Gehres Law Group, P.C

Gehres Law Group, P.C

Gehres Law Group, P.C. provides comprehensive legal representation to small and medium sized businesses in the areas of contract law, corporate law, employment law, trademarks & copyrights, civil litigation, estate planning, & more.

Firm Overview

Gehres Law Group, P.C. is a full service law firm which supports businesses from inception and beyond. Our clients appreciate that no matter what legal issue may arise, our knowledgeable and experienced attorneys typically have the answer. Whether you have a complex litigation matter or simply need timely guidance on a legal issue, we have the expertise to get the job done.

Services we provide include entity formation, corporate compliance, negotiating, reviewing, and drafting legal documents, drafting or responding to demand letters, trademark or copyright issues, advising clients on a wide range of legal issues including employment related matters, or assisting in dispute resolution--just to name a few--we are there for you. We work diligently to avoid lawsuits in most situations, but if one is unavoidable, be assured our attorneys (including our AV rated attorney with 30 plus years of litigation experience) will work strategically to provide the best possible outcome in your case.

In addition, we provide estate planning services to individuals and small business owners, from drafting Power of Attorney (POA) documents to the creation of wills and trusts. We have the expertise to provide you with estate planning documents which are tailored to fit your needs, not one-size-fits all forms. Whether you have just a few assets you wish to administer, or a large estate, we would be happy to address your specific needs.

Because of our innovative business model, we are able to provide many legal services to clients throughout the state of California. Whether you are located in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, or anywhere in between, you will receive the same affordable and reliable service on your schedule. At Gehres Law Group, P.C., we are passionate about supporting businesses and individuals.

Learn more about us at http://gehreslaw.com/ or call us at 877-333-2420 or locally at 858-964-2314.
Main Office
Headquarters
4275 Executive Square, Suite 200
San Diego  CA  92037
Phone
  • (858) 964-2314
Fax
  • (858) 964-2301
Websites

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?
Free Initial Evaluation
Services Offered For Fixed Fees?
Entity Formation, Document Drafting and Review, Trademarks & Copyrights, Estate Planning, Business Litigation, On-Demand General Counsel & Corporate Counsel Services.

Flat fee and hourly rates available.
Hourly Rates
Standard hourly rate varies by attorney $250-$350/hr.

Other Offices

Irvine Office
9891 Irvine Center Drive, Suite #200
Irvine,  CA  92618
Business
Our firm supports small businesses by performing all aspects of entity formation, negotiating and drafting legal documents, preparing employee policies, and assisting in dispute resolution just to name a few. If a lawsuit is unavoidable, our attorneys wil
As a business owner, we know you need access to legal services which are affordable and predictable. That is why we have designed small business packages which utilize a flat fee structure for many of our services, so you can predict what your legal costs will be. Whether you are in the early stages of forming your small business, own an established business, or are experiencing rapid growth, we work to tailor a package that fits your budget. Please see our Fees Section for more information.

Starting and growing a business can seem overwhelming. You often do not have time to meet with your attorneys during regular business hours. To address this, we have teamed with leading third party providers to give you access to us and your legal documents 24/7 through a virtual environment, allowing you to address legal issues related to your small business on your schedule, not ours. Our popular "on demand" option allows clients to get their legal questions answered promptly as they arise. These services are provided with bank-level security to protect your privacy and preserve the attorney-client relationship, allowing you to send and receive documents, make payments, or communicate with us securely at any time of the day or night, not by unsecured e-mail. For more information, please read our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

Most importantly, you need attorneys who are experienced and reliable, who will partner with you to ensure you and your company are protected from exposure against legal claims which often arise. Our attorneys have decades of experience in most aspects of the laws which may affect your small business, from contract and corporate laws, to employment and intellectual property laws.

Because of our innovative business model, we are able to provide many legal services to clients throughout the state of California. Whether you are located in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, or anywhere in between, you will receive the same affordable and reliable service on your schedule. At Gehres Law Group, P.C., we are passionate about supporting small businesses.

Feel free to browse our website at http://gehreslaw.com/
Estate Planning
Our firm provides estate planning services to individuals, from the initial evaluation to the final creation of your estate planning documents, we have the expertise to provide you with an estate plan tailored to fit your needs.
We offer a variety of estate planning documents, including:

Living Trust
Irrevocable Trust
Last Will and Testament (Individual wills and wills for couples)
Durable Power of Attorney
HIPAA Release
Directive to Physicians (Living Will)

Because of our innovative business model, we are able to provide many legal services to clients throughout the state of California. Whether you are located in San Diego, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Sacramento, or anywhere in between, you will receive the same affordable and reliable service on your schedule. At Gehres Law Group, P.C., we are passionate about providing clients with the highest quality representation.

