1322 34th Ave
San Francisco CA 94122
Mr. Starkweather's background in management and proficiency with business concepts and numbers makes business law a perfect fit. In law school he excelled in business law areas, including Corporations, Securities law and Corporate Tax. He is currently working towards an LLM in Tax law with a focus on how tax law fits in with small business entities.
Mr. Starkweather sees business law as a fundamental growth area where there is a need for high caliber advice at a lower price than is currently available. Although the field for big corporate lawyers is packed with highly qualified Big Law, boutique firms, and experienced Solo Consultants and attorneys, the same can not be said for small businesses. Small businesses often do not have the resources to pay for the legal advice they need nor do they have the positive experiences with attorneys to convince them legal advice is good. That is until they are knee deep in litigation and don't have the time to consider what is in their best interest.
We feel that low cost law for small businesses is a long term commitment to changing the way that small businesses look at law and lawyers. We would like to make the experience more positive and in the end help small business owners to see lawyers for the advantage they are, rather than an expense they don't want.
Our attorneys have an educational focus on business law and Law Review backgrounds that position them well to be business attorneys. But they also have pre-law school experience with working in small business management and working for and with small business. The insight gained from having hands on experience with the problems small businesses experience gives our attorneys not just the knowledge to make our client's experiences optimal but also the drive and passion to do so. We are on your side, because it was only a short time ago that we were on your team.
Our philosophy is that law is a tool to solve your needs, not an hour quota to fill up our time. We try to create transparency in our practice and pricing while providing the highest quality product. Just because we have seen a similar problem before does not mean we do not need to investigate it now.
Besides our legal philosophy we are trying to bring a service first attitude to our practice. We believe that while law can be a harsh environment, that usually is not an excuse for forgetting that we are humans. We want your experience to not only be affordable and focused on your needs (though it is that) but we want it to be an uplifting process that enlightens you. We hope that our relationship with you not only helps you to understand your business form better, but also helps to motivate you in your business dealings. And we would like to add a human touch while doing so.
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