West Menlo Park, California Business Lawyers

Michael S. Biggs
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California Business Law Attorney! Skilled Representation!

I provide dedicated business law representation for those with legal needs. I am ready to aggressively fight for your business rights and interests! Visit my website for more information or call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jodi Smith
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Environmental and Land Use Lawyer

Jodi Smith represents developers, commercial property owners, manufacturers, and others, in a range of permitting, compliance and enforcement issues, including California Prop. 65. Read More »
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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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Charles M. Louderback
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California Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience

Charles M. Louderback is the founder of Louderback Law Group specializing in all areas of employment litigation and commercial litigation. As a trial lawyer with 30 years of experience, Mr. Louderback has successfully... Read More »
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Harry Isaac Price
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Los Altos, CA Business Law Attorney with 42 years experience
(650) 949-0840 40 Main St
Los Altos, CA 94022
Business and Real Estate
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Harry Boadwee
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Los Altos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 31 years experience
(408) 253-6100 PO Box 4134
Los Altos, CA 94024
Business and IP
Columbia Univ School of Law
Paul Gerard Minoletti
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 34 years experience
(650) 638-9601 Waters Technology Park
1 Waters Park Drive, Suite 98
San Mateo, CA 94403
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Estate Planning
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
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Donavon Marble
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(650) 502-1112 274 Redwood Shores Pkwy
Suite 441
Redwood City, CA 94065
Business, Collections, Insurance Claims and Landlord Tenant
University of Wisconsin Law School
James Samuel Knopf
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(650) 627-9595 951 Mariners Island Blvd., Suite 300
San Mateo, CA 94404
Business, Bankruptcy, Consumer and Real Estate
Cornell Univ
Jeffrey Kenton Lee
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(650) 237-7271 1891 Landings Dr
Mountain View, CA 94043
Business, Appeals, Environmental and IP
Vermont Law School and Vermont Law School
Shannon A. Kumagai
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Lawyer
(650) 335-7161 801 California St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
Business
UCLA School of Law
Troy V. Sutton
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San Carlos, CA Business Law Lawyer
(650) 593-2388 900 Industrial Road
Suite E
San Carlos, CA 94070
Business, Construction and Entertainment & Sports
Golden Gate University School of Law
Derek Yu
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San Mateo, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(650) 288-1507 400 S El Camino Real
Suite #600
San Mateo, CA 94402
Business
Loyola Law School
Gregory Wrenn
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Redwood City, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
1900 Seaport Blvd
Third Floor
Redwood City, CA 94063
Business and IP
Alan William Sparer
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Experienced & Knowledgeable California Business Law Attorney! Call Now!

I am a determined and skilled business law attorney. I provide legal counsel and advocacy for business law matters with dedication and expertise. Visit my website to see settlements and verdicts. Call for a consultation. 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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Mr. Richard Eric Anthony Dwyer Esq.
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Attorney with 29 years experience
(800) 372-9983 800 W. El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View, CA 94040
Business, Divorce and Real Estate
Stanford University
Aki Yoshikawa
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
1600 Amphitheatre Pkwy
Mountain View, CA 94043
Business
Stanford Univ Law School
Claire Kalia
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Mountain View, CA Business Law Lawyer
(650) 701-7617 800 West El Camino Real
Suite 180
Mountain View, CA 94040
Business
James Cai
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
(408) 436-0789 1754 Technology Dr
#122
San Jose, CA 95110
Free ConsultationBusiness, IP, Immigration and Real Estate
Temple University Beasley School of Law
James Cai founded SAC Attorneys, LLP after serving as in-house legal counsel for Yahoo! Inc. His practice focuses on corporate law, immigration, employment and estate planning. Mr. Cai believes in relationship lawyering and has a client-driven practice. He practices law the old fashioned way - giving each client this full attention with prompt responses, thorough research and analysis, aggressive representation and careful attention to details, in both transactional and litigation matters. As a result, most of his clients are repeat and long term clients, including individuals, small businesses, non-profit organizations and public companies. Before founding SAC Attorneys, LLP,...
Kevin C Boileau
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Campbell, CA Business Law Attorney with 33 years experience
(408) 442-2983 1999 S Bascom
Campbell, CA 95008
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Divorce and Personal Injury
Harvard Law School, University of San Diego School of Law and University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
For your mediation or negotiation needs, contact Kevin Boileau at
408.442.2983, 949.444.6964, or 415.830.0065.

