Rancho Santa Fe, California Business Lawyers

Donald R. Oder
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Experienced & Trusted Business Law Attorney! Committed to Legal Excellence!

I am dedicated to providing the highest quality legal representation at affordable rates. I am committed to client satisfaction and the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Daniel Wade Watkins
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California Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience

Univ of San Diego School of LawCalifornia
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Peter Q. Schluederberg
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Free Consultation! Skilled and Aggressive California Business Law Attorney!

I successfully represent business law clients with insight and expertise. I will work tirelessly for the best possible results! Visit my website for client reviews and case results, or call for a free consultation. Read More »
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William Roger Simon Jr
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Rancho Santa Fe, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(858) 771-0081 PO Box 5005 PMB#107
6105 Paseo Delicias, Suite 7
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Bill helps business owners achieve financial freedom through legal strategies that maximize and protect their assets. As Chief Counsel at Sollertis, Bill works with his clients in the preparation of a Master Asset Protection Plan™ and, once created, manages a team of strategically selected Private Practice Attorneys who work with him to implement the plan and ultimately, to help his clients protect their assets and obtain financial freedom. Bill brings a business perspective to everything he does. As co-founder and managing partner of San Diego Law Firm, he guided the firm in its ascent...
Charles Salvatore LiMandri
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Rancho Santa Fe, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(858) 759-9930 16236 San Dieguito Road
Building 3, Suite 3-15
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Business, Environmental, Insurance Defense and Maritime
Georgetown University Law Center and University of Wales
As a dedicated Rancho Santa Fe attorney at LiMandri & Jonna LLP, Charles LiMandri has had a lot of success. His extensive legal history includes many successful trials and cases. Through hard work, tenacity, and the relentless pursuit of excellence, he has obtained tens of millions of dollars on behalf of his clients. He started his legal career at the University of San Diego and went on to Georgetown University Law Center. His list of accolades include inclusion into the Million Dollar Advocates Circle, recognition as one of “San Diego’s Top 120 Top Most Influential, and more. If you want...
Sterling James Stires
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Rancho Santa Fe, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
16236 San Dieguito Road
Suite 3-15
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92091
Business, Insurance Claims, Insurance Defense and Maritime
California Western School of Law
N. Munro Merrick
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Del Mar, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(858) 755-4485 15022 Paso del Sol
Del Mar, CA 92014-4117
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Real Estate
University of San Diego
If you have a business dispute, you need a lawyer with business experience. My positions have included market research analyst, product manager, and international marketing, for an oil company and three electronics companies. I have also owned and managed a stereo-TV store, a service station, and a Goodyear Tire facility. From the day I received my law license in 1977, my practice has concentrated on two areas: business and real estate. I have negotiated, prepared and enforced contracts, and evicted defaulting tenants. Most importantly, I have negotiated settlements to most of the disputes that...
Gordon George Kaplan
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Solana Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(858) 259-8835 765 South Nardo Avenue #L-3
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Free ConsultationBusiness and International
Univ of Illinois COL, The George Washington University Law School and University College London
U.S. and international business and corporate law attorney with nearly 40 years of experience in private practice and as vice president/ general counsel for large international companies. Provides general counsel advice and representation to companies and entrepreneurial private clients in U.S. and international business operations and transactions. Former partner in U.S. international law firm based in London specialized in U.S. and international corporate, financial and tax law. First-hand entrepreneurial experience as owner-investor, co-founder and general counsel for a start-up technology company taken public on the London Stock Exchange. Vice president and general counsel for Halco Mining, headquartered in Pittsburgh,...
Richardson Craig Griswold
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Solana Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(858) 481-1300 101 N. Acacia Avenue
Suite 20
Solana Beach, CA 92075
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Griswold LAW provides legal counseling and representation in employment disputes, business disputes, contract disputes, trademark litigation, business collection matters, and real estate issues for individuals and businesses in San Diego and Los Angeles. Attorney Richardson "Red" Griswold is a member of the California State Bar and licensed to practice law in all California state courts, as well as the United States District Courts in the Southern District and Central District of California. Mr. Griswold earned his undergraduate degree from the University of California, Davis and his law degree, magna cum laude, from California Western School of Law in San Diego....
Daniel Kenneth Printz
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Del Mar, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(858) 720-8250 445 Marine View Avenue
Del Mar, CA 92014
Free ConsultationBusiness and Estate Planning
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Richard A. Chapo, Esq.
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(619) 637-6043 5040 Seachase Way
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationBusiness and IP
California Western School of Law
California attorney with 20 plus years advising online businesses on topics ranging from terms and conditions to privacy and the DMCA.
Terry Bell
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Encinitas, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(619) 363-5326 270 N. El Camion Real #510
Encinitas, CA 92024
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Construction and Real Estate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Client supportive practice engaged in keeping you informed of the why, what and when. Guiding you to
achieve the goal without the high cost presented by too many. My years of advising, drafting, negotiating, litigating and appealing bring efficiency to your legal matter. I have advised single moms to the worlds most notable international corporate executives. Why not be an informed client.
Kyle E. Lakin
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Carlsbad, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(844) 433-5744 1901 Camino Vida Roble
Suite 100
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
Jarod M. Bona
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California Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience

