For over thirty years, I have practiced business law and alternative dispute resolution (ADR) in Palo Alto, California. I assist businesses with formation and planning; purchases and sales of existing businesses; termination of business entities; commercial leasing matters; and employment matters. My other focus is on mediation and arbitration, where I help clients settle disputes outside of the courtroom. What I enjoy most about being a business law attorney is helping people transform their hobbies and passions into successful businesses. Whether I’m helping someone start a restaurant or a software company, I’m always mindful of the goal, which is to take care of the legal aspects of a business pursuit, so my client can focus on growing it. A lot of people think attorneys can get in the way of a transaction, but my philosophy is just the opposite; I help the client achieve his or her goal while avoiding potential pitfalls as much as possible.