Surfside, California Business Lawyers

Richard Decker
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Comprehensive Business Representation! Exceptional Advocacy for Legal Matters!

For 30 years, I have provided effective and dedicated business representation. I am committed to aggressive advocacy for your business law needs! Visit my website for settlements and verdicts, call for a consultation. Read More »
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E. Barry Haldeman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Entertainment Lawyer

University of California - Los AngelesState Bar of California
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Kenneth C. Bovard
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Commercial Finance Lawyer

Ken Bovard represents banks, commercial finance lenders, savings associations, mortgage bankers, and factors in financial transactions, licensing and regulatory matters. Read More »
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Michael N. Steuch
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate Lawyer

Michael Steuch represents businesses in M&A, equity and debt financings, and outside general counsel work. Read More »
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Craig McLaughlin
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Seal Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(714) 545-8500 3020 Old Ranch Parkway
Suite 300
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Whittier Law School
The firm represents individuals and businesses and handles cases on behalf of plaintiffs and defendants involving patents, trademarks, trade dress, trade secrets, copyright, unfair competition, false advertising, defamation, violations of U.S. Customs and other civil litigation in both state and federal courts. As principal of the firm, Craig McLaughlin is an efficient litigator and trial lawyer experienced in intellectual property matters and other civil litigation. The firm is focused on protecting its clients' intellectual property and reputation. A list of accomplishments for clients is available on the firm's website.
Kevin Arnold Spainhour
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(714) 375-3720 7372 Prince Dr. #104
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
David Weil
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(562) 438-8149 295 Redondo Avenue
Suite 203
Long Beach, CA 90803
Business and Maritime
Loyola Law School
Victor J. Yoo
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(888) 553-8000 400 Oceangate 8th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90802
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.
Angelina Maria Plumtree
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Los Alamitos, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(562) 594-3911 11132 WINNERS CIRCLE #G 207
Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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.
Shafiel A. Karim
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Signal Hill, CA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(562) 246-5371 2698 Junipero Avenue
Suite 201A
Signal Hill, CA 90755
Business, Employment, IP and Trademarks
Southwestern Law School
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 allegedly misrepresenting the fuel economy of various Chevrolet and GMC trucks and vans. Mr. Karim also represented consumer plaintiffs in a proposed class action against Trader Joe’s and Ralphs grocery stores for allegedly misrepresenting the true salt content in private label sunflower seeds. Prior to starting this office, Mr. Karim was a senior manager in a family-owned medium sized dietary supplement manufacturer for over a...
Paul Lee
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(949) 679-0053 19900 MacArthur Blvd.
Suite 1150
Irvine, CA 92612
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Environmental and Personal Injury
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Paul Lee is engaged in the relentless pursuit of justice for victims of serious injuries. He has successfully handled hundreds of major personal injury matters, including those involving vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, products liability, toxic torts and premises liability, including severe spinal cord injuries, brain damage, fractures, amputations, third degree burns, severe lung damage, leukemia and other injuries. In the area of defective and dangerous products, Paul has successfully settled cases involving automobiles, heavy machinery and equipment, consumer products, chemicals and pharmaceutical products. Before founding Kaplan Lee LLP, Paul was a litigation partner at Lewis, Brisbois, Bisgaard & Smith LLP, one of...
Aastha Madaan
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 6 years experience
(949) 346-5294 17870 Skypark Circle, Suite 104
Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationBusiness and Estate Planning
Whittier Law School
Aastha is the owner and founder of Madaan Law, P.C.. She focuses her practice in the areas of business law, franchise law, and estate planning. Aastha is a strong advocate of good planning, in life and in business. She takes the time to explain the legal process and answer any questions for potential clients. Prior to founding Madaan Law, Aastha worked with a boutique business law firm where she practiced business litigation and provided legal advice to small businesses. She learned the ins and outs of future planning for individuals and businesses, and uses her...
David Mirkin Zeligs
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(562) 987-5270 3780 Kilroy Airport Way, Ste 200
Long Beach, CA 90806
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning, IP and Trademarks
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Established in 1990, the Law Offices of David M. Zeligs has delivered quality legal services to its clients with professionalism and integrity for a quarter century. Based on our firm’s philosophy of putting the client’s needs first, we provide individualized services based on your realistic legal needs and expectations for a reasonable price.

