About my practice

I am a transactional attorney rather than a litigator. My practice focuses on commercial transactions, emphasizing the business and personal legal needs of small and medium-sized businesses and their owners, professionals, and entrepreneurs, including high-technology entities. While I am based in Rancho Cucamonga, I serve clients throughout the Southern California area.

A significant portion of my practice is devoted to acting as general counsel, officially or unofficially, for a number of my business clients. I have represented entities involved in multimedia and internet activities, software development, nuclear power, clothing manufacturing, graphic arts, and construction. As general counsel, I frequently:

Another significant segment of my practice involves advising clients regarding the formation, organization, acquisition, sale, development, financing and management needs of privately and family held businesses, whether conducted or organized as corporations, limited liability companies, sole proprietorships or partnerships.

I also represent clients in real estate transactions, for example, negotiating and documenting the purchase and sale of developed and undeveloped real property, preparing and reviewing leases of all levels of complexity, establishing partnerships, joint ventures and other entities for the acquisition of real estate and representing clients in all aspects of public and private real estate syndication transactions. I do not represent clients with respect to foreclosures or short sales of residential real estate.

In addition to my background in general commercial law, I also have substantial experience in partnerships, limited liability entities, corporations, business start-ups, employment contracts, stock options, 409A planning, ESOPs, professional corporations, copyrights and trademarks, securities, venture capital, acquisitions, mergers, taxation, financial planning and business counseling.

Since about 2005, I have also represented businesses which have elected to become wholly or partially employee owned businesses via the establishment of a employment stock ownership plan (ESOP) and served as corporate counsel for several employee owned businesses. I also have served as an expert witness in legal malpractice matters.