Walnut Creek, California Business Lawyers

An Nguyen Ruda
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

An Nguyen Ruda represents management and employers in a full range of labor and employment matters including litigation, advice and counseling, and administrative matters. Read More »
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Paige Simmons Esq.
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Helping businesses face all legal challenges, from contract law and beyond.

Paige Simmons guides clients toward resolutions that help establish and maintain the health of their business venture. Read More »
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Stuart K. Tubis
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business and ADA Litigation

Stuart Tubis is a civil litigator representing businesses in a wide range of matters, including Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) claims and intellectual property disputes. Read More »
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Joshua D. Brysk
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Skilled Business Lawyer! Experience, Diligence & Service! Call today!

I am dedicated to providing reliable, effective representation for a diverse range of business law needs. I work tirelessly for the best possible outcomes! Call for a consultation, visit my website for information. Read More »
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Christina Weed
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 390-3222 1990 N California Blvd
Suite 1020
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
University of San Diego School of Law and Whittier Law School
Christina Weed understands the complex life demands and goals of her clients. Christina also understands that most of the time it is not possible to completely separate family life from business. Clients need an integrated plan that covers all of their family, business, tax, and estate planning concerns. Christina has dedicated the past thirteen years to the study and practice of law, taxation, business, accounting, and estate planning and uses this knowledge to consult with her clients in business, tax and estate planning matters. Christina is a licensed attorney with an LL.M. in Taxation from the...
Erik J Christensen
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer
(925) 932-2468 1255 Treat Blvd
#600
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationBusiness, Appeals and Employment
University of California Hastings College of the Law and University of California - Irvine
Erik is rated one of California's rising stars in the field of Labor and Employment Law by the American Institute of Legal Advocates. In addition to labor and employment.

Erik is a graduate of UC Hastings, College of the Law, where he worked at the California Supreme Court and at the First District Court of Appeal, two of the most prestigious opportunities provided to law students in California. Erik also served as a law clerk for the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Victim Impact Program (sometimes referred to as the “Special Victims Unit.”) His experience includes years of service with...
Peter Alan Mankin
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(925) 935-0300 1211 Newell Ave.
Suite 120
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Private Practice in real estate and business law for 40 years. Court and private mediator for 25 years. AV Rated and Northern California Super Lawyer.
Michael J. Hassen
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(925) 359-7500 1981 N. Broadway, Suite 280
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Antitrust and Appeals
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Michael Hassen's litigation practice spans over 30 years and emphasizes general business and commercial litigation, including class action defense and matters involving intellectual property and unfair competition.
Steven Willock
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(925) 263-9743 1990 N California Blvd.
8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
University of California, Davis, School of Law
Steve is a business and real estate transactional attorney.

During the four years immediately prior to joining Andrews & Arbenz, PLLC, Steve served as in-house General Counsel for the principal developer of one of the largest privately funded real estate projects in the Pacific Northwest. Steve also spent approximately 15 years in private practice, in the San Francisco Bay Area, representing and advising a wide variety of business clients and real estate developers and also serving as outside counsel to several municipalities, regional businesses, and Fortune 500 companies.

