Lawyers and Mediators CA - Rich, Fuidge, Bordsen, and Galyean

Phone(530)742-7371

Fax (530)742-5982

Legal Services for Yuba County, Sutter County, Marysville, Yuba City, Colusa, Wheatland, Chico and surrounding areas since 1909.

1129 D Street, Marysville CA 95901

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General Services

Family Law

We provide representation to clients to resolve legal issues that arise in family-related situations. We help them understand the legal steps that need to be taken and what they should expect as the case proceeds. Examples of family law issues are: dissolution of marriage (divorce), legal separation, nullity, domestic partnership, adoption, child custody and support, juvenile dependency law, prenuptial, postnuptial and cohabitation agreements, writs and appeals, property division, stepparent adoption, spousal support, post judgment modification, enforcement of court orders, domestic violence restraining orders, paternity, and guardianship for minors.

 

For more information, please visit our Family Law page.

 

Estate Planning/Probate/Trusts

We provide representation to clients to prepare the proper documents to protect their families in case of death or serious injury, to plan for the distribution of wealth in the event of death or serious injury, including estate tax avoidance or minimization, valuation planning, probate avoidance, transfers in trust, trust administration, family business planning, marital deduction planning, generation skipping transfers, and the use of life insurance in estate planning.

 

A few of the instruments we use to facilitate your needs are: Last Will and Testaments, Living and Revocable Trusts, Irrevocable Trusts, Charitable Trusts, Marital Trusts, Special Needs Trusts, Spendthrift Trusts, Health Care Power of Attorney, Powers of Attorney, Estate and Gift Tax Planning, and Estate and Trust Administration.For more information, please visit our Estate Planning and Probate Page.

 

Elder Law/Conservatorships

We provide representation to clients in estate planning, health care, planning for incapacity, the receipt of benefits, incapacity, and elder abuse. For futher information, please visit our Estate Planning and Probate Page.

 

Employment Law

We provide representation to clients regarding a wide range of employment issues, including the following: Employee Rights Wage and Overtime Disputes, Employment Discrimination, Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA) claims, Sexual Harassment, Wrongful Termination, Drafting employment contracts/severance agreements, and review of an existing or proposed employment contract.

 

Transactional/Contract

We provide representation to clients by negotiating, preparing, and analyzing business contracts, partnership agreements, franchise agreements, commercial leases, real property sales and transfers, purchase agreements, and other business agreements and transactions.

 

Landlord/Tenant

We represent clients in negotiating and preparing commercial leases, advising lessors and lessees regarding their legal rights and obligations, litigating disputes that arise under leases, and unlawful detainer/eviction actions.

 

Personal Injury/Wrongful Death/Tort

We provide representation to clients in personal injury claims involving wrongful death and other personal injuries.

 

Business Formation and Corporate Counseling

We provide representation to clients in planning, organization and formation of new business entities. We advise clients regarding operating, maintaining, and following the required legal formalities for entities. We form corporations, limited liability companies, general partnerships, limited partnerships, joint ventures, and other kinds of legal entities. We advise businesses on diverse legal issues including corporate financing and secured lending, protecting and enforcing intellectual property rights, compensation agreements, employment law, government regulation, buy-sell agreements, implementation of employee stock option programs, commercial contracts, real property and equipment leases, commercial leases, business development and the fiduciary obligations of the board of directors and corporate officers.

 

The general area of business and corporate formation, planning and transactions includes the following: Business Formation/Choice of Entity, Corporations, Subchapter S Corporations, Professional Corporations, Nonprofit Corporations, Partnerships (General and Limited), Limited Liability Companies, Limited Liability Partnerships,

Charitable Trusts, Buy-Sell Agreements, Non-competition Agreements, Employment Issues, Employment Agreements, Compensation. Fringe Benefits. Stock Option and other Business Matters.

 

Commercial Litigation/ Insurance Litigation/Collections

We provide representation to clients in commercial and business disputes, including the following: contract disputes, partnership disputes, antitrust litigation, fiduciary breaches, interference with contracts, misuse of confidential information and trade secrets, commercial defamation, unfair competition, employer-employee matters, commercial transactions and contracts, agricultural disputes, environmental, water and land use issues, fraud, unfair competition and other business torts, product liability, information and high technology disputes, distributor and franchise issues, professional liability claims, corporate governance issues, bankruptcy and creditors' rights, real estate, securities, banking, and construction contracts and defects.

 

Real Estate Litigation/Construction Defect

We provide representation to clients in a wide variety of real estate litigation areas: foreclosures, condemnations and eminent domain cases, purchase and sale agreements, non-taxable exchanges, secured financing, environmental assessment, title review and other due diligence items, beneficial ownership claims, brokerage representation lease disputes, judicial partitions, failures to disclose, refusals to perform, construction defects, nuisances, boundary disputes, slander of title, quieting of title, easements, title insurance, escrow funds, lender liability matters, and commission disputes.

 

Land Use and Development

We provide representation to clients in a broad range of land use permitting issues for projects such as the following: subdivision map and entitlement work, construction contracts, water and agricultural issues, development agreements, commercial building matters, wastewater projects, agriculture issues and utility rights-of-way.

 

Municipal Law

We provide representation to municipal clients in drafting code provisions, enforcement of codes, litigation and transactional aspects of the law as it relates to local governmental agencies, including the interpretation and implementation of Federal and State laws as they affect the client and other matters involving local governments. For further information, please visit our Municipal Law page.

 

Alternative Dispute Resolution /Mediation

We provide representation to clients in alternative dispute resolution and mediation. The Court system is not the right solution to resolve some cases or cannot provide the resolution needed due to the limited remedies the court is allowed to impose. Further, settling matters outside the court system can save money due to saved attorney, expert witnesses and other individual's time. For further information, please visit our Mediation Page.

 

Bankruptcy

We provide representation to creditor clients to assist in collecting and preserving the debt owed by the debtor.

 

Criminal

We provide representation in misdemeanor and felony charges.