Scientist, lawyer, and psychoanalyst specializing in complex negotiation, mediation, and law that utilizes game theory and psychoanalysis.

Substantively, we operate in:
DIVORCE LAW - - we handle complex financials, estates, and discreet matters
PERSONAL INJURY MEDIATION & NEGOTIATION - - we can help you avoid litigation and get your settlement
ANIMAL RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we protect animals
WATER & LAND MEDIATION - - we offer creative solutions
BUSINESS MEDIATION - - we can help with business conflicts
HUMAN RIGHTS MEDIATION - - we broker peace

We have offices in Silicon Valley/San Jose,...
Michael William Malter
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Business, Bankruptcy, IP and Tax
Santa Clara University School of Law
Eric Thomas Hartnett
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(408) 290-8228 563 S. Murphy Ave.
Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Sunnyvale, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
Business, Collections, Construction and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Eric Hartnett possesses an impressive real estate and business law background. He is a former partner at a preeminent real estate firm in Silicon Valley and has garnered a considerable wealth of experience by working his entire career at small and medium-sized firms. He has represented a wide array of clients ranging from Fortune 500 companies and government entities to individuals and small businesses. Eric's skills and expertise have been recognized through his repeated receipt of Super Lawyers's Northern California Rising Star award.

While the majority of his cases have been venued in the Bay Area (e.g. Santa...
Heinz Binder
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Attorney with 40 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Business, Bankruptcy, Landlord Tenant and Tax
Santa Clara University School of Law
Mr. Binder has over 35 years of experience representing businesses and individuals as debtors or creditors in all types of bankruptcy matters and corporate restructuring. In addition to his considerable bankruptcy experience, Mr. Binder frequently represents businesses and individuals in real estate and business matters, collection and collection defense, and commercial law disputes. Mr. Binder’s practice also includes asset protection planning, creditor negotiations and workouts, debtor-creditor rights, tax disputes, bankruptcy appeals, and representing under-insured defendants in settlement negotiations and mediations.

Mr. Binder is active in the local Silicon Valley community, frequently lecturing on bankruptcy and related topics such as asset protection...
Kathryn E. Barrett
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 27 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Bankruptcy, Employment and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Kathryn E. Barrett is a member of Silicon Valley Law Group’s Business Litigation, Employment and Financial Services Group. Her areas of expertise include complex commercial disputes involving fraud, misappropriation of trade secrets, unfair competition, partnership, corporate and shareholder disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, derivative claims, alter ego; claims under the Convention for International Sale of Goods (CISG), employment, and real estate. Kathryn's litigation experience also includes adversary proceedings in the bankruptcy courts.

Kathryn is also an experienced, U.C. Berkeley-certified mediator of business disputes. She serves as a mediator and arbitrator for the Santa Clara County Bar Association Fee Arbitration Panel and...
Bernard Vogel III
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Securities and Tax
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Los Angeles
Bernie Vogel is a shareholder and the CEO and President of Silicon Valley Law Group. His practice emphasizes complex corporate transactions, investment financings, mergers and acquisitions, as well as the formation and maintenance of partnerships and limited liability companies. He provides ongoing business counseling to a variety of entities, ranging from venture capital firms and start up high tech and biotech companies. Advices on directors & officers liability, corporate governance, stock option plans, licensing, and contracts, as well as advice on complex tax issues with respect to transaction structuring, entity formation, reorganizations, and business succession planning. Before practicing law, Bernie...
Sidney Alex Luscutoff
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California Business Law Lawyer with 38 years experience

University of California Hastings College of the LawCalifornia, U.S. District Court, Central District of California, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California, U.S. District Court, Northern District of California, U.S. District Court, Southern District of...
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Martin H. Orlick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Real Estate Lawyer

