San Jose, California Business Lawyers

Robert G. Harris
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California Business Law Attorney with Extensive Experience and Skill! Call Now!

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William L. Bretschneider
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Dedicated, Skilled & Strategic Business Law Counsel & Legal Representation!

I am an experienced, aggressive, and results-oriented business law attorney. I work tirelessly to meet the legal needs and goals of my clients! Visit my website to see reviews and results, or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Alan Scott Nopar
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Experienced Business Law Attorney! Skilled, Knowledgeable, Dedicated! Call Now!

I am a determined and experienced real estate and business lawyer. I provide exceptional legal counsel and transaction services to help you succeed! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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David Blaise Rao
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Experienced Business Lawyer! Dedicated to Aggressive Counsel & Representation!

For over 30 years, I have been successfully advising businesses in legal matters. I am committed to the best possible results for business law needs! Visit my website for representative cases. Call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jennifer Louise Mispagel
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 286-9800 70 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jennifer Mispagel focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate. Jennifer received her Juris Doctorate and her Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University in 2008. After completing her first year at Santa Clara University School of Law, Jennifer spent a summer in Tokyo studying the Japanese legal system and interning for a local law firm. When she returned to school, she enrolled in Santa Clara’s MBA program to complement her legal education. Jennifer received both the Witkin and CALI Awards in Community Property as well as the American Bankruptcy...
Jingming 'James' Cai
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(408) 436-0789 1754 Technology Drive Suite 122
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationBusiness and Immigration
Temple University Beasley School of Law
James Cai founded SAC Attorneys, LLP after serving as in-house legal counsel for Yahoo! Inc. His practice focuses on corporate law, immigration, employment and estate planning. Mr. Cai believes in relationship lawyering and has a client-driven practice. He practices law the old fashioned way - giving each client this full attention with prompt responses, thorough research and analysis, aggressive representation and careful attention to details, in both transactional and litigation matters. As a result, most of his clients are repeat and long term clients, including individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations and public companies. Before founding SAC Attorneys, LLP,...
Matthew G. Grech
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 214-0385 111 North Market St.
Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
St. Thomas University School of Law
As an attorney, Matthew Grech began his career as a civil litigator. From there Mr. Grech transitioned into estate planning and probate & estate administration. As an estate planning/administration attorney Mr. Grech has assisted numerous clients manage trust and estate administrations from inception to closing, as well as guiding and facilitating the planning process. It was during this time that Mr. Grech realized that a number of his clients’ family members and friends were facing mounting financial troubles in the wake of The Great Recession. It was this realization that motivated Mr. Grech to begin practicing bankruptcy law, which...
Jeffrey K Nielsen
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 6 years experience
(408) 294-9700 84 West Santa Clara St. #540
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Western State University College of Law
With over 5 years of experience, I understand the challenges facing families when they begin to contemplate their future. I know that you want to make sure that you are leaving your loved ones in a good place, and I want to help you develop a comprehensive estate plan that allows you to achieve your specific objectives.

I offer customized Estate Plans tailored to each client's needs. I have dealt with estates of all different sizes. Even if you feel that it is unnecessary for you to create an estate plan, you may have more assets than you realize. Certainly,...
Steven Edward Springer
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(888) 490-9852 95 South Market Street, Ste. 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, Employment and Family
Santa Clara University
Help small to medium size companies navigate through a wide variety of legal challenges: formation, funding, governmental impediments, operational legal planning, merger and acquisition, employee relations, and labor compliance. All with the goal of litigation avoidance. Litigation in all California state courts and the Northern and Eastern U.S. District Courts of California.
Mark R. Figueiredo Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Employment, Landlord Tenant and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
Steven Michael Fink
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(408) 256-2979 160 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 1180
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Civil Rights and Employment
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Though he began his career practicing Entertainment Law in Los Angeles, Mr. Fink and his wife traded the glamour of Hollywood for the San Jose area' s charms. That early exposure to big city, high-pressure civil cases has served him well, particularly when dealing with the complex issues involved in contemporary employment cases. Mr. Fink is a partner in Mesirow & Fink, a small but energetic and creative law firm founded in 1976. Mr. Fink is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall, and he has six times been selected by San Jose Magazine as one of the...
Frederick William Schwinn
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(408) 294-6100 1435 Koll Circle, Suite 104
San Jose, CA 95112-4610
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Consumer
Washburn University School of Law
Fred W. Schwinn is a licensed attorney admitted to practice in the States of California and Kansas. Fred is the shareholder and owner of the Consumer Law Center, Inc. His practice is dedicated exclusively to representing consumer debtors in bankruptcy, stopping predatory and abusive consumer lending practices, and protecting consumers from illegal debt collection activity.

