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David Y.

David Yamaguchi

203 reviews
Startups and small businesses sometimes need someone who can deal with complex transactions on an international playing field. David Yamaguchi specializes in content hosting issues and intellectual property. He concentrates his practice in the United States, Asia, India, and Europe. Whether you are a business giant or a startup, Mr. Yamaguchi can provide legal advice that fits your needs.
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Dean S.

Dean Sage

60 reviews
Dean Sage is an attorney at law with over seven years of experience. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his legal degree from the University of Michigan Law School. Dean is experienced in dealing with legal matters related to real estate law, tax law and business formation. He is also skilled in legal research and writing, as well as drafting and negotiating commercial contracts.
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Daniel E. G.

Daniel E. Goodrich

11 reviews
Daniel E. Goodrich is a corporate counselor with over six years of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in multiple states, including California and the District of Columbia. Daniel holds a Juris Doctorate degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law. Daniel primarily specializes in mergers and acquisitions. He founded his own legal firm, DG Law, in December 2012.
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N. Mauricio R.

N. Mauricio Reznik

10 reviews
N. Mauricio Reznik, Esq. founded Reznik Law Group after practicing extensively in business and civil litigation. He works with clients at all stages of the civil process, o... read more
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Michael P. M.

Michael P. Martin

3 reviews
Mike is a 1993 graduate of the University Michigan Law School (JD) and the University of Michigan Graduate School of Business Administration (MBA) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a... read more
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John G.

John Giust

2 reviews
John is experienced in both transactional and litigation matters having practiced law at some of the best firms in the US. He is an electrical engineer with a background in... read more
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Johnny M.

Johnny Manriquez

115 reviews
Johnny Manriques is a patent attorney with extensive experience in dealing with cases that involves intellectual property law and related legal matters. He has more than 14 years of experience and is licensed to practice law in California. Johnny is registered with the State Bar of California. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law. Johnny recently started his own firm, but worked with Procopio Cory for three years prior to starting his own law office.
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Tom S.

Tom Shnaider

82 reviews
Thomas has over 15 years of experience and is the founding partner of Shnaider, a corporate, business, and contracts & licensing law firm. He provides cost-effective service to clients, whether they are individuals or Fortune 100 companies in the US and internationally. In addition to law, he is a licensed real estate broker with expertise in real estate transactions and real estate law.
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Joseph L.

Joseph Lesko

34 reviews
Joseph Lesko provides legal advisory services to small to medium sized businesses. He has 20 years of experience and have represented numerous clients, including BioRibbon Health, Sygiene Inc and Motive Interactive. Joseph also has experience in dealing with employment and security related legal matters. He has been the president of Blackcastle Strategies since 2014. Joseph has also worked at Pubs Arena Digital Media and Spritzr.
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Edward R.

Edward Robinson

33 reviews
Edward Robinson is a patent attorney that mainly works with corporations to help them obtain patent protection for pharmaceutical products, medical devices and related inventions. He is registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Edward has over 14 years of experience. He practices law in California and received a J.D in law from the University of San Diego School of Law. Edward has recently jointed Tech Law LLP, but have represented a large number of companies as a corporate counsel.
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Kalyan P.

Kalyan Pokala

3 reviews
Whether you are a business or an individual, you need an attorney you can count on. Kalyan Pokala practices in both general business law and immigration, a unique practice mix. He loves helping people through legal problems and prides himself on providing individualized service to everyone that walks into his office. Mr. Pokala takes the notion that the law is a serving profession to heart.
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Sean G.

Sean Gosselin

3 reviews
Sean is a versatile attorney licensed in California and Massachusetts and has helped clients flourish by providing legal counsel and consulting for small businesses, startups, and real estate companies. He works with a "team first" attitude and maintains a positive outlook even through challenging situations. He is known for building internal and external relationships with attorneys, engineers, and business professionals.
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Nedeen N.

Nedeen Nasser

5 reviews
After working at several tax law firms and as in-house counsel for DPx Gear, Nedeen Nasser opened her own firm to offer business advocacy services to clients. A speaker of Spanish and Arabic, she specializes in international business management as well as IP licensing, trademark and copyright filing, management and enforcement, IRS representation, and business litigation.
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Colin B.

Colin Breeze

3 reviews
Colin Breeze is a corporate attorney with 19 years’ experience. He specializes in litigation matters and is exceptionally skilled in dealing with legal cases related to real estate law. Colin holds a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained from the University of Chicago Law School. He is licensed to practice law in California and New York. Colin has been a partner attorney at the Breeze Law Firm since January 2007.
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Steve L.

