Pasadena, California Business Lawyers

Neil Solarz
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Experienced & Skilled California Attorney for Business & Estate Planning Needs!

I am a dedicated lawyer with extensive experience in estate planning, wealth transfer and business matters. I am committed to creative and effective solutions! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. 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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Benjamin M. Reznik
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Land Use and Government Lawyer

University of Southern California Gould School of Law and UCLA School of LawCalifornia
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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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Victor J. Yoo
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 553-8000 225 S Lake Ave 10th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Southwestern University School of Law
Mr. Yoo's practice focuses on tax and bankruptcy litigation. He has represented clients in both criminal and civil cases against the California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has handled matters including IRS and sales tax audits, tax fraud investigations, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and innocent spouse claims. Mr. Yoo also represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including tax bankruptcy cases.
Mr. Alan James Romero
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(626) 396-9900 80 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 880
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Employment and Entertainment & Sports
Southwestern Law School
Alan J. Romero is the managing shareholder of, and lead trial attorney for, Romero Law, APC, a civil litigation firm located in Pasadena, California. Mr. Romero’s notable results have included a successful fraudulent transfer action related to a $10MM piece of real property, a $3.05MM jury verdict in a jury trial related to the clarification of certain television distribution rights on behalf of STARZ Home Entertainment, LLC, a judgment of $2.76 million in a motion-picture fraud action on behalf of Anchor Bay Entertainment, LLC, and a $1.5MM settlement in a medical malpractice action which later resulted in a published decision...
Una Lee Jost
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(626) 344-8021 530 South Lake Avenue #274
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Una Lee Jost is a California licensed attorney, serving the legal needs of nonprofit organizations and small businesses.

Through her 17+ years of legal experience, Una has gained broad perspective in the many ways that law intersects with life. After receiving her J.D. from Loyola Law School in 2001, Una worked as in-house legal counsel for a nonprofit university as well as a civil litigator at Los Angeles law firms defending public entities, big businesses, and others. In 2010, Una started her own law practice in order to put her decade-plus of legal experience into use in...
Melvin N.A. Avanzado
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(310) 552-9300 The Walnut Plaza
215 North Marengo Avenue, Third Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Employment, Entertainment & Sports and IP
University of Notre Dame
BIG FIRM EXPERIENCE…SMALL FIRM SERVICE®

Melvin N.A. Avanzado is the principal of The Avanzado Law Firm, APLC. Mel is a trial lawyer with decades of experience representing clients in complex disputes in entertainment, media, intellectual property, sports and employment. Mel also represents clients as outside general counsel. Mel has extensive experience practicing with big law firms but now practices in his own small firm so he has the ability to provide personalized service to his clients.

Mel is extensively involved in the his community, serving on boards of a number of organizations and with the Los Angeles County Bar...
Joshua R. Driskell
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(626) 683-7234 790 East Colorado Blvd
Ste 300
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Bankruptcy, Elder and Tax
University of Toledo
Mr. Driskell focuses his practice on business, tax, estate, bankruptcy and related matters. He is a member of the Pasadena Bar Association, the Los Angeles County Bar Association and the California Bar Association. Prior to the formation of Primuth & Driskell, LLP with Partner Jonathan Primuth in 2014, Mr. Driskell worked at a multi-state law firm, handling a wide variety of matters for individuals and small and medium sized businesses. Mr. Driskell earned his juris doctor from the University of Toledo College of Law, where he was president of the American Bar Association-Law School Division and was a member, officer...
Ching K. Chiao
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(626) 698-0088 600 S. Lake Avenue
Suite 303
Pasadena, CA 91106
Business and Real Estate
Southwestern University School of Law
As one of the firm’s founding attorneys, Ching K. Chiao is a respected and prominent member of the Southern California Real Estate and Business Law community. Mr. Chiao represents various individuals and businesses, including major real estate developers in the Greater Los Angeles Area with portfolios in excess of $500,000,000. His representation includes notable deals with Home Depot, Office Depot, Food-4-Less, Rite Aid, Ross Dress-for-Less, JC Penny’s, McDonald’s, Wendy’s, Starbucks, Seattle’s Best, Foot Locker, Gymboree, AT&T, Sprint, Verizon, MetroPCS, and many more. Mr. Chiao prides himself on delivering exceptional results in a cost-effective manner. Companies who utilize...
Edgar J. Gutierrez
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(626) 662-2766 225 S. Lake Avenue
Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Southwestern Law School
My practice involves litigation and trial work. Ninety percent of my firm's work involves the defense of product liability and professional malpractice matters. We also handle business matters and related litigation.

