The Stern Law Firm provides comprehensive business law services, serving as your personal and business general counsel

From contracts to trademarks, and entity formation to buy-sell agreements

The launch and evolution of a small business takes tremendous grit, vision, timing, and luck to succeed. It takes even more to sustain it. Businesses need strategic planning to minimize liability, iron-clad contracts to minimize disputes, and protection of intellectual property rights and licensing agreements.

At Stephen Stern Law Firm, we specialize in helping businesses protect themselves. We represent our clients as if they were family and businesses as if they were our own. Whether it’s a sole proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, corporation or a non-profit organization, we have your legal back.

SSLF has more than 20 years of legal experience, licensed in California, Arizona and Federal Courts. Stephen and his team have helped countless entrepreneurs launch their dreams, and helped small family businesses strategically evolve. While each business is unique in terms of its services or goods, culture and business model, all require sound legal guidance to weather storms and maximize growth opportunities.

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

Business Transactional

* Contracts
* Buy-Sell Agreements
* Franchise Agreements
* Purchase Agreements
* Shareholder Agreements
* Shareholder Purchase Agreements
* Shareholder Buyouts
* License Agreements
* Employee Agreements
* Asset Protection
* Real Estate Easements
* Promissory Notes


* Limited Liability Company
* Corporations
* S-Corporations
* Sole Proprietorship
* Non-Profit Organization

A few of our clients

Providing 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.
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