In 1997, Fred graduated from Washburn University School of Law in Topeka, Kansas where he organized and volunteered at the law school's Volunteer Income Tax Assistance site. While other law students were training in the law school's legal clinic, Fred began his legal career in...
Lisa Intrieri Caputo
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(408) 280-0535 333 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 700
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Santa Clara University
Lisa joined Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling in 1994 and became a Partner in 1999. She earned her law degree from Santa Clara University. Lisa devotes much of her time to cases involving wealth transfer planning, business succession, tax planning, tax litigation, charitable planning, and a variety of other trust and probate matters. She has published a variety of legal treatises and presented her work before the U.S. Senate Finance Committee and Treasure Dept. Lisa frequently speaks and educates the public regarding estate and tax planning issues. She consistently ranks as one of the top lawyers in her field.
Bernard Vogel III
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Securities and Tax
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Los Angeles
Leizel Ching Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience

The University of Chicago Law SchoolCalifornia
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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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Edward A. Kraus
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Criminal, Employment and Environmental
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Leizel Ching Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
The University of Chicago Law School
Da Zhuang
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
Ryan Dewey Griffin
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(408) 998-7211 181 Devine Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Bankruptcy, Foreclosure Defense and Insurance Claims
California Western School of Law
I maintain offices in San Jose and Sacramento where I run a general practice with a focus on bankruptcy. Call for a chapter 7, 13 or 11 bankruptcy consultation, or contact us with your issues related to small business, real estate, or personal injury.
David Duperrault
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Bankruptcy, IP and Real Estate
University of Michigan Law School
Ethan Solove Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business and Real Estate
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Clarence Joseph Ferrari Jr
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 59 years experience
(408) 280-0535 333 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 700
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Stanford University
Clarence J. Ferrari is a founding partner of Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling. He primarily handles cases involving business and tax planning, with an emphasis on business planning and wealth transfer for families, individuals, and closely-held companies. He has extensive knowledge and hands-on experience in business transfers, generation-skipping transfers, creating sophisticated estate plans, charitable trusts, life insurance trusts, and more. Mr. Ferrari also understands the state and federal tax implications regarding estate plans and business transactions. He is a certified specialist in taxation.
Brett Bunnell Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business
University of Cincinnati College of Law
Lawrence Michael Boesch
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SAN JOSE, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(408) 421-8297 12 S. First Street, Ste. 600
P.O. Box 796
SAN JOSE, CA 95113
Business and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Richard Gary Burt
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(408) 286-7333 10 Almaden Blvd # 1250
San Jose, CA 95113
Business and Real Estate
George Washington Univ LS
Michael William Malter
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Dedicated & Experienced Business Law Attorney! Aggressive Legal Representation!

I have provided determined and skilled advocacy for business law needs for over 35 years. I am committed to exceptional counsel and representation! Visit my website to see representative cases, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Nicolas De Lancie
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Commercial Finance Lawyer

