AV*Preeminent Rated Attorney with more than 22 years of experience

Providing premier legal services with five-star service at reasonable rates

Stephen Stern, Esq. has been practicing law for more than 22 years. He has received numerous accolades for his legal work, including most recently being named an AV*PREEMINENT Lawyer from Martindale-Hubbell-Hubbell. This award is limited to the top percent of lawyers in the United States. The Stern Law if also committed to community service, which was the catalyst for the creation of Mobile Law Center in 2017. It provides legal outreach to unserved and underserved populations throughout California.

Additionally, Stephen is a highly requested speaker on a variety of legal topics and adjunct professor at California Polytechnic University at San Luis Obispo and Cuesta College. He is a member in good standing with the California and Arizona State Bars, Federal Courts, California State Bar’s Intellectual Property organization, San Luis Obispo County Bar Association, Los Angeles County Bar Association, and the National Consumer Law Center.

Areas of practice:

  • Business Transactions (contracts, buy-sell agreements, franchise agreements, purchase agreements,  license agreements, employee agreements, shareholder agreements, shareholder buyouts, asset protection, real estate easements, promissory notes)
  • Business Entity Creation (Limited Liability Company, Corporations, S-Corporations, Sole Proprietorship, Non-Profit Organization)
  • Intellectual Property (copyright registration and protection, trademark registration and protection, federal trademarks, confusingly similar trademarks, trade secrets, privacy and publicity rights, social media and disparagement
  • Estate Planning (wills, trusts, powers of attorney, advanced healthcare directives, probate, pet trust, trustee, successor trustee)
  • Bankruptcy and Debt-Related issues (credit card debt, medical debt, student loan debt, liens, bank account garnishments, chapter 7, chapter 13, discharge your debt, protect the equity in your house)
  • Student Loan Attorney Graduate

Providing Bankruptcy and Business Law Services to California’s Central Coast Since 2003

  • San Miguel
  • Paso Roble
  • Atascadero
  • Cambria
  • Morro Bay
  • Cayucos
  • Los Osos
  • San Luis Obispo
  • Pismo Beach
  • Arroyo Grande
  • Grover Beach
  • Oceano
  • Nipomo
  • Lake Nacimiento
  • Ragged Point
  • Big Sur
  • San Simeon
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Serving California

With Offices In Los Angeles and Templeton.
Martindale-Hubbell PREEMINENT
Martindale-Hubbell Client Champion Platinum
Stephen Stern To Rated Lawyer 2023
Lawyers.com 2023 Award - Stephen Stern
Mobile Law Center Award - The Best of Business
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