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Posted by a client, Flag
Andy is an incredibly helpful attorney. Really explains situations so a person unfamiliar with legal jargon can understand. Very thorough with his answers while talking you through situations. He covers all points of importance and helps to come up with solutions to your legal issues. He’s really easy to talk to and work with. Highly suggest working with him.
Posted by R. R., a Business client, Flag
If you want a great personal experience coupled with a great professional experience, SEE ANDY!
One of my best friends, Steve, has been with him for years and recommend him to me readily when I needed help.
At my first encounter, he answered my convoluted questions directly to the point (it was not what I wanted to hear, but it was the truth! Gulp!)
I'm a fairly good judge of character and he had my vote from the first few minutes of our consultation.
He laid it out simply and spoke English, my native language! So there was no need for "translation" from "legalize" that I've heard from others.
Folks, if you want to get it right the FIRST TIME, talk to Andy!
Posted by Alissa, Flag
Andy was referred to me through the Chapman University entrepreneurship incubator program. Though I graduated from Chapman two years ago, I re-joined the incubator program and am involved as an alumni based out of NYC, where I live and where I am starting my business. I decided to get involved again because I knew that through Chapman, I'd get introductions to great resources, and in particular was seeking legal advice for early stage startup structure.
Andy offered much more than just legal advice. He listened to my needs, identified areas of my business model that needed to most attention/focus, and helped me create a list of immediate next steps/action items from a lean startup approach. I thought that I'd only get about 15-30 min of Andy's time, but we spent an hour on the phone together, during which I had Andy's undivided attention. I expected that the conversation would be pretty baseline, just covering my needs from a legal perspective (filing as a business, contracts, etc) but instead, Andy took the time to dive deep: to understand my business model, resources and any pain points where he could help. He provided insightful advice coming not only from a legal standpoint, but with an extremely acute business awareness and with my available resources and necessity for a lean approach in mind. His experience with early stage startups is evident, and his advice is on-point and helpful. I've had so much advice thrown my way from other entrepreneurs, angel investors, friends with accounting or finance backgrounds etc etc... talking with Andy cut through the noise and identified a clear road that is right for my needs, for my business.
I left the call feeling like I had not only a lawyer whose services I could use to draft contracts at various stages of my business, but a mentor/partner who really cared about watching my business grow and had the legal/business insight to advise me as I took the next steps in making it a reality.
I will 100% be using Andy's services as I move forward in establishing and growing my business, and I would 100% recommend Andy, whether you are in Orange Country or across the country.
Posted by Kate, a Business client, Flag
Andy is an active mentor at Chapman University 's Student Incubator, where I had a consultation with him as one of incubator teams. There is NOT many busy professionals out there who would spend their precious time mentoring people without receiving any benefits, and Andy is one of them. The fact that he voluntarily offers his time and expertise to student entrepreneurs at no cost shows how kind of a person he is.
If I were to describe Andy in three words, it would be warm, wise, and caring. I came to see him expecting to receive consultation regarding company registration for at most 30 minutes. It turned out to be 1 hour 15 minutes as he not only gave complete answers to all of my questions on legal issues, but also listened to my start-up stories, asked great questions that I have never thought of, and suggested valuable ideas, such as how to differentiate my company from the competition, how and why I should protect my intellectual property even in the early stage of the business, how to go beyond customers' expectations and provide top-notch services, etc. Andy is not just a lawyer; he is very knowledgeable in business matters too.
I believe the most important traits of a good lawyer are willing to listen to his clients, see clients' problems as his own and make an all-out effort to solve them. Andy has it all. He is a comfortable person to be with, the one you can trust. I'm glad I met him, and I'm sure you will be too.
Posted by Kayla, Flag
I worked with Andy through the Incubator Program at Chapman and could not have asked for a better Lawyer to meet with. I have a start-up company and really know nothing about legal advice when starting a business. Not only did andy make me feel comfortable and was easy to talk to but he really pushed me towards the right direction for my company. He was very informative when answering my many questions and explained things in an understanding way. Not only did Andy help with law advice but also introduced me to a client of his that he felt would benefit me. I could not thank him enough and recommend him to anybody seeking law advice!