The balance of my practice is dedicated to transactional and non-litigated matters. The non-litigation component of the practice also consists of an outside general counsel service for small and medium size business clients who have a frequent need for legal assistance and guidance but don’t have the desire or means to hire an in house attorney on a full-time basis.

I have 23 years of experience. I have litigated and...
Steven William Kerekes
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(626) 796-5000 70 S. Lake Avenue, Suite 750
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, International and Real Estate
USC Law School
Mr. Kerekes is an experienced real estate and business attorney with over 30 years of experience. He began his career as assistant general counsel for a real estate development company and related brokerage company, negotiating and drafting construction agreements, financing agreements, and the purchase and sale of real property, as well as defending on construction claims. He also structured and organized entities to hold title and helped obtain financing. Thereafter, he went into private practice. He is also a veteran trial attorney who has also prosecuted and defended major cases involving construction defects, breach of contract, partnership disputes and...
Albert Lum
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 56 years experience
(626) 795-8886 225 South Lake Ave.
Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Estate Planning, Immigration and Tax
USC Law School
As an attorney, Mr. Lum has over fifty years of experience, specializing in all aspects of immigration applications and immigration litigation. His immigration application practice includes consultation and representation on applications for Immigrant Investor Visas (EB-5), PERM, Nonimmigrant Business Visas (E-2, L-1, H-1, B-1/B-2), and all forms of family based visa applications. Mr. Lum’s immigration litigation practice includes representation for Asylum, TPS, VAWA, and Cancellation of Removal.

Mr. Lum also provides personal representation to individuals, partnerships, and corporations regarding all business and corporate matters, trust, wills, and estates, and business litigation and real estate litigation matters.
Sergio Andres Rodriguez-Gomez
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(855) 999-4004 221 East Walnut St.
Suite #227
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Real Estate and Tax
Universidad de la Sabana
Sergio A. Rodriguez was drafted in 1998 by one of the “big five” consulting and accounting firms. He provided advice and representation for multinational corporate clients in the areas of taxation and commercial law. Mr. Rodriguez came to California in 1999 to further his education in the area of business law and obtained a Master in Business Administration in year 2000.

Mr. Rodriguez was a partner at Russakow Ryan & Johnson for 3 years, and is now the owner and Managing Attorney of SRG Law Group. During his carrier Mr. Rodriguez has acquired significant experience in many different fields...
Desiree DeSurra
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California Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Desiree DeSurra is an Associate with JMBM's Taxation and Trusts and Estates group in Los Angeles. Read More »
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R. Scott Brink
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

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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Ted Khalaf
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(626) 478-3550 33 S Catalina Ave
Pasadena, CA 91106
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
Western State Univ COL
Ted Khalaf is highly skilled in all legal matters pertaining to Divorce and Family Law within the state of California. Our team of skilled lawyers will represent you throughout the process of understanding your rights around a divorce, custody battle or marital and child support situation. Besides being emotionally devastating, a divorce can be financially crippling, and it is essential that you align yourself with a Divorce and Family Law attorney who will represent you to the fullest extent. A Proven Track Record of Success Whether you are dealing with the difficult task of marital property...
Calvin Allen Slater
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(626) 795-1600 200 S Los Robles Ave
Suite 530
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Ghassan Othman Hasan
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
790 East Colorado Blvd., 9th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationBusiness, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Howard Univ School of Law
Ghassan O. Hasan began his legal career in 2003 as a civil litigation attorney with McCune & Harber in Los Angeles, representing public agencies in a wide variety of tort related disputes. He continued to build upon his experience as a trial attorney during his tenure as a litigation attorney with Richardson & Harman in Pasadena, where he specialized in real estate, business and homeowner association law. In 2008, Mr. Hasan moved to Orange County and established the Law Office of Ghassan O. Hasan. Since that time, the firm has built a reputation for providing effective and...
Adrianos Matthew Facchetti
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(626) 793-8607 301 E. Colorado Blvd. Ste. 514
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business and Appeals
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Marshall Reed Fuss
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(626) 568-8966 150 South Los Robles Ave.
Suite 860
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Real Estate and Trademarks
Cornell Univ
REAL ESTATE Buy, sell or lease. Industrial or commercial. I work to protect my clients without killing your deal. From entire hospitals to warehouses and offices, I have been there and can anticipate your needs. ORGANIZING AND ADVISING BUSINESSES AND NONPROFITS Corporations, partnerships, joint ventures and LLCs. I have organized and acted as outside general counsel to a wide variety of businesses and organizations, many within the coffee industry. SPECIALTY COFFEE INDUSTRY My love of great coffee turned into a legal specialty. I have helped organized or counseled some of the most important organizations in this industry. I...
Albert Justin Lum
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(626) 795-8886 225 South Lake Ave., suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91106
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of California - Davis
A. Justin Lum continues his father’s (Albert C. Lum) legacy in helping new business owners (entrepreneurs, startups) with all their legal matters, from creating a company to finding real estate to registering DBAs, copyrights, trademarks, and patents. As a business attorney, A. Justin Lum can also assist with corporate and transactional matters, litigation, and employment immigration (e.g., EB, H1).