Steve is particularly adept at identifying and assessing his...
Steven Jeffrey Mehlman
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(925) 935-3575 3050 Citrus Circle,, Suite 203
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Free ConsultationBusiness, Animal, Collections and Construction
University of Michigan
Mehlman Law Group is an East Bay (Walnut Creek, CA) real estate, business, and civil litigation law firm. We practice in all San Francisco Bay Area state and federal courts. I believe all clients should have access to high-quality legal services. Many of my clients see me as their "in-house" counsel or trusted personal legal advisor. For legal advice or representation, contact me at (925) 935-3575 or steven@mehlmanlawgroup.com for a free consultation. I have thirty years of experience representing small businesses and individuals. I consult with, provide guidance to, and refer clients to other professionals, including real estate and mortgage brokers, accountants,...
James Glassford Esq.
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(925) 274-0210 2950 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Free ConsultationBusiness
Golden Gate University School of Law
I have litigated many contract disputes. I taught the law of contracts at JFK University Law School for ten years. I know contracts from the practical as well as the academic point of view.
Timothy Craig Williams
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
(925) 933-9800 1850 Mt. Diablo Blvd., Suite 340
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, IP and Real Estate
Pepperdine University School of Law
Mr. Williams is the founder of The Williams Firm and has over 21 years of extensive experience in the areas of real estate, construction, business and corporate law. Mr. Williams' practice areas include all aspects of civil litigation and dispute resolution in all courts, government hearings, arbitrations and mediations in the areas of real estate, construction and business law. Mr. Williams also represents and advises clients in business transactions, corporate law, real property transactions, and trademark law. In real estate matters he has represented owners and developers of residential and commercial properties, including multi-million dollar properties, negotiated sales...
William Nelson
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(925) 557-1320 2950 Buskirk Avenue, Suite 300
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
San Joaquin College of Law
Registered patent attorney with several years of experience in practicing intellectual property (IP) law, particularly in the areas of preparing and prosecuting patent, trademark, and copyright applications, patentability and infringement analyses, strategic IP counseling, and enforcing intellectual property rights.
David Stanley Pearson
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 287-0051 48 Kingston Pl
Walnut Creek, CA 94597
Business and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
My office primarily represents closely held businesses and their owners. My clients look to me to act as outside general counsel since it is unnecessary for most businesses to have a full time attorney on staff. I work with clients to resolve general business issues, whether it involves drafting and negotiating contracts, general business advice or litigation. I handle general corporate matters, contract drafting and review, merger and acquisition transactions, commercial real estate transactions, estate planning and general civil litigation services.

Recent representative matters include resolution of two wage and hour class actions with one saving the client over $3,000,000;...
Elina Tilman
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Management Labor & Employment Lawyer

Elina Tilman Taylor Burras represents employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, hiring, wage and hour, and other issues. Read More »
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L. Randolph Harris
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Corporate and Tax Lawyer

Randy Harris represents privately held companies and their owners on matters including business transition, taxable and tax deferred mergers and acquisitions, restructuring, joint ventures, and real estate transactions. Read More »
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Richard Allen Madsen Jr
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 974-0800 Civic Plaza
1655 North Main Street, Suite 240
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Defense
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Criminal Defense and DUI attorney Richard A. Madsen, Jr. (a former Contra Costa County Deputy District Attorney) has represented thousands of first-time offenders who have been arrested or charged with driving under the influence throughout the Bay Area and Northern California. Mr. Madsen's impeccable reputation speaks for itself. Recognized as a highly skilled trial lawyer and negotiator, and well seasoned in the intricacies of the Department of Motor Vehicles, Mr. Madsen works tirelessly to protect his clients' rights and achieve superior results. Mr. Madsen knows the system. For nearly twenty years, Mr. Madsen has utilized his reputation and long-standing relationships...
Jordan Jay Yudien
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 34 years experience
(925) 472-0600 2125 Oak Grove Rd Ste 210
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Business, Employment and Real Estate
Washington Univ School of Law
When you need an attorney with high-level experience and an aggressive litigation style, then Yudien Law Firm, P.C. is here for you. Located in Walnut Creek while serving the San Francisco Bay Area and the surrounding cities, our firm is dedicated to providing the best legal counsel and representation in a variety of specialties including: business, real estate, and labor law. We believe that you deserve a dedicated and experienced local San Francisco Bay Area lawyer to protect your interests, and we stand firmly in our commitment to professional ethics in each and every case we accept. If you need...
Robert Ian Levy
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(925) 708-3306 540 Lennon Lane
Walnut Creek, CA 94598
Business and Real Estate
Tulane Univ Law School
David William Ginn
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(925) 256-4466 1981 N Broadway
Ste. 275
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Construction, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
Ginn & Crosby, LLP emphasizes real property and construction law. We assist clients in public works projects and commercial development, as well as litigation.
John Scott Isherwood
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(925) 956-1408 1990 N. California Blvd 8th Floor
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Landlord Tenant, Personal Injury and Real Estate
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
James Martin Sproul
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(925) 482-0983 675 Ygnacio Valley Road
Suite B-202
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Insurance Defense and Real Estate
UC Berkeley School of Law Boalt Hall
Fredrick A. Hagen
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(925) 838-2090 2175 N. California Blvd.
Suite 500
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Construction and Real Estate
Univ of San Diego School of Law
Any attorney can work on your legal matter and send you a bill. Look for an attorney who has the knowledge and experience to resolve your legal disputes and achieve your goals without incurring unnecessary legal fees.