Nicolas De Lancie represents banks and other financial entities in creditors' rights, bankruptcy matters, commercial credit and commercial real estate finance transactions. Read More »
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Alan Scott Nopar
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(408) 288-6800 111 N Market St
#300
San Jose, CA 95113
Business and Real Estate
Stanford Law School
John Michael Ottoboni
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 47 years experience
(408) 280-0535 333 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 700
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Education and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
John M. Ottoboni is a former partner one of the founders of Ferrari Ottoboni Caputo & Wunderling. He became Of Counsel to the firm in 2007. He completed his law degree from University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall School of Law. Mr. Ottoboni is admitted to practice law in all California courts and certain federal district courts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals and U.S. Supreme Court. John is married to his wife, Nancy, and is the proud father of five children and seven grandchildren. Mr. Ottoboni currently lives in Monte Sereno.
Julie Bonnel-Rogers Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Louis Spitters
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
96 North Third Street, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Insurance Claims
Washington University School of Law
Valary Anne Miller
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(408) 800-5791 777 N 1st St
Suite 325
San Jose, CA 95112
Business, Consumer and Estate Planning
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Solution oriented attorney who specializes in Business, Estate Planning, and Consumer Finance Law, offering a proven background of advising large and small businesses. My goals in working with clients is to drive business operations, team building, company governance, and regulatory compliance for small companies, and individuals. Experience in same at: Lincoln Law School of San Jose, Credit.com, A&W Properties, WAP Forum, and eCycle, Inc, and General Electric. Actively collaborates with public- / private-sector officials, senior-level executives, leadership peers, stakeholders, and / or clients to analyze needs while identifying challenges and resolving legal / business issues...
Kathryn E. Barrett
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Bankruptcy, Employment and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Brian Stanton Case
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(714) 540-3636 95 S. Market St.
Third Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Collections, Construction and Real Estate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Marc G. van Niekerk
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, IP and Trademarks
University of Texas - Austin and University of Cape Town, South Africa (Maritime Law and South African Income Tax Law)
David Charles Burgess
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(408) 979-7800 1800 Hamilton Ave, Suite 240
San Jose, CA 95125
Business, Real Estate and Tax
Stanford Law School
Mr. Burgess is a partner of the Business Law Group. His practice focuses on the needs of small and medium sized businesses. His goal is to listen carefully to his clients, recognizing that each person and business is different. He then seeks to fashion practical, creative, and cost effective solutions to best fit each client's particular circumstances. He is able to offer the personal attention, customized service, and efficiency that often are lacking from the mega law firms. Mr. Burgess seeks to build long-term relationships with clients, becoming a key member of their business teams. To that end, he...
Michael W. Stebbins
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Employment and IP
Santa Clara University
Joshua Haevernick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Joshua Haevernick focuses on commercial litigation and represents businesses in design and construction defects, suretyship issues, professional negligence, breach of contract, and other matters. Read More »
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Bernard Vogel III
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Exceptional Business & Tax Law Counsel & Legal Advocacy! Experienced & Skilled!

I am an aggressive and skilled tax and business law attorney. I am dedicated to providing outstanding service and legal representation! Visit my website for testimonials and case results, and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Quynh-Anh V. Nguyen
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Mark Walter Hostetter
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
181 Devine Street
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Employment, Personal Injury and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Attorney Mark Hostetter has earned a reputation for creatively using complex law as a means to solve problems and achieve his clients' goals. Mr. Hostetter is proud to note that many of his clients are small business owners, immigrants, and people with disabilities asserting their civil rights. Mr. Hostetter is able to keep fees reasonable as an independent practitioner. However, we also have a network of top attorneys with whom we may associate if a case is unusually complex or goes all the way to trial, as in our recent discrimination case against the U.S. Department...
Rebecca Charlene McCracken Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Real Estate
Vermont Law School
Laurence Louis Spitters Jr
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(408) 293-0463 96 North Third Street, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Insurance Claims
Washington University
Joseph Clark Melino J.D.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(408) 275-1955 111 N. Market Street, Suite 300
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Real Estate
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Real Estate & Business Planning and Litigation: Multi-unit Residential, Commercial, R&D and Industrial projects. Litigation regarding interest in, and preparation of Condominium Projects. Planning and Litigation regarding Manufactured Homes. Litigation and planning for contractors.
Jonathan Alan Blau
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(408) 288-6800 111 N Market St
#300
San Jose, CA 95113
Business and IP
Stanford Law School
Jeffrey Lawson
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Environmental and Real Estate
University of California - Los Angeles
Michael J. Shea
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Communications, Employment and Real Estate
Harvard Law School
Jaclyn M. Ford Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Employment and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Ryan Penhallegon Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of Washington
Christian P. Binder
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Knowledgeable California Business Law Attorney! Exceptional Advice & Advocacy!

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Stephen S. Wu
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Experienced & Successful California Business & Information Technology Lawyer!

I am a knowledgeable and skilled California business law attorney. I am committed to obtaining the best possible outcomes for your legal needs! Visit my website to see reviews and results, or call for a consultation! 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.

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Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.