Woodacre, California Business Lawyers

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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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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Richard A. Rogan
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Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP – Creditors' Rights Lawyer

Dick Rogan represents banks, financial institutions and other businesses and investors, in financial transactions, real estate, bankruptcy, insolvency, banking, corporate governance, commercial law and trust disputes. Read More »
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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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Woodacre, CA Business Law Attorney with 44 years experience
(415) 488-4426 PO Box 914
Woodacre, CA 94973
Business and Bankruptcy
Woodacre, CA Business Law Attorney with 53 years experience
(415) 747-8621 PO Box 1054
Woodacre, CA 94973
Business and Environmental
USC Law School
Bryan W. Dillon
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business
Dickinson School of Law
Bryan is one of a small number of attorneys in the state of California to be certified as a Specialist in Franchise and Distribution Law, by The State Bar of California Board of Legal Specialization. He currently serves as a commissioner and Chair of the California State Bar's Franchise and Distribution Law Advisory Commission (FDLAC), which oversees franchise specialist certification for the State of California and is a past Chair of the State Bar's Standing Committee on Franchise Law. Much of his practice involves business law litigation, but he also represents clients in transactional matters such as entity formation, contract...
David T. Chapman
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience
(415) 613-9483 950 Northgate Drive
Suite 306
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Appeals, Personal Injury and Real Estate
Santa Clara Univ School of Law
Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. handles personal injury law, real estate and business counseling, and general litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. Attorney David Chapman is a Certified Mediator. The firm serves clients throughout Marin County, the greater San Francisco Bay Area, and Northern California. Mr. Chapman represents seriously injured victims in cases involving auto accidents, wrongful death, catastrophic injury – including brain and spine injuries - dog bites, slip & fall, medical malpractice, and elder abuse. Mr. Chapman’s real estate practice handles cases involving nondisclosure, fraud, easement and boundary issues, HOA & landlord /...
Sean Hogle
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 26 years experience
(415) 287-3207 Lerman Law Building
802 B Street
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business, Antitrust, Communications and Employment
William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law
Sean's law practice is focused primarily on technology ventures, such as software, wireless telecommunications, and Internet-related companies, as well as firms in the visual effects, concept art and emerging media space. Sean's seventeen years of diverse legal experience make him well-suited to act as a "virtual general counsel" to his venture clients, guiding such enterprises through the complex legal and regulatory environment of the United States and abroad--and in all stages of growth, from founding to IPO. Having closed countless complex technology transactions with numerous Fortune 100 companies worldwide, Sean has become the consummate deal lawyer, bringing to the table an...
Eric Sternberger
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 20 years experience
(415) 453-9433 1101 Fifth Avenue, Suite 100
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business, IP, International and Real Estate
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Eric Sternberger is a partner of Ragghianti Freitas LLP. Mr. Sternberger acts as outside general counsel to corporations, LLC's and partnerships with an emphasis on business and corporate transactions including entity selection, succession planning, joint ventures, contracts, mergers and acquisitions, buy-sell agreements, secured financing, licensing, and real estate matters. His representative clients include technology and intellectual property driven companies, shipping, construction, advertising/branding, web based, and the real estate and healthcare industries. Mr. Sternberger's business counseling also includes advising directors, officers, and managers regarding business strategies, consensus building and corporate governance. Additionally, he advises shareholders and LLC interest holders regarding...
Bruce J. Napell
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Sydney Elise Fairbairn
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Novato, CA Business Law Lawyer with 33 years experience
(415) 883-2199 269 Posada del Sol
Novato, CA 94949
Free ConsultationBusiness, Bankruptcy, Collections and Real Estate
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
I am a Marin County raised person having attended Terra Linda High School, UC Berkeley and Golden Gate University Law school. I love working with the people of Marin County and am very acquainted with the court system here. Please call for a free consultation. If I cannot help you I will try to find another attorney to help you. Thank you, Sydney.
Catherine Eranthe
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 504-2006 4040 Civic Center Drive
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Bankruptcy, Divorce and Family
New Coll of CA School of Law
Cate Eranthe is a California-licensed attorney admitted to practice in the United States District Court for the Northern District with over 20 years of complex discovery and litigation experience. Ms. Eranthe has handled chapter 7, 11 and 13 bankruptcies from initial filing through discharge. A San Francisco native she provides practical strategies and advises on different approaches to achieve your best outcomes. We are a full service civil litigation firm and handle family law, small business matters and consumer law. We also counsel and represent consumer debtors in bankruptcy. Our goal is to assist our...
Gerald Barry Dorfman
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Mill Valley, CA Business Law Lawyer with 36 years experience
(415) 389-9590 PO Box 1056
Mill Valley, CA 94942
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Personal Injury and Real Estate
UC Hastings COL
I am responsible for all matters handled by my office. Paralegals, law clerks and associates may be utilized in appropriate situations, but the buck stops with me. Intentionally remaining small has enabled me to continue to provide unparalleled personal attention and confidentiality. My clients are the reason I am here, and I work hard for the best results possible. I am honored by the trust placed in me, and strive to maintain it at the highest level. You are entitled to understand the law applicable to your matter and the options available, as well as my best advice. I have...
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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Martin P. Stratte
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California Business Law Lawyer