Posted by Ofir, a Business client, Flag
I met Andy through the Chapman University incubator about 6 months ago, where he volunteers to meet with student and alumni teams for start-up companies and advises us on how to legally operate as a business. I've met with probably 5 or 6 other lawyers both through the incubator and through my own connections and Andy is by far the best. I'm not talking about how much better of a lawyer he is in comparison, but how much easier he is to work with. Most of the lawyers I've spoken to have treated me like a child, not expecting me to know the first thing about law and clearly attempting to take advantage of that misconception. When I first met with Andy, he told me that he was a lawyer, and I immediately had a defensive mechanism kick in from the start due to my previous arrangements with lawyers. Throughout the meeting, I was quickly able to not only relax, but feel extremely comfortable speaking to Andy. He was the first lawyer who ACTUALLY listened to me, waited until I was done speaking, and treated me almost as an equal when holding a conversation! He was able to give me invaluable advice, and not only that, but seeing that I was just a student at the time, offered to help me out for just "a cup of coffee." That alone was amazing to me because that was his way of saying, "let's meet up and talk even more, and I'll help you out right after." When we finally met for coffee, he could only spare about half an hour before his next meeting, but never even asked for the coffee. Even though I did not manage to purchase the drink, he still offered me advice AND sent a letter to a company I was attempting to get in contact with for business, as our attorney. You can all be sure that the next time we meet, I'll be buying a lot more than just coffee.
I can't thank him enough yet, and I look forward to working with him in the future, as business professionals. He is the one lawyer that I am looking forward to paying for his future services. Do yourselves a favor and visit Incorporation Attorneys California to learn more about Andrew Gale.
Posted by Gary, Flag
My wife and I met with Andy relative to the closing and/or potential sale of our small business. As many outstanding debts existed, we were looking for advice on protecting our personal assets, best options, and how to proceed in either case. Our business experience is limited, so we were looking for someone who understood our situation and legal options. Andy was quick to get the picture and he gave us straight advice on our best option (selling ASAP) and how to take the next steps. He was easy to talk to, and we will certainly use him for any future business issues that he can help us with.
Posted by Jack, a Partnership client, Flag
I spoke with Andy while I was in the start up phase of our business. I expected to get about a 15 minute call and some intimidation, or at least some downward eyes at us being so green to the game. I couldn't have been more wrong. I had to leave the call after an hour and 15 mintues to get back to work, because Andy kept on listening and offering advice. I had never met or spoken with this man before, but he truly wanted to know our business, and truly wanted to see how he could help. He offered advice way outside for what we started off asking for (though he answered all of our questions above and beyond our expectations). He referred us to bankers, guided and advised us on entity start up, listened to our business model and offered feedback and all the while was so inviting; and this all without any charge. I would excitedly hire Andy for any future legal work we have; not because we're strapped for people to talk to, but he was a person who happened to be a lawyer. He gave us very clear costs for his services, expectations, availabilities and outlines, and there was nothing gray or mirky about talking with him. He cleared up our concerns very quickly and guided us to save heaps of money; a feature I'm sure isn't really rampent in the legal world.
Thank you so much, Andy; we'll certainly be back.
Posted by Jesse, a Business client, Flag
My startup team met with Andrew Gale for product related advice. His information was invaluable and pointed us in the direction of liability insurance and a better market research approach.
Posted by Christina, a Corporate client, Flag
My startup had Andy advise us on our company. He helped us more than we expected. We had many questions about the liability issues with our product and he answered them all! He put us in contact with someone who works in liability! He was very helpful and a pleasure to work with! Definitely someone you want in your circle.
Posted by Neda, a Corporate client, Flag
Andy Gale is a great lawyer who offers his clients top-notch legal services with a personable touch. Andy practices with integrity, intelligence, and professionalism. I do not hesitate to send my clients to Andy Gale.
Posted by Chris, a Partnership client, Flag
I met with Mr. Gale to discuss legal questions for my startup. Mr. Gale not only thoroughly answered my questions, but also created a great deal of value by discussing strategic decisions for key areas of my business. If you have legal questions regarding term sheets, incorporation, monetization and more, I would highly recommend Mr. Gale and his firm. I had a worthwhile and friendly experience and I will definitely be in touch with his firm in the future.
