Richard G. Maul

Richard G. Maul

San Jose, California Collections, Commercial Landlord/Tenant & Business Litigation Law Firm

Firm Overview

Practical advice and clear communication from a Silicon Valley attorney
For more than 37 years, Richard G. Maul has been known for helping clients make smart legal choices that result in favorable outcomes. The firm puts a premium on developing and sustaining relationships with clients to better serve them.

I maintain the kind of close client relationships not possible at large firms and am dedicated to providing quality legal services to you quickly, effectively and economically. I attentively listen to your concerns, clearly and precisely explain potential legal strategies to you and share my in-depth knowledge of the area of the law where you need help. Well known for my integrity and exemplary legal service, I have earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for professionalism and ethics.

I can help you with legal matters related to:
-Civil and trial practice
-Business litigation
-Real estate litigation
-Commercial collections
-Landlord and tenant law

Are you looking for efficient legal services for your business in Santa Clara?
As a precise and winning business litigation attorney and a detailed and strategic collections and commercial landlord/tenant lawyer, I effectively handle your legal challenges in a way that is beneficial and profitable for you and your business. I am dedicated to providing each of you with unsurpassed personal attention from the initial consultation through the conclusion of your case.

Main Office

Main Office
1570 The Alameda, Suite 217
San Jose CA 95126




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. Richard G. Maul has been assisting businesses for 37 years through alternative dispute resolution and civil court trials in both state and federal courts. I have the knowledge and experience to help your business in cases related to:
-Unfair practices violations
-Banking and creditor issues
-Breach of contract
-Breach of warranty
-Business torts
-Construction law
-Products liability
-Professional liability
-Real estate
-Intellectual property
-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. Attorney Richard G. Maul 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, that are less costly and quicker than civil lawsuits, but can deliver the same remedies. As a skilled negotiator, I have successfully represented clients in arbitration and mediation hearings, and have settled lawsuits prior to trial, saving my clients expenses and getting their businesses back on track.

Richard G. Maul

Richard G. Maul

Richard G. Maul has earned an AV Preeminent Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest recognition possible in the legal industry, for his professionalism and ethics.

Practice areas
-Commercial collections
-Civil and trial practice
-Business litigation
-Real property litigation
-Commercial landlord/tenant practice

-California, 1974

-Hastings College of the Law, University of California, J.D., 1974
-Stanford University, B.A., 1970

-Unfair Competition and the ConsumerBarquis v. Merchants Collection -Association, 24 Hastings Law Journal 537, 1973
-Commercial Lease Drafting Tips in Light of California's Unlawful Detainer Statute,14 California Real Property Journal 12 (Spring 1996)

Associations & memberships
-Santa Clara County Bar Association
-State Bar of California
-Commercial Law League of America

Biographical details
-Member, Thurston Society
-Associate Research Editor, Hastings Law Journal, 1974
-Externship, California Supreme Court, 1974
-Instructor, Paralegal Program, Gavilan Community College, 1990-1991
-Arbitrator, Santa Clara County Superior Court


Hastings College of the Law
Juris Doctorate, 1974