JGPC Business & Corporate Law

JGPC Business & Corporate Law

A Business Law Firm in Pleasanton, CA. Business is our Business.

Firm Overview

Do You Need an Experienced Business or Corporation Lawyer? JGPC business lawyers specialize in helping business owners, managers, investors, buyers, and their businesses at every stage of the business life cycle. We have decades of experience in assisting privately held businesses and business owners with the legal issues related to all stages of business.

Our business law firm has received the Top "AV" Rating for Business Lawyers.* Our attorneys' extensive business law experience and commitment to excellence will ensure that you and your business make the best possible business law decisions, for today and tomorrow.
JGPC is a business & corporate law firm located in Pleasanton, CA. Our experienced team of attorneys specialize in providing cost-effective legal help with:

Business Contracts & Transactions Business Law Business Litigation, Arbitration & Mediation Business Sales, Mergers & Acquisitions Business Startups & Entity Formation Civil Litigation & Alternative Dispute Resolution Corporation Law & Incorporation Limited Partnership & Family Limited Partnership Law Intellectual Property & Trade Secret Law Limited Liability Company Law Real Estate Law & Litigation Patent, Trademark & Service Mark Law Asset Protection

Since 1974, JGPC lawyers have helped thousands of business owners, entrepreneurs, business executives, business managers and business investors realize their business goals and preserve and protect their business and personal assets.

JGPC's skilled business attorneys serve clients in Pleasanton, Dublin, Livermore, San Ramon, Danville, Walnut Creek, Castro Valley, Fremont, Tracy, Modesto, Manteca, Stockton and across all of Alameda County and Contra Costa County.
Main Office
Main Office
5890 Stoneridge Drive, Suite 102, Willow Ridge
Pleasanton  CA  94588
  • 925-463-9600
JGPC Business & Corporate Law will represent your Business legal matters.
Areas of Law:
-Business Law
-Corporate Law
-Asset Protection
-Business Start Up
-Emerging Growth Company
-Business Organization
-Business Formation
-Company Formation
-Venture Capital
-Private Placement
-Intellectual Property
-Franchise Law
-Trade Secrets
-Theft Of Trade Secrets
-Mergers And Acquisitions
-Partnership Law
-Corporation Law
-Business Transactions
-Limited Liability Company Law
-Business Sales
-Employment Law
-Employment Litigation
-Employment Mediation
-Executive Employment Law
-Trademark Litigation
-Copyright Litigation
-Intellectual Property Audit
-Intellectual Property Infringement
-Intellectual Property Litigation
-Unfair Competition
-Collaborative Law
-Distributor Termination
-Distribution Agreements
-International Distribution
-Business Arbitration
-Business Associations Law
-Business Cooperatives
-Business Development
-Business Dissolutions
-Business Enterprises
-Business Estate Planning
-Business Fraud
-Business Litigation
-Business Mediation
-Business Planning
-Business Regulation
-Business Reorganization
-Business Succession Planning
-Business Successions
-Business Syndication
-Business Taxation
-Business Torts
-Business Transfers
-Buy-Sell Agreements
-Buying and Selling of Businesses
-Closely Held Business Estate Planning
-Closely Held Business Law
-Closely Held Business Taxation
-Complex Business Litigation
-Emerging Business Law
-Emerging Growth Companies
-Entrepreneurial Business Law
-Family Business Law
-Family Business Mediation
-Family Business Successions
-Joint Ventures
-Pass-Through Entities
-Private Business Law
-Professional Practices
-Small Business Law
-Strategic Alliances
-Commercial Collections
-Professional Collections
-Unsecured Collections
-Secured Collections
-Commercial Arbitration
-Commercial Fraud
-Commercial Liability
-Commercial Litigation
-Commercial Mediation
-Commercial Torts
-Commercial Transactions
-Commercial Transfers
-Secured Transactions
-Breach of Contract
-Commercial Contracts
-Contract Fraud
-Contract Litigation
-International Commercial Contracts
-International Contracts
-Closely Held Corporations
-Corporate Commercial Law
-Corporate Contracts
-Corporate Control Contests
-Corporate Criminal Law
-Corporate Dissolutions
-Corporate Fiduciary Law
-Corporate Formation
-Corporate Governance
-Corporate Investigations
-Corporate Litigation
-Corporate Organization
-Corporate Partnerships
-Corporate Planning
-Corporate Real Estate
-Corporate Reorganization
-Corporate Successions
-Corporate Tax Planning
-Corporate Taxation
-Family Corporations
-Nonprofit Corporations
-Professional Corporations
-S Corporations
-Small Business Corporations
-Vehicle Leasing
-Equipment Leasing
-Equipment Finance
-Civil Litigation
-Complex Litigation
-Defense Litigation
-Federal Civil Litigation
-Federal Litigation
-Trial Practice
-Supreme Court Litigation
-Business Acquisitions
-Business Divestitures
-Leveraged Acquisitions
-Leveraged Buyouts
-Merger Reorganization
-Acquisitions Finance
-Acquisitions Taxation
-Premerger Notification
-Nonprofit Organizations Law
-Tax Exempt Organizations
-Family Limited Partnerships
-Family Partnerships
-Limited Liability Partnerships
-Limited Partnerships
-Partnership Dissolution
-Partnership Formation
-Partnership Organization
-Partnership Syndication
-Partnership Taxation
-Land Acquisitions
-Land Sales
-Real Estate Acquisitions
-Real Estate Arbitration
-Real Estate Fraud
-Real Estate Leasing
-Real Estate Litigation
-Real Estate Partnerships
-Real Estate Restructuring
-Real Estate Mediation
-Real Estate Sales
-Real Estate Syndication
-Real Property
-Real Property Acquisitions
-Blue Sky Law
-Private Placement Syndication
-Shareholder Disputes
-Shareholder Rights
-Shareholders Law
-Technology Licensing
-Technology Protection
-Technology Transfers
-Technical Litigation
-Trade Secret Misappropriation
-Service Marks
-Trade Dress
-Trade Names
-Trademark Infringement
-Trademark Licensing
-Trademark Prosecution
-Trademark Protection
-Trademark Registration
-Alternative Dispute Resolution