I am a skilled and experienced attorney representing clients with business law needs. I am committed to exceptional advocacy for your legal issues and concerns. Visit my website for results and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jeffrey Moore
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Campbell, CA Business Law Attorney with 28 years experience
(408) 915-8043 155 E. Campbell Avenue
Suite 121
Campbell, CA 95008
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
Santa Clara University School of Law
Attorney Jeffrey M. Moore has 20 years experience assisting consumers and small business in Silicon Valley. He was raised in Santa Clara County, graduated from Santa Clara University School of Law (Juris Doctor) and Santa Clara Leavey School of Business (MBA). Mr. Moore is a recognized authority in family, bankruptcy, and landlord/tenant law. Visit our website for information on how we can assist you with your legal issue.
Brett Alcala
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(650) 343-4426 177 Bovet Rd
6th Floor
San Mateo, CA 94402
Free ConsultationSan Mateo, CA Business Law Lawyer with 32 years experience
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Santa Clara University School of Law
Brett Alcala has resolved hundreds of securities disputes through litigation, mediation and arbitration. He routinely represents clients before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Brett Alcala's office is located in the San Francisco Bay Area; however, he has worked with clients across the United States.
Jeffrey K Nielsen
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(408) 294-9700 84 West Santa Clara St. #540
San Jose, CA 95113
Free ConsultationBusiness, Estate Planning and Probate
Western State University College of Law
With over 5 years of experience, I understand the challenges facing families when they begin to contemplate their future. I know that you want to make sure that you are leaving your loved ones in a good place, and I want to help you develop a comprehensive estate plan that allows you to achieve your specific objectives.

I offer customized Estate Plans tailored to each client's needs. I have dealt with estates of all different sizes. Even if you feel that it is unnecessary for you to create an estate plan, you may have more assets than you realize. Certainly,...
Christian P. Binder
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Business, Bankruptcy and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Christian Binder has been an attorney at Binder & Malter, LLP since 2013.

Mr. Binder was admitted to the California Bar in December 2012 after graduating from the Santa Clara School of Law in June 2012. Mr. Binder’s practice includes debtor and creditor representation, bankruptcy and financial analysis of individuals and entities.

Mr. Binder received his Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Santa Clara University in Finance in 2009. Mr. Binder earned his law degree from the Santa Clara University School of Law in 2012. During law school, Mr. Binder was the recipient of a number of awards, including being awarded Witkin...
Julie Bonnel-Rogers Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business and Real Estate
University of San Francisco School of Law
Edward A. Kraus
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 27 years experience
(408) 573-5700 One North Market St.
Suite 200
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Criminal, Employment and Environmental
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Ed Kraus is a shareholder with Silicon Valley Law Group. For over 20 years he has represented individuals, small and large companies in a variety of civil and criminal litigation matters. Ed has successfully handled litigation involving employment issues, real estate, construction, commercial disputes, contract issues, unfair competition and Americans with Disabilities Act claims on behalf of businesses. Ed also handles a wide variety of criminal litigation including representing individuals and corporations accused of grand theft, embezzlement, real estate fraud, insurance fraud, environmental, trade secret violations, driving under the influence, other driving related charges and other general criminal matters.

Ed believes...
Jennifer Louise Mispagel
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 286-9800 70 South First Street
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Estate Planning, Family and Probate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Jennifer Mispagel focuses her practice on Estate Planning, Trusts and Probate. Jennifer received her Juris Doctorate and her Masters in Business Administration from Santa Clara University in 2008. After completing her first year at Santa Clara University School of Law, Jennifer spent a summer in Tokyo studying the Japanese legal system and interning for a local law firm. When she returned to school, she enrolled in Santa Clara’s MBA program to complement her legal education. Jennifer received both the Witkin and CALI Awards in Community Property as well as the American Bankruptcy...
Louis Spitters
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
96 North Third Street, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Insurance Claims
Washington University School of Law
Steven Michael Fink
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 48 years experience
(408) 256-2979 160 W. Santa Clara Street
Suite 1180
San Jose, CA 95113
Business, Civil Rights and Employment
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Though he began his career practicing Entertainment Law in Los Angeles, Mr. Fink and his wife traded the glamour of Hollywood for the San Jose area' s charms. That early exposure to big city, high-pressure civil cases has served him well, particularly when dealing with the complex issues involved in contemporary employment cases. Mr. Fink is a partner in Mesirow & Fink, a small but energetic and creative law firm founded in 1976. Mr. Fink is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley's Boalt Hall, and he has six times been selected by San Jose Magazine as one of the...
Mark R. Figueiredo Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 24 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Employment, Landlord Tenant and Tax
Golden Gate University School of Law
Robert B. Kaplan
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Creditors' Rights Lawyer

Bob Kaplan represents banks, securitized lenders, leasing companies, real estate loan servicers, and corporations in cases involving Commercial Code issues, real property transactions, and Chapter 11 cases. 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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Leizel Ching Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Arbitration & Mediation and IP
The University of Chicago Law School
Leizel Ching is an accomplished litigator with an astute eye for alternative dispute resolution. Leizel has successfully represented individuals and businesses in many complex litigation matters in the technology, intellectual property, and business sectors.