Admitted:
• California State Bar 1993
• United States District Court
• Central District of California United States Court of Appeals
• Ninth Circuit United States Court of Appeals
• Tenth Circuit Registered
• United States Patent Bar, 1997
Omel Andres Nieves
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(626) 440-5200 301 N Lake Ave, 7th Fl
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Construction and Real Estate
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Omel Nieves is a construction lawyer serving Los Angeles, CA. His practice focuses on real estate and business law matters. He has represented a number of reputable clients, including Scripps College, Art Center College of Design, Peterson Brothers Construction, Inc., Morrison Concrete, PT Hutchins Ltd., and the Philippines based Church of Christ.
Emahn Counts
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(626) 463-7300 790 East Colorado Boulevard, 9th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Family and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Loyola Marymount University
Emahn Counts, Esq. is recognized for his practical approach to problem solving, client counseling, and improving the quality of life for his clients and attorneys alike.

He is a distinguished graduate of Loyola Marymount University, and he obtained his J.D. Degree from Loyola Law School in 2003. While at Loyola Law School, he was selected to the Law Review for outstanding legal writing and analysis.

Mr. Counts has been practicing law for over twelve (12) years in Los Angeles County courts.

His clients cases typically involve business, family, real estate, or other contractual disputes. He has...
Timothy Bowles
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(626) 583-6600 1 S Fair Oaks Ave
#301
Pasadena, CA 91105
Business, Employment, Health Care and Trademarks
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Gordon Hunt
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 59 years experience
(626) 440-5200 301 N Lake Ave, 7th Fl
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Real Estate
USC Law School
Gordon Hunt is a premiere legal authority on construction law and litigation in California, serving the Los Angeles Area. Mr. Hunt has authored several books on construction law including “Mechanic’s Liens”, “Claims on Public Works”, “Construction Disputes”, “Construction Law”, “Stop Notice Remedy in California”, “Releases, Vouchers and Joint Checks in the Construction Industry”, “Claims on Private Works”, “Construction Claims: Recovery for Defective Plans and Specifications”, “Construction Industry Claims”, “Public Works” and “Strict Liability in the Construction Industry”. He has also co-authored the books "California Construction Law, 16th Edition" and "California Construction Lending and the Law".
Ryan D. Nowicki
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates Lawyer

Ryan Nowicki focuses on domestic and international tax planning, tax controversies, business structuring and complex business transactions and nonprofit tax-exempt organization law. Read More »
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Catherine DeBono Holmes
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business and Investment Capital Lawyer

Cathy Holmes is chair of JMBM's Investment Capital Law Group and author of the Investment Law Blog. She helps businesses worldwide to raise, invest and manage capital from U.S. and non-U.S. investors. Read More »
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James Kenneth Sweeney
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
424 South Rosemead Blvd.; Ste C
Pasadena, CA 91107
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Divorce and Family
University of West Los Angeles
David Bernard Epstein
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(626) 584-9496 234 E. Colorado Blvd., Suite 800
Pasadena, CA 91101
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
J. Steven Kennedy
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(626) 432-5440 225 So. Lake Avenue
Suite 300
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Appeals and Real Estate
University of California - Los Angeles
Aghavni Vartan Kasparian
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(213) 223-2110 117 East Colorado Blvd, Suite 600
Pasadena, CA 91105
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Personal Injury
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
As the founder of the firm KP Law, Los Angeles lawyer Aghavni Kasparian represents those whose lives have been significantly affected by the carelessness of other people and entities. For over 15 years, Ms. Kasparian has been licensed in California courts. Before establishing her present firm, Attorney Kasparian worked as a defense attorney for high-profile litigation. She is a graduate of the University of California Los Angeles and the Loyola Law School. Contact her firm for a free consult.
Kevin Jeffrey Brody
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(626) 440-5200 301 N Lake Ave, 7th Fl
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Cornell Univ
Kevin Brody has over 20 years of experience practicing real estate and corporate law, serving the Los Angeles, CA. Area. Mr. Brody has worked on property purchase and sale transactions, leases and loans.
James Bruce Kropff
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(626) 796-4070 283 S Lake Ave Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Consumer and Insurance Claims
Loyola Law School
Thomas Palffy
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(626) 440-5200 301 N Lake Ave, 7th Fl
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Construction, Insurance Claims and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Thomas Palffy is a construction law specialist serving Los Angeles, CA. and the surrounding areas. Mr. Palffy has been selected as a "Super Lawyer" and has an AV Preeminent Rating 5.0 out 5 on Martindale-Hubbell.
Cameron H. Totten
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(818) 483-5795 790 E. Colorado Blvd., 9th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
Tulane University School of Law
Scott Howard Linden
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(626) 578-0708 201 S Lake Ave., Suite 702
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Ju Yeon Park
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(323) 680-5858 177 E Colorado Blvd
Suite 200
Pasadena, CA 91105
Business, Environmental and Securities
Ju is a corporate lawyer by training and an entrepreneur at heart. She graduated from UCLA School of Law where she focused her studies on International Business Law. After law school, she practiced corporate law and litigation in the Los Angeles and Hong Kong offices of an international renowned law firm, Latham & Watkins, where she advised domestic and foreign clients, including Fortune 500 companies, on various corporate matters including general commercial contracts, corporate finance, IPOs and mergers and acquisitions.

