Richmond, California Business Lawyers

David Cincotta
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Land Use Lawyer

David Cincotta specializes in obtaining land use entitlements for large commercial, mixed-use and residential developments in San Francisco and throughout Northern California.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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...
John Ward Schilt
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Point Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 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
Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(510) 237-2618 54 Railroad Ave
Richmond, CA 94801
Business, Divorce, Family and Personal Injury
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
San Pablo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(510) 222-5500 3260 Blume Dr
San Pablo, CA 94806
Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
San Pablo, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(510) 758-2001 3260 Blume Dr
San Pablo, CA 94806
Business and Real Estate
U of San Francisco School of Law
Richmond, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 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 49 years experience
(510) 620-5043 1689 Regatta Blvd
Richmond, CA 94804
Business and International
UC Hastings COL
Richmond, CA Business Law Attorney with 65 years experience
(510) 237-3700 3700 Barrett Ave
Richmond, CA 94805
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Maxwell Charles Livingston Esq.
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Albany, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 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 18 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.
Kevin R. Martin
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Getting you back to business.

Over his 18 years of practice in the Bay Area, Kevin Martin has developed a reputation as a fair- minded but tough negotiator representing client’s interests in intellectual property, business, real... 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.
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Kathleen Hunt
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El Cerrito, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 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 49 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
Lynn Margaret Sherrell
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 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...
Janelle J. Smith
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 6 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.
Sean Hogle
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 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...
Greg L Beattie
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 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,...
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
Eric Sternberger
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 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...
Ben Irwin Hamburg
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(510) 985-2600 2625 Alcatraz Ave
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Employment and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Ben Hamburg provides mediation services to parties seeking to resolve their disputes without the risk inherent in proceeding through trial, and additionally provides services as an arbitrator. Ben has had significant success in resolving some of the most difficult cases utilizing creative solutions. Ben also represents parties in litigation and transactional matters.
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
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.
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Joseph N. Demko
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Trial Lawyer

Joe Demko is a trial lawyer who handles complex commercial business litigation. He represents lenders, creditors, property owners, limited liability companies, Board members, trustees and beneficiaries of trusts.
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Bruce Emerson Methven
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(510) 649-4019 2232 6th St
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business, Antitrust, Communications and Entertainment & Sports
Boalt Hall (U.C. Berkeley)
Arthur J. Obolsky
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer
(510) 990-5965 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business, Construction, Consumer and Employment
University of San Diego School of Law
Timothy Michael Hamilton
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 570-7694 50 Francisco Street, Suite 460
San Francisco, CA 94133
Business, Education, Elder and Medical Malpractice
Loyola Law School
Eric Francis Pierson
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 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...
Scott Randall Dallas
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(510) 649-6900 1808 Sixth Street
Berkeley, CA 94710
Business
UC Hastings COL
Leonard Arlan Rifkind
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Greenbrae, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 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
Edward Lewis Blum
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Berkley, CA Business Law Attorney with 46 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
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
George Joseph Frost
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(510) 647-8863 2930 Magnolia St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business, Antitrust, Communications and IP
UC Hastings COL
Philip Robb
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Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(415) 332-3831 591 Redwood Hwy
Mill Valley, CA 94941
Business and Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
An Nguyen Ruda
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

An Nguyen Ruda represents management and employers in a full range of labor and employment matters including litigation, advice and counseling, and administrative matters.
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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.
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John Thomas Hightower
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(510) 388-5018 6419 Mystic St
Oakland, CA 94618
Business and Personal Injury
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Sanford Michael Cipinko
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 302-8467 55 Francisco St
San Francisco, CA 94133
Business and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
Alex P. Moskovitz
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(510) 816-1200 2039 Shattuck Avenue
Suite 406
Berkeley, CA 94704
Business, Estate Planning and Patents
Ellen Frances McDonald
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
2843 Prince St
Berkeley, CA 94705
Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Thomas V. Roland
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BERKELEY, CA Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(510) 841-1500 1830 Berkeley Way
BERKELEY, CA 94703
Business, Appeals, Criminal and Divorce
U of San Francisco School of Law
Maeve Katherine Bergman
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Berkeley, CA Business Law Attorney with 12 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
Jeffrey Howard Lerman
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(415) 454-0455 802 B St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(800) 510-3916 505 14th Street
Suite 900
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Attorney Shahrestani offers intense, intelligent, and attentive legal representation to individual and business clients in high-stakes, high conflict, and time sensitive litigation, negotiation, and transactional matters. Call today to set a Phone Consultation to discuss your concerns: 800-510-3916.

Fluent Spanish, French, Italian, Farsi.

Serving: San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles County, New York City Metro Area, Boston & Cambridge Metro Areas, Washington DC, Seattle.

(1) BUSINESS & CONTRACTS: Breach of Contract, Fraud, Legal Compliance, Partnerships, Investments, Intellectual Property, Leases, Foreclosures

(2) CRIMINAL DEFENSE: Felony, Misdemeanors, Juvenile Matters, Violent Crimes, Sex Crimes, White Collar, Appeals

(3) DIVORCE & CUSTODY: High Conflict Divorce, Custody & Visitation, Restraining...
Pierre Zado
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 7 years experience
(415) 967-1166 500 2nd Street
First Floor
San Francisco, CA 94107
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Consumer and IP
Valparaiso University
As a corporate & intellectual property attorney, I counsel clients on various technology and intellectual property matters. Prior to law school, I worked in various industries including finance, risk management and consumer electronics. I then pursued my JD/MBA as a CLEO fellow of the Indiana Supreme Court. After my first year in law school, I worked as a summer associate in the Office of General Counsel at Duke Energy in Indianapolis. During my second year, I interned at the Federal Trade Commission Bureau of Consumer Affairs in Chicago. That summer, I interned at the United States Attorneys Office, Tax...
Ryan B. Noory
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 4 years experience
(415) 797-7266 36th Floor
One Market
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business
Harvard Law School
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James G.  Schwartz
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California Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia and U.S. Federal Court
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Stephen M. Fuerch
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California Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience

University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of LawCalifornia
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Richmond Business Legal Aid & Pro Bono Services

California Lawyers for the Arts
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San Francisco, CA

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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.