Mission Viejo, California Business Lawyers

Paul Jacobs
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Experienced and professional legal representation for your business. Call today!

I’m an experienced business lawyer and serve clients throughout Orange County. My practice includes business formation, business transactions, contracts, employment law, intellectual property, and business litigation. Read More »
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Jeffrey T. Myers
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Hospitality Lawyer

Jeff Myers' represents developers and capital providers in the development, financing, acquisition, and operation of hotels, resorts and other hospitality properties both nationwide and internationally. Read More »
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Patricia DeSantis Belton
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Management Labor & Employment Lawyer ready to fight for you! Call today!

Patricia DeSantis Belton represents management in labor and employment matters, including wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and relations between management and unions Read More »
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Julia Consoli-Tiensvold
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California Business Law Lawyer

Julia Consoli-Tiensvold's practice includes general commercial litigation, land use litigation, and corporate defense and investigation matters. Read More »
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Trevor Byron Countryman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Guidance in Property Transactions

Trevor Countryman advises business in real estate transactions including property acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing, development and construction. Read More »
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Vincent S. Ammirato
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Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(949) 861-8381 26895 Aliso Creek Road, Ste. B-235
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Free ConsultationBusiness, Family, Personal Injury and Probate
Vince's experience spans over a decade working in several areas of the legal profession ranging from both the plaintiff's and defense's side of personal injury and insurance litigation, to residential and commercial real estate, and business litigation. Vince earned his Bachelor's degree from Long Beach State in 2001 and his Juris Doctor from Chapman University School of Law in 2005.
Kevin K. Hull
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(949) 478-4855 9891 Irvine Center Dr Ste 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Kevin K. Hull is an experienced securities lawyer who benefits clients with his multifaceted background from multiple positions in the securities industry, regulation and law since 1988. Prior to reentering private practice, Mr. Hull was the CEO of Grubb & Ellis Securities, Inc., a position he held for nearly six years. Responsible for all aspects of the firm, including compliance, accounting, national accounts and sales management, Mr. Hull was successful in managing the structure and operations of the firm to be in line with current regulatory expectations while achieving sales during his tenure of approximately $3.4 billion across multiple product...
Lee Gardner Meryash
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Lake Forest, CA Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(516) 528-8783 PO Box 1421
Lake Forest, CA 92609
Business
Suffolk University Law School
Stephen J. Mooney
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(949) 453-0310 9900 Research Dr.
Irvine, CA 92618
Business, Animal, Appeals and IP
Western State University College of Law
John Robert Armstrong
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Lake Forest, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(949) 540-6540 14 Orchard
Suite 200
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Business
Trial and Appellate Lawyer with 15 years of experience in handling large loss/high exposure, complex civil claims in insurance defense, insurance subrogation, and business, construction, commercial, intellectual property,and estate litigation. Before becoming a founding partner of Horwitz, Cron & Armstrong, LLP, Mr. Armstrong was a partner with Murtaugh Meyer Nelson & Treglia, LLP (2001-2010), and was previously an associate for the firms of Mower, Koeller, Nebeker, Carlson & Haluck, LLP (1998-2001) and Demler, Armstrong & Rowland, LLP (1996-1998).
Thomas Michael Ferlauto
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(949) 334-8650 8 Whatney Ave.
Suite 101
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Texas - Austin
William Bruce Brinckloe Jr
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(949) 475-6993 9841 Irvine Center Dr
Suite 220
Irvine, CA 92618
Business and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Corbett H. Williams
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Laguna Hills, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(949) 679-9909 23276 South Pointe Dr.
Suite 216a
Laguna Hills, CA 92653
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School
Corbett H. Williams represents clients in business, employment and personal injury matters. Trained by the best in the business, he began his legal career at the international law firm, Jones Day, where he practiced for more than half a decade. Mr. Williams received his law degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, where he graduated in the top 3% percent of his class. Mr. Williams has and continues to obtain excellent results for clients.
Linda Eileen Cummings
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
P.O. Box 80496
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Business, Education, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
Western State Univ
Matthew Scott Pappas
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Lake Forest, CA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(949) 382-1485 22641 Lake Forest Drive, Suite B5-107
Lake Forest, CA 92630
Business, Appeals, Civil Rights and Health Care
Western State Univ COL
Neil C. Erickson
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Extensive Trial, Arbitration & Mediation Experience for Business Law Matters!

