Placer County, California Business Lawyers

Melissa A. Wurster
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Free Consultation! Determined & Dedicated California Business Law Attorney!

I am a skilled and knowledgeable business law attorney. I diligently advocate for clients in complex construction, real estate and business law matters. Visit my website for information and call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Cer Trevor E. Carson
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California Business Law Attorney

Trevor Carson founded Carson & Kyung, A Law Corporation. Carson & Kyung ALC is a law firm providing comprehensive legal services to businesses in and around Sacramento, California. Trevor has worked in a... Read More »
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Marc A. Carpenter
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California Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience

Mr. Carpenter has been a member of the State Bar of California since 1985. He brings considerable legal experience with corporate, business, and financial transactions. Mr. Carpenter’s legal experience includes buying... Read More »
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Nareshwar Singh Virdi
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Experienced, Skilled & Dedicated Business Counsel & Legal Representation!

I am a skilled, knowledgeable and experienced business law attorney. I provide innovative and client-centered advocacy for a vast array of business law needs! Visit my website for client reviews, call for a consultation! Read More »
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Candace Y. Brooks
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(916) 927-4989 Melody Lane
Roseville, CA 95678
Free ConsultationPlacer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
Business, Bankruptcy and Foreclosure Defense
Lincoln Law School of Sacramento
Candace opened her own law practice in 1996. Candace’s law practice focuses on helping clients with their bankruptcy and business needs.

For the past 23 years, Candace has devoted her law practice to assisting individuals and businesses through the difficult process of re-organization, examination of all options, and filing for protection under the federal bankruptcy law.

Candace has fought for the rights of numerous individuals and businesses facing economic uncertainty which has required representation in the federal Bankruptcy Courts, and advising individuals and businesses on a fresh economic recovery after bankruptcy.

