Santa Monica, California Business Lawyers

Matthew J. Landa
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California Business Law Attorney

Boston College Law SchoolCalifornia
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Jeffrey Paul Geida
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Experienced & Knowledgeable Lawyer! Estate & Business Succession Planning!

I advise high-net worth individuals on all facets of their estate, wealth transfer and business succession planning. I am dedicated to comprehensive solutions! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Mark Riera
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California Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience

Stanford UniversityCalifornia
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Shafiel A. Karim
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California Business Law Attorney

Mr. Karim currently represents small and medium sized business in general business matters and civil litigation matters as well as diesel truck owners in a proposed consumer class action against General Motors for... Read More »
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Salar Atrizadeh Esq.
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Attorney
401 Wilshire Blvd
12th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Communications and Real Estate
University of Tulsa College of Law
With over 11 years of experience, Salar Atrizadeh, Esq. is licensed to practice law in the State of California, District of Columbia, and the United States District and Bankruptcy Courts. Mr. Atrizadeh has dedicated his practice in learning about day-to-day legal problems and providing solutions to his clients. He is familiar with various areas of the law, including, but not limited to, civil litigation and transactional work. Mr. Atrizadeh is a knowledgeable attorney with sophisticated strategies and records of success to protect client interests. He has extensive experience in law office management and after graduation began his private practice in...
Cheryl L Hodgson
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(310) 623-3515 100 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 940
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Business, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and Trademarks
The University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Cheryl Hodgson offers a unique combination of legal expertise and practical business experience based upon years of experience in the music industry at a manager, agent, and music publisher. Expert in litigation of matters pertaining to contractual disputes, artist rights, trademarks, copyrights, Cheryl uses her courtroom expertise not only as a litigator but as a mediator in cases involving trademarks copyrights and entertainment related matters. Years in the courtroom provide her clients with strong advocacy for in business transactions, calculated to seal the deal, while minimizing future risks. Hodgson has been certified for...
Chris Harvey
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(310) 819-1366 929 Colorado Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Business and Securities
University of San Diego School of Law
Chris Harvey formed his law firm in Los Angeles in 2015. Chris has over 8 years of experience in private law practice, first as an associate attorney and later as in-house corporate counsel. He started the firm to work with privately-held businesses, emerging growth companies, professionals and entrepreneurs. His primary areas of focus include corporate law, equity crowdfunding, securities law, contracts, and business law. // // Firm website: https://harveyesq.com
Antone F. Johnson
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(310) 776-5484 1450 2nd Street
Suite 109
Santa Monica, CA 90401
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,...
Avraham Sinai
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(310) 487-2580 1821 Wilshire Blvd
530
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Business and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Our firm specializes in commercial real estate transaction, landlord tenant, and triple net lease negotiation
Steve Payam Hassid
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(310) 400-6291 1115 1/2 Yale St.
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Hastings College of the Law
For over 13 years, I have helped clients in diverse technology areas achieve success in IP and business litigation, patents, trademarks and licensing. Having been at two leading large law firms (Greenberg Trauig LLP, AMLAW 10 and Sheppard Mullin LLP, AMLAW 100) for 10+ years, I have the experience and skills to provide our client's with the very best in quality and service. I have successfully settled numerous IP and business litigation cases, prosecuted hundreds of patent and trademark applications to issuance/registration and successfully negotiated complicated licensing and pre-litigation matters for small startups to Fortune 500 companies....
Jeffrey Wittenberg Jeffrey Wittenberg
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Attorney with 16 years experience
(877) 352-2010 2665 Main Street, Suite 240B
Santa Monica, CA 90405
Free ConsultationBusiness, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
University of California - Berkeley
Mr. Wittenberg began a career on Wall Street 20 years ago. He then attended Berkeley Law where he focused his legal education and securities and business transactions. Upon graduating, Mr. Wittenberg was recruited by large law firms to work on tens of billions of dollars of securities offerings and business transactions. Mr. Wittenberg founded Wittenberg Law several years ago to provide more personalized service to people who are seeking representation from a law firm who will champion their cause, provide strategies and diligence that will achieve their goals, and assist in helping them be winners.
Eric Jerome Gold
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(888) 561-5590 312 Arizona Ave, Floor 2
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Estate Planning and Probate
University of La Verne College of Law
California Attorney Eric J. Gold has practiced law in California since 1999. As a solo practitioner at the Law Offices of Eric J. Gold, APC, he personally handles each matter and uses current technology to provide value and comprehensive services to his clients. In addition to his specialized knowledge in commercial transportation, Mr. Gold has also worked for a not-for-profit outdoor advocacy organization that promotes mountain bicycling and he remains an avid cyclist today
Dallas Verhagen
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Attorney with 2 years experience
(310) 917-1064 100 Wilshire Blvd.
STE 700
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Free ConsultationBusiness, Cannabis Law and Communications
Pepperdine University
I was born and raised on the island of Maui, Hawaii. My mother was a small business owner dabbling in fashion. Both my father and step-father are and have been entrepreneurs, business owners, real estate agents, brokers, and developers, and both have grown to be among the most prominent in their field in Hawaii. It is through my family that I have developed my strong entrepreneurial spirit.

