Palo Alto, California Business Lawyers

Mark R. Figueiredo Esq.
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California Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience

Golden Gate University School of LawCalifornia
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Wendy Watrous Smith
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Over 25 Years of Experience! Exceptional Business Counsel & Representation!

I am a dedicated and skilled business law attorney. I am committed to aggressive advocacy to obtain the best possible results for business matters! Visit my website for representative cases or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Julie Hope Rome-Banks
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Dedicated & Skilled Business Law Attorney! Over 20 Years of Legal Experience!

I provide exceptional legal representation for business law matters. I am committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes for your business needs! Visit my website for representative cases. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Ryan Penhallegon Esq.
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California Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience

Santa Clara University School of Law and University of WashingtonUSDC: Eastern District of California, USDC: Northern District of California, Washington and California
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Isaac Hal Winer
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(650) 330-0110 2225 E. Bayshore Rd., Ste. 200
Palo Alto, CA 94303
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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 civil litigation and ADR across a diverse set of subject matters, business formations, funding and governance, business and technology / IP transactions, real property sales and leases, as well as internet and website-related matters. Mr. Winer’s clients have included public and private companies in a variety of industries including software, hardware, life science, internet, telecom and health care. He has also represented start-ups, founders, serial entrepreneurs, joint...
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.
Alan Scott Nopar
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 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 25 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 40 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...
Jonathan Alan Blau
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(650) 328-7300 2479 E Bayshore Rd
#703
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Business and IP
Stanford Law School
Peter Nixon Brewer
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(650) 327-2900 2501 Park Blvd., 2nd Flr.
Palo Alto, CA 94306
Business, Construction, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Santa Clara, School of Law
Aria Vatankhah
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 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
Francoise Gilbert
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(650) 804-1235 555 Bryant St
Palo Alto, CA 94301
Business
Loyola University Chicago School of Law
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...
Heinz Binder
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Exceptional Representation! Over 35 Years of Business Law Experience & Success!

I provide knowledgeable and aggressive counsel and advocacy for business law matters. I am dedicated to pursuing the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for representative clients and cases. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Julie Bonnel-Rogers Esq.
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California Business Law Attorney

University of San Francisco School of LawCalifornia
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Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(650) 493-9300 650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Business and Employment
Harvard Law School
Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(650) 493-9300 650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Business, Consumer, IP and Securities
Harvard Law School
Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(415) 493-9300 650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Business and Securities
UC Berkeley School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(650) 493-9300 650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Business and Securities
Stanford Law School
Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(650) 849-3383 650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Business, Health Care and IP
Santa Clara University School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(650) 493-9300 650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Business and Securities
Harvard Law School
Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer
(650) 947-2000 650 Page Mill Road
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Business and Securities
Duke University School of Law
Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(415) 493-9300 650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Business and Securities
Yale Law School
Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney
(650) 320-4721 650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Business and Communications
Stanford Law School
Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney
(650) 320-4888 650 Page Mill Rd
Palo Alto, CA 94304
Business and Securities
Stanford Law School
Rebecca Charlene McCracken Esq.
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California Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

Vermont Law SchoolCalifornia, U.S. District Courts for the Eastern Districts of New York, U.S. District Courts for the Southern Districts of New York, U.S. Patent & Trademark Office and New York
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Jeffrey Lawson
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Experienced Business Law Attorney! Dedicated Counsel & Legal Representation!

I am committed to aggressive advocacy for those with business law matters! I work with skill and diligence to achieve the best possible results! Visit my website to see reviews and results, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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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 10 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...
Harry Boadwee
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Los Altos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(408) 253-6100 PO Box 4134
Los Altos, CA 94024
Business and IP
Columbia Univ School of Law
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,...
Jeffrey Kenton Lee
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(650) 237-7271 1891 Landings Dr
Mountain View, CA 94043
Business, Appeals, Environmental and IP
Vermont Law School and Vermont Law School
Shannon A. Kumagai
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Lawyer
(650) 335-7161 801 California St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
Business
UCLA School of Law
Scott Adam Berman
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REDWOOD CITY, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 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...
Harry Isaac Price
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Los Altos, CA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(650) 949-0840 40 Main St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business and Real Estate
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Aki Yoshikawa
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy
Mountain View, CA 94043
Business
Stanford Univ Law School
Stephen Benda
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(650) 323-6600 750 Menlo Avenue
Suite 350
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Tax
Jonathan Alan Blau
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Experienced & Skilled Business & Real Estate Lawyer! Protecting Your Interests!