Candace was a "military brat" and moved...
Jaspreet Singh Hundal
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Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 2 years experience
(916) 580-3681 2200 Douglas Blvd., Bld. B, Ste. 175B
Roseville, CA 95661
Business, Bankruptcy and Tax
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Jaspreet Hundal is a managing partner at Randhawa Hundal LLP. His practice focuses exclusively on Tax Law, Business Law, and Bankruptcy. He works with individuals and small to medium sized businesses on various legal issues.
Deirdre M. Digrande
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Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(916) 403-7575 3017 Douglas Blvd
#300
Roseville, CA 95661
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.
Simran S. Randhawa
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Placer County, CA Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(916) 580-3681 2200 Douglas Blvd
Suite 175B
Roseville, CA 95661
Business, Estate Planning and Immigration
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
I graduated from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in May of 2015 and recieved my license to practice law in California in December of 2015. I completed my undergraduate studies in Managerial Economics at UC Davis. I am currently a managing partner of Randhawa | Hundal LLP. Our firm is located in Roseville, CA and we offer representation in the following areas: estate planning, tax, business, bankruptcy, immigration, and more. Please visit our website to learn more: http://www.randhawahundal.com
George Frederick Vogt Jr
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Placer County, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(916) 960-1000 4210 Douglas Boulevard
Suite 100
Granite Bay, CA 95746
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Herrig & Vogt, LLP is a Granite Bay law firm that consists of a team of attorneys who share over 100 years of legal experience. The firm was founded in 1994 by Attorney John R. Herrig and Attorney George F. Vogt, Jr. In 1976, Attorney Herrig earned his Juris Doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law. Before beginning his law career, he held various positions in heavy construction, including Chief Operations Officer of a major steel fabrication company. Attorney Herrig limits his law practice to construction disputes for trade contractors, general contractors, sureties, and private and public owners. In addition,...
Melissa A. Wurster
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Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(916) 403-7575 3017 Douglas Blvd
#300
Roseville, CA 95661
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction and Real Estate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Sean M. Patrick
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Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(916) 226-6062 5 Sierra Gate Plaza
Ste. 360
Roseville, CA 95678
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of California, Davis, School of Law
Sean M. Patrick is an attorney who represents clients in a broad range of legal matters including personal injury, family law matters, business litigation, employment and general litigation matters in counties through out California including Sacramento, Placer, Yolo, El Dorado, and Yuba. Sean has a passion for helping people. Before becoming an attorney, he worked in the medical field providing care to sick and injured patients. Now, as an attorney he continues to help others by providing the highest quality legal representation for his client's various situations. In addition to his work as an attorney, Sean...
Eric Owen Jeppson
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(877) 780-7099 1478 Stone Point Drive, Suite 100
Roseville, CA 95661
Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
Business and Real Estate
Univ of Oregon School of Law
After gaining experience at two of the region’s largest firms, I went out on my own. Two years later, I joined forces with Robert Hunt to form Hunt & Jeppson, LLP upon the vision of providing responsive, practical and personal service to our clients. In 2014, we became Hunt, Jeppson & Griffin, LLP when Tory Griffin joined the firm with his expertise as one of the best trial attorneys in the region. Since Mr. Hunt's retirement, we have recently changed the name of the firm to Jeppson & Griffin, LLP. We are headquartered in Roseville, California and serve clients throughout...
Kulvinder Singh
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Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(916) 939-5151 970 Reserve Drive
Roseville, CA 95678
Business, Criminal, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Univ of N. Calif/Lorenzo Patino School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Attorney Kulvinder Singh's law practice advocates for personal injury plaintiffs, business clients and people with family, criminal and immigration cases in the greater Sacramento area.
Matthew Roman Kamula Esq.
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Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(954) 465-9365 4804 Granite Drive
Suite F-3 #221
Rocklin, CA 95677
Business, Maritime and Real Estate
University of Miami School of Law
Actively engaged insightful attorney with extensive experience resolving civil and commercial conflicts for both individuals and companies. Targeted legal and business expertise in commercial contracts, real estate, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions, licensing, financing, and other strategic business activities. Well versed in the development and maintenance of corporate legal structure and organization; management of litigation and risk mitigation activities on a corporate level including executive control over outside counsel. Proficient in drafting, reviewing, and implementation of commercial and legal policies and procedures, bylaws, resolutions and other documents related to operations, regulatory compliance, and corporate governance. Entrepreneur who instituted and launched three...
Kristina M. Reed
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California Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawU.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, California and Virginia
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James Joseph Falcone
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California Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law and University of MaineCalifornia, U.S. District Court, Eastern District and U.S. District Court, Northern District
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Matthew Scott Crider
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Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(916) 229-8844 3017 Douglas Blvd Ste 300
Roseville, CA 95661
Business, Divorce, Elder and Estate Planning
South Texas College of Law
Matthew Crider formed Crider Law Group so he could help individuals and business owners by providing creative solutions and be their trusted advisor and legal counselor. Matthew provides services in the areas of estate planning, family law, and business advisory services. Matthew’s estate planning practice focuses on personalized estate planning and administration for individuals, couples and families, and includes wills, revocable living trusts, family business entity planning, and co-tenancy arrangements. His family law practice focuses on assisting families in a dissolution matters, including divorce, child custody and visitation, child and spousal support, and parental rights. ...
Erica Lynn Rosasco
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Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(916) 672-6552 2202 Plaza Drive
Rocklin, CA 95765
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Insurance Defense
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Erica Rosasco is a partner at McKague Rosasco LLP in Rocklin, California. She has received an “AV® Preeminent™” Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, which is the highest rating available from Martindale-Hubbell, the leading independent attorney rating entity. She also was just named this year as a Super Lawyer of Northern and last year as a Super Lawyer California Rising Star, Sacramento Magazine’s 2016 Top Lawyers in Sacramento and a Who’s Who Top Attorney for 2016. Her clients sing her praises, resulting in Ms. Rosasco receiving Avvo’s Client’s Choice award for 2015 and a “superb” attorney rating. ...
Drummond T. McCunn
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Placer County, CA Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(916) 773-6100 915 Highland Pointe Dr.
Suite 250
Roseville, CA 95678
Business, Divorce, IP and Tax
University of Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Looking for a Roseville Divorce Attorney? McCunn Law is a law firm specializing in divorce and family law, divorce mediation, child support and child custody, legal separation, domestic partnership, domestic violence, estate planning, death and incapacity, business formation and law services, and audit and tax law. With over 40 years of experience, we have handled thousands of successful cases with unique solutions. No hidden fees. Large and small cases welcome!
Justin L. Thomas
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Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
3721 Douglas Boulevard, Suite 280
Roseville, CA 95661
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and IP
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
A ‘Leading Attorney’ Who Will Protect and Promote Your Rights