Whether you have just a few assets you wish to administer, or a large estate, we would be happy to address your specific needs.

Feel free to browse our website for more information: http://gehreslaw.com/practice-areas/estate-planning/
Litigation
Gehres Law Group, P.C. provides comprehensive legal representation to small and medium sized businesses in the areas of contract law, corporate law, employment law, trademarks and copyrights, civil litigation and more.
The attorneys at Gehres Law Group, P.C. work diligently to prevent or avoid litigation if at all possible. If a lawsuit is inevitable or already pending, we work tirelessly to represent our clients' interests, to protect their rights and seek to achieve the best possible outcome in their case.

Our attorneys have a combined five decades of civil litigation expertise in many areas of law affecting businesses. Our most senior attorney, William Tucker, has received and retained a coveted AV rating for more than 20 years. We are adept at identifying potential risks in each case as well as formulating the best strategy for obtaining a cost-effective resolution. This may mean resolving your case before trial, through a demurrer, motion to dismiss, motion for summary judgment, or other means. Or, we may recommend taking the case to trial to argue in front of a judge or jury as the most cost-effective strategy, depending on the circumstances of your case.

Our experience includes nearly any type of business dispute, including contract and corporate disputes, fraud, employment law, and insurance law matters. The attorneys at Gehres Law Group, P.C. have extensive experience in writing and arguing both federal and state court pleadings, including appellate court briefs and related documents, and can provide effective representation for you.

Our attorneys provide each client with a detailed, honest appraisal of their case from the outset, as well as our best estimate of cost and chances of success. If your business is facing legal action or you must pursue a lawsuit against another business or individual, call our attorneys for a free evaluation and put our training and expertise to work for you. Call us toll free at 877-333-2420 or locally at 858-964-2314 today.
Intellectual Property
The attorneys at Gehres Law Group, P.C. can help police and defend your Intellectual Property rights.
Intellectual property encompasses many important assets for most small businesses. Regardless of what you offer your consumer services or goods intellectual property is the key to building and establishing a recognizable brand. It is important to invest in the protection of these assets. For this reason, it is essential to speak with a small business attorney about those rights and what must be done to preserve them.

Trademark:

A trademark is a word, group of words, or a design that indicates the origin of goods or services. When affixed to goods, it is called a trademark. When affixed to services, it is called a service mark. State and federal statues protect both trademarks and service marks in a special area of law called trademark law. A registered trademark is indicated by the symbol . A common law, or unregistered trademark, is indicated by the symbol TM. A service mark is indicated by the symbol SM. Trademarks and service marks may be registered with the state and federal government. The decision as to where to register a mark depends upon the business plans of the company, and the geographic region in which they do business.

Our trademark services include:

-Trademark registration applications
-Trademark maintenance and renewal
-Trademark licensing agreements
-Trademark opposition matters and cancellation of others' trademarks in the United States Patent and Trademark Office
-Trademark searches
-Trademark Infringement litigation

Copyright laws protect a creative expression fixed in a tangible medium. Copyrights do not protect ideas, but may protect the expression of the idea. For example, a copyright will not, typically, protect the idea for a book, but it will protect the text, or expression within a book. A work is protected by copyright the moment it is created and fixed in a tangible form that it is perceptible either directly or with the aid of a machine or device.

Copyrights may be registered with the federal government to receive the highest protection possible. While registration is voluntary, you will have to register, if you wish to bring a lawsuit for infringement of a U.S. work. A business attorney can assist with this task.

Our copyright services include:

-Identifying works in which you own copyright
-Registering your copyright
-Protecting your copyright against infringers
-Licensing your copyrighted works to others for creative or commercial purposes

Let the experienced and dedicated attorneys at Gehres Law Group, P.C. assist you with your intellectual property law needs. Through our secure portal, we are able to deliver cost-effective legal services to small businesses throughout California. When you need help, we can have small business attorneys in San Diego, Los Angeles, Oakland, Riverside, San Jose, San Francisco or Temecula, ready to assist.

For more information or to contact one of our knowledgeable attorneys please visit out website at gehreslaw.com.