?Ju co-founded Parsus in 2009 with a vision to transform the legal services industry to make quality legal advice more...
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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Rachel M. Capoccia
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Intellectual Property Lawyer

Rachel Capoccia represents businesses in intellectual property litigation and counseling. Her practice emphasizes patent litigation, copyright litigation, cybersecurity & privacy, and other technology-related matters. Read More »
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Michael Aubrey Thurman
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(626) 399-6205 1055 E Colorado Blvd 5th Fl
Pasadena, CA 91106
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Securities
University of Oregon School of Law
Dale Alan Ortmann
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(626) 440-5200 301 N Lake Ave, 7th Fl
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Dale Ortmann is a partner and senior shareholder of Hunt Ortmann, a Los Angeles construction firm. With more than 30 years of experience in construction and real estate law, Mr. Ortmann has experience in handling construction projects from inception to completion.
Thomas Chung
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(626) 689-2551 556 S. Fair Oaks Ave.
Suite 101-203
Pasadena, CA 91105
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Employment and Estate Planning
Univ of Iowa COL
James William Bates
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(818) 248-1911 1055 East Colorado Boulevard, 5th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91106-2327
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
I represent clients in real estate, commercial, construction and business litigation and transactions. My clients are financial institutions, contractors, owners, developers, private lenders and small businesses. In addition to litigation matters, I prepare and negotiate real estate documents, commercial leases, forbearance agreements, and handle loan workouts. I provide private general counsel services to businesses.
Angela Hawekotte
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(626) 583-8000 251 S Lake Ave
Suite 930
Pasadena, CA 91101-4873
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of Wales, Aberystwyth UK and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Paro Astourian
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(626) 795-7922 35 E Union St, Suite E
Pasadena, CA 91104
Business and International
Foreign Law School
Sean Brady
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(310) 993-9664 1055 E. Colorado Blvd.
5th Floor
Pasadena, CA 91101
Business and IP
New York University
William Frederick Bresee
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(626) 796-4000 100 Corson Street
Third Floor
Pasadena, CA 91103
Business, Construction, Energy and International
U of San Francisco School of Law
William Bresee is a partner in Leech Tishman’s Los Angeles and Pittsburgh offices and possesses a wealth of experience in the area of commercial transactions. He serves as Chair of the firm’s Energy Practice Group as well as Co-Chair of Leech Tishman’s International Practice Group. Bill also practices in the Corporate and Construction Practice Groups. Bill has advised a wide range of clients, from multinational corporations to entrepreneurial enterprises, on issues such as corporate organization and administration, and legal matters related to electrical power, petroleum, telecommunications, industrial and civil facilities for U.S. and foreign corporations, governmental entities and joint ventures....
Christopher Hoglin
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San Marino, CA Business Law Attorney
(626) 260-2347 2920 Huntington Dr.
Suite 288
San Marino, CA 91108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal and DUI
Louis Teran
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Pasadena, CA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(818) 484-3217 1055 East Colorado Blvd.
Suite #500
Pasadena, CA 91106
Business
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Trevor Byron Countryman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Lawyer

Trevor Countryman advises business in real estate transactions including property acquisitions and dispositions, financing, leasing, development and construction. Read More »
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Barbra A. Arnold
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Barbra Arnold represents management in labor and employment law, including discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, unfair competition, trade secrets, collective bargaining, and wage and hour law class actions. Read More »
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