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Lawyer Referral and Information Service - A Public Service of the Bar Association of San Francisco

The LRIS Business Law Center

Legal Services, Mediation and Communication Strategies Coaching 

Through the Business Law Center you receive solid legal advice and consultation from vetted, insured, reputable attorneys, in all aspects of business law.  

For start-ups and established businesses, 30-minute legal consultations for areas critical to your business are available for just $35. 

Areas include but are not limited to:

  • contracts
  • copyright
  • patent
  • trademark
  • leasing
  • accessibility requirements for persons with disabilities
  • asset management
  • business immigration
  • business litigation
  • collections
  • and more  

Mediation services to resolve disputes between parties, and conflict negotiation and coaching are also available, at costs far less than litigation. 

Certified mediators conduct two-hour business law mediations (plus an additional hour for mediation preparation) for $295 per party.  

One-on-one coaching from our certified mediators to negotiate and resolve disputes without going to mediation is also available at $150/hour.

Request a lawyer or business mediator now

(415) 989-1616 TDD: (415) 782-8985
Monday through Friday
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., PST

Call us at 415-989-1616 Submit a request online Presente una solicitud en linea


Legal Presentations on Issues that Matter to Business

Come to BLC events and presentations and learn more about the law!

“Your Legal Rights” Radio Show 91.7 KALW
Listen to the April 13, 2016 recording of “Updates on ADA Requirements for Small Business

May 26, 2016
San Francisco Small Business Week
"Good Fences Make Good Business: Using contracts to protect small business and personal assets from unforeseen threats"

The goal of this presentation is to help attendees identify weak areas in their business structure to be proactive in protecting business and personal assets. Website policies, use of non-disclosure agreements, terms of sale and use, borrowing and lending, conflict resolution and settlement, outsourcing goods and services, and dealing with creditors and fraud, will also be discussed. View other events planned for SF Small Business Week.

Resources through the San Francisco Office of Small Business

San Francisco’s Business Portal helps you start, manage and grow your business!

Starting a Business in San Francisco: View the calendar of classes. Learn how to register your business, file a fictitious business name, and obtain other permits and licenses.  Also discussed are city programs and resources, including small business loans and tax incentives, that can assist you.