I earned my undergraduate degree in Business Management and Entrepreneurship from the University of Hawaii, where I graduated Summa Cum Laude. Following my undergraduate education, I spent two years in the real estate and...
Pamela Ann Wilson
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(310) 650-9565 233 Wilshire Blvd.
Suite 700
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Business, Consumer, Employment and IP
Daniel F. Freedman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Land Use and Administrative Lawyer

Daniel Freedman represents real estate developers and owners on zoning, land use, and compliance with regulations such as CEQA, NEPA, California Coastal Act, federal and state housing laws and historic designation. Read More »
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Remi T. Salter
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Remi Salter represents businesses in commercial litigation matters. Read More »
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Mr. Daniel Bernard Wolfberg Esq.
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(323) 842-2194 2001 Wilshire Boulevard
Suite 205
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Free ConsultationBusiness, Collections, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
Southwestern Univ School of Law
I am a trial attorney. I have tried numerous business and injury cases.
I have been to the California Supreme Court, and I was voted a top attorney under 40.
I can try a case, and I can also prepare complex business agreements. For example: I have prepared a number of unique employment agreements, each suitable to the business environment for which they were drafted.
I am aggressive and confident.
I win cases and understand the jury trial system. I believe that I have the experience to know when to settle and when to fight.
I believe that all attorneys should show their...
Edward Cyril Stark
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(310) 393-7300 1541 Ocean Ave
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Business, Medical Malpractice and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Kathleen Ann Kenne
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Lawyer with 16 years experience
(424) 204-6194 2720 Neilson Way, #5141
Santa Monica, CA 90409-5141
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Personal Injury
University of West Los Angeles School of Law
David Bennett
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Attorney
(310) 917-1064 100 Wilshire Blvd, STE 700
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Business, Cannabis Law, Patents and Trademarks
Pepperdine University School of Law
Rosalinda V Amash
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Lawyer with 18 years experience
(310) 246-0722 1223 Wilshire Boulevard
#493
Santa Monica, CA 90403
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Boston Univ School of Law
Evelyn Susan Ginossi
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(310) 746-3837 2425 OLYMPIC BLVD.
SUITE 4000W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
Business, Immigration and Real Estate
University of Westminster, London UK and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Bruce Michael Lorman
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(310) 451-0049 1717 Fourth Street
Third Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Business, Construction, Employment and Real Estate
Hastings College of Law
Richard Knickerbocker
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Lawyer with 55 years experience
(310) 260-9060 100 Wilshire Blvd
Suite 1845
Santa Monica, CA 90401-3605
Business, Appeals, Civil Rights and Criminal
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and USC Law School
I have had a vast range of experience both in the public and private sector. I was formerly Chief of Civil Litigation for the City or Torrance and ultimately became the City Attorney of Santa Monica with experience in Civil Litigation, Advisory functions and deal making, and Criminal Prosecution. When in private practice I had a broad range of experience wining significant trials and appeals. I have an AV (pierless (5.0) rating, which is the highest possible, and am Certified by the State Bar of California in Appellate Advocacy and the Nation Board of Trial Advocates in Civil Trial Advocacy....
Jim Betinol
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
920 Santa Monica Blvd. Ste. 126
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Business, Estate Planning and IP
Roshni Gandhi
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Beverly Hills, CA Business Law Attorney
(310) 564-1400 468 N. Camden Drive Suite 200
Beverly Hills, CA 90404
Business, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Tax
Trinity International University
Dan Sedor
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

