San Pablo, California Business Lawyers

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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Eric Hahn
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California Business Law Attorney

Loyola Law School, Los AngelesCalifornia
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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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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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Matthew G. Grech
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 270-5602 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
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...
Zachary Roy Rayo
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Concord, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(925) 825-1955 Salvio Pacheco Sq. at Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St., Ste 399
Concord, CA 94520
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Miami School of Law and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Zachary Rayo brings experience, efficiency and empathy to estate planning. Mr. Rayo’s approach is people-centered. He recognizes that the legal needs and special issues differ from client to client, that each person is unique, with unique needs that must be met with efficiency, active listening and care. Mr. Rayo knows the importance of social responsibility which manifests not only in ethical decisions and practices but also in involvement in socially important causes.
L. Randolph Harris
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(415) 984-9658 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Gonzaga University School of Law
L. Randolph Harris is a partner in JMBM's San Francisco office who works with a broad array of privately held companies and their owners on business and tax matters. Randy advises clients with regard to business transition, taxable and tax deferred mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, restructuring, integrated tax planning, federal and state tax controversy resolution, and real estate transactions. Randy's experience includes counseling mature companies on operations, business transactions and mergers and acquisitions and counseling emerging and growth companies on business organization, financing and operations. He advises on income tax planning for individuals, partnerships and corporations and also advises...
Peter Alan Mankin
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(925) 935-0300 1211 Newell Ave.
Suite 120
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Private Practice in real estate and business law for 40 years. Court and private mediator for 25 years. AV Rated and Northern California Super Lawyer.
George W. Wolff Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(415) 788-1881 505 Sansome St
Suite 1525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Consumer
University of California Hastings College of the Law and Northwestern University School of Law
At the Wolf Law Office, we offer over 25 years of experience handling a wide range of construction contracts and claims for clients throughout the Bay Area and Northern California.

Our principal attorney, George W. Wolff, worked in the construction industry before attending law school, acted as an arbitrator, advocate, and trial attorney on private and public construction jobs and brings a comprehensive understanding of the practical and legal issues related to construction contracts and disputes to our clients, helping you avoid or resolve disputes as quickly and efficiently as possible.

In our years of experience, we have built a comprehensive network...
David T. Chapman
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 613-9483 950 Northgate Drive
Suite 306
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Appeals, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. handles personal injury law, real estate and business counseling, and general litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. Attorney David Chapman is a Certified Mediator. The firm serves clients throughout Marin County, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and Northern California. Mr. Chapman represents seriously injured victims in cases involving auto accidents, wrongful death, catastrophic injury – including brain and spine injuries - dog bites, slip & fall, medical malpractice, and elder abuse. Mr. Chapman’s real estate practice handles cases involving nondisclosure, fraud, easement and boundary issues, HOA & landlord /...
Paul DeAngelis
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(415) 781-0260 534 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
Boston University
Paul DeAngelis practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. He concentrates on real estate matters, including litigating buyer and seller disputes arising from transactions, neighbor and HOA disputes, and broker defense issues. He also provides transaction and counseling services to buyers and sellers, to property owners to resolve neighbor and HOA disputes, and to brokers and agents regarding risk management and BRE compliance issues. The information in this profile and any reviews or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of any legal representation. It is a communication within Rules of Professional Conduct of...
Phyllis Voisenat
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Alameda, CA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(510) 883-3798 1101 Marina Village Parkway
Suite 201
Alameda, CA 94501
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals and Collections
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Phyllis Voisenat, Esq. is an attorney and counselor at law. You can retain her as your attorney to handle your case from start to finish, or you can hire her for limited matters. She can be retained for matters from Sacramento to San Jose, pertaining to fraud, real estate, contracts, business formation, operations.
Taylor N. Burras
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 984-9662 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business and Employment
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Taylor Burras is a Labor and Employment attorney. Her practice focuses on the hospitality and insurance industries.

Taylor has experience counseling and litigating on behalf of employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, reduction in workforce, hiring, leaves of absence, and wage and hour issues. She has also handled matters before the Employment Development Department (EDD), Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the National Labor Relations Board. Taylor has successfully represented hotels, resorts and restaurants in numerous general and employment litigation matters. In the insurance industry, she has defended large insurance companies...
Peter C. Lagarias Esq.
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
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. Read More »
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Matthew S. Kenefick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Protecting Diverse Business Interests

