Small and mid-size businesses have the same need for excellent legal representation as larger companies, and The Law Offices of John P. McDonnell has a Silicon Valley business lawyer ready to assist you.

silicon valley business lawyerBusiness Advice and Litigation

With over 35 years in practice with business clients of all sizes, The Law Offices of John P. McDonnell can provide clients with business advice from an experienced Silicon Valley business lawyer.  If you have a business and are confronting legal issues, we can help you evaluate the consequences for your business as well as potential remedies.  Our firm also handles complex business litigation matters where the parties involved cannot agree on a resolution out of court.

Areas of Business Advice

Our emphasis in advising your business is to give you optimal legal and strategic methods, and attempt to avoid expensive disputes and litigation.  If you have a startup or small to midsize business, we can provide exceptional advice at every stage of expansion and growth.

Real Estate Issues:  

If you are a developer, investor or buyer of real estate, it is essential to structure the transaction and financing to suit your unique situation.  Our firm can advise you on the intricacies of commercial real estate purchases and leasing to ensure that your interests are protected.

Intellectual Property:  Copyright and Trademark Disputes:

When your business uses its brand name, logo or original written works, you can protect their value and uniqueness through registration with federal agencies.  In the event that your intellectual property is misused without permission, we can file an infringement claim on your behalf.

Enforcement of Contracts:  

One of the most common areas of business concern is the enforcement of contracts with suppliers, vendors and contractors.  Our firm can assist you in drafting customized contracts for your business, as well as handle any enforcement of terms that may arise.

Raising Capital From Private Investors:

Businesses that raise funds from investors must comply with numerous state and federal rules, and failure to closely follow these rules can result in expensive investor lawsuits.

Business Litigation

The Law Offices of John P. McDonnell has represented clients in both state and federal court on a wide variety of business disputes. We have been successfully litigating large and small cases as far back as Lettieri v. Equitable Life Assurance Society, 627 F.2d 930 (9th Cir. 1980) (insurance dispute on behalf of the heirs of the actor who played the gangster who ordered the “hit” on Don Corleone in the original Godfather movie.)  

We have litigated and won cases in many legal areas, including infringement of computer  software, theft of trade secrets, business fraud, employment discrimination and legal malpractice. If you are involved in a lawsuit, or wish to bring your own claim, we can efficiently and effectively advocate for your position. Contact our office today to set up an initial consultation.