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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Bruce J. Napell
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California Business Law Attorney with 36 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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Robert B. Kaplan
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Call today! Expert representation for corporations in business law matters!

Bob Kaplan represents banks, securitized lenders, leasing companies, real estate loan servicers, and corporations in cases involving Commercial Code issues, real property transactions, and Chapter 11 cases. Read More »
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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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Mark Anthony Pearson
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 504-2981 1388 Haight St., #101
San Francisco, CA 94117
Business, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Mark A. Pearson is a founding partner at ARC Law Group (www.arclg.com), a law firm focused on counseling Creative, Talented and Entrepreneurial clients. His primary practice areas involve forming business entities, counseling on trademark & copyright issues, and drafting contracts for music, film & new media clients. His list of interesting and eclectic clients include entertainment industry tech firms, social media outlets, online content providers, film, radio & television producers, live entertainment companies, publishers and video game developers. Mark and his partner, Anne Yarovoy, have also been known to associate with various theater producers, musicians, industry execs,...
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
Daniel James O'Rielly
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(415) 952-3002 4 Embarcadero Center
#1400
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.
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
Stuart K. Tubis
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 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.
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...
Patricia Ann Rowe
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Concord, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(925) 256-1000 1401 Franquette Ave.
Suite A-3
Concord, CA 94520
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
I am also a Certified Public Accountant and have been doing tax work in the Bay Area for 30 years. I specialize in helping people and businesses pay as few taxes as possible without getting audited. In the estate planning area I help people preserve their property for their families and pay as few estate taxes as possible. I also am the Probate Doctor who can help fix impossible situations when estates are stuck in the quagmire of California Probate.
Dena M. Roche
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney
(415) 952-3006 4 Embarcadero Center
#1400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business, Consumer and Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
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
Antone F. Johnson
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 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,...
Peter C. Lagarias Esq.
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California Business Law Lawyer with 43 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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Robert Salinas
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California Business Law Attorney

University of California, Berkeley School of LawCalifornia
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Greg Hartman
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(510) 227-5325 1300 Clay St.
Suite 600
Oakland, CA 94612
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Gregory S. Hartman is an attorney, CPA, and Certified Insolvency & Restructuring Advisor (credential pending). Mr. Hartman's practice involves representing both debtors and creditors in bankruptcy proceedings. He has expertise in chapter 11 businesses reorganization. Prior to starting Hartman Bankruptcy Law, Mr. Hartman represented secured creditors and trustees in bankruptcy cases. Mr. Hartman also worked for the United States Trustee's Office where he worked in an oversight role of chapter 11 cases and trustee administration. Mr. Hartman is a long-time resident of the Bay Area, living in the East Bay with his wife...
Juan Pelayo
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(415) 749-5900 2135 Lombard St
San Francisco, CA 94123
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Drexel Andrew Bradshaw
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 433-4800 1388 Sutter Street
Suite 920
San Francisco, CA 94109
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce, IP and Real Estate
St. Thomas University
Eric Sternberger
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 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...
Stephen R. Jaffe
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 49 years experience
(415) 618-0100 101 California Street
Suite 2710
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation and Employment
Wayne State University Law School
Jacob Harker
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(415) 624-7602 582 Market, Suite 1007
San Francisco, CA 94104
Business, Criminal, Family and Personal Injury
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Jacob Harker is a San Francisco Bay Area attorney. Mr. Harker has set up and run his law practice in a cost-effective and practical manner. He has done so in an effort to pass on the savings to his clients. As an attorney, Mr. Harker sees his practice as taking the lead in a new era of legal services.
Jason Austin Joseph Lundberg
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 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
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....
Jonathan C. Lee
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(415) 685-0813 1 Market St
#3600
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
David L. Roth
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(510) 482-6600 1425 Leimert Blvd, Suite 405
Oakland, CA 94602
Business, Construction, Real Estate and Stockbroker Fraud
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Real Estate Law Offices of David L. Roth. Highest rating AV by Martindale-Hubbell Law Directory. Co-author, Chap. 10, California Easements And Boundaries: Law And Litigation (CEB). Author, Chap. 1, "Easements," Neighbor Disputes: Law & Litigation (CEB) Practice areas include: Commercial Landlord/Tenant; Boundary and Easement Disputes; Title, Partition, Quiet Title, Adverse Possession, Prescriptive Easements; Construction Defect and Mechanics Lien lawsuits; Premises Liability and Injuries; Purchase/Sale Transactions and Litigation; Deeds of Trust; Real Estate Fraud.
Austin T. Jackson
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California Business Law Lawyer