David M. Zeligs graduated from the University of California at Santa Cruz (UCSC) in 1978 with a B.A. degree in Politics. In 1982, prior to receiving his undergraduate degree, he took time off from college and traveled for six months throughout Latin America. Along the way, he lived...
Paul B. Arenas
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 25 years experience
(563) 432-7422 3711 Long Beach Blvd, #601
Long Beach, CA 90807
Business, Employment, Insurance Defense and Maritime
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Civil litigation, maritime and transportation attorney with experience representing cargo handlers, motor carriers, air carriers, freight forwarders, NVOCCs, logistics providers, terminal operators, marinas, warehousemen and vessel operators in both state and federal court throughout California.
Stacie R. Smiley
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Experienced & Dedicated California Business Lawyer! Exceptional Representation!

I am a skilled and experienced California business law attorney. I provide aggressive representation for business law matters, focused on the best possible results! Visit my website for results, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Guy Maisnik
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Hospitality Lawyer

Guy Maisnik has strong expertise in hotels and finance representing buyers, sellers, lenders, opportunity funds, special servicers, REITs and developers in hotel transactions. Read More »
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Doug A. Ames
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Fountain Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(714) 593-2318 9550 Warner Ave., Suite 250
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
Western State University College of Law
Attorney Doug Ames has been practicing employment and business litigation for almost 20 years. He has helped his clients achieve courtroom victories for more than $10 million based on his integrity, experience and aggressive representation.
Denise Arlene Furubotten
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(714) 960-6200 17011 Beach Blvd
#900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Saman Behnam
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(562) 436-1500 354 W. Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
Business, Bankruptcy, Collections and Divorce
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
The Law Offices of Saman Behnam, is a full services law firm; providing its clientele with high quality, cost effective, and responsive legal services throughout the State of California. Our office provides affordable, cost effective legal services with the care and attention you require. SAMAN BEHNAM, has a practice emphasis in Civil litigation Real Estate Litigation and related Transaction, Bankruptcy litigation, Family Law, CH/DV-TRO, Family Law, Probate and Trust Litigation, Corporations Shareholder Dispute Resolution and litigation, Estate Planning, Business Succession Planning, Asset Protection, Commercial and Residential Evictions, transactions concerning Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Company, Corporations. He is a...
Eric Scott Hartman
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 49 years experience
(714) 372-2216 7755 Center Ave.
Suite 1100
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Eric S. Hartman is a southern California attorney with several decades of experience and offices located in Huntington Beach, serving coastal and other southern California communities. Mr. Hartman places an emphasis on personally meeting with clients and honestly analyzing their legal needs and objectives. He has earned the highest peer rating available from the Martindale-Hubbell lawyer rating service based on competency and ethics. Mr. Hartman's current law practice emphasizes (1) business law, from start-ups to well established local and national businesses, including corporate and limited liability company formations, transactional and business litigation matters; (2) estate...
Trent Charles Marcus
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(714) 964-6335 19900 Beach Boulevard, C-1,
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
Business, Estate Planning and Probate
Whittier Coll School of Law
Robert Steven Amador
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(562) 436-4100 100 W Broadway, Suite 6060
Long Beach, CA 90802
Business, Collections, Employment and Health Care
Stanford Univ Law School
John W. Hill
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 51 years experience
(562) 498-1219 2155 N. Bellflower Blvd. #154
Long Beach, CA 90815
Free ConsultationBusiness, Criminal, DUI and Domestic Violence
Southwestern Law School
Samuel S. Hu
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(714) 878-9312 17011 Beach Blvd., Suite 900
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Business and Family
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Samuel Hu is a former Deputy District Counsel for Orange County Department of Child Support Services (DCSS). In 2009, Samuel Hu opened his own practice, focusing on small business and family law. His mission is to provide high quality, yet affordable legal services to small business owners and families that are facing the most difficult time in their lives. He is focused on educating the legal consumer through his blog, as a legal consultant for Korea Daily, and as a legal consultant for Kimchi Brothers. Before starting his own practice, Samuel handled over 500 cases with Orange County...
Norma Ann Dawson
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(562) 997-9245 3553 Atlantic Avenue, Suite B1328
Long Beach, CA 90807-5606
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Consumer and Employment
University of Michigan Law School
The Law Offices of Norma Ann Dawson, founded in 1994, is located in Long Beach, California. In the past decade and a half, it has become a respected law firm in Southern California, providing legal risk management and alternative dispute resolution services in areas such as real estate transactions and litigation, and business transactions and litigation. Ms. Dawson's law practice focuses on general corporate counseling, corporate and regulatory compliance, and ethics, with a view toward minimizing the risk of liability, especially regulatory and contractual liability. Norma Ann Dawson, rated Av by Martindale Hubbell, has both extensive trial...
Michael John Danner
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Cypress, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(714) 828-9909 Danner & Chonoles, L.L.P.
6101 Ball Road, Suite 302
Cypress, CA 90630
Free ConsultationBusiness
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Danner & Chonoles, L.L.P. is a business law and business litigation boutique. We counsel and represent clients in business formation and dissolution, purchase and sale of businesses, business operation and transactions,and business disputes and lawsuits. Michael J. Danner is one of the firm's two founding partners. He counsels and represents clients in all of the firm's practice areas. He is licensed in California and Nevada. Mr. Danner is an Advocate Member of the American Board of Trial Advocates, an organization of trial lawyers dedicated to the preservation of the civil jury trial and to the improvement of ethical...
Dennis J. White
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Finance Lawyer

