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Business Attorneys Who Know the Laws and Regulations that Affect Your Company

In California, businesses face an array of regulation, from premises liability to the Business and Professions Code, the California Commercial Code (UCC), corporate laws, as well as laws regulating business formations and contracts, just to name a few. Experienced business attorneys are a must to assess and reduce your exposure to liability. But which ones can you trust to protect your interests above all else AND at reasonable rates? Believe us when we say, we’ve been in the same boat with other services for our business (we specialize in the practice of law, after all, and have to rely on others to provide products and services we need that we know little to nothing about).

The best measure we have found in determining whether a company does what it says is client or customer reviews: Click here to see what our clients are saying about us. We take pride in treating each client’s legal issue as we would our own-with integrity, diligence and genuine concern. We don’t just talk the talk, we walk the walk and sincerely value our clients.

Experienced California Business Lawyers

And we’re experienced. With more than eight decades of hard-won knowledge and experience, the business attorneys at Gehres Law Group, P.C. are equipped to handle a variety of legal concerns which companies just like yours are faced with every day, including (but not limited to):

Let the business lawyers at Gehres Law Group, P.C. provide your company with the tools necessary for avoiding costly violations. We are committed to staying abreast of the laws affecting businesses in California and work diligently to protect the interests of our clients. Partnering with us can give you peace of mind that your exposure to liability is minimized, and help ensure that your business can grow and prosper. If a lawsuit is unavoidable, our AV-rated and award-winning business litigation attorneys endeavor to ensure the best possible outcome in each client’s case at the lowest cost possible.

Our Business Attorneys Can Help With All Types of Business Contracts

Many of the legal rights and obligations of your business revolve around contracts–negotiating, drafting, as well as the enforcement of contracts. Gehres Law Group, P.C. employs some of the best contract attorneys in San Diego. Our experience and commitment to clients, together with our innovative business model, make our services affordable for business owners, as well as larger companies.

Below is an abbreviated sample of the types of agreements and other documents our trusted contract and business law attorneys have experience negotiating, drafting, and enforcing:

Commercial Contracts and Documents

  • Indemnity Agreement
  • Operating Agreement
  • Covenant Not to Sue
  • Settlement Agreement
  • License Agreement
  • Service Agreement
  • Letter of Intent
  • Purchase Agreement
  • Private Placement Memorandum
  • Subscription Agreement
  • Investor Questionnaire
  • Term Sheet
  • Settlement and Release
  • Assignment of Contract
  • Franchise Agreement
  • Royalty Agreement
  • Loan Agreement
  • Promissory Note
  • Stock Purchase Agreement
  • Partnership Agreement
  • Joint Venture Agreement
  • Guarantee Agreement
  • Security Agreement

Employment-Related Contracts

  • Employment Agreement
  • Partner Non-compete Agreement
  • Independent Contractor Agreement
  • Stock Option Agreement
  • Consulting Agreement
  • Distributor Agreement
  • Sales Commission Agreement
  • Confidentiality Agreement
  • Nondisclosure Agreement
  • Employment Separation Agreement

Sales-Related Contracts

  • Sales Agreements for Goods or Services
  • Warranty Agreements
  • Limited Warranty
  • Security Agreement
  • Licensing Agreement
  • Warranty Agreement

Real Property Transfers

  • Grant Deeds
  • Quitclaim Deeds
  • Interspousal Transfer Deed
  • Preliminary Change of Ownership Report
  • Affidavits


  • Commercial Lease
  • Equipment Lease

Our contract attorneys are also highly experienced in contract-related litigation. If you need more information on these services, please visit the Gehres Law Offices Business Litigation page or call us today for a free evaluation.

Through our secure portal, we are able to deliver cost-effective legal services to small and medium-sized businesses throughout California. Whether your business is located in Los Angeles, Oakland, Riverside, San Jose, San Diego, San Francisco, Orange County or Temecula, or areas in between, we can provide you with many of the affordable services we offer to keep your business on track.

Visit our Fee Section for information on options available to our clients. If you don’t see your legal issues listed, feel free to contact us for more information or to set up a free evaluation. You’ll receive a warm welcome from our staff who are eager to make your life a little easier. Still not sure? Click here to see what other clients are saying about us.

Below are some of our recent blog articles, written by our business law attorneys:


California’s “Good Faith Settlement” Law: An Example From a Recent Case


When Must an LLC Membership Interest be Registered as a Security in California?

California’s Real Estate Transfer Disclosure Statement

California Successor Liability

Anti-SLAPP Motions in Connection with Employment Law Claims

Statute of Limitations in California: Common Causes of Action

Making Breach of Contract Actions Worthwhile: Liquidated Damage and Attorneys’ Fees Provisions

Liquidated Damages Clauses for Business Contracts

Promissory Notes

Starting a Business in California? Read this first…

California Minimum Wage 2016

Gehres Law Group Reviews The Constitutional Issues in Hulk Hogan v. Gawker

Remedies for Cybersquatting

Letter of Intent to Purchase Business

Hiring Licensed Contractors

Trademark Protection

Protecting Trade Secrets Using Employment Agreements

Contract Disputes and Personal Jurisdiction

Avoiding Ownership Disputes

Breach of Fiduciary Duty

How to Reduce Your Litigation Costs

Filing a Lawsuit to Secure a Prompt & Enforceable Settlement

Bulk Sales Law for California Asset Sales

Fraud Claims in Business Contract Disputes

When May I Rescind a Contract in California?

Remedies for Breach of Contract in California

California’s Anti-SLAPP Laws Increase Risk when Suing Based on Consumer Complaints

Using a Shareholder Agreement for Business Succession Planning

Negative Reviews on Yelp Hurting Your Business?

Protecting Your Business from Employee Defamation Claims

Does Your Business Need a Corporate Governance Tune-Up?

Top 10 Reasons to Register Your Trademark

Why Use a Private Placement Memorandum?

Branding Your Business

Raise Millions for Your Business Using a Private Placement Memorandum

Truth In Advertising Laws Update for California Business Owners

The Information Practices Act and Your Business

Respondeat Superior: What is Means to Your Small Business

5 Questions to Ask Before You Hire a Business Attorney