San Mateo, 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.
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Peter C. Lagarias Esq.
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California Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience

University of California Hastings College of the Law9th Circuit, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of...
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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.
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Ilya D. Frangos
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney

University of California - Hastings College of the LawCalifornia
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Ronald C. Chauvel
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(650) 573-9500 66 Bovet Road
Suite 280
San Mateo, CA 94402
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Landlord Tenant
UC Hastings COL
After practicing for a successful San Francisco financial district law firm for ten years, Ronald started his own practice in 1988. His primary practice areas include business representation, business formations, conversions, acquisitions, sales and mergers, real estate and transportation law, and estate planning. He specializes in representing small to medium sized entities in various industries, including real estate, transportation and logistics, and start-up technology and commercial enterprises. Estate planning services are provided for business owners and their families.
Kristine Keala Meredith
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(650) 342-6100 247 North San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
Business, Asbestos, Consumer and Insurance Claims
Brigham Young Univ J Reuben Clark LS UT and Howard University School of Law
Kristine Meredith obtained her B.S. with honors from the University of California at Davis and was awarded a scholarship to attend Brigham Young University’s J. Reuben Clark Law School. While in law school, she was awarded the Distinguished Student Service Award and spent a semester at Howard University Law School in Washington, D.C., as a member of the faculty/student diversity exchange.

Before devoting her practice to representing plaintiffs, Kristine represented medical device manufacturers, doctors, and hospitals, serving as part of the national defense counsel teams for medical device manufacturers in multi-district federal litigation cases. She, therefore, has a thorough...
Brett Alcala
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(888) 493-0266 177 Bovet Rd
6th Floor
San Mateo, CA 94402
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Santa Clara University School of Law
Brett Alcala has resolved hundreds of securities disputes through litigation, mediation and arbitration. He routinely represents clients before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Brett Alcala's office is located in the San Francisco Bay Area; however, he has worked with clients across the United States.
Shivani Sutaria
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney
(408) 406-8208 7 W. 41st Ave - #424
San Mateo, CA 94403
Business and Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
Ilya D. Frangos
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(650) 345-8484 411 Borel Ave
#500
San Mateo, CA 94402
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims and Personal Injury
University of California - Hastings College of the Law
Glenn Von Tersch
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(650) 593-2000 1900 S. Norfolk St., Suite 350
San Mateo, CA 94403
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Amy Anne Laughlin
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(650) 343-3486 15 N. ELLSWORTH, SUITE 201
San Mateo, CA 94401
Business, Divorce, Entertainment & Sports and Family
Univ of Michigan Law Sch
Amy Laughlin has been achieving exceptional results for clients since 1992. After graduating with honors from The University of Michigan Law School, Amy joined the San Francisco office of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP. While there, she counseled individuals and corporations in a wide range of complex financial matters. In 2013, Amy opened her own practice where she focuses primarily on divorce, business and entertainment law.
Paul Gerard Minoletti
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(650) 638-9601 Waters Technology Park
1 Waters Park Drive, Suite 98
San Mateo, CA 94403
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
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Juris Dumpis
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(650) 350-1744 66 Bovet Rd
San Mateo, CA 94402
Business, Animal, Appeals and IP
University of San Francisco School of Law
Derek Yu
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(650) 288-1507 400 S El Camino Real
Suite #600
San Mateo, CA 94402
Business
Loyola Law School
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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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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William Henry Holsinger
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(650) 340-7500 247 No. San Mateo Drive
San Mateo, CA 94401
Business, Family, Personal Injury and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
James Samuel Knopf
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(650) 627-9595 951 Mariners Island Blvd., Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94404
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Real Estate
Cornell Univ
Alan Khalfin
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer
(877) 744-4874 220 Baldwin Avenue
San Mateo, CA 94402
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Alan D. Khalfin, Esq. is a transactional attorney with vast experience in law and strategy across a wide range of fields, including technology, estate planning, finance, media, and energy. He is licensed to practice law in California. Mr. Khalfin takes pride in providing companies and individuals with top-notch legal expertise and strategic planning that is both thorough and practical. As part of his practice, he has negotiated hundreds of agreements for clients and has overseen numerous complex international transactions. Mr. Khalfin received his Juris Doctor from Santa Clara University School of Law and is a graduate of the Cornell Law School...
Michael Timothy Carney
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(650) 638-2376 177 Bovet Road
Suite 600
San Mateo, CA 94402
Business and Estate Planning
U of San Francisco School of Law
San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(650) 349-7900 160 Bovet Rd
San Mateo, CA 94402
Business, Collections, Estate Planning and Tax
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(650) 572-7933 2070 Pioneer Ct
San Mateo, CA 94403
Business and Insurance Defense
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(650) 358-9001 155 Bovet Rd
San Mateo, CA 94402
Business and Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(650) 292-2900 231 2nd Ave
San Mateo, CA 94401
Business, Estate Planning, Real Estate and Tax
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(415) 638-2340 177 Bovet Rd
San Mateo, CA 94402
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(650) 326-7287 1900 S Norfolk St
San Mateo, CA 94403
Business, IP and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Jin H. Kim
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Exceptional Business Law Attorney! Protecting Your Rights & Interests!

