Tarzana, California Business Lawyers

Bradford S. Cohen
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Tax & Estate Planning Lawyer

Brad Cohen's practice emphasizes business planning related to complex corporate and partnership transactions, including M&A, financing and business succession planning, income tax planning, and estate tax planning. Read More »
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Robert E. Strauss
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Experienced Counsel for Business Law Matters! Estate & Wealth Transfer Planning!

I skillfully guide families, business owners, real estate developers and investors through complex business matters. I am dedicated to exceptional advocacy! Visit my website for information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jessica Bromall Sparkman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Intellectual Property Lawyer

Jessica Bromall Sparkman represents businesses in all facets of trademark and copyright law, including litigation, prosecution, domain names, opinions, counseling, acquisition, and portfolio management. Read More »
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Eric F. Bergman
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Experienced California Estate & Business Succession Planning Representation!

I am a skilled and thorough estate and business succession planning attorney. I am committed to providing comprehensive and creative succession plans! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation! Read More »
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Alec Brian Wisner
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Tarzana, CA Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(818) 776-1813 18375 Ventura Blvd, Suite 275
Tarzana, CA 91356
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Civil Rights and IP
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Since forming Wisner Dispute Resolution Services in 2003, Alec Wisner has been using his unique and diverse background to assist hundreds of clients successfully resolve their disputes. Thoroughly trained in all aspects of mediation, especially in the areas of divorce and family mediation as well as commercial mediation, Alec provides both an understanding of the underlying issues and an ability to facilitate positive communication. Alec brings a rich and diverse background to his mediation practice. While attending U.C.L.A., he won numerous national debate awards, graduating in 1971. Alec matriculated at the University of Southern California Law Center,...
Armen Kiramijyan
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Glendale, CA Business Law Lawyer
(844) 522-7752 815 East Colorado Street Suite 220
Glendale, CA 91205
Business, Criminal, Personal Injury and Trademarks
California Western School of Law
Armen Kiramijyan graduated from USC Dornsife College (formerly Letters, Arts & Sciences) in 2007 with a accelerated B.A. and M.A. in Economics. After graduation he worked as a Money Management Portfolio Administrator for Western Asset, a principal subsidiary of Legg Mason, an American-based global investment management firm. Later he worked as a Accountant for Caruso Affiliated, one of the largest, privately held real estate companies in the United States. Armen graduated from California Western School of Law, San Diego in 2010 with an accelerated J.D. As an attorney, he primarily practices business litigation and consulting at KAASS LAW, a well...
Steve Hoffman
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Tarzana, CA Business Law Attorney with 10 years experience
(310) 876-2889 18375 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 464
Tarzana, CA 91356
Business, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
I'm not your typical lawyer. Having been a creative - and having managed creative businesses for over 20 years - I help people build businesses, especially creative businesses. In this era of digital disruption and media convergence, it's particularly helpful to work with someone who's familiar with emerging business and legal challenges associated with that. In addition to my legal background, my business career includes... Content development: I've spent 20+ years creating content, including developing nationally-syndicated radio shows and comedy bits. I'm still creating content – lots of it – today. ...
Steven Ames Simons
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(818) 368-9642 15315 Magnolia Blvd Suite 308
Los Angeles, CA 91356
Business, Collections and Consumer
Southwestern University School of Law
Tarzana, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(818) 609-2300 5567 Reseda Blvd Ste 330
Tarzana, CA 91356
Business and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Tarzana, CA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(818) 990-5180 18757 Burbank Blvd Ste 100
Tarzana, CA 91356
Business, Collections and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Tarzana, CA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(818) 883-8084 19528 Ventura Blvd # 352
Tarzana, CA 91356
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Tarzana, CA Business Law Attorney with 52 years experience
(818) 708-7791 18757 Burbank Blvd Ste 215
Tarzana, CA 91356
Business, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
Illinois IT Chicago-Kent COL
Reseda, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(310) 488-8635 18325 Vanowen St
Ste 155
Reseda, CA 91335
Business and Employment
Pepperdine University School of Law
Tarzana, CA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(818) 881-3738 PO Box 570775
Tarzana, CA 91357
Business and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Jessica Newman
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Knowledgeable & Skilled Business Law Attorney! Aggressive Legal Representation!

