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Business Advisory Services [Top]

Business Formation (S Corporations, C Corporations, Limited Liability Companies, General & Limited Partnerships, Limited Liability Partnerships), Commercial Property Leases, Contracts, Corporate Compliance, Employment, Equipment Leases, Founder and Investor Agreements, Purchase and Sale of Businesses, Protection of Proprietary Information, Technology Transfer and License Agreements, Transactions, Winding Up and Business Dissolution

Sequoia Law Group serves as general counsel on an on-call basis for new and growing California businesses that do not need a full time in-house legal presence. The firm advises a diverse group of closely held San Francisco Bay Area businesses, including corporations, limited liability companies, partnerships, and sole proprietorships. We have represented engineering firms, advertising firms, special events producers, designers, management services companies, brokers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers and the like. In some cases, Sequoia helped organize the business, and in others an established enterprise sought corporate, transactional or other advice from the firm.

Sequoia Law Group typically supplies general business legal advice in intellectual property, employment and transactional matters. As part of its business advisory practice, the firm can assist with the preparation and maintenance of corporate records such as organizational documents and minutes of annual meetings, help with required corporate filings and compliance with federal and state laws, advise on corporate governance issues and review leases.

Contact Sequoia Law Group to discover how we can be a valuable member of your business team.

Business and Commercial Litigation [Top]

Bad Faith Insurance, Business and Consumer Fraud, Construction Defects, Contract Disputes, Copyright Infringement, Defamation, Landlord - Tenant Disputes, Loan Collection and Enforcement Actions, Partnership Disputes, Product Liability, Premises Liability, Real Estate, Shareholder Disputes, Trade Secrets, Trademark Dilution, Trademark Infringement, Unfair Competition

Dispute resolution – including arbitration, mediation and traditional civil litigation – has always been a principal part of Sequoia Law Group’s practice, and our attorneys have successfully litigated business issues before federal and state trial courts throughout Northern California.

Sequoia Law Group serves businesses located in California as well as foreign companies who do business in the state. The firm has represented many business clients including architects, internet-based subscription services, software developers, real estate brokers, public relations firms, management services providers, real estate developers, manufacturers, distributors, retailers, website developers, creative arts professionals, and business consulting services.

Besides the considerable financial expense, unresolved disputes can distract a company from its business focus and negatively impact its reputation. Even a winning legal position may ultimately prove harmful to the bottom line if the price of “going all the way” exceeds the benefits of victory. We are mindful of the costs associated with litigation. That is why whenever it is practicable Sequoia Law Group will seek to resolve disputes through negotiation, mediation or binding arbitration. When disputes cannot be worked out in a reasonable manner through early intervention, our clients rely on our experience in business and commercial litigation to protect their rights and interests. If litigation is unavoidable, we believe in preparing cases for trial. Our philosophy is that you can settle a case you are prepared to try, but you cannot try a case you prepared to settle.

Whether your business is fending off a claim or bringing one, the lawyers of Sequoia Law Group are known for their attention to detail in the development of each case, their skill in formulating effective and creative settlement strategies, and their trial expertise.

For more information on the business and commercial litigation practice at Sequoia Law Group, please contact us to schedule an appointment.

Consumer and Civil Rights [Top]

Auto Dealer Fraud, Insurance Bad Faith, Construction Defects, Consumer Fraud , Defective Products, Disability Rights, Fair Housing, Lemon Law, Misrepresentation, Unfair Business Practices

A variety of state and federal laws protect individuals from unfair, fraudulent or discriminatory business practices. The definition of business is broad and generally covers any sales or service activity intended to produce income. Even the private sale of a used car or renting out an in-law apartment qualifies as a business activity. Violators of consumer protection or civil rights laws may be required to pay monetary damages to their victims, and sometimes these damages include punitive damages and attorneys’ fees. Sequoia Law Group has a successful track record of using consumer protection and civil rights laws to defend Californians against predatory, illegal and discriminatory business practices.

If you live in California and feel your consumer or civil rights have been violated by an unscrupulous business, call today. Sequoia Law Group would like to help. Your first consultation is always free.

Employment - Employee [Top]

Age Discrimination, Constructive Discharge, Disability Discrimination, Gender Discrimination, Labor Law, Racial Discrimination, Retaliatory Termination or Demotion, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Orientation Discrimination, Wage and Hour Violations, Whistleblower/Qui Tam, Wrongful Termination

When your employer has wronged you, you need a seasoned attorney on your side. Sequoia Law Group has represented both employers and employees under various circumstances including hiring, employee benefits, discipline, termination and employment claims. We know how employers think and can anticipate the advice they will receive from their lawyers.