I am an experienced and dedicated California business attorney. I provide diligent and aggressive advocacy focused on the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for legal information or call for a consultation.
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Dennis J. White
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Finance Lawyer

Dennis White represents lenders in making real estate construction, acquisition, and development loans, including representation of both agents and member banks in large syndicated credits.
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Michael Danko
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Redwood Shores, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(650) 453-3600 333 Twin Dolphin Drive
Suite 145
Redwood Shores, CA 94065
Business, Asbestos, Consumer and Insurance Claims
University of Virginia School of Law
Trial lawyer representing those harmed due to the wrongful conduct of others. Catastrophic personal injury, wrongful death, products liability, aviation, and business torts. The $14.9 million jury verdict we obtained for our client injured in a plane crash was one of the largest personal injury verdicts obtained in the state of California in 2008. The $20 million settlement we obtained for a client burned in a utility explosion was one of the largest personal injury settlements in the state for 2006. Other representative results: $10 million jury verdict for widow of man killed in California helicopter crash (2011); $2.6 million settlement for...
Brian Danitz
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Burlingame, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(650) 697-6000 840 Malcolm Road
Burlingame, CA 94010
Business and Securities
Fordham University School of Law
Mario Fausto
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San Carlos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(650) 948-6114 1001 Laurel Street
Suite C.
San Carlos, CA 94070
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Real Estate and Securities
Santa Clara University School of Law
Donavon Marble
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(650) 502-1112 274 Redwood Shores Pkwy
Suite 441
Redwood City, CA 94065
Business, Collections, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
University of Wisconsin Law School
Howard L Hibbard
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Burlingame, CA Business Law Attorney
(650) 347-5010 251 Park Road
Suite 800
Burlingame, CA 94010
Business, Collections, Construction and Workers' Comp
Southwestern Law School
Howard L. Hibbard is owner and principal attorney of the Law Office of Howard L. Hibbard, founded in 1979. With over 30 years experience as a trial attorney in both state and federal courts, his primary focus has been on corporate law and complex real estate matters, including construction defect lawsuits. In addition, his clients rely upon him for other legal services including insurance litigation, debt collection, bankruptcy issues, labor relations, elder law and estate planning. He has extensive experience in real estate and construction defect litigation, with a case history of achieving multi-million dollar settlements involving large housing developments,...
Troy V. Sutton
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San Carlos, CA Business Law Lawyer
(650) 593-2388 900 Industrial Road
Suite E
San Carlos, CA 94070
Business, Construction and Entertainment & Sports
Golden Gate University School of Law
Rolando William Pasquali
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Burlingame, CA Business Law Attorney
(650) 579-0100 1220 Howard Ave
Burlingame, CA 94010
Business, Employment and Personal Injury
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Mr Alex Gluzman
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Burlingame, CA Business Law Attorney
(866) 829-8295 1499 Bayshore Hwy #241
Burlingame, CA 94010
Free ConsultationBusiness and Tax
TaxHelpers was founded by Alex V. Gluzman. Mr. Gluzman is a San Francisco tax attorney, and an expert in resolving tax problems. He is responsible for saving millions of dollars in taxes, penalties and interest through the offer in compromise and audit reconsideration programs. Prior to starting TaxHelpers in 1997, Mr. Gluzman worked as a Senior Tax Consultant for Deloitte and Touche LLP, a multinational accounting firm, where he advised high net worth individuals and large corporate taxpayers on various tax and bankruptcy issues. Alex is a member of the State Bar of California, Bar Association of San Francisco, and American Bar...
Roger Royse
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(650) 813-9700 149 Commonwealth Drive
Suite 1001
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Free ConsultationBusiness and Tax
New York University School of Law and University of North Dakota School of Law
Roger Royse, the founder of the Royse Law Firm, works with companies ranging from newly formed tech startups to publicly traded multinationals in a variety of industries, including technology, entertainment and new media, sports, real estate and agri-business. Roger regularly advises on complex tax structuring, high stakes business negotiations and large international financial transactions. Practicing business and tax law since 1984, Roger’s background includes work with prominent San Francisco Bay area law firms as well as Milbank, Tweed, Hadley and McCloy in New York City. Roger is active in leadership roles with several bar associations, including the following: ...
John C.  Martin
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(650) 329-9500 1145 Merrill St.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Boston College Law School
Attorney John Martin advises individuals, families, and businesses in the areas of legacy planning, wealth preservation, estate & business succession planning, and estate administration. Our law firm focuses exclusively on legacy planning, wealth preservation, estate and business succession planning, and estate administration. Our trust and estate planning services enable clients to protect their spouse's or child's s inheritance from creditors and predators, maximize control over their assets during their lifetime, benefit charities, and effectively transition their business to the next generation. Through an ongoing client maintenance program, we provide peace of mind that a client's goals will not...