Dennis White represents lenders in making real estate construction, acquisition, and development loans, including representation of both agents and member banks in large syndicated credits. Read More »
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Ayal Bainvoll
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Dedicated & Experienced Business Attorney! Comprehensive Counsel & Advocacy!

I have substantial experience providing legal advocacy for a vast array of business law needs. I provide skilled and aggressive counsel and representation for legal matters! Visit my website and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Thomas Glenn Martin
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(562) 219-3290 249 E. Ocean Boulevard
Suite 501
Long Beach, CA 90802
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
UCLA School of Law
Pete Nguyenton Nguyen
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Garden Grove, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(714) 638-4675 12411 Euclid Street
Garden Grove, CA 92840
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
Western State Univ COL
Tax Attorney Estate Planner
Cherisse Gay Lanier
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(310) 941-1460 235 E. BROADWAY SUITE 1140
Long Beach, CA 90802
Free ConsultationBusiness, Divorce and Estate Planning
Western State Univ COL
Jonathan Kaiho
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Fountain Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(949) 891-0581 10507 Slater Ave.
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
Business, Domestic Violence, Family and Insurance Claims
Arizona State University
Mr. Kaiho is the primary attorney at Dragan & Kaiho. Born in Yokohama, Japan, Mr. Kaiho is fluent in Japanese and intimately familiar with the Japanese culture. With respect to his undergraduate education, Mr. Kaiho attended Boston University, obtaining his Bachelor of Arts in International Relations. After graduation, Mr. Kaiho moved to Tokyo, Japan, where he worked for a multi-national chemical manufacturing company and was a law clerk in a Japanese law firm. For his legal education, Mr. Kaiho graduated from Arizona State University with his JD/MBA, specializing in business law. During law school, Mr. Kaiho was a judicial law...
James Park
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La Palma, CA Business Law Lawyer
(714) 707-2803 6 Centerpointe Drive
Suite 700
La Palma, CA 90623
Business, Estate Planning, IP and Real Estate
Southwestern University School of Law
Norman Feirstein
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Westminster, CA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(714) 892-3320 8251 Westminster Ave., Suite 203
Westminster, CA 92683
Business, Immigration, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Univ of West Los Angeles
Yasir Elbiali
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Cypress, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
5665 Plaza Drive
Cypress, CA 90630
Business
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Brad Andrew Hakala
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 13 years experience
(562) 432-5023 One World Trade Center
Suite 1870
Long Beach, CA 90831
Business, Employment, IP and Securities
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Having previously practiced at an American Law 100 firm as well as in-house counsel for a multi-national corporation, Mr. Hakala brings both legal expertise and business sense to the business transactions that clients seek to accomplish and the complex legal problems that they seek to litigate and resolve. Mr. Hakala has not only litigated various complex business and employment matters on behalf of Fortune 100 clients, he also provides general business, technology, and media law representation to various companies, including start-up businesses and those in the renewable energies sector.  Mr. Hakala is an experienced business litigator who has also...
Mr. Daryl G Crouse
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 4 years experience
(562) 342-4246 920 Orizaba Ave.
Long Beach, CA 90804
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Employment and IP
Kaplan University
Kevin J Griffith
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(562) 983-8125 1 World Trade Center 8th Floor
Long Beach, CA 90831
Business, Appeals, Employment and IP
Chapman University Fowler School of Law
John A. Graham
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Commercial Finance Lawyer