Matthew Kenefick's law practice extends to litigation, compliance and real estate matters. He represents manufacturers, financial institutions, retailers, real estate developers, and the hotel industry, among others. Read More »
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Guy O. Kornblum
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(415) 440-7800 1388 Sutter St., Ste. 505
San Francisco, CA 94109
Free ConsultationBusiness, Insurance Claims, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
UC Hastings COL
GUY O. KORNBLUM is a partner in Kornblum, Cochran, Erickson & Harbison, LLP, with offices in San Francisco and Santa Rosa, California. He has specialized as a trial and appellate lawyer for over 40 years. The firm specializes in a wide range of civil litigation, including serious injury and wrongful death, financial and physical elder abuse, and all aspects of insurance including “bad faith” claims. Mr. Kornblum himself has handled over 4000 litigated matters to conclusion and has several million dollar plus cases to his credit. He has represented hundreds of clients, small businesses, individuals, and...
Antone F. Johnson
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(415) 729-5405 169 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, IP and Securities
Columbia Law School
For nearly 20 years, Antone Johnson has served as lawyer, advisor, executive and advocate for emerging growth technology/digital media ventures, founders and investors in a diverse range of business and intellectual property matters. Raised in Menlo Park and Palo Alto, California, suffused with Silicon Valley's unique culture of innovation, he came of age professionally during the Internet explosion of the late 1990s, an entrepreneurial crucible of unprecedented wealth and job creation, reinvention of countless industries, and related venture capital and Wall Street dealmaking. Antone was fortunate to have a ringside seat at major Los Angeles and Silicon Valley law firms,...
Nicolas De Lancie
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 40 years experience
(415) 984-9675 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
University of California - Davis
Justin John Glyer
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 506-4889 534 Pacific Avenue, Suite 202
San Francisco, CA 94133
Business, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Pepperdine University School of Law
Justin Glyer's practice focuses on media, entertainment, marketing, technology and commercial contracts, start-ups, copyright, trademark, content, internet, communications, privacy and general business law.

Mr. Glyer has conducted successful negotiations with digital media start-ups, artists, producers, movie studios, television networks, promoters, talent agencies, multi-channel internet distributors, record labels, publishers, software developers, internet service providers, social media companies, business development professionals, accounting firms, public speakers, job recruiters, universities and academics, advertisers, marketing, telecommunications and technology companies, insurance carriers and a wide range of other individuals and businesses from the very small to the Fortune 500.

As a long-time former business and legal...
Martin H. Orlick
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(415) 984-9667 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
Aaron A. Pelley
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(628) 204-1100 877 Bryant St Suite 300
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationBusiness and Cannabis Law
Willamette University College of Law
A founding member of the Cannabis Defense Coalition Legal Committee and a lifetime member of the NORML Legal Committee. Aaron has been a tireless advocate in the War on Drugs and the legalization movement. In addition to representing cannabis clients and their business strategies, Aaron has also earned a reputation for effectively handling high profile litigation, defending both individual and corporate clients. Aaron’s representative cases convey his capacity to handle a diversity of complex and serious legal matters. Aaron has been repeatedly named a "Rising Star" by Super Lawyers and Top 100 Trial Lawyers by the National Trial Lawyers....
Richard A. Rogan
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(415) 398-8080 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Jon Welner
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(415) 432-6000 44 Montgomery Street
36th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Business and Environmental
Stanford University
Jon Welner is a leading practitioner of environmental law in California. His broad and deep experience over twenty years enables him to solve regulatory problems for clients in virtually every area of environmental practice, including air, water, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, consumer products, traditional and renewable energy, and natural resources. Jon helps clients make sense of the “alphabet soup” of state and federal environmental regulatory agencies in order to achieve their business objectives. He regularly represents clients in court to defend their interests and achieve their goals.

Jon has a robust land use practice and assists clients to successfully navigate the...
An Nguyen Ruda
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(415) 984-9613 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business and Employment
Santa Clara University School of Law
Matthew S. Kenefick
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer
(415) 984-9677 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
Martin H. Orlick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Lawyer

I am a skilled and experienced attorney representing clients with business law needs. I am committed to exceptional advocacy for your legal issues and concerns. Visit my website for results and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Elina Tilman
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Protect yourself and your business with an experienced legal advocate. Call now!

