Santa Maria, California Business Lawyers

Robert Marshall Sanger
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Santa Maria, CA Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(805) 349-7973 301 East Cook Street
Suite A
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Civil Rights and Criminal
University of California - Los Angeles
Criminal Defense Lawyer and Civil Litigator for over 40 years in Santa Barbara, California; Certified Criminal Law Specialist (The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization); Past President of California Attorneys for Criminal Justice (CACJ).

Mr. Sanger has handled numerous high profile cases, death penalty and other homicide cases as well as complex criminal white collar and civil litigation in state and federal courts.

Mr. Sanger is also a Professor of Law and Forensic Science at the Santa Barbara College of Law and consults on forensic issues on a selected basis. He is an opponent of the death penalty...
M. Jude  Egan
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Santa Maria, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(805) 727-4165 534 East Chapel Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Business, Estate Planning and Workers' Comp
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Matthew J. Egan Esq.
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Santa Maria, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(805) 727-4165 534 East Chapel Street
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
University of California, Santa Cruz, B.A. (Honors) University of California, Berkeley, J.D. University of California, Berkeley, Ph.D.
Jonathan S Milder
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Santa Maria, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(805) 928-6008 301 E Cook St, Suite A
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Business, Construction, DUI and Estate Planning
Santa Barbara COL
Santa Maria, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(805) 346-7540 312 E Cook St Ste D
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Consumer
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Santa Maria, CA Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience
(805) 925-4200 201 S Miller St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Business, Collections, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Santa Maria, CA Business Law Attorney with 43 years experience
(805) 934-4600 2550 Professional Pkwy
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Business, Estate Planning, Municipal and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Maria, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(805) 346-7540 312-D E. Cook St.
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Business and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Santa Maria, CA Business Law Attorney with 56 years experience
(805) 922-6155 301 E Cook St
Ste K2
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
St John's Univ School of Law
Santa Maria, CA Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(805) 937-1400 2739 Santa Maria Way Fl 3
PO Box 1430
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Business, Environmental, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Cornell Univ
Santa Maria, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(805) 922-0055 2810 Industrial Pkwy
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Business and Real Estate
Wake Forest Univ School of Law
Santa Maria, CA Business Law Lawyer with 65 years experience
(805) 925-8705 P.O. Box 366
Santa Maria, CA 93456
Business and Estate Planning
Stanford Univ Law School
Santa Maria, CA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(805) 925-2611 215 N Lincoln St
Santa Maria, CA 93458
Business
Loyola Law School
Santa Maria, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(805) 937-1400 2739 Santa Maria Way
Fl 3
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Business
UC Hastings COL
Santa Maria, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(805) 922-4553 625 E Chapel St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
Business, Civil Rights and Environmental
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Robert E Traylor
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Lompoc, CA Business Law Lawyer with 3 years experience
(805) 364-2778 1010 North H Street
Suite J
Lompoc, CA 93436
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Santa Barbara College of Law
The process of choosing an attorney is an important one and can be confusing. You simply want to know if you can trust me to handle your legal issue. You want to know if you’ll make a personal connection and not feel like another face in the crowd; whether I can meet you where you are and truly understand your needs. Some attorneys go directly from high school to college, on to law school, then into practice. There isn’t necessarily anything wrong with that; it’s been a successful route for more than a few. However, that overlooks the value of...
Arroyo Grande, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(805) 779-4005 789 Valley Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Business and Real Estate
Univ of Kansas School of Law
Nipomo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(805) 929-1120 267 W Tefft St
Nipomo, CA 93444
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Lompoc, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(805) 735-3000 621 E Ocean Ave Ste A
Lompoc, CA 93436
Business and Estate Planning
Santa Barbara COL
Nipomo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 28 years experience
(805) 929-3003 PO Box 1860
Nipomo, CA 93444
Business
Santa Barbara COL
Nipomo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(408) 474-1236 855 Black Lake Canyon Dr
Nipomo, CA 93444
Business, Antitrust, IP and Real Estate
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Arroyo Grande, CA Business Law Attorney with 66 years experience
(805) 473-1149 725 Ridgemont Way
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
Business and Estate Planning
Univ of Minnesota L S
Lompoc, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(805) 430-3072 2675 Avena Rd
Lompoc, CA 93436
Business, Antitrust and IP
UC Hastings COL
Angelina Maria Plumtree
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San Luis Obispo, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(805) 888-7872 3450 Broad Street Suite 101
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Insurance Claims and Insurance Defense
California Western School of Law
Plumtree & Associates is a boutique construction law firm specializing in representing general contractors, custom homebuilders, 8a contractors, remodelers, subcontractors, suppliers, engineers and architects in both California and Nevada. The firm represents clients in public, industrial, commercial and residential construction. Area of representation include, contract litigation, mechanics liens, bonded stop notices, delay claims, differing site conditions, change order negotiation/litigation, disgorgement, California Home Improvement Contract Issues, contract drafting/negotiation, CSLB license issues, business formation, expansion and dissolution, zoning, code enforcement, etc.
Randall Vern Sutter
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Santa Barbara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(805) 650-7100 827 State St., Suite 4
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Employment and Estate Planning
Ventura COL
As a founding Partner, Randall Sutter is involved in the daily operations of the law firm with emphasis in the following practice areas: Bankruptcy and Consumer Advocacy: Mr. Sutter helps individuals and small businesses develop asset protection strategies and counsels various options for eliminating or restructuring debt and liabilities. Not only is Mr. Sutter knowledgeable in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy cases, but he has also successfully confirmed plans for complicated Chapter 11 reorganization cases. General Business Counsel: As a business owner and entrepreneur for 25 years, Mr. Sutter brings a unique perspective to helping small...
Gregory Francisco Gillett
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San Luis Obispo, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(805) 980-9002 1042 Palm Street, 2nd Floor
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Business, Education, Family and Juvenile
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Gillett Law has served clients throughout California for over a decade.  Mr. Gillett and his staff understand that any legal issue, whether it be a family issue, a problem at school, a brush with the law or a chance to grow your business, can be a difficult time in one’s life.  That is why the firm takes every effort to understand who you are, where you are coming from and what actions need to be taken to serve your interest.   Mr. Gillett has a broad caseload and resume to match.  Throughout his practice he has been committed to...
John Heejin Haan Jr
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Santa Barbara, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Business and Real Estate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Mr. Haan chairs Rogers, Sheffield and Campbell, LLP’s Wine Law Group and practices in the areas of business law, real estate law, and wine law. He advises his wine industry clients on grape purchase agreements, custom crush arrangements, alternating proprietorships, distribution agreements, regulatory compliance, and tied house issues.