I have experience and skill in all aspects of business law litigation. I am dedicated to solving problems and obtaining the best possible results! Visit my website for settlements and verdicts, call for a consultation. Read More »
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David M. Poitras
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Restructuring Lawyer

David Poitras represents companies in bankruptcy and restructuring matters including receiverships, assignments for the benefit of creditors and out-of-court financial restructurings. Read More »
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Tarzana, CA Business Law Lawyer with 41 years experience
(818) 430-4325 18653 Ventura Blvd # 545
Tarzana, CA 91356
Business and IP
Loyola Law School
Tarzana, CA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(818) 996-8903 18321 Ventura Blvd Ste 755
Tarzana, CA 91356
Business and Collections
Loyola Law School
Tarzana, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(818) 609-2300 5567 Reseda Blvd Ste 330
Tarzana, CA 91356
Business
UCLA School of Law
Topanga, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(310) 925-8337 PO Box 366
Topanga, CA 91356
Business and Real Estate
San Fernando Valley College of Law
Reseda, CA Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(818) 903-5562 6860 Canby Ave Ste 112
Reseda, CA 91335
Business
Loyola Law School
Tarzana, CA Business Law Attorney with 59 years experience
(818) 343-1355 19447 Rosita St
Tarzana, CA 91356
Business and Real Estate
USC Law School
Tarzana, CA Business Law Attorney with 54 years experience
(818) 881-0942 4035 Tarrybrae Ter
Tarzana, CA 91356
Business and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Tarzana, CA Business Law Attorney with 37 years experience
(818) 558-4444 5567 Reseda Blvd
Ste 350
Tarzana, CA 91356
Business, Criminal and DUI
Georgetown Univ Law Ctr
Tarzana, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(818) 996-5000 19318 Ventura Blvd #100
Tarzana, CA 91356
Business and Bankruptcy
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Tarzana, CA Business Law Lawyer with 60 years experience
(818) 678-6699 5076 Shirley Ave
Tarzana, CA 91356
Business and Estate Planning
Northwestern Univ School of Law
Kevin K. McDonnell
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Land Use & Zoning Lawyer

Kevin McDonnell represents developers, commercial and industrial property owners and luxury housing owners in land use, zoning, entitlements, building construction regulation, and occupancy compliance matters. Read More »
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Christina Cacchio
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Estate Planning Lawyer

