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I represent clients in real estate, commercial, business, banking, insurance, and construction litigation.  I handle creditor's rights matters.  I form business organizations.  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.

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Litigation: 70%
    26 years
  2. Construction: 10%
  3. Business: 10%
  4. Real Estate: 10%

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($300-350/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

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive198908/24/2016
DCInactive 199107/05/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
The Finest 2015 - AttorneyCrescenta Valley Weekly - The Foothills Community Newspaper2015
Frank Roberts Public Service AwardMontrose-Verdugo City Chamber Of Commerce2008
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of CaliforniaMember1989 - Present
The Federalist SocietyMemberN/A
Christian Legal SocietyMemberN/A
Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
L.A., Int'l & Comp. L.JReducing the United States Trade Imbalance with Japan: Equal Access for United States Securities Dealers1989
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount UniversityLawJD - Juris Doctor1989
University of Southern CaliforniaBusiness AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1986