Thomas Jefferson School of LawCalifornia, Nevada, U.S. District Court, Central District of California and Washington
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Peter C. Lagarias Esq.
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 42 years experience
(415) 460-0100 1629 5th Ave
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness
University of California Hastings College of the Law
Joseph Salama
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 18 years experience
(415) 948-9030 165 N. Redwood Dr
Suite 285
San Rafael, CA 94903
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Civil Rights and Employment
Boston University School of Law
In the last seventeen years, Law Offices of Joseph Salama has helped companies and individuals navigate successfully through the legal system. For some, this meant going before a jury, whether in federal or state court, or before an administrative law judge. For some, it meant getting out of the case as quickly and painlessly as possible. For some, it meant putting the right knowledge, documents, and systems in place to minimize the risk of litigation. But for all of them, it meant listening, understanding, and then making the commitment to meet their needs such that they could begin to outsource...
Michael S. Biggs
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 14 years experience
(415) 789-5823 1050 Northgate Dr
#510
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Civil Rights, Personal Injury and Real Estate
University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law
Val D. Hornstein Esq.
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 35 years experience
(415) 454-1490 1010 B Street
Suite 300
San Rafael, CA 94901
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, IP and Securities
The George Washington University Law School
Hornstein Law Offices, Prof. Corp. is a 20-year old California-based law firm concentrating in business, securities, intellectual property and related transactions and litigation. We have served clients across the country and in abroad. Our client base ranges from individuals. start-up companies to multi-national corporations in all fields of business. Mr. Hornstein has been in practice for 30-years. Prior to HLO, he was with large international law firms and in-house corporate counsel. Please call to discuss any questions in these areas.
John Ward Schilt
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Larkspur, CA Business Law Attorney with 20 years experience
700 Landing Circle
Suite 199
Larkspur, CA 94939
Free ConsultationBusiness, Construction, Employment and Personal Injury
Golden Gate Univ School of Law
Peter Jay Bassing
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 45 years experience
(415) 258-9987 4300 Redwood Hwy
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Construction, Elder and Tax
University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall)
Jeff Keohane
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 22 years experience
(415) 491-2310 4340 Redwood Hwy
Suite E352
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Environmental, Native American and Real Estate
Stanford Univ Law School
Jeffrey Howard Lerman
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 454-0455 802 B St
San Rafael, CA 94901
Business and Real Estate
UCLA School of Law
Leonard Arlan Rifkind
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Greenbrae, CA Business Law Attorney with 31 years experience
(415) 785-7988 100 Drake's Landing Road, Suite 260
Greenbrae, CA 94904
Business, Estate Planning and Real Estate
California Western School of Law
Chris Schaefer
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 47 years experience
(415) 492-0590 950 Northgate Dr., Ste. 202
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Employment and Real Estate
Lincoln Univ
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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David T. Chapman
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California Business Law Attorney with 19 years experience

Chapman Law Group, A.P.C. handles personal injury law, real estate and business counseling, and general litigation and appeals in state and federal courts. Attorney David Chapman is a Certified Mediator. The firm... Read More »
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William Webb Farrer
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San Rafael, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 578-2102 100 Smith Ranch Road
Suite 107
San Rafael, CA 94903
Business, Arbitration & Mediation, Bankruptcy and Collections
UC Hastings COL
Ali Shahrestani, Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 12 years experience
(800) 510-3916 One Embarcadero Center
Suite 500
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business, Criminal, Divorce and Education
University of California Hastings College of the Law
"The comfort I found in trusting my trial outcome to Ali was reinforced with every interaction. He was brilliant in the courtroom, assuming control and extracting the real truth from those who absolutely did not want to give it. He is alive and passionate and at all times I felt that the case was every bit as important to him as it was to me. With Ali, I won my case on every single issue and every single point. ... He is my lawyer for life! Do yourself the favor of getting to know him."
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Charles M. Louderback
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 39 years experience
(415) 615-0200 345 California Street Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Free ConsultationBusiness and Employment
U of San Francisco School of Law
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 tried a wide range of employment issues in both state and federal courts including wrongful termination in violation of public policy, breach of contract, retaliation, harassment, discrimination based on race, age, national origin, religion, and gender, together with wage and hour violations.