With 20 years experience assisting clients in resolving legal disputes in both commercial and residential real estate disputes, and other matters, we pride ourselves efficiently achieving our clients' goals.
Donald George Palmer Jr
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
1630 N Main St #423
Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4609
Business
John F. Kennedy University and John F. Kennedy University
Carol Lynn Lerner
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 45 years experience
(925) 933-0490 961 Ygnacio Valley Road
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business and Real Estate
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Chelsey Torgerson-Westfall
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 15 years experience
(925) 935-3300 2121 N. California Blvd Ste 875
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business and Construction
Seattle University School of Law
Stephen M. Fuerch
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Free Consultation! Exceptional Business Law Attorney! Skilled Legal Counsel!

For over 35 years, I have passionately worked to advocate for the rights and interests of business clients. I am committed to the best possible outcomes! Visit my website for information, call for a free consultation. Read More »
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Kerry Shapiro
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Mining and Natural Resources Lawyer

Kerry Shapiro is the Chairman of JMBM's Mining & Natural Resources Group and represents the mining, construction and building materials industries on mineral extraction and land development projects Read More »
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Michael Edmund Cardoza
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Walnut Creek, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(925) 274-2900 1220 Oakland Blvd
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Business, Criminal, DUI and Personal Injury
McGeorge School of Law Univ of the Pacific
Peter Tormey
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Pleasant Hill, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(925) 352-9842 101 Gregory Lane
Suite 46
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Business, IP, Patents and Trademarks
John F. Kennedy University
Mr. Tormey has over 20 years of experience in product development, marketing and intellectual property protection. As a company startup veteran, Mr. Tormey brings a unique perspective on the value of intellectual property to a small and growing business. As such, he also speaks to entrepreneurs and business executives on how to protect and leverage IP assets. Mr. Tormey is the author of the "Startup Guide to Intellectual Property." As a patent attorney, Mr. Tormey has drafted over 100 patent applications covering software, electronics, wireless, radio, mobile applications, encryption and automation controls. Besides intellectual property law, ...
Mr. Chris Covington
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Attorney with 38 years experience
(925) 310-4067 250 Lafayette Circle, Suite 200
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Throughout his thirty year career Chris has been focused on assisting key executives in building their businesses, and often on preparing for and subsequently executing their liquidity event, the sale of their company, raising capital, or an IPO. As a consequence, he has developed particular expertise in Corporate and Transactional matters, Mergers and Acquisitions and with providing General Counsel Services to a wide range of business clients. Chris has represented individual executives, sole proprietorships and Fortune 500 companies. His clients have been both public and privately held, and have included LLCs and limited and general partnerships. Most clients...
William Conrad Vencill
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Lawyer with 43 years experience
(925) 946-9700 3445 Golden Gate Way
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
Anthony Albert Ferrigno
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(423) 744-4041 3443 Golden Gate Way, Suite F
Lafayette, CA 94549
Free ConsultationBusiness, Antitrust and IP
Southwestern Univ School of Law
Trial Lawyer Business Litigation Both Defense & Plaintiff Extensive Experience And With Multi-Million Dollar Verdicts; Lawyer Malpractice Cases; Real Estate Law; Wills & Trusts Contests; Class Actions.
Edward David Barron
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Pleasant Hill, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
3478 Buskirk Avenue
Suite 150
Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction and Landlord Tenant
University of California, Hastings College of the Law
John Secrest Richards
