Portola Valley, California Business Lawyers

Bennett G. Young
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Insolvency Lawyer

Ben Young represents lenders, financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, distressed investment funds, businesses, receivers, special servicers, and creditors' committees, in insolvency matters. Read More »
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Richard A. Rogan
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Creditors' Rights Lawyer who will fight for you! Request a consultation today!

Dick Rogan represents banks, financial institutions and other businesses and investors, in financial transactions, real estate, bankruptcy, insolvency, banking, corporate governance, commercial law and trust disputes. Read More »
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Dennis J. White
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Get help now! Professional, experienced legal representation for your business.

Dennis White represents lenders in making real estate construction, acquisition, and development loans, including representation of both agents and member banks in large syndicated credits. Read More »
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An Nguyen Ruda
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Get help now! Professional, experienced legal representation for your business.

An Nguyen Ruda represents management and employers in a full range of labor and employment matters including litigation, advice and counseling, and administrative matters. Read More »
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Portola Vally, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(650) 752-2007 5920 Alpine Rd
Portola Vally, CA 94028
Business, International and Securities
Fordham Univ School of Law
Portola Valley, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(917) 533-4541 10 Tynan Way
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Business and IP
Portola Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(650) 521-3319 115 Brookside Dr
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Business
UC Hastings COL
Portola Valley, CA Business Law Attorney with 59 years experience
(650) 850-4160 501 Portola Rd
Box 8128
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Business and International
Harvard Univ Law School
Portola Vally, CA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(650) 207-6065 15 Antonio Ct
Portola Vally, CA 94028
Business and Bankruptcy
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Portola Valley, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(650) 851-8880 130 Portola Rd
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Business, Personal Injury, Products Liability and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Portola Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
16 Tynan Way
Portola Valley, CA 94028-7220
Business
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...
Roger Royse
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 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: ...
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...
Sidney Alex Luscutoff
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California Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience

University of California Hastings College of the LawCalifornia, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of...
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Nicolas De Lancie
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Commercial Finance Lawyer

Nicolas De Lancie represents banks and other financial entities in creditors' rights, bankruptcy matters, commercial credit and commercial real estate finance transactions. Read More »
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Matthew G. Grech
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(650) 743-2548 2000 Broadway St.
Suite 231
Redwood City, CA 94063
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...
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
I am Senior Counsel at Nopar & Associates Attorneys at Law. My practice areas include Business & Commercial Law, Business Purchases & Sales, Business Organizations, Corporate Law, and Intellectual Property Law.

I obtained my B.S. at the Wharton School of Business, University of Pennsylvania. I earned my J.D. at Stanford Law School. I am admitted to practice law in the State of California.

I have extensive experience in a broad range of business law matters. I am dedicated to providing skilled and knowledgeable counsel for your legal needs.
Inna Efimchik
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(650) 298-6014 541 Jefferson Ave
Suite 100
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business, Health Care and Securities
Inna Efimchik has a corporate and securities practice, focusing on emerging growth companies and venture capital firms. Her practice includes general corporate counseling and securities advising, venture capital financings, debt transactions, corporate partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions. During her practice she has represented companies in a wide range of industries, including software, internet, mobile, life sciences, biotechnology, medical device, communications and clean technology. Prior to joining Emergence Law Group, Inna Efimchik practiced corporate and securities law in the emerging companies groups at Cooley LLP and, previously, at Heller Ehrman Venture Law Group. In 2005, Inna Efimchik earned a J.D. from University...
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
Free ConsultationBusiness
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...
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...
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
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
Alan Scott Nopar
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(650) 328-7300 2479 E Bayshore Rd
#703
Palo Alto, CA 94303
Palo Alto, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
Business and Real Estate
Stanford Law School
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.
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...
David T. Chapman
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California Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience

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... 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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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
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
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
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
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
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
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,...
Andrew Dylan Winghart
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(510) 593-8546 495 Seaport Court
Suite 104
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business, IP and Insurance Claims
Tulane Univ Law School
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...
Aaron Benjamin Thacker
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(650) 260-7722 555 Veterans Blvd.
Suite 106
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business
Stanford Law School
Matthew S. Kenefick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Matthew Kenefick's law practice extends to litigation, compliance and real estate matters. He represents manufacturers, financial institutions, retailers, real estate developers, and the hotel industry, among others Read More »
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L. Randolph Harris
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate and Tax Lawyer

Randy Harris represents privately held companies and their owners on matters including business transition, taxable and tax deferred mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, joint ventures, and real estate transactions. Read More »
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Mr. Richard Eric Anthony Dwyer Esq.
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(800) 372-9983 800 W. El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View, CA 94040
Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Stanford University
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
Troy V. Sutton
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San Carlos, CA Business Law Lawyer
(650) 593-2388 900 Industrial Road
Suite E
San Carlos, CA 94070
Business, Construction and Entertainment & Sports
Golden Gate University School of Law
Gregory Wrenn
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
1900 Seaport Blvd
Third Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business and IP
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
Leizel Ching Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
The University of Chicago Law School
Leizel Ching is an accomplished litigator with an astute eye for alternative dispute resolution. Leizel has successfully represented individuals and businesses in many complex litigation matters in the technology, intellectual property, and business sectors.

Leizel’s practice is divided into complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. This includes reviewing contracts, drafting operating and employment agreements, complex litigation matters, mediation, arbitration and, if necessary, trial. She also handles matters involving breaches of contract, employment and membership disputes, and intellectual property.

Prior to joining Structure Law Group, LLP, Leizel worked as a Reference Librarian at Stanford Law School and as a senior associate in the...
Jeffrey K Nielsen
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(408) 294-9700 84 West Santa Clara St. #540
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Western State University College of Law
With over 5 years of experience, I understand the challenges facing families when they begin to contemplate their future. I know that you want to make sure that you are leaving your loved ones in a good place, and I want to help you develop a comprehensive estate plan that allows you to achieve your specific objectives.

I offer customized Estate Plans tailored to each client's needs. I have dealt with estates of all different sizes. Even if you feel that it is unnecessary for you to create an estate plan, you may have more assets than you realize. Certainly,...
James Cai
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(408) 436-0789 1754 Technology Dr
#122
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Immigration and Real Estate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
James Cai founded SAC Attorneys, LLP after serving as in-house legal counsel for Yahoo! Inc. His practice focuses on corporate law, immigration, employment and estate planning. Mr. Cai believes in relationship lawyering and has a client-driven practice. He practices law the old fashioned way - giving each client this full attention with prompt responses, thorough research and analysis, aggressive representation and careful attention to details, in both transactional and litigation matters. As a result, most of his clients are repeat and long term clients, including individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations and public companies. Before founding SAC Attorneys, LLP,...
Kathryn E. Barrett
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Bankruptcy, Employment and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Kathryn E. Barrett is a member of Silicon Valley Law Group’s Business Litigation, Employment and Financial Services Group. Her areas of expertise include complex commercial disputes involving fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, partnership, corporate and shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, derivative claims, alter ego; claims under the Convention for International Sale of Goods (CISG), employment, and real estate. Kathryn's litigation experience also includes adversary proceedings in the bankruptcy courts.

Kathryn is also an experienced, U.C. Berkeley-certified mediator of business disputes. She serves as a mediator and arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel and...
Jin H. Kim
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Exceptional Business Law Attorney! Protecting Your Rights & Interests!

I am an experienced and dedicated California business attorney. I provide diligent and aggressive advocacy focused on the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for legal information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Ilya D. Frangos
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Free Consultation! Dedicated California Business Law Attorney! Call for Help!

I am a skilled and aggressive business law attorney. I will zealously advocate for your legal rights and interests! I am dedicated to the best possible results! Visit my website for reviews, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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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.

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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.