Pacoima, California Business Lawyers

Guy Maisnik
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Hospitality Lawyer

Guy Maisnik has strong expertise in hotels and finance representing buyers, sellers, lenders, opportunity funds, special servicers, REITs and developers in hotel transactions. Read More »
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Caleb A. Gilbert
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Finance Lawyer

Caleb Gilbert assists owners, investors, developers, lenders, private equity firms, REITs, and family offices in all aspects of real estate and hotel investment and development. Read More »
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John A. Graham
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Commercial Finance Lawyer

John Graham focuses on complex federal and state court litigation relating to business disputes, commercial law, lender liability claims, and Chapter 11 reorganizations, as well as major workouts. Read More »
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Seth Weissman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Lawyer

Seth Weissman's practice encompasses all facets of real estate transactions, including acquisitions and dispositions, entity structuring, land development, construction, finance, leasing and land use. Read More »
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Arleta, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(818) 830-1986 14134 Garber St
Arleta, CA 91331
Business
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Bryan W. Dillon
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Burbank, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 460-0100 2801 W Empire Ave
Burbank, CA 91504
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...
Bruce J. Napell
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Burbank, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(415) 460-0100 2801 W Empire Ave
Burbank, CA 91504
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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 specialist in franchise and distribution law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the State Bar’s Franchise and Distribution Law Committee, and served as the Committee’s Chairman in 2011-2012. He is also currently Vice-Chairman of the State Bar’s Franchise and Distribution Law Advisory Committee, which writes and grades the certified specialist exam, and will become the chairman in October 2016.
Peter C. Lagarias Esq.
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Burbank, CA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(415) 460-0100 2801 W Empire Ave
Burbank, CA 91504
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Neil Anapol
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Burbank, CA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(818) 566-7355 2550 N Hollywood Way
Burbank, CA 91505
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Insurance Claims and Legal Malpractice
University California Los Angeles School of Law
For almost 30 years, I have represented consumers and small business owners in lawsuits against insurance companies, insurance agents, banks, government entities, and attorneys. My practice is primarily focused on protecting people and businesses against insurance industry abuses. Over the years I have handled numerous cases involving non-payment or underpayment of homeowners claims and commercial property claims; insurers that refuse to defend liability claims; and insurers that unreasonably delay or deny uninsured motorist and automobile property claims.
Amy Beth Lawrence
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Burbank, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(818) 843-6442 2550 Hollywood Way, Suite 202
Burbank, CA 91505
Business, Employment, IP and Insurance Claims
UCLA School of Law
Michael Avanesian
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glendale, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(888) 529-3111 801 N. Brand Blvd Suite #1130
glendale, CA 91203
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Legal Malpractice
Southwestern Law School
If you are in the market for a trustworthy, aggressive and competent attorney, you have found him.
Joann Robin Deutch
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(818) 753-9922 12522 Moorpark St
Los Angeles, CA 91604
Business, Consumer, Estate Planning and Immigration
New York Law School
Joann Deutch is an experienced and versitle attorney ready to serve those legal needs which must be litigiated in Los Angeles County. Some matters require litigation while others can be handled more informally. The presence of local counsel answers the question of whether you are serious about pursuing your case. It is important to have all the facts and know the law so that you can make good decisions about your case. I advise and represent SMALL BUSINESSES with legal issues in Los Angeles. I will file Sister State Judgments for enforcement. I advise individuals and companies in SMALL CLAIMS...
Simon Stepanyan
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Glendale, CA Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(747) 777-2977 450 N Brand Blvd, 6th Floor
Glendale, CA 91203
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer and Immigration
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Simon Stepanyan is the founder and managing attorney of Stepanyan Law Firm. Growing up in a family of attorneys, it was only a matter of time before Simon would become one himself. He is a graduate of law schools in the United States, France, and Armenia. Simon’s legal education is complemented by his work experience at law firms in all three countries.

Immediately prior to founding Stepanyan Law Firm, Simon worked at a Los Angeles law firm, where his practice was focused on multi-million dollar complex state and federal cases, consumer class actions, business law, and immigration law.

Having a unique background...
Matt Zar
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Santa Fe Springs, CA Business Law Lawyer
(833) 292-8375 9830 Norwalk Blvd
#178
Santa Fe Springs, CA 90670
Free ConsultationBusiness, Nursing Home, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Northwestern University School of Law
I graduated UCLA Summa Cum Laude, and jumped into the business world. I have extensive business experience and truthfully, my business career was going great. I managed multi-million dollar projects all over California, overseeing Commercial Property Acquisition, Development, and Syndication. I have managed over 500 employees in my tenure, and have negotiated consistently with some of the largest companies.