I am an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney. I am committed to aggressively advocating for my clients’ business law needs and interests! Visit my website to see case results or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Travis Gemoets
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Travis Gemoets represents employers in all facets of labor and employment law, including wage/hour class actions, claims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, trade secrets and unfair competition. Read More »
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Johnny Kim
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Santa Monica, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(323) 920-0255 401 Wilshire Blvd.
9th Floor
Santa Monica, CA 90401
Business, Collections and Real Estate
Hofstra Univ School of Law
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 11400 West Olympic Boulevard
Ste 200
Los Angeles, CA 90064
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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Jonathan S. Dennis
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(424) 299-4500 1875 Century Park East, Suite 700
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Personal Injury and Products Liability
Loyola Law School
Jonathan Dennis was born and raised in Los Angeles, California (Oakwood HS in North Hollywood). Mr. Dennis obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Finance from the University of Southern California in 1999. In 2006, Mr. Dennis obtained his Juris Doctorate degree from Loyola Law School, Los Angeles. Mr. Dennis was admitted to the State of California Bar in 2007. Mr. Dennis also has been admitted to practice law before the United States District Court for the Central District California. Mr. Dennis’ practice emphasizes both prosecuting and defending a wide range of federal and state civil litigation...
Matthew Swanlund
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(310) 486-6958 12777 W Jefferson Blvd
Building D, Suite 300
Los Angeles, CA 90066
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports, IP and Trademarks
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Based in Los Angeles, I assist individuals and businesses throughout Southern California and the nation with a diverse range of entertainment law matters, from contract negotiations to intellectual property protection. My clients comprise celebrities, artists, sports figures and performers, along with businesses and government entities. I am committed to offering each of these clients tailored, effective solutions by applying my 15 years of experience at a large law firm to every case. I regularly help my clients negotiate the production, distribution and licensing of their art, motion pictures, software and other products. I also assist creative artists in registering...
David Meyer Esq
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(866) 827-6537 2029 Century Park East
Suite 1400
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Capital University Law School and Capital University
Attorney David P. Meyer is the principal founder of Meyer Wilson. He has gained national recognition as an investment fraud lawyer, representing more than 800 investors in investment misconduct claims. He has won verdicts, settlements and judgments of hundreds of millions of dollars on their behalf. Because he is recognized as an authority in this field, he is often asked to speak for bar associations and at educational seminars. He is an active member of the Public Investors’ Arbitration Bar Association and various other legal professional associations. In 2013, Attorney David Meyer was included in the list of Best...
Zaher Fallahi
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(877) 687-7558 10866 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 400
Los Angeles, CA 90024
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Harvard Law School, Harvard Law School and Pacific Coast University School of Law
Zaher Fallahi, Attorney At Law, CPA, is a California Tax Law Firm and practices as Orange County Tax Attorney and Los Angeles Tax Attorney. We advise clients with undisclosed Foreign Accounts; the IRS Offshore Voluntary Disclosure Program (OVDP), Streamlined Filing Compliance Procedures, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR), Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA), Foreign Trust, Tax Audit Representation, Federal Tax Liens/Levies, Employment Taxes, Innocent Spouse Relief, Non-Filed Tax Returns, Offer-In-Compromise, Tax & Legal aspect of Business Formation, Estate Planning and Civil Litigation. As a California CPA, Mr. Zaher Fallahi testifies before the court as an...
Ryan Nori
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Beverly Hills, CA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(213) 986-7266 4th Floor
2029 Century Park East
Beverly Hills, CA 90067
Business and Securities
Harvard Law School
Jeffrey Paul Geida
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer
(310) 553-8844 1875 Century Park E
#2000
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
New York University School of Law and Pepperdine University School of Law
Victor J. Yoo
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 553-8000 2049 Century Park E
#3850
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Business, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Southwestern University School of Law
Mr. Yoo's practice focuses on tax and bankruptcy litigation. He has represented clients in both criminal and civil cases against the California Franchise Tax Board, State Board of Equalization and Employment Development Department and Internal Revenue Service (IRS). He has handled matters including IRS and sales tax audits, tax fraud investigations, Report of Foreign Bank and Financial Accounts (FBAR) and innocent spouse claims. Mr. Yoo also represents debtors and creditors in Chapter 7, 11 & 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including tax bankruptcy cases.
Ivan Jose Parron Esq.
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(310) 598-3550 1999 Avenue of the Stars Suite 1100
Los Angeles, CA 90034
Free ConsultationBusiness, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Florida International University and Florida State University College of Law
Mr. Parron has over 20+ years of executive and legal experience in the television, music and motion picture industries. He is the immediate past-chair of the Florida Bar Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law section, a board member of the Miami-Dade County Film & Entertainment Advisory Board and an elected Grammy Governor of the Recording Academy. Prior to opening his law firm and his tenure at Universal Music Group as in-house attorney, Mr. Parron served as CEO & founder of Ritmoteca.com, Inc., the worlds first legal source for downloadable Latin music via the Internet and mobile networks. Mr. Parron is...
Benjamin M. Reznik
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Land Use and Government Lawyer

