We’ve Got Your Back!

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.

  • Business Entity Creation 
  • Employee Agreements 
  • Negotiations 
  • Contracts 
  • DebtorCreditor Issues 
  • Franchise Analysis 
  • License Agreements 
  • Registration and Protection of Trademarks and Copyrights 
  • Protection of Business Secrets 
  • Publicity Rights 
  • Social Media and Disparagement 
  • Business Purchase and Sale Agreements 
  • Asset Protection
  • Estate Planning

A few of our clients

Community Service: Mobile Law Center

Our mission statement includes the word service for a reason. We believe in not only serving our clients, but the communities in which we work and live. That’s why SSLF also provides legal outreach to underserved members of the community. Our Mobile Law Center brings legal services and protection to low income and homebound clients, or those who are simply intimidated by lawyers, the legal system, and/or the cost of legal assistance. Fraud or fraudulent claims happen to all sectors of our society and we believe all deserve representation and protection from the damages that result. For these reasons, SSLF created the Mobile Law Center (, which travels throughout the Central Coast, delivering legal expertise and justice.

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Serving California

With Offices In Los Angeles and Templeton.


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