Steve Lucero

2 reviews
Steve is the founder of the Lucero Law Firm, a business that offers legal services relating to personal injury, civil rights, and criminal defense. He is very attentive to the goals and needs of his clients and prides himself on aggressive advocacy. In addition to earning his law degree, Steve is a graduate of the prestigious National Trial Practice Institute.
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Rachel W.

Rachel Waters

2 reviews
Rachel holds a JD/MBA from Wake Forest University. After serving as a federal law clerk, Rachel worked in litigation and advertising counseling with a major national law fi... read more
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Tina G.

Tina Gehres

2 reviews
With over seventeen years of legal and business experience, Tina Gehres is uniquely suited to the needs of small businesses and individuals. Her practice involves business, commercial, contracts, and estate planning law. Formerly a Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, and Senior Accountant, Tina is licensed in California, Michigan, and Missouri and multiple federal courts.
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Kieran D.

Kieran De Terra

2 reviews
Kieran De Terra is a business lawyer that has been licensed to practice law in California for the past two years. He has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained after graduating from the University of San Diego School of Law. Kieran specializes in providing legal assistance to start up businesses, with a primary focus on trademark and copyright law. He has been an attorney at Wilkinson Mazzeo PC since January 2016.
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John M.

John Mccarthy

2 reviews
John McCarthy has been a corporate attorney for the past decade. He is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his J.D. in law after he graduated from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. John has won several awards for his career as a corporate attorney, including the Best of the Bar award by the San Diego Business Journal. Since January 2010, John has been managing his own law firm, McCarthy Law.
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Samir S.

Samir Singh

2 reviews
Samir Singh is experienced as both an attorney and an entrepreneur, having founded two companies. He has been licensed to practice law in California. Samir has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which he obtained from the University of Washington School of Law. Samir primarily specializes in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. He is able to assist startup companies and entrepreneurs with all their legal matters. Samir founded Triton Bridge in September 2017.
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Nikki S.

Nikki Semanchik

2 reviews
Nikki Semanchik is a corporate attorney who has more than six years of experience. She is licensed to practice law in California and obtained her Juris Doctorate degree in law after she graduated from the California Western School of Law. Nicki specializes in providing her legal assistance to startup companies and entrepreneurs. She is also experienced in dealing with non-profits. Nicki founded her own legal firm, the Semanchik Law Group, in 2017.
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Autumn M.

Autumn Moody

2 reviews
Autumn Moody is an attorney at law with over one decade's worth of experience. She has been licensed to practice law in California and obtained her legal degree from the California Western School of Law. Autumn primarily specializes in dealing with legal matters that involve labor and employment law. She is also skilled in dealing with commercial contracts. Autumn founded her own legal firm, The Moody Firm, in November 2017.
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Jonathan P.

Jonathan Paul

2 reviews
Jonathan Paul has over 20 years of experience as in-house counsel for companies ranging from a start-up with less than ten employees to a publicly traded technology corpora... read more
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Michael A.

Michael Azakie

2 reviews
Michael graduated from McGill law school earning both a Civil Law Degree and JD. Upon being admitted to the NY Bar, he began a career in commercial real estate investing at... read more
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Julia W.

Julia Williams

2 reviews
Ms. Williams is a 2006 UCLA Law graduate. She began her legal career in complex business litigation. After a decade of litigation practice, Ms. Williams determined that her... read more
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Michael L.

Michael Lancaster

2 reviews
Michael is an experienced contracts attorney serving individuals and companies throughout the state of California. He previously served as an associate at an Am Law 100 law... read more
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Jack P.

Jack Pogosian

2 reviews
Jack Pogosian has experience in civil litigation, as well as SSI/SSDI administrative law. He is an expert negotiator, having settled hundreds of civil cases, as well as pre... read more
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Linsey L.

Linsey Levine

2 reviews
Versatile and strategic leader with strong experience in business, compliance, law, operational strategy, and cybersecurity. Strong communicator with a passion for problem-... read more
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Sushil R.

Sushil Rungta

2 reviews
A seasoned and highly experienced tax and business lawyer focused on helping businesses exceed their potential. An astute attorney who also counsels on business strategy, n... read more
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Catherine K.

Catherine Klaus

2 reviews
Nothing excites Catherine more than helping companies solve their legal issues and achieve their strategic objectives! She has devoted the entirety of her over 10 year lega... read more
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Tom G.

Tom Gallagher

2 reviews
Mr. Gallagher is a Real Estate and Business Law attorney based in San Diego, California. A California native with training in conflict resolution and negotiation. Tom is an... read more
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Tracy J.