When I was younger, my father passed away after suffering complications from a slip and fall accident. Unfortunately, his attorneys could not get him justice or proper treatment, and my heart broke witnessing the emotional and physical toll it took on my...
Violet C. Rabaya
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California Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience

For nearly 35 years, Violet Canlas Rabaya has successfully litigated and tried cases in state and federal court, and before arbitration panels and administrative hearings, involving claims totaling tens of millions of... Read More »
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Mark Riera
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California Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience

Stanford UniversityCalifornia
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Matthew T. Moore
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Burbank, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(818) 306-2300 2600 West Olive Ave, Ste 500
Burbank, CA 91505
Business, Appeals, Consumer and Personal Injury
Shepard Broad Law Center, Nova Southeastern University
Matthew's practice is diverse. From the plaintiff's world of class action, mass torts, product liability, and catastrophic injury, to civil appellate practice over a wide range of subject. He also acts as an on-call "in-house counsel" to growing businesses. Matthew spent the first 15 years of his career in Boston and Los Angeles as a marketing and management executive, before graduating summa cum laude from the Shepard Broad Law Center at Nova Southeastern University in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. He was also editor in chief of the Nova Law Review and received the Student Bar Association's Award for Academic...
Tiffany Nicole Romine
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Burbank, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(818) 839-9819 4100 W. Alameda Ave. Suite 300
Burbank, CA 91505
Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Ohio State University - Columbus
Tiffany N. Travillion (Romine) has spent her legal career aiming to give voice to those seeking fairness and justice. While studying at Moritz College of Law, Tiffany was a judicial extern for the Honorable Magistrate Judge Mark R. Abel of the United States District Court, Southern District of Ohio. After obtaining her law degree, Tiffany served as a Deputy Attorney General where she represented the state of Indiana in criminal appeals. During her role as Deputy, Tiffany successfully argued before the Indiana Court of Appeals and in favor of establishing a new precedent in Indiana that...
Allan Howard Grant
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Glendale, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(888) 937-7555 655 N. Central Ave., # 17 Floor
Glendale, CA 921203
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...
Mrs. Chirnese L Liverpool
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Van Nuys, CA Business Law Attorney with 11 years experience
(818) 714-2200 6277 Van Nuys Blvd. Suite 126
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
North Carolina Central University School of Law
I am an experienced bankruptcy attorney practicing within Los Angeles county. I understand all of the steps and important matters relating to these proceedings. I have represented hundreds of debtors. Please feel free to call (818) 714-2200 or e-mail us for a FREE consultation or visit our web site http://www.liverpoollegal.com for more information.
Tina Sardary
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Glendale, CA Business Law Lawyer
(818) 434-3243 655 N. Central Ave.
Glendale, CA 91203
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
A UCLA graduate with years of experience serving clients.

The Law Office of Tina Sardary is located in Glendale, California. Call for a free consultation!
Jon O. Markarian
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Beverly Hills, CA Business Law Attorney
(310) 928-9991 9025 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Employment and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Shelley Rios
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Burbank, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(818) 641-1692 4405 W. Riverside Drive
#201
Burbank, CA 91505
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Loyola University New Orleans
Shelley Rizzotti is an attorney in Burbank, devoted to the practice of real estate, probate, and estate planning. She is a member of numerous associations including the California State Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association, the San Fernando Valley Bar Association, and the National Association of Realtors®. With nearly 15 years of experience in real estate and an extensive understanding of estate planning and probate administration, Ms. Rizzotti has the resources necessary to take on even the most complex cases. To find out about working with Attorney Rizzotti, do not hesitate to contact her firm, Shelley Rizzotti, Attorney...
Elise L. Lampert
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Sherman Oaks, CA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
14724 Ventura Blvd, Suite 804
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of La Verne College of Law
Elise Louise Lampert established her law practice in 1994. The main focus of Ms. Lampert's practice is Estate Planning and Probate. She received her Bachelor's degree from UCLA and her Juris Doctorate from the University of La Verne. She is a member of the State Bar of California and licensed to practice before all of the courts in the State of California. Ms. Lampert is a member of the AARP Legal Services Network. She is a skilled lawyer who has the ability to draft living trusts, special needs trusts, residential trusts, irrevocable trusts, durable powers of attorney for healthcare,...
Alex Megeredchian
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glendale, CA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(818) 419-7746 801 N. Brand Blvd. Ste 970
glendale, CA 91203
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Alex Megeredchian is the founder and president of Megeredchian Law, a rapidly growing California law firm. At the age of 18, Alex litigated his own disputed liability auto accident case and won. His passion for the American judicial system drove him to earn his law degree from Loyola Law School and gain admittance to the state bar. Shortly thereafter, Alex founded Megeredchian Law, where he helps injured California accident victims earn just compensation.

