Daniel J. Alexander II, A Professional Corporation

Daniel J. Alexander II, A Professional Corporation provides transactional legal services to small and mid-size businesses such as those that are provided by an "in-house" attorney at a large corporation.

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Firm Overview

Daniel J. Alexander II, A Professional Corporation ("DJA2LAW") provides transactional legal services to small and mid-size businesses such as those that are provided by an "in-house" attorney at a large corporation.

A corporate "In-House" counsel is an invaluable resource for a company. They deal with the day-to-day legal issues of running the company and serve as the line of prevention when it comes to making business decisions that may have legal consequences against the company. Businesses that don't have "in-house" counsel deal with these same business/legal issues. As a business owner, you need an experienced business lawyer you can call on to handle these business/legal issues. That is why I developed my "Out-House" General Counsel practice with the goal of providing business clients with critical corporate legal services replicating, as much as possible, the methods, approach, and style of an "in-house" law department.

As your General Counsel, you will have experienced business attorneys address all of your legal concerns, from the proper legal structure for your business (such as a corporation, LLC, or partnership), to the numerous issues that impact the operation of your business (such as drafting agreements, labor law and compliance issues). We also offer a unique service called a legal audit.

The Legal Audit Checklist is a checklist of twelve key areas of inquiry that a DJA2LAW lawyer will audit. Analogous to a medical physical exam, the purpose of the legal audit is to understand your current condition, identify any problems, and enable you to take appropriate actions to correct or arrest the worsening of current problems and to avoid/prevent future problems. It is more cost effective to catch these issues earlier than later to avoid costly litigation. However, if you are forced to face litigation DJA2LAW has the litigation experience to see you through to the end.

Primary areas of practice include: Corporate/Business; Real Estate; Construction; Surety; Estate Planning; Sports/Entertainment; Insurance Coverage; Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR); and Bankruptcy

Testimonials

I am writing to express my appreciation for the help Daniel provided in helping me close a real estate transaction. Daniel's knowledge and attention to detail, cleared the way of uncertainties to allow the transaction to proceed. Daniel truly saved the day.
Sincerely,
Hans Stone - August 16, 2010
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

It is always a pleasure working with Daniel, he is by far the most trustworthy attorney we have ever worked with. Daniel is extremely knowlegeble in every aspect who keeps his clients informed at all times.
Daniel's most outstanding talent is the ability to work well with the apposing team as well as his clients and colleagues.
Sara Mirzaian - July 28, 2011
Top qualities: Great Results, Good Value, High Integrity

Daniel has been phenomenal to work with. He is extremely intelligent, determined, and diligent. He has really gone over and beyond to ensure that I had the best legal advice available.
Chris Bergen - March 11, 2010
Top qualities: Great Results, Expert, High Integrity

Daniel is super personable & will do his very very best to get you results that you want! He is reliable, trustworthy, honest and fair. He is overall a great person to have in your corner. You cannot go wrong with Daniel :)
Rosemary Armstrong - March 10, 2010
Top qualities: Personable, High Integrity, Creative

I hired Daniel Alexander to handle my Corporate Books. A not so good experience from my first attorney, Daniel took all my fears and insecurities away. He is always available, thorough,consistant and a down right joy to work with. It is a pleasure to refer to Daniel as my "Corporate Legal Team"...Thankyou daniel for the peace of mind you have given me and for creating a staff that upholds your same principals.
Respectfully,
Lisa Marie Stelly - February 19, 2009
Top qualities: Good Value, On Time, High Integrity

I want to express to you my sincere appreciation for all of your help in our family's time of need. I am so thankful for the time you spent talking to me and helping us through this dilemma. Not only were you both well versed on all of the legal aspects of foreclosures and bankruptcies, but you also demonstrated a very comforting, patient, and understanding demeanor in dealing with my mother and me. You were personable, attentive, and showed a genuine concern. I really appreciate that because you made me feel less scared and a lot better. Thank you so much.
Daughter of Client - June 22, 2012
Main Office

Main Office
575 Anton Blvd., Suite 300
Costa Mesa  CA  92626

Phone
  • (800) 730-5691
Fax
  • (866) 569-6930

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

Initial Consultation Fee

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

Most Transactional matters handled at fixed rates.

Hourly Rates

$295 per hour

Office Information

Office Hours

8:30 a.m. to 5:30 a.m.