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Danville, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 231-8104 261 Hartz Avenue
Danville, CA 94526
Free ConsultationBusiness, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
Golden Gate University School of Law
J.R. Richards' practice focuses on developing long term client relationships representing their interests in both transactional matters and in civil litigation. He represents both plaintiffs and defendants primarily in real estate and business disputes and has successfully litigated cases through dispositive motion, trial and settlement in state and federal courts. J.R. prepares each case to achieve a favorable judgment by trial or before trial, and when in the best interest of the client leverages a favorable settlement. Community Involvement: * Coach/Manager for Pre-K/K softball team the Purple Puppies 2016. * Coach/Manager for the Danville...
Scott Jordan
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San Ramon, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(925) 913-0275 18 Crow Canyon Court
Suite 280
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Southern California Gould School of Law
I represent individuals and small to medium sized businesses in bankruptcy, foreclosure defense and debt consolidation matters. For individuals, I represent clients in Chapter 7 and Chapter 13 bankruptcy proceedings, including adversary proceedings, including 2nd home mortgage lien stripping, redemption of vehicles and student loan reductions. For businesses, I provide services related to the winding down of a business, board and management consultations and bankruptcy debt consolidation in Chapter 11. In conjunction with my bankruptcy practice, I also provide estate planning, probate and trust administration representation. The best way to avoid probate is to plan properly by drafting...
Patricia Ann Rowe
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Concord, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(925) 256-1000 1401 Franquette Ave.
Suite A-3
Concord, CA 94520
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
I am also a Certified Public Accountant and have been doing tax work in the Bay Area for 30 years. I specialize in helping people and businesses pay as few taxes as possible without getting audited. In the estate planning area I help people preserve their property for their families and pay as few estate taxes as possible. I also am the Probate Doctor who can help fix impossible situations when estates are stuck in the quagmire of California Probate.
Zachary Roy Rayo
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Concord, CA Business Law Lawyer with 23 years experience
(925) 825-1955 Salvio Pacheco Sq. at Todos Santos Plaza
2151 Salvio St., Ste 399
Concord, CA 94520
Business, Elder, Estate Planning and Probate
University of Miami School of Law and University of Hawai'i at Manoa William S. Richardson School of Law
Zachary Rayo brings experience, efficiency and empathy to estate planning. Mr. Rayo’s approach is people-centered. He recognizes that the legal needs and special issues differ from client to client, that each person is unique, with unique needs that must be met with efficiency, active listening and care. Mr. Rayo knows the importance of social responsibility which manifests not only in ethical decisions and practices but also in involvement in socially important causes.
Nicolas De Lancie
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Commercial Finance Lawyer

Nicolas De Lancie represents banks and other financial entities in creditors' rights, bankruptcy matters, commercial credit and commercial real estate finance transactions. Read More »
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Kate Sagers
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Kate Sagers counsels business owners in in Americans with Disabilities (ADA) issues and defends them in ADA litigation. Read More »
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Karyne Ghantous
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San Ramon, CA Business Law Attorney with 21 years experience
(925) 242-2431 2603 Camino Ramon, Suite 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Karyne T. Ghantous is a California licensed attorney with close to 20 years of litigation and insurance defense experience successfully negotiating the resolution of, and trying cases in State and Federal court, Contra Costa County, Alameda County, San Francisco County, Santa Clara County, Sacramento County, Solano County and Monterey County.
Martin Ross Sances
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Lafayette, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(925) 284-2810 3736 Mt. Diablo Blvd.
Suite 300
Lafayette, CA 94549
Business, Construction, Insurance Claims and Securities
Univ of Wisconsin Law School
Areas of Expertise