Christina represents clients in estate planning, estate and trust administration and charitable planning. She provides tax-savings strategies to high-net-worth individuals. Read More »
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Alan Abergel
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Encino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 13 years experience
(818) 783-4645 15915 Ventura Blvd
Suite 300
Encino, CA 91436
Business, Real Estate and Securities
Univ of Maryland School of Law
Our firm’s concentration is in the representation of entrepreneurs and their businesses. Our firm provides transactional, regulatory, and administrative litigation services. We often act as outside general counsel for our clients’ businesses. We serve many business industries including, lending, financial services, equipment leasing and finance, real estate, technology startups, professional services, music/entertainment, new media, fitness/wellness, manufacturing, restaurants, and apparel. As a Los Angeles, California, business law firm, we provide professional, cost-effective, responsive, and aggressive representation to our clients. Our skill in incorporating litigation avoidance strategies into our clients’ business...
Suzanne Natbony
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Encino, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(310) 478-6251 16000 Ventura Blvd #1000
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Health Care and IP
Southwestern University School of Law
Suzanne Natbony is a third generation lawyer, with a focus on transactional, regulatory/compliance and dispute resolution. She is licensed to practice in California, with her own law practice, Solve & Win, PC, in West Los Angeles, in addition to her role as Senior Counsel to the international law firm, Aliant LLP, Of Counsel to Merino Yebri LLP, in Century City, serving as General Counsel for Beverly Hills Rejuvenation Center and the Legal Advisor of Rotolab. Ms. Natbony has a well-versed and diverse background practicing law across multiple business sectors, including, healthcare, entertainment and real estate. She has advised...
KC Marie Knox
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Woodland Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(818) 501-5800 21333 Oxnard Street
First Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
I am an attorney at the Los Angeles Estate Planning Law Firm Anker, Hymes & Schreiber, LLP.
Larry Stephen Hymes
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Woodland Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(818) 501-5800 21333 Oxnard St
1st Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Anker, Reed, Hymes, Schreiber, & Cohen, A Law Corporation, utilizes a unique team approach designed to achieve optimal outcomes. For example, when a client's case presents complex legal issues, we bring the presiding partners together in order to fully assess the situation and to determine the most direct, efficient, and effective strategy. Our firm always aims to create innovative and positive solutions via the comprehensive legal knowledge of our attorneys.
Gregory Edward Stone
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Woodland Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(818) 999-2232 21600 Oxnard St
Suite 200
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Business and Personal Injury
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Gregory E. Stone, Founding Partner, is a skilled negotiator, mediator and trial attorney. While an overwhelming number of his cases are resolved prior to trial, Greg has built a reputation for achieving outstanding trial results for his clients. He has tried over 65 jury trials to verdict throughout Los Angeles, Ventura, Kern, Orange, and San Bernardino counties. Greg has been recognized as a “Southern California Super Lawyer” by his peers in Los Angeles Magazine, Law & Politics Media, Inc., and Super Lawyer publications. Greg prides himself on solving problems for others and makes himself available to his many repeat...
Sam Mollaei
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Encino, CA Business Law Attorney with 5 years experience
(818) 925-0002 5343 Yarmouth Ave.
Suite 107
Encino, CA 91316
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, Entertainment & Sports and IP
Southwestern University School of Law
If you are seeking a career in the music field or thinking of starting your own business, consulting with an attorney will be highly beneficial. As a musician, producer, and entrepreneur for over a decade, I have found the business aspect of entertainment and business law to be daunting and confusing. Mollaei Law was founded with the beliefs that artists and entrepreneurs should concentrate on their craft without business and legal distractions. Artists are meant to create and lawyers are there to facilitate that process. Mollaei Law’s focus is to assist artists and entrepreneurs achieve their full potential...
Robert Louis Gigliotti
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ENCINO, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(818) 996-9776 15760 VENTURA BLVD., SUITE 700
ENCINO, CA 91436
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Family and Personal Injury
University of La Verne College of Law
With over twenty-five years experience, Los Angeles attorney Robert Gigliotti has the knowledge and experience necessary to confidently and effectively represent California Clients in all aspects of family law including, divorce, custody and visitation, move-away disputes, child support, ?spousal support, property rights, premarital, post-nuptial, cohabitation agreements, modifications, domestic violence, and restraining orders. ?Los Angeles lawyer Robert Gigliotti understands the emotional and financial stress experienced by clients going through a divorce. ?Although a "do - it - yourself" plan may sound attractive at first glance a family law courtroom is no place to navigate alone or without an experienced...
Parham Patrick Parhami
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Encino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(818) 205-2445 6345 Balboa Blvd., Suite 247
Encino, CA 91316
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Personal Injury
Southwestern University School of Law
The areas of focus are Personal Injury, Contracts, Business Management, Business Formation (Corporation and LLC), Real Estate, Bankruptcy, Debt Settlement, Estate Planning and Banking. In addition to practicing law, the second part of the firm concentrates on Business Management section in which focus is on accounts payable, accounts receivable, paying bills, doing all tax work and anything else the client is interested in. Lastly, the firm concentrates on business consulting for anyone who currently has a business or plan to start a business.
David Kleiman
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Woodland Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(855) 529-1020 21900 Burbank Blvd., Third Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Patents and Trademarks
Stetson University College of Law and Franklin Pierce Law Center
Registered U.S. patent attorney David M. Kleiman has been helping entrepreneurs and businesses succeed with intellectual property law since 1998. He has had many years of experience working on big patent litigation for large multi-national corporate clients, defending businesses against wrongful allegations of infringement, and obtaining intellectual property protection for client innovations and creations. Attorney of record or lead counsel in more than a dozen lawsuits. Has worked effectively as part of a team to help clients obtain hundreds of millions of dollars in civil litigation settlements. 1st chair criminal jury trial experience. Substantial experience...
Matthew David Resnik
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Encino, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(818) 293-0031 17609 Ventura Boulevard,
Suite 314
Encino, CA 91316
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Real Estate
Univ of West Los Angeles
Matthew Resnik received his Juris Doctorate in 1996. Matthew Resnik has dedicated his legal career exclusively to Consumer Bankruptcy, representing financially distressed individuals against their creditors. Dedicated to equalizing the playing field between consumers and creditors, Matthew Resnik founded Simon Resnik LLP in 2003.