Emergency After Hours

Yes

Business
DJA2LAW....Providing "Out-House" General Counsel Services The "In-House" Way!
Membership Plans

In today's economic times, business owners can ill-afford to incur unanticipated risks or see a badly structured transaction or contract erode hard-earned company profits. That is one of the many reasons why a business owner'€™s team should include an experienced Business Attorney ("€œGeneral Counsel.€") The mission of the General Counsel is to facilitate the achievement of the company’s business goals and profitability by being a proactive, valued member of the company’s management team. If the company is not in a financial position to take on an "in-house" General Counsel, it should consider retaining an "out-house"€ one.

A General Counsel, whether "in-house" or "out-house" tends to be far more knowledgeable about the company's industry, business operations, strategy and new product opportunities than typical outside law firm attorneys who are not accustomed to being on site or serve as hands-on members of the business unit. While an "in-house" General Counsel is ideal, my approach to the duties as an "out-house" General Counsel is the same. I approach the "out-house" General Counsel function with the goal of providing business clients with critical corporate legal services replicating, as much as possible, the methods, approach, and style of an in-house law department. As a result, I am keenly attuned to the full range of legal and business issues embedded in the company, understand the business priorities, and can add critical value by proactively translating legal risk into business reality. As an inside legal expert, I have the ability to devise action plans, engage in timely and decisive risk prevention strategies as well as to cost-effectively and creatively find solutions to your business’s own unique legal problems.

As your business’s "out-house" General Counsel I emphasize the importance of developing a working environment where I am integrated in your business and am a member of the management team. When business people perceive that an "out-house" General Counsel can provide creative legal solutions with a business perspective, they are drawn more deeply into business teams as high value-added contributors as well as trusted advisors. A wise business owner is one who recognizes the business advantages and risk reduction that an "out-house" General Counsel can bring, and ensures that his or her executive management team always includes this valuable team member.

As your Out-House General Counsel, my goal is to add value to the dollars your company spends on its legal needs. I also do not want you to be surprised at the end of the month by unexpected high legal bills. One of the biggest complaints I hear from clients is "I don'€™t believe you charged me $29.50 for a quick phone call."€ Most lawyers charge by the tenth of the hour for whatever they do. Since lawyers are providing a service, we routinely charge for our time. This creates a "€œconflict"€ because it is the client'€™s best interest for the lawyer to spend less time on legal matters and it is in the lawyer’s best interest to spend more time (without necessarily being concerned with the ultimate outcome.) I want to move away from this hourly business model and the focus on time. Accordingly, I have created a membership based business model that focuses on building a relationship and bringing real value to the client.

No matter what your current legal budget or needs are, I have a plan that will fit your business’s needs. There are five plans ranging from $295.00 per month to $2,500.00 per month. If you are not prepared to commit to one of the plans, I still offer my services on a flat fee and hourly basis.

Legal Audit

Companies face a bewildering array of law and regulations that impact various areas of operations. A properly conducted legal audit is a way for management to frame, prioritize and anticipate the most important issues and minimize costly surprises which distract management focus.

The Legal Audit Checklist is not a legal audit; it is a checklist of key areas of inquiry to complete with a qualified attorney retained to perform a legal audit. Analogous to a physical exam, the purpose of the legal audit is to understand your current condition, identify any problems, and enable you take appropriate actions to correct or arrest the worsening of current problems and to avoid/prevent future problems.





How did your firm decide on the primary area of practice(s)?

I litigated business disputes at big firms for over sixteen years. I saw the types of transactions that ended up in litigation. The issues faced in litigation could have easily been dealt with at the "deal" stage. I use my litigation experience to help my clients "prevent" litigation. I view myself as a "preventative" law specialist. It's just like going to the dentist or doctor on a regular basis to ensure your are healthy. I do the same for businesses.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

As a business owner myself and former business litigator, I view every concern of my clients from a legal and business perspective. Most lawyers focus on the law. However, to a business owner, what makes legal sense may not always make business sense.

In the end "if it don't make dollars, it don't make sense!"

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

My firm is trying to get away from the hourly billing model. It clearly creates a conflict of interest between the attorney and client. It is in the attorneys best interest to take as long as possible to complete a task, while the client would prefer to see the task completed quickly.

I like to charge a flat fee for my services, that way the client knows what he or she is paying. There are no surprises when the client opens the bill and no $29.50 charge for a short phone call.

Daniel J. Alexander II

License
  • Bar Number: 175437
    California , 1994
Education
  • University of California, Los Angeles School of Law
    Juris Doctorate , 1994
    Articles Editor National Black Law Journal, Student Representative on Admissions Committee

    Activities and Societies: Moot Court; Vice President BLSA
  • Howard University
    Bachelor of Arts in International Relations - Magna Cum Laude , 1990
    Double Minor Economics & Russian. Fluent in Russian upon graduation.

    Activities and Societies: California Club, Golden Key Honor Society, Dean's List, Dean's Scholarship

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