Megeredchian Law strives to offer exceptional client service. You can call and speak to your personal injury attorney 24/7, 365 days of the year. You'll be provided...
Marcy Peek
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Burbank, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(323) 337-4831 P.O. Box 692
Burbank, CA 91503
Business, Consumer, Employment and IP
Harvard Law School
I offer a boutique firm experience with big firm expertise.
Desiree J. Ho
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California Business Law Attorney

UCLA School of LawCalifornia
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David M. Poitras
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Restructuring Lawyer

David Poitras represents companies in bankruptcy and restructuring matters including receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors and out-of-court financial restructurings. Read More »
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Jack Chammas
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Glendale, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(213) 250-4400 608 Benowe Scotia Road
Glendale, CA 91207
Business, Employment and Immigration
Western State Univ COL
An innovative counselor and litigator, Los Angeles business lawyer Jack Chammas of the Chammas Law Office has also developed an exclusive fee program for business clients, offering flexible, cost-effective fee arrangements that are tailored to the unique needs of the individual client. We believe that building a law practice is based on client trust and not billable hours. As General Counsel with more than 11 years of experience with small, mid-level, and large litigation cases, and extensive exposure and interaction with hundreds of law firms all over the United States, Los Angeles business lawyer Jack Chammas appreciates and understands the...
Armen Kiramijyan
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Glendale, CA Business Law Lawyer
(844) 522-7752 815 East Colorado Street Suite 220
Glendale, CA 91205
Business, Criminal, Personal Injury and Trademarks
California Western School of Law
Armen Kiramijyan graduated from USC Dornsife College (formerly Letters, Arts & Sciences) in 2007 with a accelerated B.A. and M.A. in Economics. After graduation he worked as a Money Management Portfolio Administrator for Western Asset, a principal subsidiary of Legg Mason, an American-based global investment management firm. Later he worked as a Accountant for Caruso Affiliated, one of the largest, privately held real estate companies in the United States. Armen graduated from California Western School of Law, San Diego in 2010 with an accelerated J.D. As an attorney, he primarily practices business litigation and consulting at KAASS LAW, a well...
I Randolph S Shiner
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Burbank, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(213) 293-5140 2600 W. Olive Avenue
Fifth Floor
Burbank, CA 91505
Business and IP
Emory University School of Law
I am a litigation attorney. Business disputes, international trade disputes, telecommunications, and other general business litigation including talent/artist representation on a case-by-case basis. I offer my clients the same service that they should expect from large law firms, but without the pretense and exorbitant bills. Personal service is something that is sorely lacking in big firms that handle much large litigation owing to corporate red-tape, layers of management and resultant lack of accountability. I pride myself on what I do because I care about what I am doing regardless of whether you are a small group of entrepreneurs or a...
R. David DiJulio
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Glendale, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(818) 502-1700 330 North Brand Boulevard
Suite 702
Glendale, CA 91204
Free ConsultationBusiness, Immigration and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
We have more than 25 years of experience representing clients in a wide variety of practice areas, including business law and real estate law. As your legal representatives, we will dedicate ourselves to meeting your needs. To us, that process starts by taking the time to talk to you and learn about your goals. The next step is building a legal strategy designed to obtain the results you want. We are ready to go to work for you to achieve those results. Whether you are interested in taking your case through the traditional route of settlement negotiations and trial,...
Sona A. Tatiyants
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Glendale, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(818) 956-9200 616 E. Glenoaks Blvd.
#203
Glendale, CA 91207
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Southwestern Law School
Sona A. Tatiyants, Esq., LL.M., is the founding principal of Tatiyants Law, P.C. She specializes in estate planning, business transactions, trust administration and probate.
Constance Zec Bessada
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Van Nuys, CA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(818) 988-9992 14545 Victory Blvd
Suite 402
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Willamette Univ COL
I have a General practice with emphasis on Family Law, including custody, visitation, child and spousal support, property division and domestic violence issues, as well as other aspects of civil law, business and personal injury. By Appointment Only. Note: Any references and endorsements about me do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
Melissa C. Marsh
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(818) 849-5206 13527 Huston St
Los Angeles, CA 91423
Business, Employment, IP and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Melissa C. Marsh, a Los Angeles, California business attorney with 10+ years experience, has been employed by major law firms and advised the board of directors of a public company for over five years. She spends an equal amount of her time providing the same high quality services at low rates to small businesses throughout southern California. Her practice focuses on: providing business advice; drafting, reviewing and negotiating contracts; organizing and maintaining California corporations and LLCs; advising both employers and employees on employment law matters; handling a myriad of real estate transactions; and some estate planning (wills and trusts) matters.
Jerome B Fogel
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Burbank, CA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(866) 268-2787 4100 West Alameda Avenue
Suite 300
Burbank, CA 91505
Business and IP
New York University School of Law
Our firm brings the ideas of startups and entreprenuers to life from conception to strategy and execution. We acheive this through providing counsel in the areas of corporate, intellectual property, and outsourced General Counsel. Our attorneys are licensed in Calfornia, Illinois, Texas, New York, and Washington D.C. See www.jeromefogel.com for more information.
Michael C. Murphy Jr.
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Burbank, CA Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(818) 558-3718 3500 W. Olive Ave., Suite 300
Burbank, CA 91505
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, IP and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Darrell C. Harriman
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North Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(877) 960-1335 8912 Haskell Ave
North Hills, CA 91343
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of the Pacific
Gerald S. Ohn
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California Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience

University of Michigan Law SchoolCalifornia
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Daniel F. Freedman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Land Use and Administrative Lawyer

Daniel Freedman represents real estate developers and owners on zoning, land use, and compliance with regulations such as CEQA, NEPA, California Coastal Act, federal and state housing laws and historic designation. Read More »
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Sherry Chalor Cross
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(310) 990-3639 10 Universal City Plaza
20th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 91608
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Insurance Claims and Nursing Home
University of Miami School of Law
Tiffany Adell Krog
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Glendale, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(818) 502-1700 100 W Broadway
Glendale, CA 91204
Business, Criminal, DUI and Stockbroker Fraud
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Alexander Shekarchian
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(310) 895-7777 10 Universal City Plaza
Los Angeles, CA 91608
Business, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Construction
Loyola Law School
Timothy F Umbreit
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Toluca Lake, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(818) 535-7381 4701 Cartwright Ave
Toluca Lake, CA 91602
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
University of Baltimore
Originally from Maryland, I came to California in 1995 and I have been practicing law successfully here in the LA area ever since. I left the big firm environment over 3 years ago to open my own solo practice in Toluca Lake.
Hovanes Margarian
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Glendale, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(866) 975-3666 801 N. Brand Blvd #210
Glendale, CA 91203
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Stockbroker Fraud
HOVANES MARGARIAN, ESQ. USC – Biological Sciences, B.A; USC – Gould School of Law, J.D. Admitted to the California State Bar, U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and U.S. District Court for the Central District of California Hovanes Margarian is lead trial counsel and founder of a preeminent consumer protection law office in Sherman Oaks, CA. Margarian has extensive litigation experience in consumer fraud, automobile dealership fraud, automobile repair fraud, products liability, automobile defects/lemon law, legal and medical malpractice, business law, criminal law, employment law and personal injury litigation. He has litigated cases against Intel Corporation, Toyota...
Khashayar Eshraghi
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(818) 785-0400 6320 Van Nuys Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91401
Business
Brooklyn Law School
Victor Segura
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Panorama City, CA Business Law Lawyer
(818) 714-2060 14500 Roscoe Blvd. Suite 400
Panorama City, CA 91402
Business, Construction, Divorce and Family
Henrik Sardarbegian
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Glendale, CA Business Law Lawyer
(888) 240-1666 333 East Glenoaks Boulevard
Suite 101
Glendale, CA 91207
Business, Employment, Personal Injury and Workers' Comp
Southwestern Law School
Michael Stafford
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Glendale, CA Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(818) 247-4730 144 N Glendale Ave
Glendale, CA 91206
Business and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Christopher Blanchard
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Burbank, CA Business Law Attorney
(818) 732-9605 2600 W Olive Ave
5th Floor
Burbank, CA 91505
Business, Appeals and Employment
University of Minnesota Law School
Stanley M. Gibson
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Patent Litigation Lawyer

Stan Gibson is a trial lawyer who focuses on high-stakes cases involving technology. He is the Chairman of JMBM's Patent Litigation Group and the publisher of the Patent Lawyer Blog. Read More »
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Shenel Ozisik
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California Business Law Attorney

Shenel Ozisik's practice includes general commercial litigation, patent litigation, employment litigation, and corporate defense and investigation matters. Read More »
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