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Andrew Richard Edward Gale

also known as Andrew Gale

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We Help People Start Up and Professionally Manage Corporations.


Many people hesitate to start up a corporation, 'incorporate', or transition to a corporate entity, because of their perception of all of the corporate processes and paperwork that is required. Often people also have an unclear understanding of thebenefits of incorporating, such as liability protection and potential tax savings which can also cause them to hesitate. 


 As California Corporate Attorneys, first we help our clients to understand the benefits of incorporating a business, then we help them to select the best corporate structure and entity to serve their business needs. 


Only then do we incorporate and aid them in the actual processes of incorporating a business.  Once set up with the right corporate vehicle, we aid in the process of optimally managing their annual corporate records as are required of any corporate entity. We do so based upon establishing a 'best practice' methodology, endeavoring to make these processes not only effective but also as easy as possible to actually get done.


 We Provide People with Legal Advice


Our legal advice is usually aimed at prevention and problem mitigation. We provide legal aid regarding the day to day operation of their companies so they stay out of trouble. 


What willyoudo when you receive one ofthoseletters and want to talk to a lawyer? Will you try to get advice from a corporate lawyer out of the Yellow Pages or an internet search? Or would you prefer to have a relationship with a trusted lawyer who knows you, understands the nature of your business, the challenges it faces and has seen it grow?


Are You an Ideal Client for Incorporation Attorneys?


Our ideal clients are those people who are looking for a long-term relationship with a corporate lawyer who will know them as individuals and understand their particular company's nuances. Our ideal clients do not want to be running around looking for a corporate lawyer to answer a question or provide advice, only when the proverbial muck hits the rotor blade. 


Our ideal clients like to run their businesses as cost effectively as possible. They also like to operate to a best practice business process model.  Our ideal clients like to be prepared with the pieces they need to run a successful business already in place and ready for action immediately when they need them. 


Why Incorporation Attorneys are in the Incorporation Business


How people go about supporting their families and the various ways that they do this, are endlessly fascinating to us. One of our specialties is helping California startup companies, and smaller companies with just a few shareholders, to grow. This tends to make our relationships with our clients very personal.


In our advisory role as corporate attorneys, we get to work with a very diverse range of businesses. Some are local businesses to Orange County, Riverside and Los Angeles California; some are based in other States such as Delaware and Nevada. Some work across the state, and many have business interests nationally or even internationally.


Many are local brick and mortar small businesses such as medical practices; some are virtual internet based businesses. One thing our clients all have in common is that they are usually entrepreneurial in disposition and in their aspirations.


Just this week we had the opportunity to deal with a company that makes custom-made brick for the exterior of houses, a company that imports plush children's toys, a commercial real estate company, a company that owns hotels throughout Los Angeles, and a company that specializes in creating videos for the Internet and Facebook. These are just a few of the hundreds of corporations that we have the good fortune to represent.


People who are starting a business or who are working hard to grow their businesses really are a lot of fun to work with. Legal issues, formalizing business processes and protecting assets can however be significant challenges that all entrepreneurs grudgingly face. Legal issues in particular can feel like very negative aspects of real world business life. Helping our clients avoid legal problems or if necessary helping them to deal with them as effectively as possible, is extremely rewarding for us. 


Helping people start a new business life or assisting a client negotiate the complexities of a business deal can be a pivotal moment to their future security and, if done right, can turn into extremely rewarding ventures. Ultimately, these activities generally involve helping our clients in making and hanging onto a lot of money for themselves and their families.


We Are Not a Quasi-Legal Form Filling Service


We do not aim our services at people who want to start a company as cheaply as possible and be ignored from then on. In our experience, those businesses more often than not are the ones that fail in short order anyway. 


If we were to sum up our business mantra in as short a form as possible it would be: to help serious business people achieve serious success in their lives. Only when that happens is our role as long term relationship corporate attorneys really rewarding. 


Incorporation Attorneys in Orange California


Incorporation Attorneys, is a website for Gale & Vallance, Corporate Attorneys based in Orange, California. This website is geared to providing prospective clients with clear insights into the range of our services and, more importantly, the benefits of maintaining a professionally managed corporation and corporate records assisted by professional Corporate Attorneys.


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Complete a simple contact form at or the contact form here on AVVO for a no obligation consultation to understand the benefits of professional Incorporation Services.


 Address & Contact:


Andrew Gale

Law Offices of Gale and Vallance, APC

1820 West Orangewood Suite 104,

Orange, CA 92868

Office: +1 (714) 634-4838

FAX: +1 (714) 766 8456




Languages spoken: English, Spanish

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Practice areas


  1. Corporate: 100%
    33 years, 700 cases



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  • Jason Richard Burris

    Attorney Andy Gale is a trusted advisor for my family and my business on a broad range of important legal issues. Andy is one of the smartest, hard-working, and effective professionals on my team. He is responsive, accessible, and spends more time listening than speaking. He is the first person I go to for legal issues and for referrals to other key professionals. Andy has helped me, my family and my business plan for the future. His streamlined process is great for new businesses. The maintenance program will keep your corporate records tidy. If Andy does not handle an issue, he'll put you in touch the the right person the very same day. If you are an entrepreneur or a start-up, you need Andy Gale on your team. I have also had the pleasure of interacting with Matt Vallance, and he and Andy make a great pair. The staff at the law firm are terrific also. There are simply not enough words to fully share how exceptional Andy Gale.


    Jason Burris Real estate Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • James Charles Shields

    I endorse this lawyer with no reservation. An extremely talented and well respected attorney in the legal community. Very hardworking and diligent. Consistently achieves superior results. Advice is always practical and on point. I recommend to anyone looking for an attorney who knows the law and truly cares about protecting the rights of clients and achieving the most favorable result possible.I endorse this lawyer.


    James Shields Bankruptcy and debt Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact info

Law Offices of Gale and Vallance

1820 West Orangewood Avenue
Suite #104
Orange, CA, 92868

Corporate Records Program

1820 West Orangewood Avenue
Suite 104
Orange, CA, 92868



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Avvo contributions
Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2015
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Rated ReviewMatindale-Hubbell2014
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2013
Top Attorney - CorporateAVVO2013
Top Contributor Award - CorporateAVVO2013
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2012
Top Contributor Award - CorporateAVVO2012
Client Choice AwardAVVO2012
AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2011
BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2010
BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2009
BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2008
BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2007
BV Distinguished Peer Review RatedMartindale-Hubbell2006
American Jurisprudence Award - CorporationsThompson West Publishing1981
Phi Beta KappaPhi Beta Kappa1979
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
FounderLaw Offices Of Gale & Vallance1987 - Present
Senior Trial AttorneyOrange County District Attorney's Office1982 - 1987
Association namePosition nameDuration
State Bar of California, Corporation SectionAttorney Member2012 - Present
BNI InternationalChapter Mentor2010 - Present
Orange County Bar AssociationAttorney Member1985 - Present
Association of Corporate CounselAttorney Member2009 - 2010
BNI InternationalPresident2009 - 2010
Foundation for Personal Finanacial EducationDirector2009 - 2011
BNI InternationalVice President2008 - 2009
BNI InternationalMembership Committee2007 - 2008
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Incorporation of a Professional PracticeBusiness successfully incorporated
Corporate MergerCorporate merger completed
Shareholder AgreementShareholder agreement drafted
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of California, Hastings College of the LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1982
California State University, Long BeachLiberal ArtsBA - Bachelor of Arts1979
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
WOMBATS BNI100 vets 100 Corporations2012
BNIIs Incorporation Right for Your Business?2011