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About Me

I represent clients in real estate, commercial, business, insurance, and construction litigation.  I handle creditor's rights matters.  I form business organizations.  I handle yacht law matters.  I represent small businesses, financial institutions, contractors, owners, developers, private lenders.  I prepare and negotiate real estate documents, commercial leases, forebearance  agreements, and handle loan workouts.  I provide private general counsel services to businesses.


Practice Areas


  1. Litigation: 75%
  2. Insurance: 10%
  3. Construction & Development: 5%
  4. Business: 5%
  5. Real Estate: 5%



Hourly ($250-350/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check

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Contact Info

Law Offices of James W. Bates A Professional Corporation

2418 Honolulu Avenue Suite J
Montrose, CA, 91020


DCInactive 199105/24/2015

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Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Association NamePosition NameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMemberN/A
Publication NameTitleDate
L.A., Int'l & Comp. L.JReducing the United States Trade Imbalance with Japan: Equal Access for United States Securities Dealers1989
School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Southern CaliforniaBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1986