I am a dedicated and successful business law attorney. I provide exceptional advice and representation for a wide array of business related matters! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Sheri L. Bonstelle
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Government & Land Use Lawyer

Sheri L. Bonstelle represents developers and owners in land use, zoning, environmental, litigation and construction matters. Read More »
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Brian P. Ballo
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ALISO VIEJO, CA Business Law Attorney
(949) 690-4100 120 VANTIS, SUITE 300
STE 300
ALISO VIEJO, CA 92656
Business, Foreclosure Defense and Real Estate
Brian P. Ballo has been a real estate attorney for 28 years in Orange and San Diego counties. Currently, his practice is focused on representing homeowners in lawsuits against lenders seeking to foreclose, and negotiating loan modifications, forbearance agreements, short sale transaction approvals, and deeds-in-lieu of foreclosure. Brian is skilled in articulating cause of actions against lenders who have violated laws at the time of loan origination and closing, as well as during the foreclosure, loan modification and short sale processes. He has successfully obtained Temporary Restraining...
Robert Wayne Snyder
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(949) 453-8688 6 Morgan, Suite 114
Irvine, CA 92618
Business, IP and International
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Sean Anthony Kading
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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(949) 766-6742 30211 Avenida Banderas
Suite 200
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA 92688
Business, Bankruptcy, Real Estate and Stockbroker Fraud
University of Southern California
Christopher John Skorina
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Laguna Niguel, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(949) 582-1544 28202 Cabot Road #300
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Boalt Hall School of Law
Michael S. Zar
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Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Lawyer
(949) 421-3030 15 Enterprise, Suite 110
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business
Robert Paredes
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Aliso Viejo, CA Business Law Attorney
(949) 421-3030 15 Enterprise
Suite 110
Aliso Viejo, CA 92656
Business
Tina K Gehres
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(877) 333-2420 300 Spectrum Center Dr.
Suite #400-10
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Estate Planning and IP
Saint Louis University School of Law
Tina K. Gehres is the President and founder of Gehres Law Group, P.C., which she formed to provide affordable legal services to small businesses and individuals in the state of California. With more than two and a half decades of legal and business experience, Ms. Gehres has held a broad range of roles including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, Law Firm Partner, Legal Consultant, and Senior Accountant. Today, she has positioned herself as a valuable asset to clients as a small business attorney in San Diego and surrounding areas. Ms. Gehres has been a licensed attorney since 1997...
Robert Scott Lawrence
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(949) 346-4646 7700 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Environmental, IP and Insurance Claims
Northwestern University School of Law
My law practice encompasses a broad variety of litigation matters, ranging from complex commercial disputes to white collar criminal defense. I have represented clients in federal and state courts in cases involving copyright and trademark infringement, misappropriation of trade secrets, securities violations, bank fraud, tax fraud, toxic torts, unfair competition, and civil and criminal racketeering. I also have extensive experience in commercial mediation and arbitration.

Most recently, my work has involved class action litigation involving wage and hour claims; a partnership dispute over a multi-million dollar capital call; and a variety of intellectual property and business disputes in Los Angeles...
Daniel Chudleigh
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Laguna Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(949) 877-9140 410 Broadway
Suite 170
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Awarded "10 Best Attorneys - California 2017" for client satisfaction by the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorneys, and "Top 40 Under 40" for civil plaintiff attorneys in 2016 by the National Trial Lawyers Association - Daniel W. Chudleigh gets results! Daniel W. Chudleigh is the founder of Chudleigh Law P.C. and focuses on personal injury law and civil litigation. Mr. Chudleigh holds a J.D./M.B.A. from Chapman University and is licensed to practice law in the state and federal courts of both California and Utah.
David John Myers
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(949) 340-0130 9210 Irvine Center Drive
Irvine, CA 92618
Business and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
David Myers is "AV" rated in Business Law, Corporate Law and Litigation, and specializes in all things real estate, the formation and operation of businesses, consumer product development and distribution, and commercial litigation. After 10 years at quality mid-sized law firms, he has operated his own firm for over 20 years. He has extensive experience representing financial institutions, federal banking regulators, manufacturers, entertainment companies, and a wide variety of other businesses and individuals in their transaction and litigation needs. He is known for his creative, non-confrontational approach, minimizing conflicts and avoiding problems, and getting deals done efficiently...
Mark Riera
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California Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience

Stanford UniversityCalifornia
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David L. Ma
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Counsel for Public and Private Entities

David Ma's practice focuses on counseling public and private companies in mergers and acquisitions and corporate finance as well as general compliance and corporate governance. Read More »
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Richard L. Grant
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(949) 379-7172 15375 Barranca Parkway
Suite A-208
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Traffic Tickets
Western State University College of Law
More than 30 years, our "HARD HITTING & AGGRESSIVE" Attorneys have Defended our Clients "LIKE FAMILY" in all of the four Orange Courts for both Felony and Misdemeanor Criminal charges as well as Business Law & Litigation matters.