James H. Gulseth

Attorney in Pleasanton, CA

James H. (Jim) Gulseth was born and attended high school in Devils Lake, North Dakota and graduated with an A.B. degree from the University of California at Berkeley. Jim earned his JD degree at the University of California Hastings School of Law in San Francisco and is admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Federal District Court, Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit.

He is a member of the Corporations, Business Transactions, Securities and Tax and Intellectual Property Sections of the State Bar of California. Jim's reported cases include PACKER TRANSPORTATION CO v. USA, 596 F.2d 891; PLATTS v. SACRAMENTO NORTHERN RAILWAY, 253 Cal. Rptr. 269, 205 Cal. App. 3d 1025. Jim has assisted hundreds of business start ups, including many significant start-ups such as Pleasanton's Phosistor Technologies, Inc., that raised over $15 million in Series A and B offerings.

Jim is a member of the State Bar of California, the Alameda County Bar Association, and a member and past President of the Eastern Alameda County Bar Association.

Phi Eta Sigma; Alpha Zeta; Alpha Phi Omega; Alpha Tau Omega. Instructor, "Advanced LLC Issues," NBI; Advisor, PPIE and DPIE Foundations. Director, Pleasanton Chamber of Commerce Community Foundation. Past President, Rotary Club of Pleasanton.

Areas of Law:
-Asset Protection
-Business Law
-Corporate Law
-Limited Liability Company Law
-Business Planning
-Business Transactions
-Business Formation
-Business Start-Ups
-Family Limited Partnerships
-Limited Partnerships
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Litigation

Experience & Credentials:

Managing Partner

Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1974, California
-U.S. District Court, Northern District of California
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

Law School Attended:
University of California, Hastings College of Law

University Attended:
University of California, Berkeley

Associations & Memberships:
Alameda County and Eastern Alameda County (Past President), State Bar of California; Member of Corporations, Business Transactions, Securities, Tax and Intellectual Property Sections).