My practice focuses on a wide-range of civil litigation matters, including employment, construction, business, intellectual property and tort litigation.
Stephen J Slocum
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Placer County, CA Business Law Attorney
(916) 790-0852 983 Reserve Dr
Roseville, CA 95678
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder and Estate Planning
As an estate planning and litigating attorney my job is to help my clients gain clarity and an sense of peace by providing them with asset protection now and in the future. I work with clients to tailor plans that accomplish their goals and leave nothing to chance. Protecting their assets and your children’s inheritance from lawsuits and predators is only the beginning. Where there’s an inheritance, there will be predators. More than half of my practice is litigation, protecting heirs whose benefactors neglected to properly plan and protect their estates and their loved ones from...
William Steven Shumway
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Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(916) 789-8821 3400 Douglas Blvd., Suite 250
Roseville, CA 95661
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Timothy Todd Wright
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Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(916) 789-9477 3300 Douglas Blvd
Suite 355
Roseville, CA 95661
Free ConsultationBusiness and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Kevin N. Wooden
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Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(916) 846-9391 2390 PROFESSIONAL DR
ROSEVILLE, CA 95661
Business, Insurance Defense, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Denver
Edward Koons
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Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(530) 885-7538 11990 Heritage Oak Place
Suite 1A
Auburn, CA 95603
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Joseph Clifford Sandbank
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Placer County, CA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(916) 672-8018 6524 LONETREE BLVD
ROCKLIN, CA 95765-5874
Business, Bankruptcy, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Stephen T. Hodge
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California Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience

BYU Law School9th Circuit, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, District of Colorado, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court,...
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Candace Y. Brooks
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Placer County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience

