Petaluma, California Business Lawyers

Pauline Minnie Deixler
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Petaluma, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(707) 981-8979 6 C street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Marvin Pederson
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Petaluma, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(707) 544-9444 755 Baywood Drive
Suite 350
Petaluma, CA 94954
Business, Collections, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Empire Coll School of Law
Max Mickelsen
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Petaluma, CA Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(707) 762-0224 100 4th St
Petaluma, CA 94952
Business, Agricultural and Estate Planning
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Pauline M. Deixler
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Petaluma, CA Business Law Attorney
(707) 981-8979 6 C Street
Petaluma, CA 94952
Business, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Petaluma, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(415) 442-1121 30 Fifth St.
Petaluma, CA 94952-3042
Business, Environmental, Health Care and Products Liability
Palo Alto, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(650) 326-5200 PO Box 120
Palo Alto, CA 94952
Business
UCLA School of Law
Petaluma, CA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(707) 782-1790 809 Petaluma Blvd N
Petaluma, CA 94952
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Petaluma, CA Business Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(707) 766-9556 396 Windmill Ln
Petaluma, CA 94954
Business, Antitrust, Criminal and DUI
UC Hastings COL
Petaluma, CA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(707) 778-6313 17 Keller St
Petaluma, CA 94952
Business and Estate Planning
U of San Francisco School of Law
Petaluma, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(707) 762-8768 11 Western Ave
Petaluma, CA 94952
Business
U of San Francisco School of Law
Petaluma, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(707) 762-6385 17 Keller St
Petaluma, CA 94952
Business
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Petaluma, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 345-1900 1108 Garfield Dr
Petaluma, CA 94954
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Univ of Cincinnati COL
Petaluma, CA Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(415) 377-5443 102 G St
Petaluma, CA 94952
Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Petaluma, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(707) 766-3217 1035 N McDowell Blvd
Petaluma, CA 94954
Business, Antitrust and Securities
University of California Berkeley School of Law, Prosser Prize for Contracts, American College of Bankruptcy Distinguished Student in the Ninth Circuit Award 2005
Petaluma, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(877) 420-4660 755 Baywood Dr Fl 2
Petaluma, CA 94954
Business
Lincoln Law Sch of San Jose
Petaluma, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
314 Howard St
Petaluma, CA 94952
Business
School of Law
Petaluma, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(707) 763-1911 36 Fifth St.
Petaluma, CA 94952
Business and Estate Planning
Western State Univ
Petaluma, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 878-0030 775 Baywood Dr Ste 100
Petaluma, CA 94954
Business and Bankruptcy
New York Law School
Petaluma, CA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(408) 274-7000 1477 Woodside Cir
Petaluma, CA 94954
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Petaluma, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(707) 762-3914 11 5th St
Ste 101A
Petaluma, CA 94952
Business and Estate Planning
U of San Francisco School of Law
Katie O'Neill Tran
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Rohnert Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(707) 559-8690 6366 Commerce Blvd.
#157
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Free ConsultationBusiness and Trademarks
University College Dublin, Michigan State University and Michigan State University
Katie O’Neill Tran, the founder of O’Neill Tran Law,  has been practicing business and commercial law since 2007.   Katie has spent over ten years assisting entrepreneurs and business owners with a wide array of legal issues; from filing initial trademarks and entity formation,  through obtaining investor funding,  and negotiating contracts with employees, third-party vendors, and customers. 

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. ...
Shawn R. Jackson Esq.
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Rohnert Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(707) 584-4529 959 Golf Course Drive, #300
Rohnert Park, CA 94928
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and IP
“I much appreciate the clear and concise advice in a very straight forward business communication style! Shawn is a fountain of business knowledge that he can couple with his legal expertise to communicate with the business world as well as the public at large.” G.M. "Shawn is my attorney for 4 businesses including one that is international. He is precise, thorough, and is always looking out for my best interest. His follow through is impeccable and he goes the distance in making sure I understand the legal jargon. If you need someone to get the job done right the first...
David T. Chapman
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 613-9483 950 Northgate Drive
Suite 306
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Appeals, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. handles personal injury law, real estate and business counseling, and general litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. Attorney David Chapman is a Certified Mediator. The firm serves clients throughout Marin County, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and Northern California. Mr. Chapman represents seriously injured victims in cases involving auto accidents, wrongful death, catastrophic injury – including brain and spine injuries - dog bites, slip & fall, medical malpractice, and elder abuse. Mr. Chapman’s real estate practice handles cases involving nondisclosure, fraud, easement and boundary issues, HOA & landlord /...
Bryan W. Dillon
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
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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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
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.
Jeremy Lester Olsan
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Santa Rosa, CA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(707) 525-8800 438 1st Street
4th Floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95401-6390
Business, Construction and Real Estate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Mr. Olsan leads the firm’s real estate and business law practice groups. He practices in the areas of real estate transactions, business and non-profit entity formation and governance, purchase and sale of businesses, and other business contracts and transactions, as well as construction transactions, commercial property leasing, mortgage and finance law, and land use law.

