Mill Valley, California Business Lawyers

Robert B. Kaplan
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Creditors' Rights Lawyer

Bob Kaplan represents banks, securitized lenders, leasing companies, real estate loan servicers, and corporations in cases involving Commercial Code issues, real property transactions, and Chapter 11 cases. Read More »
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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. 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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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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Gerald Barry Dorfman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileQ&ASocial Media
Mill Valley, 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...
Mary Anne Keshen
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Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(310) 859-4633 764 Bay Rd
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business and Real Estate
Philip Robb
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Mill Valley, 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
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 56 years experience
(415) 373-2709 119 Summit Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business, Energy, Environmental and Real Estate
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(415) 432-7192 42 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business, Antitrust and Consumer
Golden Gate University School of Law
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(415) 887-8850 PO Box 1015
Mill Valley, CA 94942
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Products Liability
University of California
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(415) 393-2462 47 Ridge Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business, Antitrust, Appeals and Consumer
Hastings College of the Law
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(415) 381-6650 591 Redwood Hwy Ste 2375
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business and Estate Planning
USC Law School
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer
(415) 328-6302 347 Jean St
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business and IP
with honors Harvard Law School
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(415) 381-5599 42 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business, Consumer, Employment and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Kate Sagers
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Kate Sagers counsels business owners in in Americans with Disabilities (ADA) issues and defends them in ADA litigation. 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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Mill Valley, CA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(415) 388-9090 319 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business and Real Estate
Stanford Univ Law School
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(415) 381-4122 616 Glenwood Ct
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Employment
Washington College of Law
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(415) 225-6215 86 Molino Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business
Univ of Denver COL
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(415) 381-5599 42 Miller Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business and Consumer
Stanford Univ Law School
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 501-6987 54 Molino Ave
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(415) 848-5778 10 Janes St
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Attorney with 48 years experience
(415) 383-5600 38 Miller Ave # 128
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business
Univ of Pennsylvania LS
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(415) 380-8853 775 E Blithedale Ave # 288
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business, Construction, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(415) 380-9268 35 Miller Ave
Ste 114
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business, IP and Real Estate
Cornell Univ
Mill Valley, CA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(415) 381-2727 107 Wildomar St
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business, Bankruptcy, Environmental and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Ilya D. Frangos
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Free Consultation! Dedicated California Business Law Attorney! Call for Help!

I am a skilled and aggressive business law attorney. I will zealously advocate for your legal rights and interests! I am dedicated to the best possible results! Visit my website for reviews, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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. Read More »
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John Ward Schilt
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Larkspur, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
700 Landing Circle
Suite 199
Larkspur, CA 94939
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Leonard Arlan Rifkind
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Greenbrae, 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
Bryan W. Dillon
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San Rafael, 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...
Ashley Talbot Dean
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San Francsico, CA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(415) 328-2797 720 Bay St
San Francsico, CA 94109
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
University of San Francisco School of Law
Ashley is founder of Talbot Law Firm. As an attorney in the firm’s emerging business practice, Ashley counsels startups with incorporation, early stage financing, employment issues, intellectual property protection, technology licensing, commercial partnerships and various other corporate transactions. Ashley believes that understanding a company’s vision and priorities is important to devising strategies to solve legal problems so companies can focus on their goals. Ashley has nearly 3 years in-house experience representing entrepreneurs in a wide range of corporate, commercial and intellectual property matters. Ashley received a J.D. from University of San Francisco School of Law and a B.A. in...
David T. Chapman
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII GoldSocial MediaResponsive Law
San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 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 /...
Eric Sternberger
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San Rafael, 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...
Lindsay Gunn Spiller
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(415) 501-0156 450 Pacific Avenue - Second Floor
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, Estate Planning and IP
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Spiller Law is a business, estate planning and entertainment law firm located in San Francisco, California. Business: We serve small to medium-sized businesses in the areas of contracts, business planning, mergers and acquisitions, partnership agreements, corporate formation and dispute resolution. We have advised businesses in involved in aviation, finance, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, music, film, and television. Estate Planning: We work with individuals and couples to create simple to sophisticated estate plans, depending on their needs. Entertainment Law: We advise film/TV, new media, and music clients as to business planning, business formation, contract negotiation, and licensing
Joseph Salama
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San Rafael, 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...
Len Watkins
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Richmond, 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...
Douglas G. Murken
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(415) 749-5900 2135 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
An Nguyen Ruda
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

An Nguyen Ruda represents management and employers in a full range of labor and employment matters including litigation, advice and counseling, and administrative matters. Read More »
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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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Michael S. Biggs
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII Gold
San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 789-5823 1050 Northgate Dr
#510
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Val D. Hornstein Esq.
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San Rafael, 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.
Sean Hogle
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San Rafael, 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...
Peter C. Lagarias Esq.
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San Rafael, 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
Juan Pelayo
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(415) 749-5900 2135 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Bruce J. Napell
Claimed Lawyer ProfileLII SilverSocial Media
San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Catherine Eranthe
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San Rafael, 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...
Chris Schaefer
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San Rafael, 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
Peter Jay Bassing
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San Rafael, 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)
Jeffrey Howard Lerman
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San Rafael, 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
Sidney Alex Luscutoff
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California Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience

University of California Hastings College of the LawCalifornia, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of...
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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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Mill Valley Business Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

California Lawyers for the Arts
(888) 775-8995
San Francisco, CA


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

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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.