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Dixon R. Howell

Corporate and incorporation Attorney at San Jose, CA

5.0   13 reviews

also known as Dixon Ray Howell

  • Licensed for 56 years
    State CA
    Acquired 1967
    Active No misconduct found

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About Dixon

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I am a long-time California and Santa Clara County resident.  Grew up on the Peninsula and attended college at Claremont-McKenna and law school at Boalt Hall.  Initially worked at a large law firm in Los Angeles and then started my own business law practice in San Jose, which grew to 30 lawyers and two offices.  Firm dissolved in 1990 and I thereafter established the Business Law Group, a smaller, more client conscious law firm in San Jose.  We are very experienced lawyers offering the experience and expertise of a large law firm and the responsiveness and efficiency of a start-up.

I have been very active in civic affais with the San Jose-Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce inclulding chairing its board of directors and political action committee.  Also involved in Rotary and the Silicon Valley Capitall Club.

I'm an avid golfer and belong to a golf club on the Monterey Peninsula.



BLG Business Law Group
1800 Hamilton Avenue Suite 240
San Jose, CA, 95125-5635

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Posted by Mark | October 16, 2018
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| Hired Attorney
One of a kind
Amazing help planning our estate. Knowledgeable isn’t enough. He is superb.
Posted by Roger | September 16, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Estate and trust
Both Dixon and David have been supportive and proactive on working toward settleing an estate. They have been very thorough.
Posted by Charisse | September 4, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
A smart and trust worthy straight shooter.
I enjoy working with Dixon. He's always looking out for my better interests and he's very good at sharing his legal advice in terms that I can understand.
Posted by Theresa | August 24, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Always on the job!
Calm, cool, collect, very knowable, very insightful, very professional, always on the job, even when his is on vacation! I interviewed many, many attorneys & law firms before hiring Mr. Howell & the Business Law Group. My situation had a lot of moving parts, bleeding into different areas of the law, corporate, trust, etc. Mr. Howell had precise immediate answers to my questions without having to 'look' anything up. He is very patient & explains things in easy to understand, everyday language. He & his staff are kind & thoughtful. Very quick to return phone calls, answer e-mails, send letters or address any situation or questions that arise. I feel things would have turned out less favorable and much different for me if I didn't have Mr. Howell on my side. His fellow attorneys respect him. There was a definite, noticeable & immediate shift in attitude when he started to represent me. His expertise is worth every single penny & more. I would HIGHLY, HIGHLY recommend Mr. Howell & the Business Law Group.
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Posted by Kelly | August 23, 2017
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| Hired Attorney
Extremely Knowledgeable
The Business Law Group has been handling our corporate legal matters and estate planning for a number of years and have been doing a responsive and competent job and we would recommend The Business Law Group without qualification or reservation to anyone with business legal needs.
Posted by Ewa | June 25, 2015
Highly recommended
I used Dixon's services a few times and each time I was very satisfied with his help. I also have recommended him to my friend and I know she is happy with his services as well.
Posted by James | June 22, 2015
Excellent business attorney
Hi, I am a colleague and a client of Dixon Howell, who I have known for 7 years. Dixon has an excellent reputation in the community as being both insightful and pragmatic, which is why I chose to associate with him personally and professionally, and chose him as my business attorney for my 20 person law firm. Dixon did an excellent job in reviewing and providing input regarding our buy-sell agreement, and I would be happy to use him again. I highly endorse Dixon Howell!
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Posted by Donnie | June 10, 2015
Exceeds our expectations
I have been working with Dixon Howell for the last few years on a variety of business law matters. Dixon has a vast knowledge of law and does a great job of protecting my company. I think one of the things that he does best is inform his clients of what to watch out for and prepare you for things before they happen. To me this is what you want . Someone who is a straight shooter and gives you sound advice. I will continue to use and recommend Dixon.
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Posted by Marlene | June 9, 2015
Contract Review
I have utilized Dixon's Services in reviewing and formulating contracts for my business. Dixon is knowledgeable, easy to work with and trustworthy.
Posted by Reggie | June 3, 2015
Previous Client
I have used Dixon services in the past and have been very satisfied with the outcome. My friends and clients ask if I know of a good attorney and I don't hesitate to recommended Dixon.
Posted by Elaine | June 3, 2015
Financial Advisor
Having Dixon Howell as part of my professional network has been very beneficial. His expertise has assisted several of my clients. I enjoy working with Dixon and I'm confident he will take good care of my clients.
Posted by Susan | June 2, 2015
Incorporation,Contract Law or Meaningful Advice Dixon Howell is THE Right Choice
Our firm has been using Dixon Howell’s law firm for all our agreements. Dixon is a good contract lawyer and they are just hard to find. I was particularly impressed with his ability to point out potential pitfalls and areas of risk – this much-needed feedback helped us shore up the risk on mission critical contracts. We have been using Dixon Howell’s Firm for all our legal agreements and contracts, and we will be using them moving forward. Dixon also provided advice on a civil dispute. He was a great asset to us during the early stages of this dispute, thanks to his words of advice, he gave us sanity to navigate the process and set our expectations until an insurance appointed attorney was assigned. If you are currently looking for a business law attorney, I recommend you contact Dixon Howell.
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Posted by Randy | June 2, 2015
Money in the Bank
With Dixon's advice, recommendations, and implementation. He has saved both myself (and friends that have recommended) money in current and possible future litigation. He has helped in the setting up of S-Corporations, LLC's, employee manuals and buy sell agreements. His office is inviting and I felt he listened to my concerns and help me to understand how to minimize my exposure. With his help I feel i have more "Money in the Bank".
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  • Hourly Rates $ 350-450 per hour
Payment methods
Cash, Check


