Richmond, California Business Lawyers

Robert B. Kaplan
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Creditors' Rights Lawyer

Bob Kaplan represents banks, securitized lenders, leasing companies, real estate loan servicers, and corporations in cases involving Commercial Code issues, real property transactions, and Chapter 11 cases. Read More »
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Kate Sagers
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Kate Sagers counsels business owners in in Americans with Disabilities (ADA) issues and defends them in ADA litigation. Read More »
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Jodi Smith
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Environmental and Land Use Lawyer

Jodi Smith represents developers, commercial property owners, manufacturers, and others, in a range of permitting, compliance and enforcement issues, including California Prop. 65. Read More »
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Stuart K. Tubis
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business and ADA Litigation

Stuart Tubis is a civil litigator representing businesses in a wide range of matters, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims and intellectual property disputes. Read More »
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John Ward Schilt
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Point Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(510) 234-2808 145 Park Place
Suite A
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Len Watkins
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Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(510) 237-6916 125 Park Place
Suite 210
Richmond, CA 94801
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust, Bankruptcy and IP
University of San Francisco School of Law
A resident of Oakland, Len spent much of his legal career with prestigious, top-ranked, San Francisco law firms. Mr. Watkins brings the same level of expertise, and standard of excellence, to his practice in the East Bay. Focusing on consumer bankruptcy and business law, Mr. Watkins’ depth of experience and training include: A Masters of Business Administration, concentrating on finance, from the University of California, at Davis A stock brokerage license (inactive) from the National Association of Securities Dealers A California Real Estate Broker’s license Previous Experience Business Attorney Norris & Norris (now...
Point Richmond, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(510) 234-2808 145 Park Pl Ste A
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Business and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Richmond, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(510) 237-3700 3700 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94805
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
U of San Francisco School of Law
Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(510) 778-1389 47 Harbor View Dr
Richmond, CA 94804
Business and Environmental
Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(415) 730-6289 865 Marina Bay Pkwy Ste 43
Richmond, CA 94804
Business and Collections
U.C. Berkeley, Boalt Hall
Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(510) 813-7630 51 Washington Ave
Ste 201
Richmond, CA 94801
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(510) 289-0940 6377 Highland Ave
Richmond, CA 94805
Business and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(510) 540-0550 1414 Harbour Way S
Ste 1901
Richmond, CA 94804
Business and Environmental
Columbia Law School
Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 32 years experience
(510) 230-4933 454 Dimm St
Richmond, CA 94805
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
U of San Francisco School of Law
Elina Tilman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Elina Tilman Taylor Burras represents employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, hiring, wage and hour, and other issues. Read More »
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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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Point Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(510) 234-5155 1160 Brickyard Cove Rd #201
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Business
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Point Richmond, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(510) 233-2230 36 Nicholl Ave
Point Richmond, CA 94801
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Albany, CA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(510) 860-5919 1050 Kains Ave. #A1
Albany, CA 94706
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, Elder and Entertainment & Sports
Marquette University Law School and Marquette University Law School
Jennifer R. Lovko
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(510) 859-7377 1061 Eastshore Highway, Suite 206
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business, Consumer, Employment and Medical Malpractice
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Rae has extensive experience, having successfully represented hundreds of clients throughout her career. At Lovko & King, her focus is on providing client-focused representation at an affordable price.
Kathleen Hunt
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El Cerrito, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(510) 289-2288 6002 Barrett Ave
El Cerrito, CA 94530
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Hastings College of Law
Donald Hastings Read
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 50 years experience
(510) 409-4927 982 Santa Barbara Rd
Berkeley, CA 94707
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
New York University School of Law and Columbia Law School
Reece R. Halpern
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Albany, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(510) 527-4337 1534 Solano Ave.
Albany, CA 94707
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Boston College Law School
Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(510) 843-6060 2141 Emerson St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Consumer, Estate Planning and Insurance Claims
Golden Gate University School of Law
Lynn Sherrell is in solo-practice in Berkeley California, following a dozen years in San Francisco law firms practicing personal injury, products' liability and worker's compensation law. Lynn has achieved a Specialization in Estate Planning, Trust and Probate Law of the State Bar of California Department of Legal Specialization. Lynn is client oriented and serves individuals, families, small businesses and small owner investors in many aspects of civil law and litigation. When you need an advocate on your side, get a woman on your case. Lynn is a graduate of Golden Gate University Law School with an emphasis in public interest...
Eric Sternberger
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 453-9433 1101 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business, IP, International and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Eric Sternberger is a partner of Ragghianti Freitas LLP. Mr. Sternberger acts as outside general counsel to corporations, LLC's and partnerships with an emphasis on business and corporate transactions including entity selection, succession planning, joint ventures, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, secured financing, licensing, and real estate matters. His representative clients include technology and intellectual property driven companies, shipping, construction, advertising/branding, web based, and the real estate and healthcare industries. Mr. Sternberger's business counseling also includes advising directors, officers, and managers regarding business strategies, consensus building and corporate governance. Additionally, he advises shareholders and LLC interest holders regarding...
Janelle J. Smith
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(510) 398-0733 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
I help clients with their employment, business, and start-up needs. I also represent clients involved in civil litigation. Please contact me to find out how I can help you with your legal needs.
Taylor N. Burras
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Law

Taylor Burras represents employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, reduction in workforce, hiring, leaves of absence, and wage and hour issues. Read More »
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Stephen M. Fuerch
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Business Law Attorney! Skilled Legal Counsel!