Mr. Haan also advises his clients on business entity selection and formation, sales and acquisitions of businesses, intellectual property issues, internet related transactions, contract negotiations, issues related to non-profit organizations, residential and commercial real estate transactions, common interest developments, and land use. In addition to his transactional practice, Mr. Haan is experienced in...
Braden Robert Leck
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Santa Barbara, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E. Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Braden R. Leck focuses on advising individuals and businesses on real estate and business transactions, intellectual property matters, estate planning and trust administration.

Prior to joining Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP, Mr. Leck was a partner at the Santa Barbara law firm of Seed Mackall LLP. Mr. Leck began his legal career in Los Angeles at the international law firm of Latham & Watkins LLP. Mr. Leck received his undergraduate degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara and his law degree from the University of California at Los Angeles School of Law.

Real Estate. Mr. Leck routinely counsels clients with...
David Piotrowski
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Santa Barbara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(877) 875-6958 1542 Hollister St.
Suite 190
Santa Barbara, CA 93111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Representing Landlords in Eviction Cases. Assisting Interstate Household Goods Moving Companies with Tariffs and Contracts. Practicing member of the State Bar of California and the United States District Court for the Central District of California.
Jason William Wansor
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Santa Barbara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Business, Estate Planning, Products Liability and Real Estate
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Mr. Wansor is an accomplished civil litigator. His practice is focused on personal injury, real estate, land use, hospitality, products liability, business torts, construction, and will and trust contests.

Mr. Wansor's analytical strengths allow for the accurate assessment of potential exposure and liability and the creation and implementation of sophisticated litigation strategies. Mr. Wansor's strategic sense and writing abilities lead to successful results, whether by keen negotiation or motions leading to the disposition of cases.

Prior to joining Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, Mr. Wansor worked as a litigation partner at Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith, LLP, where he defended Fortune 500...
Christopher Carl Jones
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Santa Barbara, CA Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
USC Law School
Chris Jones, a longtime resident of Santa Barbara, has practiced law since 1972. His philosophy of making law easy, understandable, clear and comfortable (”making you an expert”) has helped him become one of the most well respected and knowledgeable Trusts and Estate Planning attorneys in Santa Barbara and on the Central Coast.

His areas of expertise include: Wills, estates, trusts and probate, including living trusts, tax planning, business succession planning, irrevocable trusts, advanced direction of health care, generation-skipping planning and avoidance of probate. He is a California State Bar certified specialist in estate planning, trust and probate law. As his clients'...
Homer Gordon Sheffield Jr
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Santa Barbara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 53 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
Duke Univ School of Law
Mr. Sheffield is one of the top estate planning, tax, and trusts and estates attorneys on the Central Coast. His practice focuses on advising individuals and families regarding tax, estate planning, probate, trust and business succession matters, and advising corporations, partnerships and limited liability companies regarding business and tax matters.

Mr. Sheffield is a Certified Tax Specialist. He has been awarded a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent, signifying the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability, for 28 consecutive years. He has also been recognized as a Southern California Super Lawyer.

