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Beth Kristin Rautiola

Beth Kristin Rautiola

Practice areas:

Business, Mergers & Acquisitions

About Me

I am a business person who happens to be an attorney. My busienss experience extends beyond the practice of law. I have worked as a founding employee of a technology start-up, and had my own entrepreneur endeavors from a coffee shop to patents. My goal is to provide my clients with practical advice and legal guidance. So much goes into owning a business that every owner should have a strong team of advisors to assist the business to the next level of performance and financial success. I make significant efforts to coordinate legal transactions to compliment the financial, estate planning, and the long term future goals of a client and the client's family.


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 2000

  1. Business: 70%
    16 years
  2. Mergers & Acquisitions: 30%
    14 years



Hourly ($375-395/hour), Fixed (Sometimes)

Payment Types:

Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

4 total 

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    Attorney Rautiola exemplifies the professionalism, confidence, knowledge and skill to which we all aspire. Dedication and a love of the law means helping others solve problems. Our collective wisdom and desire to solve problems and counsel people is evident by participation in this forum. The combined experience of professionals activity participating in this forum represent some of the best in our profession. This Attorney’s experience, skill and knowledge demonstrates there is a desire to provide appropriate information as seen from our perspective. All attorneys want to provide the best information we can. Most telling is this Attorney provides valuable information concerning legal issues and also fulfills the counselor’s role the facts warrant. Collectively we provide multiple opinions, which provide an excellent starting point for those who inquire and tends to demystify the legal process for the uninitiated. I endorse and recommend this Attorney without hesitation.


    Joseph Ostrowski Business Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

  • Paula Ann Clarkson

    Beth is a fabulous business attorney. She brings practicality and knowledge to every business owner she works with. If you own a business, Beth can help you protect your assets, reduce taxes, grow your business, and help you prepare for a sale.


    Paula Clarkson Business Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

Contact Info

Zeppos Rautiola, LLP

300 Spectrum Center Drive
Suite 1550
Irvine, CA, 92618



Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo Contributions
Legal Answers
Award NameGrantorDate Granted
Rising Star - Top Young LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Women in Business NomineeOrange County Business Journal2013
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Top Young Lawyer Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2011
Southern California Super Lawyer -Rising Star - Top Young LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2010
Star Among StarsJunior League of Orange County California2010
Southern California Super Lawyer -Rising Star - Top Young LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2009
Southern California Super Lawyer -Rising Star - Top Young LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2008
Entrapreneur of the Year Corporate Nominee at NextWeb Inc.Earnst & Young2004
Dean's ListUniversity of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law1998

Work Experience
TitleCompany NameDuration
PartnerZeppos Rautiola LLP2013 - Present
AttorneyBrown & Streza2005 - 2013
Corporate Counsel, Director of AcquisitionsNextWeb, Inc2000 - 2005
Law Clerk / AttorneyLaw Office of Robin C. Bevier1998 - 2000
Law ClerkThe Diepenbrock Law Firm1997 - 1998
ParalegalLaw Office of Kevin J. Sweeney1995 - 1996
Intern and DirectorCommunity Legal Information Center Chico, Ca1994 - 1996

Association NamePosition NameDuration
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
ProVisorsHost/ Member2012 - 2013
ProVisorsMember/Executive Committee2012 - Present
JCC Merage Community CenterMember2011 - 2013
Universtiy of California, Irvine School of LawMentor2011 - Present
National Association Of Women Business OwnersMember2009 - 2012
State Bar of CaliforniaMember - Business Law Section2005 - Present
Junior LeagueActive Member2004 - 2011
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2000 - Present

Legal Cases
Case NameOutcome
EDD Appeal Board - title confidentialAppeal reversed in favor of my client
Major Acquisition TransactionCompleted in 6 months for tax planning, negotiation of the LOI, all due diligence, document negotiation and document preparation
Major APA TransactionComprehensive negotiations and drafting for definitive terms and Employment Agreement for Seller

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Publication NameTitleDate
Brown & Streza BlogContractor vs. Employee2012
White PaperCheck the Oil: How to Maintain your Business in California2010
Brown & Streza NewsletterFamily Limited Partnerships and LLC's2009
Wealth Counsel TextRe-Capitialize your Business Chapter2009

School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
McGeorge School Of Law University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
California State University, ChicoPublic LawBA1996

Speaking Engagements
Conference NameTitleDate
FMC Financial Training EventBuy-Sell Agreements for Business Partners2015
Ameriprise Long BeachBuy-Sell Agreement for Business Patners2013
Allstate Regional ConferenceBusiness Sales for the Insurance Business Owner2013
Business Planning for the Family Business OwnerHow to Avoid the 6 Biggest Business Mistakes2012
Northwestern Mutual TrainingAvoid the 6 Biggest Business Mistakes2011
Lunch and LearnBuy Sell Agreements2011
Lunch & LearnTransition Planning2011
Evening Event at Brown & StrezaHow to Avoid the 6 most common Business Mistakes2011
Evening education at Brown & Streza LLPAvoid the Most Common Business Mistakes2011
Entrepreneur and Family Business Services and SolutionsBuy Sell Agreements and Strategic Planning2011
Citizens Business Bank Client SeminarBusiness and Estate Planning Pitfalls2011
Brown & Streza TrainingAdvisor Training regarding Wait and See Buy Sell Agreements2011
Insurance Training PomonaBuy Sell Agreements and Tax Structure for Insurance2010
Insurance Training Pomona CAUnderstanding Liability and Entity Choices2010
Brown & Streza PresentationsLiability Protection for Home Employees2010
Brown & Streza Business StrategyBuy Sell Agreement for the Small Business Owner2010