Jarod Bona's practice is focused on antitrust, business litigation, appellate, real estate, and challenges to government conduct. He practiced at DLA Piper and Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher for a dozen years before... Read More »
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Luis Blanquez
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California Business Law Lawyer

Universidad de Zaragoza (Spain) and Universite de Nantes (France), Universiteit van Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and Kings College London (UK)California and Spain
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Steven Roger Houbeck
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CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(619) 463-4357 PO Box 150
CARDIFF BY THE SEA, CA 92007
Business, Bankruptcy and Tax
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Jamie Anne Steward
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Del Mar, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(858) 720-8250 445 Marine View Avenue, Suite 301
Del Mar, CA 92014
Business
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Richard Korey Hosey
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San Diego, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(866) 502-8234 16770 West Bernardo Drive
San Diego, CA 92127
Business, Employment and IP
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Matthew W. Odgers
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(858) 869-1114 13400 Sabre Springs Pkwy #275
San Diego, CA 92128
San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
Business and Health Care
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
I am a San Diego Business Lawyer who focuses on working with Dentists, Physicians, and Entrepreneurs form, buy, run, and sell their small to medium size businesses.
Brenda Geiger
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CARLSBAD, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(760) 448-2220 1917 PALOMAR OAKS WAY
STE 160
CARLSBAD, CA 92008
Business, Elder and Estate Planning
University of San Diego School of Law
Mrs. Geiger’s practice is located in Carlsbad, California. Her practice focuses on Estate Planning, Asset Protection, Business Planning, Elder Law, Trust Administration, and Probate. She obtained her law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law where she served as an Editor for the San Diego International Law Journal and published a law review article. She has also authored multiple books on Trusts, Elder Law and Business Law topics and is an active member of the North County San Diego Bar Association, the North County Estate Planning Council and is a member of the editorial committee for the...
David Froman
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(858) 547-1200 9820 Willow Creek Rd
San Diego, CA 92131
Business, Immigration and International
Harvard Law School and University of San Diego School of Law
Helping companies and individuals succeed with their business and immigration needs for over 25 years.
Mr. Bobby Kouretchian
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Carlsbad, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(760) 487-8330 5650 El Camino Real, Ste 123
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Pepperdine University School of Law
Mr. Kouretchian provides strategic counseling and customized legal service to individuals, families, entrepreneurs, estates and businesses. He specializes in the areas of Wills and Trusts and Corporate/Business Law (Formation, Governance, Finance).
Sean T Prosser
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San Diego, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(858) 720-5773 11988 El Camino Real
Suite 350
San Diego, CA 92130-2594
Free ConsultationBusiness, Securities, Stockbroker Fraud and White Collar Crime
New York Law School
Sean Prosser defends clients facing investigations and enforcement actions by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), including FBI and Grand Jury proceedings, and other government agencies. He also defends companies and their executives in shareholder litigation. With offices in San Diego and Los Angeles, Sean leads Perkins Coie’s White Collar, Government Investigations and Securities Litigation practices in Southern California. His clients include public and private companies, officers and directors, board committees, broker-dealers, banks, investment advisors, hedge funds, CPAs, individual stock traders and public officials. Sean regularly represents clients before the following agencies and...
Renie Leakakos
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Carlsbad, CA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(760) 579-7667 2173 Salk Avenue
Suite 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Business and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
As a fellow entrepreneur, Renie has the knowledge, understanding and passion required to help and care for the various needs an entrepreneur faces on a daily basis. Throughout her career, she has focused on assisting the small business owner, working with individual entrepreneurs, small businesses, and middle market companies in various industries. Her litigation background gives her an edge as she can draft agreements and negotiate transactions for you with dispute avoidance in mind. Renie Leakakos, Esq. is a detail oriented and entrepreneurial leader who has worked in various business settings as an attorney, manager, sales and marketing professional. Originally...
David J. O'Connell
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Escondido, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(760) 310-2463 104 West Grand Avenue
Ste. A
Escondido, CA 92025
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Mr. O'Connell leads a small firm of professionals specializing in real estate issues, business, corporations, limited liability companies, estates, and trust administration. He has more than 30 years of experience in these areas and is fully equipped to advise clients regarding their options and risks in these troubling economic times.

Mr. O'Connell speaks frequently at continuing education seminars on topic including the emerging issues in limited liability companies and legal ethics.

