About George & Shields, LLP — California Business Law Firm

The attorneys at George & Shields, LLP provide experienced legal counsel and representation to small, mid-sized, and large businesses throughout California. We are a full-service business law firm, fully equipped to provide legal counsel and advice on business formation, labor and employment, real estate, and construction matters, as well as all types of business litigation. With a reputation for honesty, hard work, and cost-conscious business advice, we work with businesses based in California or with headquarters elsewhere.

General Counsel to Businesses in California and Beyond

Frequently retained as general counsel by California businesses, and as local general counsel by business entities headquartered outside of California, our attorneys can handle the day-to-day legal needs of your company. With an extensive employment and business litigation practice, we practice "preventative law," proactively using our litigation experience to keep our clients out of court. However, when litigation is unavoidable, we have the experience, resources, and tenacity to take your case to trial — and win.

Business Formation

If you need assistance and advice in starting a new business venture in California, our experienced start-up attorneys provide cost-effective legal counsel to help you choose the appropriate business entity to meet your business needs. We will also prepare the necessary business governance documents to protect you and your business.

Our Labor and Employment Lawyers Keep You Out of Court and Focused on Your Business

The labor and employment lawyers at George & Shields, LLP abide by the philosophy that "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure." We advise clients in the creation of employee handbooks and the implementation of policies and procedures to strengthen your relationship with employees and keep you out of court. We also advise and represent clients in the negotiation and enforcement of non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.

Real Estate and Construction Counsel

Utilizing their deep understanding of the real estate and construction industries, our attorneys provide business and general counsel services to construction and real estate companies. We likewise represent real estate and construction companies in court. At George & Shields, LLP, we protect your business, manage your contracts, and help you increase your bottom line.

Customized Litigation Solutions for Your Business

Our team of experienced business litigators represents businesses and their stakeholders in state and federal courts throughout California. We aggressively assert your rights while providing cost-conscious solutions to your litigation needs.

For more information about any of our areas of practice and how we can serve you, contact George & Shields, LLP.

News & Updates

As we’ve discussed before, California’s new “paid sick leave” law takes effect July 1st. The new law contains several traps for unwary employers. In addition to providing paid time off benefits, there are other important requirements: Workpla… Read More
Effective July 1, 2015, under the Healthy Workplaces, Healthy Families Act of 2014; all California employers must provide their California employees with at least three days or 24 hours of paid sick leave per year. COVERED EMPLOYERS AND EMPLOYEES The… Read More
California’s overtime rules are very specific that employers shall be responsible for overtime compensation and define “hours worked” as “the time during which an employee is subject to the control of an employer, and includes all the time th… Read More