About Us

We help clients in the following areas: 

 

  • Business Matters

We work with clients in all stages of their business.  From starting their businesses and advising them on all aspects of their business formation, from which entity is most appropriate for their needs to tax planning.   We continue our work with existing businesses and counsel them on all business transactions, from contracts to mergers and acquisitions to  franchising.
 

  • Administrative Law Matters

Our firm advises and represents clients in administrative  matters, including liquor licenses from the Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and sales and use tax matters involving the Board of Equalization to matters involving contractors licenses issued by the CSLB (Contractors State Licensing Board). We also represent clients before the Department of Real Estate and in applications for payment from the Consumer Recovery Account.

 

  • Real Estate Matters

We advise clients on their business and residential real estate matters.  This includes reviewing and preparing purchase agreements, easements,  deeds of trust, leases, lot line adjustments, partition actions, and all other real property issues, as well as breaches of agreements affecting real property or malpractice by the Broker.
 

  • Tax Matters

We have an extensive tax practice advising clients on all tax matters, including examinations, 1031 exchanges, tax planning, federal excise taxes, and all matters involving the Franchise Tax Board and the Internal Revenue Service.
 

  • Non-profits 

Our firm advises non-profit clients on all aspects of operation, from formation to regaining tax exempt status after revocation of tax-exempt status by the IRS.
 

  • Lawsuits and Disputes

Our firm represents individuals and businesses in a wide range of disputes, including mediation, arbitration and litigation.  This includes disputes involving contracts, partnership disputes, shareholder derivative suits, beach of fiduciary duties, real property purchase and sale, leases, boundaries and easements, defective construction and other construction disputes, trust litigation and the probate of decedents etates.

Latest News

California Beach Remains open to the Public.  The US Supreme Court denied a petition for writ of certiorari filed to challenge a California Appellate decision ordering the Martins Beach area of San Mateo County to remain open to the public pending the filing of a development permit with the California Coastal Commission. For more information please see our latest article on this. 

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