Whether fighting for our client's legal rights and freedom or seeking the most advantageous & successful outcome in a Business Law/Litigation matter, we are always in our "CLIENT'S CORNER" fighting for them at the lowest possible costs.
John Joseph Hamilton
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(949) 552-1170 39 Chadwick
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness and Collections
William Mitchell College of Law
I have a unique blend of practical business experience in addition to a legal background. Prior to earning a law degree in 1993, I had over 25 years experience in the securities, insurance and banking industries including being Senior Vice President of one of the nation's largest financial institutions in the 1980's. This prior business experience gives me not only a legal perspective but also a practical business perspective in seeking solutions to clients' legal problems.
Lynne Paynter Bolduc
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(949) 788-8900 16148 Sand Canyon Ave
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness and Securities
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Lynne Bolduc, a Partner with Oswald & Yap, practices securities and corporate law. She represents both private and public companies, as well as investment bankers and broker/dealers. Lynne's experience includes entity selection and formation matters for businesses just getting started, contract negotiations and drafting, mergers and acquisitions, private offerings, taking private companies public, and public company reporting with the Securities and Exchange Commission. She has structured and implemented over $1 billion in financings.
Stacy Joel Safion
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Laguna Niguel, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(949) 347-0300 30011 Ivy Glenn Dr
Suite 121
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677-5016
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Construction and Stockbroker Fraud
Southern California COL
We are multifaceted south Orange County law firm that handles collections issues (regarding creditors and debtors), issues with real estate brokers, agents and loan representatives and actions by and against contractors and home owners and wide variety of breach of contract actions. We also handle foreclosures and disputes against real estate agents and mortgage brokers. We accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover credit cards. FREE TELEPHONE CONSULTATION. We specialize in personal and business collections, foreclosure, breach of contract actions and actions against real estate and loan companies and their agents. We represent both debtors and...
Sven David Buncher
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(949) 536-7500 101 Pacifica
Suite 100
Irvine, CA 92618
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of San Diego School of Law and California State University - San Diego State University
Since 1996, Attorney Sven Buncher has helped families seamlessly move through complex family matters. He is committed to helping his clients achieve happiness by providing only top-tier legal services. Whether you are faced with complex divorce issues, have questions regarding palimony, or would like to discuss grandparent custody, Attorney Buncher can supply insightful guidance. Backed by years of experience, you can rest easily knowing that when you work with Attorney Buncher, he will be sure to cover every intricacy of your case to make the process as smooth as possible. Prior to founding The Buncher Law Corporation, Attorney Buncher...
Allan Howard Grant
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(888) 937-7555 7545 Irvine Center Dr. # 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
California Western School of Law
Grant’s Law Firm, is a business oriented law firm composed of experienced attorneys delivering aggressive and innovative services in a cost-effective manner. While we offer the kind of work product, expected from a large law firm, we retain small firm efficiency and focus on personalized service to individuals, businesses and business owners throughout Orange County, Riverside County, and Los Angeles County, California. Our business lawyers craft creative and efficient solutions to various legal problems, no matter how complex the issues may be. In doing so, we seek to build long term relationships with our clients, so that we can contribute to...
Matthew  Schlau
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Laguna Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
1968 S. Coast Highway
Suite 2498
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, IP and Trademarks
Southwestern Law School
Matthew Schlau has an extensive background in civil litigation, which includes counseling private companies in hundreds of matters in all stages of litigation. His experience also includes advising companies in private joint venture arrangements and serving as outside general counsel to review, draft, and negotiate contracts and other documents relating to a wide range of exceptional and ordinary-course business transactions. He began his own practice so that he could permanently shift his focus from conflicts to building value. He now helps clients design, create, and grow by proactively addressing personal and business matters.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Arts in...
John Michael Montevideo
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(949) 298-7579 100 Spectrum Center Dr, Suite 900
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Howard University School of Law
John Michael Montevideo became a trial attorney to help people. He dedicates his practice to sharing his clients’ stories and bringing them justice for the wrongs committed against them. He is Founder and Senior Trial Attorney of Montevideo Law, PC.

