Providing Effective Solutions for Southern California Individuals and Businesses
The law office of Rounds & Sutter, provides sound legal advice and effective representation in the legal areas of business, real estate, employment, bankruptcy and debt relief immigration, family, personal injury and criminal defense. Whatever your needs, we provide you with the information you need to make the best decision in your given circumstances.
We maintain an active transactional and litigation practice for Southern California businesses, assisting companies from entity formation through the life of their business. We negotiate, draft and review agreements related to property transactions, transportation and shipping issues, and all business-related matters. Our business law attorneys also handle all manner of commercial litigation from breach of contract and business torts to collections and enforcement of judgments.
Real Estate Law
We assist buyers and sellers of real estate in the full range of real property transactions and every aspect of real estate law, from purchase and sale agreements to contract negotiation and lease renegotiation, as well as litigation and other forms of dispute resolution to resolve broker disputes and landlord-tenant matters.
If you have been a victim of workplace misconducts such as work discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful terminated, or told that you are exempt from overtime but you are not sure, or other disputes, we are here to help. There is no place for unlawful discriminatory treatment in the workplace and we are here to help you through this serious time.
A sudden job loss, an extended illness or serious injury can hit you doubly hard by increasing your expenses while decreasing your income. You may have been sold a home you couldn’t afford, or become overextended on credit that was given too freely. Whatever the reason for your financial straits, bankruptcy protection provides immediate and lasting relief from the pressure and harassment of creditors and bill collectors. We help individuals, families and small business owners restructure or discharge their debt through the appropriate bankruptcy proceeding, including Chapter 7, Chapter 11 and Chapter 13.
We can also provide assistance with any of the following matters:
Family Law– Are you attempting to make decisions about shared parenting or seeking child support? Are you and your partner not working out? We have help our clients with child custody, visitation, child support, spousal support, restraining orders, paternity, move-away cases.
Immigration – Through family-based immigration, we can help bring families together and create new families through fiancé(e) visas, international adoptions, and parent, spousal, child and sibling-based petitions. Employment-based immigration helps everyone from skilled and unskilled workers to professors, professionals and workers of extraordinary ability obtain immigrant visas to live and work in the U.S. We can help you get your green card, work toward citizenship and naturalization, or defend against deportation and removal proceedings.
Personal Injury – If you have been injured in a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall or suffered other personal injury due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, we can help you recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering and more.
Estate Planning – The right combination of wills and trusts can help ensure that you are well-taken care of during your lifetime and that your estate is distributed in accordance with your wishes after you are gone. Our estate planning attorneys are sensitive to taxation matters and work to avoid or lessen probate to the extent possible so that your estate administration is handled efficiently and cost-effectively.
Criminal Defense – If you have been charged with a crime, from misdemeanor DUI to felony murder, you need strong, effective representation from the moment of arrest and at every stage of the proceeding. Talk to an attorney before you talk to the police to maximize your chances for success. We provide skilled and knowledgeable representation to get you the best outcome possible in your criminal matter, whether it is a dismissal or reduction of charges, an acquittal or not guilty verdict, or probation or other alternative sentencing that minimizes the impact a criminal conviction can have on your life.
Helping California Individuals and Companies with their Personal and Business Legal Needs
For personal attention and professional assistance in any of the above areas, please contact Rounds & Sutter for a free initial consultation with one of our attorneys at our offices in Ventura, Santa Barbara, Westlake Village and San Clemente. We look forward to hearing from you.