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  • Location:
    Sherman Oaks, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Closely Held Companies and Family Businesses Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law Financial Services Regulation Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Jose, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Commercial Litigation Litigation - Labor and Employment Corporate Law Litigation - Intellectual Property Litigation - Securities
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Costa Mesa, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Governance Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Private Funds / Hedge Funds Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities Regulation Bankruptcy and Creditor Debtor Rights / Insolvency and Reorganization Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Redwood City, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law Venture Capital Law
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  • Location:
    Newport Beach, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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DLA Piper LLP
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Irvine, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Tax Law
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  • Location:
    Menlo Park, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Biotechnology and Life Sciences Practice
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law Technology Law Corporate Law Information Technology Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Compliance Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Governance Law Corporate Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Compliance Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Costa Mesa, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Banking and Finance Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Securities Regulation
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
Lawyer
  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Compliance Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Corporate Governance Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Redwood City, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Venture Capital Law Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    International Mergers & Acquisitions Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Mergers and Acquisitions Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Technology Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Francisco, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Los Angeles, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    San Diego, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Securities / Capital Markets Law Venture Capital Law Corporate Law
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  • Location:
    Palo Alto, California
  • Practice Areas:
    Leveraged Buyouts and Private Equity Law Corporate Law Securities / Capital Markets Law Mergers and Acquisitions Law Venture Capital Law

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Practice Area Definition

Corporate Law Definition

Corporate is the practice area of lawyers who advise corporations and their officers, directors, and controlling shareholders with respect to the formation, governance, and day-to-day legal problems of such entities. They are required to be true generalists, since their advice may involve such diverse matters as: the proper conduct of the board, its directors, and its committees; executive compensation; shareholder agreements relating to board representation and voting rights; compliance with federal and state regulations affecting the client’s particular industry; commercial contracts with the corporation’s customers and suppliers; the corporation’s sales of securities; relations with the corporation’s accountants, commercial bank lenders, and investment bankers; the structure of the corporation’s joint ventures; communications with the corporation’s stockholders, creditors, and customers; and the preparation of any required periodic disclosure filings with the SEC and proxy statements sent to stockholders.

Depending on the size of the market in which the lawyer practices and the size of the lawyer’s firm, he or she may be required to handle nearly all of a corporation’s legal matters. In larger firms, the Corporate lawyer with the principal client relationship will be expected to be familiar with all the issues the corporation is likely to confront, but may engage lawyers from other practice areas to assist in matters requiring special expertise, such as securities offerings, tax issues, and litigation.

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Corporate is the practice area of lawyers who advise corporations and their officers, directors, and controlling shareholders with respect to the formation, governance, and day-to-day legal problems of such entities. They are required to be true generalists, since their advice may involve such diverse matters as: the proper conduct of the board, its directors, and its committees; executive compensation; shareholder agreements relating to board representation and voting rights; compliance with federal and state regulations affecting the client’s particular industry; commercial contracts with the corporation’s customers and suppliers; the corporation’s sales of securities; relations with the corporation’s accountants, commercial bank lenders, and investment bankers; the structure of the corporation’s joint ventures; communications with the corporation’s stockholders, creditors, and customers; and the preparation of any required periodic disclosure filings with the SEC and proxy statements sent to stockholders.

Depending on the size of the market in which the lawyer practices and the size of the lawyer’s firm, he or she may be required to handle nearly all of a corporation’s legal matters. In larger firms, the Corporate lawyer with the principal client relationship will be expected to be familiar with all the issues the corporation is likely to confront, but may engage lawyers from other practice areas to assist in matters requiring special expertise, such as securities offerings, tax issues, and litigation.