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Fresno Business Law Attorneys

Business issues directly impact a business's performance and day-to-day functions. If escalated, business disputes require litigation and can be costly to fix. the Law Office of Jeffrey B. Pape, P.C. , represents professionals and business owners in a broad range of legal matters. From forming a business to dealing with escalated disputes, we offer direct and honest advice about resolving legal issues in an efficient manner.

We serve clients in Fresno, Clovis and throughout the surrounding California areas. Both partnering attorneys at our firm each have more than 30 years of legal experience. Additionally, both lawyers have achieved AV Preeminent* ratings by Martindale-Hubbell. This is the highest peer rating for legal abilities and ethical standards.

Business Formation

Entering into a business venture is significant, and to do so effectively it requires the attention of a knowledgeable lawyer. At the Law Office of Jeffrey B. Pape, P.C. , we offer comprehensive representation for clients with regard to business formation. We handle issues involving:

  • Entity formation
  • Drafting of employment contracts
  • Employment manuals
  • Non compete  agreements
  • Shareholder/partnership agreements
  • Tax issues
  • Estate planning and business succession planning

Attorney Jeffrey Pape is a certified tax law specialist, so he understands the unique tax issues that arise in forming a business. He and attorney Scott Shewan often receive referrals from past and current business clients, CPAs, and also from lawyers and judges in the area. Our experience in handling wills, trusts and estates goes hand-in-hand with our work for business clients, and we often provide representation/advice for clients in both areas of law.

Business Disputes

The Fresno business law attorneys at our firm routinely handle matters stemming from contract and corporate disputes. Our clients benefit from our abilities to negotiate effectively and resolve disputes in an efficient manner. We strive to settle matters outside the courtroom in the most cost-efficient manner, yet are fully prepared to take your case to trial if a fair outcome cannot be reached.

Contact The Business Attorneys At Our Firm

Please contact us to schedule an initial consultation to discuss your business law needs. We can be reached by phone at 800-797-5677 or online through email. Our business law firm represents clients in Fresno, Clovis and throughout the surrounding California areas.

*AV Preeminent and BV Distinguished are certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell ratings fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.