Mr. Louderback's experience as a trial lawyer for business litigation matters is also extensive and includes all forms of business torts, contract actions, fraud,...
Antone F. Johnson
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(415) 729-5405 169 11th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, IP and Securities
Columbia Law School
For nearly 20 years, Antone Johnson has served as lawyer, advisor, executive and advocate for emerging growth technology/digital media ventures, founders and investors in a diverse range of business and intellectual property matters. Raised in Menlo Park and Palo Alto, California, suffused with Silicon Valley's unique culture of innovation, he came of age professionally during the Internet explosion of the late 1990s, an entrepreneurial crucible of unprecedented wealth and job creation, reinvention of countless industries, and related venture capital and Wall Street dealmaking. Antone was fortunate to have a ringside seat at major Los Angeles and Silicon Valley law firms,...
Reno F.R. Fernandez III
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 11 years experience
(415) 362-0449 221 Sansome Street
San Francisco, CA 94104
Business and Bankruptcy
Golden Gate University School of Law
Macdonald Fernandez LLP focuses on business bankruptcy, reorganization and commercial litigation, including receiverships and assignments for the benefit of creditors, throughout California and pro hac vice in Delaware, the Southern District of New York. – Our clients range from enterprises with assets or amounts in controversy exceeding $100 million to small businesses, including technology companies, biotechnology companies, startups, Bitcoin-based companies, mortgage funds, national and regional banks, retail chains, medical clinics, residential care facilities for the elderly, farms, wineries, restaurants, churches, real estate developers and manufacturers. – In one example, we imposed a receivership over an operating almond reprocessing...
Ryan B. Noory
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 5 years experience
(415) 797-7266 36th Floor
One Market
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business and Securities
Harvard Law School
Taylor N. Burras
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 8 years experience
(415) 984-9662 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business and Employment
University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Taylor Burras is a Labor and Employment attorney. Her practice focuses on the hospitality and insurance industries.

Taylor has experience counseling and litigating on behalf of employers in matters relating to discrimination, harassment and wrongful termination, reduction in workforce, hiring, leaves of absence, and wage and hour issues. She has also handled matters before the Employment Development Department (EDD), Department of Labor Standards Enforcement, Department of Fair Employment and Housing, and the National Labor Relations Board. Taylor has successfully represented hotels, resorts and restaurants in numerous general and employment litigation matters. In the insurance industry, she has defended large insurance companies...
Christina Weed
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 10 years experience
(925) 953-2920 201 Spear Street
Suite 1100
San Francisco, CA 94105
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...
Marc Cooper Haber
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 22 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business, Real Estate, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
University of California, Berkeley School of Law and University of California - Berkeley
Assisting investors to recover losses has long been and will continue to be a focus of Mr. Haber’s securities law practice. Since 2005, Mr. Haber has successfully represented investors in litigation against Toronto Dominion Bank, Deutsche Bank Securities, Inc., Citigroup, Morgan Stanley, UBS, and J.P. Morgan. In 2006, he was a key member of the Sparer Law Group legal team that obtained a $5.8 million arbitration award in a case involving improper marketing of CDOs and other structured securities investments. In the same year, that team also obtained settlement in excess of $3 million for investors in cases involving overconcentration...
Ansel Jay Halliburton
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 7 years experience
(415) 955-1155 150 Post Street
Suite 520
San Francisco, CA 94108
Free ConsultationBusiness, Communications, IP and Securities
University of California, Davis, School of Law
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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Alan Scott Nopar
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Experienced Business Law Attorney! Skilled, Knowledgeable, Dedicated! Call Now!