Our free consultation includes a methodical screening of potential employment claims. Not all cases are meritorious, but we believe even potential clients with difficult cases obtain a real benefit when a legal professional clarifies their legal rights. Whether or not we accept a case, we provide a candid opinion of its strengths and weaknesses.

Contact Sequoia Law Group for a free evaluation of your potential employment claim. You have nothing to lose except the possibility of receiving full and fair compensation for the wrongs you may have experienced in the workplace.

Employment - Employer [Top]

Discipline and Termination, Discrimination, Harassment and Wrongful Termination Claims, Employee Handbooks, Employment Agreements (Executives, Independent Contractors and Staff), Employment Compliance and Practices, Non-Compete and Non-Solicitation Agreements, Trade Secret Protection, Wage and Hour Claims

It has never been more challenging for responsible employers in California to cultivate a productive and legally compliant workplace. In the midst of constant changes in economic realities and the law, employers tread a legal minefield over issues ranging from pay and benefits to claims of harassment, discrimination or wrongful termination. Sequoia Law Group helps California employers navigate this dynamic and uncertain employment environment with proactive and straightforward advice. We prepare employment agreements and review company policies, procedures and handbooks, among other services, to help ensure the workplace complies with applicable law in a minimally disruptive way. We also provide guidance to employers who face allegations of wrongful behavior. Having represented many employees and employers alike, Sequoia Law Group can help you avoid making mistakes. Likewise, we can help you prepare for and even prevent possible claims by disgruntled, opportunistic or simply misinformed employees.

Contact Sequoia Law Group today and put our experience to work for you.

Personal Injury [Top]

Case Types:

  • Premises Liability: Slip-Fall, Trip-Fall, Mold
  • Product Liability: Defective Products, Drugs and Medical Devices
  • Professional Negligence: Medical Malpractice, Nursing Home Abuse
  • Vehicular: Automobile, Bicycle, Motorcycle, Pedestrian, Rollover and Truck Accidents
  • Other: Assaults, Construction Accidents, Defamation (Slander and Libel), Dog Bites, Elder Abuse, Sexual Abuse, Sports Injuries, Toxic Torts, Workplace Injuries

Injury Types:

Brain and Head Injury, Burns, Catastrophic Injury, Dental Injuries, Drowning, Electrocution and Electric Shock Injuries, Eye Injuries, Fractures, Neck and Back Injuries, Poisoning, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Respiratory Injuries, Spinal Cord Injuries, Wrongful Death

Don’t Go It Alone

Serious accidents often result in enormous medical expenses, lost time from work, and pain and suffering affecting not just the injured person but loved ones too. Then there is the frustration of navigating a maze of issues related to medical treatment, physical rehabilitation, insurance, and all those bills. If you have been injured or have experienced the loss of a loved one due to the negligence of another, you have the legal right to seek compensation for medical bills, lost wages, long-term care, and other related losses. And you do not have to face the claims process alone. Sequoia Law Group has years of experience providing legal guidance to injured clients and their families as they progress along the sometimes uneven road to recovery.

Get Experienced and Comprehensive Representation

Sequoia Law Group represents victims of personal injury and family members involved in wrongful death claims throughout the San Francisco Bay Area and California. We are committed to providing the best possible representation to you. Once we decide to take your case, we will devote our resources, energy, and knowledge of California personal injury and wrongful death law to ensure that you obtain full and fair compensation. Our preference is to investigate and develop a case early on to maximize the chances of a negotiated settlement that does not require the filing of a lawsuit. However, we will not hesitate to take a case to court and all the way through trial if it is in your best interest. Our philosophy is that you can settle a case you are prepared to try, but you cannot try a case you prepared to settle.

You Deserve Personal Attention

Besides obtaining fair compensation for your injuries, we want to help you regain a sense of control over your life. The legal professionals at Sequoia Law Group make every effort to fully and clearly communicate all case developments. From the initial interview on, we will keep you informed about all material aspects of your case, especially settlement negotiations and case strategy. We invite and encourage you to ask questions at any time.

Free Consultation

When you contact Sequoia Law Group LLP, you can expect to speak directly with an experienced personal injury attorney. And your first consultation is always free.

No Fee Unless You Win

When you hire Sequoia Law Group on a contingency fee basis there is no fee unless you obtain compensation for your personal injury.

Contact Sequoia Law Group today to schedule a free consultation from our team of California personal injury professionals.