Petaluma, California Business Lawyers
Petaluma, CA 94954
University of California Berkeley School of Law, Prosser Prize for Contracts, American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Student in the Ninth Circuit Award 2005
Katie, has experience serving as the general corporate counsel for companies across the United States and the world, including those based in California, Chicago, New York, and Dublin (Ireland). She has experience not only in domestic business and trademark law, but also in international intellectual property law and commercial litigation. ...
Mr. Olsan is an AV Preeminent® Peer Review Rated attorney*, and the California State Bar Board of Trustees has appointed him to the Executive Committee of the State Bar Real Property Law Section. He has also been recognized by his peers by being named to the...
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Mr. Illsley has practiced law in Sonoma County since 1980. He was previously a partner in the firm of James, Bernheim, Hicks, Aiona, Illsley & Gordon.
Since 1985, he has been on the faculty of Empire College School of Law, teaching classes in Commercial Law and Contracts.
Mr. Illsley received his Bachelor of Arts Degree (History) with honors from University of California, Davis in 1977...
Prior to joining the Perry, Johnson, anderson, Miller & Moskowitz LLP, Chad was an associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Jones Day, where he was a part of the firm's international trade and national security practice. In that role, he advised U.S. and foreign corporations on a...
Ms. Truong joined Perry, Johnson, Anderson, Miller & Moskowitz in October 2018. Prior to joining the firm, she worked as a litigation attorney at two Am Law 100 firms in New York, New York, where she practiced in the areas of complex and multidistrict commercial litigation, contract disputes, data/records management, E-Discovery, cross-border litigation (including the U.K, France, Israel), securities litigation, corporate internal investigations, governmental investigations (including Securities Exchange Commission investigations and antitrust investigations from the Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission), bankruptcy litigation (as a member...
Michael served as President of the Consumer Attorneys of Sonoma County, the local chapter of the statewide trial lawyers association.
Michael has been inducted into the Order of the Coif, a national honor society recognizing those lawyers who attain high distinction and excellence in legal education.
Michael Henderson and his familyMichael graduated in the top 2% of his class, receiving his Juris Doctoral degree from the prestigious McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, CA in 1994.
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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.
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