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Vadim R. Alden

Business Attorney at San Francisco, CA

5.0   3 reviews
  • Licensed for 19 years
    State CA
    Acquired 2004
    Active No misconduct found

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About Vadim

Learn Vadim’s areas of practice.

Vadim Alden is an experienced attorney who represents small and large businesses, start-ups, and individuals in business and employment law.  Vadim’s corporate and business practice includes advising clients about business entities and start-up formation, drafting and negotiating employment contracts, commercial real estate leases, and working on a large number of acquisitions and related financings. 


Vadim also serves as general counsel to several established and emerging companies in the Bay Area.  For these companies, Vadim provides legal counsel in the areas of business entity formation and maintenance, executive compensation agreements, employee handbooks and policy guidelines, intellectual property, risk management, as well as general business and operational advice.


In addition to corporate work, Vadim has broad-based litigation experience, successfully representing clients in all phases of litigation, including through arbitration and trial.  Vadim represents clients in commercial disputes and employment matters.


Before founding Alden Law PC, Vadim worked at both large and mid-size law firms in the San Francisco Bay Area, representing foreign and domestic clients in corporate, employment, products liability, and regulatory compliance matters in California and other U.S. states and territories.


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Vadim Alden Esq.


Alden Law PC
One Sansome Street
Suite 3500
San Francisco, CA, 94104

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Posted by anonymous | February 7, 2014
Great Advice and Dependable Service
I hired Mr. Alden's office to assist me with a purchase and startup of a new dental practice in the East Bay. This was my first major business venture, so I relied heavily on Mr. Alden's guidance and advice. From the beginning, he was very responsive, answered my questions, gave suggestions, and provided me with alternatives and options for things I did not even know to consider. He has prior litigation experience, which I found very helpful in considering possible liability issues with employment and business matters. He handled everything from forming the business, to managing lease, contractor, architect, and bank contracts; he helped me with insurance forms, employment agreements, and all the necessary state and federal filings. The icing on the cake was that he did not nickel and dime me for phone calls, emails, or other seemingly "simple" questions I was asking him. I highly recommend him to anyone starting a dental practice or any business from scratch, or purchasing an existing one.
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Posted by Ralph | March 29, 2011
A worthy member of legal profession
Vadim came very highly recommended, and I decided to retain him as my lawyer when I needed one. I am glad I did. He is competent and understanding. Returned all my calls almost immediately. Kept me informed every step. A very competent lawyer.
Posted by S.P., San Francisco, CA | March 29, 2011
Dependable & Responsive
Mr. Alden has assisted me in a variety of legal matters. I have always been pleased with not only the quality of his work product, but also with his general approach to the practice of law, his commitment to doing the right thing, and the results he achieved on my behalf.


  • Free Consultation 30 minutes
Payment methods
Cash, Check, Credit Card


AVVO RATING 9.3 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Attorney
  • Carroll, Burdick & McDonough, LLP
  • 2007 - 2010
  • Attorney
  • Sedgwick Detert Moran & Arnold
  • 2006 - 2007
  • Attorney
  • Bowman & Brooke, LLP
  • 2004 - 2006
  • Law Clerk
  • Rankin, Landsness, Lahde, Serverian & Stock
  • 2002 - 2003
  • Volunteer Law Clerk
  • East San Jose Community Law Center
  • 2002 - 2004
  • Law Clerk
  • Los Angeles City Attorneys Office
  • 2002 - 2002
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  • Santa Clara Univ SOL
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 2004
  • Claremont McKenna Coll
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 2001

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Marroquin v. Ford


  • Bar Association of San Francisco
  • N/A
  • Contra Costa County Bar Association
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Russian

Honors and Awards

  • 2014 Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2014
  • 2013 Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2013
  • 2012 Rising Star
  • Northern California Super Lawyers
  • 2012


  • San Francisco Daily Journal
  • Firms That Adapt to Clients' Changing Needs Will Weather the Storm
  • 2009