After earning his degree in Business Management and Marketing from Loyola Marymount University, John Michael dedicated a year of service to the Jesuit Volunteer Corps (JVC) in Houston, TX. He served full-time with Vita Living, Inc., a non-profit working with those with mental and physical developmental disabilities. It was during this time of service that he became inspired to pursue his...
Anthony F. Geraci
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(949) 379-2600 90 Discovery
Irvine, CA 92618
Business, Real Estate and Securities
Chapman Univ School of Law
Anthony Geraci is the managing partner of the Geraci Law Firm. He is a leading expert in mortgage lending and securities law and has authored numerous articles on real estate finance and securities subjects. Mr. Geraci is a leader in creating national mortgage pools and mortgage funds as well as sophisticated net branching arrangements among several mortgage companies.
Brian T. Pedigo
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(877) 274-2612 7545 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal, Bankruptcy and Employment
Whittier Law School
The Law Offices of Brian Pedigo is passionate about helping people who are victims of others' wrongdoing. Whether the wrongdoer is an individual or a large corporate entity, The Law Offices of Brian Pedigo is willing to fight on behalf of the average Joe. We accept a wide range of civil cases. Call us at (877) BRIAN-1-2 for a free case consultation.
Mark S. Adams
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Business Litigation and Trial Lawyer

Mark S. Adams represents businesses in litigation, including contracts, products liability, corporate and partnership disputes, and hospitality litigation. Read More »
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R. Scott Brink
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Advocacy in Labor & Employment Matters

Scott Brink represents employers in labor and employment law including California wage and hour law, collective bargaining, wrongful discharge litigation, and individual and class action employment discrimination. Read More »
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Todd Eric Gallinger
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(949) 862-0010 20 Truman St.
Suite 109
Irvine, CA 92620
Business, Estate Planning and Immigration
The George Washington University Law School
Todd Gallinger is the founder and principal of Gallinger Law. He is licensed to practice law in California, New York, and all Federal District Courts in California. Mr. Gallinger’s practice focuses on the needs of small businesses and their owners, as well as non-profit law. For his education, Mr. Gallinger attended the University of California at Santa Barbara, where he earned a Bachelor’s degree cum laude in Religious Studies, and the George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC, where he earned his Juris Doctorate cum laude. Mr. Gallinger writes frequently on numerous legal and political topics, including acting as a regular...
Steven Lawrence Krongold
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(949) 651-1900 100 Spectrum Center Drive
Suite 900
Irvine, CA 92618
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Trademarks
Loyola Law School
Nearly 30 years of litigation experience in state and federal courts. Specialize in representing small and mid-size businesses in variety of commercial disputes.
Valerian Soltes
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Laguna Niguel, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(949) 363-0106 30011 Ivy Glenn Dr
Laguna Niguel, CA 92677
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Consumer and Estate Planning
Univ of PJ Safarik
Samuel J. Mamola Esq.
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(800) 440-5294 114 Pacifica, Suite 250
Irvine, CA 92618
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Elder
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
Fred Steven Pardes
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Dana Point, CA Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(949) 443-3400 34211 Pacific Coast Hwy
Dana Point, CA 92629
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Pepperdine University School of Law
Daniel Kopman
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Laguna Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(949) 209-8936 1278 Glenneyre Street
Suite 304
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
David Thomas Bartels
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(949) 346-4646 7700 Irvine Center Dr
Suite 800
Irvine, CA 92618
Business and Securities
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
David T. Bartels is an experienced business attorney, representing businesses, and their officers and directors, in government enforcement actions, class actions and complex commercial litigation, as well as transactional and regulatory issues.

His experience includes securities and government enforcement litigation, complex commercial litigation, and intellectual property litigation. Mr. Bartels advises corporate directors and defended individuals, companies, underwriters, financial institutions and accounting firms in shareholder class action and derivative lawsuits, merger and acquisition disputes and in proceedings before the Department of Justice, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”). Mr. Bartels...
Price Kimberley Kent
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(949) 453-0838 8001 Irvine Center Drive
Suite 400
Irvine, CA 92618
Business, Employment, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Whittier Law School
John Robert Armstrong II
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(949) 450-4942 4 Venture Plaza, Suite 390
Irvine, CA 92618
Business, Antitrust, IP and Securities
Creighton Univ School of Law
Brian Stanton Case
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(714) 540-3636 15615 Alton Parkway
Suite 260
Irvine, CA 92618
Business, Collections, Construction and Real Estate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Barry L. Burten
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate and Finance Lawyer

Barry Burten represents businesses in corporate, securities, financing, real estate and bankruptcy matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. Read More »
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Michael A. Gold
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Cybersecurity & Privacy Lawyer

Michael Gold counsels businesses and boards of directors in data breach responses and investigations, development of computer-based information retention systems, forensic investigations, and internet privacy matters. Read More »
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