of the Coif (top 10%) from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. I clerked for the Honorable Maxine M. Chesney of the United States District Court, Northern District of California in 1999 and the Honorable Robert Boochever of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2001. I practiced insurance law as an associate with Sonnenshein Nath & Rosenthal and employment law as an associate at Heller Ehrman. I focused on real estate litigation while working...
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
Alan Scott Nopar
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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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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.
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Mario Fausto
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San Carlos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(650) 948-6114 1001 Laurel Street
Suite C.
San Carlos, CA 94070
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Real Estate and Securities
Santa Clara University School of Law
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
Ms. Ashitha Bhagwan
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer
(650) 813-9700 1717 Embarcadero Road
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Business
University Law College, Bangalore, India, National Law School of India University Bangalore, India and University Law College, Bangalore, India
Ashitha Bhagwan’s practice focuses on entrepreneurs and their corporate and legal needs. Ms. Bhagwan has worked on the formation, development and financing of emerging growth and early stage companies located in the US and foreign jurisdictions. She regularly counsels on a wide range of corporate issues such as formation, equity structure, employment, general corporate governance, intellectual property protection and commercial transactions. As part of her cross-border practice, Ms. Bhagwan helps foreign companies enter the US market by advising on optimal structures for US presence, resolving cross-border issues, and advising on intellectual property strategy and foreign direct investment reporting requirements in the...
Karl J. F. Runft
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney
(650) 328-7300 2479 E Bayshore Rd
#703
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Business and Real Estate
University of Wisconsin Law School
Peter Nixon Brewer
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(650) 327-2900 350 Cambridge Ave
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Business, Construction, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Santa Clara, School of Law
Gregory Wrenn
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
1900 Seaport Blvd
Third Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business and IP
Andrew Dylan Winghart
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(510) 593-8546 495 Seaport Court
Suite 104
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business, IP and Insurance Claims
Tulane Univ Law School
Aaron Benjamin Thacker
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(650) 260-7722 555 Veterans Blvd.
Suite 106
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business
Stanford Law School
Michael Danko
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Redwood Shores, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(650) 453-3600 333 Twin Dolphin Drive
Suite 145
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Business, Asbestos, Consumer and Insurance Claims
University of Virginia School of Law
Trial lawyer representing those harmed due to the wrongful conduct of others. Catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, aviation, and business torts. The $14.9 million jury verdict we obtained for our client injured in a plane crash was one of the largest personal injury verdicts obtained in the state of California in 2008. The $20 million settlement we obtained for a client burned in a utility explosion was one of the largest personal injury settlements in the state for 2006. Other representative results: $10 million jury verdict for widow of man killed in California helicopter crash (2011); $2.6 million settlement for...
Brett Alcala
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(888) 493-0266 177 Bovet Rd
6th Floor
San Mateo, CA 94402
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Santa Clara University School of Law
Brett Alcala has resolved hundreds of securities disputes through litigation, mediation and arbitration. He routinely represents clients before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Brett Alcala's office is located in the San Francisco Bay Area; however, he has worked with clients across the United States.
Martin P. Stratte
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California Business Law Lawyer

Thomas Jefferson School of LawCalifornia, Nevada, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and Washington
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Michael L. Gallo
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Experienced Business Law Attorney! Dedicated to Aggressive Representation!

I have provided determined and skilled legal advocacy to those with business law matters for over 15 years. I provide exceptional legal advice and representation! Visit my website for results or call for a consultation.
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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.