Law Offices of 
James B. Devine, 
A Professional Corporation
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Often, more than one area of expertise is required. With the Law Offices of James B. Devine, APC, there is no need to hire a multitude of attorneys. We can provide you with comprehensive legal support allowing us to advocate for you in many areas of law.

The Law Offices of James B. Devine, APC, is well-versed in many specialized areas of law, bringing a diverse background to the table. This gives us an edge when dealing with complex legal matters.

We will not advocate for you in any area in which we are not experienced.

We offer free initial consultations. Our services include:

Business Law
  • Business Formation
    • “C” and “S” Corporations
    • Limited Liability Companies (LLC)
    • Nonprofit Organizations (NPO)
    • Unincorporated and Incorporated Associations
    • General and Limited Partnerships
    • Joint Ventures
    • Sole Proprietorships
    • Federal Employee Identification Numbers (FEIN)
  • Business Compliance and Maintenance
    • State and Local Business Licensing
    • Fictitious Business Name Filings
    • Annual Minutes and Statement of Information Filings
    • Changes in Business Structure
    • Dissolution and Cancellation
    • Asset Sales and Equity Transfers
  • Preparation and Negotiation of Business Agreements and Contracts Including
    • Purchase and Sale Agreements
    • Confidentiality and Nondisclosure Agreements
    • Real and Personal Property Leases
    • Shareholder and "Buy-Sell" Agreements
    • Secured and Unsecured Financing Agreements
  • Business Litigation
    • Commercial and Contractual Disputes
    • Disputes Between Business Owners
    • Business Land Use and Zoning Disputes
  • Advising Business Owners Regarding Employees' Labor Law Claims
Construction Law
  • Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation of Construction Disputes
    • Mechanics' Liens, Stop Notices, and Bond Claim Enforcement
    • Defective Work and Construction Defects
    • Change Orders/Scope of Work
    • Project Delays
  • Preparation and Negotiation of Construction Industry Contracts Including
    • Private Commercial and Residential Prime and Subcontracts
    • Statutory Home Improvement Contracts
    • Public Works Contracts and Subcontracts
    • Material Supplier and Equipment Lease Agreements
  • Preparation, Filing, and Recording of Preliminary Notices, Mechanics' Liens, and Stop Notices
  • Contractors State License Board Matters
    • Licensing
    • CSLB Complaints and License Bond Claims
  • Construction Industry Business Formation
  • OSHA, Cal-OSHA, and Local Safety Violations
  • Disputes with Unlicensed Contractors
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