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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Eric L. Toscano
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(888) 235-8582 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-4128
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
University of California, Davis, School of Law
I am a San Francisco-based trial lawyer passionate about representing tenants in disputes with landlords and individuals who have been injured. I am a founding partner at Toscano Kellogg & Van Aken LLP, where I pursue claims against landlords arising out of illegal evictions from rent-controlled apartments, tenant harassment, defective conditions and repair issues, rodent and other pest infestations, and floods. I also counsel tenants about their rights under federal, state, and local laws, particularly the San Francisco Rent Ordinance and the Oakland Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance, and negotiate buyouts for tenants interested in relocating from their...
Michael L. Gallo
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business, Employment and Securities
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Michael Gallo is a dedicated and skilled Business, Employment, and Securities Law Attorney with Sparer Law Group. Since 2002, he has represented clients in a broad array of areas involving securities, employment, employee raiding, trade secret, public utility ratemaking, and professional responsibility. His experience includes plaintiff and defendant class action matters as well. Mr. Gallo is committed to providing comprehensive representation for his clients' legal needs.

Mr. Gallo received his B.A. from Swarthmore College and M.A. from University of California at Berkeley. In 2001, he obtained his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley, Boalt Hall School of Law. Mr....
Robert B. Kaplan
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer
(415) 984-9673 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
Golden Gate University School of Law
Kerry Shapiro
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 984-9612 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business and Administrative
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Stuart K. Tubis
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 984-9622 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
Harvard University
Stuart Tubis is a civil litigator representing clients in a wide range of matters, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims and intellectual property disputes. Stuart regularly counsels businesses on the full spectrum of ADA compliance and represents their interests in civil litigation and Department of Justice investigations. Stuart has a background in technology, which provides a unique aptitude for web accessibility issues (a subject of increasing importance given recent regulatory action). Stuart has experience in all aspects of litigation, including negotiation, binding-arbitration, trial advocacy, settlement and alternative dispute resolution.
Bruce J. Napell
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Bruce Napell has specialized in representing franchisees for over 18 years, delivering dedicated legal services and results to franchisees and business throughout California and nationwide. Mr. Napell is a certified specialist in franchise and distribution law by the State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He is a member of the State Bar’s Franchise and Distribution Law Committee, and served as the Committee’s Chairman in 2011-2012. He is also currently Vice-Chairman of the State Bar’s Franchise and Distribution Law Advisory Committee, which writes and grades the certified specialist exam, and will become the chairman in October 2016.
Steven Willock
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(925) 263-9743 1990 N California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Steve is a business and real estate transactional attorney.

During the four years immediately prior to joining Andrews & Arbenz, PLLC, Steve served as in-house General Counsel for the principal developer of one of the largest privately funded real estate projects in the Pacific Northwest. Steve also spent approximately 15 years in private practice, in the San Francisco Bay Area, representing and advising a wide variety of business clients and real estate developers and also serving as outside counsel to several municipalities, regional businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.

