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I am a business person who happens to be an attorney. My busienss experience extends beyond the practice of law.


 


I am able to use my business experience to help my clients make legal and business decisions.  I enjoy business strategy and planning and find that my approach is quite different but very effective.  I work with my client sto grow their business after we have identified short and long term goals.  


 


My prior business experience includes  five years as founding employee of a technology start-up,  a coffee shop, development and applications for patents, a smog shop and other retail endeavors. 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.   

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Practice areas

Licensed

  1. Business: 60%
    16 years
  2. M & A: 30%
    16 years
  3. Real Estate: 10%
    16 years

Payment

Fees:

Hourly ($400-440/hour), Fixed (sometimes)

Payment types:

Check, Credit card

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  • Demosthenis Zeppos

    I represented a client that was purchasing a corporation from a client represented by Beth on a delicate business transaction that had both tax and interpersonal challenges that had to be overcome by our mutual clients. I found Beth to be a tough negotiator, but fair and knowledgeable in structuring the corporate transaction. From thereon, we have referred clients to each other for when we were conflicted out, and in each instance, her expertise and professionalism were exemplary. Even better was her ability to handle clients and communicate in an effective and straight-forward manner in each instance.

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Contact info

Zeppos Rautiola, LLP

300 Spectrum Center Drive
Suite 1550
Irvine, CA, 92618

Resume

License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
CAActive200008/24/2016
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Super LawyerLA Magazine2016
Rising Star - Top Young LawyersSuper Lawyers Magazine2014
Women in Business NomineeOrange County Business Journal2013
Client's ChoiceAvvo2012
Rising StarSuper Lawyers2012
Top Young Lawyer Rising StarSouthern California Super Lawyers2011
Star Among StarsJunior League of Orange County California2010
Southern California Super Lawyer -Rising Star - Top Young LawyerLos Angeles Magazine2010
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
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
ProVisorsMember/Executive Committee2012 - Present
American Bar AssociationMember2012 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember - Business Law Section2005 - Present
State Bar of CaliforniaMember2000 - Present
Goldman Saks 10KSBAlumni2016 - 2016
ProVisorsHost/ Member2012 - 2013
Universtiy of California, Irvine School of LawMentor2011 - 2012
JCC Merage Community CenterMember2011 - 2013
National Association Of Women Business OwnersMember2009 - 2012
Junior LeagueActive Member2004 - 2011
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Major APA TransactionComprehensive negotiations and drafting for definitive terms and Employment Agreement for Seller
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
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Publications
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 - Estate Planning for ProfessionalsRe-Capitialize your Business Chapter Author - Textbook Co-Contributor2009
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
Goldman Saks 10KSBSmall BusinessCertificate of Entrepreneurship2016
McGeorge School of Law, University of the PacificLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
California State University, ChicoPublic LawBA1996
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
10KSBBusiness Growth2016
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