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Ethan Solove Esq.
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California Business Law Lawyer

University of Pennsylvania Law SchoolNew Jersey, Pennsylvania and California
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Jordi Ventura
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer
(415) 984-9689 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
Joshua Haevernick
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(415) 984-9637 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
UCLA School of Law
Josh Haevernick's practice focuses on general commercial litigation matters. He has been involved in litigation in state and federal courts on a range of matters including design and construction defects, suretyship issues, professional negligence, and breach of contact.

Josh is experienced in all aspects of litigation including drafting motions and pleadings, conducting discovery, conducting depositions, and preparing for trials.

While in law school, Josh served as a judicial extern to the Honorable Marc Gross of the Los Angeles Superior Court and as the Comments & Articles Editor of the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs.
Eric Hahn
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney
(415) 984-9625 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Mark Tad Malachowski
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(415) 983-0717 870 Market Street
Suite 1048
San Francisco, CA 94102
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Probate
Northwestern Cal Univ of Law
Founded by Mark Malachowski, the Law Office of Malachowski and Associates provides legal services to clients in San Francisco, Silicon Valley and the greater Bay Area. Our office recognizes that lives and fortunes hang in the balance when a client seeks our services, so we strive to work closely with you to develop an individually designed action plan to achieve your goals. Mr. Malachowski has a wide breadth of education and experience apart from his Juris Doctorate in Law and his legal counsel and litigation work for businesses, investors and individuals. With his Bachelor's and Master's Degrees in Science...
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, ...
Edward Charles Casey Jr
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Oakland, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(510) 251-2300 300 Frank H Ogawa Plaza
Oakland, CA 94612
Business and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Ed Casey was born in Palo Alto, California in 1960. Mr. Casey received his A.B. from U.C. Berkeley in 1982. In 1985, he received his J.D. degree from the University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law. He was admitted to the California bar and the United States District Court in 1986. Mr. Casey has been practicing law in the Bay Area for 30 years. In that time, he has tried cases in all of the Bay Area counties, as well as Los Angeles County. He has written articles and lectured on Legal Ethics, Premises Liability, Liability of Property...
Shirley Wang
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(415) 278-1400 625 Market St
12th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business, Appeals and Employment
New York University School of Law
Feras Mousilli
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(512) 609-0059 1808 Octavia St
Suite 15
San Francisco, CA 94109
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Feras Mousilli is a founding partner of Lloyd & Mousilli and regularly advises business clients on a range of technology law issues. He specializes in counseling technology companies from start-ups in their early formation and development, through support of multi-billion dollar business operations of the largest companies in the world.

Mr. Mousilli has served as Senior Corporate Counsel for both Apple Inc. and Dell Inc., where he counseled clients on product development and intellectual property matters, including advertising & marketing, copyright, and trademark strategies and risks. Prior to serving as corporate counsel, Mr. Mousilli practiced with DLA Piper in the intellectual...
Adam Glen Slote
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(415) 393-8001 1 Embarcadero Center, Suite 400
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business and Administrative
University of California Hastings College of the Law
ADAM G. SLOTE practices in the areas of administrative law (professional licensing), litigation and business law. He has been in practice since 1988. Adam opened his own practice in 1992 with the goal of utilizing technology to provide high-quality legal services efficiently and cost-effectively. LICENSE LAW (ADMINISTRATIVE LAW) - Adam has defended professionals and businesses in administrative law/licensing law cases since 1991. His licensing practice is state wide. He has extensive experience in hearings before the California Office of Administrative Hearings (OAH) as well as experience filing Appeals/Writs of Administrative Mandamus (Mandate) to the Superior Court of California and to...
Martin Ross Sances
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(925) 284-2810 3736 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Suite 300
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business, Construction, Insurance Claims and Securities
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
Areas of Expertise

Business advice and counseling
Contract drafting and review
Corporate structure and transactions
Licensing and regulation
Employment and labor negotiation
Insurance coverage and claims handling
Education