Candace opened her own law practice in 1996. Candace’s law practice focuses on helping clients with their bankruptcy and business needs. For the past 23 years, Candace has devoted her law practice to assisting... Read More »
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Jack Duran Jr
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Placer County, CA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(916) 779-3316 4010 Foothills Blvd Ste 103
Roseville, CA 95747
Business and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Craig Gerald Christensen
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Placer County, CA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(916) 930-6142 1478 Stone Point Dr
Suite 400
Roseville, CA 95661
Business
Vanderbilt Univ School of Law
Robert Fielding Sinclair
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Placer County, CA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(916) 783-5281 2390 Professional Dr
Roseville, CA 95661
Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Larry T Ring
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Placer County, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(530) 885-7836 12150 Herdal Drive
Auburn, CA 95603
Business, Animal, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Over 28 years of civil litigation experience. Working for you.
Jeffrey Ochrach
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Placer County, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(916) 626-6880 5701 Lonetree Blvd. #213
Rocklin, CA 95765
Business, Family and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
After getting his Bachelor's Degree in Accounting and working as an auditor for Ernst & Whinney (now known as Ernst & Young), Jeffrey H. Ochrach began his practice of law at a large firm in San Francisco. He is a trial attorney who focuses his practice on the areas of business law, real estate law, business and financial aspects of family law, and lawyer malpractice law. In 1993, Mr. Ochrach formed his own law firm in Placer County. Mr. Ochrach has extensive trial experience and an unparalleled record of victories. He has tried 39 cases and won 36, or 92%....
Kent Wyatt Meyer
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(916) 927-9001 919 Reserve Drive
Roseville, CA 95630
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Tax
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Kent W. Meyer, MBA, PhD, JD, LLM, CIArb Dr. Meyer began his career as an Air Force Intelligence Collection Officer and served in Japan, Vietnam, Thailand, and Korea. He also served as a Missile Combat Crew Commander. He has had more than thirty years experience as a legal practitioner and educator. He has served as the Chief Financial Officer for biotech and software companies, as a partner in a large international law firm and as an owner of his own legal practice. He has extensive domestic and international experience in business and tax planning, mergers and acquisitions, contract negotiations,...
Charles Quentin Jakob
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(916) 900-4244 7144 Fair Oaks Blvd.
Suite 3A
Carmichael, CA 95608
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Collections and Legal Malpractice
Ohio State University - Columbus
Mr. Jakob earned his bachelor's degree (dual major in economics and government) from the College of Arts & Sciences at Cornell University. He earned his master's degree in economics from Duke University. After working in Washington, DC for National Economic Research Associates he earned his MBA, with a focus on finance, on a scholarship to what is now the Fisher College of Business at Ohio State University. While there he earned his law degree from what is now the Moritz College of Law. In law school he was a member of the school's ABA moot court...
Nareshwar Singh Virdi
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Lawyer
(916) 378-0259 3814 Auburn Blvd
#70
Sacramento, CA 95821
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Immigration
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Nareshwar Virdi at Acquest Law, Inc. offers an innovative approach to legal services. As one of three attorneys who was raised in India and now living in Sacramento, he provides sound legal options to clients in need and a voice to tell their story. Practicing in Sacramento, he prides himself on a higher level of legal representation for his fellow immigrants, former residents, U.S. citizens and those from other countries.
Nathaniel Dale Sterling
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(916) 801-4386 4790 Dewey Dr
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Personal Injury
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Call attorney Nate Sterling right now for a free consult. Nate Sterling has 15+ years of experience as an attorney handling hundreds of litigations and drafting hundreds of legal documents including contracts, trusts, wills, briefs, complaints, answers, discovery, etc. Nate Sterling attained a Juris Doctor law degree from University of the Pacific McGeorge in 2001. Nate Sterling has years of experience handling mediations and has a master's degree from CSU in mediation, negotiation, and dispute resolution. Nate Sterling has a wealth of experience in both handling litigation and transactions involving contracts, business law, real estate law,...
Daniel Alan Near
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(916) 987-0808 6611 Folsom-Auburn Road, Suite B
Folsom, CA 95630
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Divorce and Family
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Daniel Ballard
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(916) 607-3904 6624 Penney Way
Carmichael, CA 95608
Business, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Patents
Dan Ballard serves as outside corporate counsel for small to medium-sized businesses. In addition to transactional and branding advice, Mr. Ballard focuses on providing intellectual property advice and, if necessary, litigation to resolve disputes. As a patent attorney, Mr. Ballard works to protect clients' intellectual property assets through patent, trademark, and copyright registrations.
Guido E Gaiteri
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(866) 863-3834 3830 Watt Avenue
Suite 11
Sacramento, CA 95821
Business, Divorce, Family and Immigration
University of California - San Francisco
Mr. Gaiteri is a multi-cultural, experienced, bi-lingual attorney with over 16 years of law practice. During his legal tenure, Mr. Gaiteri has worked for major international corporations, Fortune 500 companies, and well-respected, well-known, US law firms. He has volunteered at Bay Area non-profit associations, such as the Eviction Defense Collaborative of San Francisco, the Concord Domestic Violence Law Clinic, and the San Francisco Bar Association Volunteer Legal Services Program. Mr. Gaiteri is fluent in Spanish and a dedicated family-man. He resides in West Roseville, CA, with his wife and daughter,
Thomas Dwayne Reid
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(916) 436-5204 9700 Fair Oaks Blvd Ste C
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Thomas D. Reid received his Juris Doctorate from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law in Sacramento, California. Prior to his law school career, he studied Criminal Justice at the University of Nevada in Reno, Nevada. Tom is currently licensed to practice law in California and Oregon. He is an active member of the American Bar Association, Phi Alpha Delta law fraternity, the University of Nevada Alumni Association, and the Oregon and California State Bars. He served as the Treasurer, Secretary, Vice President and is currently a past President of the Probate and Estate Planning Section of the...
Mark Raymond Kassenbrock
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(916) 925-1800 11341 Gold Express Drive
Suite 110
Gold River, CA 95670
Business, Appeals, Employment and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Alex Gortinsky
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(916) 961-5696 7840 Madison Avenue, Suite 150
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Business, Immigration and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Jared Walker
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Lawyer
P.O. Box 1777
Orangevale, CA 95662
Business
University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law
Philip James Rhodes
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(916) 612-4399 P.O. Box 2911
Fair Oaks, CA 95628
Business, Bankruptcy and Collections
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Kathryn Kohlman Druliner
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(916) 483-5336 5150 Fair Oaks Blvd., 101-152
Carmichael, CA 95608
Business
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Timothy V. Kassouni
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(877) 770-7379 621 Capitol Mall
Suite 2025
Sacramento, CA 95814
Business, Appeals, Construction and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Sacramento attorney Timothy Kassouni founded Kassouni Law on the belief that property rights and personal freedom are intertwined. He passionately considers it his duty and mission to rigorously defend property rights against government and private abuse. Mr. Kassouni has many years of experience litigating against private and public entities at all levels of court, including the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to name a few. His litigation expertise in land use, appeals, business, and property rights law has led to legal victories and the setting...
Christina Weed
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Sacramento County, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 953-2920 770 L Street
Suite 950
Sacramento, CA 95814
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Whittier Law School
Christina Weed understands the complex life demands and goals of her clients. Christina also understands that most of the time it is not possible to completely separate family life from business. Clients need an integrated plan that covers all of their family, business, tax, and estate planning concerns. Christina has dedicated the past thirteen years to the study and practice of law, taxation, business, accounting, and estate planning and uses this knowledge to consult with her clients in business, tax and estate planning matters. Christina is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the...
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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.