University of Southern California Gould School of Law and UCLA School of LawCalifornia
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Jeffrey D. Goldman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Entertainment Litigation Lawyer

Jeff Goldman is the Chair of JMBM's Entertainment Litigation Group and is known for handling groundbreaking copyright infringement litigation. He litigates nationally, and he represents both plaintiffs and defendants. Read More »
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Peter Maurice Lively
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Culver City, CA Business Law Attorney with 26 years experience
(310) 391-2400 11268 Washington Blvd Ste 203
Culver City, CA 90230
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
University of California - Los Angeles
Law office of Peter M lively helps individuals and businesses resolve financial problems particularly settling debts in obtaining debt relief under the United States Bankruptcy Code as debt relief agents 25 years experience in over 5000 satisfied clients. Mr. Lively obtained his JD MBA from UCLA in 1982 and was inducted as a Fellow in the American College of Bankruptcy in 2014. Mr. Lively served as President of the Central District of California Consumer Debtors Attorneys Association (cdcbaa) in 2017 after serving on the Board of Directors for the prior 10 years. Mr. Lively regularly lectures to...
Megan Ferkel Earhart
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(310) 785-5328 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and Loyola University Chicago School of Law
Megan Ferkel Earhart is an associate with the JMBM's Taxation and Trusts and Estates Groups. JMBM’s Trusts & Estates Group is recognized by U.S. News & World Report / Best Law Firms® with a National First Tier ranking in Trusts & Estates Law. Her practice includes estate planning, probate, trust administration and related income, gift and estate tax matters.

She has authored and co-authored articles on estate planning in the Los Angeles Daily Journal and Los Angeles Lawyer Magazine and lectures to audiences on estate planning, including the Beverly Hills Bar Association, the Jewish Community Foundation and USC Trusts and Estates...
Bradford S. Cohen
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(310) 203-8080 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Business, Estate Planning and Tax
New York University School of Law and Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University
Brad Cohen's practice emphasizes business planning related to complex corporate and partnership transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, financing and business succession planning, income tax planning, and estate tax planning, all on an integrated basis.

He is a member of JMBM’s Trusts & Estates Group which is recognized by U.S. News & World Report / Best Law Firms® with a National First Tier ranking in Trusts & Estates Law.

Brad is best known for his business and tax advice related to the motion picture, television, music, emerging media and sports industries. One of the focuses of his practice is coordinating the...
David A. Sudeck
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(310) 201-3518 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Business
UCLA School of Law
Timothy V. Kassouni
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(877) 770-7379 2029 Century Park East
Suite 400N
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Business, Appeals, Construction and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Sacramento attorney Timothy Kassouni founded Kassouni Law on the belief that property rights and personal freedom are intertwined. He passionately considers it his duty and mission to rigorously defend property rights against government and private abuse. Mr. Kassouni has many years of experience litigating against private and public entities at all levels of court, including the United States Supreme Court, the California Supreme Court, the California Court of Appeal, and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to name a few. His litigation expertise in land use, appeals, business, and property rights law has led to legal victories and the setting...
David L. Ma
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(310) 785-5379 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Business
Duke University School of Law
David Ma is a partner in Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP's corporate practice.

David serves as transactional advisor to a wide variety of public and private companies, institutional investors and entrepreneurs. From early stage to exit, David counsels clients on a range of business transactions including mergers, stock and asset acquisitions (buy- and sell-side), fundraising (equity and debt), investments (minority and control), joint ventures, restructuring and venture capital investments.

In addition to serving as transactional advisor, David also acts as external general counsel to middle-market companies. In this capacity, David advises and directly reports to CEOs and other senior leadership on...
Guy Maisnik
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(310) 201-3588 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Business
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Kevin K. McDonnell
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(310) 201-3590 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Business and Administrative
Southwestern University School of Law
Marta M. Fernandez
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(310) 201-3534 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Business and Employment
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Sheri L. Bonstelle
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(310) 712-6847 1900 Avenue of the Stars
7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Business and Administrative
Fordham University School of Law
Robert E. Braun
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate and Cybersecurity Lawyer

Bob Braun represents businesses in transactions including mergers, acquisitions, financing, franchising, licensing and joint ventures. He also counsels on privacy and security, technology, and electronic commerce. Read More »
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Brennan C. Swain
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – IP and Patent Lawyer

Brennan Swain represents businesses in patent and trademark law, including prosecution, litigation and counseling. He is experienced in Patent Trial and Appeal Board post grant proceedings. Read More »
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