Posted by Adam, a Corporate client, Flag
Andy provided great legal advice and simplified a difficult business situation for me. He was extremely thoughtful and helped me determine which situations would be appropriate to use an attorney moving forward with my software startup. I would definitely recommend his services to anyone looking for a good incorporating attorney.
Posted by Anthony, a Corporate client, Flag
Andrew met with me in order to discuss with me and advise me on some complicated elements of how my private Hypnotherapy practice has been created and how to properly proceed in regards to incorporating my business. Andrew was very attentive and professionally intuitive in all his responses and advise. He was very easy to speak with and super approachable in regards to my limited understanding and questions of the process of incorporating my business. I look forward to working with him more in the future and I feel very confident in all the instructions he gave me and moving forward employing his services.
Posted by Lisa, a Business client, Flag
Professional, conscientious, friendly, honest. I went to Mr. Gale with a contract issue. He returned my call promptly, reviewed the contract, explained in detail what was involved and instilled confidence. I would not hesitate to go to him for any future issues.
Posted by Robert, a Trademark Application client, Flag
Andrew was very friendly, and gave honest advice that was best for our business. Highly recommended.
Posted by Sarah, Flag
Andy Gale has a great real-world approach to his practice. He is easily reached, friendly, and generous with his time and knowledge. His advice helps create a clear path for attaining your end goal and offers referrals to other professional services if he sees the need. As a small business owner and budding entrepreneur, I highly recommend Andy to anyone who has wants to make their idea a reality!
Posted by Brian, a Corporate client, Flag
I originally used Andy from Corporate Records Program as my business attorney when I was working to establish my professional accounting firm. His service and expertise are excellent and after having such a positive personal experience, I now refer my own professional clients to him. I am always confident that anyone I send his way will be given the best guidance and advice. Andy is a thorough professional and I think it speaks volumes that I trust him enough to refer my own clients to him.
Posted by Cecil Howell, a Administrative Law client, Flag
Personable, knowledgeable and genuine...are not traits often associated with lawyers, but exactly what my experience was with Andy Gale. He provided me with valuable insight and for the areas that he was not familiar with, he knew exactly who to approach and made the connection. Highly reccommed Andy Gale.
Posted by Kim, a Corporate client, Flag
Andy, sat down with me at a moments notice. He listened attentively to my issues regarding my new corporation. He was able to answer all of my questions and further more assist me in updating all of my corporate records for a fair price.
Posted by Tim, a Business client, Flag
Andy Gale was recommended to us by a partner company we work closely with. For us Andy has been invaluable in helping us set up the right business entity for our small business in Orange County California.
Andy has also been extremely willing to take ad-hock phone calls from us as we have had odd questions over various legal processes as we have grown. We would be very happy to recommend him to any business that needs a good lawyer who is generally available, knowledgeable and affordable.
Posted by Gilberto Herrera, a Employment client, Flag
Andy came as a referral made to me by a retired Orange County Superior Judge. Andy’s knowledge of the law was very impressive. But what was more impressive was the way in which he helped me. Andy really showed an interest in my situation. He took time to listen to and understand my situation. That was very comforting.
Posted by Sylvaine, a Business client, Flag
Andy is an excellent attorney. We have been using his services for over 6 years.
We recently used his services for corporation issues. He made us feel extremely comfortable during the entire process.He worked very hard on our behalf and we are very pleased with the outcome.
I am happy to recommend his services to anybody looking for someone in his fields.
Posted by Valerie, a Business client, Flag
Andy Gale is the one that I automatically think of when I hear the words â€œtrusted adviserâ€. I have hired Andy to assist me with my business ventures. Each time Andy has assisted me, he has risen above and beyond my expectations. His in-depth knowledge, great business sense and integrity are what bring him to the top of his field. He even took the time to review some documents for me over a holiday weekend. I highly recommend Andy Gale for use as a corporate and small business attorney.
Posted by Mike, a Business client, Flag
I have recently decided to start my own business and, having never done this before I have found certain aspects of the process to be rather daunting. Working with Andrew has been informative and easy. His experience in the process has made it easy for me to concentrate on other aspects of my upcoming venture. I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone seeking honest and practical legal consultation.
Posted by a Corporate client, Flag
Explained everything to me in a clear and useful manner. Courteous staff made me feel like family.