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
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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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Matthew G. Grech
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(650) 743-2548 2000 Broadway St.
Suite 231
Redwood City, CA 94063
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...
Inna Efimchik
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(650) 298-6014 541 Jefferson Ave
Suite 100
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business, Health Care and Securities
Inna Efimchik has a corporate and securities practice, focusing on emerging growth companies and venture capital firms. Her practice includes general corporate counseling and securities advising, venture capital financings, debt transactions, corporate partnerships, and mergers and acquisitions. During her practice she has represented companies in a wide range of industries, including software, internet, mobile, life sciences, biotechnology, medical device, communications and clean technology. Prior to joining Emergence Law Group, Inna Efimchik practiced corporate and securities law in the emerging companies groups at Cooley LLP and, previously, at Heller Ehrman Venture Law Group. In 2005, Inna Efimchik earned a J.D. from University...
Simon Anthony Mazzola
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San Bruno, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(650) 403-4802 1001 Bayhill Dr
#200
San Bruno, CA 94066
Business, Construction and Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
Scott Adam Berman
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REDWOOD CITY, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(650) 843-1900 2055 WOODSIDE RD
STE 110
REDWOOD CITY, CA 94061-3366
Business, Employment and Insurance Claims
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
I have extensive experience in employment, business, insurance and real estate litigation. In 1997, I graduated Order of the Coif (top 10%) from Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California, Berkeley. I clerked for the Honorable Maxine M. Chesney of the United States District Court, Northern District of California in 1999 and the Honorable Robert Boochever of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in 2001. I practiced insurance law as an associate with Sonnenshein Nath & Rosenthal and employment law as an associate at Heller Ehrman. I focused on real estate litigation while working...
Andrew Dylan Winghart
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(510) 593-8546 495 Seaport Court
Suite 104
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business, IP and Insurance Claims
Tulane Univ Law School
Clifford Ross Chernick
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(650) 327-5570 770 Menlo Avenue
Suite 101
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Estate Planning and Family
UC Hastings COL
The Best Lawyers in America 2003-present; Best Lawyers 2017 Family Law “Lawyer of the Year” for San Jose metropolitan area; National Academy of Family Law Attorneys “2016 Nationally Top 10 Attorney Award” for State of California; Best Law Firms – U.S. News and World Report 2014-present; Northern California Super Lawyers 2003-present; Daily News, Readers’ Choice Award “Best Lawyers Office” 2016; Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers; Strathmore’s Who’s Who; National Registry of Who’s Who (life member); Author “Family Law ADR and Other Techniques” (Aspatore, “Inside the Minds – California Family Law Strategies,” 2009); Adjunct Professor, Business Law, Menlo College, 1995-2009,...
Stephen Benda
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Menlo Park, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(650) 323-6600 750 Menlo Avenue
Suite 350
Menlo Park, CA 94025
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Tax
Aaron Benjamin Thacker
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(650) 260-7722 555 Veterans Blvd.
Suite 106
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business
Stanford Law School
Gregory Wrenn
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
1900 Seaport Blvd
Third Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business and IP
Reno F.R. Fernandez III
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(415) 362-0449 221 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Business and Bankruptcy
Golden Gate University School of Law
Macdonald Fernandez LLP focuses on business bankruptcy, reorganization and commercial litigation, including receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors, throughout California and pro hac vice in Delaware, the Southern District of New York. – Our clients range from enterprises with assets or amounts in controversy exceeding $100 million to small businesses, including technology companies, biotechnology companies, startups, Bitcoin-based companies, mortgage funds, national and regional banks, retail chains, medical clinics, residential care facilities for the elderly, farms, wineries, restaurants, churches, real estate developers and manufacturers. – In one example, we imposed a receivership over an operating almond reprocessing...
Charles M. Louderback
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California Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience

Charles M. Louderback is the founder of Louderback Law Group specializing in all areas of employment litigation and commercial litigation. As a trial lawyer with 30 years of experience, Mr. Louderback has... Read More »
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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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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.