Tracy Jones

2 reviews
Tracy J. Jones has been a civil litigator since graduating from law school in 2008. For the first six years, she prosecuted wage/hour class actions, insurance bad faith cas... read more
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Erin F.

Erin Funderburk

2 reviews
California licensed attorney with over 10 years of extensive legal experience in the areas of estate planning, international and domestic finance, debt management and recov... read more
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Matt V.

Matt Velasquez

2 reviews
Consulting an attorney shouldn’t be an intimidating process. I started this firm because I wanted to provide clients with legal services that are accessible, understandable... read more
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Andrew B.

Andrew Brodkin

2 reviews
Andy Brodkin Legal is here to assist aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners navigate the legal complexities of starting and managing a business. As an independent... read more
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Lionel B.

Lionel Bochurberg

1 review
Lionel Bochurberg specializes in international business law and owns an established law firm that deals with upscale clients, including SOITEC SA, Impulse Analytics, the Quantum Energy Storage Corporation and Eurogiciel. He has been recognized as one of the best in-house corporate counsels in 2010. Lionel graduated sum cum laude with a PhD in law from the University of Paris in 1992. Lionel now operates his own legal practice in California.
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Jason E.

Jason Eliaser

1 review
In his practice as a property attorney, Jason applies his unique blend of legal expertise, creativity, and organizational talents to his client's cases. Before starting his own practice, he worked for a large firm representing financial institutions such as Bank of America and J.P. Morgan Chase in real estate litigation and disputes. He is also dedicated to supporting a variety of non-profits.
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Tatiana D.

Tatiana Doran

Tatiana Doran has over twelve years of experience counseling clients with personal, family, and business matters. She specializes in estate planning, trust administration, probate, and general business law. She is licensed to practice before California and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. Tatiana is a former attorney in both the U.S. Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve.
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Vince L.

Vince Liptak

Vince Liptak is a part of Barnes and Thornburg LLP where he focuses on patent practice particularly as it relates to pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and chemicals. Before becoming a part of this law practice, he worked as in-house counsel for numerous companies, focusing on intellectual property and managing global patent portfolios.
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Robert K.

Robert Klein

Robert serves the business community in the greater southern California area with a specialty in business and transactional law. His clients rely on his expertise in analyzing and interpreting multi-million dollar contracts with Fortune 500 companies. Robert has negotiated many deals with all major sports leagues, superstar athletes, top entertainment brands, and talent management agencies.
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Anthony G.

Anthony Girolami

Anthony Girolami is a San Diego-based attorney with 24 years of experience advising American and foreign firms on international corporate transactions, particularly related to energy. Anthony is fluent in Spanish and Portuguese and is admitted to practice in California, New York, and Brazil as a Foreign Legal Consultant. He holds a J.D. from University of San Diego School of Law.
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Kim P.

Kim Pham

Kim Pham currently serves on the legal counsel for two Southern California corporations- Alteryx, Inc. and The Upper Deck Company. With those two clients, Pham helps draft, review and analyze contractual agreements. She also performs compliance-related duties and conducts legal research on company-specific issues. Holding a JD degree from the San Diego School of Law, Pham is an experienced legal writer and also earned a BS degree in finance.
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Vanessa M.

Vanessa Mcgill

Vanessa has earned an impeccable reputation by providing the finest legal services in a uniquely streamlined manner. Serving a rapidly growing number of clients across the US, Vanessa assists entrepreneurs with every facet of their business from formation to IP protection. Her strength is the ability to provide high quality, yet affordable legal services.
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Adam S.

Adam Stone

Adam Stone is an ambitious lawyer who is ready to take on your new business formation and any other legal business issue that you may have. With just a little over three years of experience, Mr. Stone is focused on helping with commercial contracts such as collections, equity compensation, and even labor and employment law. Mr. Stone has experience working with major telecommunication agencies and helping with criminal and civil courtroom suits.
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Mark Y. L.

Mark Y. Liu

Mark is a corporate and transactional attorney specializing in capital markets, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, and venture capital financings. He advises companies in a variety of corporate transactions including initial public offerings on the NYSE and Stock Exchange of Hong Kong. Mark also guides companies in developing and implementing corporate governance and compliance programs.
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Ryan M.

Ryan Minarovich

The healthcare industry has a lot of unique and complicated rules and regulations. Mix that with technology and you have an area of the law that many attorneys simply will not touch. That is not the case with Ryan Minarovich. Mr. Minarovich focuses on digital health and mobile health industries. His experience includes dealing with FDA regulations, health privacy laws, and other compliance matters.
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Jeffery G.