I am a determined and experienced real estate and business lawyer. I provide exceptional legal counsel and transaction services to help you succeed! Visit my website for more information and call for a consultation. Read More »
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Jon Welner
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 23 years experience
(415) 432-6000 44 Montgomery Street
36th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94104
Business and Environmental
Stanford University
Jon Welner is a leading practitioner of environmental law in California. His broad and deep experience over twenty years enables him to solve regulatory problems for clients in virtually every area of environmental practice, including air, water, hazardous materials, hazardous waste, consumer products, traditional and renewable energy, and natural resources. Jon helps clients make sense of the “alphabet soup” of state and federal environmental regulatory agencies in order to achieve their business objectives. He regularly represents clients in court to defend their interests and achieve their goals.

Jon has a robust land use practice and assists clients to successfully navigate the...
George W. Wolff Esq.
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 46 years experience
(415) 788-1881 505 Sansome St
Suite 1525
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Arbitration & Mediation, Construction and Consumer
University of California Hastings College of the Law and Northwestern University School of Law
Matthew S. Kenefick
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer
(415) 984-9677 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
Santa Clara University School of Law
L. Randolph Harris
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 39 years experience
(415) 984-9658 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business and Tax
Georgetown University Law Center and Gonzaga University School of Law
Martin H. Orlick
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 41 years experience
(415) 984-9667 2 Embarcadero Center
5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Business
University of San Francisco School of Law
Eric L. Toscano
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 9 years experience
(888) 235-8582 5th Floor
San Francisco, CA 94105-4128
Free ConsultationBusiness, Consumer, Landlord Tenant and Personal Injury
University of California, Davis, School of Law
I am a San Francisco-based trial lawyer passionate about representing tenants in disputes with landlords and individuals who have been injured. I am a founding partner at Toscano Kellogg & Van Aken LLP, where I pursue claims against landlords arising out of illegal evictions from rent-controlled apartments, tenant harassment, defective conditions and repair issues, rodent and other pest infestations, and floods. I also counsel tenants about their rights under federal, state, and local laws, particularly the San Francisco Rent Ordinance and the Oakland Just Cause for Eviction Ordinance, and negotiate buyouts for tenants interested in relocating from their...
Alan William Sparer
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 36 years experience
(415) 217-7300 100 Pine St
33rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94111
Free ConsultationBusiness, Elder, Securities and Stockbroker Fraud
Stanford University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For over 30 years, Mr. Sparer has successfully represented individuals and businesses in litigation involving securities, contract, insurance, real estate, probate, and trust matters. Sparer Law Group (SLG), Mr. Sparer has obtained over $200 million in settlements, judgments, and recoveries on behalf of securities investors. Mr. Sparer also leads an SLG team that has successfully defended financial professionals and investment funds under investigation by the SEC, FINRA, and the California Department of Business Oversight.

SLG regularly helps resolve sensitive and confidential family disputes involving claims of elder abuse or financial misconduct. In the process, Mr. Sparer has successfully...
Paul DeAngelis
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 21 years experience
(415) 781-0260 534 Pacific Avenue
San Francisco, CA 94133
Free ConsultationBusiness and Real Estate
Boston University
Paul DeAngelis practices in the San Francisco Bay Area. He concentrates on real estate matters, including litigating buyer and seller disputes arising from transactions, neighbor and HOA disputes, and broker defense issues. He also provides transaction and counseling services to buyers and sellers, to property owners to resolve neighbor and HOA disputes, and to brokers and agents regarding risk management and BRE compliance issues. The information in this profile and any reviews or endorsements do not constitute a guarantee, warranty or prediction regarding the outcome of any legal representation. It is a communication within Rules of Professional Conduct of...
Mr. Ronnie R Gipson Jr
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Attorney with 14 years experience
(415) 432-4565 201 Mission Street
Suite 1200
San Francisco, CA 94105
Business, IP and Insurance Defense
University of San Francisco School of Law
Ali Abtahi
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San Francisco, CA Business Law Lawyer with 17 years experience
(415) 639-9800 442 Post Street, Suite 901
San Francisco, CA 94102
Business, Antitrust, Consumer and Products Liability
University of Wisconsin - Madison
I am the managing attorney at Abtahi Law Group, a boutique litigation firm with a diversified practice focusing on civil litigation. We offer a full range of litigation services in high-stakes consumer protection actions, public health cases, and environmental litigation. We litigated individual lawsuits, class actions, and group actions in state and federal courts in California and other states. Clients include individuals, governmental entities, non-profit organizations, and businesses. What distinguishes Abtahi Law Group is not only the quality of our practice, but also our commitment to our core value of providing service to the community. We have a...
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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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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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.