I am a dedicated and experienced business and real estate law attorney. I will aggressively represent your rights and interests in court and mediation! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Joshua Haevernick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Joshua Haevernick focuses on commercial litigation and represents businesses in design and construction defects, suretyship issues, professional negligence, breach of contract, and other matters. Read More »
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Mr. Richard Eric Anthony Dwyer Esq.
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(800) 372-9983 800 W. El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View, CA 94040
Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Stanford University
Claire Kalia
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Lawyer
(650) 701-7617 800 West El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View, CA 94040
Business
Eric Thomas Hartnett
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(408) 290-8228 563 S. Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Sunnyvale, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Business, Collections, Construction and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Eric Hartnett possesses an impressive real estate and business law background. He is a former partner at a preeminent real estate firm in Silicon Valley and has garnered a considerable wealth of experience by working his entire career at small and medium-sized firms. He has represented a wide array of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and government entities to individuals and small businesses. Eric's skills and expertise have been recognized through his repeated receipt of Super Lawyers's Northern California Rising Star award.

While the majority of his cases have been venued in the Bay Area (e.g. Santa...
Michael Danko
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Redwood Shores, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 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...
Matthew G. Grech
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 214-0385 111 North Market St.
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
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...
George Grellas Esq.
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Cupertino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(408) 255-6310 20400 Stevens Creek Blvd
Cupertino, CA 95014
Business and IP
Santa Clara University School of Law
I am a startup business lawyer and litigator practicing in Silicon Valley as head of a 4-lawyer boutique firm, George Grellas & Associates. We are business lawyers with a specialty in early-stage tech startups. Since 1984, we have helped small to medium-sized businesses, startups, entrepreneurs, and executives - several thousand in all. We help form companies - fund them - sell or merge or acquire them - sell their assets - do their corporate work, employment work, contracts, leases, and standard terms - licensing, trademark, and IP work - founder and equity incentive structures - commercial deals of all types. We...
Melissa A. Wurster
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(408) 416-2929 4655 Old Ironsides Dr
#250
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction and Real Estate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Deirdre M. Digrande
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(408) 416-2929 4655 Old Ironsides Dr
#250
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Deirdre Digrande is a litigation attorney with 15 years of experience in a wide breadth of practice areas including commercial disputes, intellectual property, real estate and construction law. In her construction practice, Ms. Digrande has represented property owners, developers, general contractors and subcontractor cross-defendants. Ms. Digrande obtained her undergraduate degree at the University of California at Berkeley and her J.D. at Santa Clara University School of Law. Ms. Digrande has worked in some of the most prominent San Francisco law firms; most recently, the Pittsburgh-based law firm of K&L Gates, LLP.
James T. Erickson
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Attorney
(408) 919-0088 2930 Bowers Avenue
Santa Clara, CA 95051
Business, Bankruptcy and Consumer
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jim Erickson received his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law in 2004 (having transferred from Wisconsin Law School in Madison). Jim graduated in the top 10% of his law school class and was on the Dean's List from 2002-2004, while also serving as a research assistant for two professors. He was the Book Review Editor and Ethics Editor for the Santa Clara Law Review, where he published two articles. After graduating he received an unsolicited Fellows Scholarship, and was awarded membership in the prestigious Order of the Coif.
Mario Fausto
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San Carlos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 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
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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Brett Bunnell Esq.
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California Business Law Attorney

University of Cincinnati College of LawCalifornia
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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.