Artiano & Associates, APC Attorneys at Law

Artiano & Associates, APC Attorneys at Law

Respected Southern California Attorneys Serving South Bay Residents for More Than 25 Years

Firm Overview

A law firm with a successful reputation
Since 1984, Artiano & Associates, APC Attorneys at Law has been representing Southern California individuals and businesses in a variety of legal areas. We help clients with everything from environmental litigation to medical malpractice defense. Our lawyers are seasoned to handle all types of business transactions and take a proactive approach in creating effective, and sometimes unconventional solutions, to your legal problems. As one of South Bay's largest firms, we have earned an upstanding reputation not only among clients, but also among our peers. As a result, the majority of our cases originate from attorney referrals.

Our extensive experience maximizes your results
A highly-praised law firm, Artiano & Associates, APC strives to maintain its strong reputation by:
-Obtaining results you deserve. Our attorneys are dedicated to handling your legal cases from start to finish. If you're selling or buying a house, starting a new business, or going through a divorce, our main goal is to help you obtain the most favorable end result. We educate ourselves on current laws and statutes to best serve you, your family and your business.
-Earning your respect. We work hard to earn your trust by offering you reliable legal guidance and building long-term, professional relationships with you. Whether we apply our negotiation skills in settling your case outside of court, use our creativity to craft innovative solutions for your legal issues, or aggressively defend at trial, we can help.
-Helping you in every way. We are not just lawyers who solve a case. We are your advisors, and we want the best for you. We work closely with you and guide you through the legal process answering all your questions along the way. We are easy to reach and accessible, there to support you every step of the way.

One law firm, numerous services
Artiano & Associates, APC Attorneys at Law is a full-service law firm that can help you with:
-Business law
-Business organization
-Business transactions
-Employment law
-Corporate law
-Partnership law
-Insurance defense
-Medical malpractice defense
-Dental malpractice defense
Real estate
-Real estate litigation
-Homeowners associations
-Estate planning
-Trusts and estates
-Trust litigation
-Probate litigation
General litigation
-Civil litigation
-Labor law
-Intellectual property
-Environmental litigation
-Alternative dispute resolution
-Charitable organizations
-Management labor law
-Municipal law
Family Law
-Collaborative family law
-Child support
-Premarital agreements
-Visitation rights

Main Office

Main Office
3828 Carson Street, Suite 102
Torrance, CA 90503




Torrance, California Business Law Attorneys

Trusted business allies
If you are planning to start your own business in California, or if you want to expand your current business, an experienced and knowledgeable business law attorney can help expedite the process and ensure your success. Artiano & Associates, APC Attorneys at Law assists individuals and businesses of all sizes with a full range of legal services, including:
-Commercial and civil litigation
-Business formation and advice
-Due diligence
-Financial investment counseling
-Contract review and development
-Breach of contract
-Buy and sell agreements
-Shareholder disputes
With more than 25 years of industry experience, we are well prepared to handle business legal issue of any size or complexity. If litigation becomes necessary, we work tirelessly to defend your rights in court and provide the best possible results for your case.

Realizing your business dreams
A focus of our firm is helping clients start their own businesses. We review your business plans and advise on issues involved in business formation and maintenance, including potential liability, corporate entity formation and tax structures. Once your business has been established, we continue to help it grow by advising on insurance coverage, investment strategies and corporate compliance issues. We also look after your best interests by finding strategies to limit your personal liability and increase your bottom line.

Helping business owners move forward
Artiano & Associates, APC works closely with business owners to ensure businesses run smoothly. We often negotiate and draft contracts and buy-and-sell agreements, assist with corporate compliance measures and tax filing, and represent businesses in shareholder disputes and commercial litigation cases. Our business law attorneys are seasoned negotiators and litigators, and know how to best represent your financial interests, successfully resolving your issues in the boardroom or the courtroom.

California law firm litigates on behalf of your business
If you engage in commerce, sooner or later you are almost certain to encounter a dispute with a client or contractor that you'll need outside help to resolve. At Artiano & Associates, APC, we have been assisting businesses for more than 25 years through alternative dispute resolution and civil court trials in both state and federal court. We have the knowledge and experience to help your business in cases related to:
-Antitrust, unfair practices and trade regulation violations
-Banking and creditor issues, including lender liability
-Breach of contract
-Breach of warranty
-Business torts
-Construction law
-Environmental law
-Products liability
-Professional liability
-Real estate
-Toxic tort
-Intellectual property, including copyright and trademark infringement
-Partnership and shareholder disputes

Recovery from breach of contract
When a party to a contract fails to perform, he damages the other business. This damage often goes beyond the immediate inconvenience of getting less than promised by the contract. The breach can also cost you future profits if you are unable to serve your clients as a result. We can help you achieve the best legal remedy for a breach of contract, such as:
-Compensatory damages Reimbursement for immediate monetary loss
-Consequential and incidental damages Compensation for additional foreseeable losses caused by the breach
-Attorney fees and costs Amounts available only if the contract expressly states they are recoverable
-Liquidated damages Amounts specified in the contract that are payable for particular breaches, such as late or substandard performance
-Specific performance Court order requiring the breaching party to fulfill the terms of the contract
-Punitive damages Penalty for a party's objectionable behavior, meant to punish the breaching party and discourage other parties from acting in a similar manner
-Rescission Cancellation of the contract, with both sides excused from further performance and payments made under the contract returned
-Reformation Change in the terms of the contract when the court believes there was an honest misunderstanding by the parties about what was to be performed

Affordable alternatives to a civil suit
The cost of traditional litigation can easily exceed the amount of the contract. Fortunately there are various means of alternative dispute resolution (ADR), including mediation and arbitration, which are less costly and quicker than civil lawsuits, but can deliver the same remedies. Our skilled negotiators have successfully represented clients in arbitration and mediation hearings, and have settled lawsuits prior to trial, saving our clients expenses and getting their businesses back on track.

A. James Artiano

Artiano & Associates, APC Attorneys at Law

Practice areas
-Business law
-Business litigation
-Real estate
-Family law
-Environmental litigation
-Civil litigation
-Local government defense
-California, 1981
-U.S. District Court, Eastern and Central Districts of California
-U.S. Supreme Court

-Southwestern Law School, J.D., 1980
-State University of New York at Buffalo, B.S., 1977

-AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry for professionalism and ethics.

Associations & memberships
-State Bar of California
-Los Angeles County Bar Association
-South Bay Bar Association

Biographical details
-Delta Theta Phi
-Member, Vistage International, 2003current
-Board Member, Boys and Girls Club of San Pedro
-Board Member, H.O.P.E.

-Indyway Investment v. Cooper, C.A. 2nd, DAR p. 5664



Southwestern Law School