Jeffery Graham

Jeffery is an attorney with Bernstein Litowitz Berger & Grossmann LLP and practices small business, immigration, and employment law. He assists individuals and businesses in legal matters including business transactions, immigration, and civil litigation. Jeffery has also successfully served pro bono clients such as the San Diego County Bar Association’s Service Members Civil Relief Act Program.
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Jared R.

Jared Roark

Attorney Jared Roark first began his career as a law clerk at Alexander & Associates in January 2013. After passing the California Bar in July of 2013, he became an attorney at Alexander & Associates and currently practices business litigation, trust contests, probate, estate planning, and asset protection. Attorney Roark has a personal mission to properly educate families and individuals on why they need to have a well-written will and estate in place. Attorney Roark is licensed to practice law in the US District Court and in the State of California.
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John A.

John Abbene

John Abbene is a partner at the firm Abbene & Alcock in San Diego, California. He is licensed in California and has been practicing law for nearly thirty years, specializing in corporate and business law. In addition, he is experienced in real estate law, taxation, health care law, and employee benefit and retirement plans. John holds a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and he is a member of Phi Beta Kappa.
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Omar N.

Omar Nassar

Sometimes real estate transactions need an expert touch, and that is where Omar Nassar comes in. Mr. Nassar has been involved in the real estate market as an investor, real estate agent, broker, landlord, developer, and an attorney. He has participated in hundreds of real estate transactions and his wide variety of experience is invaluable to many real estate clients.
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Matthew O.

Matthew Odgers

Matthew is the owner and founder of Odgers Law Group, a firm based in San Diego that works primarily with entrepreneurs and healthcare professionals in the dental and medical fields. Before establishing his firm, he spent a year teaching English in Korea and studied international law in China. He continues to devote part of his practice to pro bono legal work.
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Rick W.

Rick Waltman

Rick is a California attorney with experience in regulatory compliance, environmental law, energy law, employment law, legislation, and civil litigation. He received a number of awards and published five of my original works in legal journals at the University of San Diego School of Law. His experience includes work with the California Department of Justice and multiple law firms.
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Randy B.

Randy Berholtz

Randy is a business and legal executive whose career includes 14 years as a senior corporate executive and general counsel to three public life sciences companies and a private group of Chinese and US life science companies. His clientele is as diverse as his expertise, which includes venture capital and technology licensing. Randy has taught several courses in two universities.
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Matthew H.

Matthew Hamilton

Matthew Hamilton is the General Counsel and Corporate Secretary for GlyEco, Inc. His responsibilities vary - he is required to draft, negotiate and review major contracts as well as administer corporate government functions and counseling management on a wide range of issues. Matthew was awarded the CALI Award regarding Writing for Law Practice. He attended Arizona State University College of Law and received his Juris Doctorate in 2012.
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Elizabeth C.

Elizabeth Chu

Currently, Elizabeth Chu is an Attorney for Zeeto.io. She was a legal and judicial intern for many big companies, one of which was Housing Opportunities Collaborative. She is experienced in creating agreements, complaint terms of use and privacy policies for your websites. Chu studied on the Dean's scholarship, and in both 2012 and 2013 she received the CALI Excellence for the Future Award. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson School of Law with her J.D.
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William M.

William Mayer

William Mayer has over 27 years’ experience as a corporate attorney. He is experienced in dealing with legal matters related to employment law, intellectual property law and real estate law. William is also experienced in drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. He is licensed to practice law in California and received his Juris Doctor degree from the California Western School of Law. William has been a trustee and general counselor at San Diego Museum of Man since 2009.
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Jason W.

Jason Woltman

Jason Woltman is a business lawyer that primarily focuses on assisting startup companies with their legal matters. He is experienced in dealing with commercial contracts, labor and employment law, mergers and acquisitions, and financial-related legal matters. Jason is licensed to practice law in California and obtained his legal degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. He recently started his own law firm, the Woltman Law Group.
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Kymeshia M.

Kymeshia Morris

Kymeshia Morris is a business law who has been practicing law in California for over five years. She has a Juris Doctor degree in law, which she received after her graduation from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Kymeshia primarily focuses on negotiating, drafting and reviewing commercial contracts. She is also skilled in legal research and writing. Since June 2012, Kymeshia has been an attorney at San Diego Esquire.
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Joshua K.