AVVO RATING 8.8 (Excellent)

Work Experience

  • Partner
  • Business Law Group
  • 1968 - Present


  • University of California, Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law)
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1967
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1964
  • Claremont McKenna College
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1964

Sample of Legal Cases

  • Business Purchases
  • Very favorable purchase terms
  • Business Sales
  • Very favorable sales terms


  • Santa Clara County Estate Planning Council
  • Member
  • 1978 - Present
  • State Bar of California
  • Member
  • 1970 - Present
  • Santa Clara County Bar Association
  • Member
  • 1970 - Present
  • U.C. Berkeley (Boalt Hall School of Law) Alumni Association
  • Member
  • 1970 - Present
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Languages Spoken

  • English

Honors and Awards

  • AV Preeminent 5.0 out of 5 Peer Review Rated
  • Martindale Hubbell
  • 2017


  • San Jose Business Magazine
  • Selling A Business
  • 2000
  • Journal of Taxation
  • Taxation of Intangible Assets
  • 1970

Speaking Engagements

  • Network Today Forum
  • Choice of Business Entity
  • 2013

Attorney endorsements

Received (6)
Given (9)
Endorse Dixon
Business Attorney | Sep 29
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dixon has the unique ability to add a human touch to an area of law that often-times is "all business." Whether it is the restructuring of your business or taking the steps needed to sell your business, Dixon will ensure you are always given that personal attention you (and your business) deserve."
Business Attorney | Sep 14
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"Dixon is an extremely experienced and capable business law attorney who I am happy to endorse."
Business Attorney | Sep 06
Relationship: Co-worker
"Dixon is a very experienced, knowledgeable, and astute business and estate planning attorney. He’s seen it all. You can count on him to deliver advice that is practical and reliable. Highly recommended."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Sep 05
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I highly endorse Dixon Howell of the Business Law Group. I've known Dixon for nearly ten years, both as a colleague and as a client of his. Dixon is experienced, insightful, pragmatic, responsive and goal-oriented. I'm glad he assisted in my business."
Corporate and incorporation Attorney | Sep 23
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer."
Business Attorney | Jun 18
Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community
"I endorse this lawyer. He is very professional and experienced"
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San Jose Corporate and incorporation Lawyer Dixon R. Howell
Dixon R. Howell
Corporate and incorporation Attorney
San Jose, CA
Licensed for 56 years