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

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

Martin is an experienced business attorney who facilitates transactions while minimizing the risks and pitfalls facing his clients. Martin takes a “can-do” approach to legal problems that focuses on crafting deals through an integrative and value creating process rather than conflict.
Jean Claude Bernard Mallein
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Danville, CA Business Law Attorney with 12 years experience
(925) 905-9050 244 Front Street
Danville, CA 94526
Business, Estate Planning, Probate and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law and Golden Gate University School of Law
Jean Claude (JJ) B. Mallein Jr. is an experienced business, tax and trusts and estates attorney. Dedicated to wealth preservation, he has focused his education and practice on helping California residents secure their estates and prepare for the future. As a partner at boutique tax and estate planning firm in the Silicon Valley, Mr. Mallein gained valuable experience in wealth management, estate planning, tax planning, business succession planning, trust and estate administrations, tax controversy, real estate transactions and like-kind exchange cases. He is fully prepared to tackle complex business and estate planning cases. Mr. Mallein is a Dual Certified...
James Joseph Fishel
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Martinez, CA Business Law Lawyer with 29 years experience
(925) 935-2021 110 Blue Ridge Dr
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Family
The University of Florida of College of Law
Jon Paul Webster
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Concord, CA Business Law Lawyer with 30 years experience
(925) 609-7600 1985 Bonifacio Street
Suite 102
Concord, CA 94520-2264
Free ConsultationBusiness, Employment, Landlord Tenant and Real Estate
John F. Kennedy School of Law and California State University - Sacramento
I am a former police officer and deputy district attorney. I have been in private practice since 1994. I bring the experiences I have gained to fight for my clients. Whether you have an employment, business or real property transaction or you are involved in a dispute, my firm will work diligently to represent you in negotiations, administrative, civil or criminal proceedings from initiation through appeal. I routinely represent both employees and employers in wage and hour and discrimination cases. I provide advice and represent individuals, corporations and limited liability partnerships and companies in real property matters...
Michael Peter Semansky
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Martinez, CA Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(925) 372-8766 3rd Floor
Martinez, CA 94553
Business, Criminal, DUI and Insurance Claims
U of San Francisco School of Law
Attorney Michael P. Semansky has been representing clients in criminal defense and personal injury matters for over 36 years. He is dedicated to providing each client with personalized attention and strives to resolve every case efficiently and effectively. If you are in need of a settlement or recovery for your personal injury claim, or an aggressive criminal defense, he is an attorney you can trust to get results.
Lubna Khan Jahangiri
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San Ramon, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(925) 831-4840 111 Deerwood Rd
Ste 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Business and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
San Ramon Business & Real Estate Lawyer
undefinedLubna K Jahangiri has been serving the business community of the San Francisco Bay Area for over twelve years. Attorney Jahangiri provides consultation and representation in a variety of transactional business and real property matters including:

Litigation –Represent clients in litigation, trials, arbitrations, mediations, civil writ petitions and appeals related to business, commercial, and real property disputes

Legal Experience
Ms. Jahangiri earned her J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from Golden Gate University in 2001, from where she graduated at the top of her class. While at law school, Ms. Jahangiri earned the CALI award for writing and research...
Guy Ellery Louie
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San Ramon, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(925) 234-1440 2010 Crow Canyon Place Suite 100
San Ramon, CA 94583
Business, Animal, Appeals and IP
Thomas Jefferson School of Law
Beth Wolf Mora
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San Ramon, CA Business Law Lawyer with 19 years experience
(925) 820-8949 18 Crow Canyon Court, Suite 145
San Ramon, CA 94583
Free ConsultationBusiness, Civil Rights, Elder and Employment
Golden Gate University School of Law
James Wesley Choate III
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San Ramon, CA Business Law Attorney with 24 years experience
(925) 271-4342 111 Deerwood Rd
Ste 200
San Ramon, CA 94583
Business, Divorce, Estate Planning and Family
John F Kennedy Univ School of Law
Bennett G. Young
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Insolvency Lawyer

Ben Young represents lenders, financial institutions, secured and unsecured creditors, distressed investment funds, businesses, receivers, special servicers, and creditors' committees, in insolvency matters. Read More »
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Joshua Haevernick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Joshua Haevernick focuses on commercial litigation and represents businesses in design and construction defects, suretyship issues, professional negligence, breach of contract, and other matters. Read More »
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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.