Whether you own a small business or want to form a new business, we can provide you sound counsel and assertive representation throughout the life of your business. We care beyond the law.
Planning for business transitions in advance can help avoid legal complications and save you mental anguish and expense, which can run into thousands of dollars. To help you avoid costly business litigation in the future, we can guide you through your legal concerns, from business formation to contract matters.
When disputes arise or a contract is breached, we will aggressively advocate your interests in negotiation and business litigation. If you have been sued over a business dispute, such as breach of a contract, money due or any other business related matter, call us to discuss your case. If you believe that you may have a case against someone who owes you money or someone who wrongfully backed out of a deal we can also help you. We have been practicing business litigation for almost 18 years in most San Francisco Bay Area counties, including Alameda, Contra Costa, San Mateo and San Francisco, as well as Solano and San Joaquin counties. We have a strong track record of success in courts and are able to get good settlements for our clients.
111 Deerwood Road
San Ramon CA 94583
Free Initial 15-minute consultation over the phone
9:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Urdu, Hindi, Punjabi
From the most simple business transaction to complex and vital litigation cases, we seek to understand your objectives so we can work in a cost-effective manner.
When you work with our firm, we bring all of our years of business and legal experience into our engagement. Because we have extensive experience in business matters, we are able to anticipate issues and design the right plan for you. We handle:
Breach of contract/business litigation
Broker/escrow agent negligence
Collection actions and defense
All stages of litigation, including trial and post-trial motions
Writ and Appellate practice
Draft, review negotiate commercial real estate and business contracts
Commercial leases, lease assignments
Formation and dissolution of entities
General business contracts
Acquisitions, operation, leasing and land use
Sale, purchase and refinance of commercial real property and businesses
Our primary focus is on building long-lasting client relationships, based on competent representation and a commitment to results and effective communication. At Santaella & Jahangiri, you will never be left in the dark. We are committed to being accessible and approachable with our clients.
Ms. Jahangiri earned her J.D. (Doctor of Jurisprudence) from Golden Gate University in 2001, from where she graduated at the top of her class. While at law school, Ms. Jahangiri earned the CALI award for writing and research and two specialty certificates in Business and Real Estate law, respectively. She interned for the California Department of Justice- Health, Education and Welfare and went on to work for an insurance defense firm in San Francisco, but soon realized that her passion was to set up her own practice and to help business owners and real estate investors in the Bay Area.
Ms. Jahangiri was a successful and well-connected solo practitioner before she joined Santaella & Jahangiri, APC as a partner. Ms. Jahangiri has served on the adjunct faculty of Golden Gate University, School of Law, and teaches Civil Litigation - Pretrial Phase.
Ms. Jahangiri conducts Continuing Legal Education classes for attorneys and has published articles in the Business Law News of the California State Bar's quarterly journal and local newspapers.
Ms. Jahangiri holds a Masters in Psychology degree from Santa Clara University. Prior to becoming a lawyer, she worked in the field of mental health in various supervisory positions, including working as the Clinical Supervisor of Thea Bowman House, a drug and alcohol rehabilitation facility for pregnant women and women with young children, under Catholic Charities. She was also the Program Director of Shelter Against Violent Environments in Fremont, a program for victims of domestic violence. She was instrumental in obtaining a grant from the State Department of Health and Human Affairs to start the first shelter for South Asian victims of domestic abuse in the Bay Area.
Bar Number: 216736
Golden Gate University SOL
Santa Clara University
M.A. in Psychology, 1991
* Nolo has confirmed that every member attorney has a valid license and is in good standing with the state agency that licenses lawyers. Any past disbarments and suspensions (with possible exceptions for minor violations or nonpayment of dues, in our discretion) will be indicated accordingly in the badge. Member attorneys are required to notify Nolo immediately if they become the subject of any disciplinary action by any state licensing agency.