Mehlman Law Group

Business Lawsuits, Transactions & Formation,Cost-Effective & Experienced; Transactions & Litigation

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Firm Overview

Mehlman Law Group emphasizes real estate law and small business and handles both transaction and civil litigation. The firm is based in Walnut Creek, California. It was established in January of 2009, by Steven J. Mehlman in order to provide personal service by experienced attorneys in an aggressive, but cost-effective manner. The firm provides both transaction and litigation legal services, primarily in the real estate law and business matters. The firm also represents clients in a broad range of civil lawsuits and arbitrations.

Mehlman Law Group provides superior professional legal representation at competitive rates with aggressive, but cost-effective transaction and litigation methods.

Example cases

As a managing partner at Turner & Mehlman and Mehlman TerBeek LLP from 1995-2002, and continuing now as the principal of Mehlman Law Group, I have represented clients in transactions that involved commercial and residential leases, property purchases, construction contracts, option contracts, employment contracts, business purchases and sales, as well as entity formations for partnerships, joint ventures, corporations, LLCs and LLPs.

Litigation cases have included disputes between shareholders of closely held corporations and members of LLC's, neighbor disputes, real estate non-disclosure, construction defects, soil movement, land use, breach of contracts, lease disputes and evictions, boundary disputes, business torts and collections.

I have also handled appellate work, and represented creditors in the bankruptcy courts.

Main Office

Main
3050 Citrus Circle
Suite 203
Walnut Creek  CA  94598

Phone
  • (925) 935-3575
Fax
  • (925) 935-1789

Fees

Free Initial Consultation?

1/2 hour free initial consultation.

Services Offered For Fixed Fees?

We have fixed prices for small, closely held corporations and LLC's. Flat fees on a case by case basis.

Hourly Rates

$295 for partners, $275 for associates, and $100 for paralegals. The principal, Steven Mehlman, has 30 years experience and the firm utilizes only very experienced attorneys and paralegals.

Office Information

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

We do take after hour and weekend appointments. Our voicemail is automatically forwarded to my cell phone.

Office Manager

Karen Kornfeld

Emergency After Hours

Yes

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

Mr. Mehlman sold advertising for his college newspaper for his student job at the University of California, Berkeley and worked with a lot of new business entrepreneurs. As a result, he is a strong advocate of our free enterprise system and strongly believes that small businesses are the backbone of our economic system. The key to rebuilding our economy is to revive small businesses which are the economic engine which drive our county. As an attorney, Mr. Mehlman drafts the legal documents required to form new business enterprises, helps them avoid contractual problems, and resolves problems that do arise. When clients are already involved in disputes he can aggressively litigate matters in order to arrive at favorable settlements or judgments.

Mr. Mehlman finds it exciting and professionally satisfying to help individuals and small businesses to succeed.

What is your firm's point of view regarding clients educating themselves on legal issues?

I think that it is a good idea that the clients should be knowledgeable. As counselors of law we try to educate our clients in the beginning at the initial consultation and throughout our representation of them for their matters.

Is your firm willing to review documents prepared by clients?

Yes.

Is your firm willing to coach clients who want to represent themselves?

Yes.

Steven Mehlman

Steven Mehlman began his law practice in San Francisco and performed complex litigation involving some of the largest cases in the country, including antitrust cases and securities fraud matters. Since 1983, he has been focusing on matters for individuals and small businesses, particularly in the areas of real estate and business.

Mr. Mehlman worked at Furth, Fahrner, Bluemle & Mason in San Francisco (1980-1983); Matthew B. Weinberg Professional Corporation in San Francisco (1983-1990); and Grant & Sternberg in Walnut Creek (1990-1995). Since 1995 he has been managing partner of his own firm.

Obtaining a masters degree in Public Policy provided me with analytical tools, including statistics, cost benefit analysis, economics, planning and land use which are not typically possessed by other lawyers.

In addition to my education experience, I have served as both a city and county planning commissioner and a member of the board of directors of a non-profit land trust; which has provided me with unique ability to work with governmental planning bodies on land use matters.

My unique strength and expertise is achieving a high percentage of favorable settlements without going to trial unless necessary.

The firm employs both aggressive litigation tactics, as well as creative settlement approaches depending on the individual case. In regards to the parties and attorneys on the other side, the firm can utilize either aggressive litigation tactics or work cooperatively with opposing counsel to achieve a desirable result in a cost effective manner.

Personal interests:

I enjoy tennis, children's competitive soccer, bicycling, hiking and public speaking.

License
  • Bar Number: 95881
    California , 1980
Education
  • University of Michigan
    Juris Doctorate , 1980
    Ann Arbor, MI
    Fellowship from Ford Foundation and a Masters while obtaining his Juris Doctorate.
  • University of Michigan
    Masters of Arts , 1980
    1980, MI
    Public Policy
  • University of California, Berkeley
    Bachelor of Arts , 1976
    Berkeley, CA
    Double major in Communications/Public Policy and Political Science

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