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...
Joseph Salama
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 948-9030 165 N. Redwood Dr
Suite 285
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Employment
Boston University School of Law
In the last seventeen years, Law Offices of Joseph Salama has helped companies and individuals navigate successfully through the legal system. For some, this meant going before a jury, whether in federal or state court, or before an administrative law judge. For some, it meant getting out of the case as quickly and painlessly as possible. For some, it meant putting the right knowledge, documents, and systems in place to minimize the risk of litigation. But for all of them, it meant listening, understanding, and then making the commitment to meet their needs such that they could begin to outsource...
Val D. Hornstein Esq.
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(415) 454-1490 1010 B Street
Suite 300
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Securities
The George Washington University Law School
Hornstein Law Offices, Prof. Corp. is a 20-year old California-based law firm concentrating in business, securities, intellectual property and related transactions and litigation. We have served clients across the country and in abroad. Our client base ranges from individuals. start-up companies to multi-national corporations in all fields of business. Mr. Hornstein has been in practice for 30-years. Prior to HLO, he was with large international law firms and in-house corporate counsel. Please call to discuss any questions in these areas.
Eric Sternberger
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 453-9433 1101 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business, IP, International and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Eric Sternberger is a partner of Ragghianti Freitas LLP. Mr. Sternberger acts as outside general counsel to corporations, LLC's and partnerships with an emphasis on business and corporate transactions including entity selection, succession planning, joint ventures, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, secured financing, licensing, and real estate matters. His representative clients include technology and intellectual property driven companies, shipping, construction, advertising/branding, web based, and the real estate and healthcare industries. Mr. Sternberger's business counseling also includes advising directors, officers, and managers regarding business strategies, consensus building and corporate governance. Additionally, he advises shareholders and LLC interest holders regarding...
Thomas Philip Kelly III
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Santa Rosa, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(707) 545-8700 50 Old Courthouse Square
Suite 609
Santa Rosa, CA 95404-4926
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Consumer
Seattle University School of Law
I handle bankruptcy cases, as well as litigation in state court, federal court, and the bankruptcy court. My practice is based in Sonoma County, but I also represent clients in the counties of Napa, Mendocino, Lake, and Marin. The majority of my practice is focused on matters that require extensive litigation and trials, with a particular focus on consumer financial issues, including wrongful foreclosures and debt collection practices. I am a native of Santa Rosa, and I practice with my father, Thomas P. Kelly Jr., who has been an attorney in Sonoma County for more than forty years....
Dr Robert Bialkin
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Santa Rosa, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(707) 824-5297 703 2nd St #409
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Criminal
Attorney Robert Bialkin - Bankruptcy Divorce Criminal Wills Family Law Lawyer. Sliding Scale. Payment Plans. Free Consultations. robert@bialkin.com www.bialkin.com (707) 824-5297
Mr. Richard C Koman
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Santa Rosa, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(707) 544-5354 703 2nd Street
Suite 320
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Free ConsultationBusiness, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
Empire College Law School and The George Washington University Law School
Quite simply, we are creating a different kind of litigation experience. We view a plaintiff’s lawsuit as a life-changing and healing experience. Because to be victimized in your own home, or injured in a car crash, or having your body hurt by a doctor you trusted, or being sexually abused by an employer, or even just being betrayed by a business partner … these are events with deep impacts.

In each case, a wrongdoer thrust an unwanted change at you. They created a deep hole and threw you in. Doctors may never make you completely better. Therapists may never completely heal...
Roger Jon Illsley
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Santa Rosa, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(707) 525-8800 438 First street, 4th floor
4th floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
USC Law School
Mr. Illsley practices in the areas of real estate, business transactions and estate planning. He handles wills and trusts, probate, small business formation (corporations and limited liability companies) and a broad range of business and real estate transactions.

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...
Chad Owen Dorr
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Santa Rosa, CA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(707) 525-8800 438 First Street
4th floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Chad practices Business Law and Estate Planning. In his business practice, he represents sole proprietors, partnerships, LLCs and corporations (for-profit and nonprofit) across a broad spectrum of industries. He takes particular pride in assisting families with their estate planning needs to execute their wishes for the next generation.

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...
Richard James Meechan
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Santa Rosa, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(707) 528-4409 703 2nd Street
Suite 200
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Business, Employment and Workers' Comp
Empire Coll School of Law
"The Law Office of Richard J. Meechan is a Santa Rosa, California law firm with more than 30 years of experience helping injured workers. We proudly serve Sonoma, Marin, Napa, Lake, and Mendocino Counties. Our founding attorney, Richard J. Meechan, is recognized by the California Bar Association as a Certified Workers’ Compensation Specialist. He is also an active member of the California Applicants’ Attorneys Association and their Board of Governors. We also represent people who face employment & disability discrimination. At the Law Office of Richard J. Meechan, we understand the needs of workers with disabilities and...
Sarah Jane T.C. Truong
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Santa Rosa, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(707) 525-8800 438 First street
4th floor
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Business, Consumer, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
University of California - Berkeley
Ms. Truong's practice focuses on all aspects of civil litigation and general business litigation.

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...
Peter C. Lagarias Esq.
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Michael Scott Henderson
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Santa Rosa, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(707) 843-3743 400 College Ave
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Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Business, Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Michael Henderson has been honored as a member of the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 Injury Trial Lawyers for 2016 and 2017.

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.
Catherine Eranthe
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 504-2006 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
New Coll of CA School of Law
Cate Eranthe is a California-licensed attorney admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District with over 20 years of complex discovery and litigation experience. Ms. Eranthe has handled chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies from initial filing through discharge. A San Francisco native she provides practical strategies and advises on different approaches to achieve your best outcomes. We are a full service civil litigation firm and handle family law, small business matters and consumer law. We also counsel and represent consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Our goal is to assist our...
Sean Hogle
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 287-3207 Lerman Law Building
802 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business, Antitrust, Communications and Employment
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Sean's law practice is focused primarily on technology ventures, such as software, wireless telecommunications, and Internet-related companies, as well as firms in the visual effects, concept art and emerging media space. Sean's seventeen years of diverse legal experience make him well-suited to act as a "virtual general counsel" to his venture clients, guiding such enterprises through the complex legal and regulatory environment of the United States and abroad--and in all stages of growth, from founding to IPO. Having closed countless complex technology transactions with numerous Fortune 100 companies worldwide, Sean has become the consummate deal lawyer, bringing to the table an...
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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.

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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.