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Attorney needed for small food ecommerce biz
I'm looking for an attorney with small food business expertise that can help me
draft website terms and conditions and consult on the best way to structure my
company. Reasonable rates and down-to-earth personality are big bonuses.
I would recommend you contact Allan Zackler of Zackler & Associates. They
specialize in business and food law and come highly recommended from a friend who
is also a food entrepreneur. His website is foodlaw.com.
Small business/employment contract lawyer needed
I am looking for a small business/employment contract lawyer who can look at an
employment contract and make sure it is legally sound for a variety of potential
situations, including a buy-out situation by another company, as well as the
employee buying into the current company. Would prefer East Bay.
Richard Lee has been my small business attorney for over 20 years. He has helped me develop
contracts, advised me with intellectual property and even helped me prepare a case myself in
small claims court. He is knowledgeable, caring and reasonable with his billable time. Here is
his contact info
Richard J. Lee
fax 510.451.3931 email@example.com
Business Attorney for Contractor
Hi. I'm looking for a recommendation for a business attorney to help us change
our business entity from sole proprietorship to an LLC. We are a local
I can highly recommend Jean Shrem of Shrem Law Group. She is an excellent
business attorney and specializes in working with small businesses. I have
found her to be sharp and to the point. www.shremlaw.com, Jean@ShremLaw.com,
510-882-9992. Business Owner
I recommend using Trevor Caudle - 415.260.0947 - http://www.trevorcaudlelaw.com/
- We are a painting contractors and he helped us to form a corporation. He was
super reasonable at the time and a really nice guy. I continue to use him for
advice and if I every have to file mechanics liens. He's located in SF but that
wasn't an issue at all. Fellow contractor
Business Attorney to form a corporation
Hi, I am looking to start up a new medical business and need a lawyer
to help me form a corporation. I am in the east bay. Any advice
appreciated! Preferably someone with reasonable prices
new venture adventure
Try the nolo press attorneys.
Spencer Young is an excellent attorney who is a good
listener, very knowledgeable and, at the same time, quite
affordable. He does business law as well as personal injury.
He's helped several people I work with in handling business
issues. I recommend him highly. www.spenceryounglaw.com
Tova Zeff is a business attorney who can help you with your
business needs including incorporation. Her phone is: (510)
593-8393 and email is: firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck.
I have worked with Richard J. Lee for over 20 years. He knows how
to set up corporations, and he is very knowledgeable and easy to
work with. I believe his fees are reasonable. Feel free to
contact me if you wish.
(510) 272-0200 x304 stu
Business Consultant for Holistic Practitioner?
One of my clients is starting a practice in Ayurveda and
seeks a consultant to guide her through the
tax/legal/financial forest of starting a small business. A
consultant practicing in the East Bay would be preferable.
I think that Nolo Press has books of help. Neil
LLC legal advice
Im thinking about setting up an LLC for a home that I own.
Any suggestions as to an attorney that could handle this for
me or suggestions from others who have done this either on
their own or used other resources (ie. legalzoom.com)?
Need to Know
Nolo Press puts out a lot of free/low cost information regarding how to do
these types of filings at a minimal cost. Please visit www.nolo.com.
I am not an attorney, however, I believe that you cannot transfer your
home into an LLC unless your primary business is real estate investment.
Regardless, I highly recommend you consult an attorney and you can
contact either Bob Buchanan (415) 395-4700 (who formed my LLC) or J. P.
Harbour (415) 728-7205. Please tell them that I referred you. Good luck!
I can recommend Tova Zeff who is a business attorney who does exactly this
kind of work. She has been very helpful to me, and I recommend her highly
as a lawyer who can answer your questions and help set up your LLC.
Her phone is 510-593-8393, or you can email email@example.com
I've been using Richard of Lee, Lawless & Blyth for my
business for over 20 years, and more recently for a trust
for my home. They specialize in setting up organizations,
and Richard is very knowledgeable with business structuring.
He has been generous with his time, reasonable with his
fees and easy to work with. phone: 510.272.0200 x304 email:
Consultant for LLC for real estate investment
I am looking for recommendations for a consultant/lawyer/ or
accountant who is familiar with the creation of LLCs for the
purpose of real estate investment.
East Bay Investor
If you have questions about forming an LLC, I'd recommend Tova Zeff who is a
business attorney - her offices are on Boradway in Oakland. She specializes in
helping set up LLCs and other corporations for businesses, and I have found her
to be extremely knowledgable and helpful. You can email firstname.lastname@example.org
or phone 593.3893.