Matthew Resnik has served as a keynote speaker at numerous seminars relating to the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2005. Matthew Resnik is a member of Los Angeles County Bar Association, Beverly Hills Bar Association, and actively involved in the National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (“NACBA”) and the local Central District Consumer Bankruptcy...
William F. Capps
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate Lawyer

Bill Capps represents corporate, insurance and banking clients with an emphasis on securities matters and corporate governance. His experience includes serving substantial corporate clients as outside general counsel. Read More »
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Catherine DeBono Holmes
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business and Investment Capital Lawyer

Cathy Holmes is chair of JMBM's Investment Capital Law Group and author of the Investment Law Blog. She helps businesses worldwide to raise, invest and manage capital from U.S. and non-U.S. investors. Read More »
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Kristi Weiler Dean
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(818) 999-2232 21600 Oxnard St
Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 91367
Business and Insurance Defense
Pepperdine Univ School of Law
Kristi W. Dean, Managing Partner, is a skilled trial lawyer who represents clients in business disputes. Kristi was named a 2013 Trusted Advisor by the San Fernando Valley Business Journal. She has been consistently named a "Southern California Super Lawyer" and recognized as "one of the top" lawyers in Southern California by her peers in Los Angeles Magazine, Law & Politics Media, Inc., and Super Lawyer publications. Kristi represents corporations and business organizations in various litigation disputes, including breach of contract, shareholder disputes, unfair business competition, trade secret misappropriation, tortious interference, wage & hour, shareholder derivative actions, and breach of...
Douglas Keith Schreiber
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Woodland Hills, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(818) 501-5800 21333 Oxnard Street
First Floor
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Business, Entertainment & Sports, Estate Planning and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Douglas K. Schreiber (Member) born Los Angeles, California, September 16, 1953; admitted to bar, 1978, California; 1979, U.S. District Court, Central and Southern Districts of California and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. Education: University of Southern California (B.S., cum laude, 1975); Loyola University of Los Angeles (J.D., cum laude, 1978). Recipient: American Jurisprudence Award for Remedies. Member: State Bar of California. Reported Cases: Waisbren v. Peppercorn Productions Inc., (1995) 41 Cal.App.4th 246 48 Cal. Rptr. 2d 437; Lenane vs. Franchise Tax Board (1994) 9 Cal.4th 263, 36 Cal. Rptr.2d 563 Amicus Curiae.
Robyn Michele McKibbin
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Woodland Hills, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(818) 999-2232 21600 Oxnard St
Suite 200
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Business and Insurance Defense
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Robyn M. McKibbin, Partner, has a broad-based litigation practice representing both corporate and individual plaintiffs and defendants with primary emphasis on employment law including wage and hour, harassment, discrimination, and wrongful termination. She represents clients in private mediations and arbitrations, before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts. She provides preventive personnel advice concerning hiring, firing, leaves of absence, internal investigations, and disciplinary action. Robyn prepares and evaluates client personnel manuals, policies and forms, and negotiates and drafts employment, confidentiality, separation, and severance agreements. She also provides anti-harassment, discrimination and retaliation training for supervisors and...
Sean D. Allen
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Woodland Hills, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(866) 839-9400 21650 Oxnard Street
Suite 2000
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Business, Appeals, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Pepperdine University
A skilled attorney with litigation, appellate, and transactional experience in areas such as real property, contracts, business and corporate governance, business entity formation, and bankruptcy. Currently counsels Common Interest Developments on a wide range of matters, including operational issues, corporate governance, interpretation of governing documents, corporate matters, dispute resolution, litigation, and general transactional matters. Obtained very favorable outcomes for clients as both plaintiffs and as defendants, and is also one of the few attorneys knowledgeable of the unique issues surrounding homeowner associations as bankruptcy creditors. Obtained Juris Doctor degree from Pepperdine University School of Law. Licensed to practice...
Kevin Eugene Rex
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(818) 990-2120 16633 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91436
Business and Real Estate
Loyola Law School
Kevin E. Rex has over 15 years' experience structuring, negotiating and otherwise handling complex business transactions. He primarily represenets privately held and/or family owned businesses in real estate, finance, employment relationships and matters pertaining to business succession planning.
Olga Zalomiy
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Sherman Oaks, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(310) 461-3776 15250 Ventura Boulevard.,
Suite 601
Sherman Oaks, CA 91403
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and International
University of Southern California Gould School of Law and Russian Federation
Intellectual property and business attorney with substantial transactional and litigation experience in the USA (states of New York and California), the Russian Federation and Europe (only ECHR). Ms. Zalomiy represents businesses in resolving their disputes and also acts as an arbitrator. She is listed with the Dubai International Arbitration Centre, Vienna International Arbitration Center and she is a member of the WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Center’s Domain Name Panel. Also, Olga is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London and she is included into the CIArb list of Approved Faculty. Ms. Zalomiy also has a broad experience in representing...
Robert Michael Berger
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Encino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(818) 385-1770 16830 Ventura Blvd.
Suite 500
Encino, CA 91436
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Estate Planning and Probate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Nathan Wirtschafter
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Encino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(818) 660-2518 16501 Ventura Boulevard
Suite 610
Encino, CA 91436
Business and Collections
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Nathan D. Wirtschafter, Corp. is a business litigation firm. We represent clients in California’s state and federal courts, as well as in arbitration and mediation. We represent large companies, small businesses and individuals. Our work is informed by over 40 years of litigation practice, encompassing hundreds of cases and disputes. The firm is committed to being personable, professional, creative, effective, consistent, ethical, highly skilled, tenacious and thorough. We strive to find the best strategy to help our clients achieve their goals as quickly as possible within a budget that fits their needs. We...
Frederick Steven Schwartz
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Los Angeles, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(818) 986-2407 15303 Ventura Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 91403
Business, Asbestos, Consumer and Employment
Whittier Coll School of Law
For over 20 years, Frederick S. Schwartz has worked diligently to insure that his clients receive the best legal representation possible. As a former insurance company defense attorney, Frederick S. Schwartz has valuable insight into the mindset and frame of reference of the insurance company's adjusters and lawyers. This gives his clients a big advantage in the negotiation, litigation, and settlement process. If you have suffered a serious injury, been treated unfairly or been denied a benefit or right, call the Law Offices of Frederick S. Schwartz to receive personal legal representation that you can trust
Steven D. Kramar
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Encino, CA Business Law Lawyer with 46 years experience
(818) 380-3500 16133 Ventura Blvd #585
Encino, CA 91436
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Real Estate
Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
Steven D. Kramar's practice concentrates on small businesses, the selection and formation of business entities such as partnerships, corporations and limited liability companies, the management and contract issues they encounter, including litigation, as well as matters involving the personal affairs of principals such as estate planning (trusts and wills) and probate and trust administration. Steven represents clients in regard to real estate matters from purchases and sales through disputes concerning the rights and responsibilities of adjoining property owners. Steven has a long history of personal injury practice but does not actively seek cases unless they involve substantial injuries.
Neil Solarz
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Experienced & Skilled California Attorney for Business & Estate Planning Needs!

