Practice Areas

Estate Planning

It is difficult to even consider formulating an estate plan. Typically, no one wants to address the ensuing situation when life ends. Also, the matter of making the necessary decisions and taking the appropriate actions, in itself, isn’t a simple process.

Trust Administration

After a loved one passes away, there are certain items that need to be taken care of. Soon after the death, you will want to make sure that your professional advisors are notified and working together.

Charitable Giving

There are certain causes that people care deeply about such as environmental, social or educational. There are ways to contribute to these causes while you are still alive and still receive payments during your lifetime.

Business Planning

Owning a business can be thrilling and overwhelming at the same time. You have thousands of decisions that must be made and most of them have lasting consequences for your company. You don’t want to make a bad decision that could put the success of your business in jeopardy.

Business Formation

One of the most significant decisions a business owner needs to makes is the legal entity through which the business will be conducted. Forms of entities available in California provide different levels of asset protection for the business owner, tax advantages and disadvantages, complexity or simplicity of management, and other characteristics.

Business Lawsuits

Your business is what matters to you and you want to focus on your business.  Unfortunately, litigation is becoming an ever-present reality of doing business.  That is why litigation needs to work for your business, not against it.

Contract Law

In business, contracts are the law by which every transaction will be judged.  Poorly negotiated and drafted contracts leave business exposed to uncertainty and unnecessary risk.

Employment Law

Hiring employees comes with an abundance of rules, regulations and risks of litigation that can be daunting to small business owners.

Intellectual Property Law

Many small businesses don’t recognize how central intellectual property is to their business model.   Experts believe that the total value of intellectual property held by businesses throughout the world is between $5 and $10 trillion!  Chances are, your business owns some of that.

Internet Law

We are living in the Information Age and with that, the internet is key to business success. With more and more businesses taking their business on-line, there are new legal issues and an Internet Lawyer may be who you are seeking.