Leizel’s practice is divided into complex commercial and intellectual property litigation. This includes reviewing contracts, drafting operating and employment agreements, complex litigation matters, mediation, arbitration and, if necessary, trial. She also handles matters involving breaches of contract, employment and membership disputes, and intellectual property.

Prior to joining Structure Law Group, LLP, Leizel worked as a Reference Librarian at Stanford Law School and as a senior associate in the...
Laurence Louis Spitters Jr
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 35 years experience
(408) 293-0463 96 North Third Street, Suite 500
San Jose, CA 95112
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Insurance Claims
Washington University
Wendy Watrous Smith
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and IP
University of Iowa
Julie Hope Rome-Banks
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Santa Clara, CA Business Law Attorney with 30 years experience
(408) 295-1700 2775 Park Ave
Santa Clara, CA 95050
Business and Bankruptcy
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Ms. Rome-Banks has over 20 years of bankruptcy and related experience. Ms. Rome-Banks’ practice focuses on representing individual debtors in Chapter 11 cases, representing landlords in all chapters of bankruptcy, and in all types of bankruptcy litigation. Ms. Rome-Banks has considerable experience representing landlords in all aspects of bankruptcy, and has represented landlords in a number of well-known bankruptcies, including Round Table Pizza, Circuit City, Chevy’s, Fresh Choice, Mervyn’s, Crown Books, Hollywood Video, Napster, Levitz, Tower Record, Jennifer Convertibles, and Lionel Trains bankruptcies. Ms. Rome-Banks also has substantial experience handling complex stay relief motions and defending private lenders and bona...
Ryan Penhallegon Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Attorney with 15 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Drive
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Bankruptcy, Construction and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law and University of Washington
Ranvir S Sandhu
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Fremont, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(510) 516-2889 39510 Paseo Padre Parkway
Suite 190
Fremont, CA 94538
Free ConsultationBusiness and Estate Planning
Lincoln University
Attorney Ranvir is a dynamic, focused and hard-working lawyer who values transparency and integrity.

Estate Planning:

Ranvir helps create professional estate plans that will satisfy individual and family members’ personal, financial, and tax goals. This includes the preparation of customized wills, trusts, powers of attorney, deed transfers and advanced health care directives.

Corporate Law:

Ranvir advises individuals, joint partnerships, startups and emerging companies in tech and non-tech, including cannabis on corporate formation, M&A, financing, SAFEs and IPOs, general corporate counseling, as well as on non-corporate matters such as employment, licensing, securities compliance and general corporate counseling.

Prior Experience:

Prior to founding Insight Legal, P.C.,...
Simon Anthony Mazzola
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San Bruno, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(650) 403-4802 1001 Bayhill Dr
#200
San Bruno, CA 94066
Business, Construction and Employment
University of San Francisco School of Law
Simon Mazzola is a shareholder in the Mazzola Law Office – Professional Corporation. He counsels and represents small and medium sized businesses and high net worth individuals in the Bay Area and Northern California. His litigation style is aggressive, results oriented, and cost effective.
Jaclyn M. Ford Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 9 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business, Employment and Real Estate
Santa Clara University School of Law
Ethan Solove Esq.
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San Jose, CA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(408) 441-7500 1754 Technology Dr
Suite 135
San Jose, CA 95110
Business and Real Estate
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Kathleen Lawler Bodmer
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Los Gatos, CA Business Law Lawyer with 25 years experience
(831) 462-3220 20 South Santa Cruz Avenue
Suite 300
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Free ConsultationBusiness and Estate Planning
Boston Univ School of Law
Kathleen has been practicing law since 1994, concentrating in the areas of estate planning, trust administration and business transaction law. Kathleen's estate planning client base ranges from young couples just starting out to those clients with multi-million dollar estates in need of tax, gift, and charitable planning, as well as a basic estate plan. Additionally, Kathleen enjoys working with clients in the later stages of life to address those matters that can make the transitions that are inevitable proceed more smoothly, and as the client best intends. Kathleen's business practice focuses on smaller businesses in need of...
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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Matthew S. Kenefick
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Business Litigation Lawyer

Matthew Kenefick's law practice extends to litigation, compliance and real estate matters. He represents manufacturers, financial institutions, retailers, real estate developers, and the hotel industry, among others Read More »
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