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

Tina K. Gehres is the President and founder of Gehres Law Group, P.C., which she formed to provide affordable legal services to businesses and individuals in the state of California. As a small business owner herself, Ms. Gehres knows first-hand the challenges of ownership and is passionate about making legal services available to companies and individuals on terms that fit their schedule and budget.

What experience or education distinguishes your lawyers from others

With more than two and a half decades of legal and business experience, Ms. Gehres has held a broad range of roles including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, Law Firm Partner, Legal Consultant, and Senior Accountant in various industries. Her extensive experience is uniquely suited to the needs of small businesses and individuals.

William J. Tucker is a civil litigator whose vast wealth of knowledge and experience has positioned him as a leader in complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on business disputes. During the course of his career, Mr. Tucker has tried cases in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court, throughout the State of California, and has had an AV-rating, the highest rating a lawyer can achieve, for over 20 years.

Mr. Graham's professional legal, technical and managerial skills provide a broad perspective which often assists in understanding a variety of issues which commonly arise in working with businesses large and small. With a focus on small business, immigration and employment law, Attorney Jeff Graham has represented individuals and businesses in a variety legal matters including business transactions, securities law issues, immigration cases, and in civil litigation.

What distinguishes your law firm from others?

Gehres Law Group, P.C. has a team of attorneys who are prepared to put their decades of knowledge and experience to work for you in the areas of corporate law, employment law, contracts law, intellectual property law, immigration law, civil litigation, estate planning, and other areas which may affect your small business. Our attorneys endeavor to provide the highest quality service to each client to ensure the best possible outcome.

Tina Gehres

Tina K. Gehres is the President and founder of Gehres Law Group, P.C., which she formed to provide affordable legal services to small businesses and individuals in the state of California. With more than two and a half decades of legal and business experience, Ms. Gehres has held a broad range of roles including Corporate Counsel, Director of Human Resources, Law Firm Partner, Legal Consultant, and Senior Accountant.

Ms. Gehres has been a licensed attorney since 1997 and is licensed to practice law in the states of California, Michigan, and Missouri*. She is also admitted to practice law in multiple federal courts. She attended St. Louis University School of Law from 1994-1997, where she was a Dean's Scholar and graduated cum laude. She received a specialized certificate in labor and employment law as well as recognition by the American Bar Association and Bureau of National Affairs, Inc. for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law.

While in law school, Ms. Gehres began working at Baerveldt, Bagsby, Lee & Green, LLC as a legal consultant and continued working there as an attorney after her bar admission. During her work with that firm, she assisted in obtaining a $10 million wrongful death verdict and a $3 million settlement.

Prior to law school, Ms. Gehres worked as a senior accountant at AMDOCS, Inc., a multi-national computer programming firm. There she was responsible for foreign and domestic financial statements, tax returns, enforcing employee policies as well as payroll. During her tenure with the company, Ms. Gehres earned her Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration from Lindenwood University and graduated magna cum laude with a 3.92 GPA.

Shortly after graduating from law school, Ms. Gehres co-founded Anderson & Gehres, LLC, a law firm focusing on employment and labor litigation, medical malpractice law, corporate compliance, family law, and general civil litigation. In 1999 she became licensed to practice law in California and took the position of Corporate Counsel and Director of Human resources at a medical imaging company located in Carlsbad, California.

Since leaving that role, Ms. Gehres has continued to assist individuals and small businesses in the states of California and Michigan through the practice of law while raising her three now grown children. In 2013, she obtained advanced mediation training through the National Conflict Resolution Center. Her broad range of experience is uniquely suited to the needs of small businesses and individuals. As a small business owner herself, Ms. Gehres knows first-hand the challenges of ownership and is passionate about making legal services available to companies on terms that fit their schedule and budget.

Ms. Gehres is active in her community as a mentor for the Clairemont High School Business Academy and encourages others to become mentors. She is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association and the American Bar Association. She enjoys tennis, bicycling, gardening, traveling, and spending time with her family.

Gehres Law Group, P.C. is located at 4275 Executive Square, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92037. Ms. Gehres can be reached by calling toll free (877) 333-2420, locally at (858) 964-2314 or by e-mail at tina@gehreslaw.com.

*Voluntarily Inactive in Missouri.

CA Bar Association Member #200172. See membership information at http://members.calbar.ca.gov/fal/Member/Detail/200172.

