Reseda, California Business Lawyers

Patricia DeSantis Belton
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Patricia DeSantis Belton represents management in labor and employment matters, including wage and hour violations, discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, and relations between management and unions. Read More »
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Brennan C. Swain
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – IP and Patent Lawyer

Brennan Swain represents businesses in patent and trademark law, including prosecution, litigation and counseling. He is experienced in Patent Trial and Appeal Board post grant proceedings. Read More »
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Bradford S. Cohen
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Tax & Estate Planning Lawyer

Brad Cohen's practice emphasizes business planning related to complex corporate and partnership transactions, including M&A, financing and business succession planning, income tax planning, and estate tax planning. Read More »
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Mark S. Adams
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP - Business Litigation and Trial Lawyer

Mark S. Adams represents businesses in litigation, including contracts, products liability, corporate and partnership disputes, and hospitality litigation. Read More »
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Joseph Michael Kar
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(818) 501-6930 15250 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Real Estate and Securities
New York Law School
Joseph M. Kar has been practicing law in California for over 15 years. After New York Law School conferred his Juris Doctorate, Mr. Kar founded the firm in 2000, and has since provided quality legal representation for business and personal needs to hundreds of clients and organizations consisting of 1000+ members, and attaining recoveries in plaintiff matters totaling over $10,000,000 and savings for his clients in defense matters over $50,000,000 in potential risk exposure.
Douglas Keith Schreiber
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Woodland Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(818) 501-5800 21333 Oxnard Street
First Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Business, Entertainment & Sports, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Douglas K. Schreiber (Member) born Los Angeles, California, September 16, 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, California; 1979, U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Education: University of Southern California (B.S., cum laude, 1975); Loyola University of Los Angeles (J.D., cum laude, 1978). Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award for Remedies. Member: State Bar of California. Reported Cases: Waisbren v. Peppercorn Productions Inc., (1995) 41 Cal.App.4th 246 48 Cal. Rptr. 2d 437; Lenane vs. Franchise Tax Board (1994) 9 Cal.4th 263, 36 Cal. Rptr.2d 563 Amicus Curiae.
Brad Sniderman
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Calabasas, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
23679 Calabasas Rd. #558
Calabasas, CA 91302
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, IP and Probate
Whittier Law School
I am an attorney practicing in intellectual property (trademarks, copyrights, licensing), as well as business and e-commerce law (entity formation, contract drafting and other day to day events, as well as web site review) for individuals to small/medium size companies. I also draft Wills/Trusts, as well as work in probate.
Robert L. Scott
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Calabasas, CA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(818) 712-9500 23679 Calabasas Rd.
#507
Calabasas, CA 91302
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Real Estate
LaSalle University
Lawyer -- experienced in formation and operating aspects of business, real estate and non-profits.
Over 20 Years Rated "AV" Highest Possible Peer Review Legal Ability & Ethical Standards
Over 40 Years experience in the realm of business and consulting
Over 35 Years experience practicing law in the State of California
Over 10 Years as Commissioner, and served as President Los Angeles City Planning Commission
Founder, CEO and chair of numerous local and regional organizations

Our firm provides legal and litigation services in areas of land use, permits, entitlements and real estate. We are experienced in resolving title, easements and boundaries. Construction and development are of particular...
Michael Isaac Shokrian
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Sherman Oaks, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(818) 380-3069 15303 Ventura Boulevard, Suite 900
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Tulane Univ Law School
We have a civil law practice which focuses on business transactions and litigation, including contract formation, dispute resolution and all types of real estate matters. The Principal, Michael Isaac Shokrian, is a licensed real estate broker. We provide legal counsel to many small businesses as well as mid- and larger sized businesses. Our focus is on preemptive transactional guidance for the purpose of navigating around and avoiding/preventing litigation, not moving toward it. However, we are an aggressive and full service litigation office if and when necessary. We work and associate with experienced attorneys up and down the West Coast and...
Brent Edward Vallens
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Chatsworth, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(818) 717-1885 21053 Devonshire St. #104
Chatsworth, CA 91311
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Jon O. Markarian
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Beverly Hills, CA Business Law Attorney
(310) 928-9991 9025 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 500
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Employment and Family
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Steven Robert Lovett
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(818) 999-9397 21860 Burbank Blvd #130
Los Angeles, CA 91367
Business and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Constance Zec Bessada
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Van Nuys, CA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(818) 988-9992 14545 Victory Blvd
Suite 402
Van Nuys, CA 91411
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
Willamette Univ COL
I have a General practice with emphasis on Family Law, including custody, visitation, child and spousal support, property division and domestic violence issues, as well as other aspects of civil law, business and personal injury. By Appointment Only. Note: Any references and endorsements about me do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of your legal matter.
Arash Homampour
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Sherman Oaks, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(323) 658-8077 15303 Ventura Blvd., Suite 1000
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Marta M. Fernandez
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Marta Fernandez advises employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. She represents employers in the health care sector, hospitality, transportation, retail, banking and other service industries. Read More »
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Jim Butler
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Hotel Lawyer