Steve is particularly adept at identifying and assessing his...
Timothy Craig Williams
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(925) 933-9800 1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 340
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, IP and Real Estate
Pepperdine University School of Law
Mr. Williams is the founder of The Williams Firm and has over 21 years of extensive experience in the areas of real estate, construction, business and corporate law. Mr. Williams' practice areas include all aspects of civil litigation and dispute resolution in all courts, government hearings, arbitrations and mediations in the areas of real estate, construction and business law. Mr. Williams also represents and advises clients in business transactions, corporate law, real property transactions, and trademark law. In real estate matters he has represented owners and developers of residential and commercial properties, including multi-million dollar properties, negotiated sales...
Elina Tilman
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(415) 398-8080 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business and Employment
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Elina Tilman is an associate in JMBM's Labor & Employment Group in San Francisco. Her experience serving as the Chancellor’s Legal Fellow at the University of California at Davis, Office of Campus Counsel, includes assisting with employment issues, contracts, disability matters, student accommodations and misconduct, Clery Act compliance, and reviewing and drafting University policies. Elina received her law degree from the University of California, Davis, School of Law (King Hall).
Peter Tormey
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Pleasant Hill, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(925) 352-9842 101 Gregory Lane
Suite 46
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Tormey has over 20 years of experience in product development, marketing and intellectual property protection. As a company startup veteran, Mr. Tormey brings a unique perspective on the value of intellectual property to a small and growing business. As such, he also speaks to entrepreneurs and business executives on how to protect and leverage IP assets. Mr. Tormey is the author of the "Startup Guide to Intellectual Property." As a patent attorney, Mr. Tormey has drafted over 100 patent applications covering software, electronics, wireless, radio, mobile applications, encryption and automation controls. Besides intellectual property law, ...
Michael S. Biggs
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I provide dedicated business law representation for those with legal needs. I am ready to aggressively fight for your business rights and interests! Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation. 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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Ansel Jay Halliburton
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(415) 955-1155 150 Post Street
Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, IP and Securities
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Gene Takagi
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 977-0558 535 Mission St.
14th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business and Tax
UCLA
Gene Takagi is the managing attorney of NEO Law Group, contributing publisher of the Nonprofit Law Blog, and an assistant professor at Saint Mary's University of Minnesota. At NEO, Gene has represented over 700 nonprofit organizations on corporate, tax, and charitable trust law matters. Gene is a popular writer on nonprofit legal topics and has been published by The New York Times, The Nonprofit Quarterly, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, The Nonprofit Times, Taxation of Exempts, EO Tax Journal, and ALI-ABA. He is also a popular speaker who has presented at conferences for Independent Sector, BoardSource, National Association of Attorneys General...
Mr. Ronnie R Gipson Jr
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(415) 432-4565 201 Mission Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business, IP and Insurance Defense
University of San Francisco School of Law
Michael J. Hassen
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(925) 359-7500 1981 N. Broadway, Suite 280
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Antitrust and Appeals
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Michael Hassen's litigation practice spans over 30 years and emphasizes general business and commercial litigation, including class action defense and matters involving intellectual property and unfair competition.
Jason Austin Joseph Lundberg
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(415) 404-6395 655 Montgomery Street
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Asbestos, Employment and Insurance Claims
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Ali Abtahi
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(415) 639-9800 442 Post Street, Suite 901
San Francisco, CA 94102
Business, Antitrust, Consumer and Products Liability
University of Wisconsin - Madison
I am the managing attorney at Abtahi Law Group, a boutique litigation firm with a diversified practice focusing on civil litigation. We offer a full range of litigation services in high-stakes consumer protection actions, public health cases, and environmental litigation. We litigated individual lawsuits, class actions, and group actions in state and federal courts in California and other states. Clients include individuals, governmental entities, non-profit organizations, and businesses. What distinguishes Abtahi Law Group is not only the quality of our practice, but also our commitment to our core value of providing service to the community. We have a...
Daniel James O'Rielly
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(415) 952-3002 4 Embarcadero Center
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San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
Cornell University
Mr. O’Rielly, an experienced litigator and trial attorney, represents attorneys, law firms, and legal departments regarding attorney ethics issues, practice management, and ethics compliance. He leads the Firm’s legal ethics audit team for law firms and legal departments. He also represents partners departing a partnership and law firms managing partner departure issues, providing counsel at every stage of the partner departure process regarding partners’ rights and obligations in transition to a new practice.
Dennis J. White
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 44 years experience
(415) 984-9615 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
New York University School of Law and University of San Francisco School of Law
Dennis White has developed his corporate, real estate and secured lending practices over a period of more than 30 years. Dennis specializes in representing lenders in making real estate construction, acquisition, and development loans, including representation of both agents and member banks in large syndicated credits. He has extensive experience with new construction loans for hotels, golf courses, office buildings, and multi-family residential projects.

In addition to structuring and documenting loan originations, Dennis also has extensive experience representing both lenders and borrowers in workouts and loan restructures.

A large part of Dennis's practice includes real estate purchases and sales, commercial leases, ground...
David Jeanchung Tsai
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(415) 979-6900 Vinson & Elkins LLP
525 Market Street, Suite 2750
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business, Antitrust, IP and Patents
Santa Clara University School of Law
David Tsai is a Partner in Vinson & Elkins LLP’s San Francisco office. David's practice focuses on patent, trade secret, complex breach of contract, and product defect litigation for companies innovating biotechnology (pharmaceuticals and genetic engineering), medical devices, software (Internet and mobile apps), and hardware (semiconductors, set-top boxes, smartphones, solar wafers and light-emitting diodes/LED/OLED). His legal experience includes second chairing international arbitration cases, litigating in the areas of copyrights and trademarks, preparing and prosecuting U.S. electrical engineering patent applications, drafting patentability, freedom-to-operate and non-infringement opinions, as well as patent interference in the area of biotechnology. He also represents clients...
Hanlen J. Chang
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 757-3422 201 Spear Street, Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business, Estate Planning, International and Real Estate
Southwestern University School of Law
Hanlen J. Chang provides legal services in Business Law, Real Estate, Estate Planning, and International Tax matters. He was recognized as a Super Lawyers rising star in 2015. Prior to establishing his own practice Hanlen was a research attorney at the San Mateo County Superior Court Probate Department. He has also worked for several Southern California and Bay Area law firms as a litigation attorney representing business owners and professionals . Hanlen grew up in Bubendorf, Switzerland and attended...
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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Bruce J. Napell
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California Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience

Bruce Napell has specialized in representing franchisees for over 18 years, delivering dedicated legal services and results to franchisees and business throughout California and nationwide. Mr. Napell is a certified... Read More »
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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.

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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.