Mr. O'Connell served in the U.S. Army Security Agency from 1968 to 1972, serving in Turkey and Germany.
David C. Hawkes Esq.
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California Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience

University of San Diego School of LawCalifornia and U.S. District Court Southern District of California
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Aaron R. Gott
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California Business Law Attorney

Aaron R. Gott focuses on challenges to government conduct, business and competition litigation, and appeals. Read More »
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Lenden F. Webb
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney
(619) 399-7700 6725 Mesa Ridge Rd #218
San Diego, CA 92101
Business, Agricultural, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
California Western School of Law
Webb Law Group, APC specializes in business and real estate litigation and mediation and focuses on providing the most practical and cost-effective solutions possible through intently investigating the unique facts of each case and providing straightforward, honest advice and dedicated service specifically tailored to each individual client's needs. Founded in 2008, initially as the Law Offices of Lenden F. Webb, a business litigation attorney in San Diego, the firm quickly outgrew its initial office space by employing a full office staff of Paralegals, Law Clerks, Office Assistants and Interns. In 2012, the firm expanded once...
Janathan Lea Allen
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(858) 304-0947 16745 West Bernardo Drive, Suite 260
San Diego, CA 92127
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Southwestern Law School
Pauline E. Isidro
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Carlsbad, CA Business Law Lawyer
(760) 487-8330 5650 El Camino Real
Suite 123
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and IP
Pauline Isidro is an Associate Attorney at Koza Law Group, specializing in estate planning and business law. She holds a B.A. in English from the University of Southern California, as well as a Juris Doctorate degree from Thomas Jefferson School of Law. A veteran of the public relations industry, Ms. Isidro previously provided strategic publicity and product placement consultation services for various clients at a Hollywood, California-based boutique P.R. firm. Ms. Isidro is currently an active member of the State Bar of California where she also holds membership with the Trusts and Estates Section. She is...
Tristan L Younghaus
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(619) 786-6563 12526 High Bluff Drive
Suite 300
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Immigration and Probate
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Brian M Holm
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney
(858) 707-5858 12636 High Bluff Dr. Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92130
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Holm Law Group is a San Diego based civil litigation law firm, providing legal services to businesses and individuals. Our Business Law Division provides comprehensive and personalized services for small to medium sized businesses, including entity formation, asset management, partnership disputes or contract enforcement. Our Personal Injury & Elder Abuse Division helps vindicate the rights of individuals who have suffered serious injury, including wrongful death, elder abuse or neglect, auto accidents or medical malpractice.
Marian Helen Birge
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Carlsbad, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(760) 579-7650 2173 Salk Avenue
Suite 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Business, Appeals and Employment
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Ms. Birge is a founding partner of the firm Garcia & Birge, APC. She has more than 20 years of experience in civil litigation, representing plaintiffs and defendants. Her areas of practice include employment law, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, disability issues, retaliation, contracts, business disputes, fraud, and defamation Ms. Birge is also an experienced appellate lawyer and a trained mediator. She received her Juris Doctor degree in 1995 from Thomas Jefferson School of Law, formerly Western State University College of Law, in San Diego, California. In 2009 she helped develop contracts and goals for the Legacy XXI Institute’s...
James Alan Greer
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Del Mar, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(858) 481-9006 1221 Camino del Mar
Del Mar, CA 92014
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
Mr. Greer is expert in real estate and construction law for the past 32 years: whether involving transactional matters, consultation, or arbitration/mediation, he has successfully served real estate and construction clientele (large and small) in all of their "phases" of need in California and Colorado. He is an experienced Attorney, and is also a certified Arbitrator, and a licensed General Contractor. Mr. Greer offers transactional work and consulting in real estate purchase/sale contracts, leases, and construction contracts; and he offers guidance in any type of real estate matter from procurement thru development. He serves the construction industry...
Carrie Netterville Heieck
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Carlsbad, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(760) 579-7347 2173 Salk Ave
Ste 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Whittier Coll School of Law
For over ten years, Carrie N. Heieck has represented individual and business clients on a myriad of legal matters – always with the goal of protecting her clients from and defending them against the inevitable pitfalls they face in our increasingly litigious and complex world. Ms. Heieck feels strongly that the most important service she can provide her clients is to assist them in avoiding legal problems in the first place. With a carefully devised “life” plan in place, Carrie’s clients feel at ease knowing they are protected.
Peter Q. Schluederberg
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San Marcos, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(866) 607-1325 338 Via Vera Cruz
#250
San Marcos, CA 92078
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Insurance Defense and Personal Injury
Univ of Maryland School of Law
Marc Fabito
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Carlsbad, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(888) 756-9969 2173 Salk Avenue, Suite 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Free ConsultationBusiness, Administrative, Appeals and Tax
DePaul College of Law and Drake University Law School
I have several years of legal, litigation, tax and financial experience. My practice focuses on financial distress counseling, federal agency representation and litigation. I specialize in SBA loan problem resolution, SBA Office of Hearings & Appeals, Department of Treasury/Bureau of Fiscal Service representation, commercial collection defense litigation, IRS tax controversies, FDCPA litigation and Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Throughout my years of practice, I have represented a diverse range of clients, from individuals, small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, handling complex transactions to resolving litigation cases. I have tried several cases to jury verdict and have significant experience...
William Markham
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California Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience

William Markham received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1987 and has practiced law in California for the past thirty years. He is an accomplished, successful trial attorney who has tried dozens of matters,... Read More »
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Joann Selleck Esq.
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California Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience

Villanova University School of LawCalifornia Superior Court, Pennsylvania, Pennsylvania Supreme Court and California
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Lenden Webb
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San Diego, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(619) 399-7700 6725 Mesa Ridge Road, Suite 218
San Diego, CA 92121
Business, Consumer, IP and Landlord Tenant
California Western School of Law
As a Fresno business litigation attorney, Lenden F. Webb represents corporations, limited liability companies and partnerships in a wide array of matters, including breach of contract, business and partnership disputes, bad faith insurance disputes, class action defense, employment, creditor collection issues, general contract and business matters. Mr. Webb received his law degree from California Western School of Law where he was a published member of Law Review. Before establishing his law office, Mr. Webb attained Junior Partner status just prior to entering his fourth year with the law firm of Wild, Carter & Tipton, APC. Mr. Webb serves a...
Michael A. Friedrichs
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Escondido, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
970 Canterbury Place
Escondido, CA 92025
Business, Collections, Construction and Landlord Tenant
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Michael Friedrichs is a partner at White and Bright, LLP, and focuses his practice on real estate and business litigation matters. Mr. Friedrichs has experience in defending real estate brokers and sellers in claims of non-disclosure in the sale of real property, and representing contractors and homeowners in construction related issues including claims involving mechanic’s liens. Mr. Friedrichs also has extensive experience in representing creditors in commercial debt collection, representing and defending parties in disputes over ownership and encumbrances to real property (quiet title), enforcing and defending easements and boundary issues, representing parties in landlord/tenant matters, representing business...
Stephen Edward Hurst
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Carlsbad, CA Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(760) 804-9800 2131 Palomar Airport Rd.
Suite 200-228
Carlsbad, CA 92011
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Rosana Herrera
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(858) 794-0098 3525 Del Mar Heights Road
No. 207
San Diego, CA 92130
Business and Employment
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Rosana Herrera-Ortega is a San Diego corporate attorney who focuses on business and corporate law. Ms. Herrera-Ortega is the proprietor of San Diego-based The Law Office of Rosana Herrera-Ortega and has practiced law since 1992. Ms. Herrera-Ortega concentrates her practice on business and corporate transactions for profit and nonprofit clients, in contractual and licensing matters, in trademarks, transactional employment law and in estate planning. Ms. Herrera-Ortega is a member of State Bar of California where she is licensed to practice in all courts of the State of California, and the United States District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of...
Melody Ann Kramer
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San Diego, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(855) 835-5520 4010 Sorrento Valley Blvd.
Suite 400
San Diego, CA 92121
Business
Univ of Nebraska COL
Ronald R. Webb
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San Diego, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(858) 558-1191 5440 Morehouse Dr, Ste 3700
San Diego, CA 92121
Business, Estate Planning, Insurance Claims and Tax
University of San Diego, School of Law
Eric David Morton
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Carlsbad, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(760) 722-6582 2173 Salk., Ste. 250
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Business and IP
Western State Univ
Eric Morton is a Carlsbad, California business and intellectual property attorney. Eric has been an attorney for more than 20 years. He provides a full range of business law and intellectual property services. His clients' businesses successfully benefit from his knowledge and professionalism and avoid unnecessary legal disputes, protect their intellectual property assets, and comply with laws that govern licensing, trademarks, regulations, and other business practices. Serving San Diego County and, in particular, Oceanside, Carlsbad, Encinitas, Solana Beach, Del Mar, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido.
Matthew Scott Wilson
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San Diego, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(858) 777-9815 11622 El Camino Real
Suite 100
San Diego, CA 92130
Business, Health Care and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Northwestern University School of Law
Gita Kristina Nassiri
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Carlsbad, CA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(760) 979-1280 2794 Gateway Road, Suite 101
Carlsbad, CA 92009
Business and Estate Planning
Whittier Coll School of Law
Darius Khayat
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(760) 591-0245 955 Boardwalk, Suite 303
San Marcos, CA 92078
San Marcos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
National Univ School of Law
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