Joshua Kagan

Joshua Kagan is a corporate attorney with a decade of experience. He has been licensed to practice law in California and holds a J.D. in law, which he obtained from the Southwestern Law School. Joshua specializes in trademark and copyright law. He is also skilled in drafting, negotiating and reviewing commercial contracts. Since September 2012, Joshua has been serving as a legal counselor at PCH North America.
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Why Hire a Contract Lawyer?

You're busy running your business, which means you may not have time to look over all the fine print of a contract before you sign it. Misunderstandings are costly. Furthermore, you may not fully understand all the language in a new contract. To make sure you don't get swindled when you sign on the dotted line, you should hire a contract lawyer to look over any documents before you commit. A contract lawyer is able to help you with the following types of contracts:

  • Partnership agreement. If your business is a limited partnership or a general partnership, you should make sure that the contract between you and your business partner(s) meets your standards.
  • Indemnity agreement. This protects one party from damages that may result from an agreement.
  • Non-disclosure agreement. This is between you and another business or between you and your employees. It keeps your confidential information out of the wrong hands.
  • Property and equipment leases. You need clear information about the terms of a lease as well as any options you have for getting out of a lease early.
  • Sales-related agreements. These may include bills of sale, purchase orders, and security agreements.
  • Employment contracts. You need to have a general employment agreement, an independent contractor agreement, and a non-compete agreement.

Many of these forms are available online for free or for a small fee. However, these generic forms may not conform to California state law. They may need to be adapted for county and city laws, either by adding a clause or adjusting the language in the document. By hiring one of the top San Diego contract attorneys, you protect yourself and your business.

The best lawyers can not only help you decipher the language in a contract, but they also negotiate the terms of new agreements. Because they understand California state law and the basics of business agreements, they are able to present terms that are fair to everyone involved.

Keep in mind that there are two main types of contract attorneys, although some lawyers may fulfill both roles.

  • Transactional attorneys. These lawyers write and review contracts.
  • Litigation attorneys. These are the attorneys you turn to when a breach of contract occurs.

How to Find the Best Contract Lawyer in San Diego

There are over 15,000 attorneys in San Diego. You want the one that is right for your situation.

After you confirm that a San Diego contract lawyer is a member of the bar, there are other things you should consider.

  • The lawyer's area of expertise. Some attorneys have a well-rounded understanding of most types of business contracts. However, if the contract in front of you deals specifically with issues in your industry, you may want to look for someone who has more specialized knowledge. Read a lawyer's biography to learn about what types of cases they've dealt with in the past.
  • Reviews of the lawyer. Martindale.com has a reputation for providing trustworthy attorney reviews, but there are also local lawyer referral services that you can turn to. The San Diego Bar Association and the North County Bar Association are two good places to get attorney referrals.

Personal referrals from colleagues are another valuable source of information. Ask your fellow businesspeople which lawyers they have used in the past, and dig for details about their experience. Were they comfortable with the lawyer? Did the attorney demonstrate competence and communicate well?

Before you commit to a specific contract lawyer in San Diego, be sure that:

  • You understand how the billing process works. There may be a flat fee for reviewing and writing certain types of contracts, or you might have to pay an hourly rate for contract negotiation.
  • You know who will be working with you. The lawyer may pass off some tasks to a paralegal or to other lawyers in the firm. If that will happen with your contract, ask about the credentials of the person who will be helping you most directly.
  • You're comfortable with the attorney. You don't want someone who talks over your head about complex contract terms.

Questions for Your Contract Lawyer

  • How much experience do you have with contracts and contract litigation? What are your specific areas of expertise?
  • How much will you charge me? Are there any fees in addition to your hourly rate?
  • Do you need any more information to properly review my contract?
  • Are you going to do a high-level review or an in-depth analysis of the contract?
  • What are some common concerns associated with this type of contract?
  • How long can I expect the contract review process to take?

Hiring a contract attorney is a vital step if you want to protect your San Diego business. Use the resources available to you to find a legal representative qualified to help you in your situation.

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The San Diego contract attorneys & lawyers on UpCounsel are dedicated to helping businesses save time, money, and peace of mind with contract drafting and review, negotiations, litigation support, discovery, commercial business transactions, and more.

Our independent contract attorneys are available on-demand to provide contract legal services for businesses or to support your in-house general counsel to help lighten the load for transactional matters or litigation support.

Although the work of the San Diego contract attorneys found on UpCounsel often varies. They are highly experienced in legal contract activities such as commercial contract negotiations, document review in response to document subpoenas, request for production of documents, legal research, draft legal briefs, along with providing a full range of other contract legal services to businesses of any size.

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