I am a dedicated lawyer with extensive experience in estate planning, wealth transfer and business matters. I am committed to creative and effective solutions! Visit my website for information, call for a consultation. Read More »
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Andrew K. Steenbock
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Taxation, Trusts & Estates

Andrew Steenbock focuses on estate and gift tax planning, and advises individuals and business entities on a range of tax planning and estate planning matters. Read More »
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Business laws include all municipal, state, and federal laws that regulate businesses and commerce. Some industries, such as finance, face specific laws and regulations that apply to those in the field. Businesses of all types also must conform to many regulations that apply across the board, such as environmental regulations and advertising laws.

A business lawyer can help you address the myriad legal issues that arise when you are starting a new venture, operating an established company, or winding up or selling a business.

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While most business lawyers deal in transactional work (contracts and forms), some also litigate business disputes that arise from transactional work. Business litigation attorneys may handle issues such as breach of contract claims, consumer class action lawsuits, and wrongful termination claims.


Business judgment rule: a presumption that directors making a business decision, not involving self-interest, act on an informed basis, in good faith and in the honest belief that their actions are in the corporation's best interest.

Pierce the veil: A court no longer affords a shareholder of a corporation the protection of limited liability when the corporation has neglected corporate formalities and intermingled assets between the shareholder and the corporation.