Speaking Engagements

  • MyLawCLE Employment Law Seminar
  • Employment Law: From Hiring to Separation
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (12)
Given (7)
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Business Attorney | Mar 17
Relationship: Co-worker
"Vadim is a smart and hard working attorney."
Contracts and agreements Attorney | Nov 02
Relationship: Co-worker
"Vadim and I worked together at a prior law firm. He is very intelligent, spots the important issues quickly, and zeroes in on what needs to be done."
Litigation Attorney | May 02
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I've had the opportunity to work with a couple of mutual clients that Vadim Alden and I shared. Vadim is a responsive, knowledgeable and experienced litigator. I highly recommend Vadim because know I can refer clients to him with confidence that the client will be well-served in business and litigation matters."
Business Attorney | Apr 03
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vadim is an exceptional business attorney. He has an unusually sharp ability to focus on what matters the most in a case - this results in great efficiency, and excellent results for value. Highly recommended."
Business Attorney | Feb 13
Relationship: Friend
"Vadim is an excellent attorney. He has very impressive academic credentials. He has also worked successfully in mid- and large-sized law firms. Now running his own law firm, Vadim continues to provide top-notch service to his clients--in many different areas. You will find him intelligent and personable. For these reasons, I would hire Vadim myself."
Litigation Attorney | Feb 08
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vadim always puts the client's needs first. As a seasoned lawyer, he has worked on a wide variety of matters, and therefore can quickly determine a course of action that will actually solve the dispute, as opposed to unnecessarily increase legal bills. His professional demeanor is impeccable and I wholehartedly recommend him."
Business Attorney | Jan 30
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"Vadim is an excellent and experienced attorney with expertise in a broad range of transactional and litigation matters. I would, and do, unhesitatingly recommend him to those seeking good counsel."
Business Attorney | Jul 04
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I have known Mr. Alden for several years and worked with him in an employment and business legal matter. He is diligent, attentive and highly analytical. He is a reliable, trust-worthy, and hard-working attorney who brings practical solutions to complex legal matters. It was a pleasure working with him and I look forward to working with him again in the future. I highly recommend him."
Litigation Attorney | Jun 30
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vadim is a very knowledgeable and personable attorney. He is easy to work with and know for a fact that client communications is a priority for him. Vadim is a reasonable person and will work to quickly and efficiently resolve whatever legal issue his client is facing. I strongly encourage any would-be client to give Vadim a call. -Trevor"
Litigation Attorney | Mar 25
Relationship: Worked together on matter
"I went to law school with Vadim and we started our careers together at the same firm. I have known him to be particularly driven and motivated as a lawyer, as well as one who doesn't settled for what's "in the can" when he sees an opportunity to expand and improve on whatever issue he is facing. He maintains credible relationships with co- and opposing counsel such that communicating and negotiating with him at arms-length is valued, appreciated and makes a difference for his clients. He focuses on the task at hand but is not short-sighted, he thinks down the line and big picture. He is a very fine attorney and advocate."
General practice Attorney | Mar 22
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Mr. Alden is a hard-working, honest person and attorney. He has broad based experience and in-depth knowledge of litigation, both big and small, and he has also obtained excellent results for his clients in transactional matters. His ability to effectively communicate complex ideas and strategies is a real strength. Moreover, while he is easy to get along with and work with, he is able to effectively put on his advocate hat when that is required. In addition, his business savvy is an incredible asset to his clients, particularly his small business clients. In short, I would trust Mr. Alden with my most complex matters, be they contentious litigation or complicated transactions, without hesitation."
Business Attorney | Mar 19
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Vadim is a very intelligent and capable lawyer who understands that being counsel to small businesses involves more than providing "legal advice" - it requires being genuinely interested in, and getting to really know, the client's business. This then enables Vadim to go beyond simply providing the legally correct "answer" and instead providing sound and practical advice that the client can actually use. Vadim excels in this regard."
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