John Graham focuses on complex federal and state court litigation relating to business disputes, commercial law, lender liability claims, and Chapter 11 reorganizations, as well as major workouts. Read More »
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Barry L. Burten
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate and Finance Lawyer

Barry Burten represents businesses in corporate, securities, financing, real estate and bankruptcy matters, including mergers and acquisitions, public offerings and private placements of debt and equity securities. Read More »
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Justin M. Betance
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Huntington Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 3 years experience
(714) 642-1322 7777 Center Ave Ste 450
Huntington Beach, CA 92647
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Tax
Northwestern California University
Jonathan George Shibley
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(562) 437-2295 333 W Broadway
Long Beach, CA 90802
Business and Personal Injury
Western State Univ
Michael John Eyre
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(562) 637-3141 4000 Long Beach Boulevard, Suite 218
Long Beach, CA 90807
Business, Insurance Claims, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Western State College of Law at Argosy University
Derrick Hoang Nguyen
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Westminster, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(714) 531-8860 8231 Westminster Blvd
Westminster, CA 92683
Business
USC Law School
Laura Elena Claveran
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 37 years experience
(562) 809-9084 3780 Kilroy Airport Way
Long Beach, CA 90806
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Immigration
USC Law School
Paul Joseph Marron
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Long Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(562) 432-7422 111 W Ocean Blvd
Long Beach, CA 90802
Business and Real Estate
UC Davis School of Law King Hall
Ali Parvaneh
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Irvine, CA Business Law Attorney with 17 years experience
(949) 756-9050 17702 Mitchell N
Irvine, CA 92614
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment and Real Estate
Newport Univ School of Law and Western State University College of Law
Ali Parvaneh manages Madison Law, and oversees the firm's paralegals, clerks, and staff members. Mr. Parvaneh is a board certified trial specialist, a licensed California real estate broker (DRE No. 01715925), a certified mediator, a Paul Harris Fellow, and a member of various BAR associations. He is admitted to practice before the California Supreme Court, the United States District Court for the Central and Southern Districts of California, and the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Mr. Parvaneh studied law at Western State University and Newport University. His undergraduate studies were in land surveying at...
Julie King
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Newport Beach, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(949) 689-2012 1621 Santiago Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Trademarks
Loyola Law School
With 30 years’ experience, Julie King practices law with the highest standards of ethics and professionalism. She handles a wide variety of business and estate planning matters including contracts, employment, corporation/LLC/partnership formation, wills and trusts, pet trusts, trademarks, copyrights, landlord tenant, creditor’s rights, annual meeting minutes and corporate records, mergers and acquisitions, and employee training. She served as in-house counsel to major international corporations, including Toshiba America, where she worked for 15 years. She understands businesses in a way many lawyers do not simply because she has experienced the day-to-day interactions first-hand. See the difference a trained in-house counsel can...
Jeffrey Robert Matsen
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Costa Mesa, CA Business Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(714) 384-6500 695 Town Center Dr
7th Floor
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
Business, Estate Planning, International and Tax
UCLA School of Law
Jeff Matsen is Of Counsel Partner to the Southern California law firm, Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP and has been providing a wide range of clients with the highest level of legal services for 50 years. Since receiving his law degree with honors from UCLA School of Law in 1967, Jeff has been entirely dedicated to providing his clients with the quality, professionalism, and integrity they deserve. Bohm Wildish & Matsen, LLP consists of a team of professionals ready to provide asset protection for both domestic and offshore; business and sophisticated estate planning services; form corporations, LLCs and partnerships of...
Mark Chernoff
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Irvine, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(949) 416-3550 19800 MacArthur Blvd, Suite 1000
Irvine, CA 92612
Business, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of Arizona
For nearly two decades Mark Chernoff has represented business of all sizes, business owners, real estate investors, and individuals in dispute resolution. He has handled cases of every shape and size, carefully considering client goals, evaluating options, and developing practical strategies. Before Practicing law, Mr. Chernoff served in the United States Peace Corps in the Republic of Moldova. Outside the office he enjoys spending time with his family, running, cycling, and hiking.
Mark B. Wilson P.C.
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Top Rated Orange County Attorney; 29 years experience.

Ranked by Super Lawyers among the top 50 attorneys in Orange County 2 years in a row. Klein & Wilson has recovered over $100 million for clients and won defense verdicts where millions of dollars were at stake. Read More »
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Robert E. Mangels
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

I am a dedicated and determined business law attorney. I am committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for your business law needs! Visit my website to see case settlements and verdicts, call for a consultation. Read More »
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