Jim Butler devotes 100% of his practice to hospitality. He is the author of www.HotelLawBlog.com and chairman of JMBM's Global Hospitality Group® which focuses on representing hotel owners, developers, and lenders. Read More »
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Sona A. Tatiyants
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Glendale, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(818) 956-9200 616 E. Glenoaks Blvd.
#203
Glendale, CA 91207
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Southwestern Law School
Sona A. Tatiyants, Esq., LL.M., is the founding principal of Tatiyants Law, P.C. She specializes in estate planning, business transactions, trust administration and probate.
James Phan
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Calabasas, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(888) 588-6982 5010 N. Parkway Calabasas
Suite 101
Calabasas, CA 091302
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Collections and Consumer
James graduated from California State University Northridge with honors and a B.A. in Electronic Media Management. He received his Juris Doctorate from California Western School of Law and is admitted to practice law in the State of California and the State of New Jersey. After admission to the State Bar of California, James served as General Counsel for various entities. James has significant knowledge in the development and implementation of legal protocols and processes geared for the development of small to medium sized businesses. His experience in business law, employment law, tax, contracts, acquisitions, risk prevention and general...
Frederick Steven Schwartz
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(818) 986-2407 15303 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Business, Asbestos, Consumer and Employment
Whittier Coll School of Law
For over 20 years, Frederick S. Schwartz has worked diligently to insure that his clients receive the best legal representation possible. As a former insurance company defense attorney, Frederick S. Schwartz has valuable insight into the mindset and frame of reference of the insurance company's adjusters and lawyers. This gives his clients a big advantage in the negotiation, litigation, and settlement process. If you have suffered a serious injury, been treated unfairly or been denied a benefit or right, call the Law Offices of Frederick S. Schwartz to receive personal legal representation that you can trust
Geoffrey George Melkonian
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(818) 784-6084 15260 Ventura Blvd
Suite 1740
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and DUI
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Stephen Marc Truppe
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Sherman Oaks, CA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(818) 995-7207 13547 Ventura Blvd #101
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Business and Personal Injury
Whittier Coll School of Law
Prior to becoming a lawyer in 1977, I work for an a major earth moving equipment manufacturer and seller. There I learned something of equipment financing and collection. I learned more of the industry and because a service manager. I learned the economics of heavy industry, equipment financing, construction, warranty, and some construction.

As a lawyer I had a wide range of experience including divorce, collection, commercial litigation, international business relations, business formation, real estate acquisition, financing, corporate acquisition, business and personal injury litigation. I had mentors in and have worked in personal injury, subrogation, real estate...
Nima Farahani
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Sherman Oaks, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(818) 999-4242 15233 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 408
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Business, Civil Rights, Employment and Real Estate
Univ of West Los Angeles
We are aggressive and relentless trial lawyers fighting for our clients’ rights in order to make them whole. At Campbell & Farahani, LLP, we have the resources and the passion and zeal to provide a remedy for those that have been harmed as a result of the acts of financially stronger wrongdoers.
Nathaniel Lancashire Marston
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West Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(310) 557-9005 6520 Platt Avenue
351
West Hills, CA 91307
Business, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Mitchell Scott Brachman
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Sherman Oaks, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(818) 817-3600 15303 Ventura Blvd
Suite 1400
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Business and Real Estate
American U Washington COL
Representation of homeowners associations throughout Southern California. Business litigation matters of a complex nature and entertainment litigation.
Jeffrey David Horowitz
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Sherman Oaks, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(818) 907-8000 14156 Magnolia Blvd Ste 200
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Business, Construction, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Experienced construction and real estate attorney. Represent contractors, subcontractors, property owners and sureties on matters such as mechanics liens and breach of contract. Represent property owners with boundary disputes, quiet title matters, partition actions, ownership disputes and eminent domain. Represent licensed contractors having administrative issues with the CSLB. Can handle trials, arbitration, mediation, settlement conferences, and appeals.
Siamak Pishvaee JD, MBA
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Bel Air, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(310) 694-8080 2934 1/2 Beverly Glen Circle, #269
Bel Air, CA 90077
Business and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Lara R. Leitner
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Land Use Litigation