MI Bar Association Member #P68251. See membership information at http://www.michbar.org/memberdirectory/detail.cfm?PID=68251.

William Tucker

William J. Tucker is a civil litigator whose vast wealth of knowledge and experience has positioned him as a leader in complex civil litigation, with an emphasis on business disputes. During the course of his career, Mr. Tucker has tried cases in state and federal courts, including bankruptcy court, throughout the State of California, and has had an AV-rating, the highest rating a lawyer can achieve, for over 20 years.

Mr. Tucker attended Boston College Law School, where he graduated cum laude. Mr. Tucker placed in the top 10% of his class, wrote articles for the Boston College Law Review, was appointed Articles Editor of the Law Review in his third year, and upon graduation, was awarded the Order of the Coif, the highest distinction awarded by the law school.

Before beginning his civil practice, Mr. Tucker was a Deputy City Attorney for the San Diego City Attorney's Office, where he tried over 100 cases. Before opening his own law firm, Mr. Tucker was a partner at Sullivan & Jones, at one time the fourth largest law firm in San Diego, and was later a partner in Page, Trucker, Brooks & Bush, and Kaye Rose & Partners.

Mr. Tucker has had a substantial and varied litigation practice, handling cases involving claims for breach of contract, fraud, interference with contract, breach of fiduciary duty, conspiracy, conversion, federal and state securities law violations, banking disputes, negligence, breach of guarantee, breach of warranty and other commercial disputes, admiralty/maritime and aviation disputes, personal injury and wrongful death, negligence, environmental contamination, unfair competition, wrongful termination and other labor disputes, trade libel, copyright and service mark infringement, accountant, medical and dental malpractice, suits for injunction, antitrust violations, unlawful detainer, lease, commission and sales disputes, judicial and nonjudicial foreclosure and other real property litigation matters, and partnership, corporate and franchise disputes. Mr. Tucker's clients have included Fortune 500 companies.

Mr. Tucker has been an arbitrator for the San Diego Superior Court Judicial Arbitration Program, and for many years has been an arbitrator for the American Arbitration Association. Mr. Tucker has also been a mediator for the American Arbitration Association and the National Conflict Resolution Center (formerly, the San Diego Mediation Center), one of the largest dispute resolution organizations in the country. Mr. Tucker was Chairman of the Board of the San Diego Mediation Center during the period 2000-2001. Mr. Tucker has been appointed Judge Pro Tem of the San Diego Superior Court for settlement conferences and trials, and has been a Referee for the Superior Court.

Mr. Tucker's published cases include KGB v. Giannoulas (1980) 104 Cal. App. 3rd 844, and Fisk v. Royal Caribbean Cruises, Ltd., (Idaho Sup. Ct. 2005) 108 P. 3rd 990.

Karen M. Hawkes

Karen M. Hawkes is a Trademark and Copyright attorney providing both transactional and litigation services to individuals and businesses. Ms. Hawkes focuses her practice on the protection and enforcement of brands for clients ranging from start-ups to well established corporations of all sizes. She has experience in a wide range of industries including e-commerce, authors and artists, software and code developers, retail clothing, and numerous other industries, making her a great fit for many individuals seeking a small business attorney in San Diego and the surrounding areas.

Ms. Hawkes is highly experienced in prosecuting and defending claims involving federal trademark and copyright infringement, unfair competition and Lanham Act violations. Ms. Hawkes has substantial experience in prosecuting and defending enforcement actions before the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board and in state and federal courts. In addition, Ms. Hawkes provides advice on advertising substantiation in compliance with the Federal Trade Commission and rights of publicity.

Ms. Hawkes attended the University of Nevada in Las Vegas where she earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science in 1996. Ms. Hawkes graduated from California Western School of Law and has been a member of the California Bar since 2005. Ms. Hawkes is admitted to practice in the Southern District of California and the Central District of California.

Ms. Hawkes is also a member of the San Diego County Bar Association, the Lawyers Club of San Diego, the Association of Trial Lawyers of America, and Connected Women of Influence. When not in the office Ms. Hawkes enjoys wine tasting, exploring the islands of Hawaii, sailing and spending time with animals of all types.
Education
  • California Western School of Law
    J.D. , 2003
  • University of Nevada
    B.A. , 1996

Stephen Lux

Stephen Lux is an aggressive, zealous advocate who also enjoys an excellent reputation for courtesy and professional integrity in the legal community. He is a seasoned trial attorney who has spent his entire career, since being admitted to the California Bar in 1983, handling civil litigation matters. He has a vast wealth of experience in all aspects and stages of civil litigation, from initial pleadings, to discovery, trials, post-judgment collections, as well as appeals and writs.