Absolutely! I would highly recommend the following legal
KYLER KOHLER OSTERMILLER & SORENSEN, LLP.
They are based out of Cedar City, Utah & handle all of my
tax preparation, legal pprwrk, etc.
Speak to Susan Kumpe who is the Legal Assistant for any
questions at: 435-586-9366 / email@example.com
I am starting a photography business and first want to know if I
need a lawyer, to draw up papers for an LLC?
A bookeeper to help me keep track of finances? (And teach me
Quicken for Mac)
A CPA to do taxes & give tax advice?
And/Or an accountant?
How many of the above do I need & can anyone make any
recomendations as to who is wise to tax law, honest, and
not too expensive, not condescending, as well as a shrewd
business person, preferably in the Richmond,El Cerrito, Berkeley
You don't need a lawyer to create your LLC: you can do it
yourself, or use Nolo Press materials to guide you. That said,
it's still often a good idea to have a lawyer do it, or at
least to consult with one. Why? It's simply that the lawyer
will be able to use the time you spend together to discover any
other issues that may exist with your prospective business.
Some will be relatively obvious things to check - licensing
requirements, fictitious name statements, etc. - and others
probably less so. Nor is it necessarily expensive to involve an
attorney: I offer a free consultation, for instance, and so do
I'm, a videographer and have used Richard Lee, 272-0200, as my
attorney for over 20 years (thankfully not frequently!). He
has a reasonable fee, but you can see him for a half hour free
if you join Film Arts Foundation for $45. www.filmarts.org
Dennis Middleton is a tax CPA who can set things up for you so
you get maximum deductions. His phone is 339-8860, email is
dnm at jps.net.
Sandra Garselle, with Hilliard Management, can do your
weekly/monthly bookkeeping 655-2041
An excellent lawyer to contact is Richard Lee, 510-272-0200,
or e-mail rjl at rjleelaw.com. He is experienced working with
new businesses. You might also try Ann Valliant, who is a
Management Consultant, 510-848-1516
ann at annvalliant.com. She could help you set up
bookeeping and advise you on your other needs
I am considering starting a small business and would like to
consult with an attorney about my options. I have looked at the
website, but there are only a couple recommendations and they are
old and not geographically convenient. Can anyone recommend
someone in the East Bay, first choice being Berkeley/Albany, but
others would be great too.
www.sweepslaw.com: (Berkeley) good, knowledgeable attorneys to
help you decide a) which corporate status is right for you, b) how to
secure your trademark or trade name, and c) what issues you should be
worried about as you begin. Ask for Angelique Tremble for corporate
formation questions and Tsan Abrahamson for trademark/tradename
issues. (flat fee for corporate formations, and they provide excellent
back-up materials for keeping your coporate records straight). They
make house calls!
www.methven.com: (berkeley) good website for getting basic legal
knowledge and links to help you do-it-yourself and to keep abrest of the
law. Also have corporate and litigation lawyers. Very reasonable rates
(roughly $240/hr) and nice people.
www.premiercounsel.com: (Lamorinda) Good resource for forming
large corporations or for securing funding/raising capital, and creating
private placements or angel funding documents.
www.athenalaw.com: (SF) good for start-up companies who plan to do
a great deal of high-tech work, including software and technology
licensing work. Ask for Hilary Luros; she will take the time to really talk
you through your issue and has excellent rates, including a 20% ( I
think) reduction if you go over a certain amount of money each month.
-- legal eagle
I work with several small business clients on issues relating
to formation, contracts, employment, etc. Happy to assist.
david at dlevinlaw.com
Kathleen Hunt is an attorney located in El Cerrito. She has
worked with quite a few business start-ups, so she might be
able to help you with whatever you need. Her office number is
I own a small business and need an attorney to deal with several
issues related to it. I'd prefer someone in the East Bay. Any
My husband is a partner with a firm located in Palo Alto. He'd
be available to speak with if you like. We live in Danville.
You can email us at jeffreyiiATsbcglobalDOTnet
My husband, Rick Randel, is an attorney in Oakland who does
corporate/real estate and general business transactions
representing small businesses in matters relating to new venture
formation, raising capital, real estate transactions, etc.
He can be reached at 510-336-9454 or randoloATsbcglobalDOTnet
I have used Peter Sproul (925-256-3900) for my small business
needs for years. He is a nice guy but also a very effective
attorney. He is not cheap, but he is worth it.
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