Lara Leitner handles legal matters involving CEQA, NEPA, RLUIPA, environmental law, and litigation. Read More »
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Guy Maisnik
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Guy Maisnik has strong expertise in hotels and finance representing buyers, sellers, lenders, opportunity funds, special servicers, REITs and developers in hotel transactions. Read More »
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Daniel L. Warshaw
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Sherman Oaks, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(818) 788-8300 15165 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 400
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Business, Antitrust, Consumer and Employment
Whittier Coll School of Law
Daniel L. Warshaw is a civil litigator and trial lawyer focusing on Complex Litigation, Class Actions, Employment law, Business Litigation, Product Liability, Unfair Competition Law and Consumer Protection. Mr. Warshaw is a member of the State Bar of California; U.S. District Court, Central District of California; U.S. District Court, Northern District of California; U.S. District Court, Southern District of California; and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He attended the University of Southern California (B.S., 1992); Whittier College School of Law (J.D., 1996). Daniel L. Warshaw has attained Martindale-Hubbell's highest rating (AV) for legal ability and ethical standards. Member: Los Angeles...
Kenneth Sargoy
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(310) 472-7113 815 Moraga Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Business, Divorce and Employment
Whittier Coll School of Law
Kenneth J. Sargoy attended New York University and graduated from the New School for Social Research in 1971. Ken worked as a social worker in New York City before moving to California where in 1981 he earned a Juris Doctor Degree from Whittier College School of Law. During law school, Ken was a member of the Dean’s List, recipient of the Neil Deitch Memorial Award for Scholastic Achievement, and Notes and Comments Editor of the Whittier Law Review. In 1981, Ken was voted Outstanding Law Review Member. Also during law school, Ken served as extern to the...
Abbas Hadjian
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(818) 783-3330 15250 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Business and Personal Injury
Univ of LaVerne COL
Lesli Ann Masoner
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Studio City, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(818) 769-9317 12400 Ventura Blvd., #334
Suite 334
Studio City, CA 91604
Business
Univ of LaVerne COL
Philip Charles Greenwald
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 56 years experience
(818) 986-7445 16147 Royal Oak Rd
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Business and Personal Injury
UCLA School of Law
Victor Segura
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Panorama City, CA Business Law Lawyer
(818) 714-2060 14500 Roscoe Blvd. Suite 400
Panorama City, CA 91402
Business, Construction, Divorce and Family
Louis Jacobs
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(310) 473-5037 11693 San Vicente Blvd #318
Los Angeles, CA 90049
Business, Collections, Divorce and Family
Western State Univ
Yuri Voronin
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(818) 906-9900 14011 Ventura Blvd Ste 212W
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Sherman Oaks, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
Business, Bankruptcy and Collections
Loyola Law School
Thomas Noel Cano
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 50 years experience
(818) 225-0400 23161 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91364
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Criminal
UCLA School of Law
Eric Palmer
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Sherman Oaks, CA Business Law Attorney
(818) 783-7300 13418 Ventura Blvd.
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423
Business, Construction and Employment
Neil C. Erickson
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I am a dedicated and successful business law attorney. I provide exceptional advice and representation for a wide array of business related matters! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Gerald S. Ohn
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California Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience

University of Michigan Law SchoolCalifornia
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Khashayar Eshraghi
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(818) 785-0400 6320 Van Nuys Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91401
Business
Brooklyn Law School
Joann R Deutch
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer
(818) 753-9922 12522 Moorpark Street
Los Angeles, CA 91604
Business
Elizabeth Yang
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Monterey Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(877) 492-6452 199 West Garvey Ave
Suite #201
Monterey Park, CA 91754
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Family and IP
University of La Verne College of Law
Elizabeth Yang has been practicing law since 2007 and specializes in Intellectual Property Law, including Patent, Copyright and Trademark Prosecution and Litigation; Business Law, including corporate entity formation, contract drafting, contract disputes, litigation; and Family Law, including divorce, child custody, child support, alimony, and asset division. She is fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Elizabeth was admitted to the United States Patent & Trademark office in 2007. At the age of 19, she earned her Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from UC Berkeley in two and a half years. In 2011, Elizabeth founded Yang & Wang, P.C., a boutique...
Ivan Jose Parron Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(310) 598-3550 1999 Avenue of the Stars Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Florida International University and Florida State University College of Law
Mr. Parron has over 20+ years of executive and legal experience in the television, music and motion picture industries. He is the immediate past-chair of the Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section, a board member of the Miami-Dade County Film & Entertainment Advisory Board and an elected Grammy Governor of the Recording Academy. Prior to opening his law firm and his tenure at Universal Music Group as in-house attorney, Mr. Parron served as CEO & founder of Ritmoteca.com, Inc., the worlds first legal source for downloadable Latin music via the Internet and mobile networks. Mr. Parron is...
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 11400 West Olympic Boulevard
Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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Victor J. Yoo
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 553-8000 2049 Century Park E
#3850
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Southwestern University School of Law
Mr. Yoo's practice focuses on tax and bankruptcy litigation. He has represented clients in both criminal and civil cases against the California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has handled matters including IRS and sales tax audits, tax fraud investigations, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and innocent spouse claims. Mr. Yoo also represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including tax bankruptcy cases.
Mitchell A. Port
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(310) 935-0572 9054 Cresta Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Southwestern University School of Law
Mitchell A. Port is an attorney in Los Angeles specializing in four areas of law: Tax Controversies, California Probate, Estate Planning, and Business Transactions. He began his career as a lawyer with the IRS national office in Washington D.C, where he worked on tax collection and litigation matters. He later worked at two noted local law firms where he further developed his tax controversy skills and represented clients in estate planning, probate, and business transactions. Mitch is a former Internal Revenue Service revenue/collection officer. After gaining the skills, knowledge and experience, Mitch founded the Law Office of Mitchell A. Port. As...
Matthew Swanlund
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(310) 486-6958 12777 W Jefferson Blvd
Building D, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Trademarks
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Based in Los Angeles, I assist individuals and businesses throughout Southern California and the nation with a diverse range of entertainment law matters, from contract negotiations to intellectual property protection. My clients comprise celebrities, artists, sports figures and performers, along with businesses and government entities. I am committed to offering each of these clients tailored, effective solutions by applying my 15 years of experience at a large law firm to every case. I regularly help my clients negotiate the production, distribution and licensing of their art, motion pictures, software and other products. I also assist creative artists in registering...
Elroy Schneider
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Westlake Village, CA Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(805) 764-6370 2945 Townsgate Road
Suite 200
Westlake Village, CA 93036
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Roy Schneider's areas of practice include business planning, entity formation, mergers, acquisitions and sales of businesses, employment law, contracts, transactional matters of all kinds, real estate transactions, homeowners associations, non-profit law and estate planning. Business & Corporate Transactions Roy advises and represents companies and entrepreneurs with a broad range of business related services. He advises his clients on business law, start-up assistance related to the choice and formation of an entity, the protection of a trademark or license agreement and regularly assists with buying or selling a business. Roy prepares contracts of all types with the view...
Cheryl L Hodgson
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(310) 623-3515 100 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 940
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Business, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and Trademarks
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Cheryl Hodgson offers a unique combination of legal expertise and practical business experience based upon years of experience in the music industry at a manager, agent, and music publisher. Expert in litigation of matters pertaining to contractual disputes, artist rights, trademarks, copyrights, Cheryl uses her courtroom expertise not only as a litigator but as a mediator in cases involving trademarks copyrights and entertainment related matters. Years in the courtroom provide her clients with strong advocacy for in business transactions, calculated to seal the deal, while minimizing future risks. Hodgson has been certified for...
Jill R. Skinner
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Jill Skinner focuses on estate and gift tax planning, and trust administration. She advises on living trusts, insurance trusts, and qualified personal residence trusts. Read More »
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Desiree DeSurra
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California Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience

Desiree DeSurra is an Associate with JMBM's Taxation and Trusts and Estates group in Los Angeles. Read More »
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