B.A., Colgate University, 1991
Phi Beta Kappa, Magna Cum Laude
J.D., University of Wisconsin Law School, 1994

Martin is an experienced business attorney who facilitates transactions while minimizing the risks and pitfalls facing his clients. Martin takes a “can-do” approach to legal problems that focuses on crafting deals through an integrative and value creating process rather than conflict.
Jean-Yves Pierre Lendormy
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California Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience

University of San Francisco School of LawU.S. Supreme Court, California, U.S. District Courts of California and 9th Circuit
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Parsa Kafi
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California Business Law Lawyer

Santa Clara University School of LawCalifornia
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Marnie Cherie Lambert Esq
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(888) 203-7833 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Pepperdine University
Marnie C. Lambert, the founding member of Lambert Law Firm, LLC, is licensed to practice law in all state courts and federal district courts in Ohio and California. She has spent most of her legal career representing consumers in complex civil litigation, commercial litigation, securities litigation and class actions. She has also represented clients seeking recovery for personal injuries, wrongful death and various business torts. Ms. Lambert received her juris doctorate from Pepperdine University School of Law in 1992. She spent the first five years after law school working in Los Angeles, California for a large international law firm....
Jin H. Kim
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business, Real Estate and Securities
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Jin H. Kim is a skilled and knowledgeable Attorney at Sparer Law Group. Her practice areas include a variety of Business, Securities, and Real Estate Law matters. Ms. Kim has more than a dozen years of experience advocating for clients with legal needs. She is committed to providing the highest quality legal representation.

Ms. Kim received a B.A. and M.A. from the University of California, Berkeley. In 1999, she obtained her J.D. from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law. Ms. Kim is a member of the State Bar of California.
Nicolas De Lancie
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(415) 984-9675 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
University of California - Davis
Jean-Yves Pierre Lendormy
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 989-7500 5 3rd St
#1216
San Francisco, CA 94103
Business, Immigration and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Karl Stephen Kronenberger
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(415) 955-1155 150 Post Street
Ste. 520
San Francisco, CA 94108
Business and IP
Univ of Cincinnati COL
Karl Kronenberger is a partner in the San Francisco law firm of Kronenberger Rosenfeld, LLP. He is an intellectual property litigator and transactional attorney, and his sole and exclusive focus is on Internet, media and e-commerce disputes and transactions. Karl has spoken as an Internet law expert on national television news programs such as MSNBC and ABC News, and he has appeared on various industry panels.
Robert Ted Parker
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer
(415) 412-1615 One Sansome St. #3500
San Francisco, CA 94104
Business, Agricultural, Communications and IP
Cornell University
Ted Parker is a business trial lawyer with extensive experience in a broad range of industries: securities, IP and e-commerce, construction, products liability, agriculture and food products, film and publishing. After graduation from Cornell Law School, he began practice in business law at Brobeck, Phleger & Harrison in San Francisco. He was the first corporate counsel at ITEL Corporation. More recently, he has practiced as a large-firm partner (K&L Gates) and a small-firm partner (Berg & Parker), and now operates a "virtual" law firm, collaborating with colleagues electronically. He has handled major litigation nationally and internationally,...
Howard L. Williams
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Martinez, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(925) 257-2946 535 Main Street
Suite 305
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law and University of San Diego School of Law
Robert Salinas
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Oakland, CA Business Law Attorney
(510) 663-9240 428 13th St
8th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612
Business, Employment and Landlord Tenant
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Olivia Vetesi
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer
(415) 735-6282 237 Kearny St # 362
San Francisco, CA 94108
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Olivia Vetesi is the founder and managing partner of Vetesi Law Office located in San Francisco, CA. Olivia is committed to helping entrepreneurs and small businesses establish themselves, grow, and succeed. Olivia’s practice focuses on advising business owners with the formation process, financing, intellectual property, and general business counseling. Amongst other services, she has prepared formation documents, bylaws, operating agreements, terms and conditions, privacy policies, and buy-out agreements for startup companies. Olivia also serves as the outsourced General Counsel for small businesses. She has reviewed commercial leases, negotiated contracts, and handled employee disputes for small businesses. In addition, Olivia has handled complex...
Sean Hogle
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 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...
Michael S. Biggs
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California Business Law Attorney! Skilled Representation!

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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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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