Attorney Stephen Shepard combines strong litigation experience with comprehensive knowledge of California state law to provide effective representation in any matter regarding business litigation, real estate litigation, probate court battles and/or estate planning.
Business law encompasses everything from basic contract disputes to complex litigation, including breaches of contract, class action suits, employment disputes, business dissolutions, shareholder issues, partnership disputes, debt collection, franchise issues and a number of others. These disputes often involve shareholders, employers, employees, partners, and competing companies. We work with businesses in their formation and throughout the life of the business by providing contract creation and enforcement, as well as numerous other services.
Real estate disputes commonly involve purchases, nondisclosure agreements and/or actions for specific performance for the purposes of forcing the the seller to complete the transaction. Real estate litigation also involves contract disputes similar to those encountered in business litigation. It is critical to work with a knowledgeable real estate lawyer in these matters. We represent landlords in unlawful detainers for residential or commercial properties. We can also help in issues involving quiet titles, trespassing, encroachment, nuisance complaints and other disputes.
Whether a person dies with or without a will, probate is the formal process by which property is transferred and affairs are sorted. When a will is contested, it is imperative that you consult an experienced probate attorney. Contact me for a consultation regarding any facet of the probate process. Working without knowledgeable counsel can prolong what is already a lengthy endeavor.
It’s important to employ the services of a qualified, experienced estate planning attorney when preparing for the future of your legacy. Even though many people understand the importance of estate planning, many simply fail to plan ahead. Not being prepared can have devastating consequences on the life you’ve built, as well as for those you’ve left behind. I can help ensure that your wishes are followed by helping to prepare wills, trusts, living trusts, powers of attorney, medical directives and other estate planning services.