Representative Transactions:
Phosistor Technologies, Inc. Series A and B Rounds totaling $14,500,000.

Representative Cases:
PACKER TRANSPORATION CO. v. USA, 596 F. 2d 891.; PLATTS v. SACRAMENTO NORTHERN RAILWAY, 1988, Court of Appeal, First District, 253 Cal.Rptr 269; 205 Cal.App.3rd 1025
  • University of California, Hastings College of Law
    Juris Doctorate

Robert L. Taylor

Attorney in Pleasanton, CA

Robert L. (Bob) Taylor was born near Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and attended high school in Berkeley, California. Bob graduated Phi Beta Kappa and with high honors from the University of California at Berkeley in 1982 with an A.B. degree in Economics. Bob graduated from the Boalt Hall School of Law (UC Berkeley) in 1985, where he was a member of the California Law Review. In 1985, he was admitted to practice in the State of California and before the Federal District Court, Northern District of California, and the U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit. He has since also been admitted to practice before the Federal District Court, Central District of California and Northern District of Illinois, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals, Federal Circuit.

Bob is a member of the Business Transactions, Real Estate, Litigation, and Intellectual Property Sections of the State Bar of California.

Phi Beta Kappa. Member, California Law Review, 1983-1985.

Areas of Law:
-Business Law
-Business Transactions
-Buying and Selling of Businesses
-Mergers and Acquisitions
-Intellectual Property
-Business Start-Ups
-Business Formation
-Corporate Law
-Trade Secrets
-Real Estate
-Real Estate Litigation
-Service Marks

Experience & Credentials:


Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1985, California and U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California
-U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
-U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit
-U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

Law School Attended:
Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California
Class of 1985

University Attended:
University of California at Berkeley
Class of 1982
with high honors

Associations & Memberships:
State Bar of California (Member, Sections on: Business Transactions; Corporations; Intellectual Property).
  • Boalt Hall School of Law, University of California
    Juris Doctorate , 1985

Thomas von Thury

Attorney in Pleasanton, CA

Thomas von Thury is a tough, experienced litigator and trial attorney with over thirty years of experience in the dispute resolution trenches representing clients in civil and business trials, litigation and alternative dispute resolution.

He has successfully represented hundreds of business plaintiffs and defendants in mediations, arbitrations and litigation in California, Colorado and Illinois state courts and in many federal district courts, including appeals in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and the California State Court of Appeals.

Tom's alternative dispute resolution, litigation and trial experience includes many years of service as general counsel to a major manufacturer/importer of automotive and consumer electronics.

Tom is a practical, street smart attorney who understands the business world's need for expeditious, cost-effective resolution of business disputes. Tom understands that litigation is seldom the most cost-effective solution to a business dispute, and that if a dispute can not be settled without litigation, some form of alternative dispute resolution is usually a more cost-effective method of resolving a dispute than an action in state or federal court. But Tom also knows from experience that, sometimes, there is no alternative to a toe-to-toe battle in state or federal court and that, in such cases, experience, expertise and preparation are the keys to success.

Tom graduated with a B.A. from Southern Illinois University and a J.D. from John Marshall Law School in Chicago, IL. He has been admitted to practice and practiced in California, Colorado, Illinois and before the U. S. Supreme Court.

Areas of Law:
-General Practice
-Civil Litigation
-Complex Litigation
-Defense Litigation
-Federal Civil Litigation
-Federal Litigation
-Trial Practice
-U.S. Supreme Court Litigation
-Collaborative Law
-Federal Civil Practice
-Creditors Rights
-Debtor and Creditor Collections
-Debtor and Creditor Remedies
-Debtor and Creditor Reorganization
-Secured Creditors Rights
-Unsecured Creditors Rights
-Civil Fraud
-Professional Malpractice
-Professional Negligence

Experience & Credentials:


Admission Details:
-Admitted in 1974, Colorado
-1977, Illinois
-1998, California
-U.S. Supreme Court

Law School Attended:
John Marshall Law School

University Attended:
Southern Illinois University
  • John Marshall Law School
    Juris Doctorate