Mr. Sheffield is a past Chairman of the...
William Kemper Rogers
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Santa Barbara, CA Business Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo St
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Business, Environmental, IP and Real Estate
Duke Univ School of Law
Mr. Rogers is a founding partner of Rogers, Sheffield & Campbell, LLP. He is a leading business and real estate lawyer in Santa Barbara, representing individuals and businesses throughout California's Central Coast. During a legal career spanning almost five decades, Mr. Rogers has represented clients in a wide range of corporate, business and real estate matters, including entity formations, asset and entity purchases, sales, financings, mergers and acquisitions, complex contract negotiations, commercial transactions, real estate syndications, land use planning and development and acquisition, and leasing and licensing of oil and gas rights.

Mr. Rogers has been awarded a Martindale-Hubbell rating of...
Stephen William Erickson
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Santa Barbara, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Business, Employment, Estate Planning and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Mr. Erickson's practice areas include business and commercial contract negotiations, entity formations and transactions, real estate acquisitions, sales, construction, land use planning and development, estate planning, employment law and internet law. Mr. Erickson serves domestic and international clients with respect to their interests throughout California. He enjoys long lasting relationships with many of his clients.

Mr. Erickson has developed a unique expertise in representing buyers and sellers of large estates, and advising on all aspects of the construction and management of such estates. A career accomplishment was partnering with an insurance underwriter to develop a unique course-of-construction insurance policy for large...
Scott Ballenger Campbell
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Santa Barbara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Probate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Mr. Campbell has been a civil litigator for over 30 years. He has successfully represented individuals, corporations, partnerships, trustees and executors in cases involving a wide range of legal issues, including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, will and trust contests, business torts and trade secrets. Mr. Campbell has significant experience and expertise with real estate litigation in particular, including failures to disclose, fraud, quiet title actions, easement disputes, encroachments, trespass, nuisance and safe harbor litigation.

Mr. Campbell has been awarded a Martindale-Hubbell rating of AV Preeminent, signifying the highest level of ethical standards and legal ability, for 14 consecutive...
Timothy W O'Hara
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Pismo Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(805) 441-0430 340 Pomeroy Avenue
Pismo Beach, CA 93449
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction and Real Estate
University of San Diego School of Law
Timothy W. O’Hara graduated from California State University Fresno with a Masters of Arts in Biology in 1989. He then went on to obtain a Juris Doctorate from the University of San Diego in 1992 and a Masters in Environmental Law from Vermont Law School in 1994. Mr. O’Hara is also a Licensed California Real Estate Broker and is well versed in California Real Estate Law. He is known for his thorough approach to transactional work and aggressive trial work in this area. Mr. O’Hara is a trained mediator.

Mr. O’Hara has maintained a private practice while serving on the California...
Daniel Compton David
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Santa Barbara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(805) 963-9721 427 E Carrillo Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Mr. David is one of the top tax and estate planning attorneys on the Central Coast. He also has substantial experience and expertise advising U.S. clients on wealth preservation, trust and estate administration and real estate, finance and business transactions, and advising foreign clients on structuring inbound purchases and investments and U.S. estate and gift tax planning.

Mr. David is well versed in all aspects of advanced estate and gift tax planning. The primary focus of his estate planning practice, however, is advising clients on personal family issues, including assisting with clients' philanthropic goals, helping to educate heirs about legal and...
Luis Esparza
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Santa Barbara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(877) 618-8848 1129 State St
13
Santa Barbara, CA 93101
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Criminal and Securities
Concord Law School and University of Southern California Gould School of Law
CA State Bar No. 229054 CA BRE No. 01394464 CA BSIS PSO No. 6905
Mr. Phillip D. Wheeler
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Morro Bay, CA Business Law Lawyer with 8 years experience
(805) 441-9209 P.O. BOX
Morro Bay, CA 93443
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, IP and Trademarks
Concord University School of Law
Date of Admission To State Bar: June 2011 Graduated University California, Davis, Bachelors of Arts, 1996 Graduated Concord University School of Law, Juris Doctor. 2008 DUI law is my specialty but I also practice Wills and Trusts and Business Law exclusively. As a newer attorney with a fresh approach, I am working in many other areas of the law as well under the supervision of more experienced attorneys. Worked in high-tech sector for many years for various companies including: -Lightspeed Technologies -The Grid Internet -Cal Poly Foundation www.calpolyfoundation.org -Started my own programming business in 2000: www.wheelertech.com Member San Luis Obispo BAR Association Member California BAR Association Member...
Mark T. Coffin
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Santa Barbara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
1334 Anacapa Street
Santa Barbara, CA 93191
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Construction and Employment
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Mark is a 20-year civil litigation attorney with a practice focusing on on business, construction, real estate, and personal injury litigation. Mark’s clients include property owners, businesses, contractors, and manufacturers that he has successfully represented in trials involving contract claims, property disputes, jobsite accidents, product liability and professional liability litigation. Mark spent the year 2003 in the record eleven-month construction defect/mold trial of El Escorial v. Santa Barbara Villas. He obtained defense verdicts for his three clients in that case. Prior to joining Christman, Kelley & Clarke, PC, Mark was a founding partner of Hardin & Coffin, LLP...
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