He has handled cases in most areas of civil law, including all types of business matters, such as breach of contract, interference with contract, fraud, unfair competition, intellectual property theft, wrongful firing, civil rights violations, insurance coverage and insurance bad faith, securities fraud, partnership and shareholder disputes and dissolutions, professional liability, and various others.

Mr. Lux's experience has encompassed litigation in State and Federal Court as well as business and securities arbitration panels, including the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). He has been lead counsel in numerous trials and arbitrations, including jury and non-jury trials, and private and industry-related arbitrations.

Mr. Lux obtained his law degree from the University of San Diego School of Law in 1982. Prior to that, he attended college in New York State at Cornell University College of Arts & Sciences, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Government, and played as a midfielder on Cornell's NCAA Division One Lacrosse team, national champions.

Mr. Lux has practiced civil litigation with first-rate law firms throughout Southern California in diverse specialty areas, giving him an especially broad background and establishing him as a superior litigation attorney. After law school, he began his career with the Law Office of Roswell Bottum (later "Bottum & Feliton"), in Los Angeles, where he handled legal malpractice, insurance coverage, and bad faith matters. He became a partner after just five years and was chosen by the firm to open a branch office in San Diego where he was the managing partner and lead trial counsel, handling a wide variety of litigation matters involving premises liability, construction bond claims, and again, professional liability.

Mr. Lux also litigated cases for Greco & Trafficante in downtown San Diego, and Flynn, Sherridan & Tabb, in Rancho Santa Fe. Greco & Trafficante was perhaps the preeminent construction defect defense firm in San Diego while Flynn, Sheridan & Tabb was a boutique intellectual property firm with celebrity clients like Deepak Chopra, the Beach Boys, The Red Hot Chilli Peppers, and many others. There he handled a variety of cases, including intellectual property claims and business torts.

Finally, before joining Gehres Law Group, P.C., Mr. Lux worked for 10 years with the downtown San Diego office of Shustak & Partners, a leading firm in the area of customer securities arbitration claims and representation of securities brokers and agents as well as general business litigation. Mr. Lux was the first attorney hired at Shustak & Partner' s San Diego office and was second in seniority and responsibility to founder Erwin Shustak, handling numerous high-level securities arbitrations before the NASD (forerunner to FINRA) and a variety of general business disputes in State and Federal court.

Today, Mr. Lux brings his vast experience to benefit the clients of Gehres Law Group, P.C. His philosophy, like the philosophy of the firm, is to obtain the best, most economical result possible, always placing the client's interests first.

When not working as a lawyer, Mr. Lux's hobbies include hiking, swimming, reading, travel, and playing the flamenco guitar.

Sara Tasch

Sara N. Tasch is a business and estate planning attorney who was destined to work with small businesses. Ms. Tasch comes from a family of business owners, which enables her to truly understand her clients' goals, both legally and on a personal level.

Shortly after graduating from law school, Ms. Tasch worked as a law clerk at a civil litigation firm while awaiting her bar exam results. Once licensed, she began her career as an estate and business planning attorney at a prominent boutique law firm in North County, San Diego, where she helped families protect their assets through comprehensive estate and business plans and complex tax planning techniques. She transitioned to Gehres Law Group out of a desire to provide the same high quality services and expertise to clients at a much more affordable cost.


Part of her well-rounded education includes a Bachelor's degree in both Political Science and Economics, and a law degree from the Thomas Jefferson School of Law, where Ms. Tasch graduated with honors. While in law school, Ms. Tasch was an active member of the Business Law Association, the Women's Law Association, the Students Animal Legal Defense Fund (SALDF), and was awarded numerous Witkin Awards for Academic Excellence. In addition, Ms. Tasch is currently pursuing her LLM Certificate in Business Law from the University of Southern California Gould School of Law.

Prior to attending law school, Ms. Tasch worked for several years as a senior-level litigation paralegal, which has afforded her invaluable insights on how to avoid legal disputes, as well as how best to address such disputes when they do arise. When not working as a lawyer, she enjoys snowboarding, hiking, volunteering, and spending time with her husband, young son, and their two rescue dogs, Piglet and Tyson.

Tina Gehres

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