For over 35 years, I have passionately worked to advocate for the rights and interests of business clients. I am committed to the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for information, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Valerie Kraml
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
2625 Alcatraz Ave
319
Berkeley, CA 94705
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Estate Planning and Family
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Scott Randall Dallas
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 649-6900 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business
UC Hastings COL
Sean Hogle
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 287-3207 Lerman Law Building
802 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business, Antitrust, Communications and Employment
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Sean's law practice is focused primarily on technology ventures, such as software, wireless telecommunications, and Internet-related companies, as well as firms in the visual effects, concept art and emerging media space. Sean's seventeen years of diverse legal experience make him well-suited to act as a "virtual general counsel" to his venture clients, guiding such enterprises through the complex legal and regulatory environment of the United States and abroad--and in all stages of growth, from founding to IPO. Having closed countless complex technology transactions with numerous Fortune 100 companies worldwide, Sean has become the consummate deal lawyer, bringing to the table an...
Bruce Emerson Methven
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(510) 649-4019 2232 6th St
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business, Antitrust, Communications and Entertainment & Sports
Boalt Hall (U.C. Berkeley)
Eric Francis Pierson
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(917) 940-0202 4096 Piedmont Avenue, #701
Oakland, CA 94611
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and IP
Stanford University
Eric Pierson is a practical and results-oriented generalist attorney with over twenty years of law firm and in-house experience and a proven track record of success as a strategic business partner and trusted advisor.

Prior to starting his own firm, Eric spent over twelve years in-house in New York as a corporate generalist and lead U.S. attorney supporting the Americas division of Mitsui, a Fortune Global 500 Japanese multinational conglomerate. Previously he practiced at San Francisco-based McCutchen, Doyle, Brown & Enersen and its successor firm, Bingham McCutchen, for ten years, primarily as a litigator focused on intellectual property and contract...
Edward Lewis Blum
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Berkley, CA Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(510) 452-4400 1600 Shattuck Ave Ste 225
Berkley, CA 94709
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of California, Davis, School of Law
45 years experience as litigation and business counsel; 20 years experience as court appointed and private mediator of business and real estate disputes; Martindale AV-rated; SuperLawyers
Greg L Beattie
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(510) 550-8605 2030 Addison Street
Suite 650
Berkeley, CA 94704
Business, IP and Securities
Harvard Law School
Greg Beattie practices corporate and technology law, and represents a broad spectrum of hardware, software and internet based companies, food and beverage companies including several wineries, cleantech/greentech companies and a variety of other distribution, retail, service, and manufacturing concerns, often serving as their general counsel. Greg graduated from Harvard Law School in 1980 (J.D., cum laude) and from Stanford University (highest honors) in 1976. His started his career at Cooley Godward, and has served as General Counsel of UB Networks, a pioneering Silicon Valley tech company, chair of the Venture and Technology Practice Group at Reed Smith,...
Timothy Michael Hamilton
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(415) 570-7694 50 Francisco Street, Suite 460
San Francisco, CA 94133
Business, Education, Elder and Medical Malpractice
Loyola Law School
Arthur J. Obolsky
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer
(510) 990-5965 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
Michael Pierce Singsen
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(415) 552-1177 1404 Summit Road
Berkeley, CA 94708
Business, Consumer, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Kerry Shapiro
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Mining and Natural Resources Lawyer

Kerry Shapiro is the Chairman of JMBM's Mining & Natural Resources Group and represents the mining, construction and building materials industries on mineral extraction and land development projects Read More »
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Bryan W. Dillon
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California Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience

Bryan is one of a small number of attorneys in the state of California to be certified as a Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law, by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He currently serves... Read More »
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Thomas V. Roland
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BERKELEY, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(510) 841-1500 1830 Berkeley Way
BERKELEY, CA 94703
Business, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
U of San Francisco School of Law
Leonard Arlan Rifkind
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Greenbrae, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 785-7988 100 Drake's Landing Road, Suite 260
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Zachary Epstein
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(510) 841-4500 1919 Addison St Ste 105
Berkeley, CA 94704
Business
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Sanford Michael Cipinko
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(415) 302-8467 55 Francisco St
San Francisco, CA 94133
Business and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Stephen Fredrick Henry
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(510) 898-1883 2625 Alcatraz Ave,. No. 615
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Appeals, Civil Rights and Employment
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Maeve Katherine Bergman
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(510) 704-9200 2721 Shattuck Avenue
No. 223
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law, Golden Gate University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
George Joseph Frost
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(510) 647-8863 2930 Magnolia St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Antitrust, Communications and IP
UC Hastings COL
Ellen Frances McDonald
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
2843 Prince St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Philip Robb
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Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(415) 332-3831 591 Redwood Hwy
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business and Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Alex P. Moskovitz
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 816-1200 2039 Shattuck Avenue
Suite 406
Berkeley, CA 94704
Business, Estate Planning and Patents
Richard A. Rogan
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Creditors' Rights Lawyer

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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Paige Simmons Esq.
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Helping businesses face all legal challenges, from contract law and beyond.

Paige Simmons guides clients toward resolutions that help establish and maintain the health of their business venture. Read More »
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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.